The Buttertones

Live Review: Slow Hollows at Teragram Ballroom 11/4

Sans the winding roads and $15 parking lots near Teragram Ballroom, Slow Hollows' album release party was a considerable success, drawing kids from as far out as Antelope Valley and Pomona to Los Angeles' decadent sidestreets. A gaggle of selfies were taken while waiting around the Ballroom's characteristic marquee, and at 9PM Danger Collective's BOYO (fka Bobby T. and the Slackers) had Robert Tilden promptly lulling the crowd—the band released their EP "machines" on Halloween. High school sweethearts and rowdy teens were thrown together as The Buttertones ripped through their setlist, which included songs from 2015's acclaimed western American Brunch. Someone lost their car keys, and someone else lost a shoe. At least four teens crowdsurfed, but everyone just stood and swayed and collectively sighed to the songs off Romantic, introduced by a very modest, somewhat blasé, endearingly ineffectual frontman and songwriter Austin Feinstein. The crowd just went like, yeah.

Slow Hollows supports Cherry Glazerr on their 2016/2017 Winter Tour, starting 12/27 in Fresno. - Ryan Mo

   

Liphemra's Zine Release Party at Non Plus Ultra 6.12.15

Los Angeles' experimental quartet Liphemra is holding a zine release this Friday at the Non Plus Ultra, co-designed and pressed by the independent art print/publisher Obelisk Press.

Presented by Burger Records, Lollipop Records, Pizza Party Music, and Lucky Cat Club, the release will start at 7 PM with a pre-show party upstairs. Liphemra will perform first with suavecore surf revivalists The Buttertones and burning psych/garage rock WALTER to follow. DJ spins from members of the awesome Honey Power Club! - Ryan Mo