The Mae ShiThe Mae Shi never broke up, technically. Still, the L.A. group's last show was nearly three years ago, in Germany, and featured only one original member.
In the meantime, they've all gone on to other projects; co-founder Jeffrey Byron has worked with Busdriver, Brad Breeck is a te ... More >>
Cameron Rath is a Charles Manson look-alike with a degree in urban sustainability. He's the mastermind behind FMLY, a gang of eco-conscious punk kids who put on bike rides and concerts in unlikely spaces.
A typical FMLY ride, held once a month, features 300 folks on bikes tearing ass along a nebul ... More >>
Lina LecaroPole-dancing at the Pleasure Chest anniversary party
For more photos check out our slideshow, Nightranger: Gloryhole @ The Pleasure Chest (NSFW)
Forty years is a long time to be
excited about anything. Even sex. Yet here, in the sealed-off parking
lot next to the Pleasure Chest, ... More >>
Steven J. LynchIt takes a lot to laugh, it takes a permit to cry. As local indie-music fans know, City Councilman Eric Garcetti's office has not been kind to live-music practitioners in recent months: The Sunset Junction festival's last-minute permit denial followed the closure of all-ages ar ... More >>
Liz OhanesianComputeHer live at Obsolete
Cristina Fuentes is a master of Game Boy beats.
She plays "8-bit" music, also known as "chip" music or "chiptunes," whose name references computer chips. What unites musicians of this genre is not so much a specific sound, but rather the technology ... More >>
via seancarnage.comPhysical FormsL.A. art-pop outfit the Mae Shi (2003-2009) were so much fun people missed them when they were sleeping, so you can imagine how fans felt when they broke up. (Or seemed to, since the message on their MySpace page still reads "We do not break up.")
Now comes w ... More >>
Have you ever looked around a venue and wondered if you were at a rave or a hardcore show? If not, than you haven't seen Realicide. Hailing from Ohio, Realicide is a laptop-wielding, one-man dance floor demolition army. He combines gabber beats with screamo vocals and punk politics to a mosh-pit inc ... More >>
60 Watt Kid "Osicnarfnas"
It's not that often that Sean Carnage hosts month-long residencies at his Monday Nights happening. This July, though, the honor goes to locals 60 Watt Kid. Relying heavily on analog electronic equipment and tape loops in addition to the usual guitar strumming, the trio ha ... More >>
Liz OhanesianSean Carnage Monday Nights Third Anniversary Party at Pehrspace
In a blog post last Saturday, promoter Sean Carnage announced that, due to a threat of closure of Echo Park art and music hub Pehrspace from the City, his popular Monday night shows will be changing locations, at least tem ... More >>
It's a great month for wintertime residencies around town, but we're particularly pumped about tonight's Xu Xu Fang/Manimal Vinyl showcase at the Echo. Manimal Vinyl's been on a roll of late. Their new two-CD collection, Perfect as Cats: A Tribute to the Cure, draws on some of LA's most intriguing ... More >>
Sean Carnage Monday Nights Celebrates Three Years of Total Weirdness
Text and photos by Liz Ohanesian
Sean Carnage Monday Nights at Pehrspace is the sort of party where a guy who has nothing to do with any of the performances will show up in a leopard print body suit and few people turn to look. ... More >>
Big ass night for Los Angeles music. If you're in from out of town, you picked a good frickin' Monday to be here. Fortify with a big dinner cuz there's no cover and you can whoop it up tonight and spend all your money on booze and cigarettes.
Top on the list is the great quadruple bill ... More >>