Monthly Archives: June 2020

Vibrant Pop Artist Deqn Sue Returns with Earnest New Single “Troll”

In the age of internet chatrooms, then comment sections, then DMs, trolls have been a persistent plague. It’s easy to brush aside for anyone who has a small digital platform, but, as Aidy Bryant’s show Shrill, for one, demonstrated, the nagging hate that comes from faceless avatars can be damaging for everyone involved. Basically, it’s […]

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Andrew McMahon announces two drive-in concerts at City National Grove of Anaheim

Another drive-in concert is coming to Southern California! Just a few days ago we shared the upcoming drive-in concert featuring Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx. Now, Andrew McMahon will be joining the social distanced drive-in concerts with two performances at the City National Grove of Anaheim on July 10 and 11. The drive-in concert […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Vintage Gold: Labi Siffre — The Underrated Poet who Pens Poignant Sentiments On Civil and Social Rights

With a career that spans over half a century, musician and singer/songwriter Labi Siffre remains relatively unknown to many music fans despite his vast influences in the music industry. Born in London, Siffre’s talent as a musician led him to play in prominent New York City Jazz clubs in the 60s and 70s (both on […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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Joy Downer’s stunning full-length debut “Paper Moon” revels in a retro-dreaminess

From the moment those bass lines start bumbling their way through the evaporating, disco-shimmer that opens “A Song You’d Never Want to Hear,” it’s clear that the brilliance of Joy Downer‘s debut album Paper Moon coalesces around her lush soundscapes. Inspired and textured by all the retro-dreaminess of 80s rock and electronica, Joy has found […]

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Steven Ward |
Press Play: With a soothingly sweet voice, Arlo Parks captures the complexity of life

Capturing the complexity of life, London based musician Arlo Parks pens a universal narrative with her music. Though she’s just emerged onto the music scene, Parks writes with astounding clarity and has a keen sense of perception. Singing about all that she observes and feels from the beauty we find in little moments to the […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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Wargirl find bliss and power on defiant second album ‘Dancing Gold’

Long Beach sextet Wargirl have long straddled an array of genres rooted in 70s rock and soul, gliding effortlessly between War, Blondie, Chaka Khan, and more with fierce grace. But with the release of their second album, the aptly named Dancing Gold, the six-headed commune of musical crossroads that is Wargirl have successfully taken the […]

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Steven Ward |
Press Play: On New EP, Zaia Muses on Being a Black Man in America

Contemporary artist Zaia understands that existing in this world, especially as a young black man, means eventually battling with some demons from within and without, which is exactly what he’s done in his latest release, ‘Very Alone,’ a scorching 9-song EP from the Atlanta based artist. From racing thoughts about love to wondering about AI […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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Drive-In Concerts Coming to Orange County with Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx at Oak Canyon Park

If you read Grimy Goods, you must be missing live music as much as we are. Music is what brings us joy, and that is why we all live this music lifestyle. The coronavirus quarantine may have shuttered the live music and event industry, but it will not be permanent. We will safely get back […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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TeaMarrr digs her teeth into the mess of relationships in an outpouring of wit and honesty on new EP

At the heart of TeaMarrr’s music, there’s a deep desire and urgency for healing that flows from her blending of pop, hip-hop, and R&B. For TeaMarrr, there’s an imperative for people to “heal themselves with [her] sound,” with hopes that listeners walking away thinking: “TeaMarrr is my new pharmacist.” That altruism takes shape and is […]

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Steven Ward |
Benjamin Carter Releases Buttery New Single “Fragile”

Indie RnB is constantly reinventing itself with the likes of upcoming dynamic artists — enter: Benjamin Carter, a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, but originally from the Cayman Islands. Benjamin’s new single, “Fragile,” embraces his vulnerability over creamy vocals and a funky bass. The chorus features blossoming, atmospheric instrumentals as Benjamin sings of being too […]

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Jenna Dorn |