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California Sounds: New L.A. music and mixes from the Side Eyes, Carlos Niño, Tara Jane O'Neil and Wand

California Sounds: New L.A. music and mixes from the Side Eyes, Carlos Niño, Tara Jane O'Neil and Wand

The Side Eyes, “So Sick” (In the Red). Earlier in the summer, this L.A. band celebrated its roots with a gig titled “Punk is Dad.” They shared the bill with iconic L.A. punk band Redd Kross, whose co-founder, Jeff McDonald, is Side Eyes singer Astrid McDonald’s dad. Her mom? Guitarist Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go’s.

Lineage noted, Side Eyes’ debut album for the lauded northeast L.A. label In the Red is harder, faster and louder than her parents’ bands — at least when they want it to be.

Featuring three- and four-chord songs that seldom extend past the two-minute mark, the dozen jams on “So Sick” are as direct as they are...

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