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Your Favorite Bands As Thanksgiving Foods

Arcade Fire Roasted Turkey — Since 1621, Thanksgiving has been celebrated with a nice juicy turkey as the main course. Over the years, Arcade Fire has become the main course of indie music. And just like turkey, if you have an overload of Arcade Fire, it can sometimes make you sleepy and feeling guilty. Stuffing […]

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FKA Twigs envelopes the Regent with a seductive wizardry of harmony and movement

“How can you separate the dancer from the dance?” –William Butler Yeats This pretentious tidbit of critical theory was all I could think of after seeing FKA Twigs’ national television debut on Jimmy Fallon. In that showcase, she balanced the spontaneity of performance with something resembling witchcraft. Her set up was risky; a wind tunnel […]

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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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