Latinx SoCal punks Audio Karate reunited last year after a lengthy hiatus, and we’re delighted that they’re back. They’ve released the “lost” album Malo, and frontman Arturo Barrios told us that, “Most of these songs do not have finished lyrics. I’m just singing the melody and doing this hodge-podge, phonetic, stream of consciousness thing. So doing that live feels a little silly because I’m trying to recreate that. As I write this, I realize I really should just finish the lyrics.” As for what we can expect from this L.A. set, he said, “I will say that for the first time as a band, we now have a comprehensive body of work. Three albums to draw from now makes for a pretty legit show.” Decent Criminal and Pity Party also play.

Audio Karate plays with Decent Criminal and Pity Party at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Hi-Hat.


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