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‘Tacos With a Side of Dope Music:’ A Preview of the DJs Gracing The Stage at TACO MADNESS

Attendees of this weekend have much to look forward to—from behind the turntables to behind the grills, TACO MADNESS promises to bring something for everybody, and the L.A. TACO looks forward to bringing all of the energy, excitement, and culture to La Plaza De Culturas y Artes this Saturday.

This Godfather of California’s Punk Scene Founded Goldenvoice Before Going to Prison For Smuggling Weed

In the early 80s, Gary Tovar named Goldenvoice after he smoked a strain of Thai weed. He threw the biggest punk shows in the country, filling up spaces like The Grand Olympic Auditorium with 5,000 punks. Decades later, Tovar still plays a part by consulting and helping to formulate some of the biggest punk shows today.

June 6, 2024

L.A. Punk Icons Kid Congo Powers and Alice Bag Collaborate On ‘Psychedelic Lounge On a Mexican Beach’ Act. Listen Now!

Their newly created and unexpected “Chicano loungey” hybrid style deviates from their grittier, guitar-driven garage-punk sound. The punk rock lifers debuted the song live at The Broad on March 30th.

Why Is Highland Park’s Last Backyard Street Punk Band Finally Calling it Quits?

"Punk music will not solve our problems," Nick Carabajal, the band's frontman and co-founder reminds us. "Only punk people."

March 1, 2024

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.

February 8, 2024

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.

December 12, 2023

Bésame Mucho 2023 Proved It’s Officially the Best Latino Music Festival Right Now

The ticket price of Bésame Mucho may be worth it alone for the amusing, overwhelmingly positive people-watching experience, especially seeing multiple generations of Latinos dancing to the same live music many of us grew up listening to at family parties.

December 4, 2023

Three of the Most Venerated Names in California Punk Played an O.C. Punk Festival This Weekend

Punk in the Park in Orange County is southern California's most exciting punk festival since Warped Tour.

November 7, 2023

Trap Meets Classical As Metro Boomin Is Backed by a Full Orchestra in Hollywood

The evening was a spectacular reminder that rap and trap music deserve to be in the same conversation as classical music.

October 28, 2023

‘Orquestra Guadalupana Baja California’ From Tijuana’s Barrios to Play Free Show Near Melrose Avenue Tomorrow

As part of a community resource fair organized by Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez tomorrow, Orquestra Guadalupana will be playing around noon at Lemon Grove Park off Melrose Avenue.

September 8, 2023