07. 01. 2014

Bombón: San Pedro Surf Rock Queens

Surf rock may be the oldest and most distinctively Southern Californian genre of music we have. Its style and characteristics are simple, yet challenging enough to be hard to do well. Progenitors of...

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05. 01. 2014

LAPINU ZE FRENCH SINGING RABBIT

I am riding the highest wave, holding the reigns of an elephant with a diving force. Wearing a crown made of tear drops. I am pulling the reigns back into me and aiming...

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09. 10. 2013

Whole-Hearted Musical Perfection: ZOLA JESUS

  It was cool Friday evening when we walked past desolate and gritty car repair lots, whose corners were occupied by a few homeless souls taking shelter for the night. It was a...

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09. 10. 2013

Raw Power Writings: White Night Blazing Bright

Disclaimer: I’ve known several of the people in White Night for a long time; a few of them are some of my oldest friends in Los Angeles. In fact, Kid Kevin, the band’s...

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12. 06. 2013

Raw Power Writings: FartBarf

Never in my life have I had such low expectations for a band.  It was late on a Monday night and I was tired but I decided to roll down to San Pedro...

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12. 05. 2013

The Rockstar Way to do Coachella: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

For many reasons, going to Coachella has never appealed to me. Mainly, it’s the heat, the crowds, and sifting through the many bands I could care less about to see the choice few...

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09. 03. 2013

Wreck of the Zephyr

It’s rare to find bands that put nearly as much effort into the physical packaging of their music as they do into the music itself. Then again, Los Angeles’ Wreck Of The Zephyr...

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10. 02. 2013

Raw Power Writings: Summer Vacation

  It’s a well known fact here in Southern California that the best Chinese food can be found in the San Gabriel Valley (something my roommates and I discussed just the other night)....

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10. 01. 2013

Raw Power Writings: Wreck of the Zephyr

It’s rare to find bands that put nearly as much effort into the physical packaging of their music as they do into the music itself. Then again, Los Angeles’s Wreck Of The Zephyr...

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12. 12. 2012

The Spirit of Punk Rock is Alive in San Pedro: Toys That Kill

Punk rock has been a source of inspiration for the majority of my life, and the South Bay punk community is one that has stayed true to it’s roots in both intensity, chaotic...

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12. 11. 2012
Raw Power Writings: White Murder

Raw Power Writings: White Murder

  If the walls of Harold’s Place in San Pedro could talk, they’d probably mumble something incoherent and then challenge you to a fight. Harold’s Place has been around for ages and because...

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