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It’s called Guac Rock. Ever heard of it? The authenticity of this genre equals the authenticity of the new album by Still Time.

“We all listen to different musical influences but also old stuff. Like any good guac, you have to keep it fresh by putting the pits in, then you blend new stuff,” bassist Paul Stewart-Smith said.

Formerly known as The New Longview and Longview, Still Time is releasing its new album, “Stream Of Consciousness” at Boo Boo Records, where they will also be performing at 5:30 p.m. today.

Still Time started in San Luis Obispo in 2004 and has since been gaining fans across the state. Lead singer Dan Curcio met lead guitarist Chris “Haircut” Arntzen in 2002 while they were in the Sierra Madre dorms at Cal Poly.

“I met Haircut in 2003 when I was drumming on my knee outside a building on campus when Haircut walked up to me and invited me to play with them,” drummer and Cal Poly mechanical engineering senior John Vucinich said.

Vocalist, guitarist and English senior Nick Bilich joined the band after a girl he was dating introduced him to Curcio. The chemistry was developed once they jammed together and wrote lyrics to a song the second time they met.

Stewart-Smith was the last to join the band. As a former Cal Poly student, he transferred to Cuesta College to join the jazz program. The band was thankful when he joined them because Bilich had been playing both bass and guitar.

The local band has grown in popularity through the authenticity of its music. Their uplifting lyrics provide a unique sound that has resonated statewide.

“Our music speaks for itself; it’s really about the fans appreciating it,” Vucinich said.

The new album is an in-sync mixture of groove rock and slight reggae. Still Time has performed with music groups such as Pepper, Ozomatli, Strung Out, ALO, The Expendables, Robert Randolph, Steel Pulse and Ziggy Marley.

“Stream of Consciousness” is made up of both upbeat and soothing songs. Its eclectic mix of songs provides a harmonious emotion to the CD. One could listen to the album as a pre-party CD or a romantic night spent at home.

“We pride ourselves in our variety,” Bilich said.

The album brings light to the talent that Still Time portrays through its new tunes, giving it originality and soul.

“For this album it came down to choosing the songs that are best live and have the best response,” Vucinich said.

Still Time’s songs have made it to radio stations along the Central Coast and Northern California. “High Tide” has been heard on New Rock 107.3 in regular rotation for more than a year, along with holding a top-10 spot at the station for more than four months. The band has been on San Luis Obispo’s Coast 101.3 and also Santa Cruz’s KPIG 107.5.

The band will play at Downtown Brew Saturday for a 21 and over concert and on Nov. 12 for an 18 and over concert. Troppo will be opening for them and their band’s alter-ego, “Uhnstx,” will also be performing Ultra-Techno 80’s cover songs. There will also be a seven horn players joining them.

Audience members are encouraged to dress up, and the horn players will be judging. Confetti will be flying and there is said to be fog to face at this ’80’s extravaganza with rocking’ tunes.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, and are available at the DTB box office, Boo Boo Records or online at

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