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How Reunions and Massive Music Festivals Sealed the Orwellian Fate of Rock n’ Roll

Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Every January, there’s that special day on the west coast when the sacred Coachella lineup is announced. We all know the large-font usual suspects by now—the “indie band that still sells tickets off that one hit from 2008,” the “old school rapper you never listen to but want to tell everyone […]

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An Interview with Meredith Lockwood of Indie Jams: tasty musical treats you can eat

Food is the new rock n’ roll, a sentiment echoed throughout the ever popular, growing world of celebrity chefs, recipe blogs galore, hyped up food mashups in the social media spotlight, and the continuous roll out of “must have” kitchen gadgets. The spiciness of Sriracha may give you a similar thrill to that of jumping […]

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Viva! Pomona 2016 to feature Shannon and the Clams, Chicano Batman, Alice Bag & more

Viva! Pomona is back! The annual festival known for its underground and up-and-coming selections from around will be headlining in its fifth year by Shannon and the Clams and Chicano Batman. Taking place Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 in the Pomona Arts District, Viva! Pomona will once again take over The Glass House […]

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Interview with Big Black Delta: How chatting with a friend landed him a dream Debbie Gibson collaboration

Jonathan Bates was sitting with a friend at a bar discussing his solo project Big Black Delta. Bates wasn’t even sure he wanted to continue the project, but his friend asked him if he could work with anyone, who would he choose? “I just said Debbie Gibson, because I love her music,” Bates relayed via […]

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An Interview with The Heavy: We Talk New Album “Hurt & The Merciless,” Marmite and Grand-Dad Dancing to DJ Jazzy Jeff

I’ve been a fan of UK rock n’ soul band The Heavy for some time now, instantly hooked by their big, 2009 hit single “How You Like Me Now?” and then again by their 2012 release The Glorious Dead. So when I found out that their new album, Hurt & The Merciless, was dropping April […]

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Interview with La Sera: Discussing their new record and the role Ryan Adams played in producing it

If you read anything about indie pop darlings La Sera‘s new record Music For Listening to Music To, you undoubtedly will see the name Ryan Adams somewhere in the first paragraph (like I did just now), maybe even the sub-headline. While Adams worked his magic on the production side of things, newly-married Katy Goodman and Todd […]

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Top 20 Electronic/Dance Artists in Indie/Underground (Who Don’t Just Push Play)

Electronic music is enjoying its peak in popularity these days. While some of the top-tier DJs don’t do much outside of pressing the play button and being hype men, there are an infinite amount that do a lot more than that. Read on for a list of our 20 favorite electronic/dance artists that aren’t quite the […]

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Video Premiere: Watch CASINOS’ new video for “It’s Fun”

Los Angeles alt-rockers CASINOS have a new video for the song “It’s Fun” and we are debuting it here at Grimy Goods. “Max, the videos director had previously contacted us stating that he would like to make us a video,” the band told Grimy Goods. “He lives in New York I believe and goes to school […]

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Hot New (to LA) Band Alert: The Soft White Sixties Bring Their Vintage Rock n’ Soul Sound to Los Angeles

For the second year in a row, rock n’ soul band The Soft White Sixties sold out a gig during San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival last month. Over the years, the four-piece had gained a big following in the Bay Area city that they made their home. But just a few months ago, they decided […]

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Top 10 Most Booked U.S. Festival Acts of 2016

There is basically a major music festival in the United States once a weekend once festival season “officially” kicks off with Coachella in mid-April. While most of these festivals do a great job of curating unique lineups tailored to their usual base of patrons, there’s a handful of acts that you’ll see on more than […]

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Top 20 Badass Frontwomen in Indie/Underground Music

There’s an almost infinite amount of killer women fronting bands these days. We’ve done our best to put together our list of our 20 favorite bad asses that currently front their own bands, while also including some of our favorite lesser-known acts that have the potential to grow into being some of the better known […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: Anderson .Paak

Oxnard rapper Anderson .Paak is poised to have a monster 2016 — and it couldn’t be happening to a harder-working guy. Paak is part black and part Korean, giving him a different viewpoint from many within his genre. His 2016 album Malibu is one of the year’s best so far and much of the lyrical content of […]

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Interview with POLIÇA: An in-depth discussion of their new politically charged album “United Crushers”

On Friday, March 25, Minneapolis synthpop band POLIÇA returns to Los Angeles for a date at the Fonda Theatre. They had a busy week during SXSW in Austin, playing upwards of a half-dozen shows during that stretch. Their new album United Crushers dropped a few weeks ago via Mom + Pop Records and it is a very […]

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