I know many of you guys can’t fit your ears around Youth Code, which I learned when excitedly glowing over their debut LP. They make electronic industrial productions that local duo Ryan William George or Sara Taylor literally scream over: it is not for everyone. I get that. Since we’re having a bit of a goth Monday, it only felt appropriate to share a new song from them called “Consuming Guilt.” Yes, it’s loud—but it’s good, if you can move beyond the surface of the sound.
When news broke that OAK was finally making the hop from East coast to West coast, I’m pretty sure I wet my pants a little bit. The brand is known for making and finding and selling a mixture of goth, androgynous, upscale streetwear that come in black, black, some grays, black, white, black, silver, black, and black. Their stores in New York are nice and intimate and, while I have yet to visit their Downtown outpost, I have a feeling that it is somewhat New York-ish still.
Without any pretense (Surprisingly.), the brand popped up in a weird Mid-City location this week, blocks from where I live, like a bizarre white castle amidst historically Hasidic establishments and a smattering of design destinations. What does it mean? Well, the brand has gone full Los Angeles, opening up a sprawling L-shaped building that surely is going to be one of the more popular and successful retailers in town.
Sheesh: it’s been a week. And, sheesh, hopefully it’ll be a weekend too. Wait: it is! CHECK THE RECAP!!
On July 31st, the last day of the month, there was a crescent moon waxing in Virgo. I don’t pay much attention to the moon phases unless I feel weird. I felt disconnected all day on that Thursday at work. Continually interrupted, I made mistakes. Nothing major but still, errors were made.
You guys: the Summer is almost over. How sad! What a bummer! We didn’t think the day would come but we’re nearing the end of our Goldenvoice giveaways. We’re not there yet, though: we have a few more options for you to see some music in town before the heat wears off. The next event we have tickets for is punk/hardcore act Fucked Up, who are taking the El Rey on August 21. I know some of you punk lovers are out there: this show is for you.