Off The Record :: Dios, Los Angeles, CA (The South Bay)

Off The Record is a recurring feature here on the Drunkard that marries two of my greatest interests; music and travel. Having a locals perspective when visiting a new locale is the difference between experiencing it through the lens of a tourist and of that of a native. Off The Record gathers some of my favorite artists, asks them to reflect on their city of residence, and choose a handful of places they could not live without -- be them bookstores, bars, restaurants or vistas.

Dios are back. Not that they really ever left, but back in the sense that have reverted to their original name (lost the Malos bit), are teamed with a new label, and have been releasing free singles and EPs in preparation of their new full-length. In addition to the new LP, I've been extra excited about today's OTR installment as Dios call the South Bay home, an area of L.A. I know little about, and has never been featured here in the past. Further proof how enormous this city is. Below, Joel Morales takes us on a tour of some of his hometown haunts. I clearly need to try this Prontos taco joint.

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