Interviews

Interview

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.

Interview

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.

Interview

AT THE DRIVE-IN: WE REACT TO IT

May 5th, 2017

At The Drive-In slashed a hole in rock 'n' roll when they came out in the 90s, and for a few too-short years, they were as hot as it got—but in 2001, they split, exhausted in every sense of the word. But now they're back, and not just back to perform, as they've done before. Now they have a new album of new music, and it's as fiery as anything they've done. Their brand-new full-length in * ter a * li * a is out now and they perform on Sat., May 13, at the Shrine Expo Hall, and you can win tickets here! This interview by DJ Nobody a.k.a. Elvin Estela.

Interview

THE ZOMBIES: WITHOUT WARNING

April 25th, 2017

The original Zombies—a group that began as the Mustangs in St. Albans Herts UK during 1961—are currently on their final tour, performing the entirety of Odessey & Oracle, and we've got a bunch of Zombies tales below from Coilin Blunstone, one of rock’s premier vocalists. The Zombies perform at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel on Sat., Apr. 29. This interview by Danny Holloway.

Interview

RACHEL MASON: IS THAT A GOOD REVELATION?

April 21st, 2017

It was the tone of her voice when she sang that was so fascinating to hear. Like mid-period Karen Carpenter mixed with late-period Johanna Went, performance artist / filmmaker / musician Rachel Mason’s voice rang out clean and clear and with as much purpose as fresh snowfall. With the same clarity of voice, here she expounds and expands upon issues of creativity, courage, and Circus of Books, the chain of book and video stores owned by her family that was—until its closing last year—a cornerstone of queer and alternative culture in Los Angeles for several decades. She performs Sat., Apr. 22, at the Machine Project. This interview by David Cotner.

Interview

ARTHUR BROWN: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

April 21st, 2017

Rakish, free-spirited and better educated than most of his compeers in first and second wave of the British Invasion, Arthur Brown was equal parts leader of two notable rock groups and surrealist heir to the bandleader tradition of Glenn Miller and Harry James. By jumbling these idioms and others while overlaying the whole with Arthur’s comically rendered angst and cartoony variable voice, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and prog were born. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's self-titled LP will be reissued for Record Store Day. This interview by Ron Garmon.