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Live Acoustic Video of Alexander Vincent’s “I Won’t” Blurs Genre

As if the original wasn’t heart-wrenching enough, Alexander Vincent has re-imagined his debut single to incorporate brass and strings. “I Won’t” came out earlier this year and despite having released just the one track, fans will see his versatility via its new rendition. You can also catch Alexander Vincent perform live at Madame Siam this […]

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Rex Orange County croons and swoons at Fonda Theatre

Alexander O’Conner, better known as Rex Orange County, does it all: sings, song-writes, produces, and plays just about every instrument imaginable. And he’s not even old enough to drink (legally) in the states. But what else would you expect from a monotone crooner groomed at the same British performing arts school that produced the likes […]

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Janelle Monae at Outside Lands day three by Steven Ward
Outside Lands 2018 ends with a clash of rock-pop wonder

Even for the most seasoned festival attendee, by the end of the second night of any festival there comes this tugging temptation for rest and relaxation that you feel in your legs (and for many, your liver too). For those who attend Outside Lands, the hills of Golden Gate Park and the surrounding area add […]

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Feels at Echo Park Rising 2016
15 Must-See Bands at Echo Park Rising 2018

Echo Park Rising is coming through East Los Angeles this Thursday, August 16 though Sunday, August 19. Every year, Grimy Goods delivers a list of Must-See Bands at Echo Park Rising, and this year is no different. With hundreds of budding and seasoned local acts flourishing the streets of Echo Park with their unique sounds, […]

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Florence and the Machine at Outside Lands day one by Steven Ward
Florence and the Machine wring out evey drop of wonder onto Outside Lands day two

The most obvious difference between the first and second day of Outside Lands was just how spread out the acts were on the latter. The festival prices itself on not having any time conflicts but Saturday saw breaks between sets that actually allowed fans to explore some of the event’s other offerings. Whether it was […]

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Carly Rae Jepsen at Outside Lands day one by Steven Ward
Outside Lands day one belongs to the cult followings of Mac Demarco and Father John Misty

Outside Lands remains one of the premiere music festivals on not just on the west coast but across the country, because every piece is so well put together and curated with festival attendees in mind. The 2018 edition of the festival was no different, with a plethora of activities, shops, food trucks, desserts, alcoholic deliciousness […]

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SLUGS are THEE Must-See LA Residency of the month, catch them at The Echo

This past Monday kicked off SLUGS’ August residency at The Echo. Joining them, was surprise opener and mega SLUGS fan, Lauren Ruth Ward. Ward played a stunningly beautiful solo acoustic set which she confessed more than once had her nerves jumbled. She brought friend and guitarist Steven John Taylor up for a few numbers and […]

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Premiere: The Gloomies Paint a Surreal Picture of Paradise with new video for “Palms”

Based in southern California, The Gloomies are very familiar with palm trees. They named a song after them on their recent album, Romance; while “Palms” isn’t necessarily about loose fronds, it is reminiscent and surreal at the same time. Live around these showbiz symbols of serenity long enough and you’ll agree that paradise is surreal […]

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Pixies, Weezer and Sleigh Bells slay the Forum with a spectacular triple

Although summer will inevitably come to an end sooner rather than later, Wednesday night served as a long lasting summer night in with three killer performances to remember. Rock ‘n Roll veterans, Weezer and Pixies joined forces to co-headline a Summer-long Tour, making a stop at none-other than the fabulous Forum. While English rock band The Wombats came along for the first part of […]

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Peter Mawanga by Farah Sosa
Peter Mawanga brings his stories to life with gorgeous Skirball performance

Los Angeles free summer concerts season is a reflection of the diversity of the city. The Skirball Cultural Center as part of their Sunset Concerts is featuring artists from across the globe and LA’s own. This time it was the turn of Peter Mawanga, a multi-talented artist and humanitarian from Malawi. While his performance was exceptional, […]

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