Patrik Mata In Dr. Martens Book On Fashion
"Patrik Mata: Arguably the first musician ever in the United States to wear Dr. Martens" -Martin Roach [Read More...]
Patrik Mata~PreSonus's 'Artist Of The Day
Patrik Mata founded his flagship musical endeavor Kommunity FK in Los Angeles in 1978, just as the aftershocks of the opposite coast’s punk-rock shakeup were beginning to register in his area. A casual observer might be inclined to file Kommunity FK under “Goth” and leave it at that—but to do so would be a clear indicator that said casual observer wasn’t paying close attention.

Many components of the Kommunity FK gestalt are more literary than musical: Mata confesses to being inspired by Burroughs, Dali, and Dadaism. Sonically, Mata’s influences are incredibly diverse. While some are more pronounced than others—nods to David Bowie are worn proudly on a crushed velvet sleeve—others become obvious only upon repeat listening. [Read More...]
PATRIK MATA/Patrik FK's Song Roulette
Patrik Mata/Patrik FK is the lead vocalist and guitarist for venerable L.A. death rock band Kommunity FK. He also heads up local hexabilly punk band Texylvania. That act—which, full disclosure, includes the husband of yours truly—will be performing on Saturday in observance of Sanctuary Above the Crypt’s Better Off Than Dead
Graveyard Bash. The one-year anniversary party for the monthly convening of goths also involves live music, suspension and dark arts performances, and a bevy of DJs. Black-and-white attire and creative makeup are requested ... so, you know, leave your tie-dye at home.

We asked Mr. FK to put an MP3 library on shuffle. Below are the random results, culled from a BlackBerry, with commentary written in his own stylized fashion. [Read More...]
LA Weekly-Deathrock Starter Guide

The longest running band emerging from the LA deathrock scene, Kommunity FK was formed by Patrick Mata in 1978 [Read More...]
Loud & Proud
The club's valets are sure to be extra busy on June 23, when the club welcomes Patrick Mata and Kommunity FK for a rare L.A. appearance. [Read More...]
Music Picks
Singer Patrick Mata (a presence both on club stages around town and behind the counters at Melrose’s most trend-setting boutiques in the late ’70s and ’80s) has the menacing mojo and tortured soul of a rock star. [Read More...]
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