Tag Archives: post-punk

Live Review: Second Still at The Echoplex

L.A. band Second Still played The Echoplex last Sunday, after releasing their self-titled debut this month on Manic Depression Records. The three-piece band offers a stylish, minimal “coldwave” sound with haunting vocals, strong bass lines and straightforward machine drums. The album … Continue reading

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Souvenir Driver Release “Brace Yourself” EP, Play Harvard & Stone in March

“Now I have to listen to the bullshit he’s gonna say…Every day, every day.” Portland’s Souvenir Driver has released an EP called Brace Yourself on Bandcamp featuring four songs written in disgusted reaction to Trump’s election. The band is donating all … Continue reading

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Live Review: Bootblacks at Complex

Bootblacks wrapped up their tour with Liste Noire recently at Complex in Glendale, promoting their excellent album Veins (reviewed here). The performance was more stark than the lush record, and felt slightly more industrial, but it was intense and full … Continue reading

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Live Review: Magic Wands & Drinking Flowers at The Echo

Magic Wands played a homecoming show at The Echo last Monday after being on tour for several weeks with fellow local band Drinking Flowers, who now take over the Monday night residency. Originally a duo with guitarist Chris and singer/guitarist Dexy Valentine, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Bootblacks’ “Veins”

Bootblacks is a gloriously post-punk and dark-wave band from Brooklyn, with a new album called Veins due out in March on French label Manic Depression Records. While a bootblack is a shoe-shiner, the group’s name comes specifically from a description by William … Continue reading

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