From Acyan to Activity: The 170th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from Acyan, singer/songwriter stuff from Aimee Mann and Regina Spektor, punk from the Oxys and the Dictators, rock & roll from the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and the Kinks, and so much more.
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From Acyan to Activity
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Ginchy of print stars the Oxys told us that, “It was a little bit of a process to form the band, I guess. I’ve been writing a lot of music, when I was playing with Cheetah and doing the Dead Boys thing – I was constantly in a state of writing music, and when the pandemic hit, I wanted to put that music to use. I had met the singer (Phil Davis) in Austin, and had given him some demos. I liked what he sent back to me, so we just started writing songs. It’s been about seven or eight months, writing songs. I think we probably had 50 demos for that first record, and we just chose the songs that we thought sequenced best, and put it out. At the time, we didn’t have any real intention of doing a band that played shows and stuff. We were just trying to occupy our time during the pandemic.”
In “Not Another DJ,” Avyan said, “MASCULTURE was born out of my debut live performance at The Black Box here in Denver. A lot of the songs were built as ideas to get me from one place to another in the set for that show. The concept of bringing them all together was a crushing feeling I had gotten regarding media consumption. It almost feels like the opposite thing to the emptiness and vastness of space, where it’s so much stuff all moving in such a quick space it hurts my brain. It’s hyper energetic, moves pretty quick and has a lot of loud movements for that reason.”
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