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Halloween in Los Angeles – Top 5 Places to Get Laid on Halloween

Halloween time is the sluttiest time of the year and as many of you Angelinos already experienced this past weekend, even the most inhibited of girls let out their inner slut with redundant beer maid dresses or sexy Disney characters. We also find men coming out from under their masks with a full jar of […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
An Interview with The Balconies from Toronto

  Toronto’s indie rock-pop trio, The Balconies blew Echo Park away at Culture Collide Festival.  I got my chat on with band, siblings Jacquie (singer/guitarist) and Steve (bass) as well as, Liam (drummer) in the Taix parking lot to discuss their music, L.A. experience, and the finer things in life like beer and the best places […]

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Emily Saex |
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How To Have a Legit FYF Fest Experience

FYF kicks off tomorrow! Are you ready? We certainly are. If you’re new to FYF or just forgetful, below are some helpful tips to make the most out of yours and everyone’s FYF experience. Wear sunblock and plenty of it. There isn’t much shade in the L.A. Historic Park and while you’re at it, bring […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Grimy Goods’ Hottest Music Festival & Concert Babes of 2011

We haven’t done one of these “best of lists” since 2009! I don’t know why it didn’t happen in 2010 … perhaps we were too busy or there just weren’t a lot of babes out-and-about (yeah, right). Aside from the glorious amounts of live music — concerts and music festivals are also a great place to […]

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Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photos of 2011

Oops we did it again … the esteemed photographers of Grimy Goods shot an abundance of rad concerts and festivals in 2011 crossing various genres. From indie, hip hop, metal, electro and more — our photogs were out covering an average of three-to-five shows a week. Frankly, I don’t think any other Los Angeles indie music blog covered […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Best Albums of 2011 – Musician, Skateboarder & Photographer Selections

Even with their super busy schedules and creative efforts, these guys still made time to listen to some new albums this year. It’s definitely not easy to put a Best Albums of 2011 list, especially when you’re not a music blogger or journalist with access to hordes of new music. But these guys made it happen. We […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Top 10 Best Record Reissues of 2011

Last year, I said the best thing about being a vinyl collector in this day and age is that everything is being reissued. Guess what? It is even more true now. With the reissuing of at least the top two or three records on the list below, I saved hundreds of dollars! And, with records […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Best Albums of 2011 – Grimy Goods Staff Picks

Well, here we are again — wrapping up another year of extensive album reviews and hot band alerts. Some albums we loved and some albums we hated, how about we just stick to the ones we loved (for now). One thing I absolutely LOVE about the Grimy Goods crew, is the extreme diversity of our tastes. Some […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Interview: Joe Keefe of Family of the Year – St. Croix EP Release

  Los Angeles based indie ensemble, Family of the Year have just released their latest EP titled, St. Croix.  In preparation of their album release show at Bootleg Theater, we sat down for an in-depth chat with singer Joe Keefe. The environment was casual, fun, and relaxed at our favorite Silver Lake watering hole. Here’s what the […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
An Interview with The Stone Foxes at Outside Lands Music Festival

I interviewed the adorable guys from the band The Stone Foxes at this past 2011 Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park.  These cuties had such an amazing energy about them.  They seemed to be taking in all these amazing experiences they are having with wide eyed amusement and gratitude. They were so sweet […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
An Interview with Diego’s Umbrella at Outside Lands

Set in our little spot in the woods nestled in Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands Music Festival, I had the opportunity to interview Tyler Maulhardt and Benjamin Leon from the gypsy pirate rock band Diego’s Umbrella. These guys are exactly as fun in person as they are on stage, super sexy, and just down right […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Interview with Giovanni Giusti of The Limousines at Outside Lands

My very first interview at Outside Lands Music Festival was with the super cutie Giovanni Giusti, one half of the duo for indie electro-pop dance band The Limousines. Before I get into the questions, please allow me to set up the environment for you. If you read our festival coverage you get an idea of […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Rock The Bells Interview with Chang Weisberg

I chatted with Chang Weisberg today, the head honcho of Guerilla Union and founding member of Rock The Bells. In case you’ve been under a rock the past few months, Rock The Bells is going down this Saturday, Aug. 20 at the San Manuel Amphitheater. Chang shared with me some history of RTB and what […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |