Tag Archives: post punk

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Deadletter Sets Fire to the World With Fervor on Debut EP “Heat!”

Garnering a reputation for rousing and rapturous live shows, UK rock band Deadletter erupts their career with debut EP Heat! Originating in Yorkshire by core members George Ullyott on bass, Alfie Husband on drums, and Zac Lawrence fronting, their music is equally ravishing and politically charged. Their most distinctive trait is how unabashedly self-aware they […]

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David Sosa |
Los Angeles Band Aparte’s Biting New EP is a Post Punk Paradise
Los Angeles Band Aparte’s Biting New EP is a Post Punk Paradise

Edgy, pointed and with much to say, L.A.’s Band Aparte leaves listeners with clear feedback on where they draw a line in the sand when it comes to what they see as unhealthy and neurotic in today’s society. Their new EP, ‘Spring/Summer EP No.1 2021’ is a dark, alluring cross section of post punk goth […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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Tenderpunk Trailblazers illuminati hotties Return With Release of “MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA” and Slimy Music Video

If all you know about illuminati hotties was their phenomenal 2018 album, Kiss Yr Frenemies, then you likely missed out on all the drama that went down between them and their label. (You may also have missed the genius of the FREE I.H. compilation, which is essential listening.) Now, free from turmoil, band leader Sarah […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Fawns of Love Reveal New Version of “Someday” Recorded and Mixed by Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie

Hearing new music after a declaration of fandom is an exciting moment. For us at Grimy Goods, that moment has arrived in the form of a double-sided single from Fawns of Love, a Bakerfield husband/wife duo. We named the band one to watch in 2020, eagerly ate up their Part-Time Punks re-works, and are thrilled […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Get Your Tickets to Bauhaus at Hollywood Palladium

Bauhaus has reunited for a Los Angeles performance at the Hollywood Palladium. Featuring original Bauhaus members, Daniel Ash (guitar, saxophone), Peter Murphy (vocals, occasional instruments), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass) — this will be Bauhaus’s first performance in 13 years! Longtime fans are thrilled that Peter Murphy is doing well after his recent heart attack. And what better way to […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Cold Showers
Cold Showers Are Back With Renewed “Faith” and LP Release Show at the Echoplex in July

In the realm of post-punk, Cold Showers live up to their name. A douse of this local trio will shock your system. The band has been grinding around Los Angeles for many years, and their gothic and noisy style has been a constant throughout their career. After a recent re-pressing of their debut LP, Cold […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Premiere: Bone Acre is Post Punk for the #MeToo Era — watch riveting new video for “It’s OK”

High desert-based Bone Acre is a powerful story and a new music act fronted by Caroline Heerwagen. When they appear live, they are a quartet comprised of Jason Obergfoll, Adam D’Zurilla, Sean Burgess and Ashley Mendel. Bone Acre plans to put out a full-length record this Friday, after today’s premiere of a moving new music […]

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Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

“THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” Such was the valiant proclamation of a sign hung above the merch table at the Echo last Friday night. The headliner that night was Shame, a band from London, and though the UK is undergoing its own political turmoil, it was the second band on the […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Tim Darcy
Interview: Ought’s Tim Darcy Pushes New Boundaries on Solo LP, Saturday Night

Drawing from his deep reservoir of talent, Tim Darcy is a Renaissance man by any estimation. He is best known as the lead singer for the Montreal-based rock band, Ought, whose last album came out two years ago. It was around this time that Darcy began the process of writing for his debut solo record, Saturday Night, […]

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Not looking back: the U.K.’s Wire still going strong forty-years into their evolving sound

Words: Steven Ward  Even if you’ve never delved very deep into the historical roots of the budding punk scene that developed in the UK during the 1970s, chances are if you’ve been a fan of rock music in the last four decades, you’ve had a taste of Wire. Attributed to expanding the sonic limits of […]

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Steven Ward |
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Adam Ant celebrates Kings of the Wild Frontier with extraordinary performance at Fonda Theatre

Adam Ant, the legendary lead singer of post-punk group Adam and the Ants gleamed this past Thursday at the Fonda Theatre Hollywood! The pop icon touring in celebration of the 35th anniversary of his landmark Kings of the Wild Frontier album, lit up the Fonda as though he were in his prime.  Adam Ant’s 1980 release Kings Of The […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
DREAMINGS
Photos: DRAEMINGS rings in birthday with sold-out gig at Resident in Downtown L.A.

