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donalrey:

viva las vegas

donalrey:

viva las vegas

vintagelasvegas:

Las Vegas 1968 by Venturi/Brown

vintagelasvegas:

Las Vegas 1968 by Venturi/Brown

razorcake:

Generacion Suicida Interview Podcast

Los Angeles is an unsolved mystery that’s shattered into hundreds of pieces: mirrors, daggers, broken things. In Los Angeles, DIY punk isn’t one thing. It’s not a unified scene, which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a wide, fissured spectrum, a spectrum that also gets routinely shattered or too-thinly sliced by subgenre. It’s fractured by the immense geography of Los Angeles itself. People—punks included—become isolated by rivers, freeways, social class, customs, race, transit lines, and invisible lines that separate neighborhoods, sometimes mid-street that you’d never know about until you live there yourself or are shown by someone who does. Further deepen that segregation with generations-old neighborhood pride and prejudice, to friends parting ways over ego, to hubris, and issues of trying to become the police chiefs of their punk scenes. The isolation and separation doesn’t end at doorsteps. It goes deeper, more personal, to the spelling and slanginess of the words, to birthplaces, to skin color, to the darkness or lightness of skin color within a skin color. To blood, family, things you have no control over when you come into this world.Welcome to Los Angeles.

click here to download the podcast!

Generacion Suicida’s a four-piece band. They play icy, angular, catchy punk with oscillating male/female voices creating a serrated edge of paranoia and anxiety. It’s right up my alley. I highly recommend their entire catalog. (Their debut album Con La Muerte a Tu Lado was just released and it’s amazing.) Two of its members are from South Central L.A. One lives in Koreatown, another in Anaheim, Orange County. None are from East L.A. They sing solely in Spanish and remind me of bands from other countries, mainly Umeå, Sweden—in the Ny Våg tradition of the Vicious—and Copenhagen—Gorilla Angreb and No Hope For The Kids—which sort of brings the sound back home to California because those Scandinavian bands borrowed heavily from Los Angeles’s past (late ‘70s Dangerhouse, especially). The irony didn’t escape me. I’m more conversant in the language of songs of many bands that are based 5,317 miles from Razorcake HQ than I am in some of the bands that live less than twenty miles away. It’s not like I’m trying to be willfully ignorant of punk in my hometown. That’s just the nature of the beast here in L.A. One mile past the last bus stop often is the end of the world.Los Angeles is its own country. The up side is this: some of the best DIY punk in the world has been and is being made in Los Angeles. We have a rich, diverse heritage. One that’s as great as it is totally fucked and frustrating. But it’s this real fight to be heard—even in your neighborhood—to make meaningful music that gives it such vitality, such uniqueness. What do White Murder, Wreck Of The Zephyr, Thee Undertakers, Toys That Kill, Neighborhood Brats, Rough Kids, Spokenest, and Generacion Suicida have in common besides they’re active punk bands in L.A.? Not much, except they all rule in their own distinctive ways. And that’s what keeps being a punk in L.A. exciting. 

razorcake:

Generacion Suicida Interview Podcast

Los Angeles is an unsolved mystery that’s shattered into hundreds of pieces: mirrors, daggers, broken things. In Los Angeles, DIY punk isn’t one thing. It’s not a unified scene, which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a wide, fissured spectrum, a spectrum that also gets routinely shattered or too-thinly sliced by subgenre. It’s fractured by the immense geography of Los Angeles itself. People—punks included—become isolated by rivers, freeways, social class, customs, race, transit lines, and invisible lines that separate neighborhoods, sometimes mid-street that you’d never know about until you live there yourself or are shown by someone who does. Further deepen that segregation with generations-old neighborhood pride and prejudice, to friends parting ways over ego, to hubris, and issues of trying to become the police chiefs of their punk scenes. The isolation and separation doesn’t end at doorsteps. It goes deeper, more personal, to the spelling and slanginess of the words, to birthplaces, to skin color, to the darkness or lightness of skin color within a skin color. To blood, family, things you have no control over when you come into this world.

Welcome to Los Angeles.

click here to download the podcast!

