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From Thursday 28 June 2018

La Escalera Fest 7 – Saturday @ Bar Pink and The Office, San Diego

On Saturday, La Escalera Fest 7 moved to the heart of San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, with shows scheduled for the afternoon and evening at Bar Pink (co-owned by John Reis of Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt, Drive like Jehu, and other bands) and The Office, which also

Tuesday 02 January 2018

Ones to Watch in 2018: Part 1

Friday 17 November 2017

Awesome Fest 11 announces first batch of bands

The six-member team that curates the annual Awesome Fest in San Diego, California has made its first announcement of bands that will perform at the eleventh iteration of the three-day festival, 16-18 February, 2018. This marks a change from the traditional Labour Day weekend, the first weekend in September,

Friday 01 September 2017

MC Lars, Mom Jeans, Western Settings and more contribute to ‘Stay Human’ compilation

Various punk, indie, emo and ska artists, including MC Lars, Western Settings and Mom Jeans, have contributed their songs to an anti-Racist compilation, entitled ‘Stay Human’. The comp is available for PYWY download on bandcamp, with 100% of all donations going towards Brody Jewish Centre at the University of

Monday 22 May 2017

Western Settings, DFMK, Se Vende, & The Waste Aways @ Tower Bar, San Diego

Every May, bands head out from their hometowns and head to Montreal for the annual Pouzza Fest. Some bands just fly in and out, while others make a tour of it. Western Settings decided to take a week to get there and another coming back, so a send off

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Western Settings, Turkish Techno, The Manx, lysolgang, The Stupid Daikini @ Out of the Park, Anaheim

Marty Ploy is a Southern California institution. Party Marty, as he is known, has been booking shows under the moniker ‘The Party’s Over Productions’ for fifteen years. But more than book shows, Marty has been about creating a community, bringing together like-minded people, creating a space where everyone feels

Monday 30 January 2017

Western Settings & Buckfast Superbee @ Pour House, Oceanside, California

Lou Niles is a San Diego music institution. He’s been in the scene since the heyday of the nineties. He has hosted local music programmes on local radio stations. And he’s now hosting a series of live music events around town called “In Your Neighborhood.” The first of these

Tuesday 24 January 2017

La Escalera Fest 6 announces line up

La Escalera Records have announced the line up for La Escalera Fest 6. The punk/indie fest will take place in San Diego, CA in the U.S. and Tijuana, Mexico from the 14th to the 16th April. It will mark the sixth anniversary for the record label. The full line up is

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Dead To Me, Western Settings, Dimber, Love Nothing @ The Hi Hat, Los Angeles

Two years after the announcement that co-founder Jack Dalrymple had rejoined the band and two years after co-founder Tyson “Chicken” Annicharico emerged from a stint in rehab, Dead To Me finally released their first new music in some five years. Fat Wreck Chords released the three-song EP “I Wanna

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Get Dead, Western Settings, Druglords of the Avenues, Squarecrow @ Tower Bar, San Diego

Fat Wreck Chords’ Get Dead hit the road recently to support their new LP, Honesty Lives Elsewhere, and they brought along their Bay Area pals, Druglords of the Avenues (which features Swingin’ Utters vocalist Johnny Bonnel). The pair made a stop at San Diego’s Tower Bar, and rounding out the