On October 18, DRAEMINGS’ emerged to play another spectacular sold out LA show at the Resident in addition to celebrating singer Kimi Recor’s birthday. DRÆMINGS, the musical incarnation of singer and multi-instrumentalist Kimi Recor, conjured up an indescribable, intoxicating, and infectious post punk-kissed alternative show from the band’s new album, the Eternal Lonesome. Listen to […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Echo and the Bunnymen at Observatory Santa Ana
Echo and the Bunnymen envelop fans at The Observatory with dazzling post-punk nostalgia

The stage at the Observatory in Orange County was dark and the backdrop displayed a distorted bunny(man) as the iconic Echo and the Bunnymen made their entrance. As Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant walked on stage, the crowd roared with excitemet. Echo and the Bunnymen were just now kicking off their North American tour, and […]

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Wes Marsala |
An Interview with Michael Stock: We Discuss All Things Part Time Punks – From Founding PTP to Vinyl Addiction to Booking Obscure Bands

Part Time Punks, founded in 2005 by DJ and vinyl collector extraordinaire Michael Stock, has a long and storied history in the Los Angeles music scene, providing one of the most beloved club nights (and subsequent KXLU radio show) that features punk, post-punk, new wave, industrial, synth-pop, shoegaze, and other dark, off-beat and deeply satisfying […]

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Emily Saex |
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Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Preoccupations — fine crafted disorienting melodic rock propulsions

Why You Need to See Preoccupations at FYF! Words: Steven Ward FYF Fest 2016 is just three days away! Rolling out yet another must-see act that lives on the lower lines of the stacked FYF bill, you really need to get in on this action. Pull that schedule back out, it’s time to add a new […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Midnight Faces
Hot New Music: Stream Midnight Faces’ new single Heavenly Bodies, June residency at Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles trio Midnight Faces have been grinding away at the release of their third full-length album Heavenly Bodies. Mixed by Abe Seiferth (DFA, Yeasayer, Bear in Heaven, RAC), the nine-track record is quite the pleasing listen. Melding sounds of post-punk with 80s new wave, Midnight Faces deliver a tight record that begs to be performed live. […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Adult Books
Adult Books share new song “Casual Wrecks” and announce extensive U.S. Tour

Adult Books have been hot on the heels of their Monday night residency at The Echo, and now the Los Angeles band has revealed a new song “Casual Wrecks” off their upcoming album. With an alluring vocal monotone, reminiscent of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, Adult Books really play up the post-punk aesthetic in this song. […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
L.A. Girlfriend
Video Premiere: Watch L.A. Girlfriend’s new video for “Little Do I Know” off forthcoming Neon Grey LP

L.A. Girlfriend, the creative solo project of front-woman Sydney Banta, has revealed a luscious new track and video to match for “Little Do I Know”, the first single off of L.A. Girlfriend’s new LP, Neon Grey. Soaked in her signature post-punk meets 80s synth-pop sound, the song is about unrequited love, and the hearthwrenching feelings […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
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Savages announce LA Coachella sideshow dates at El Rey Theatre and Fox Theater Pomona

Savages have announced a 2016 U.S. Spring Tour including a Coachella sideshow date at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The band will headline the El Rey on Monday, April 18th, and will also perform on Friday at both weekends of Coachella. Additionally, Savages will perform with Death Grips in the Los Angele neighboring town of Pomona on […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Jack Ladder
Jack Ladder Charms a Full Crowd at the Echo

The Fader recently published an article asking, “Are Tame Impala the Last Great Rock Band?” If that writer had been at The Echo on Monday night, then they would have to agree that the answer is no- if that title belongs to anyone, it’s Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders. The night began with United Ghosts, […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |