Can Hardcore Have Keytar?
By Nick Tietjens
Better Oblivion Community Center is as much a performance art piece as a band.
On Tuesday, July 16th, the Shoreline Amphitheater presented a gift to the city of Mountain View.
This month's Featured Design was created by new KALX volunteer Lavinia Sfetcu!
Artist's Statement: This is my first design I've created since starting my journey as a KALX Volunteer! Essentially, my design is a self portrait. All the colors represent my pure excitement to start my volunteer work, along with the endless opportunities of friendships, new music, and creative productivity.
On Saturday, June 22nd at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Toronto-based punks PUP took to the Bay with loud catchy riffs, self-deprecating humor, and more than a little bit of a smug attitude regarding the outcome of the NBA finals. Here’s KALX volunteer Kat’s take after speaking with PUP’s guitarist Steve Sladkowski and watching/moshing the show.
Even the uncharacteristically hot weather could not keep Danish punk rock band Iceage away from the Bay Area for long. These post-punk rockers made a stop at The New Parish in Oakland, California on April 23, 2019 after playing two weekends at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Iceage has been touring since the release of their fourth studio album Beyondless, released on May 4, 2018 by Matador Records.
Last year, DJ Carlos Kowalski sat down for a chat with Deb DeMure and Mona D, the darkwave duo also known as Drab Majesty. After two years of near-constant touring, they recently retreated to Greece to record their upcoming album, Modern Mirror. It will be released in July 2019.
What were the origins of Drab Majesty?
On May 20th, 2019, Rhode Island based Latinx, queer, riot grrrl punk group the Downtown Boys took to the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Here's KALX volunteer Kat's take on how their performance's theme of inclusivity and direct action created an empowering experience with effects that reverberated far beyond just that night.