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Cults @ Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry 6/18/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Cults Headline Sunstock Solar Festival With Their Dreamy Indie Pop REVIEW+PHOTOS: Cults @ The Autry 6/18/16

CLICK HERE for more SUNSTOCK SOLAR FESTIVAL Coverage! The headliner for Sunstock Solar Festival was the lo-fi, psychedelic, indie pop duo Cults. Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivian’s 60’s infused, experimental pop music received great acclaim in 2010 and 2011 with strong reviews by publications like NME and Pitchfork. Personally, I was a big fan of the 2013 release, “Static” because […]

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Gateway Drugs @ Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry 6/18/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Dressed In Black, Gateway Drugs Tames The Sunstock Solar Festival Heat REVIEW+PHOTOS: Gateway Drugs @ Sunstock Solar Festival 6/18/16

CLICK HERE for more SUNSTOCK SOLAR FESTIVAL Coverage! As the day’s temperature was reaching its pinnacle, LA’s own Gateway Drugs took the stage to rock the crowd with their dark, psychedelic rock. Though their music, in my own personal opinion, is better suited in a dark, intimate setting (preferably with air-conditioning), their set under the blazing 5 o’clock sun was a tasty sampling […]

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yOya @ Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry 6/18/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

yOya Kicks Off Sunstock Solar Festival With Their Bright Folktronica REVIEW+PHOTOS: yOya @ Sunstock Solar Festival 6/18/16

CLICK HERE for more SUNSTOCK SOLAR FESTIVAL Coverage! Kicking off the music at Sunstock Solar Festival was the Oregon bred, Los Angeles based, band yOya. The group’s founding members, Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich, are folk to the core, but they use carefully placed electronic synth elements to give their music a very distinct sound. Their music conjured up images in […]

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Wavves @ Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry 6/18/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Wavves’s Fans Overwhelm Security And Breach Barricades At Sunstock REVIEW+PHOTOS: Wavves @ Sunstock Solar Festival 6/18/16

CLICK HERE for more SUNSTOCK SOLAR FESTIVAL Coverage! The crowd began to push forward. I turned to my fellow photographer and motion to the surge.  “That barricade doesn’t look very sturdy”, I said, wary at the way the steel was bending.  Not a moment later and the photography pit was flooded with the band Wavves’ most dedicated devotees.  […]

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Allah-Las @ Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry 6/18/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Allah-Las Retro Vibes Cool The Sunstock Crowd REVIEW+PHOTOS: Allah-Las @ Sunstock Solar Festival 6/18/16

CLICK HERE for more SUNSTOCK SOLAR FESTIVAL Coverage! “Start the fuck up”. Fighting words that one might hear a frustrated individual mutter to themselves as they try and get their car going without any luck.  This verbal shot, however, was fired from the front of the barricades as the Allah-Las wrapped up their soundcheck at at the first […]

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Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry 6/18/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

The Sunstock Solar Festival’s Future Looks Bright, Powered 100% by The Sun HOMEPAGE: Sunstock Solar Festival @ The Autry 6/18/16

“Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.” – Michael Franti While solar and wind farms currently supply only 11 percent of California’s electricity demand, in just three years, solar energy jumped […]

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