Generacion Suicida’s a four-piece band. They play icy, angular, catchy punk with oscillating male/female voices creating a serrated edge of paranoia and anxiety. It’s right up my alley. I highly recommend their entire catalog. (Their debut album Con La Muerte a Tu Lado was just released and it’s amazing.) Two of its members are from South Central L.A. One lives in Koreatown, another in Anaheim, Orange County. None are from East L.A. They sing solely in Spanish and remind me of bands from other countries, mainly Umeå, Sweden—in the Ny Våg tradition of the Vicious—and Copenhagen—Gorilla Angreb and No Hope For The Kids—which sort of brings the sound back home to California because those Scandinavian bands borrowed heavily from Los Angeles’s past (late ‘70s Dangerhouse, especially). The irony didn’t escape me. I’m more conversant in the language of songs of many bands that are based 5,317 miles from Razorcake HQ than I am in some of the bands that live less than twenty miles away. It’s not like I’m trying to be willfully ignorant of punk in my hometown. That’s just the nature of the beast here in L.A. One mile past the last bus stop often is the end of the world.

Los Angeles is its own country. 

The up side is this: some of the best DIY punk in the world has been and is being made in Los Angeles. We have a rich, diverse heritage. One that’s as great as it is totally fucked and frustrating. But it’s this real fight to be heard—even in your neighborhood—to make meaningful music that gives it such vitality, such uniqueness. What do White Murder, Wreck Of The Zephyr, Thee Undertakers, Toys That Kill, Neighborhood Brats, Rough Kids, Spokenest, and Generacion Suicida have in common besides they’re active punk bands in L.A.? Not much, except they all rule in their own distinctive ways. And that’s what keeps being a punk in L.A. exciting. 

vintagelasvegas:

Downtown Las Vegas, Aug. 1971 via Dennis

vintagelasvegas:

Downtown Las Vegas, Aug. 1971 via Dennis

elliottsmithappreciation:

Elliott Smith wrestling with Neil Gust in 1992.

elliottsmithappreciation:

Elliott Smith wrestling with Neil Gust in 1992.

notdeadyettoronto:

And this is the final big announcement for NDY2014. There are still a few things up our sleeves, but with this, the schedule has been posted and TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY. There are multiple events almost every night & a wicked pre-show happening Wednesday at S.H.I.B.G.B’s. See what you want to see, skip what you don’t. See the full schedule here: http://notdeadyettoronto.tumblr.com/NDY2014The following bands will be joining the lineup…IRON LUNGPOWER TRIPCAREER SUICIDEMINDSETANASAZIPLEASURE LEFTISTSBLAZING EYEPUCE MARYCOLUMN OF HEAVENTENEMENTTEENANGERBURNING LOVEDEMOLITIONNOT AFRAIDCAUGHT IN A CROWDPROXYABSOLUTVCRFURYBLACK BARONBORN WRONGRAZORHEADSTHE SENTENCEDLIFE LIKEANIMAL MOTHERFARANGANCIENT HEADSWILD SIDEMARVELOUS MARKHIRED GOONSCONUNDRUMTickets will be available for most shows. They go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Rotate This in Toronto and online at http://notdeadyet.bigcartel.com/ - There are no weekend passes available. Buy tickets for what you want to see and skip what you don’t!Please note that all online tickets are Will Call only!See you in November!

notdeadyettoronto:

And this is the final big announcement for NDY2014. There are still a few things up our sleeves, but with this, the schedule has been posted and TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY. There are multiple events almost every night & a wicked pre-show happening Wednesday at S.H.I.B.G.B’s. See what you want to see, skip what you don’t. See the full schedule here: http://notdeadyettoronto.tumblr.com/NDY2014

The following bands will be joining the lineup…

IRON LUNG
POWER TRIP
CAREER SUICIDE
MINDSET
ANASAZI
PLEASURE LEFTISTS
BLAZING EYE
PUCE MARY
COLUMN OF HEAVEN
TENEMENT
TEENANGER
BURNING LOVE
DEMOLITION
NOT AFRAID
CAUGHT IN A CROWD
PROXY
ABSOLUT
VCR
FURY
BLACK BARON
BORN WRONG
RAZORHEADS
THE SENTENCED
LIFE LIKE
ANIMAL MOTHER
FARANG
ANCIENT HEADS
WILD SIDE
MARVELOUS MARK
HIRED GOONS
CONUNDRUM

Tickets will be available for most shows. They go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Rotate This in Toronto and online at http://notdeadyet.bigcartel.com/ - There are no weekend passes available. Buy tickets for what you want to see and skip what you don’t!

Please note that all online tickets are Will Call only!

See you in November!

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