Bored to Death is an online music and arts collective that was started by me, Jesse Boredom. I book shows, curate art and create a platform for those who create to have their artistic voice heard. Bored to Death has been around since November 2011 and since then I’ve booked plenty of shows, met plenty of amazing people and am constantly looking for those who inspire me. More importantly, I look for those who burn to have themselves heard. Recently I have released the fourth issue of the Bored to Death zine; a practice at the making of a mosaic of selected forms, here I give writers, poets, photographers and artists a place to display their craft. My most recent endeavor is this playlist of bands I truly love and have put together for Cleopatra Records.
All of these bands hail from Southern California, where they’ve all cut themselves a nice little nice in both art and music. I personally feel that over these past couple of years, these bands have been sinking more and more into their roles as the voices of our generation. With the help of every member in each group blending the dirty heavy crash of rock’n'roll with the gritty snarl attitude of punk generously splashed with catchy electronic dance beats to create a sound both dangerous and dirty while still enticing and catchy. Bored to Death is honored to have Cleopatra Records share this eclectic mixtape with all of you.
I want to bring the new, the wild and the weird to the people. My passion is for any artist who is trying to push the boundaries of their form whether it be music, painting, photography or writing. I want to shake people out of their daily routines and make them experience something both unfamiliar and shocking; opening their eyes to things that they’ve never bothered to think about let alone understand. I hope you enjoy, there will be plenty more to come from Bored to Death.
Upcoming Bored to Death show:
3/2 – Terminal A, Sashcloth & AXES, Flesh (NYC), & Meow Twins at OCDIY
3/3 – The Tissues // Flesh (NYC) // F-71 // Guilty Flesh L A show
3/5 – Egrets on Ergot, Flesh(NYC), Die Group, Sterile Jets*Long Beach*
3/25 – Pipe Dreams//Band Aparte//Bodegas//G-SPoT at Basic Flowers DTLA
3/28 – Band Aparte / Sashcloth & Axes / Lié / Kitty Empire /Future Scum
3/30 – Nico Bones / The Tissues / Sculpture Club / M L I – OC Show
3/31 – Period Bomb vs. Problem Child – Famelezz Tour hits Long Beach!