Formed in the aftermath of several failed bands. Los Angeles’s Love Nothing combines a powerful mix of loud guitars and emotional vocals that reflect the bands chaotic past.
The Lavender Scare
The Lavender Scare is a queer-influenced indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA comprised of musicians James Delos Reyes and Luis Servin. Formed in 2016, the band has evolved sonically from tight moody sing-a-longs to colorful epic anthems inspired by bands like Radiohead and Arcade Fire. Singer James Delos Reyes grew up in the church developing his musical skills by playing in and leading various worship bands. Struggling to make sense of his own sexuality alongside long-held beliefs, he eventually left the church creating the backdrop used for many of the lyrical themes and imagery that the Lavender Scare sifts through. Songs like "Sermonettes," "Sunday Sons," and "Careful Little Eyes" explore topics on gender identity, sexuality, and religion. Their upcoming single "Better Looking Boy" pays homage to a popular gay hookup app for which Reyes spent his first 3 years in LA working for. Despite singing about topics people are told to constantly avoid, their music remains above all irresistible. The dark satire reveals itself to be charming. The attitudes of defiance and resistance are universally felt. And as always, the melodies stay catchy. Even fundamentalists will secretly be tapping their toes while shaking their fists.
Night Market is a Los Angeles based indie rock band consisting of singer/guitarist Evan Effres and singer/guitarist Jon Swan. Formed in the summer of 2017, Night Market’s sound was born from their love of bands such as Built to Spill, Real Estate, Dr. Dog, and Young The Giant.
The band released their first self-titled EP in October 2018 and recently released an acoustic EP on June 21, 2019. They have a long repertoire of songs written by Effres and Swan, some of which have been featured on the NBC series Manifest (Miles Alone), The Mysteries of Laura (White Seasons and Start Over New) and the ABC series A Million Little Things (White Seasons). You can catch Night Market performing at various venues around LA and beyond.