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best concert photography 2016
Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photography of 2016

We’ve combed through thousands of photos from this past year to select Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photography of 2016. While we kiss 2016 goodbye, both the good and bad, let’s focus on all the greatness that 2016 brought us: MUSIC. Without a doubt, music is one of the greatest gifts. Attending a live concert is […]

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Camp Flog Gnaw 2016 photos
Photos: Camp Flog Gnaw 2016 — Fans ease election stress through celebrating diversity and letting go through the music

Tyler, the Creator has done it again. For the fifth year in a row, Camp Flog Gnaw has sold out completely. This year he one upped himself by making it a two-day festival for the first time ever. From the Bay Area to New York , people from all around the U.S. traveled to Los […]

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Beach Goth 2016 photos
Future Islands and RL Grime redeem catastrophic finale for Beach Goth day two

It all started with a drizzle. Like some cruelly designed Rube Goldberg device, Beach Goth 2016 on day two began with a promising overcast skyline that eventually deteriorated into a full-blown catastrophe that led to an entire stage being shut-down, the cancellation of headline acts, and utter confusion due to virtually no communication from the festival’s […]

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Bon Iver at Hollywood Bowl
Bon Iver, Patti Smith Bestow Freedom Through Music at the Hollywood Bowl

Bob Dylan once said that “passion is a young man’s game.” Patti Smith is not young, nor a man, and yet her passion onstage is more genuine than any modern performer’s. This was evident in her short performance before Bon Iver last Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. She will be turning 70 years old this […]

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The Growlers at Beach Goth 2016
Beach Goth Awakens the Rich Culture Within the Suburbs

In every classroom, public event, or house party in the suburbs, there is always that one distinct iconoclast in the litter that refuses to fit the mold—that one punk, burnout, weirdo, cosplayer, or goth that welcomes the cruel risks of being different for the sweet sensation of individuality. Now imagine that in Orange County, the […]

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Desert Daze 2016
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Television and METZ top final day of Desert Daze

I awoke on the last day of Desert Daze to several tent neighbors complaining about the night before. Eager to hear the subject matter, I realized that my light bout of tinnitus and proximity were going to make deciphering the conversation difficult. Dedicated to getting the scoop, I stalked my prey like wildebeests on the […]

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Desert Daze 2016 photos Thee Oh Sees
Primus, Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, among most memorable moments from Desert Daze day two

Tents in the desert get warm when the sun rises. Stiflingly so. I awoke Saturday to the convecting heat of the tent, a minor bit of dehydration from the previous evening’s activities, and Wes the photographer’s conversation with our tent neighbor, a guy who worked for the festival parking crew that would also be attending […]

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Washed Out at Desert Daze 2016
Despite a Recurring Theme of Sound difficulties, Desert Daze Kicked Out the Jams on Day 1 with Great bands, Great Vibes, and… Pandas

Desert Daze Day 1 Gets Sweaty, Smelly and Savage — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Steal the Night   All music festivals are experiences that go beyond simple musical performances. Your experience is largely what you make of it, though it can be influenced by extraneous factors. Sure, like any regular concert, the crowd’s […]

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Roger Waters Desert Trip
The Best and Worst of Desert Trip 2016

With Desert Trip steaming its way to Indio for yet another weekend of bucket-list performances, it’s time we share with you the best and worst from Desert Trip 2016. If you’re headed to Desert Trip this weekend, check out our pro tips below, as well as our favorite performances in order from most favorite to […]

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Charles Bradley
Grace Jones and Charles Bradley quench FYF day two’s funk-draught with heavy doses of soul

By the time FYF day two finally opened its gates mid-afternoon, the asphalt and turf surrounding the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum had already been thoroughly baked from the 90-plus degree weather. Trying to stay cool with a steady flow of popsicles and beer, the day began with a quick stop at the Lawn stage, where […]

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Grimes at FYF 2016 in Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Photos: FYF Fest with Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Air, Grimes and more

With little fanfare or hurrah, FYF 2016 began without a hitch and under blissfully temperate weather for a Los Angeles summer. No longer contained within the small confines of Exposition Park, the festival has made its home around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum quite cozily, utilizing the structures’ bathrooms (no porta-potties, hurray!) and elliptical map […]

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C.G. Roxanne & The Nightmares at Echo Park Rising
Photos: Echo Park Rising Day Two with C.G. Roxanne & The Nightmares, WALTER, Whiskey Biscuit and more

Day two of Echo Park Rising saw the neighborhood filling with music lovers. While Thursday was a solid jump off, it wasn’t until Friday night where Echo Park Rising really picked up its speed. With the Liberty Stage now open, along with Taix and a slew of other venues, the live music invasion had officially […]

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The Frights at Echo Park Rising 2016 Day 1
Photos: Echo Park Rising Day One featuring The Frights, Pompeya, Kron and more!

Spanning four days of live music, the annual Echo Park Rising kicked off this past Thursday lighting up the streets of Echo Park. With local bands rolling out vibrant tunes at venues such as Lot 1 Cafe, Lost Room, The Short Stop and a few more spots, the Echo and Echoplex seemed like the hot […]

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