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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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I got married at the GRAMMYS — two L.A. women share their amazing experience

So what’s it like to get married at the GRAMMYS in front of the music industry’s biggest names along with 28.5 million viewers (including Pharrell’s hat). We receive a lot of nice emails and Facebook messages from our readers, but it isn’t often we get a message from an avid Grimy Goods reader that got […]

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4 Things That Sucked About the 2014 GRAMMYS

Photo: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images (3) Of course we can make this list much longer, but that would just take far too much negative energy. Needless to say, there are some pretty awful things that happened at last night’s 2014 GRAMMY Awards, and we’re not just talking about Pharrell’s hat. Check out below, 4 things […]

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Fresh in ’14: This Year’s Most Anticipated Hip Hop Projects

Black Hippy — Photo by Ryan Bussard for Grimy Goods 2013 was a year of highs and lows in the world of hip hop, mixed with a bunch of other questionable antics, forcing fans to consider whether hip hop culture was on the brink of a nose dive. The term “ratchet” officially entered into the […]

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Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Wins a Golden Globe

Whoa! It looks like L.A.’s local favorite indie-folk hippie, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has won himself a Golden Globe! Ebert won a Golden Globe for best original score for the motion picture “All Is Lost”. Not only was this Ebert’s first nomination ever, but it’s also his first win (obviously). […]

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Top Emerging L.A. Bands to Keep an Eye on in 2014 (Part 2)

Yesterday we posted part one of our “top emerging L.A. bands to keep an eye on in 2014” and after careful consideration, we’re now ready to share part two of our prospects. There are a lot of talented and unique bands in Los Angeles that are on the rise and each of them deserve a […]

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