Rishu Singh, Ennui.Bomb, Mumbai

“Punk rock…can mean anything to anyone…and fuck you, I’m punk rock. I don’t need your opinion to tell me what is punk rock.” Rishu Singh, Ennu.bomb Rishu Singh is a legend. He is the beloved owner and founder of Ennui.Bomb, which is simultaneously a record label and a promotions/events production company based in Mumbai. Rishu…

Thee Commons and Yanga, Los Angeles

“Punk is being yourself without worrying about the consequences of being yourself, and being true, and that’s what we’re doing, that’s what we do in this music.” Tony Martin, Yanga An LA Weekly article led me to the psychedelic punk/cumbia sound of Thee Commons. David Pechaco, the lead singer and one of the guitar players,…

John Gaudry, Headline Records – LA

“I think you have different types of levels of sensibility, you know, and what you can absorb in pain…and there’s some people, you know, they just need a little thing and it’s going to be fine…but you have some people that need a lot of pain, just to put their feelings and depression and all…

Sri & Jayson from Doctors & Engineers, Los Angeles

“I will do this in whatever way I want, in whatever percentage that I want, of like, you know whatever you think is South Asian versus whatever you think is American, because on any given day we are floating in those percentages between our worlds.” Sri, Doctors & Engineers Like all good quasi millennials – I…