Stuff by: Anne Marie Schiefer

Michael Kiwanuka
An Interview with Michael Kiwanuka: From folk to electric soul, and what it means to make “human music”

On New Album Love & Hate, Michael Kiwanuka Taps Into Darker Soulful Side and Explores the Meaning of “Human Music” Interview Feature by Anne-Marie Schiefer This year crooner Michael Kiwanuka released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Love & Hate. After scratching several iterations of the album Kiwanuka, working with Danger Mouse, landed on a sound that is subtly bold, […]

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Blood Orange at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Blood Orange crafts a multilayered visual and sonic show at Ace with special guests Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

Dev Hynes, better known as his moniker Blood Orange, took over The Ace Hotel for two sold out nights playing through the entirety of his latest release, Freetown Sound. In the historic elegance of the theater we listened to funky jazz as we waited for the show to begin. The stage simply set with a […]

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The Arcs Fonda Theatre
Exploring Diverse Musical Trails, The Arcs Get Los Angeles Lost In The Groove at Fonda Theatre

Last night without pretense The Arcs took to the stage at The Fonda and got right down to the business of rocking the sold out crowd. The Arcs is the side project of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Releasing an album last year followed by several singles, Auerbach gets groovy showing us a whole […]

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Big Thief
Hot Band Alert: Big Thief marries sensitivity and gritty rock for a poignant sound

Big Thief is an indie rock band that has just signed to Saddle Creek and is quickly on the rise. They head out to SXSW and then on a North American tour in support of Yuck. We at Grimy Goods think this is a band you should keep your eye on. Front woman Adrianne Lenker’s […]

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Kera and The Lesbians
Kera and The Lesbians’ Record Release Show at Basic Flowers Reeks of Authenticity and Manic Passion

At a non-decrypt spot in downtown Los Angles you’ll come across a grungy “store front” called Basic Flowers. Inside there’s a room with only a single standing lightbulb, random chairs set against walls, a table made out of a house shutter, a stick tree displaying shirts for sale that are designed with sharpies.  Wandering your […]

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The Suffers
The Suffers wail as they ignite a sonic fire at The Wiltern

Congas rattling your bones, horns blaring, keys tingling your limbs, guitars yanking at your heart strings and a powerhouse voice sending chills through your body… That is The Suffers, a 10-piece ensemble from Houston Texas. They are a group of talented musicians that quit their jobs one year ago to follow a passion that many […]

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Kera and The Lesbians
An Interview with Kera Armendariz — blazing her own trail, loneliness and debut LP release with Kera and The Lesbians

Kera of Kera and The Lesbians is unmistakable. Not easily defined or categorized she roams the tumultuous landscape of life owning who she is while embracing the dream of what she is yet to become. Born and raised in San Diego to conservative parents, Kera is one of four children. She knew early on that […]

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J.D. McPherson
The J.D. McPherson train rolls into Long Beach’s Alex’s Bar

Stepping into Alex’s Bar in Long Beach to see Oklahoma rocker J.D. McPherson was like walking into another world. We were actually at a train station, standing on the platform filled with bellowing steam. Hardshell suitcases in delicately gloved hands rushed to meet pompadours and rolled jeans. All to the soundtrack of swinging blues rolling […]

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Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham performs a passionate, boot stomping, heartfelt set at The Regent

Last week, L.A. came out to support their adopted hometown cowboy, Ryan Bingham, at The Regent Theater in downtown. Bingham is touring with a full band in support of his release earlier this year, Fear and Saturday Night. We talked to Bingham last week about the tour, life in L.A. and how it’s been to […]

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Ryan Bingham
An Interview with Ryan Bingham: Becoming a father, relationships, new tour and what it’s like being a cowboy in Los Angeles

Ryan Bingham has an unmistakable voice. It’s grungy and raw like truck tires on a gravel road and at the same time airy and crackling like a wise man telling stories on his back porch. He has a quiet way about him. His eyes are deep and caring and when he smiles, his entire face […]

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