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The Big Takeover Issue #82

Ryan Orvis

Ryan is a writer and musician based in Los Angeles. He has written for several websites and print publications, including The Vinyl District. He occasionally updates a blog called Blanked as Ordered.

In 2013, Ryan co-founded the label Stow House Records. They have released albums by Cleveland artists New Planet Trampoline, Charles Hill Jr., and The It*Men.

Preoccupations

Preoccupations with Moaning and Facial – The Echo (L.A.) May 17, 2018

22 May 2018

Preoccupations and Moaning played two sold-out dates at The Echo in Los Angeles, with support on Thursday from Facial.

Acid Mothers Temple with Yoo Doo Right, Hooveriii and Leaf – The Echo 5-8-18 and Alex’s Bar 5-9-18

16 May 2018

Acid Mothers Temple closed out their North American tour with shows in Los Angeles and Long Beach last week, leaving minds blown and eardrums buzzing. The 40-date tour also featured Yoo Doo Right from Montreal, with local support from Hooveriii (at the Echo on 5/8/18) and Leaf (at Alex’s Bar on 5/9/18).

Mekons - Never Been in a Riot

The Mekons - Never Been in a Riot and Where Were You? (Superior Viaduct)

23 April 2018

Superior Viaduct has reissued the first two classic singles by U.K. punk pioneers The Mekons.

Iceage with Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates – Gold Diggers (Los Angeles, CA) March 31, 2018

3 April 2018

Iceage finished their run of three sold-out nights at Gold Diggers in Hollywood on Saturday, with reclusive legend Gary Wilson opening.

FOXES Fest – 1720 (Los Angeles, CA) March 25, 2018

29 March 2018

The first FOXES Fest in Los Angeles featured performances by Cosmonauts, Sextile, Death Valley Girls, Honduras, Thee MVPs, and The Mad Walls.

Chrome with Automelodi and Boyscouts of Annihilation - Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA) - March 18, 2018

22 March 2018

Legendary cyberpunks Chrome headlined an eclectic night that also featured stand-out performances by Automelodi and Boyscouts of Annihilation.