Tag Archives: folk

Bob Villain at Bootleg Theater
Paul Bergmann’s Album Release at Bootleg Theater Was a Freak Folk Haven Supported by Bob Villain and Matt Kivel

A couple weeks back, I described my adoration for Paul Bergmann’s acoustic masterpiece, Stars and Streams. Friday saw the record’s release, and the Bootleg hosted the album release party this past Tuesday, which I couldn’t resist attending; Matt Kivel and Bob Villain supported Bergmann for a night showcasing several unique songwriters. The opening act of […]

Paul Bergmann
Album Review: Paul Bergmann’s Stars and Streams is out August 26, LA date at Bootleg

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams Words: Zoë Elaine At my college radio station, a friend of mine created and hosted a beautiful folk show. It was a program filled with soft melodies and emotional croons. When she graduated, I took it over, but never was able to capture the […]

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Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Julien Baker — penning emotionally cathartic tunes that make you feel all the feels

As Los Angeles’ premier music festival, FYF Fest edges closer, we begin to take a collective look at the lineup in search of missed gems and unfamiliar band names with familiar, one-off tunes we heard at a house party or hip coffee shop. Just because these acts live on the final two lines of the […]

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Ezza Rose
Ezza Rose enchants Silverlake Lounge with extraordinary performance (that voice though!)

Ezza Rose Melts Hearts at Silverlake Lounge Kicking off her West Coast Summer tour, Portland native Ezza Rose made her Los Angeles tour stop this past Wednesday at the Silverlake Lounge. Recently featured as one of our Top 20 Underground Acts To Catch In July, we had to catch his gorgeous voice live. Playing a […]

Grouplove announce free show at Hard Rock Cafe and L.A. tour date at Hollywood Palladium — New album Big Mess out Sept. 9

Group love are back with a new album, tour, and a local free show date! The Los Angeles indie folk/pop darlings are gearing up to release their new album Big Mess on September 9th via Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records. Recorded in L.A. and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet […]

Amy Blaschke
“Breaking The Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, Out July 1st — Record Release at Grand Ole Echo

There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke […]

Adeline HOtel
Adeline Hotel Delivers Uniquely Brilliant Americana Record with It’s Alright, Just the Same

The first line of Adeline Hotel’s newest release, It’s Alright, Just the Same is a roundabout expression of devotion. “I’ve got time of yours to waste,” Daniel Knishkowy sings, “you don’t know it yet but just you wait.” The track, called “Oh Well,” is a tender ballad with a two-minute ending which I consider to […]

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Modern Troubadour Deepakalypse Premieres Exclusive Song “Drummers” From Forthcoming Album

Lo-fi acoustic singer-songwriter Deepakalypse is premiering his first exclusive track, “Drummers,” from his forthcoming album Floating On A Sphere right here on Grimy Goods. The album is his first for Everloving Records (The Growlers, Metric, Ben Harper), due out July 8th, and if “Drummers” is any indicator we’re betting it’s going to be the perfect […]

Sonny and the sunsets
Sonny & The Sunsets get political with new song “White Cops On Trial”

Sonny and The Sunsets are gearing up to release their sixth studio album, Moods Baby Moods. Produced by none other than the talented and colorful musician Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, the new full length record is due May 27 through Polyvinyl. Giving us a taste of the new LP, Sonny and The Sunsets have shared […]

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Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Radiohead blanket all existence in the anxious shadow of A Moon Shaped Pool’s psychedelic-folk

“And in your life, there comes a darkness/This spacecraft blocking out the sky/And there’s nowhere to hide,” so begins Radiohead’s ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool, and for the next fifty-two long minutes, Thom Yorke and company endeavor to blot out the sun and encapsulate all existence in the anxious shadow of their psychedelic-folk […]

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Father John Misty Brings Pure Country Soul Swagger to Sold-Out Show at The Observatory

Wednesday’s show was the first night of tour for Father John Misty, and the first night out of two consecutive performances at The Observatory. Fans of all ages piled in, filling in any possible space allotted. In fact, packed may even be an understatement. The evening began with close friends of FJM—Long Beach natives, Tess […]

The Lumineers at Greek Theatre
The Lumineers announce Hollywood Bowl date for October

Popular folk band The Lumineers will headline the Hollywood Bowl on October 5 in a concert presented by KROQ. It’s been several years since they found large-scale success on the shoulders of their self-titled debut and the band now has a new album Cleopatra due out April 8, via Dualtone. The single “Ophelia” (which can be heard […]

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Kevin Morby drops new video for “Dorothy,” plays Bootleg Theater in June

Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby wowed us at FYF Fest last year and we’ve been anxiously awaiting new tunes from him ever since. Morby has delighted us with a new video for the song “Dorothy,” which comes off his upcoming album Singing Saw, due out April 15 via Dead Oceans. In the video, Morby walks down a […]

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Kera and The Lesbians
Kera and The Lesbians’ Record Release Show at Basic Flowers Reeks of Authenticity and Manic Passion

At a non-decrypt spot in downtown Los Angles you’ll come across a grungy “store front” called Basic Flowers. Inside there’s a room with only a single standing lightbulb, random chairs set against walls, a table made out of a house shutter, a stick tree displaying shirts for sale that are designed with sharpies.  Wandering your […]

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