Joyce Manor, Desaparecidos, Touche Amore to play Regency Ballroom

Joyce Manor Last summer, Joyce Manor released Never Hungover Again – their 20-minute Epitaph debut that see's the band clearly moving their sound forward and looking towards a career playing their brand of nostalgic pop-punk. Their music has drawn comparisons to Jawbreaker, The Descendent's, and The Smiths, but never feels like a cheap replica. The Jawbreaker comparison is apt more than just as a sonic reference point- Joyce Manors primary singer/songwriter Barry Johnson has developed a culty fan base much like Jawbreakers Blake Schwarzenbach. This culty fervor has carried Joyce Manor from house shows in Torrance to a slot at 2015's Coachella Festival. Never Hungover [...]

Giveaway: Desaparecidos with Touché Amoré at The Regency

Fronted by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes fame, Desaparecidos are returning to The Regency on April 16 with an impressive cast of openers. Joining the Nebraska emo-punks will be two equally catchy Southern California hardcore bands — Touché Amoré and Joyce Manor. Lucky for you, we're giving away two pairs of tickets for this stacked bill. I've seen all of these bands play FYF Fest in Los Angeles and none of them let the energy drop for even a moment during their respective sets. It seems fair to assume April's show will be no different. To enter for a chance to [...]

Touché Amoré find hope in hopelessness at Slim’s

Touché Amoré photos by Nicole Browner All other photos by Ryan McDonald Los Angeles fivesome Touché Amoré led a grab bag lineup of emo and hardcore bands on Wednesday night at Slim's. The sold-out show was already crowded when Albany, NY's Drug Church took the stage to deliver an opening bout of aggressive post-hardcore riffs. Seahaven were the odd man out on the lineup — these four Southern California dudes play alt-rock that draws straight from '90s radio rock. Their style left half the audience furrowing their brows in confusion. Lead singer Kyle Soto looks a bit like a skinny, half-sized Channing [...]

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