Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Adelit@s from PDX were a pleasant surprise when they played down here in LA for the first time. After the show my friends and I stayed outside with them talking for a really long time and these were some of the nicest people I have ever met! Seriously, I cannot believe just how down to earth they were. I really ended up missing them after they left, luckily I got to see them a bit longer when they stopped by my house for directions to the next show so we hung out a bit more. They've come back down a few more times to play both Latino Fest and Clit Fest. They're gonna be out on tour again this summer with a new LP coming out so be sure to check them out when they roll by your area. I can't wait to see them again!
For updates on their tour check http://adelitas.wordpress.com/about/
Demo - http://www.mediafire.com/?cf7b0qgr7utmdn7
Guerrilla Armadas Con Melodias CD - http://www.mediafire.com/?o29ood8g0fpgk8c
Un Solo Grito 7" - http://www.mediafire.com/?7l9kjo6dr3jt63m
Fist Sin Orden 7" on Lengua Armada. The recordings are a bit more harsher than anything else Sin Orden ever did. This was released back in 2000, I can't believe these guys have been around for so damn long! Although they did break up for a while and during that time Carlos was in another band called Reaccion which from what I've read was a straight edge band. I'll post up the Reaccion stuff right under the link for the Sin Orden 7" here. This 7" covers a variety of subjects which include gangs, peer pressure and religion amongst other things. Took me a while to actually get my hands on a copy of this but well worth the wait.
Brutalidad Juvenil -
Reaccion - https://app.box.com/s/76drcnast96mr765ocdm9fgzrwzvvvcb
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Vagrants who eventually changed their name to Vakraant, were a D-Beat influenced punk band from South Central. This was Tony and Kaye's band before they went on to start the almighty Rayos X. The Vagrants could be seen at any given backyard on any given weekend. They were always down to hit up any show around the hood. I'm not sure what demo or tape these songs were used in but it's 4 tracks. Check it!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
LA's Moral Decay was another local band that was around at the same time as Total Disorder and S.C.R.S. I'm not exactly sure what year they broke up in but after the band Jose went on to sing in Peligro Social and Ruleta Rusa while Eddie plays in Poliskitzo. This contains 2 releases, "Die For Nothing" and "Youth On The Streets". LA's Moral Decay aren't exactly remembered for their releases though, they're remembered for all the crazy sets played in backyards and small venues. They recently did a few reunion shows that I had to miss because of work but from the pictures and videos that I've seen, they were packed up the ass and incredibly wild! The picture on the left is from one of those shows and it seems like no mic was even needed since the crowd already knew all the words!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
First off, I'd like to dedicate this post to the memory of Erwin Infante who sadly passed away last month in an accident. I know we didn't kick it all that much or even know each other too well, but right from the moment we met, you were cool as shit to me and super nice. It almost seemed as if we went way back. R.I.P.
Total Disorder was a street punk band from South Central that Erwin played guitar for. They mainly played backyard shows and were around at the time when the South Central backyard scene was at it's highest point with bands like LA's Moral Decay, All Out Attak, SCRS amongst many more. Total Disorder always stuck out and as cheesy as it sounds have now reached a semi legendary status around here. They are among a handful of bands that have been long gone but never forgotten in the backyard scene. I never got to see them play but man the stories I've heard and the way people speak so highly of them as one of those memorable bands really makes me wish that the reunion Erwin was trying to make happen had actually happened. I know that some people on here won't 'get' it and maybe see this band as just another street punk band but that's not the case over here in LA. They were a big part of our scene and one of those bands you looked up to. You just don't even know....
Sick lagging it, yeah, I know. I don't get to upload stuff as often as I would like to. But let's get back into it with the Descarados demo that Ray was cool enough to hook me up with to share here (thanks again!). This is their demo tape from 2002, it's five songs and most of them were later re-recorded and released on the one sided 12". This is a bit scruffier than their other recordings mostly because I think these are home recordings. Either way, this is just as good as everything else!