English post-punks Killing Joke celebrated their milestone 40th anniversary with a sold-out show at DTLA's Regent Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Laugh at Your Peril world tour began its first leg this month with four of the band's founding members: frontman Jaz Coleman, guitarist Kevin "Geordie" Walker, bassist Martin "Youth" Glover and drummer Paul Ferguson at the helm.
Opening the evening was PIG, the solo project of industrial rock artist Raymond Watts.
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The third annual Psycho Las Vegas took over the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Aug. 16 to Aug. 19. The three stages of Psycho Las Vegas included performances from 70-plus artists from all corners of the world, including black-metal headliners Dimmu Borgir and legendary occult rockers Coven, as well as classics like Voivod, The Hellacopters, Godflesh and more. Converging on Sin City, Psycho Las Vegas may just be America's greatest rock & roll bacchanal. ¡Viva Psycho!
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L.A. Weekly's comprehensive Summer Concert Guide: 100 Days of Concerts will help you plan your musical outings from now through Sept. 15. It's an entire season's worth of musical exploration and excitement.
Despite the rich history and the fact that it has outlived many other trends, bands that are stuck with the "goth" label seem to spend much of their existence and beyond trying to duck it. From Bauhaus to The Sisters of Mercy, All About Eve to The Cure — very few of the originators proudly and loudly proclaim themselves to be goth, letting their vampiric flag fly.
Davey Bales is a force-of-nature frontman and lifelong poet whose band, The Wraith, make his goth-tinted words punker-palatable by stitching them inside murky convulsions at once ominous and oddly optimistic. Formed in 2016, the quartet have swiftly become one of California’s most recognizable dark punk acts, headlining shows from the Bay Area to San Diego.
L.A.'s most audacious — and animated — scenesters, models and alternative creative types are featured in the brand new video for Prayers' "One 9 One 3," an infectious techno-punk romp from their latest release, Baptism of Thieves.