Interviews

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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.

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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.

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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.