Eastside Mix: A Sunday of pop punk or radio pop

By Alfred Montez

The Ataris are making a surprising stop tonight, June 12, at The Airliner as part of a month-long tour that appears to been created on they fly. Some of the later dates in New Mexico still show “Need Show” even though the band is already on the road!

New Music Pick

Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl recommends:

Dante Vs Zombies “The Bible Belt

Echo Park/Silver Lake residents Dante Vs Zombies have been blowing my mind with their psychedelic glam punk for a little over a year now. Their live shows are some of the most entertaining and unpredictable I’ve seen in a while. This brand new song, “The Bible Belt”, shows the band approach a sort of Spaghetti Western style inspired beat with sing-song choruses and will be released on local label Infrasonic as a 7″ in a few weeks. The band is also hosting the Monday Night Residency at the Echo for the month of June, so be sure to catch them there! It’s Free!

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But this still sounds like it would be a  fun show to catch, and definitely a nod to the Airliner’s credibility as a music venue in Lincoln Heights. With their 15+ years of pop punk history under their belts, The Ataris really could have had their pick of a venue for this date. It’s been fun seeing the small venue grow from a relative unknown bar with a stage to a truly respected venue able to stretch lines of music fans around the humble Lincoln Heights block. The Ataris have said in messages to fans that they are doing everything they can to keep tickets down to $10 or $12, and the show is 21 and over only.

Joyce Manor @ The Boulevard Cafe

Also tonight, The Boulevard Cafe and Bar in East Los Angeles continues its activist stance with a fundraising event for Project Angel Food, an organization established to assist people living with different terminal illnesses.

The event features Joyce Manor, an indie flavored band with a feel that teeters between radio pop and much louder music, but never delves to deep into either extreme. Also performing are Isolated Victims, a great little Ska/Punk band that has been performing since 2003, tearing up stages in both ska and punk shows. I say stages, but this is a true party band, playing just about anywhere, frequently in backyards in the neighborhood. The fact that they advertise this show as “All Night, Indoors, 3 Bucks, All Ages” sums it up nicely.

Eastside Music Notes:

  • Dangerbird Record’s The One AM Radio to begin national tour in August. DangerBird
  • Madlib of Stone Throw Records releases bonus disc in digital format. Stones Throw
  • Echo Park’s Fretted Frog celebrates one year anniversary. Fretted Frog

There’s a lot of music out there. Eastside Mix will help guide you to noteworthy shows and keep you up to date on Eastside venues, bands, artists and labels. Did we miss something? Send an email to hello@theEastsiderLA.com.

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