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Forecast: 20 Los Angeles Bands / Artists to Watch in 2020

It’s about that time! We’ve flipped our cards and shined our crystal balls and now it’s time to present you all with our annual forecast of Los Angeles artists / bands to watch in the new year. This year we upped the ante from 15 L.A. bands to 20! And trust, after what we saw […]

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Christmas Gold — indie Christmas music, punk cuts and classics

Merry, merry! Press Play on Grimy Goods’ “Christmas Gold” playlist! Featuring not your basic Christmas music with holiday cuts from your favorite indie bands, punk, local acts and of course all the warm & fuzzy classics we all know and love. I mean, even the punkest of punks love Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For […]

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Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation
Interview: Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation to Raise Funds for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

As the next election draws nearer, we cannot forget why we fight, or rather, who we fight for. Ruination Records surely hasn’t; the independent label is gearing up to release a compilation album called So Many Singing, Volume 2, where all proceeds will be donated to immigrant and refugee non-profit organizations. Among the 50 contributors […]

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Dangerbird’s Monthly Microdose Series Gives Music Lovers a Taste of Greatness

If you are an early aughts indie rock lover, you know Dangerbird Records. Perhaps not in name, but by their alumni artists: Silversun Pickups, Minus the Bear, Hot Hot Heat, Delphic and more. The veteran Los Angeles label has touched greatness and continues to mentor tomorrow’s scene leaders. Traditional deals are of course still being […]

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Interview: Nuanced Wisdom Flows from Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked […]

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Halloween in Los Angeles — The Best Halloween Concerts & Club Nights

The Halloween fun is about to commence in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for some cool events for Halloween in L.A. — we got you. Halloween in Los Angeles is about to go off! From underground club nights to ghoulish dance parties, bloody concerts and darkwave discos — here’s all the best musical things to […]

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Interview: frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop—Introvert EP is Out Now

LA’s frogi is filled with contrasts but not contradictions. The songwriter and producer recently released a bedroom pop EP titled Introvert. It is restrained and quiet, tied together with a strong motif of love, though probably not the love you’re thinking of. Her stories are nuanced and sensitive, but that is not what defines her. […]

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An Interview with Iconique — Making an Entrance with “The Bitch Has Landed”

On the heels of their challenging leading single, Iconique today reveal “The Bitch Has Landed,” another cut from their forthcoming Ovation EP. The LA-based neo-disco act is heating up just in time for the weather to cool down, which is apt—after all, fall fashion boasts some of the year’s most extravagant looks. Similarly, Iconique’s new […]

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7 Skincare Products You Need to Pack for Your Next Music Festival Experience

Music Festival season is in full swing! How’s your skincare game going? One thing many music festival-goers fail to pack, or even consider, is skincare products. And I’m not just talking about SPF! I’m going to share with you 7 skincare products that have made my music festival experiences all the more better. When you’re […]

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Don’t Miss Out On These FREE End of Summer Concerts in Los Angeles

Summer may be coming to a close, but the Free Summer Concerts in LA are still flowing strong. Check out below are selections for the BEST remaining free summer concerts in Los Angeles and its surrounding cities. Get out there and hear some live music in Los Angeles, for free! Whether a small, lesser known […]

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