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Celebrating 80 Years of Prohibition Appeal, Here are 5 of the Best Speakeasies in Los Angeles

IMAGNO/Austrian Archives — Getty Images I think we’re all thankful that 80 years ago today, prohibition was repealed and Americans were able to get legally drunk again. A positive aesthetic that came from prohibition and that has been growing in popularity today, are the speakeasy-type bars. From Hollywood hipsters to vacationing tourists, everyone loves the […]

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The Echo empire continues to grow with Mitchell Frank’s latest and biggest Downtown L.A. venue, the Regent Theatre

From the bro-ed out sands of Santa Monica, to the hipster-infested hills of Echo Park, the Echo and Spaceland Presents have been dominating the indie music scene the past 18 years. What started off as a small local music venue, has grown into a full blown indie virus that is just as infectious in spreading hot new music, as […]

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5 of the Best Bands Always Dressed In Costume

It’s Halloween and to celebrate this special day, we’ve selected five our favorite bands that are always dressed up in costume, and not just for Halloween. If you’ve ever attended a concert by any of the bands below, you already know that wild stage costumes are a permanent part of their band’s image and not […]

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The Best Events to Attend for Halloween Week in Los Angeles

Halloween week is here! While there’s tons of Halloween inspired events to attend this year, we’ve narrowed down a list of the best things to do for Halloween week in Los Angeles. If you’re not into getting spooked or macabre, you can always check out a show. We’ve selected our favorite concerts for this week […]

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6 International Acts You Must See at Culture Collide 2013

The Deer Tracks at One Eyed Gypsy – Photo: Will Tee Yang So, Filter Magazine’s annual Culture Collide festival kicked of yesterday with performances by Iceage, Fuck Buttons and more (stay tuned for our photo gallery), but this weekend is where the hurricane of bands hits East Hollywood. From TAIX to Lot 1, the Echo/Echoplex […]

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Grimy T.V. Interview with the Reflections
Grimy T.V. Interview with the Reflections

Local L.A. band, the Reflections sat down with Al of the Dead Ships for another awesome Grimy T.V. interview. The boys analyze the local L.A. music “scene”, they talk John Lennon (if he were fat), and of course they talk about the Reflections’ new full-length record, Limerence — and how it’s not all about “pussy and […]

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Grimy TV Interview with Happy Hollows
Grimy T.V. Interview with Happy Hollows

The Happy Hollows let loose on this episode of Grimy T.V. We talk about their new album Amethyst, and then we totally geek out on all the babes from Game of Thrones. Which by the way, while Happy Hollows’ leading lady, Sarah Negahdari was filling in on bass for the Silversun Pickups — did you know […]

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6 of the Best Ska Artists You Should Know About!

S-K-A. Ska, it’s not a dirty word! It’s a beloved, but too often downplayed Jamaican music style, the precursor to rocksteady and reggae, that’s had listeners’ hips shakin’ and arms flailin’ to its high energy sound since the late 50s/early 60s — even the late and great Bob Marley was doing the ska before he […]

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Top 5 Female Fashion Icons in Music

This is not going to contain meat dresses or self-proclaimed “fierce” “divas,” not only because those chicks are clattered down with 72 stylists to just take a stroll in the park, but also because who cares? Talk about well-worn territory. 2013 style is not only generally pretty boring, but simultaneously gratuitously self-congratulatory. It’s my professional […]

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Grimy Goods Featured as Timbre's Music Blog of the Week!
Grimy Goods Featured as Timbre’s Music Blog of the Week!

For those of you music lovers that travel a lot, whether it be for work or leisure — unfortunately, there isn’t a Grimy Goods show list in every city (at least not yet). It’s probably difficult to find a great show in unfamiliar cities, especially if it’s a lesser known city. The past couple months […]

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