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Best New Songs of March, 2020

Oh, March. We gots words with you! While March was the month we saw our lives, and this world turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic; it was also a pretty damn great month of new music. So much new music that we included 102 new song release for our monthly playlist “Best New […]

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The best ways to livestream via social media apps & platforms

The coronavirus has taken its toll on the live event industry; concert and music festivals in particular. Each day, we hear the news of more and more of our favorite concerts being postponed, if not canceled altogether. The new normal is setting in where musicians and fans will not be able to connect through the […]

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How to Apply for California Unemployment as a Gig Worker (aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)

UPDATE (APRIL, 17) — It looks like the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has finally created a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website portal specific to gig workers / independent contractors! If you’re a self-employed / independent contractor, you can apply for PUA on Tuesday, April 28. According to Julie A. Su, California Labor […]

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Gig workers eligible for covid-19 unemployment benefits and rebate as part of $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill (this includes musicians)

UPDATE: (APRIL, 15) – Covid-19 pandemic stimulus checks have arrived! They said it would arrive in a timely fashion, and it did. Direct deposits rolled out on Monday. If you have yet to receive your stimulus check, don’t worry. It’s coming. So long as you have done a few things … scroll down to “When […]

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Grimy TV is back! Live Stream our Pandemic Sessions via Instagram

Live music in Los Angeles and abroad has been canceled indefinitely. It’s time we talk about it and deliver to you some of our favorite bands and artists. As I mentioned last week via Grimy Goods’ Instagram Stories, we’re going to be doing some new content to help artists through these tough times and that […]

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5 Bands that Did Kate Bush Right with Their Covers of “Running Up That Hill”

There’s just too many incredible cover’s of Kate Bush’s classic “Running Up That Hill.” We have updated our list to feature 13 bands covering the unforgettable song, each bringing a fresh take on the brooding track. Scroll down to hit play on our “Running Up That Hill” playlist which now includes renditions from Car Seat […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Forecast: 20 Los Angeles Bands / Artists to Watch in 2020

It’s about that time! We’ve flipped our cards and shined our crystal balls and now it’s time to present you all with our annual forecast of Los Angeles artists / bands to watch in the new year. This year we upped the ante from 15 L.A. bands to 20! And trust, after what we saw […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Christmas Gold — indie Christmas music, punk cuts and classics

Merry, merry! Press Play on Grimy Goods’ “Christmas Gold” playlist! Featuring not your basic Christmas music with holiday cuts from your favorite indie bands, punk, local acts and of course all the warm & fuzzy classics we all know and love. I mean, even the punkest of punks love Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For […]

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Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation
Interview: Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation to Raise Funds for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

As the next election draws nearer, we cannot forget why we fight, or rather, who we fight for. Ruination Records surely hasn’t; the independent label is gearing up to release a compilation album called So Many Singing, Volume 2, where all proceeds will be donated to immigrant and refugee non-profit organizations. Among the 50 contributors […]

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Dangerbird’s Monthly Microdose Series Gives Music Lovers a Taste of Greatness

If you are an early aughts indie rock lover, you know Dangerbird Records. Perhaps not in name, but by their alumni artists: Silversun Pickups, Minus the Bear, Hot Hot Heat, Delphic and more. The veteran Los Angeles label has touched greatness and continues to mentor tomorrow’s scene leaders. Traditional deals are of course still being […]

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Interview: Nuanced Wisdom Flows from Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked […]

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Halloween in Los Angeles — The Best Halloween Concerts & Club Nights

The Halloween fun is about to commence in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for some cool events for Halloween in L.A. — we got you. Halloween in Los Angeles is about to go off! From underground club nights to ghoulish dance parties, bloody concerts and darkwave discos — here’s all the best musical things to […]

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Interview: frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop—Introvert EP is Out Now

LA’s frogi is filled with contrasts but not contradictions. The songwriter and producer recently released a bedroom pop EP titled Introvert. It is restrained and quiet, tied together with a strong motif of love, though probably not the love you’re thinking of. Her stories are nuanced and sensitive, but that is not what defines her. […]

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