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Ho99o9 + INJURY RESERVE + THE BOTS + KATE MO$$ @ THE ECHOPLEX

May 20th, 2017

Entering the fog-shrouded stage clad in black robes, rappers Eaddy and theOGM (who was celebrating his birthday) kicked into mission statement “Street Power” with the help of a faster-than-light drummer. Jumping between Halloween-inspired trap and skate-ready hardcore, they whipped the crowd into a violent blur that recalled their legendary house parties.

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CEREMONY + THE WORLD + THE COLTRANES + LEISURE WORLD @ THE ECHO

May 19th, 2017

Few hardcore bands last over a decade, much less pack those years with enough musical variation and artistic merit to warrant a retrospective.

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OMAR SOULEYMAN @ THE ECHOPLEX

May 19th, 2017

The quality of this music is so fine and revelatory that it brings together countless different audiences that are here as removed from Syrian culture as you are from the person writing these words.

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REDD KROSS + THE SIDE EYES @ THE ECHO

May 18th, 2017

Photos by Maximilian Ho Long running cult band Redd Kross wrapped up their Beneath the Valley of the Teen Babes From Monsanto tour back home at The Echo. Brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald were joined onstage by lead guitarist Jason Shapiro and Dale Crover of…

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STRANGE 80s W/ TENACIOUS D, “WEIRD AL” AND MANY MORE @ THE FONDA THEATRE

May 16th, 2017

"Strange 80s" was hosted by Finn Wolfhard of Netflix's Stranger Things fame. Wolfhard has his own band Calpurnia did a solid cover of New Order's "Age of Consent." Chelsea Talmadge, also of Stranger Things, lent her pipes to the cause along with Dylan Minnette (of another Netflix hit, 13 Reasons Why) with his band Wallows who did The Smiths proud.

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AT THE DRIVE-IN + LE BUTCHERETTES @ THE SHRINE EXPO HALL

May 15th, 2017

Diehard fans lined up very early at The Shrine to be at the rail as vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala dove into the crowd time after time, sang in their faces and galvanized everyone into a frenzy.