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An Interview with Vinyl Williams

Los Angeles-based Vinyl Williams, led by the 22-year-old Lionel Williams is not your average psych band from Los Angeles. While other musicians in this trending genre sound practically alike, Vinyl Williams takes a more holistic, artistic and cultured approach with his level of psychedelic influence. Not to mention, he’s also a visual artist. Check out […]

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Best New Year’s Eve Events in Los Angeles 2013

New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles is underway! Time to kick off 2013. There are a gargantuan amount of things to do in Los Angeles for New Year’s Eve, but we’ve gone ahead and filtered out the douchey crap, the overpriced events without any bang for your buck — to bring you a cool list of the best […]

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Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photography of 2012 – Part Two

Yesterday we posted part one of Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photography of 2012, and now we bring your part two. We covered close to 200 shows in 2012 and shared some great show moments with all of you. Please enjoy our final portion of Grimy Goods Best Concert Photography of 2012. We look forward to […]

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Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photography of 2012 – Part One

A part of loving and understanding the greatness of music is not just pigeonholing yourself into one genre, but discovering and appreciating the creativity and craft of various musical styles. The photographers at Grimy Goods cover everything; from world music, electro and blues — to punk, garage, hip-hop and so much more — the Grimy […]

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Best Albums of 2012
Grimy Goods’ Best Albums of 2012

    They say variety is the spice of life, and the eclectic minds at Grimy Goods like to find the best music in all genres. A few of us got together to put together “Grimy Goods’ Best Albums of 2012” list, which as we all know, is never an easy task. We’ve narrowed our best […]

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INTERVIEW: Sacred Bones’ Caleb Braaten and Tres Warren of Psychic Ills

Brooklyn-based record label, Sacred Bones, are celebrating their 5-year anniversary in Pioneertown (Joshua Tree) this Friday, December 21 at Pappy & Harriet’s. It’s going to be a very special celebration as this day marks the alleged demise of the world according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar. Sacred Bones is ready to celebrate this […]

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Instagram is going to sell all your photos
Instagram Is Going To Sell All Your Photos

*Scroll down for updates All good things come to an end, and we’re not happy about Instagram’s new “Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.” For those of us that love to share photos fromthe many Los Angeles concerts we attend and cover, now Instagram claims the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification. […]

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Vintage Gold: Small Faces – “Tin Soldier” – Classic Video

Vintage Gold: Small Faces – “Tin Soldier” – Classic Video Spearheaded by vivacious singer/guitarist Steve Marriott and bassist Ronnie Lane, along with keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones — Small Faces were a brilliant rock and roll band from London, England.  Their mod, r&b sound was fully fueled by Steve Marriott’s bluesy, soulful vocals and […]

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An Interview with The Dead Ships

An interview with the Dead Ships: these L.A.-based up-and-comers are steaming up the windows with some catchy-as-hell garage-rockin’-soul tunes. Our Grimy Goods crystal ball is forecasting some great things for the Dead Ships in 2013. We caught up with the band for a brief interview; from bar lushes and staying away from Hollywood — to […]

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What is a Bro?

What is a bro? The term “bro” has been thrown around and flipped upside down from Southern California to New York. Many people like to refer to your average college frat boys as bros, however, that’s not really what defines a true “bro.” The term originated in the good ole Inland Empire (I.E.) of Southern […]

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Vintage Gold: J.J. Fad – “Supersonic” – Classic Video

Formed in L.A.’s golden years of hip-hop, J.J. Fad originally began as a six-piece female rap group. They slimmed down to three members after being plagued by management and financial issues, leaving MC J.B., Baby-D, and Sassy C with support by DJ Train. Discovered by Eazy-E, they released their 1987 hit single, “Supersonic” via Ruthless […]

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Emily Saex |
Top 10 Hipster Shoes on the East Side – Popular Hipster Shoes

Top 10 Hipster Shoes on the East Side – Popular Hipster Shoes Are you guilty of dressing like a hipster? Living and playing in East Los Angeles, in cities such as Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Highland Park and Echo Park — you see a ton of hipsters everywhere. If you reside in those areas you’re […]

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Vintage Gold: Mississippi Fred McDowell – “Shake ‘Em On Down” – Classic Video

A master of slide guitar, “Mississippi” Fred McDowell was the most influential American Hill country blues singer. Creatively, he had played slide with a pocket knife, a beef rib bone and then later switched to a glass slide for its clearer sound. Making music since the early 1900’s, the man projected a slick and steady groove you could […]

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