Rainbow Brite still the bomb after all these years!

January 19th, 2011

:pizza: :pizza: :pizza: Rainbow Brite is dope because it’s about just being happy and working towards a better tomorrow. You have to work hard to spread happiness. This is also very scary and weird. I feel as though it’s a little too “gay” at times but at the same time I really like it! Plus I’m really “gay”.  It has inspired me again and again. :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :p
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Alien Nation

December 20th, 2010

Remember Alien Nation? One of the goofiest/best television series about Aliens who live on earth amongst humans. The show ran like an after school special touching on controversial social issues such as; racism, sexism, immigration and many other civil rights issues we face. It ran from 1989-1990 up until Fox ran out of money to fund it. Here are some pics we’ve found from the webernet. Let’s take a moment to remember one of the weirdest moments in Television history.

The heads of these “Tenctonian” beings are really disgusting looking with these weird giant age spot looking brown areas it’s just too hard to look at especially when eating a pepperoni pizza. Lots of drama, crying and yelling and stuff went on I can hardly remember because I was like 7 years old or so. God Bless the 90′s and alien culture for re-surfacing and giving us another way to convey deep feelings about important issues.

2010 Album Reviews

December 20th, 2010

Totallymag! is one of the firsts to get new underground releases. Now the timeliness of the reviews is a bit lacking. We have a very “lax” approach to our reviewing and posting it’s all for fun and we want to give you the best reviews not the “hastiest”. We chill as fuck and like to keep it real.

I consider these some of the best albums of 2010. Most of the artists are from Los Angeles, CA and this is pure coincidence. Totallymag! receives albums from different artists around the globe but 2010 was all about L.A. “W35T5ID3 4 LIF3″.

Painting by: Anthony Fonda

Whitman/No Babies 5 inch vinyl split (Folktale Records)

Whitman- Whitman is known for being one of the most Avant-garde (Loco)  folk artists of our time. He is the creator of Folktale records and continues to experiment with his releases this one was a split between him and No Babies and the size of a cd only it is VINYL. One of the cutest releases I have ever seen. His track Here’s to Denying Our Existence is very minimal and almost noise. A simple melody with a very aggro message. A great track. The mix is very crisp clear and the noise element he brings is surprisingly complimentary to his simple acoustic guitar. Hoping to hear a more chilled out side of Whitman soon though. I love when he puts a more comedic twist on what he writes.

No Babies- Female fronted is always a plus. No Babies uses reed instruments two drummers and is very much ROCK What more can you ask for? Their track Morlocks Take Manhattan is almost ‘math rock” in nature it brings a nostalgic 90′s grunge feel that I’m into. No Babies is probably one of the greatest bands to come out of Oakland, CA. I also appreciate a fellow X-Men fan. MORLOCKS are so hot right now.

www.folktalerecords.com

Wars

XbXrX “Wars” , Polyvinyl 12 inch

Artwork by XbXrX

XBXRX or “XB” as they are known amongst fans have gone through so many transitions throughout the years. The newest members are Josh Taylor (Bass) and Kyle H. Mabson (Drums) who bring a whole new sound to XB these days. Very “heavy” and more raging then ever.  This particular album was recorded in Oakland, CA and is so dynamic. I felt as though I was listening to a soundtrack to a new age army movie starring horny punk renegades or something. It is epic to say the least. The high frequency harsh noise tears ones ears apart and leaves them begging for more.  The production was dope and  I love the vox. My favorite jams were “Sheets and Organs” and “Here to Ruin the Party” which is way tripped out. Pick this up immediately.

Polyvinyl Records

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Juiceboxxx

December 20th, 2010

The homie Juiceboxxx recently got back from a tour in Asia. He performed in Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines. At one point I think we were in Japan at the same time knowing Juiceboxxx and seeing what was going down in Japan I knew that the people would love him! This video diary he posted confirms it. Check out all the coolness that is Asia! Check out Juiceboxxx on the net too if you haven’t heard his jams you’re going to want to listen.

Laco$te-The Paradox of Time EP

November 13th, 2010

Laco$te Ep-The Paradox of Time Art by: Xenia's father

Laco$te

The Paradox of Time

Laco$te is no doubt one of the hardest working electro-noise bands ever! I first saw Laco$te in my hometown of Riverside, CA at a house known then as the Pixel Palace. Tucked perfectly away on a quiet historical street called Chestnut and surrounded by lawyer buildings (which were historical homes renovated into offices) Pixel Palace could get away with playing some of the loudest house shows in So Cal for sure. You could thank then resident’s Adam Cardone (ex-member of Child Pornography, Prayer Partner, and Black Awareness) Erin Allen (member of Child Pornography, Sister Fucker, and High Castle) Artist James Bradley and Gil (Ex-member of American Gil, Quem Quaeritis, and Guitarded also recorded all of us riversidians on reel to reel coolest dude!)  for letting just about any underground band stop through while on tour and just totally relax and fucks things up before heading Northwest to Los Angeles, CA.

Laco$te was then Peter Moran and Xenia Shin I fell totally in love. They laid down the illest beats and spit the phattest raps I heard in a long time and also got down into their underwear in one of the sweatiest, liquor spilt houses in the IE so much respect for that!

Today Laco$te is much different still fronted by Xenia Shin she now has two other accomplices that back her up. Rob Wilkinson and William Caruso absent Peter Moran who is now performing as Essay they are still creating amazing tracks with a much more noise-tech feel. They have strayed from Laco$te’s dance/hip hop roots and are playing more 80′s new wave/noise tracks that engulf you into a whole new world of motherboards and cracked internet shells. They love the movie hackers and believe in a futuristic world where dancing through time is not a metaphor.

The Paradox of Time is a 4 track EP on Manimal Vinyl each track is very well produced and thought out still with a great amount feeling. The artwork for the album was done entirely by singer Xenia Shin’s father who is a professional artist/cartoonist. Laco$te are appreciative of others art and music and have used people’s artwork for past releases and merch.

The tracks though packed with noisy oscillators and gut pounding bass are still surprisingly melodic and rhythmic. You can easily bob your head or jump up and down and really get into their songs during a live set or while mopping your floor with a space helmet on.

Experimental and cutting edge as ever Laco$te delivers a unique space age sound that is unlike most bands in LA. Not to mention they are totally hot! It’s hard not to notice their stylish cyber threads and trendsetting accessories. They are not your local hipsters. They are not your stereotypical computer nerds. They are the closest thing to living cyborgs I have come across thus far. Their knowledge of sci-fi culture and electronic music is uncanny yet they can still quote Dr. Dre or reference anything pop culture from here to anywhere else in the world (Rob Wilkinson knows the answer to just about anything.) I dare you to listen to their latest release and if you are lucky enough to be in the Los Angeles area attend their EP release party where they will be screening their new music video for the single “Numbers”!

The Paradox of Time EP release show hosted by: Sean Carnage himself!

Nov. 15th @ Pehrspace in Los Angeles,CA

Monday November 15th 2010

Pehrspace

325 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
9:30 pm All Ages $5

Bands: Oscillator (Ben Welcott), Captain Ahab, I.E. and of course Laco$te

Plus screening of their new video. Do not miss this event! The Ep will be available on ITUNES and most other download sites as well as from Laco$te themselves or their label. I want to thank them for letting me review their album and help out with the video it was a blast! Also I want to thank everyone who helped work on their album and give them the opportunity they deserve to showcase their talents to the rest of the world.

I give you 5 pizzas suckas!!!
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