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DIIV at The Fonda
DIIV and Sextile to play free show at Echoplex

DIIV are headlining a free show at the Echoplex on Friday, August 31! Sharing the Echoplex stage with DIIV are Sextile, and the Restless Nites DJs. The bands are playing to celebrate DoLA’s six-year anniversary. Aside from the awesome performances by DIIV and Sextile, show-goers can also mac on some free pizza and Stella Artois beer specials. […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Mac DeMarco brings pure joyful insanity to Teragram Ballroom

A wildly eager crowd welcomed the weekend over at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown LA with our favorite wacky Canadian, Mac DeMarco! Thursday evening’s festivities held night two of three at the Teragram Ballroom – each bringing along different opening acts to get things going. We got to hear the musical stylings from two groups […]

Danielle Gornbein |
Feels at Echo Park Rising 2016
15 Must-See Bands at Echo Park Rising 2018

Echo Park Rising is coming through East Los Angeles this Thursday, August 16 though Sunday, August 19. Every year, Grimy Goods delivers a list of Must-See Bands at Echo Park Rising, and this year is no different. With hundreds of budding and seasoned local acts flourishing the streets of Echo Park with their unique sounds, […]

Carly Rae Jepsen at Outside Lands day one by Steven Ward
Outside Lands day one belongs to the cult followings of Mac Demarco and Father John Misty

Outside Lands remains one of the premiere music festivals on not just on the west coast but across the country, because every piece is so well put together and curated with festival attendees in mind. The 2018 edition of the festival was no different, with a plethora of activities, shops, food trucks, desserts, alcoholic deliciousness […]

Desert Daze lineup 2018 complete
Desert Daze adds My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, and Julia Holter to 2018 lineup

Desert Daze has announced Phase III lineup additions featuring My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, Julia Holter, Steve Albini (speaking engagement), GUM, Escape-ism, Opening Ceremonies with Ian Svenonius, and Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers! Right now your’e probably screaming for joy with the addition of My Bloody Valentine (I know I am). The 2018 Desert […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
DAF [Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft]
Cloak & Dagger returns, lineup featuring only U.S. appearance by DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft)

Cloak & Dagger makes its return for 2018 featuring the only North American appearance for industrial legends DAF / Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. Taking place Saturday, Nov. 10 at the historic State Theater in  Downtown Los Angeles, this year’s Cloak & Dagger will also include performance by She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH, Boy Harsher, Tamaryn, BOAN, Black Mare […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Best Free Summer Concerts in Los Angeles — Indie, Hip Hop, World & more

Free outdoor summer concerts in Los Angeles are brewing, and everyone’s asking the golden question: where can I find free summer concerts in Los Angeles? Well, the problem here is not finding the plethora of free summer concerts LA has to offer, it’s choosing which ones to attend. Beware, you might have to clone yourself […]

imaad Wasif
Interview: Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Imaad Wasif often feels like he not of this world. His realm is not physical, though it is tangible. I had the opportunity to pose him some questions about his recent record, Great Eastern Sun, and his career in general to get a chance to understand him and the process behind his profoundly moving work. […]

dream phases
Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

The summer of love inspires much of today’s indie rock world, but few contemporary bands manage to achieve what Dream Phases has set out to. The fairly new psych rock outfit is led by Brandon Graham, supported by his brother Shane and frequent collaborator Keveen Baudouin; their Harvard and Stone residency last January marked their […]

francine thirteen
Interview: Francine Thirteen Reclaims Her Vices Ahead of Her Show at the Standard

To understand ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, one must open up to ideas of feminism that would make the virtuous cringe. Francine Thirteen wants to recontextualize and redefine lust and power, two aspects of womanhood that have been exploited in centuries past.  Ahead of her performance next week at the Standard, we were able to […]

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