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10 Southern California music festivals you must attend this Fall

Summer of 2017 may be over, and Coachella and FYF have bid us farewell, but festival season is still in full swing. It’s no surprise that the hight majority of music festivals still going off are all in Southern California. No doubt about it, So Cal has it all. We have the weather, the desert, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Lodge Room
The Lodge Room in Highland Park, Los Angeles’ newest music venue

Los Angeles gets yet another music venue with Highland Park’s latest piece, the Lodge Room The past decade we’ve been in a live music renaissance with online streaming, music festivals and venues popping up left and right. Just when you think Los Angeles couldn’t possibly get another music venue, it does (seriously, the amount of […]

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Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer talks filtering his darkest and honest songwriting yet into new project Jaws of Love

As one of the primary songwriters of Local Natives, chances are you’ve heard Kelcey Ayer’s work unbeknownst to you, as well as holding down his other vocal, keyboard, guitar, and percussion duties in the band. On Hummingbird Ayer’s affinity for piano ballads broke through the ice and even the band’s most recent release Sunlit Youth is unequivocally […]

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13 Must-See Acts at Echo Park Rising

East Los Angeles is about to pop off hard this weekend with the return of Echo Park Rising! The three-day neighborhood festival will take place August 17- 20th throughout Echo Park and trust, it’s not to be missed. And did we mention it’s FREE! As we’ve done the past few years, we’ve selected our top […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Marias
Hot Band Alert: LA’s sexiest new band The Marías is here to soundtrack your love life

Imagine walking into a 70s bar-lounge and sitting in a velvet booth, the air thick with a perfumed nostalgia and smokey intimacy, your head in a spin from the sultry voices and feverishly groovy notes being elicited from the small stage in front of you. Now close your eyes and press play on “I Don’t […]

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Five Must-See (Lesser Known) Acts at FYF 2017

As Los Angeles’ premier music festival, FYF has always made it a point of pride to craft bills that really push the envelope on bringing underground or smaller acts to the forefront of their events. This year’s event holds that sentiment to the extreme, as any festival with Björk as one of its headliners is going […]

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A Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Cool Dad

With Father’s Day just three days away, like many of us, you probably have yet to get that special father in your life a gift! Whether for your own Dad or your husband/partner, there’s still time and with Grimy Goods’ Father’s Day Gift Guide, you don’t even have to leave your couch to hook up […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Interview: David Le’aupepe of Gang of Youths talks his uncompromising devotion to beautiful lyrics

Every few years it seems, Australia manages to churn out another solid indie band or artist that manages to make headlines with a stunning debut–so it’s understandable if you’re having trouble keeping up. However, it would be criminal to continue overlooking one such act that made its damn-near flawless debut in 2015 with The Positions, a […]

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Tim Darcy
Interview: Ought’s Tim Darcy Pushes New Boundaries on Solo LP, Saturday Night

Drawing from his deep reservoir of talent, Tim Darcy is a Renaissance man by any estimation. He is best known as the lead singer for the Montreal-based rock band, Ought, whose last album came out two years ago. It was around this time that Darcy began the process of writing for his debut solo record, Saturday Night, […]

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Don’t live in fear after the Manchester bombing — Keep going to shows, keep living life to the fullest

Manchester Bombing … Where Do We Go From Here? Words: Sandra Olinger The Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester really hits hard for me. If you’re reading this, it probably also punched you in the gut. I can’t help but tear up eveytime I see a new headline about it on Facebook, such as “the […]

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