Soulside @ Echoplex Los Angeles CA November 13 2015

I got to go on another trip to LA this fall to record with my band SO {Standing Ovation}.  During my stay I noticed that Soulside, a DC Hardcore band that was on Dischord label in the late 80’s were going to be performing at the infamous Echoplex in Echo Park.  I definitely wanted to go and made sure to do my best to get to the show.  Coincidentally our friend was djing an improv show literally next door to the venue that same night. A few of us planed on stopping by and checking him out on the way to the show.  After seeing a few rounds of  improv acting I sneak off and walk next door just before Soulside took the stage.


I won’t pretend to act like I know Soulside’s music. However, you can see from my previous blog posts that I’ve been following this renaissance that’s followed the release of documentaries like Salad Day’s and Punk the Capitol.  I recognized a lot of the music that was featured in Salad Days. If I’m not mistaken, their song War is the song that plays in the films opening.  It was an awesome night catching a punk band from Washington DC perform in Los Angeles just around the corner from where I am staying and recording.  I’m glad I went because after seeing the performance and purchasing their reissued record of Bass 103 / Trigger on yellow vinyl I’ve become way more familiar with Soulside’s work.