Posts tagged "los angeles"
PHOTOS: Doomsquad - Los Globos

PHOTOS: Doomsquad – Los Globos

We finally got the witness Doomsquad! The Montreal/Toronto trio make hypnotic, acid house-tingled psychedelia and made a recent stop off in Los Angeles in support of their lovely debut longplayer, Kalaboogie – the record comes highly recommended. Stream the entire thing after the photos. Photos from (the very dark- apologies) night are below.We’re excited about this...
Photos: Hoax, Neo Cons & Graf Orlock- Unit B - Santa Ana

Photos: Hoax, Neo Cons & Graf Orlock- Unit B – Santa Ana

After posting on the latest video for no-frills, anger-ridden MA. hardcore act, Hoax, we now have yet another set of photos to share; presented by the fine folks at Blundertown (together with Crash the Clubs), Santa Ana’s skatepark/venue Unit B hit capacity two weekends ago with a stacked bill of Hoax, Graf Orlock, Neo Cons,...
Video: Hoax- "Fantasy"

Video: Hoax- “Fantasy”

MA act Hoax are a no-frills sort of hardcore band, brutal and dangerous to the best effect- drenched in blood, sweat and anger. That photo above is from their Power of the Riff LA daytime appearance earlier this year. Their 7″s seem impossible for record stores to keep stocked and their latest video for “Future,” (from their last...
Photos: Converge / Torche- The Glass House

Photos: Converge / Torche- The Glass House

What a fun night- hardcore heros Converge headlined a solid bill alongside Nails, Torche, Kvelertak and Anti-Christ Demon Core at Pomona’s Glass House, the first of two Southern California stops for the 22-year-old Massachusetts quartet who are out on the road supporting their fantastic eighth studio album, All We Love We Leave Behind. I’ve been listening to...
GRAB BAG: Zig Zags, I Am In Love, Cold Showers, Flaamingos, Sinkane, Dream Affair, Indian Handcrafts & More

GRAB BAG: Zig Zags, I Am In Love, Cold Showers, Flaamingos, Sinkane, Dream Affair, Indian Handcrafts & More

I’m really do think that DFA can do no wrong. The funk-lite disco house maker Sinkane (real name Ahmed Gallab; known as a touring member for Yeasayer and Caribou) is their latest signee and will release his LP Mars Oct. 23rd. Stream a cut below. He’s also got a slew of CMJ and non-CMJ shows on...
Nuit Noire w/ Silent Servant, Andy Stott, Demdike Stare & More- Saturday in LA

Nuit Noire w/ Silent Servant, Andy Stott, Demdike Stare & More- Saturday in LA

In our last GRAB BAG feature, we mentioned that Dominick Fernow’s Vatican Shadow project would soon be playing LA for a very special party. Well, the details for said event follow and it’s safe to say, it’s absolutely not to miss for fans for minimal/experimental and dark-learning, textured techno. Highland Park record store/boutique Mount Analog presents a...
Contest: Chelsea Wolfe / Crypts- The Echo

Contest: Chelsea Wolfe / Crypts- The Echo

Popping up our pages, the name Chelsea Wolfe should be nothing new. We love her delicate, unlit songstress style and in prepearation of her upcoming first-ever fully acoustic record, Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, we’re excited to invite some of you to win two pair of tickets to her upcoming show, this Friday, September...
Photos: No Age / Tearist- No Walmart Benefit in Chinatown

Photos: No Age / Tearist- No Walmart Benefit in Chinatown

Organized by workers’ rights non-profit group Unionosity and local boutique/art space Ooga Booga, this benefit was in support of the fight against a purposed Walmart being constructed in LA’s Chinatown neighborhood. No Age (who hasn’t played their hometown in quite a while) Tearist and L.A. Fog were on the bill- and small stage- held at the Human Resources Gallery.   FULL...
LE1F Vibes Out in Dark York

LE1F Vibes Out in Dark York

New York rapper/producer Le1f makes things flamboyant on his recent mixtape, Dark York, recently released as a free download from the Greenhead and Camp & Street folks. The fizzy and noteworthy issue is a of-its-time mixture of electronic vibe (Nguzunguzu and a bevvy of producers guest) bouncy juke and classic hip hop characteristics; Stream/download the whole tape below and...
Photos: Is Tropical, Crystal Fighters and Gothic Tropic- CYP2

Photos: Is Tropical, Crystal Fighters and Gothic Tropic- CYP2

The Check Yo Ponytail 2 camp went out to sprout another Tuesday night party last week at their mainstay Eastside den, The Echoplex. Sets from UK trio Is Tropical, UK/Spanish rustic electro leaners Crystal Fighters and LA locals Gothic Tropic, now with a new drummer, were featured. The next CYP2 event goes down next week, the...
Photos: King Dude, Dangerous Boys Club, Pure Ground- Los Globos

Photos: King Dude, Dangerous Boys Club, Pure Ground- Los Globos

Writer, Actual Pain owner, musician and hellva nice guy, Seattle’s T.J. Cowgill is also King Dude. An encapsulating, dark folk project, Cowgill and his pair of bandmates played a Slow Motion/Mount Analog/Dais-booked night this past Wednesday at Los Globos. Support came from Dangerous Boys Club and Hive Mind / Brotman & Short-related act, Pure Ground.  A...
Photos: Dum Dum Girls, Tamaryn & Young Prisms- Echoplex

Photos: Dum Dum Girls, Tamaryn & Young Prisms- Echoplex

Last Friday night, after meeting Rodney Bingenheimer for the first time at an underwhelming art show, I went babewaving. Wishing I’d coined the term (that’s a @katbeee)– as it relates to bands and not whatever porn Google brings up– as it seems almost too perfect, the Echoplex played host to four female-fronted bands, all of which...
Brussels Express

Brussels Express

Brussels Express is a beautiful documentary about two of the only bicycle messengers in the very congested city of Brussels, where as it stands, only boasts a 4% cycling traffic rate. Even for myself, a bicycle commuter in Smog City, that number is low. Directed, shot & edited by Sander Vandenbroucke. 19 minutes.
Photos: Trust, Oh Land and Blood Orange- CYP2/The Echoplex

Photos: Trust, Oh Land and Blood Orange- CYP2/The Echoplex

Such a well-booked night! The Check Yo Ponytail crew polished the gold to a sparkle at their last event and from openers to headliners the night blinded. Responsible for one of the best albums of the year- yeah, I know it’s April dude- Canadian dark dance act Trust went first staking claim at their LA debut and leaving...
Photos: Hanni El Khatib / Tijuana Panthers- The Satellite

Photos: Hanni El Khatib / Tijuana Panthers- The Satellite

Smog City’s best garage duo is a now a trio. Kicking off another stint of dates supporting his pleasing and powerful debut, When the Guns Come Out, Hanni El Khatib has just added a third member on organ and second guitar and judging from the exciting results of Friday’s sold-out Satellite gig, I suggest you...