Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I was gonna upload the Rayos X 7" but Tony beat me to it a few days ago. So instead I'm just going to post a link to his blog. If you know who Rayos X are then you don't need me to tell you how good this band is! So check out http://noconformo.blogspot.com/ for the 'Mi Desorden' ep. His blog also has a bunch of other stuff covering the La Raw Ponx scene coming up. He's uploaded a few pages of his Fronteras Desarmadas zine too, as well as the video zine version. Anywho, check it out!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This is the first version of their 'Terror Tape', which to me sounds much better than the re-recorded one they put out afterwards. This too was released by the Silenzio Statico collective. Raw D-Beat with low quality recording that just rounds off the tape really well. 7 songs including a Disclose cover.
Jigs Up! is both the guys from Goner plus one guy from Flora, and they play super fast hardcore. This tape has 10 songs in under 5 minutes. The tape sold out quick. There were plans for a split 7" with NxBxC but the band didn't last very long.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Hit Me Back, one of my all time favorite bands. They were from South Central and were around from 2002-2008. They were always down to play any kind of show, whether it was a venue, house show or whatever. This is a collection of a 12" ep and 2 splits I think. They've got a few other releases but this is definitely my favorite. Hit Me Back members also played in bands like Asko, Tuberculosis, Fraude, Send The Dogs, Harto, Ugly Heads, Strangers, Drapetomania and many more.
Intifada from Chicago play pretty basic hardcore in both spanish and english. I'm not sure if they're still together or not but they were fun to watch live when they came down here a few years ago. This is their second 7" plus an extra track which is a Scholastic Deth cover.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sin Orden have been around for a good while now and finally put out an LP last year. This isn't as straight forward as their earlier material but it's still really good.
Bruise Violet were an all girl hardcore band from South Gate. South Gate was the go to area for a couple of years because of the Allen Theater and Cafe Kashmir which was right next door to the Allen. I caught them a boatload of times and they always delivered! I did miss their last show and it's always been a huge regret!
I know that Daisy sung in a few other bands after or around the same time that Bruise Violet was around. She was in Warscroll, Degrading Humanity and Send The Dogs, who were another favorite of mine! They were soooo good live! Vanessa drummed for another band but the name escapes me at the moment. Vanessa and Miriam also work with the Chicas Rockeras girls rock camp. Check it out and if you're local, please think about donating any unwanted instruments or gear.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
After Asko broke up Tony went on to start Rayos X with Kaye from Vakraant (in which Tony also played). This is their first tape that was done by the Silenzio Statico collective (expect a lot more posts from these guys). Rayos X are a very active band out here and also have a 7" on Lengua Armada which I will post later. Snotty raw punk that will have you dancing.
First release on the Silenzio Statico tape label.Asko was a band that didn't last too long, maybe a year tops. But this tape is gonna make them really hard to forget. Raw punk in the vein of Totalitar and R.I.P (includes an R.I.P cover). Do yourself a favor!
Second 7" from this now defunct LA band. Mugre was definitely one of my favorite bands to watch. Fast, urgent and angry.
Awesome Chicago band, this was released as both a tape and an LP. They recently got back together to play some reunion shows. Nearly shit my pants when I found out they would be playing here in LA. I can't believe how awesome this is.
This is their 'Deprimido' 7" from Lengua Armada. Solid hardcore sung in spanish. Awesome band, awesome dudes.