The Picturebooks and Mike Vallely & The New Arms at The Hi Hat

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Heavy is the sound The Picturebooks make. Hailing from the town of Gütersloh, Germany, the duo of Fynn Claus Grabke (vocals and guitar) and Philipp Mirtschink (drums) come together to create dark and twisted rock music equal parts blues infused and metallic in nature. Currently on tour in the US throughout the month of June, The Picturebooks stopped by LA's Hi Hat on Wednesday night, June 7 to deliver a thunderous set featuring tracks of their latest release, "Home is a Heartache" (available now).

Check out my photos from the night below and for more on The Picturebooks be sure to visit thepicturebooks.com and like The Picturebooks on Facebook.

The Picturebooks Photo Gallery

Mike Vallely & The New Arms Photo Gallery