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Grimy Goods Best of 2010 Lists Recap!

Photo: Big Swig 2010 has gone out the window and we’re ready to live it up in 2011. We’ve seen and heard some great bands in 2010 (as well as some not-so-great acts). If you missed any of our Best of 2010 lists we’ve been posting since mid December, you can catch up with all […]

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Best Concert Crowd Photos of 2010

One of the great things about concert photography, aside from the musical acts, are the crowds—just seeing the excitement in their eyes and the emotions they carry on their faces truly reflect their show experience. A few days ago we posted our Best Concert Photos of 2010 and now we present you with our Best […]

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Grimy Goods 2010 Mixtape: Cool Songs We Loved This Year! (FREE Download)

Tis the season for giving and as part of Grimy Goods best of 2010 lists extrvaganza, we’d like to offer all of our readers this sweet mixtape: Grimy Goods 2010 Mixtape: Cool Songs We Loved This Year! You can download the entire mixtape here and view the full track listing below. We’ve linked the artists […]

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Grimy Goods Best Debut Albums of 2010 and Mixtape Download

This year the Grimy Goods crew reviewed a lot of amazing debut albums as well as checked out many of these hot acts live. If this is what they brought to our ears on the first try, I’m sure these new bands will have a whole lot more to offer in the years to come […]

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Grimy Goods Best Concert Photos of 2010

Well hot damn, the Grimy Goods crew covered a whole lot of shows in 2010, in fact, I think we’ve covered more shows and festivals than any other Los Angeles music blog! From local, underground, indie and big named acts, our photographers captured some of the most amazing moments in live music. I wish I […]

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Grimy Goods Staff Picks: Top 10 Shows of 2010

Photo: Lindsey Best A few of us at Grimy Goods that are constantly going to shows on the weekly, wanted to list our Top 10 Shows of 2010. There were so many amazing show experiences this year but we had to limit our list to just 10 (otherwise it would be endless … boring).  I’m […]

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Grimy Goods Staff Picks: Best Albums of 2010

Hot damn, 2010 went with a bang! There were way too many GREAT albums this year but the Grimy Goods staff kept it only at a top 20 (anything over 30 is kind of just trying to please everyone). With no further adieu, Grimy Goods presents its Staff Picks – Best Albums of 2010. What […]

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Top 10 Record Reissues of 2010

The best part about being a record collector in this day and age is that everything is being reissued! Seriously! That record I found on Ebay for like 80 bucks? Snatched up in reissue form – with better sound quality at that! Gotta love it. With only a couple of exceptions, here are my favorite […]

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Top 10 Hottest Female Indie Drummers

There’s nothing hotter than a sexy female drummer bangin’ some skins behind a buzzing drum kit. Well, female bassists are pretty hot too but we’ll leave that for another top 10 list. We asked our staff and a few of our fellow music snobs who they think are the hottest female indie drummers. And by […]

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Grimy Goods Staff Picks: Top Albums for the First Half of 2010

Dang, we’re already half way through 2010. Holy Fuck! With no further adieu, Grimy Goods presents its Staff Picks – Top Albums for the First Half of 2010. What were some of yours? P.S. – We listed Local Natives – “Gorilla Manor” for 2009. T Sandy B. Editor-in-Chief Top Albums for First Half of 2010 […]

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Vintage Gold: Rufus Thomas at Wattstax – “Funky Chicken”

UPDATE: Feb. 5, 2019 — It’s been 9 years since Grimy Goods wrote their first Vintage Gold feature — a column inspired by my ultimate love for the good ole tunes. I’m talking the raw, filterless, grimy goods. Ya feel me? Whether punk, funk, goth, blues, hip hop or techno — much of the many […]

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An Interview With The Franks & Photo Gallery From The El Rey Theatre 5/20

LA’s shitkickers, the Franks have been playing lots of shows lately and most recently toured with the Shout Out Louds. After playing a showcase we put on at Spaceland a couple weeks ago, we caught up with Colin (Jean Don’t) for a brief Q&A. And be sure to check out our photos below from the […]

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Hot Band Alert: An Interview With The Damn Sons

I remember a few months ago when I was scouting out LA bands to play our showcase at Spaceland (today!) one of the bands that really grabbed my attention was a threesome called The Damn Sons. They had this unique and dark blues rock sound, reminding me a bit of Alberta Cross. But these guys […]

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