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Anticipation Grows for New Music from Joy Downer

Joy Downer—the moniker for local duo (and live three-piece) as well as the legal name of the band’s frontwoman—has been busy. If you follow them on Soundcloud, you may have noticed that new covers and demos appeared quietly on their page in the past week. It is only the tip of the iceberg.  We’ve known […]

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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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15 Must-See Bands at Echo Park Rising 2018

Echo Park Rising is coming through East Los Angeles this Thursday, August 16 though Sunday, August 19. Every year, Grimy Goods delivers a list of Must-See Bands at Echo Park Rising, and this year is no different. With hundreds of budding and seasoned local acts flourishing the streets of Echo Park with their unique sounds, […]

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Premiere: Expect a New EP This Friday from Livingmore, the Band as Tight as the Mafia

Local retro rock outfit Livingmore is regimented in the all right ways. As the band and I loudly chat over coffee on a hot day in Hollywood, drummer Mike Schadel breaks it down: “Everyone has a role,” and with structure, they are able to avoid disagreements and negative energy. Frontwoman Alex Moore jokes, “We’re like […]

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Outside Lands to debut “Grass Lands” Marijuana and Cannabis education at 2018 festival

Outside Lands, the music, art, and gourmet food festival that already seemingly had it all, is adding a new focus to its already outstanding lineup of offerings–cannabis. The San Francisco festival has announced plans to debut a “celebration, education, and integration of cannabis products” when it hits Golden Gate Park in a few weeks, making it […]

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Steven Ward |
The Best Free Summer Concerts in Los Angeles for 2018 — Indie, Hip Hop, World & more

Free outdoor summer concerts in Los Angeles are brewing, and everyone’s asking the golden question: where can I find free summer concerts in Los Angeles? Well, the problem here is not finding the plethora of free summer concerts LA has to offer, it’s choosing which ones to attend. Beware, you might have to clone yourself […]

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Interview: Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Imaad Wasif often feels like he not of this world. His realm is not physical, though it is tangible. I had the opportunity to pose him some questions about his recent record, Great Eastern Sun, and his career in general to get a chance to understand him and the process behind his profoundly moving work. […]

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Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

The summer of love inspires much of today’s indie rock world, but few contemporary bands manage to achieve what Dream Phases has set out to. The fairly new psych rock outfit is led by Brandon Graham, supported by his brother Shane and frequent collaborator Keveen Baudouin; their Harvard and Stone residency last January marked their […]

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Dan Sadin is Ready to Tell His Own Stories with His New Solo Project, Debut EP out Friday

Dan Sadin is a talented guitarist ready to put his name on his own work after years of recording and touring with other acts. He primarily is known for his role in FRENSHIP, and has also worked with the likes of Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Ware, and MØ, but it is his new solo project that he […]

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Interview: Francine Thirteen Reclaims Her Vices Ahead of Her Show at the Standard

To understand ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, one must open up to ideas of feminism that would make the virtuous cringe. Francine Thirteen wants to recontextualize and redefine lust and power, two aspects of womanhood that have been exploited in centuries past.  Ahead of her performance next week at the Standard, we were able to […]

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