Monthly Archives: August 2016

Shannon Lay of Feels at Echo Park Rising
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Images of Our Favorite Women Who Rock

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’d like to show our immense love and appreciation for all the women that rock, and rock hard. With our Grimy Goods founder and editor also a woman, we’ve always made a point to focus on female musicians and empowering them. In the past few years, we’ve seem some […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Digable Planets Drop 90s Hip Hop Sheen at The Regent

When a prolific band from the past springs back from their heyday with a reunion show, it’s hard to know what to expect. Will they sound the same? How will the energy be? Expectations are set high, and fans are hopeful, but sometimes comebacks can be a disappointment; that was not the case on Monday […]

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The Tissues at Echo Park Rising 2016
Photos: Echo Park Rising with The Paranoyds, Magic Bronson, Future Shoxx and more

It’s wise to say that 2016 has been the best Echo Park Rising yet. With four days full of music, and an exceptional showcase of local bands—many who who we have yet to feature or cover live—Echo Park Rising was a success. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this neighborhood music […]

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Julia Holter
Must-See FYF Undercard: Julia Holter — Get Cozy with Her Experimental Lullabies

Los Angeles is about to light up with music from some of your favorite acts as FYF Fest kicks off this Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28.  Today’s featured FYF undercard is Julia Holter. Even more prolific than our previously featured FYF Undercard, Julia Holter has released six albums since she began back in 2008, and […]

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Ex-Sage photo
Hot Band Alert: Ex-Sage — There’s Nothing Dry or Empty About this Duo’s Gritty Desert Rock

Los Angeles rock duo Ex-Sage recently ventured onto our radar when we featured them as one of our 5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising 2016. We just couldn’t shake their dark, sludgy desert-rock sound that had us high and reminiscing on other rock favorites such as The Kills and The Raveonettes. The band is scheduled […]

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Broods at The Novo
Broods Ignite Passion at Their First “Local” LA Show, Supported by Jarryd James

I can trace my love for Broods back to a successful ad campaign. I remember when I first moved to LA two summers ago, I saw billboards with these warped-looking wolf heads on them. Broods, the ads read, piquing my interest; I googled them and happened upon a cache of wonderful music. I finally got […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Kauf band
Kauf Dazzles at Final Night of Echo Residency with pr0files and Rush Midnight

Kauf’s Bright Electronica Cuts Through a Dark Haze at Final Echo Residency Performance   Monday night at the Echo marked the final night of Kauf’s monthlong residency at the famous Echo Park venue. He was joined by some of LA’s brightest indie rockers, including Rush Midnight and pr0files, with a closing DJ set by Jeffrey […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
CEO music
Sweden’s CEO Returns with a Stylish New Track Titled “Kill Count”

Sweden’s CEO is back with some new music. It’s been about two years since we’ve heard any electronic splendor from Eric Berglund (aka CEO). The creator behind The Tough Alliance and label Sincerely Yours, as well as the craftsman behind all the addictively clever electro soundscapes you hear in CEO’s music, Berglund is finally back […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Gallant artist
Win Tickets to Gallant at the Fonda Theatre

Just three years within moving to the City of Angels, 22-year old R&B artist, Gallant has been turning heads. We last caught him at this year’s SXSW making a prominent performance. A self-released EP and debut album, Ology landed him with the single, “Weight In Gold”. With already one L.A. show night sold out, we’ll be […]

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Brissa Sanchez |
frank ocean blonde review
Frank Ocean’s Blonde is the Pop Masterpiece this Generation Has Been Missing

On Blonde, Frank Ocean fearlessly balances avant-garde themes and aesthetics with cathartic pop bliss Words: Jamie Lawlor For a minute there, we thought the day might never come, but on that sunny Saturday afternoon, the second studio album by Frank Ocean was finally out. A lot has happened in the realm of black culture since Ocean’s […]

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