Monthly Archives: December 2018

Conner Youngblood
Conner Youngblood delivers magical performance at Moroccan Lounge (he is one interesting, kind soul)

Conner Youngblood moves through time with the stillness of a forest. The quiet, wild-haired musician seems like a visitor to earth imagining what places might be like in a 5th-element-Leeloo-way, Googling an image searching to satisfy his wanderlust. These musings are then interpreted into his music which is layered like the sounds of the wilderness […]

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Middle Kids at Echoplex
Middle Kids enrapture L.A. fans at the Echoplex with their delicious indie pop

Australian indie rock group Middle Kids wrapped up their US tour Friday night at Echoplex in Los Angeles. Touring their debut full0length record released in May, Lost Friends, it seemed as if the Aussies had gained an entire venue’s worth of new friends. With chops ranging from singer and classically trained pianist Hannah Joy, to […]

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Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails rock fans into a sweaty ecstatic frenzy at Hollywood Palladium

In today’s political climate it’s nice to have music to turn to that shares the sentiment that all has gone to shit. Nine Inch Nails has had our backs through all the worst times in life since the late 1980’s. Fortunately, Trent Reznor decided that their farewell tour of 2009 was more of a see […]

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bomba estereo
Bomba Estéreo and Reyna Tropical heat up the Novo Los Angeles with a fiery jungle of sounds

Colombian band Bomba Estéreo is currently on the biggest U.S. headline tour of their career. They recently hit the road with sold-out shows in numerous cities, and their recent stint in Los Angeles at The Novo was no exception. On board, opening for the band was the new act Reyna Tropical making it a perfect match, beginning […]

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egg drop soup
EP Premiere: Egg Drop Soup Have Feminism in Their DNA—Catch Their Residency at Bigfoot Lodge East

Punk music is better live and that’s a fact. In that spirit, Grimy Goods favorites, Egg Drop Soup are about to drop a four-track EP recorded live at Golden Beat Recording Studio. It is rough around the edges, complete with questionable vocals and feedback—both from the monitors and the audience. Listen to it exclusively below […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward at El Rey
A Whole Lotta Love Fills the El Rey for Lauren Ruth Ward’s headline show

It hasn’t even been two years since Lauren Ruth Ward, supported LP, opened at the EL Rey and yet this headliner’s star has risen significantly since then. At the time she was still a bit unknown on the LA scene but Thursday night at the El Rey was a celebration of those that have been supporting […]

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Rituals of Mine explode with raw energy at Resident Downtown LA

The city is bursting with end of the year happenings. Los Angeles-based Rituals of Mine joined the festive season with their final show of the year. The eventful night took place at Resident DTLA Lead singer Terra Lopez was an eruption of energy in every song. Heads bobbed, sweat flowed and hair flew, while the percussion coexisted with […]

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Laura Jean Anderson
Video Premiere: Laura Jean Anderson Puts on a Brave Face Ahead of Dec 11 Bootleg Show

The holiday time brings cheer for most, but when spent away from family or friends, one may become forlorn. Laura Jean Anderson’s recent EP should alleviate the pain, not only for anyone in such a position this December, but for all who have felt self-doubt at any point in their lives. She recorded a series […]

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The Soft Moon
Best Los Angeles Concerts of the Month: December 2018

We haven’t done our Best Los Angeles Shows of the Month in quite some time. In all honesty, it’s a lot of fucking work — and since having a baby my life and time has changed drastically. Managing Grimy Goods while managing a successful spin-off brand (Grimy Diapers) is time-consuming AF, not to mention raising […]

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Shallou at El Rey
shallou’s bedroom recordings come to blissful life at the El Rey

On the first of two evenings in Los Angeles, shallou performed to a sold out crowd at the El Rey last week. The second to last show of his Souls world tour was set to begin at 10:10. Perhaps due to the rain, the venue was noticeably empty until right before shallou took the stage […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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