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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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Top Emerging Los Angeles Bands to Keep an Eye on in 2014

While we said our goodbyes to our best albums and shows of 2013, we welcome the new music experiences that 2014 has in store for us. With a new year, comes new talent on the rise. What Los Angeles bands / artists will come-up in 2014? Who will make it “big” (whatever that means). While […]

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Biggest Music Douches of 2013

The music industry has a plethora of douche bags, but some truly stand out with their outrageous personalities. After doing some fine crowd-sourcing, we came up with a list of the biggest music douches of 2013. Yes, there’s plenty more names that should be on this list, but the five musicians below are the crème […]

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15 of the Best Music Videos of 2013

2013 revealed a variety of music videos that showcased the creative talents not only of the musicians, but the cinematographers and creative minds behind the lens. From short films, interactive videos and comedic WTF vids, below are Grimy Goods’ 15 selections for the best music videos of 2013. What were your favorites? 1. QUEENS OF THE […]

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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IMAGNO/Austrian Archives — Getty Images I think we’re all thankful that 80 years ago today, prohibition was repealed and Americans were able to get legally drunk again.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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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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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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