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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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Hot Band Alert: An Interview with The Pity Party

The Pity Party are a damn-sexy-art-rock duo reppin’ LA. They’re one of the bands playing our showcase this Friday, May 21, 2010 at Spaceland in Silver Lake and are quite the treat to watch and hear. The band is composed of Heisenflei a red fox who handles simultaneous drums, keyboards, and vocals and then you […]

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Top 10 Grossest Band Names … Ewww

Some band names are clever, some are straight-up stupid and some are just fucking nasty! Check out our list of the Top 10 Grossest Band Names! Know of any other gross band names? Leave us a comment and add to the list! Ass Covered in Cum (Tallahassee, Fl) – Dang! These kids get mega props […]

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38 Sure Ways to Market Your Band With Little to No Budget!

For all you bands that are trying to make it and really can’t afford to hire some publicity agency or consultant, here’s 38 sure ways to market your band with little to no budget. Yeah, besides running GrimyGoods.com I’ve been doing marketing and publicity for the past five years or so. Trust, these tips will […]

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