In the current climate of overly specific music genres like “post industrial electro fuzz wave,” it may be considered taboo to refer to a band’s sound and aesthetic simply as “Rock n’ Roll.” However, when a band like The Creation Factory comes along that is so genuinely rooted in the Flower Power era, there’s really no need for fancy terminology or ostentatious labels. They’re a … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: We shared beers with The Creation Factory and chatted about influences, 60s Babes, and LSD.
The Growlers are the quintessential Orange Country rock band; the figurehead of the SoCal beach city counter-culture, if you will. A band that is worshipped amongst young, angsty cool kids that, when superimposed with the clean-cut preps that make up the majority of the area, look like fuck ups and burn outs. The native OC five piece make music that is, indeed, a reflection of … Continue reading Presenting The Growlers Six (FKA Beach Goth) Starter Packs
If you’re a fan of Animal Collective, freak folk, or psychedelia in general, do yourself a favor and devote your ears to this album in its entirety. I’m not talking about a casual background listen while you’re hard at work browsing through an endless cycle of internet memes you’ve already seen. Eucalyptus needs your undivided attention if you really want to experience its magic. Put … Continue reading Rinsed Review: Avey Tare’s Eucalyptus is a Psychedelic Log Ride with Singing Frogs and Shit
Take our quiz down below to see if you can differentiate the Rinse Culture imposters from the real deal. Echo Park Rising kicks off its 7th year this weekend and invites local musicians and performers to come out and showcase their music to LA’s trendy natives and industry hot shots. Unlike most major festivals, EPR is free and packed with up and coming artists who … Continue reading Echo Park Rising Line Up Quiz: Which of these terrible band names are fake?
We waded through the immense line-up to bring you our favorite artists performing at Echo Park Rising Continue reading Echo Park Rising 2017: Here Are Some Bands You Should See That Don’t Suck
Arcade Fire’s major label debut was conceived upon a platform of marketing gimmicks and consumerist criticism, while simultaneously consisting primarily of half-hearted songs that can be tossed away as easily as they can be ingested. Everything Now, besides being the album title and the front running single, also serves as the fake media outlet intended to push forth satirical social commentary that is aligned with … Continue reading Reviewing Arcade Fire’s new album with painfully outdated memes
Bad haircuts have always been an integral facet of the alternative lifestyle. Lets face it, nothing screams non-conformity quite like a fringe hair do. It’s perhaps the most simple and effective way of conveying your internal weirdness to the external plebeians, and is, indeed, an instrumental player in gaining any sort of artistic clout in gentrified neighborhoods like Williamsburg or Echo Park. Reigning supreme in the … Continue reading The Best Bowl Cuts in Indie Rock
FYF fest returned to USC’s Exposition Park last weekend for an extended 3-day stint, boasting a top-tier lineup for LA’s snooty-est of locals. With talent like Bjork, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, Slowdive, Flying Lotus, and Mac Demarco, it’s clear that Goldenvoice’s booking agents nailed FYF’s target market of yuppie white people; ranging from early 20’s Instagram junkies to aging hipsters, who have recently settled … Continue reading Overheard FYF
If you’re like most people and try to distance yourself from anyone with clown facepaint and DIY tattoos of boobs, you may have missed this years Gathering of the Juggalos 2017 Infomercial. In an honorable attempt to advertise the Insane Clown Posse‘s annual redneck retreat, Psychopathic Records has released what might be the greatest, and what is, for sure, the worst festival promo ever made. … Continue reading This Gathering of the Juggalos Promo is the best thing you’ll see all summer.