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Hot Band Alert: The Postelles Self Titled — Debut Album Review

The Postelles’ self-titled debut album is drenched with bubbly and addictive ’50s rock ‘n’ roll vibes intertwined with a bit of ’60s pop—all with a modern twist. In an odd way, they sort of resemble an early Weezer (from their Blue album), but are more upbeat. The Postelles is full of a sort of first […]

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Ida Maria at the Echo (June 14, 2011) – Photo Gallery Review

Fans were ecstatic last week to learn that Norwegian rockette, Ida Maria was playing a surprise spot at the Echo last June 14, 2011 with Mona. Instead of waiting for her upcoming shows at Detroit Bar on June 29 and the Roxy on June 30, fans of the wreckless songstress got to witness her live […]

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House of Blues New Music Nights: Brian Buckley Band from Los Angeles

The first ever House of Blues New Music Nights, is making its way to the House of Blues Sunset on Tuesday, July 12th! A few weeks ago we mentioned our top three Los Angeles band choices and the opportunity for one of them to play both the House of Blues Las Vegas and San Diego […]

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Hot Band Alert: Thao & Mirah “Thao & Mirah” — Album Review

The first song on an album can tell the listener a lot, especially if that listener isn’t too familiar with the artist. It can be the one determining factor whether song number two gets played or not—or even if the album will get a full listen. For Thao & Mirah’s self-titled debut, 11-track LP, the […]

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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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