Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hot New Music: “Dan Sartain Lives” by Dan Sartain – Album Review

Visions of swilling whisky on a simmering hot day sitting on a porch with cowboy boots tapping are conjured at moments of Dan Sartain’s latest. Other moments lend towards the beatnik beats of the ‘60s with an undeniable swinging swaggering and attitude. Sartain sets a mood, and while it’s not modern or innovative, it’s precise […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Pinback at the El Rey Theatre on July 24

***** CONTEST CLOSED ***** Always playing plenty of So Cal shows during the summer, you can never go wrong with some Pinback in your life. They are by far one of the best indie bands out of San Diego and now they’re coming to grace LA with a sweet show at the El Rey Theatre […]

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Mogwai “Burning” Virtual Screening and Fan Q&A Set For July 27

For all you Mogwai fans out there, Grimy Goods will be hosting a virtual screening of Mogwai’s sick new concert film “Burning.” We attended a private screening of the film back in May and were blown away by this awesome music flick. If you’re familiar with Mogwai, then you know how intense and magnificently crafted […]

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iPhone App FatBooth and Our Favorite Musicians

I can not get over how much fun I have with the hot iPhone app Fatbooth. Whether I’m super-sizing myself, friends or family, I can’t stop playing with this app and laughing hours-on-end. Although it has disturbed some of my family and friends and offended a few, I think it’s the best iPhone app ever. […]

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“Silver Tower” by Brenda – Album Review

There are just some things you are always a sucker for no matter what. Well done, guitar-driven pop is one of mine, therefore, Brenda’s debut album “Silver Tower” was right up my ally. Reaching out with the opening track “State Lines,” which features jangly, Stephen Malkmus-esque guitars with DJ Moore’s understated yet propulsive drumming, the […]

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Hot vs Not: Bondage

I found these kids propped up on a busy street corner. I thought birthdays were supposed to be a fun day. Looks like this birthday boy got taped and rolled up like a mob hit body rolled in a Chinese rug. Kids do the darndest things

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“Disconnect From Desire” by School of Seven Bells – Album Review

New York outfit School of Seven Bells (SVIIB ) are still one of the firmest examples of the electro-tinged, shoegaze-soaked dreampop that’s (still) permeating the blogosphere. Started as a then side-project from Benjamin Curtis of The Secret Machines and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (of On! Air! Library! if you remember), SVIIB debut “Alpinisms” […]

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What Shows Are Going On This Week In LA (July 19 – 25, 2010)

♥ = Top Picks MONDAY – JULY 19, 2010 ♥  New Pornographers, Imaad Wasif, The Dodos @ Music Box ♥ Kaiser Cartel @ The Hotel Cafe School Night! w/ Tom Freud & The New Pornographers DJ Set @ Bardot (FREE) Missisippi Man, Big Whup, Buddy, Wires In The Walls @ The Echo ♥ (FREE) Summer […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Cynic with Intronaut and Dysrhythmia at the El Rey Theatre

***** CONTEST CLOSED ***** Win Tickets to Cynic with Intronaut and Dysrhythmia at the El Rey Theatre on Thursday, July 22! Death metal and jazz fusion? Yep, you read right. Cynic is one unique metal band known for fusing some amazing sounds that will blow your face off! Equally progressive and experimental, Cynic will be […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Queensryche Cabaret at Club Nokia, July 23

***** CONTEST CLOSED ***** Now this sound like an interesting show! Win tickets to the Queensryche Cabaret at Club Nokia on Friday, July 23. The Queensryche Cabaret will be art, lust, dancing and naughty fun with the band performing their hits and never-heard-before selections accompanied by Go-Go dancers, burlesque dancers, drag queens, a juggler, ballet […]

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