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Life is a series of moments,<br />

touchstones, and memories.<br />

We record these in our<br />

mind, in photographs,<br />

stories, music and artwork.<br />

Everything creative that we<br />

put out into the world is a<br />

celebration of life, its<br />

dynamics, and growth.<br />

<strong>SUR</strong> is platform to share<br />

these experiences and<br />

creations.<br />

+ California based and inspired<br />

+ Issue 1 | wish you could’ve been there<br />

Contributors:<br />

Caitlin Dinunzio<br />

Kira Weiner<br />

Evan Burkin<br />

Daniella Islas<br />

Editor:<br />

Daniella Islas


+ Downtown LA at dusk<br />

Gilded<br />

By Caitlin Dinunzio<br />

I speak Catholic.<br />

A boy of backward army boots.<br />

Fish-hooked smiles before<br />

a stoned-statued kiss.<br />

Mom and popped stores<br />

have rolling-pinned glass eyes.<br />

Color-coded contradictions—<br />

We were Two,<br />

Blue for me.


Agave Blend<br />

By Evan Burkin<br />

Barlight tangos<br />

bathe the street<br />

in incandescent halos<br />

A prophecy<br />

of tangerine prose<br />

A promise<br />

for the tequila<br />

dry soul<br />

Still so thirsty<br />

In the scalloped sands<br />

wither their smiles<br />

to grasp the bottle<br />

Such a light rapture<br />

They dance<br />

in the sea's green shade.<br />

+ Saint & Second, Long Beach CA


+ MOCA, Los Angeles | pc: Kira Weiner


+ MOCA | pc: Kira Weiner


Study in Blue<br />

By Caitlin Dinunzio<br />

Clipped crow feathers,<br />

frizzled halo—<br />

She’s a calico cat chasing<br />

a red herring in drag.<br />

With red crescent-caressed cigarettes,<br />

She smoked out her purity.<br />

Skin drying on the clothesline,<br />

The dirty lemon-dropped virgin.<br />

+ The Otheroom, Venice CA


+ Laguna Beach, CA


Let's take a breather<br />

To When I (saw you)<br />

By Daniella Islas<br />

rewind<br />

to when I wrapped my arms around your<br />

neck<br />

felt the warmth of your face<br />

against mine<br />

I could only look into your eyes<br />

for a second, before they'd<br />

break my heart on your shoulder<br />

I could have held you for a lifetime<br />

and I should've


+ Frontman Van McCann<br />

performs Hourglass to<br />

Hollywood crowd<br />

Catfish and the<br />

Bottlemen @ Masonic<br />

Lodge Hollywood<br />

Forever<br />

The intimate LA gig sold<br />

out in five minutes. It<br />

was the only west coast<br />

show following their east<br />

coast and UK tour<br />

promoting the upcoming<br />

release of their second<br />

album The Ride.<br />

The energy was<br />

undeniable. Their music<br />

carries a touch of angst<br />

and retrospect, a sound<br />

that reminds me of my<br />

teenage spirit days, and a<br />

sound I’ve surprisingly<br />

missed. The simplicity of<br />

lyrics and build-up is<br />

refreshing; an aspect lost<br />

in the ambient music and<br />

the remix beats of today.<br />

The band released The<br />

Ride in May and it<br />

topped the UK album<br />

charts at #1 in June.


+ Van McCann during<br />

show closer, Tyrants.<br />

+ (Bottom Left) Johnny<br />

Bond and Van McCann


The Wild Reeds<br />

@ The Fonda Theater<br />

The LA based band was a beautiful and serendipitous<br />

discovery. There was a quality in their voices that<br />

captured the venue and spoke to my soul that night in<br />

a harmony of classic folk and rock sound.


+ Blog: surcreate.com<br />

+ Instagram: @surcreate<br />

+ Twitter: @surcreate<br />

+ Email: surcreate@gmail.com

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