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Michael Kiwanuka
An Interview with Michael Kiwanuka: From folk to electric soul, and what it means to make “human music”

On New Album Love & Hate, Michael Kiwanuka Taps Into Darker Soulful Side and Explores the Meaning of “Human Music” Interview Feature by Anne-Marie Schiefer This year crooner Michael Kiwanuka released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Love & Hate. After scratching several iterations of the album Kiwanuka, working with Danger Mouse, landed on a sound that is subtly bold, […]

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The Pack A.D.
An Interview with The Pack A.D.: Dynamic Grunge-Rock Duo Pour Themselves Into New Album “Positive Thinking” – LA Date at The Roxy

It’s not hard to find oneself enraged by anything and everything these days (climate change, Trump, online trolls, you name it). However, Vancouver grunge-rock duo The Pack A.D.’s ferocious new album Positive Thinking (U.S. release Nov. 11 via Cadence Music) just might be the cure for what ails you or at least a good starting point […]

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Allen Tate of San Fermin
An Interview with Allen Tate of San Fermin: talks of lonely Copenhagen nights that inspired his solo debut Sleepwalker

Allen Tate may be known as the baritone swinging, other-half of San Fermin’s lead-singing duo, but with the upcoming debut of his album ‘Sleepwalker’, this could be the beginning of a beautiful solo career.   As one of the only members of Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s ambitious multi-instrumentalist, baroque-pop collective, Tate is the only member without a […]

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An Interview with Michael Stock: We Discuss All Things Part Time Punks – From Founding PTP to Vinyl Addiction to Booking Obscure Bands

Part Time Punks, founded in 2005 by DJ and vinyl collector extraordinaire Michael Stock, has a long and storied history in the Los Angeles music scene, providing one of the most beloved club nights (and subsequent KXLU radio show) that features punk, post-punk, new wave, industrial, synth-pop, shoegaze, and other dark, off-beat and deeply satisfying […]

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Interview With Pill: Feminist-Art Punks Discuss Noise-Fueled Debut “Convenience” – A Thought-Provoking Call To Political and Personal Action

NYC’s feminist art-punk four piece Pill have a big, bold and urgent sound that plays like a call to action — to stand up for what you believe and exercise your freedoms. The band’s debut full-length Convenience was released August 19 via Mexican Summer and it propels their passionate socio-political concerns and unwavering artistic expressions. Pill doesn’t shy […]

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Shannon Lay of Feels at Echo Park Rising
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Images of Our Favorite Women Who Rock

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’d like to show our immense love and appreciation for all the women that rock, and rock hard. With our Grimy Goods founder and editor also a woman, we’ve always made a point to focus on female musicians and empowering them. In the past few years, we’ve seem some […]

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Julia Holter
Must-See FYF Undercard: Julia Holter — Get Cozy with Her Experimental Lullabies

Los Angeles is about to light up with music from some of your favorite acts as FYF Fest kicks off this Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28.  Today’s featured FYF undercard is Julia Holter. Even more prolific than our previously featured FYF Undercard, Julia Holter has released six albums since she began back in 2008, and […]

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Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Preoccupations — fine crafted disorienting melodic rock propulsions

Why You Need to See Preoccupations at FYF! Words: Steven Ward FYF Fest 2016 is just three days away! Rolling out yet another must-see act that lives on the lower lines of the stacked FYF bill, you really need to get in on this action. Pull that schedule back out, it’s time to add a new […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
fyf fest 2016 set times
FYF Fest Pops Off This Weekend! Set Times Revealed!

It’s about that time, yo! FYF Fest has announced set times for its 2016 event. FYF Fest takes place this weekend, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. Headlined by none other than Los Angeles-bred Kendrick Lamar; LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones and Tame Impala will also join Lamar as the weekend’s headlining acts. While we […]

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Alex G
Must-See FYF Undercard: Alex G — an unpredictable sonic trip sure to delight your senses

  Do Not Miss Alex G at FYF! Words: Steven Ward With FYF Fest 2016 less than five days away, the anticipation is running thicker than hot lava! Pull your phones back out and rip up your schedules, here’s another must-see act you don’t want to hear about how amazing they were, because you missed them […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |