Monthly Archives: December 2014

weezer
Weezer gifts fans at The Observatory with both an acoustic and electrifying performance

9:04pm and the house lights are up at The Observatory as people stand patiently waiting for Weezer to take the stage. A few whistles and a slight jolt in the crowd catch my attention and I look over. Cell phones are pulled out and pointed at a spot in the crowd I can’t quite see. […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
WIn Tickets to Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic (Hail Mary Mallon) at the El Rey Theatre

The critically acclaimed San Francisco-based rapper, Aesop Rock is back with yet another music project to share with the City of Angeles. We last caught Aesop Rock at the First Unitarian Church last year with Kimya Dawson and their collaboration, The Unincluded. Hail Mary Mallon is the duo between Aesop Rock and The Bronx-based rapper, Rob Sonic […]

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smashing pumpkins
Smashing Pumpkins wax nostalgic at Fonda Theatre

Even in the prime of his band 20 years ago, The Smashing Pumpkins‘ Billy Corgan didn’t really seem like other rock stars. During the height of alternative and grunge in the ’90s, the Pumpkins got grouped in with the rest of the bands when really, they were quite different. Even then, Corgan seemed like a reluctant rocker. Now […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
girlpool
Girpool light up their Echo residency with perfect harmony and soul

A ton of music-lovers came out to the Echo this past Monday to relish in a free show made up of some pretty damn good acts. The headliner was residency act Girlpool, with supporting acts So Many Wizards and LA Takedown. All bands were quite different from psychedelic, indie rock to alt folk. It was […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
concert photography
Grimy Goods Best Concert Crowd Photos of 2014

As much as we love showcasing the fine work of our photographers’ brilliant concert photography, we also love sharing the photos they took of YOU! We’re talking about the fans that are out there every week in the frontlines getting lost in the moment. Some of you have graced our concert crowd photos numerous times […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Win a Universal Music Group Swag Bag of Musical Treats

Tis the season to start spreading that holiday cheer! Grimy Goods is rolling out a slew of epic holiday giveaways and today we’re kicking off our run with an amazing swag bag of goodies from our friends at Universal Music Group! Repping artists from all sides of the musical spectrum, this grab-bag of musical delights […]

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2015 punk rock bowling lineup
Punk Rock Bowling 2015 Complete Lineup Annouced

The 17th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival has announced its complete lineup for its 2015 dates. As previously reported, this year’s three-day music fest will be headlined by Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused. The entire lineup includes: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Discharge, Turbonegro, Bad Manners, and Sick Of It All, Jello […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Keepin’ It Jewlicious – Jewish Musicians Dish on Traditional Eats

Photo by Got Kosher? Cafe Today marks the first night of Chanukkah, which means Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah song” does its yearly representing of the tribe in between hours and hours of non-stop Christmas music. Though silly it may seem, it is a time when I think of my own Jewish roots. I am transported back […]

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Emily Saex |
the adicts
The Adicts and Reverend Horton Heat lead a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza at the Observatory

It was a rock ‘n’ roll gumbo this past Saturday at the Observatory in Santa Ana as English punk rockers The Adicts, and Reverend Horton Heat came out to headline the Orange County venue. Other acts included the high energy Cadillac Tramps and the sultry sounds of Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. From Mohawks, pompadours and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Win Tickets to Jonwayne at The Echo

If it’s coming from our friends at Passion Of The Weiss, you know it’s going to be a fresh hip hop show! Coming to the Echo on Thursday, December 18th will be the hip hop artist and producer, Jonwayne! Emerging from La Habra and part of the infamous Stones Throw family, he has released a compilation album this year titled […]

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Brissa Sanchez |