Deb Frazin Photo Column—Kevin

After three solid nights of seeing bands perform at Echo Park Rising this weekend, Kevin won the #1 spot on my “Best New Band at Echo Park Rising 2019” list.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Nosebleed

Whether in a tiny, packed room, an outdoor parking lot, or on an epic, huge stage, the singer dominates and rules, pacing and punching, growling and yelling and shredding the place to pieces.

Featured Book Reviews Razorcake 111—Sketchtasy, Dead Extra, Mr. Know-It-All, Revenge of the She-Punks

Sketchtasy By Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, 268 pgs. In homage to David Wojnarowicz, Sycamore ripped my heart out and put it back together again (this book is dedicated, in part, to Wojnarowicz, and features his work as a cornerstone of queer grief and desire, and emulates him quite well). Sketchtasy is a whirlwind of tulle and

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Terminal A

Terminal A opened for Automatic and Egrets On Ergot at The Echo last Monday night, and as usual, they stole the show.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—Rebuilder

I can’t tell if their energetic stage performance is an inevitable collision they have magically avoided or a well-rehearsed ballet. Either way, it’s entertaining and sort of wild, but earnest. That’s an accurate description of the sound as well, so accidental or not, it’s genuine.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Death Valley Girls

Death Valley Girls are back with their killer new single “Dream Cleaver,” and their U.S. tour kicks off on August 8. Don’t make the mistake of missing them when they come through your town. Their live shows are always phenomenal!

Anthony Mehlhaff Photo Column—Fight It Out

Fight It Out pushing and shoving with hostel kids at The 5 Star Bar. Powerviolence makes the world go round: A Japanese throwdown in the streets of DTLA.

The Interconnected Worlds of “Pather Panchali” and “Roma” by James Rosario

Decades apart and thousands of miles away from each other, two directors made rich, complex films that prove we are all connected by recurring themes despite language barriers, time, or borders.

Featured Record Reviews Razorcake 111—Soul Glo, Clowns, The Fleshies, No Men, Radwaste, Reigning Sound, Vacation, Yalla Stockings

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Naked Aggression

In these troubled times we’re living in right now, there’s only one band’s music that speaks loud and clear to me: Naked Aggression.