Interview

JENNIFER HERREMA OF ROYAL TRUX: LIFE FORMED MY BRAIN

Royal Trux were and are a dimension to themselves—they had their own gravity, their own laws of physics and their own extra- terrestial kind of white light / white heat even on their rst self-titled album for Drag City in 1988. Their Quantum Entanglement is out on Record Store day on Fri., Nov. 29, via Fat Possum. Co-founder Neil Hagerty was unavailable for this interview but Zig Zags’ Jed Maheu got Trux co-founder and frequent L.A. RECORD alum Jennifer Herrema to dig up some good stuff.

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CAMP FLOG GNAW @ DODGER STADIUM

Photos by Maximilian Ho The festival that is always a good time should not have ended the way it did. Many attendees were under the impression that Frank Ocean would appear as the surprise guest. To their entitled surprise, Drake was the surprise guest and…

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STARCRAWLER + SKATING POLLY @ THE FONDA THEATRE

Photos by Bailey McDaniel Youthful energy surged throughout the Fonda as LA’s Starcrawler ended their US tour at a venue singer Arrow de Wilde has been dreaming of playing. Dreams do come true for this band. de Wilde was her fiery self, along with guitarist…

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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT @ THE WILTERN THEATRE

Photos by Leslie Kalohi Peter Hook & The Light took the Wiltern audience way back into the past with a brooding, but celebratory evening by playing revered New Order albums Technique and Republic in their entirety. When not singing, Hooky stood at the edge of…

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TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB @ HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Photos by Leslie Kalohi It was an exhilarating evening with Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club, as the indie rock group relentlessly barrelled through a hefty setlist. The joyous energy from the band was easily matched by excited fans singing and dancing along. The L.A. audience…

Interview

MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE: EVERYTHING IS A STORY

Synth/piano/producer polymath Mark De Clive-Lowe is a crucial part of Los Angeles music, both personally and as a vital force behind local musical institutions like epochal club CHURCH, the storied Ethio-Cali ensemble and more. This spring he released the Heritage and Heritage II albums, recorded in part live at the Blue Whale and both out now on the Ropeadope label. They’re twinned releases with a day-night split—or maybe a sunrise/moonrise feel? As the title makes clear, both albums chronicle De Clive- Lowe’s exploration of his heritage and personal history, which spans at least three or four continents. His most recent release is CHURCH Sessions, chronicling the unique sound of the formative night. It's out now on World Galaxy / Alpha Pup. This interview by Christina Gubala.