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Shannon Lay of Feels at Echo Park Rising
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Images of Our Favorite Women Who Rock

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’d like to show our immense love and appreciation for all the women that rock, and rock hard. With our Grimy Goods founder and editor also a woman, we’ve always made a point to focus on female musicians and empowering them. In the past few years, we’ve seem some […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Hot Band Alert: Ex-Sage — There’s Nothing Dry or Empty About this Duo’s Gritty Desert Rock

Los Angeles rock duo Ex-Sage recently ventured onto our radar when we featured them as one of our 5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising 2016. We just couldn’t shake their dark, sludgy desert-rock sound that had us high and reminiscing on other rock favorites such as The Kills and The Raveonettes. The band is scheduled […]

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Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Preoccupations — fine crafted disorienting melodic rock propulsions

Why You Need to See Preoccupations at FYF! Words: Steven Ward FYF Fest 2016 is just three days away! Rolling out yet another must-see act that lives on the lower lines of the stacked FYF bill, you really need to get in on this action. Pull that schedule back out, it’s time to add a new […]

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Outpost Fest returns with another stacked bill featuring Matt & Kim and Borns

Orange County’s only music festival, the Delta Spirit-curated Outpost Fest, will be making its return to downtown Santa Ana this November and the lineup is something to get excited about. Last year’s bill featured an eclectic bunch from Blonde Redhead to bluesy-rockers Cold War Kids, but this year promises an even more diversified group. Matt […]

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Must-See FYF Undercard: Alex G — an unpredictable sonic trip sure to delight your senses

  Do Not Miss Alex G at FYF! Words: Steven Ward With FYF Fest 2016 less than five days away, the anticipation is running thicker than hot lava! Pull your phones back out and rip up your schedules, here’s another must-see act you don’t want to hear about how amazing they were, because you missed them […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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FYF Fest, Belly, and Girl Band top this week’s Los Angeles show list

Yes, it’s FYF Fest week. While Angelenos and out-of-towners get excited for the annual L.A. music festival, let’s not forget the many great shows happening around the festival. This week in Los Angeles we have Broods at the Novo, Blood Orange at the Ace, Deftones at the Greek, Belly at Teragram Ballroom, Alexis Taylor (of Hot […]

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Museum of Love
Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Museum of Love — slow-burning, excessively funky tunes

Museum of Love Are a Must-See Act at FYF Fest Words: Steven Ward With just nine days left until FYF Fest, we begin to take a deep look at the FYF lineup; listening to bands we’re not too familiar with while revisiting others to see if they still grab out attention. FYF might be one of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising 2016

One of the things we love most about Echo Park Rising is that it’s a free neighborhood music festival that focuses on lesser-known music acts. With headliners such as Bleached and Chicano Batman—both that have become a household name in the Los Angeles underground music community—they are still very unknown to the mainstream world. Without […]

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PJ Harvey
37 Best Los Angeles Concerts This August Featuring Radiohead, Alabama Shakes, PJ Harvey and More

The Summer ain’t over yet Los Angeles! August is chock full of must-see live music so clear your calendar now. There are plenty of great under-the-stars shows to enjoy at first-rate outdoor venues such as The Hollywood Bowl and The Greek Theatre including Ryan Adams & The Shining, Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes, and Rodrigo y […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Sia at Panorama Festival
Photos & Review: Panorama Festival Day Three Featuring Sia, LCD Soundsystem, Run The Jewels

Panorama dances itself clean with LCD Soundsystem homecoming on day three Words & Photography: Steven Ward Kicking off day two of Panorama Festival, locals and New Jersey natives, The Front Bottoms had quite the fan base present for their afternoon slot on the Panorama stage. By the end of their set, they no doubt had […]

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