Indie Rock

The Deli LA Premieres: Big Sis, "Way Back"

Big Sis is the new project of Nathan Paris-Hernandez, a songwriter who's assembled a loose collective of musicians that include members of other well known local acts like L.A. Witch and Pastilla. On their latest single, "Way Back", the band exhibits a more robust and nuanced version of melody, noise and rock that resonates with a nonchalant, yet rough-around-the edges beauty. But there's also some intricately knotty guitars in display, honing in a slackened mood with its loungy grooves and psychedelia undertones.

"Way Back" is featured on Big Sis' upcoming self-titled effort, which will be out digitally and on cassette via ¡DAME! on October 21. You can catch them at Redwood Bar & Grill tomorrow, October 6, alongside Globelamp and Pipe Dreams. The band is also playing a record release show at ¡DAME! Studio on the day of its release. - Juan Rodríguez

 


 

   

This Year’s Ocean Beach Festival’s Music Line Up Has Been Announced

Don't miss Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival's 2016 music line up on October 8th!

This Year’s Ocean Beach Festival’s Music Line Up This year the world-renowned Noriega Street will be home to the third annual Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival. This FREE festival will be dedicated to the cultural and historic value of Ocean Beach. The Outer Noriega Merchant Association (ONMA) along with its great residents are joining together to celebrate the vibrant beauty that is Noriega Street. This family friendly festival will feature six stages, over ten food vendors, two beer gardens, over twenty live music acts, live art installations, a kids zone, mobile petting zoo, and a pumpkin patch. So please join us on October 8th for a day to remember!

Travis Hayes
O
Meernaa
Claire George
Spooky Mansion
Down and Outlaws
Tino Drima
The Electric Arrows
French Cassettes
Chickenhead Johnson
Bear Call
The Old Folks
Edward Dix
James Houdini
DJ Platinum Patton

 

 

   

New Track: "Once/Twice" - Suburban Living

Suburban Living will release their new album, Almost Paradise, via 6131 Records this Friday, October 7. Paced by the in-motion interplay of snapping percussion, synth and bass, “Once/Twice,” which you can stream now at GoldFlakePaint, jogs forward in a relationship-dissecting, emotion-exposing, candy-coated haze. Suburban Living performs at The Foundry this Saturday, October 8 in support of Sunflower Bean and The Lemon Twigs.

   

Shoegaze bill at Mercury on 10.09 with Infinity Girl and Mahogany

Having released their second full length album “Harm” in the summer of 2015, Brooklyn’s Infinity Girl can be found hard at work on their third record. Although no release date has been announced as of yet, the band continue to play select live shows. On Sunday 10/9 they’ll step away from the studio long enough to play a set at the Mercury Lounge, supporting fellow dreamgazers Astrobrite (from Chicago) and ever-evolving headline act Mahogany. While “Harm” shifted away from than their previous noisier work, elements of the C86 jangle pop sound emerged. “Dirty Sun” underscores exactly what was (and still is) so appealing about this timeless sound. A blissful joy is conveyed by the convergence of rapidly strummed guitar over melody driven bass and fast, tom-tom heavy drums. The vocals provide the emotional release through a harmonic beauty evoking feelings of both nostalgia and present day comradery. While waiting for new music to be released, lovers of this should shouldn't miss Sunday's show. - Dave Cromwell

   

Mobile Steam Unit set to drop new EP and play Rough Trade

The "our band transcends genres" is one of the most frustrating lines to come across in a band bio, but I'll be damned if Mobile Steam Unit's music is easy to wrangle into one of these nice and clearly defined boxes. The Brookyln-based five-piece, whose sound winds through early 90s alt, nudisco, funk, synthpop and country, manages to not only pull off an eclectic auditory tasting, but does so in such a tight way, that you almost forget that what you're listening to is bananas. It's all the chaotic goodness you'd never expect, but are stoked to have stumbled on.  We're hyped to hear that the band is dropping a new EP of what's sure to be highly virtuosic weirdo rock Oct 30th at Rough Trade, opening for RANN. While waiting you can get your Mobile Steam Unit fix by streaming them below. - Olivia Sisinni