Hookworms’ reputation, like The Hum itself, lies in the drone and the uncontrollable constants of their music that remain even after they’ve shattered its thick atmosphere with sharp punches of proto-punk-inspired malevolence. Flinging themselves into the public’s consciousness with 2013’s Pearl Mystic, the debut LP’s perfect storm of billowing textures and napalm-filled Modern Lovers licks was one of the most-acclaimed albums of the year – receiving plaudits from The Guardian, Uncut, the BBC, NME, Drowned in Sound, Loud & Quiet (it was the latter twos Album of the Year) and many others.
Chico, CA 95928
After releasing a first glimpse in the form of the ‘Atomos VII’ EP earlier this year, A Winged Victory For The Sullen finally reveal their second full-length album entitled ‘Atomos’, which besides familiar piano, string and drone sounds also sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesisers.
6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028
Celebrating release day of their new album, New Glow, with a live mini-performance at Amoeba Hollywood! Fans who purchase New Glow get a limited-edition LIVE AT AMOEBA poster pre-signed by Matt and Kim!
Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop.
With New Glow, the duo who love hip-hop and pop have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop and just won’t leave your head. “The best era of music is right now and I believe we’re doing our best work yet.” says Matt.
“Anyone who has seen one of our shows knows we love any style of music you can have fun and get wild to. I’m not sure we were able to put that diversity on any of our albums the way we did on New Glow. While there are definitely songs that will feel familiar to people who know our stuff, there are also songs like “Get It” which have always been part of who we are but went unrecorded to this point. We helped edit a lyric video for “Get It”, using live footage from a handful of festivals and shows we played in the last couple years. Going through that footage really made it hard to believe how lucky we are to have the best f**king job in the world.”
The two met while attending Pratt Institute and quickly became known for their thunder-punching, melodic mix of indie and dance music. Right off, Spin said “there truly is no sound these two won’t use to support their almost religious commitment to spreading huge grins,” while Pitchfork described their quality as “melody so happily jerky and rhythms so dangerously spastic that you can practically hear paroxysmal crowds pogo-ing madly…Johnson sings, and thousands of other kids in his zip code (and others like it around the country) feel like he’s describing their Saturday nights.”
Previously, Matt and Kim’s video for “Lessons Learned,” in which they strip naked in Times Square on a very cold February day, won an MTV Music Award for “Breakthrough Video.” 2012’s Lightning (FADER) featured the Alternative radio hit “Let’s Go” and single “Daylight” was certified Gold.
All the while they toured the globe, becoming the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems on larger and larger scales. They’ve performed at many, many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop and Ultra.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Celebrating 5 seasons & 50 episodes, AXS TV continues to find The World's Greatest Tribute Bands of the most legendary rock stars of all time. Enjoy STEVIE WONDER: A tribute by Natural Wonder. AXS TV host, Katie Daryl, will be LIVE Tuesday nights at Whisky A Go Go on The Sunset Strip.
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
Brett Hool [voice/guitar] and John Kibler [bass/voice] formed We Are The West during a period of time spent between The Netherlands and Brooklyn, before moving back to California. Often seeking out nontraditional and acoustically inspirational spaces in which to perform and record, their tours have included performances in theaters, festivals, clubs, galleries, barns, basements, Moose lodges, antique shops, Applebee’s, tow lots, mine shafts, and natural desert amphitheaters.
Onstage they have supported musical acts like Pete Yorn, Lord Huron, and Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, as well as chamber artists like Kinan Azmeh and Real Vocal String Quartet. Their recordings have been featured in compilations for organizations such as Textura, Sound and Motion, and the Surfrider Foundation.
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, 90731
On Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 pm, bring the entire family for “Music Under The Guns” on board Battleship IOWA. The Golden West Pops, a premier adult community band based in Newport Beach, will be performing a selection of popular tunes. This unique concert series features local community musicians performing a variety of music styles. Held outdoors on the ships’ fantail, guests are reminded to dress appropriately. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children 12 and under and students with valid ID.
This event is held outside on the ship’s fantail. Limited seating is available. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring blankets and outdoor chairs. Concessions will be available, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Event is subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Celebrating 5 seasons & 50 episodes, AXS TV continues to find The World's Greatest Tribute Bands of the most legendary rock stars of all time. Enjoy FOREIGNER: A tribute by Double Vision. AXS TV host, Katie Daryl, will be LIVE Tuesday nights at Whisky A Go Go on The Sunset Strip.