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Voting Playlist — songs that inspire change and power to the people

If you got a long line at the polls today, pop this voting playlist on for some inspiration; use it to pump that patriotism back up (we know it’s been down since 2016) and blast the shit out of it when you send off your ballot. Featuring 20 songs that inspire change and power to […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Steady Holiday
Explore Power and Chaos with Steady Holiday at Their Bootleg Show on November 18th

Like many of us, Dre Babinski has found herself exhausted by the country’s state of affairs, so she unpacked her thoughts via songwriting. The record she wrote, Nobody’s Watching, became the sophomore LP under her moniker Steady Holiday upon its release back in August. Now the local artist is on tour, with a stop at […]

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Grit and Grunge Mark New Single from Stains of a Sunflower — LA Show at the Whisky

Natalie Renée is fed up. Her band, the local rock quartet Stains of a Sunflower, has just put out a new single called “Enough,” which is filled to the brim with disdain. The song is the latest release after their self-titled EP dropped back in February. Browse any of their releases and you’ll find yourself […]

Earthless to perform two nights at The Satellite

It’s the end of the year as we know it … San Diego shredders, Earthless have announced a set of end-of-the-year shows including two intimate dates at The Satellite in Silver Lake. Earthless will perform at The Satellite on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14. Joining Earthless at The Satellite will be Volcano. You best […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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 […]

Zoe Elaine |
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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steven Ward |
Best Free Summer Concerts in Los Angeles — 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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