Few individuals make impressions that seem to last a lifetime. One journalism major onto the end of his journey to getting his degree is Spenser Judd. As an Oxnard native, he expands on his progression thus far.
In an interview with Judd, I sought to understand the stylistic differences from growing up in Southern California to becoming a student on the Central Coast.
“In high school, I wore shorts almost everyday. The normal get-up, skate/surf tees, up until I began going to punk shows and wearing the clothing sold there,” Judd reminisces. Now the lead singer and guitarist for local band Vibe Out, Judd has undoubtedly elevated his design.
During his sophomore year of college, Spenser Judd applied to the radio station and began his experience as a DJ usually playing psychedelic surf rock or other exotic foreign bands. In terms of style, Judd explains, “mainly contemporary psych rock artists have influenced my fashion, as well as being in the Oxnard punk scene and finding differences from mainstream culture.”
I was fortunate enough to tag along with Spenser Judd to a show at the Madonna Inn seeing Beach House, a dream pop group with shoegaze tones. For those unfamiliar with the music, it is a far stagger from punk. In understanding more music, and absorbing a variety of performances Judd seeks to widen his horizons in delivering shows to audiences as well.
Spenser Judd also diverges from his tradition rock roots, and makes hip hop quite frequently. With a set at Music Production Union’s (MPU) Operation Drip Drop, Judd delivered an upbeat and dynamic set with a range of sounds. Working closely with other members within the Cal Poly club, Judd has opened up the possibility of greater amount of collaborations.
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Info on Beach House: http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com