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Rebel and a Basketcase
Hot Band Alert: Los Angeles duo Rebel and a Baskecase drop debut EP (and it’s really f*cking good)

Los Angeles electro pop duo, Rebel and a Basketcase are wasting no time dropping the addictive new singles. Featured as one of Grimy Goods’ Top 20 Underground Acts To Catch This July, we previously described the band as: “An electro orgy of sound — if Devo, St. Vincent and Bowie had a threesome.” And after […]

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Song Premiere: San Diego’s Big Bloom share roaring new single “Punk Song” off forthcoming debut LP

San Diego’s Big Bloom are about to be in full rock n’ roll bloom with the upcoming release of their debut LP Heavy Angel, due out July 7. We here at Grimy Goods are thrilled to premiere the release of their first single off this heavy hitter titled “Punk Song.” According to vocalist Katie Howard, […]

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Barns Courtney
Hot Artist Alert: Barns Courtney talks going from sleeping in his car to viral sensation — LA date at Troubadour

Interview Feature by Steven Ward Wandering around the Warner Bros. studios, gawking at all the Harry Potter memorabilia, Barns Courtney is on top of the world. With a Conan O’Brian appearance slated to air that night, a debut album on the way, and two viral hit singles, you would be hard pressed to believe that the […]

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Mind Monogram
Video Premiere: Los Angeles chamber psych group Mind Monogram drop debut video “Howls”

With two hazy EPs under their belts — each released in March and April of 2015 — Los Angeles band Mind Monogram have shared the video for their gorgeous dream-pop symphony, “Howls.” The song is lush with enchanting psychedelic soundscapes and all but a few enticing croons. If acts like Explosions In The Sky, Tame […]

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Hot Band Alert: New York’s Sofi Tukker gives LA a dose of their dazzling bombast at Lyric Theatre

It was my first time at the Lyric Theatre, a venue in mid city that is shining through with its current music selections gracing the evenings. Last week, KCRW featured a night with New York-based indie electro-dance duo Sofi Tukker, with opening performance by Kauf. The place was at capacity from the jump off which made […]

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Ranch Ghost
Hot Band Alert: Ranch Ghost — Get down with their jangle cow punk, debut album out

Photo Credit: Ashley Boyd Jones A little gritty, a tad ghostly and a whole lotta rock n roll, Nashville’s Ranch Ghost are about to haunt you with their new tunes. Like the good rock ’n’ roll of the 50s and 60s, Ranch Ghost have that shake, rattle and roll appeal making it nearly impossible to […]

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The Soft White Sixties
Hot New (to LA) Band Alert: The Soft White Sixties Bring Their Vintage Rock n’ Soul Sound to Los Angeles

For the second year in a row, rock n’ soul band The Soft White Sixties sold out a gig during San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival last month. Over the years, the four-piece had gained a big following in the Bay Area city that they made their home. But just a few months ago, they decided […]

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Big Thief
Hot Band Alert: Big Thief marries sensitivity and gritty rock for a poignant sound

Big Thief is an indie rock band that has just signed to Saddle Creek and is quickly on the rise. They head out to SXSW and then on a North American tour in support of Yuck. We at Grimy Goods think this is a band you should keep your eye on. Front woman Adrianne Lenker’s […]

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Omar Velasco
Hot Artist Alert: Omar Velasco Steps Into the Spotlight with New Album “Golden Child” and Bootleg Residency

Omar Velasco has toured with Jonathan Wilson and A Fine Frenzy, as well as having opened for Tom Petty, Wilco and Neil Young and now the talented singer-songwriter is stepping into the spotlight with his beautifully arranged debut Golden Child, which you can stream and purchase via Bandcamp. He’ll be showcasing the ten brand new tracks at […]

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Rolling Blackouts
Hot Band Alert: Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are ready to roll with a “Clean Slate” and more

Coining themselves at a “tough pop/soft punk group”, Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (RBCF) are turning on the Aussie charm with their enticing blend of garage rock. Just like Sly and the Family Stone, “it’s a family affair” when it comes to making music with these guys. Composed of of brothers Tom (guitar and vocals) […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |