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From hip hop to punk rock … The 10 Best Songs About Food

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While it’s a time to give thanks, it’s also a time to be a glutton. “Merica has been barging it up since 1621 and nothing will stop us from the joys of heavy consumption and food comas. This year you may want to consider lowering your caloric intake (well, […]

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Cold War Kids treat fans to an epic night of music at sold-out hometown show at The Observatory

The Cold War Kids came home last night to play to a sold out crowd at The Observatory. Surprisingly the crowd skewed younger than expected for a band that has been hard at work rocking fans since 2004. Seeing a plethora of younger fans demonstrates that CWK’s current, more masculine and guttural sound is finding an […]

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Hot Band Alert: Flames of Durga — like two maenads taking part in a rite of delirium

Like two maenads taking part in a rite of delirium, twin sisters Beah and Cecilia Romero of the new East Los Angeles band, Flames Of Durga sure know how to put on an impressive rock show. Not only do these fierce brunettes deliver those early female punk vibes (think Babes In Toyland and Bikini Kill), but they’re […]

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Babes In Toyland reunite with first performance in 18 years at The Roxy in Hollywood

Before Bikini Kill and the Julie Ruin, before Hole, there was the  all female punk trio, Babes In Toyland. Featuring Kat Bjelland (lead vocals and guitar), with Lori Barbero (drums) and Michelle Leon (bass), after 18 long years the band has reunited with their Fontanelle (1992) lineup to perform their first show on February 12 […]

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Death From Above 1979 melt the Regent Theater with a cataclysmic shock of bass and drums

Last night, amid sweat and steam, the new Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles saw its first sold-out show with the highly anticipated performance by Canadian masters of noise-punk, Death From Above 1979. Packed like sardines in a can, fans who had missed out on Death From Above’s one-off performance at the Troubadour this past […]

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Bacardi Triangle revealed: a look inside the lavish three-day music event in Puerto Rico

Feature by Sandra Burciaga Every morning, before hopping on my MacBook to begin the never-ending content producing workday for Grimy Goods, I usually jump on my iPhone to scan my socials and emails; kind of as a refresher to the motherload that awaits me in my inbox. In early October I received an email invite […]

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Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever: Recordar es vivir (Remembering is living)

The Day of the Dead celebration at Hollywood Forever is a staple Los Angeles festival that grows bigger every year. The cemetery is completely transformed with Aztec ritual dancers, live music stages, kids’ craft corners, face paint tents, art vendors, and all of the fresh churros one could eat. This past Saturday, the theme was […]

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Heart shaped 3D effects swarm Warpaint’s #30DaysInLA performance at Echoplex

The stage is set and The Echoplex is adorned with tiny colorful light bulbs hanging from wires, smoke slithering through and past the instruments. This is the vibey setting for Red Bull Sound Select’s show number 7 of their #30DaysInLA series. Everyone is eager to see Warpaint, a band that has steadily increased their following […]

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The Black Keys at The Forum: living up to being one of America’s biggest rock bands

If there is one major realization I made Thursday night at The Forum in Inglewood, it’s that The Black Keys are in the running for America’s most popular rock band. As Thursday was an important day politically, it felt as though these Akron, Ohio-bred rockers were on the campaign trail themselves. After seeing them blow […]

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Between two show reviewers: Courtney Barnett at Red Bull Sound Select #30DaysinLA

Courtney Barnett played the El Rey for the 4th night of Red Bull’s Sound Select #30DaysInLA series. After getting loads of Red Bull swag, munching on empanadas, and getting strung out on vodka Red Bulls (THERE WAS SO MUCH RED BULL) I bumped into fellow Grimy Goods contributor Mark Ortega. Below we discuss the shows […]

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