Los Angeles-based band The Linda Lindas, consisting of Mila de la Garza (drums, vocals), Lucia de la Garza (guitar, vocals), Eloise Wong (bass, vocals), and Bela Salazar (guitar, vocals), is new wave punk at its finest. In 2021 they performed their song “Racist, Sexist Boy” at the Los Angeles Public Library, kickstarting their journey to success after the song went viral online and captured the attention of many. Earlier this year, on June 3, the all-female rock band, who range in ages between 12-17, released their debut album Growing Up, a beautiful compilation of classic punk and new wave in an impactful 10-track collection. Despite the young ages of the members, most of them going into high school this year, they’ve already hit massive milestones, having performed with the likes of riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, Best Coast and Bleached with upcoming dates with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Japanese Breakfast along with Summersonic Tokyo August 20th. 

The Linda Lindas spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar at Outside Lands about performing with Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s on their cover of “Tonite”, how they’ve put together their live performances, being full-time students in school and more.

The Linda Lindas Talk Playing With Gina Schock at Outside Lands, Musical History of Golden Gate Park

The Linda Lindas - "Growing Up"