photography by Travis Moore As always, Stab City rocked my freakin socks off, and left me with hematoma bruises on both my hips. With songs like, “Los Barboudos” and “The Psychic,” the L’Keg crowd was thrasing, falling, laughing, and possibly crying. Aftergloam is a great band that is beginning to make some big noises in [...]
March 3rd, 2010 · 8 Comments
March 2nd, 2010 · 6 Comments
photography by Travis Moore Arrington de Dionyso is a sick Indonesian rock band. They’re a cross between a punk/metal and dark percussion and have dueling male and female vocals that create an eerie yet beautiful sound. They have a full array of instruments and stayed in amazingly perfect sync throughout their set. Viva Indonesian rock! [...]
November 29th, 2009 · 14 Comments
Los Angeles Venue Directory Below you will find a list of venues in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. If we have overlooked a venue please leave it in the comments field and we will add it to our list. The Echo 1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026-3227 (213) 413-8200 www.attheecho.com The Echoplex 1154 [...]
August 13th, 2009 · No Comments
Pearl Harbor’s music is one that connotes taking the most awesome sailboat trip of your life in the marina where Dennis Wilson drowned. Somehow his spirit floats to the top and incarnates itself into these rather young-looking purveyors who have based themselves upon that familiar sound.
August 4th, 2009 · No Comments
Talbot Tagora have roots in the Smell but survive and thrive now in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, where they make space rock from planet jazz on their fascinating new record Lessons In The Woods Or A City. They speak now before van trouble in unforgiving Utah. This interview by Vanessa Gonzalez.
July 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Maybe it was L’Keg finally turning on the air conditioning, but for me the best part of night was the last band XYX. Hailing from Mexico, the furious bass and drum duo absolutely killed—or they would have killed had it not just been me and maybe 15 people who were watching them. The diminutive drummer Mou worked his set like a pro, playing dynamic beats with incredible fills while singer/bassist Anhelo looped her rapid-fire vocals through a pedal. Her distorted bass lines gave the limited band a surprisingly full sound, which at times was as jazzy as it was punk. “He’s a machine,” a guy from the audience cheered. Even Anhelo’s garb—an oversized “Death to the Pixies” t-shirt and a pair of Everlast boxing boots—suggested XYX were equal parts pedigree and punch.
March 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Download: Crocodiles “I Wanna Kill” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (from Summer of Hate out April 28 on Fat Possum) Crocodiles are very familiar to anyone who has spent time at the Smell, L’KEG or Pehrspace, and they will be releasing their winningly titled Summer of Hate album next month on Fat Possum, [...]
January 23rd, 2009 · 13 Comments