Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Potty Mouth, Perfect Pussy and The Bots shred the Echo

This past Thursday, The Echo was packed with fans ready to thrash as Northampton, Massachusetts punk influenced fuzz pop band Potty Mouth took the stage with Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy and L.A.’s youngest (and raddest) rock duo, The Bots. Also on the bill were Utah-bred, Los Angeles newbies, Sego. As their second live performance, Sego delivered a fun dose of […]

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Punk Rock Bowling 2014: a chaotic musical playground for punks

Punk rock has always been a counter culture for kids that were uninterested in the common recreational activities of youth. Something real and raw compared to the politically correct phoniness of the traditional adolescent social scene. It was a place where you could release all your anger and frustration at the farce the American dream […]

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M.I.A. brings house down with shimmering performance at Shrine Auditorium

Last night night, London’s M.I.A. brought the house down at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, overcoming the venue’s notoriously bad acoustics as she had the crowd moving their feet from the first moment. Words: Mark E. Ortega Photography: Farah Sosa The crowd started a chant of “M.I.A.! M.I.A.!” as they waited patiently. Finally, the […]

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Die Antwoord get creepy with an explosive performance at the Fonda

Die Antwoord made their return to Los Angeles last night with quite the eccentric “zef” rap performance at the Fonda Theatre. As expected, the show was freakishly weird and full of intense energy. Fronted by vocalists Ninja and Yolandi Visser, the two may come off as couple of bizarre rap creatures, but they sure know […]

Win Tickets to The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) at The El Rey Theatre

Alt-rockers Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have each had their own long and illustrious careers in the indie music world but their relationship with each other has since flourished via Twitter and a mutual love of early Thin Lizzy.  They’ve joined musical forces to form a super duo, The Both, who are ready to rock […]

Thee Oh Sees unleash a wild virus of sound at the Echoplex

Hands down, Thee Oh Sees are one of the best bands to see live. I think we say this every time we cover one of their L.A. shows, because each time we see them perform it’s an entire new experience. The band fires away with an exhilarating, weird, and totally infectious performance each time they […]

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Stream The Orwells’ new album, Disgraceland

We know your dirty little punk hearts have been dying to get your hands all over The Orwells’ debut full-length record, Disgraceland out June 3rd via Canvasback Music. The wait is now over. The Orwells have made their entire new album available for you to stream a week before its release date. Scroll down and […]

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Bombay Bicycle Club offer free download of new song

There’s been a lot of great Bombay Bicycle Club news this week and to add to the buzz the band has just shared a new track! Below you can stream a new remix of their track “Feel” by dance legend UNKLE. Clocking in at almost seven minutes, the remix is available as a free download […]

Win Tickets to Pelican with Tombs at El Rey Theatre

Time to get heavy! Chicago instrumental metal group Pelican are set to tear things up with their headlining show at the El Rey Theatre on Friday, June 13. After a four year hiatus, the band is on tour now in support of their new, eight song release, Forever Becoming.  Brooklyn post-punk, metal trio Tombs are […]

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Blood Red Shoes show the Echo how it’s done as a two-man-band

Blood Red Shoes Due to the surprise performance by Wolfmother at The Echoplex, The Echo was a little less packed than expected for Tuesday night’s Blood Red Shoes performance. That didn’t stop the night from being any less incredible. Los Angeles’ Gothic Tropic opened up the show to a minimal yet energetic crowd. This was […]

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