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Hot Band Alert: The Venus Illuminato “Children of the Earth” — Album Review

The Venus Illuminato…it rolls off the tongue quite gracefully, don’t you think? I know it immediately sparked Renaissance-like images in my mind, as if it’s the name of a secret society or something. While I might have romanticized the band’s name a bit, their music is equally as intriguing. Known to frequently play around L.A. […]

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Hot Band Alert: Bronto Skylift at Origami Vinyl (April 2, 2011) – Show Review

I heart Echo Park for the random free music experiences it offers. Today was one of those days. Doing a little writing at my office, (Stories) I received an alert on my phone about an in-store at everyone’s favorite record store, Origami Vinyl. Since I was a block away I decided to treat myself to […]

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Hot Show Alert: Andre Williams at the Satellite (June 24, 2011)

It’s because of innovative, I-don’t-give-a-fuck musicians such as Andre Williams, that I named this here music blog, Grimy Goods. Music that pushes limits, that’s not of the norm and certainly not socially accepted until quite some time (if at all)—music that is grimy, is the kind of music we dig and Andre Williams represents all […]

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Hot Show Alert: Charles Bradley at the Echo (May 4, 2011)

When I got the press release for this show announcement, I had to read the venue location a few times to make sure I was reading it correctly. Ladies and gentlemen, the wild soul man and smooth crooner, Charles Bradley, is playing an intimate show at the Echo on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. If you […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Soft Moon (Photos from their Show at the Echoplex)

While listening to the Soft Moon you can’t help but feel like you’re in a hazy room at an 80’s post punk club where scene kids array before their experimental rock deity as they sway from side-to-side in a hypnotic trance. In fact, you may find yourself moving in such a manner at one of […]

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Hot Show Alert: Esben and the Witch @ Bootleg Theater (March 22, 2011)

Esben and the Witch @ El Rey Theatre – Photo by Wei Shi Back in October we had caught an extraordinary performance by the British three-piece, Esben and the Witch. The band had opened up for fellow Brits, Foals, at the El Rey Theatre. Their dark and haunting sounds really took us by surprise and […]

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Hot Band Alert: Guadalupe Plata (FREE Album Downloads)

Photo: Pedro J. Marin at Lagarto Rock ’09 If you thought Spain was all about tapas, flamenco and Spanish guitar, you better think again. Busting out some soul-clappin’ dirty-down-blues, comes Guadalupe Plata. These guys are the fuckin’ shit! The duo comprised of Pedro de Dios Barcelo and Carlos Jimena have a bangin’ authentic sound (even […]

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Hot Band Alert: Gary Clark Jr. (Playing It’s A School Night at Bardot on Jan. 24)

A couple moths ago while surfing the Internets I came across a real gem: Gary Clark Jr. Native to Austin, he sounds a whole lot like the almighty Dan Auerbach, but with a lil more soul and flair. For fans of the early Black Keys, Clark exudes all that raw, foot-stompin’ rock and blues that […]

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Hot Band Alert: Braids “Native Speaker” – Album Review

For all the music bloggers that like to make those popular lists of bands to watch in 2011, here’s one to add to your roster: Braids. We’ve been extremely hyped on Braids ever since we received their tracks, “Lemonade” and “Plath Heart” in 2010. And when we found out they were playing a show here […]

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The Black Ryder at The Echo: January 14, 2011 – Photos & Show Review

Looking absolutely gorgeous and badass dressed all in black, Australia’s The Black Ryder took the stage for their very first Los Angeles show at The Echo last Friday night January 14, 2011. The duo Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper (both ex-Morning After Girls) created some psychedelic jams that had me in a trance. When […]

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