Stuff by: FarahSosa

Emily Wells at The Echo – Photos & Review

Lovely … we can say a lot of things about Emily Wells, but today on top of our minds remains her lovely voice. Analog synthesizers, percussion, violin and Emily adorned the Echo transforming it into a solemn spot for the audience of this multi-instrumentalist. The respectful silence was only interrupted by the cheering crowd that […]

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Photos- DEVO, GZA & Fool's Gold at Natural History Museum 100th Birthday
Photos: DEVO, GZA & Fool’s Gold at Natural History Museum 100th Birthday

This past Sunday (June 9) the Natural History Museum (NHM) celebrated 100 years of making history with a stellar line-up that excited the crowd consistently throughout the day. It was a perfect sunny Los Angeles day full of families, fossils, and music lovers wearing peculiar pot hats special to the occasion. NHM did a great […]

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ucla jazz and reggae festival photos
UCLA Jazz and Reggae Fest Photos & Review: Santigold, Common, Ziggy Marley & More!

For 27 years as a celebration of culture and music, once again the students of UCLA take over the campus to bring us the Jazz and Reggae Fest as it has become a tradition on Memorial Day Weekend.  On Sunday, day one of the festival (Jam Day) — the festivities kicked off with a shy crowd, […]

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Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang at the Echo – Photos & Show Review – May 16, 2013

This past Thursday we went to check out the clash between Sierra Leone and Los Angeles through the rhythm of Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang at one of our favorite venues, the Echo. Synths, electronic guitars, worldly vocals, and a fast paced high energy sound had the entire crowd of hipsters and more, dancing to the beat […]

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Deer Tracks with Magic Wands at One Eyed Gypsy – Photos Review – March 22, 2013

Last Friday, Grimy Goods presented a show at the One Eyed Gypsy with two very talented bands: the Deer Tracks (from Sweden) with our L.A. favorites, the Magic Wands. It was an early set time of 7:30pm and 8:30pm, but the music spoke for itself. Despite the discouraging L.A. rush-hour traffic and getting a crowd to downtown L.A. before 10pm, the turnout […]

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Visu Mahlasela photos
Visu Mahlasela at The Mint – Photos Review – Feb. 1, 2013

This past Friday, the Mint was filled with the warmest vibe hosting an evening with poet-activist, Visu Mahlasela also known as “The Voice.” It was not only the music, but his message filled the room with educated followers eager to listen to the messages that Visu brought from his beloved, South Africa. Performing various songs of his already […]

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John Cale at El Rey Photos
John Cale with Cass McCombs at El Rey – Photos Review

Perfection. When you’ve been on the road doing your thing for about 50 year or so, nothing but perfection is expected from you. John Cale, founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground, demonstrated nothing but excellence on December 11 when performing at El Rey Theatre. Backed up by two, not only talented and totally […]

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Shuggie Otis—Echoplex—Photos Review

 Shuggie Otis—Echoplex—Photos Review Los Angeles is a city of stars and legends, and we are lucky to check out a lot of them. This past Wednesday, Dec. 5 — jazz, R&B and blues guitar legend (and more), Shuggie Otis graced us with his presence at The Echoplex. This sold-out show had a heavy line of people […]

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Buika at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos and Show Review – Nov. 17, 2012

We get to see so many spectacular shows and only with a few do the performers get up-close-and-personal with the audience, touching those special nerves that move something inside you. We saw “Flamenco queen” and Latin Grammy winner, Buika (“BWEE-kah”) last Saturday, November 17 at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex and this woman hit some nostalgic, bitter sweet […]

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Chucho Valdés at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos Review – Nov. 10, 2012

Oh yeah, we get fancy, and there’s no better way than visiting the Luckman Fine Arts Complex to make it happen.  This past Saturday we got to see one of Cuba’s greatest jazz pianist, Mr. Chucho Valdés. With his ultra fast fingers strolling like a magical mad-man across the keys accompanied by the support of smooth, young, […]

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