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Lollapalooza 2 explodes with all shades of the rock ‘n’ roll rainbow

They came, they played and they conquered! Lolipalooza made its wild and triumphant return to The Echo and Echoplex this past Saturday. If you were there, you already know it was quite the day party than ran on into the evening. From garage, psych, indie and more—all shades of the rock ‘n’ roll rainbow were present. […]

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Photos: Head Wound City, Loma Prieta and Crime Desire unleash feral performances at Echoplex

This past Friday at the Echoplex, three bands came together to drop an all out hardcore punk assault. Headlining the evening was the highly anticipated return of Head Wound City. With a lineup featuring Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato from The Blood Brothers, Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Justin Pearson and Gabe […]

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Refused whips through The Observatory Santa Ana revealing new songs and classics

As part of their highly anticipated run of small club tour dates, Refused pummeled the Observatory in Santa Ana this past Monday, along with supporting acts White Lung and Turbo Negro. It was truly a perfect lineup of punk music. The influential Swedish hardcore punks made their triumphant return loud and clear. Touring in celebration […]

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The Black Ryder let fans into “The Door Behind The Door” at The Echo record release show

Los Angeles’ The Black Ryder celebrated the release of their new LP, The Door Behind The Door this past Wednesday at The Echo, the same venue in which they made their Los Angeles debut back in 2011. Released on February 24th via the band’s own imprint The Anti-Machine Machine in conjunction with The Orchard, the new album picks up […]

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American Nightmare Ravage the El Rey with Mosh Pit Madness

American Nightmare Boston hardcore punks American Nightmare (aka Give Up The Ghost) literally tore shit up on Sunday Night with a blizzard of sound and fury at the El Rey Theatre. Bl’ast! and Rotting Out got the show rolling with their opening sets at this badass show but the crowd waited patiently in anticipation for American Nightmare to take […]

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Blood Brothers incite a crowd-surfing frenzy at the Observatory Santa Ana

Photo: Lindsay Wiles It was just a few months ago that the Blood Brothers put on a ferocious reunion show at FYF Fest. The iconic post hardcore quintet followed up their FYF date last night with a manic show at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Naturally, fans went mad as this was the band’s first […]

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Reignwolf destroys the tiny Mint at Red Bull Sound Select’s #30DaysInLA

A few year’s ago we used to catch a Saskatoon shredder by the name of Jordan Cook performing at smaller venues such as The Viper Room and The Hotel Cafe. With a lusciously wild mane adorning his handsome face, Cook quickly grew quite the local following of ladies who would frequent his shows anytime he […]

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Bad Religion flesh out the classics at the Mayan for Red Bull Sound Select’s #30DaysinLA

Bad Religion This past Sunday at the Mayan in Downtown Los Angeles kicked off Red Bull Sound Select’s show number 9 of their #30DaysinLA series. Fans came in herds, donning their weathered O.G. punk rock shirts as a symbol of their time, a true patron of this punk rock era. I’m talking about the 80s, […]

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Beach Goth 3 Fashion: Blending hip and chic with freaky and frightening, fans put on their Sunday’s best

Not only did this past weekend’s Beach Goth festival bring out the best in music, but it also brought out the best in fans. With a crowd both plentiful and so very welcoming, this years Beach Goth fans were straight up on point with their festive Halloween fashion. Blending hip and chic with freaky and […]

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Deafheaven transforms FYF crowd into a group of feral banshees

Sometimes it’s pretty cool when you don’t have enough writers credentialed at FYF Fest to cover the entire event. Why? Because we get to pluck our favorite Tweets and Instagrams from the fans themselves. That’s exactly what we did for Deafheaven’s moving and memorable performance. Our photographer had covered both of their FYF shows, but our […]

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