The UK’s Horrors were in Los Angeles last week with three headlining shows at the Glass House, El Rey Theatre and Detroit Bar (Orange County). A lot of the Grimy Goods staff are huge fans of the slender, post-punk rockers and some of us even caught their live show more than once last week. The Horrors put on an excellent show. Although fans from the band’s inception were a bit disappointed that they didn’t play any tunes from their very raw punk debut, Strange House, no once can deny that the boys put on a hell of a show. Captivating in all of their sound, style and lyrical content—the Horrors impressed fans nonetheless.
Opening up for the band were the Stepkids—a very tripped out psyche band that exudes a lot of soul. At times they reminded me of the 80s soft rock my Mother used to listen to on KOST 103.5. But then the boys would kick it up a few notches and throw out the feminine falsetto in exchange for some pulsating jams of pure cymbals and guitars. The Stepkids had a lot going on in their live show and I’m not just talking about the funky visuals on the projector. These kids transcended through a variety of styles and made it work into a funky hodgepodge of sound.
Check out the photo gallery below of the Horrors with the Stepkids at the El Rey Theatre. To read our full review of the Horrors show at the Glass House, click here.
Photography: Matt Draper
Words: Sandra Burciaga
Click through the photo gallery below for more photos of the bands!