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THE SIDE EYES: KIDS GOING CRAZY

June 16th, 2017

In the spirit of classic SoCal punks like Black Flag, The Adolescents and the Bags, The Side Eyes serve up high energy spunky punk on their debut album soon to be released on the indispensable In The Red label. I sat down with Astrid, Kevin, Chris and Sam and chatted about their shows, favorite bands and their guilty pop culture pleasures. They play Sunday at the Echoplex with Redd Kross, J.F.A. and more for the "Punk Is Dad" show. This interview by Tiffany Anders.

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DRAB MAJESTY: THE SADDEST THING EVER

June 15th, 2017

It is Andrew Clinco’s fascination with human relationships—between two lovers, or two family members, or even between a cult leader and their followers—that animates the steely-cold new album by L.A.’s Drab Majesty, The Demonstration. But there’s another relationship even closer to the heart of the album: Clinco’s own relationship with Deb DeMure, the genderless frontperson of Drab Majesty and a persona Clinco created as the “vessel” for his songs. We spoke with both DeMure and Clinco about the slippery nature of authorship, the rituals behind Drab Majesty’s performances, and why people are much more interesting when they’re weird. Drab Majesty performs Sat., June 17, at the Echoplex. This interview by Chris Kissel.

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BREADWOMAN: MYSTERIOUS AND UNKNOWN

June 8th, 2017

Anna Homler is the performance artist and vocalist behind Breadwoman: a character, a deity and a living example of poetry born from a slow drive through Topanga Canyon in 1982. Born into a family of pharmacists, Homler deviated by becoming a professional artist and vocalist, yet a certain degree of apothecary savvy informs her visual work and this musical creation with her collaborator Steve Moshier, reissued as Breadwoman and Other Tales by RVNG Intl. in February of 2016. She performs Breadwoman tonight at 7:30 PM at the Santa Monica Public Library. This interview by Christina Gubala.

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CRIMEWAVE 5150: ONLY THE BEGINNING

May 30th, 2017

What earned Long Beach rap duo Crimewave 5150 the attention of the local police force? Few can say for sure, but there are plenty of rumors that the local Vice Squad has a special file on Dez Yusuf and Mook. On the heels of their self-released debut full-length Menace, we talked with Crimewave about Long Beach, their expectations as independent artists, their effortless bridging of genres, the expression of anger in music, and what constitutes truly DIY antics in 2017. They perform on Sat., June 3, at the East End Block Party in Santa Ana and on Sun., June 4, at Alex's Bar. This interview by Senay Kenfe.

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GIUDA: LET THEM CHANGE YOUR LIFE

May 23rd, 2017

Giuda are probably the premiere junkshop glam-slash-rock ‘n’ roll band—with emphasis on the “slash” part, cuz these guys are just merciless live—on the planet. Last year's Speaks Evil album is one of their best and the lead single “Roll The Balls” is set to punch a permanent hole in your head. Rhythm, riffs and rock ‘n’ roll—does there need to be anything else? They perform on Fri., May 26, at Alex's Bar and on Sat., May 27, at the Teragram. This interview by Chris Ziegler.

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MACH-HOMMY: I GOT WAVES

May 12th, 2017

In an era where who you’re standing next to is more important than what you create, Mach-Hommy is a renegade creating according to his own code. L.A. RECORD spoke with Mach-Hommy by phone to get a glimpse into the thought process behind his craft, his view on cultural appropriation in hip-hop and how he managed to sell 187 CDs for $300 apiece exclusively through Instagram. His The Spook EP (with KNXWLEDGE) is available now. This interview by sweeney kovar.