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Premiere: Holy Wars tackle birth and rebirth on new single “Born Dark”

Darkly intimate in the most honest and macabre of ways, Holy Wars have released their first single of the year in the form of “Born Dark.” Coming off last year’s Mother Father, a dedicated piece to singer Kat Leon’s late parents, the inherent pain and tragedy of personal experience bleed through on their latest release, but an ownership […]

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Playlist: 15 Best New Songs of September 2018

September may be out the door, but these 15 songs had us smiling all September long. Take a look below at our selections for the 15 Best New Songs of September 2018. With a focus on lesser known acts, and a love for the independent artists representing our great city of Los Angeles, stream our […]

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St. Vincent announces Los Angeles shows at The Belasco & Hollywood Palladium

Heads up! St. Vincent just announced two Los Angeles show dates. Catch St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) live at The Belasco and the Hollywood Palladium. St. Vincent will headline a one-off intimate evening unlike any other U.S. gig, taking place Tuesday, October 2 at The Belasco. For this special performance only,  St. Vincent will sing a […]

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Premiere: Ex Poets grasp for the grasp-less on new album “Too Much Future”

An odyssey into the sublime, Los Angeles-based duo Ex-Poets’ upcoming album Too Much Future finds serenity in the warm-dreaminess of its soundscapes. In the ensuing twilight that Jordan Brooks and Colin Killalea (both members of Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes solo project) have so quietly manifested a severe introspection runs deep throughout, one that seems to question more […]

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Desert Daze Music Festival Ticket Giveaway

Looking for an authentic music festival experience? Grimy Goods is giving away weekend passes to the upcoming Desert Daze music festival taking place October 12-14 at its new location of Moreno Beach, Lake Perris, CA. The 2018 Desert Daze lineup is stacked with so many aural and visual pleasures set to send your body, mind and soul into […]

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Dirty Laundry wants to get your ass out to vote — Rise Above :: A Voter Registration Benefit Show

The crew at Dirty Laundry TV & Penniback Records have a great event coming up that you all need to get behind! On Sunday, Sept. 23, Dirty Laundry TV & Penniback Records will present Rise Above :: A Voter Registration Benefit Show featuring Hutch Harris (of The Thermals), Frances Quinlan (of Hop Along), Crush (members of The Black […]

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Tarfest Music and Art Festival returns as the must-visit, multi-cultural event of the fall

The sixteenth annual Tarfest Music and Art Festival returns to the La Brea Tar Pits Park on Saturday, September 22, bringing with it a host of entertainment and deliciousness for all ages. Thanks to non-profit Launch LA, along with support from sponsors and the local business/art community, the event is once more open to all-ages […]

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Wayne Kramer of the MC5 announces “Kick Out the Jams” 50th Anniversary Tour — LA Show at John Anson Ford Theatre

There’s only a handful of bands that give me goosebumps when I hear their opening riffs, and one of those bands are the MC5. Co-founded by revolutionary guitarist Wayne Kramer, MC5 delivered punk ‘n’ blues with a powerful message. They went against the grain and weren’t afraid to shout their anti-establishment lyrics. For those reasons, they […]

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Don’t Give Up Hope Yet: Pathway to Paris is coming to the Ace Hotel on September 16th

This may come as a shock, but there is still some hope left for the planet after all. The Paris Agreement was adopted by 195 countries in December of 2015, and then, a year-and-a-half later, the Drumpf administration sent a formal notice to the UN announcing that the US would withdraw. The agreement has little […]

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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. […]

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