2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: UNION


Wednesday, March 16
1:00AM - 1:40AM


Listen to Young Gods


Ever since he lost his father more than five years ago, wound up in prison for assault and finally reconnected with himself through music, the left-handed path has provided many answers for Rafael Reyes. Much like Reyes himself, a lifelong gang member and a self-described Goth, the dark yet affirming music he and his band mates create—often referred to as Cholo-Goth or Killwave—is a study in unexpected hybrids: both hard-edged and vulnerable, electronic and organic.
Reyes, whose stage name is Leafar Seyer (his name backwards), wears these seeming contradictions with ease. While his body is covered in elaborate gangland tattoos, he’s just as comfortable onstage in black lipstick and leather. “My vulnerability is my strength,” he reasons, “if I’m exposed then I have nothing to hide.”
When Tijuana native and beatmaker Dave Parley, the producer behind PRAYERS, first met Reyes he immediately connected with the energy of Reye...

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