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Hot New Artist Alert: Amped up LA Duo Not a Friend Come Out With Banging New Single “WARCR1ME”
Hot New Artist Alert: Amped up LA Duo Not a Friend Come Out With Banging New Single “WARCR1ME”

Like magnegas taking the dirtiest byproducts and turning them into a hot, gaseous flame, L.A.’s Not a Friend mix gritty electro dance music with a raw punk sound to create provocative, liquid hot licks; a permeable concoction most recently distilled in their strident new single “WARCR1ME.” “WARCR1ME” starts off with ominous, heavy synth followed by […]

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Asian & Latinx Punk Band The Linda Lindas Deal with Stubborn Friends on “Oh!”

Before any of their music was up on Bandcamp, we were introduced to The Linda Lindas at the Palladium, opening up for feminist punk legends, Bikini Kill. Then, after dropping several tunes including a political number aptly titled “Vote!,” their AAPI Heritage Month performance at the Cypress Park Library went viral. This brilliant quartet of […]

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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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Peaches Puts on Her “Pussy Mask” in New NSFW Video, Out Now Via Third Man Records

There’s a reason you know Peaches. The Toronto native (and Scorpio sun) has made a name for herself as what some may see as a provocateur; others know her as an outspoken, queer feminist who has embedded herself in popular culture. Her latest track, “Pussy Mask” is a cheeky response to anti-maskers that puts her […]

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Egg Drop Soup Serve Up A Salty New Music Video for their song “Subdivision”

Released earlier this year, the single ‘Subdivision” by local L.A. band Egg Drop Soup, is another side spinning single from the punk band breathing new life into genre of punk and grunge music. Of course the band doesn’t just leave it there. In addition to laying down some sick licks, they do so in the […]

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Alice Bag Embraces Her ‘Spark’ on New Single Lifted from Forthcoming LP, Sister Dynamite

Mexican-American queer punk icon Alice Bag continues to make headlines after nearly forty years active in the East LA community. She was an elementary school teacher before she dabbled in music with several bands, though none more important than the Bags; the group played a pivotal role as part of the local first-wave punk scene […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Stonefield
Stonefield blaze trails at Zebulon before European tour

The Australian sisters Findlay, of Stonefield, are back in the states touring their way to Europe. It was only a year ago when we interviewed them while they played their residency at the Bootleg and hoped for this kind of tour. They have grown quite a loyal following of fans with their heavy Sabbath-psych rock. […]

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idles at wiltern
IDLES and Surfbort bring a Wildly Empowering Night to the Wiltern

The Wiltern is usually a relatively chill place to see a show in my experience. The pit is separated from the rest of the room by a ramp that the photographers are allowed to use for photography. It generally serves for a pretty intense barrier. That was NOT the case last night when IDLES and […]

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The Dils in San Francisco -- Photo By ZB Images
WAR STORIES: Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves, featuring The Dils

Bands come and go. We all have our favorites that we wish we could hear one more time. For many who witnessed the original California punk scene back in the 70’s The Dils were one such band. Although founding brothers Chip and Tony Kinman were musical partners for many years The Dils existence was as […]

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Hot Band Alert: Automatic share anxious rock single “Too Much Money” from new album Signal

A few decades ago L.A. trio Automatic—with their eclectic and unpolished rock leanings—might’ve found themselves at home opening for the likes of Blondie. Comprised of Izzy Glaudini (synths/vocals), Lola Dompé, (drums/vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass/vocals), Automatic was formed in the heart of L.A.’s DIY scene. Their new single “Too Much Money” reveals as much: a […]

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