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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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From London to LA: Running Secret Gigs Around The World – An Interview with Rafe Offer of Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds Co-Founder Rafe Offer I can’t even remember how I heard about Sofar Sounds but the volunteer-run music organization that boasts secret gigs in 100+ cities around the world is no doubt fulfilling their mission of bringing the magic back to live music. And, well, they had me at secret gigs. While the advance […]

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Teragram Ballroom opens its doors May 31, here’s what you can look forward to…

Michael Swier, co-founder of the Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles is getting a new key player in the live music industry. Spawned from the taste-making seeds of New York’s Mercury Lounge and the Bowery Ballroom comes Los Angeles’ latest live music venue in the downtown L.A. revival: the Teragram Ballroom. A joint venture between music impresario Michael […]

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An Interview with Matty Taylor of Tennis System: we talk Echo residency, making LA home, Kanye West & more

Gut-wrenching lyricism and vocals wail amidst glimmering guitar tones that erupt gracefully into explosions of noise and distortion, coupled with an underlying dream-pop aesthetic that makes for the perfect storm of sound on Tennis System‘s newest album Technicolour Blind (PaperCup Music, 2014). The Los Angeles trio previously impressed and were praised by Grimy Goods staff […]

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Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from Desert Daze 2015 feat. Dan Deacon, Warpaint, Deap Vally & more

Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from Desert Daze 2015! It was sweltering hot, it was dustier as hell, and it was absolutely glorious. This past May 2nd, about two and a half hours East of Los Angeles, deep into the desert of Mecca, California—the annual Desert Daze music festival was taking its course at the […]

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An Interview with Ben Plant of Miami Horror: we talk new album, the secret to kickass collaborations, Grand Theft Auto

It’s been too long, yes too damn long! Five long years to be exact since Aussie electronic group Miami Horror released their hot debut, 2010’s Illumination, and while it has stood the test of time we are stoked to hear new music from them. Their follow up full-length All Possible Futures just dropped via Haven Sounds/Dine […]

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Taking a “trip” to Austin Psych Fest / Levitation 2015 — reasons you need to go

Fever The Ghost You know in movies when the main character embarks on a journey that they don’t know where it’s gong to take them? They are excited to go because of what discoveries lay ahead and yet that eagerness is tempered by a slight trepidation of the unknown? That’s how I feel as I […]

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