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VIDEO PREMIERE: MOISTURE BOYS “TO HOP WOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING MY G” (PLUS BONUS EP!)

Moisture BOYS is the duo of Tolliver (also an L.A. RECORD contributor!) and Ramiro Zapata of L.A.'s limit-breaking Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, and their new "To Hop Woo..." video is the definition of a slow burn. Moisture Boys will premiere this video in actual life tonight—Thurs., Jan. 10—at 9 pm at Full Screen Mode at the Semi Tropic in Echo Park. And as a special bonus—because Moisture Boys always give you more than you ever expected—they've also unveiled a surprise new four-song EP called Today, 6:00:48 PM—it's exactly 18 hours old and it's waiting for you below!

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SASAMI @ THE ECHO

Photos by Carlos Garcia After a slew of shows supporting bands like The Breeders, Mitski and Snail Mail–SASAMI, full name Sasami Ashworth, began 2019 with her own headlining show in her hometown of LA. Playing to a full crowd, SASAMI’s raw and emotional lyrics captivated…

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SINGLE PREMIERE: THE MAD WALLS “IT TURNS” + “ETERNAL LIGHT”

Fearless local oneironauts the Mad Walls come roaring into the first days of the new year with this brand new single: "It Turns" is a from-beyond loner/downer that sounds like it came from the same distant place as F.J. McMahon or those blown-out live tapes of V.U. ballads, and "Eternal Light" is a too-freaked-for-freakbeat b-side with an anxious beat made for the trip from to anywhere to nowhere. It's a finer-than-fine follow-up to 2017's Tim Presley put-out Somewhere Anywhere EP, and you can get it right now from Hypnotic Bridge records—a label perfectly named and perfectly suited to put this out.

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TOGETHER PANGEA @ THE GLASS HOUSE

Photos by Leslie Kalohi What a way to end 2018 with a sold out show at the Glass House with together PANGEA. The band’s last performance of the year brought out crowd surfers and fellow fun-seekers for a wild night, sweaty night with some tunes…

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POOLSIDE @ TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Photos by Maximilian Ho Dancing ensued as festive music emanated from Poolside’s set at the sold out Teragram Ballroom Friday evening. Daytime Disco’s Jeff Paradise, Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture), Mattie Safer (The Rapture), Brijean Murphy (Toro y Moi) and Casey Butler (Pharaohs) brought their groovy…

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THE VANDALS 23rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FORMAL @ HOUSE OF BLUES

Photos by Leslie Kalohi Twenty three years later, The Vandals are still going strong with its annual Christmas Formal, proved by the wild, sold out crowd at the House of Blues Anaheim this year. From the raucous “A Gun for Christmas” to the melancholy of…