LA art punks French Vanilla enjoyed the release of their debut self-titled album (via Danger Collective) with a balloon-filled celebration at The Smell.
El Monte’s The Red Pears talk to us about growing up together and why on any given weekend, they’re able to play everywhere from a backyard gig in the Inland Empire to a sold-out show at The Smell.
Meg Remy is the one badass woman behind experimental noise project U.S. Girls. After releasing her newest album Half Free (4AD) on Sept. 25, U.S. Girls went full freedom at a live show at The Smell on Sept. 30.
L.A.’s garage-punk heartbreakers SadGirl got The Smell going on a wild ride last Saturday night, joined by Dante Elephante, The High Curbs, and Astronaut Samurais for a sweaty, surf-soaked whirlwind of a time.
Here’s a quick offering of what’s on our radar for the month of June—DIY noise-punks No Age, dream-pop rockers Trails and Ways, Aussie indie-pop outfit San Cisco, and the local fuzzed-out showcase Lolipalooza 2.