It's about 11 p.m. at the Awesome Party Fest, a ten-band show held on a recent Friday at a rented hall in south city. A crowd of mostly male, long-haired punks — a few have sketchy Black Flag tattoos on their bare arms — pumps their fists in a way that, when photographed, resembles a brawl in a Warner Brothers cartoon. But there's no real violence to speak of at this show, just rowdy fun that invokes memories of seeing Andrew W.K. before he became a motivational speaker for... More >>>
Cross Examination is (clockwise from left) Justin Sease, Daniel Hill, Ryan O'Brien, Leon St. Cin and Ray Arriola.