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John Coyle

Mayra Cortez

This Weekend at the Smell, Women Will Fuck Shit Up

Speaking by phone on a rainy Los Angeles evening, Women Fuck Shit Up Fest founders Mayra Cortez and Merilou Salazar breezily dismiss any notion that coordinating a 16-act, two-day music festival in DTLA might prove tricky. Blame sparkling optimism, but neither can remember any catastrophes happening at the first WFSUF......
The Neighborhood Brats; Credit: Andrea Shettler

Punk Band Neighborhood Brats Are Back and Only Slightly Less Bratty

Neighborhood Brats singer Jenny Angelillo doesn't want to talk about being compared to Black Flag. Instead, she jokes her "destiny" is to become Youth of Today frontman Ray Cappo. Angelillo is back home in East Oakland — "the part where it starts to get sketchy" — after a 10-day stint......