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The Adolescents Play for Adolescents! The Legendary OC Punk Band Is Taking Part in This Year's Vans Warped Tour

The Adolescents Play for Adolescents! The Legendary OC Punk Band Is Taking Part in This Year's Vans Warped Tour

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Adolescents are part of the Vans Warped Tour this summer—and the band is retaining its punk cred by eschewing a cushy tour bus in favor of a van. Yes, after almost 40 years in the business, the Orange County punk outfit is still kicking ass.

The Adolescents are one of several legendary bands—incl...

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Purveyors of Electronic Dance Rock: Desert Hot Springs' Chill Magnet Celebrates the Release of Its Well-Received Debut Album

Purveyors of Electronic Dance Rock: Desert Hot Springs' Chill Magnet Celebrates the Release of Its Well-Received Debut Album

Monday, July 17, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Desert Hot Springs band Chill Magnet has finally put out an album—and it lives up to the band’s name.

Surf Chica Bonita includes some truly bang-up tracks that will remind listeners of bands such as Tame Impala, Foals and MGMT. Parts of the album have deep, psychedelic tracks, while other sections hav...

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Live: CHIC With Nile Rodgers, Fantasy Springs, July 15

Live: CHIC With Nile Rodgers, Fantasy Springs, July 15

Monday, July 17, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

When Nile Rodgers and CHIC performed at Fantasy Springs on Saturday night, he expressed concern about the setup inside the Special Events Center.

“It’s weird to see everyone sitting; it feels like being in a classroom,” Rodgers told the crowd about a quarter of the way into the band’s set. “CHIC is a...

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The Lucky 13: Orlando Welsh, Photographer and Musician With High Fantasy

The Lucky 13: Orlando Welsh, Photographer and Musician With High Fantasy

Friday, July 14, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

If you’re ever looking for Orlando Welsh, just look for his easy-to-spot hair—and, yes, it’s real. I’ve personally been able to find him in crowds at events from Coachella to the Vans Warped Tour, where he’s been in attendance as a professional photographer. Welsh is also a local musician, and has b...

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The Lucky 13: Joshua Fimbres, of Thr3 Strykes

The Lucky 13: Joshua Fimbres, of Thr3 Strykes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Josh Fimbres is known for his sense of humor: He’ll often crack jokes and tease you. When he and Josh Hall are onstage as Thr3 Strykes, they are known for putting on a great show, full of aggressive and in-your-face rap music with a punk-rock attitude. Thr3 Strykes recently put out a new album, CMNCT...

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Look Beyond the Name: Yes, This Mask-Wearing Synth Band Is Called Fartbarf, and There's a Reason for That

Look Beyond the Name: Yes, This Mask-Wearing Synth Band Is Called Fartbarf, and There's a Reason for That

Monday, July 10, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

First, you notice the band’s name … Fartbarf. Enough said about that.

Second, you notice that all three of the members are wearing Neanderthal masks. Enough said there, too.

Third, you notice that the band plays … synth music? Yes—really awesome synth music.

The Los Angeles trio will be bringing a live...

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