Ghost Food EP. And support comes from the endlessly dexterous Billy Changer (formerly of Corners), deadpan bedroom-pop expert Colleen Green and of course Santoros themselves, celebrating the recent vinyl issue of their El Perdedor. Plus DJs (including KXLU’s Cass Monster) and vendors like LA-OC-IE collective Honey Power, mainstays Burger and Lolipop and more—everything you want coming at you non-stop, just like a good festival should provide.
L.A.’s Santoros already know how to put on a show— if you’ve seen them storm stages at Echo Park Rising or Lolipalooza, you know this. Now they’re putting on an entire fest that’s also something of a showcase for the SoCal all-ages indie-punky-garage-y-etc. scene. Their La Batalla Fest is headlined by Tijuana Panthers, longtime local faves whose surf-y beach punk found anxious new energy on last year’s