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Kanye West has FYF Fest crowd thinking, ‘Frank who?’ — hit-filled set, joined by Rihanna and Travis Scott

Photo courtesy of FYF Fest There were a lot of people disappointed when Frank Ocean unexpectedly pulled out just a day before the first day of this year’s FYF Fest — myself included. Even when it was quickly followed up with the announcement that Kanye West would be the late substitute headliner, it wasn’t enough on […]

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5 Ways To Avoid Chub Rub at FYF Fest

While at FYF Fest this coming July 21-23, let’s remember a few wellness tips. With temperatures reaching the mid 90s, you’re bound to sweat. Like, sweat a lot. And as much as you love wearing those mini skirts, summer dresses and even fashion bikinis (as seen in the photo above), let’s remember the uncomfortable (and […]

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5 Must-See Early Afternoon Acts at FYF Fest

Alaina Moore of Tennis FYF Fest is the preeminent LOS ANGELES music festival — because let’s be real, that desert fest in April is quite a bit of ways from LA. A large part of that is how deep the undercard is stacked, and 2015 is no different than any previous year. Take a look […]

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Outside Lands day three rock fans into sheer ecstasy

With two successful days of solid performances behind them, Sunday brought the closing day at Outside Lands with headliner Elton John. As was the case throughout the weekend, there were plenty of musical styles to sink your teeth into. Things got rolling at the main stage with Austin based Shakey Graves who gave a fun […]

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5 Must See Acts at Echo Park Rising, Sunday

It’s Sunday, and the final day of Echo Park Rising. Whether you’re going for the full three-day bender or this is your first day attending Echo Park Rising, get ready for a great line up of bands. From punk to indie pop, alt folk, electro pop and more—Grimy Goods has got you! Check out below […]

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5 Must See Acts at Echo Park Rising, Saturday

If there’s any day of Echo Park Rising where the excitement is at an all time high, it’s Saturday. The second day of the three-day festival is always jam-packed with a variety of live music for all to enjoy. While there’s a lot more bands we’d recommend catching live, we’ve narrowed it down to five. […]

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5 Must See Acts at Echo Park Rising, Friday

All the buzz this week is about our favorite annual neighborhood gathering, Echo Park Rising. The thee-day music event, known for showcasing local music, comedians and businesses in our East Side community, is set to kick off this Friday, August 14. The action will spark up on Friday at 3 p.m. across multiple stages located […]

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The Birth Defects to headline Grimy Goods stage at Echo Park Rising, Sunday Aug. 16

This weekend is Echo Park Rising, and Grimy Goods has curated a fresh lineup of local talent taking the stage at the Echoplex on Sunday, August 16th. Additionally, if you have a motorcycle, ride on out with us! Prior to our lineup of performances, Grimy Goods will be hosting a rock ‘n’ ride leaving from […]

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An Interview with Grace Potter: giving pop music its much needed ‘kick in the ass’ with new record

When I caught up with Grace Potter via telephone last Friday, she was in Santa Fe, “the best location ever and the best mood ever, just really good vibes,” she said. Over the course of our interview, we talked about her Thursday and Friday shows at the Fonda Theatre, her upcoming album Midnight that drops […]

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An Interview with Director F. Gary Gray on his new film Straight Outta Compton, the state of hip hop, the price of honesty.

Biopics aren’t known for their socio-politcal impact. Few of them ever do more than crystallize an accepted artistic narrative into mythos. They aren’t supposed to talk about issues larger then their subject. They may skirt with race relations, but it isn’t the focus. They don’t talk about police brutality, unless the subject is the one brutalized. […]

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