"Holy Fuck, indeed. The Shrine expected the unexpected with both of these phenomenal acts. It was almost as if opening band Holy Fuck set the mood, lit the candles in our creatively dim minds, and handed the fate of the rest of our night over to Hot Chip, where they later proceeded to draw us 'A Bath Full of Ecstasy'. Any lovers of all things warm, space-inspired electronic dancing goodness gathered and moved to the groove of the music. The creativity doesn't stop with the music alone. Along with the projections and beautiful sets of lighting Hot Chip brought on stage during their performance, prior to the headlining act, Holy Fuck completely took audience members by surprise once they managed to turn a butterknife into an instrument, rubbing the serrated side against what seemed like a reel of film. Perhaps it was the friction of the two under the right microphone that made such an interesting noise...or perhaps, truly, it was the magic of the night. See them live. Listen to their discography. Fall under Hot Chip's 'Spell' and see Holy Fuck live up to their name." - Yrene
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Joslin Keim is a student and aspiring journalist currently studying at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA. When not doing homework, she can often be found attending concerts, searching for the perfect local, independent coffee shop, or working to dismantle the patriarchy.
PPC brought a whole acid trip with them to the states along with support from Morgan Delt and Meatbodies. With projections provided by @themadalchemistliquidliteshow, the entirety of the Regent Theater found itself enveloped in a time capsule of modern day psychedelia. With a sound oil spilling into a style similar to The Byrds as many have stated, (and that opinion isn't too far from the truth), it's no wonder why Morgan Delt opened for The Flaming Lips in 2014, and it's no equal added surprise to see them support PPC for their US tour. Meatbodies brought a wall of sound, leaving the audience with a ringing in their ears and a sense of soreness in the necks from vibing too intensely to the music. The audience and the atmosphere of the night left everyone both on and off stage in a state of audible and visual euphoria. If you were to fuse Tame Impala, Radiohead, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and the impact of distortion that early 2000's Muse presented, you'd be given Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Welcome to the states and enjoy Desert Daze, boys. PPC are truly Men at Work.
"I'm 19, I live in the Santa Clarita Valley, and I've been shooting concerts/local gigs officially for two years. I grew up playing in my high school band and threw shows in my free time for the community, so I've always been around and had a passion for music. I love photography and having the ability to share my work with other people. It allows us to freeze a moment in a show and almost keep it with us in a way."
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"I'm a 21 year old Philosophy student from the South Bay area of Los Angeles. More than anything, I enjoy taking photos that celebrate people. I try not to commit to any one particular genre or format. However, you can usually find me at a punk gig with my camera. Just taking my shots as they come"
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Coverage dates back to August 2018.