17 days ago | Metal
"A lot of my family on both sides was exterminated," System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan begins. "My great-grandfather was shot in front of his family. Women and children were killed. People were raped. Everything horrible you can imagine happe...
4 months ago | Music Bidness
When the vinyl resurgence hit the mainstream a few years back, major record labels were scrambling to meet the demand from new audiences craving music in a physical format. The only problem was that, while the music industry had engineered plenty ...
6 months ago | Hardcore
“I’ll play anywhere. I’ll play your fucking bathroom, if I have to,” says Andrew Solis, guitarist and founding member of L.A. hardcore quartet Deadbeat, who open for Eyehategod, Power Trip, and Iron Reagan at Los Globos tonight. That attitude has ...
8 months ago | Metal
The worst part about running a metal venue out of your home is the mess. The proprietor of South Central club the Black Castle regularly puts on shows for hundreds of raging metalheads. He also lives in the facilities, which are housed in a former...
12 months ago | Punk
The L.A. DIY punk scene and its south-of-the-border cousin have long been tight, but with Burnouts en Baja: Vol.1, a two-day punk festival in Tijuana this weekend, the trans-national community-building is about to hit the next level. San...
1 year ago | Punk
Plague Vendor's punkish dark rock makes you want to dance and destroy everything around you. Front man Brandon Blaine says people didn't know how to react when the four-piece from Whittier started performing in 2009. "I was really influenced by An...