IR: The SoCal Sessions 21 – My DJ Has a God Complex
Now, this episode has little to do with the Lord, aside from the fact he brought you the tunes today. Kidding. As far as the wacky intro, it was personally mixed using samples from serious folk with vivid imaginations. Scary, no? Well… maybe not as much as that counterbalancing demonic Fireside promo I stumbled across and stuck in the program.
Breaking our Warped record on episode length, the newest clocks in at a little over an hour and dishes up sixteen diverse and excellent tracks from artists in San Diego, all the way into LA, and onward up the 5 past Southern California’s fringes to Fresno.
Some of the artists just released brand new CDs, such as the very promising and extremely solid full length by upcoming wunderkind 2nd Day Crush, as well as the talented LA based Metro Station; luckily not a recording of station ambience released by the Los Angeles MTA. The latter is at Hot Topic (yeah, I know you all shop there).
There are a record number of local live shows coming up as well, not to mention new national tour schedules starting up by artists like San Diego’s Pensive and Weatherbox. From Aulta at the Alley in Fullerton, to Streets of Rage at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, and 2nd Day Crush at the Key Club in Hollywood, there lots of live local action to choose from to get your year started off properly.
So, after you get your sizable musical fix, we recommend that you cement your own crazy memories at some of the shows listed below. Until next time… IR Bizzach!
Time to lay off the caffeine…
1) Weatherbox – Atoms Smash | amazon
2) Metro Station – Shake It | itunes
3) 2nd Day Crush – The Victim | itunes
4) Moxie – 1 2 3 | cd
5) Aulta – Lose Your Breath
6) Stole Your Woman – The Scene | cd
7) Pensive – Summer is Gone | e-music
8 ) Streets of Rage – Thumbs Up | itunes
9) Fono – On the Line | free promo!!
10) Korben – Always My Fault | amazon
11) Flywright – 1986 | itunes | cd
12) Turn of Fate – Little Miss Rosie
13) Exploder – Catalina
14) Nextdoor – Here I Am | snocap
15) Fight from Above – All the Same | amazon | cd
16) Folio – Friday Girl | itunes | cd