By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
There’s Brazilian minimalist Gui Burrato, whose sparse, hypnotic techno will set many an intellectual e-tard free. And there’s Fucked Up, from the Klondike, the only hardcore band brave enough to sneak both a flute solo and a bongo solo into a 20-minute punk song and not sound like total tools.
And on and on. At least 18 L.A. artists are represented, for which Goldenvoice should be commended. They include aforementioned Ariel Pink, a Coachella Cinderella story if there ever was one; No Age from downtown; and the Silversun Pickups, who will perform two days after their highly anticipated sophomore full-length debut hits the stores. The Airborne Toxic Event will, we predict, continue its worldwide ascent. Shepard Fairey will sing songs from his forthcoming country album. (That’s a joke. We’re not sure what the iconic artist, who was interviewed by Charlie Rose for his TV show recently, will be doing.) Elsewhere on the map, the Vivian Girls will slay the people who care about real punk and not fake punk. Girl Talk will incite a dance riot. And Throbbing Gristle, the band that nearly single-handedly created the industrial-music movement of the 1980s, will reconvene to continue one of the most blistering and incendiary art projects of the past half-century. Not too shabby. Let’s see how all that pans out.
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