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Austra
An Interview with Austra — navigating through our current dystopia

Austra, also known as the Canadian vocalist and producer Katie Stelmanis has an upcoming Los Angeles gig on February 9 at the El Rey Theatre. Touring in support of her new album Future Politics, released January 20 via Domino, the 11-track record features compelling songs with Austra’s signature bewitching croon. Noted as her most ambitious album to […]

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Japandroids
Japandroids carve our their own niche with ‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life’

Japandroids to Headline Two Los Angeles Dates at Fonda Theatre in Support of New Album ‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life’   Hit or stand? It’s a question that’s plagued more gamblers than rock bands, but it feels like something Japandroids members Brian King and Dave Prowse might’ve asked themselves before crafting Near To […]

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Leopold and His Fiction
An Interview with Leopold and His Fiction — new album, becoming a Father, Detroit roots

Leopold and His Fiction Gears up to Release New Album “Darling Destroyer” — Tour Dates Announced with LA Date at The Echo Beloved for their White Stripes-esque vintage rock sound, the Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction are set to release their fourth full-length album, Darling Destroyer on January 27th. For frontman Daniel Leopold, making the […]

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The Menstruators
An Interview with Nadia G of The Menstruators — We talk new EP, food, menstruation and superpowers

“If it wasn’t for menstruation, you wouldn’t be here…”   Los Angeles feminist punk rockers, The Menstruators have released their debut EP Dead Glitter and it’s quite the “dirty, feral and slutty” experience. Fused with a blistering dose of riot grrrl punk and 90s grunge, the album comes at you like a wild banshee out of […]

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An Interview with Shy Girls — we talk debut album and preventing himself from being pigeon-holed as alt-R&B

Shy Girls Set to Release Debut Album “Salt” via Hit City Records on January 20th   Here’s a riddle for you: If twenty people record demos on a synthesizer and guitar in their bedrooms, and someone labels it all alt-R&B, does anyone hear the difference between them? At the expense of some really great DIY artists, alternative R&B […]

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Dot Hacker featuring Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers) pack the Echo for anticipated performance
Dot Hacker return with new track “C Section” — new album N°3 out Jan. 20

Los Angeles experimental rockers, Dot Hacker are kicking off the new year with a new track titled “C Section.” Clocking in at about six and half minutes of melodic splendor, the new songs arrives from Dot Hacker’s forthcoming album N°3, out January 20, 2017 via ORG Music. The release follows Dot Hacker’s two-part album, How’s […]

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Bishop Briggs
Los Angeles Acts That Kicked Ass in 2016 — Bishop Briggs

From the moment we first heard Bishop Briggs’ compelling breakthrough single “Wild Horses,” we knew this girl had it going on. Intrigued by her soulful voice and dope-ass beats, with all but a few songs released to her name, Bishop Briggs quickly turned heads (including ours). From her former home of Hong Kong and Japan, […]

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Best Albums 2016
Staff Picks: Best Albums of 2016 — Artists you love, and acts you’ve never even heard of

The crew at Grimy Goods, have shared their 10 selections for the best albums of 2016! As always, it’s all about quality and variety when it comes to music at Grimy Goods. Spanning all genres, you’ll find a robust selection of music from well-known artists, as well as acts you’ve never heard of. From new […]

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The Dead Ships
Los Angeles Bands that Kicked Ass in 2016: The Dead Ships

With 2016 quickly slipping away, it’s time we highlight some of the best Los Angeles bands that really made the most of themselves in 2016. As the first in our Los Angeles Bands that Kicked Ass in 2016 series, we’d like to highlight The Dead Ships. It goes without saying that The Dead Ships are […]

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Ninet Tayeb
An Interview with Ninet Tayeb — Israeli rock-star jumps the Atlantic for U.S. takeover

Ninet Tayeb: Keep an Eye on This Rising Rock Star Interview feature by Steven Ward Ninet Tayeb may be a new name on the Los Angeles music scene, but in her native Israel, she’s an acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress and one of the larger entertainment figures in the country. With four albums under her belt, Tayeb made […]

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An Interview with La Luz: We talk new album, making L.A. home, crowd surfing limbo and more

La Luz to Perform at El Rey Theater on Dec. 8 Interview feature by Emily Saex Surf doo-wop quartet La Luz originally hail from the rainy city of Seattle, and while a bit of that gloomy underbelly remains — though generally bright — effervescent tunes pair up nicely with Los Angeles’ sunnier outlook. Their sound finds […]

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Ex-sage
Video: Watch Ex-Sage and Twin Temple reveal strange tales from the road

In celebration of Ex-Sage’s Monday night residency at the Bootleg Theater, the band have shared a new video interview where they exchange tour stories with fellow Los Angeles band Twin Temple. From strange tour experiences that may or may not involve strip clubs, to haunted hotel rooms, check out what these two unique bands have […]

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DIANA
Hot New Music: Toronto’s electro-pop darling DIANA drop sophomore album Familiar Touch

Together, Kieran Adams, Joseph Shabason and Carmen Elle make up DIANA, the ethereal dream team behind 2013’s critically acclaimed Perpetual Surrender, which was even considered for the coveted Polaris Music Prize. Following the release, DIANA seemed to fade into the background, dodging the limelight. Adams revealed to NPR, “It’s easier to be mysterious when you […]

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Adam Torres
Hot Artist Alert: Adam Torres stuns Resident Downtown L.A. with his insanely gorgeous voice

Adam Torres is Seriously the Best Folk Singer We’ve Heard in a While… Those Vocals!   Albuquerque-bred, Austin-based singer/songwriter Adam Torres brought his warm folk-pop to a polite crowd at Resident in downtown Los Angeles, the arts district’s newest music hotspot. His latest record, the Fat Possum-released Pearls To Swine, is one of the year’s […]

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