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An Interview with Director F. Gary Gray on his new film Straight Outta Compton, the state of hip hop, the price of honesty.

Biopics aren’t known for their socio-politcal impact. Few of them ever do more than crystallize an accepted artistic narrative into mythos. They aren’t supposed to talk about issues larger then their subject. They may skirt with race relations, but it isn’t the focus. They don’t talk about police brutality, unless the subject is the one brutalized. […]

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FYF is a Better Use of Your Money (And Time) Than Coachella

It’s almost August. Gasp! Have you done enough with your summer? Seen enough shows? Thrown enough pong balls into cups? Taken enough substances ‘to the head’ as it were? Of course you haven’t! But there is still time to redeem yourself. FYF Fest is right around the corner. The capoff to the festival season is […]

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Concert Etiquette — 12 things you SHOULDN’T do at a concert

While catching your favorite band at a live concert can be an incredible experience, it can also (unfortunately) become an annoying and uncomfortable experience due to the fact that some people just have no concert etiquette. I’ve had it all happen to me at show: I’ve had beer spilled on me, I’ve been painfully stepped on […]

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6 early afternoon MUST SEE acts at Outside Lands

Natalie Prass Outside Lands music festival is making its way to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco this upcoming weekend, August 7-9, and Grimy Goods is headed out! While this year’s Outside Lands lineup boasts a variety of acts—some mainstream and some off the beaten track—you can’t go wrong with your selections; however, you should […]

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House of Guvera launches LA flagship with hot, steamy performances by Best Coast and Froth

House of Guvera had their LA launch this past Thursday night in the Arts District of downtown LA, providing a free In N Out Burger truck out front, along with an open bar and intimate performances from LA favorites Best Coast, as well as Froth. Guvera is a music streaming service that based itself in […]

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An Interview with Alice Bag: We talk new book “Pipe Bomb For The Soul,” Sandinista revolution, punk rock & more

Educate yourself. Empower yourself. Change your world. While those words of wisdom may sound a little cliché, when Alice Bag says it, it strikes a chord within you and you believe it. The famed punk rock singer (The Bags, Alice Bag Band, Cholita, etc), feminist, educator and author recently released her self-published, diary-style memoir “Pipe […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Attend Viva! Pomona this weekend!

Viva! Pomona is back for its fourth year and is taking over the arts district in Pomona this weekend, July 18-19, 2015. The two-day festival will feature a fresh roster of well-known and up-and-coming independent artists shredding their tunes across three stages at The Glass House and the areas around it. There will be two […]

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Road Trippin! A West Coast Music Destination Guide for Summer 2015

Ready for a true summer adventure? Want cool things to do in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and more fantastic West Coast cities? There’s a road trip for people that not only love all things music, but all things aural. From San Diego to Washington, we’ve come up with a list of 20 top-notch West Coast […]

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Devo: More than a One Hit Wonder – An Interview with Evie Nagy, Author of Devo’s Freedom of Choice (33 1/3 Book)

After reading author and journalist Evie Nagy’s “Devo’s Freedom of Choice” (part of the 33 1/3 Book Series) it’s crystal clear that there is more to ’80s New Wave/nerd rock pioneers Devo than meets the eye. Beyond their notorious fame for commercial hit “Whip It” there is a band with a complex history of struggles […]

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For Yo’ Poppa! Best Music Gifts for Father’s Day

From hipster dads, to Ranchero-loving uncles and head-banging brothers—if there’s a father figure in your life that you’re looking to celebrate this upcoming Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21st) we’ve got some music gift ideas that will help you show them how much you care. So ditch the Hallmark card in favor of something more rock […]

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