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SXSW Interview: Passion Pit’s Ian Hultquist scores new film, Animals

Ian Hultquist graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2008. He majored in film scoring and never really foresaw Passion Pit – the über popular elctro-pop for 20-somethings band with whom he plays guitar and keys for – taking off like it did. “Passion Pit kind of took off the second I graduated,” […]

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Watch an awesome video interview with Josh Homme

Fans of Josh Homme need to check out this incredible, 11-minute tell-all video interview. The highly admired Queens of the Stone Age front-man answers on-the-spot and unrehearsed questions from fans. From his feelings about the whole GRAMMYS debacle, to his plans for another Desert Sessions album, and his thoughts on the new version of Kyuss […]

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5 Underground Hip Hop Acts You Need to See at SXSW 2014

This year’s SXSW festival is turning out to be a real treat for hip hop fans, from hipster-rap buffs to old school aficionados. The roster is a fun mix of new and old hip hop, and as an east coast transplant, I couldn’t be more excited over the additions of New York heavy weights Mobb Deep, […]

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12 Best Iconic Mens’ Vintage Leather Jackets

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get that special someone this year for Christmas, you can never go wrong with a stylish and warm leather jacket for the winter season. And what better way to don a stylish leather than with a classic vintage inspired fit. There once was a time when […]

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Tinder Don’ts: 7 things men should avoid on Tinder

There are dos and don’ts with any dating scenario. Like don’t talk about your ex on the first date or do show up on time. With Tinder, a fairly new dating app that is akin to speed dating but without the talking, there seem to be a lot of dudes that don’t know how to […]

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Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: An Interview with Peanut Butter Wolf

by Jane Dubz Heads up, Los Angeles. You’re in for a treat. This month, the people over at Los Angeles-based indie hip hop label, Stones Throw Records, will be showcasing their feature-length documentary titled Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton. Packed with archival footage, rarely seen video, and interviews with Stones Throw artists, friends, and the […]

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The Worst and Most Annoying Love Songs

“Too Close” by Next Okay, deep down we all love this ’97 R&B classic, but if you listen to the intro and words closely, it’s a song about a dude’s boner! I used to sing this song as a kid, little did I know what it means. If you’re going to write a love song […]

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Remembering J Dilla: Top Five Songs Produced by J Dilla

This past Monday marked the death of hip hop producer extraordinaire J Dilla, a Detroit native who  also lived and worked in Los Angeles, cultivating the sounds of such artists as Common, Slum Village, The Roots, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. Dilla put the beats and rhythms of underground hip hop on […]

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The Best Valentine’s Day Concerts in Los Angeles

Spiritualized — Photo by Will Tee Yang for Grimy Goods Are you asking yourself, “what should I do for Valentines Day in Los Angeles?” As if you didn’t already know, our fine city of Angels hosts some of the best nightlife the world. From a plethora of concerts to choose from on the daily, why […]

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5 Lame and Cool Things that Were Talked About During the Super Bowl

1. DAVID BECKHAM — While this may have been one of the worst games in Super Bowl History, we can’t deny that all the action was in David Beckham, and not on the field. From horny housewives to jealous men, watching Beckham strip down to nearly naked in an H&M commercial was the most excitement about Super Bowl […]

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