Tag Archives: punk rock

Alice Bag
Alice Bag rips solo debut at The Echo, Generacion Suicida stir up the pit

Alice Bag a staple in the Los Angeles punk scene celebrated her debut solo album record release show this past weekend at The Echo. Recognized as a punk music legend, author, educator, feminist and all around positive inspiration, fans from all over came to experience her new tunes and live performance. It wasn’t just a concert, but a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls light up record release show at The Echo, Frankie and The Witch Fingers literally shred through opening set

Nothing like a satanic worship themed show to kick off the summer rock. This past Thursday night, Los Angeles’ very own Death Valley Girls celebrated their highly anticipated record release show at The Echo. Smashing out tunes from their new album Glow In The Dark, it was a hot and sweaty affair. The house was packed! But […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Buzzcocks
Buzzcocks, kicking arse for 40 years, show no signs of stopping at The Observatory

The young and old punk rockers of Orange County came out to The Observatory this past weekend to celebrate end enjoy forty years of Buzzcocks music. The Buzzcocks rolled out an amazing performance playing some of their iconic punk anthems such as “What do I Get”, “Ever Fallen in Love”, and “Orgasm Addict” — along with […]

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Wes Marsala |
No Parents band
Watch No Parents’ new video for “Hey Grandma” — Show dates at Echoplex and Observatory

Los Angeles punks, No Parents have shared a cheeky new video for “Hey Grandma.” What starts off with a sweet piano ballad accented by a soft and tender-sounding choir, turns into a pop punk concierto. Armed with electric guitars instead of violins, and a dancing conductor (frontman Zoe Reign), No Parents’ video for “Hey Grandma” is something […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
white lung
White Lung to play Teragram Ballroom in July

Canadian punk rockers White Lung will return to Los Angeles after conquering SXSW last month. The trio will play the Teragram Ballroom on July 8 and have also shared a new song off their upcoming album Paradise, due out May 6 via Domino Records. “‘Kiss Me When I Bleed’ is about pride,” frontwoman Mish Barber-Way said […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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La Femme drop new video for “Sphynx” from upcoming album due September

French psych punk rockers La Femme have released a new video for their song “Sphynx,” which comes from their upcoming new album slated for a September release. The video is an interesting view, as you’d expect from a band that released the following statement to go along with the new video: “Sphynx is neither a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Interviews With Evelyn McDonnell, Penelope Spheeris & Vega Darling: We Talk Grrrls On Film, Feminism, Punk Rock & More

What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than at Grrrls On Film, a three day film and music festival at Loyola Marymount University this Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th. Grrrls On Film will feature some amazing feminist voices who will be sharing their stories and experiences via film, live music, workshops and […]

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The Adicts prove punks just wanna have fun at Fonda Theatre

Punks just wanna have fun and that they did when old-school English punk rockers The Adicts took over the Fonda Theatre this past Friday. Professional BMX biker and singer Rick Thorne kicked off the evening with a loud, heavy rock set but the audience was itching for The Adicts. The crowd was a sea of studs, stripes, […]

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Emily Saex |
it's not dead fest
Pennywise, Bad Religion, NOFX and more punk bands weather the heat at It’s Not Dead Fest

Punk’s not dead! That is a true statement because there were about 22,000 of them standing, walking, moshing, and surfing crowds in the sweltering, heat this past Saturday at San Manuel Amphitheater for It’s Not Dead Fest. I had planned on getting to the festival a little later, once the heat died down a bit, but since […]

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the avengers
The Avengers to headline Bootleg Theater this December

Straight from the lauded ’77 punk scene, The Avengers have announced a headlining show date at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. The San Francisco punk band has been playing some local Bay area shows and now they will take the stage at the Bootleg on Friday, December 4. Led by the powerful female vocalist, Penelope Houston, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
against me!
Against Me! deliver powerful and inspiring performance at The Observatory

It was a powerful and inspiring night of music this past Friday as punk rockers Against Me! took the stage at The Observatory. With the occasional crowd surfer, Against Me!’s  positive energy was absolutely intoxicating. Led by the empowering front woman, Laura Jane Grace, she gave a perfectly fierce performance smashing on her guitar and […]

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Grimy Goods |
social distortion
Social Distortion deliver unforgettable hometown heroes show at Observatory Santa Ana

Social Distortion came out Sunday night to do the first of three nights at the Observatory in Orange county. They were celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their self-titled album. People of all ages showed up from eight-year-olds to sixty-something-year olds. Mike Ness hit the stage wearing a Jerome’s boxing t-shirt, bearded and obviously fully tatted. […]

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Wes Marsala |
kate nash
Kate Nash shakes the Echo’s ‘Foundations’ with killer set

Thursday at the Echo was the fourth time I’ve seen Kate Nash perform live and I have zero shame in that. Though she’s known by most for the pop album she released eight years ago Made of Bricks, Nash has evolved as a musician into something entirely different altogether. She’s fused her catchy pop lyrics with rock […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |