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Interview: Matt FX Emulates Mexican Cowboys on Debut Single “Vaquero”

The debut single from Matt FX was born in lockdown. It comes after years of other gigs around the industry, including as a DJ, producer, music supervisor (Broad City), and TV host (In The Mix with Matt FX). Now the New York-based artist has embarked on an exciting solo music career, starting with “Vaquero,” which […]

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420 in 2020: Our Favorite 20 Songs About Getting High (Marijuana)

Happy 420, y’all. As we celebrate marijuana in quarantine, press play on our 20 favorite songs about getting high. Spark a joint, gobble an edible and stream songs from classic artists such as Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, and modern acts like SLEEP and The Chats. All songs celebrate the beautiful cannabis plant and its […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Best New Songs of March, 2020

Oh, March. We gots words with you! While March was the month we saw our lives, and this world turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic; it was also a pretty damn great month of new music. So much new music that we included 102 new song release for our monthly playlist “Best New […]

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The best ways to livestream via social media apps & platforms

The coronavirus has taken its toll on the live event industry; concert and music festivals in particular. Each day, we hear the news of more and more of our favorite concerts being postponed, if not canceled altogether. The new normal is setting in where musicians and fans will not be able to connect through the […]

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How to Apply for California Unemployment as a Gig Worker (aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)

UPDATE (APRIL, 17) — It looks like the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has finally created a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website portal specific to gig workers / independent contractors! If you’re a self-employed / independent contractor, you can apply for PUA on Tuesday, April 28. According to Julie A. Su, California Labor […]

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Gig workers eligible for covid-19 unemployment benefits and rebate as part of $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill (this includes musicians)

UPDATE: (APRIL, 15) – Covid-19 pandemic stimulus checks have arrived! They said it would arrive in a timely fashion, and it did. Direct deposits rolled out on Monday. If you have yet to receive your stimulus check, don’t worry. It’s coming. So long as you have done a few things … scroll down to “When […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Grimy TV is back! Live Stream our Pandemic Sessions via Instagram

Live music in Los Angeles and abroad has been canceled indefinitely. It’s time we talk about it and deliver to you some of our favorite bands and artists. As I mentioned last week via Grimy Goods’ Instagram Stories, we’re going to be doing some new content to help artists through these tough times and that […]

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5 Bands that Did Kate Bush Right with Their Covers of Running Up That Hill

There’s a reason why so many musicians cover Kate Bush’s iconic song “Running Up That Hill” — it’s a powerful, emotional number that really hits the soul. This song has been covered by numerous artists, spanning all genres. During these crazy times of the coronavirus pandemic, I think we all feel like we’re “running up […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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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