words + photos by Joe Cortez
Ian Vanek of New York's noise rock superstars Japanther has cultivated a career as a solo artist with his avant-garde project called HOWARDIAN. Vanek and his HOWARDIAN cohorts stopped by LA's Los Globos on Thursday, March 24 in support of the band's sophomore album, "A Smurf at Land's End" (available now via Let's Pretend Records) for an in-your-face set of blistering chaos. HOWARDIAN is a band that you see and much as hear. Vanek was at the center of the sonic madness, serving as ringleader for both his band and audience. Check out my photos from Howardian's set below. For more on Howardian, be sure to visit ianvanek.com and follow @japanther on Twitter.
Howardian Photo Gallery