What’s in a Name?
Mother Death Queen is sweeter than a hesher band
A band moniker like Mother Death Queen may indicate a bunch of big, hairy guys with Flying V guitars and too many crash cymbals. Fortunately it’s much more pleasant than that.
All-ages venue makes a new home Downtown
Amped Performance Center, an all-ages music venue, has relocated Downtown, adding quality to a cultural district in need of further revitalization.
Music to Your Ears
The Scrams Are Dead
Trashy, twitchy, loud garage rock band The Scrams will be holding rock and roll funeral services for itself this Saturday.
Mazzy Star "Common Burn / Lay Myself Down" · The Soft Moon "Total Decay" · Jens Lekman "An Argument With Myself"
A few words on Mazzy Star, The Soft Moon and Jens Lekman
Flyer on the Wall
Regression, Drainolith, Postcommodity and The 47th Star play a show at Small Engine Gallery on Sunday.
Courtesy of the artist
Drug Church • alternative, hardcore punk • The Coma Recovery • metal • Boyfriend Armada
Hey man, do you, like, wanna go to drug church? How's does Coma Recovery suit you after a night out and is there a Boyfriend Armada awaiting you in the stormy waters of the Rio Grande? Ask yourself these and other relevant questions on Thursday, May 25, when the fine folks over at ye olde Launchpad bring some of the bestest rocanrol music—made by some of the most archly named musical units in Satan's legion—to our humble, though not quite innocent little town by the river. Get ready to mosh until you melt down when the aforementioned Drug Church, a hardcore quintet from Nueva York, hit the stage. They'll be joined in brutal, sonic ritual by two of this town's loudest and louchest acts, the Coma Recovery and Boyfriend Armada, of course. It'll be fun and maybe you'll even have a bruise or broken bone to show off afterwards … you know, after your parents trundle off to bed and Snapchat is getting hot. This 13+ show is only $8; that should hopefully help the Dark Lord's recruitment efforts for the evening—it begins at 8pm, by the way.
Steve Aoki • EDM, electro house, dubstep • Slushii • future bass, progressive house, trap, hardstyle • Ookay • K?D
Wiggle on over to Downtown this Friday, May 26, to see the extraordinary, world-class electro house musician, record producer, DJ and music executive, Steve Aoki at Downtown's Memorial Day Weekend Block Party. The booty bumpin' party will be held in the parking lot across from the Historic El Rey Theater (technically at Park It Place) and festivities get goin' at 6pm and end at 11pm. General admission costs $49 and VIP tickets (which include a commemorative lanyard, express entry, and access to the VIP area with the best view) cost $83. Supporting the Grammy-nominated DJ are notable musicians in their own right, Slushii, Ookay and K?D.