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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Artists to Watch Featuring boylife

Releasing earlier this year his debut album, gelato, L.A. artist boylife, the musical project of Ryan Yoo, has brought five years of work to a crescendo, resulting in an emotional, deeply seeded piece that captures a wide breadth of feeling and experiences. Distilling the consorted moments of going through life unaware of your own mental […]

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Agender
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Agender

Los Angeles four-piece Agender concocts the kind of ravishing and agitated post-punk that’s not for the faint of heart. Self-described as creators of “schizo, synthy, paranoid” music, their songs juggle feelings of existential dread with a potent “fetish for femininity.” Originally the solo project of Australian singer/songwriter Romy Hoffman, Agender eventually grew to include the […]

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Ai Bendr
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Ai Bendr

As the project of the Australian born, Michigan raised artist Chioma Ai Bendors Ilozor — Ai Bendr, who is now based in L.A., has spent the last two years cultivating an ever-growing following enamored by her affecting pop ballads. Her first single, the heartrending and soulful “Love Me Low,” helped fuel the fire when it […]

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Junior Mesa
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Junior Mesa

Continuing with the success of his EP, Cirque Du Freak, local artist Junior Mesa ended 2021 with more visuals from his project, a psyche pop stunner filled with existential questions and self discovery. As a deeply personal and conceptual work, the five-track EP elevates Mesa’s music to new heights as he writes about his struggles […]

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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Nick Pagan

Reaching deep into the spirit of California’s Hispanic roots — classic low riders, pomade-firm hair and crooning oldies — L.A. based musician, Nick Pagan strikes a nostalgic tone in his music, sticking firmly to the “new-wop” sound that binds him to the past while also poising him as a timeless voyager adrift in an endless […]

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Hana Vu
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists To Watch featuring Hana Vu

With the release of her new album Public Storage, music artist and songwriter Hana Vu ended 2021 on an electrifying high note. Armed with disarmingly dexterous vocals and an incisive ability for extracting life’s poetic wonder, Vu pools her engrossing lyricism around a vibrant and ever-shifting soundscape. From the twinkling, dreamily melancholic “April Fool,” to […]

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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists To Watch featuring Gabriels

Gabriels might only have two EPs under their belt but they are without a doubt one of the most stunning acts to release music in 2021. Sporting the talents of rapturous gospel singer and choir director Jacob Lusk and his two co-producers — the classically trained musician/soundtrack artist Ari Balouzia and director Ryan Hope — […]

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Wallice
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists To Watch featuring Wallice

Los Angeles DIY-artist Wallice has had a prolific year. She released her stellar debut EP Off the Rails, a six-song collection of indie-pop leaning bops that introduced fans to her self-deprecating and incisive songwriting. But the 22-year-old also made a few live show milestones, performing at her first music festival at Head in the Clouds […]

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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Jensen McRae

With a sultry voice that carefully articulates every syllable of wisdom sewn into her lyrics, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jensen McRae crafts sentimentally deep music that has come full blossom this year with the release of her debut EP, Who Hurt You?. Her propensity for songwriting and singing is also exemplified in her latest single “My […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Jagged Baptist Club
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch featuring Jagged Baptist Club

Every now and then some masquerading fan of music offers up the out-of-touch lament that “rock is dead.” After giving them the biggest eye roll you can muster, be sure to point them in the direction of unruly rockers Jagged Baptist Club and their two blistering albums – two potent examples of rock in its […]

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Kali
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch featuring KALI

Young and full of musical prowess, 17-year-old Kali Flanagan, known by her stage name KALI, is unabashed in her music and has a lot to say about being young and navigating the world at large. Writing about the pangs of youth and how confusing it is to grow older, introspective lyrics meet a delicious indie-pop […]

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Forecast: 20 Los Angeles Bands / Artists to Watch in 2020

It’s about that time! We’ve flipped our cards and shined our crystal balls and now it’s time to present you all with our annual forecast of Los Angeles artists / bands to watch in the new year. This year we upped the ante from 15 L.A. bands to 20! And trust, after what we saw […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
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Forecast: 15 Los Angeles Bands / Artists to Watch in 2019

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED FORECAST FOR 2020! It’s that time of year where Grimy Goods rolls out their annual forecast of Los Angeles artists / bands to watch in the new year. This year we’ve selected 15 Los Angeles bands to watch, and a few worthy honorable mentions. Like every year, our annual forecast features […]

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