Bay Area garage rocker Mikal Cronin came out with a very entertaining debut last year with his self-titled album. He just stopped by LA Weekly to answer some questions about No Doubt, the evolving San Francisco scene, and his friendship with Ty Segall.

Cronin says of the scene: "A lot of the bands I really love right now and listen to a lot are friends of mine—broke San Francisco bands and musicians are really great right now. I think probably the best live band right now is Thee Oh Sees and there's a band up here called Grass Widow that makes a lot of beautiful music, and my friend Ty Segall. A lot of inspiration just comes from the stuff my friends are doing. There's a lot of talent going around right now. I meet a lot of great bands on tour that are really inspiring too, but there's a lot to digest just in San Francisco."

Read the full interview here.