Baldwin Park Rapper Lefty Gunplay is Playin’ for Keeps
With witty lyrics, Holladay experiments with storytelling of his times in prison and on the gritty streets of the San Gabriel Valley. He is one of the biggest names in the new L.A. rap scene and the conversation about being one of this generation's biggest Latino rappers.
Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg Blasted Through 38 Songs In One Hour In Echo Park
Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg started their hour-long set with “Do You Wanna Dance” and ebbed and flowed through classics from the early-to-middle Ramones era, including their later hits, such as “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” and even an extremely heartfelt rendition of Joey Ramone’s masterpiece, “What a Wonderful World.”
A Dive Into L.A.’s Punk Scene: Decolonize-Core with Xibalba
L.A.-based hardcore band Xibalba recently headlined a record-release show at 1st Street Billiards in Boyle Heights. Their new album "Aztlán" is a tribute to L.A.'s thriving DIY punk and hardcore scene that is led by Latinos born and raised in Los Angeles.
The San Fernando Valley’s Only DIY Punk Space Asks For Help to Recover From Severe Water Leak From Rain
The Midnight Hour in San Fernando has hosted dozens of benefit shows, raising thousands of dollars for local LGBTQ+ and Palestinian organizations. Its landlord reportedly refused to help with repairs or lost income due to damaged equipment and goods at the shop. A fundraiser is now up.
Dark Wave Atmospheric Acid Cumbia Arrives: ‘El Keamo’ Comes Straight From L.A.’s San Fernando Valley
Just when you thought you'd heard all cumbia subgenres, here comes El Keamo and his atmospheric instrumental "Cumbia Dark Wave Gaze." It's a uniquely utilitarian variation that is both perfect for micro dosing LSD and zen-ing out, but not spooky enough to scare off your family from dancing to it at a backyard family party.
Sublime Unites With Bradley Nowell’s Son Jakob At DTLA’s Punk-Reggae Benefit For HR Of Bad Brains
The show was described as a “once-in-lifetime” set list with the son of Sublime’s iconic late frontman performing his father’s anthems with the band’s original members. It was a ska-punk night for the ages.
Listen to the Next Essential Cumbia Christmas Rola From Chicano Batman’s É. Arenas
"I hate Christmas music, so I decided to make my own," Arenas tells L.A. TACO. "The song is rooted in Bronco, dipped in Twin Peaks, and finding yourself lost and found on Christmas morning in a 3 A.M. warehouse dance party."
How L.A. Inspires Indigenous Composer Raven Chacon’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Noise Music’
"I’ll start by saying that Indigenous people who are within the borders of this country are not necessarily in this nation by choice. We have conceded to being American because these are our homelands, and we want to remain in them, and the country has built itself around us." Chacon says.
First Look: Limited-Edition Maná Screen Print By Ernesto Yerena to Support L.A. Street Vendors
Proceeds from these prints will be donated to L.A. street vendors. Print goes on sale on Friday Nov, 24th at 10am PST at hechoconganas.bigcartel.com.