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FYF Fest Pops Off This Weekend! Set Times Revealed!

It’s about that time, yo! FYF Fest has announced set times for its 2016 event. FYF Fest takes place this weekend, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. Headlined by none other than Los Angeles-bred Kendrick Lamar; LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones and Tame Impala will also join Lamar as the weekend’s headlining acts. While we […]

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Rest in peace Thomas Fekete of Surfer Blood — dies at 27 due to cancer

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of Surfer Blood guitarist, Thomas Fekete’s untimely passing. Seriously, fuck cancer. Fekete died last night at the young age of 27 while sleeping. His wife has shared the following via a GoFundMe page. Fekete was a founding member of Surfer Blood. The band formed in 2009 […]

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Beach House announces special April installation show for L.A.

Indie rock darlings Beach House have announced a series of “installation shows,” including one April 21 at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in Los Angeles. If you’re curious what the hell all of that means, Beach House has an explanation for you: “We are going to install a design we have created and play as a two-piece […]

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Radiohead, LCD Soundsytem, Lana del Rey top Outside Lands 2016 bill

UPDATE: It’s begun! Check out our coverage and photos from Outside Lands 2016! Day 1 coverage, day two coverage and day three. Epic San Francisco music festival Outside Lands has announced their 2016 lineup, and it’s quite spectacular. Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem are the chief headlining acts, with Lionel Richie, Lana del Rey, and J. […]

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Guns N Roses to play Troubadour gig TONIGHT!

This is apparently not an April Fool’s joke. Guns N Roses are playing the Troubadour tonight sometime after 11 PM. Tickets to the show go on sale at noon at 8801 Sunset Blvd, the former location of Tower Records. Tickets are $10 each, one per person. There is already a line queued up. You better […]

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Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem to headline inaugural Panorama Festival

In what is sure to be a feather in the cap for the promoting moguls over at Goldenvoice, the lineup for the first ever Panorama Music, Art, and Technology festival was announced today–and it features an eclectic bunch to say the least. First and foremost the festival, which will take place July 22-24 at Randall’s Island, New […]

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The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Cage the Elephant among chief Hangout Fest acts

Among the dozen or so festivals I covered for Grimy Goods in 2015, the beach-side Hangout Fest stood out as easily the most unique and definitely one of the most memorable of the bunch. When Beck’s fest-closing set ended last year, I was already making plans to come back in 2016. Headlining the 2016 edition […]

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Remembering David Bowie: a death nobody was expecting, a life that will always be remembered

As I sit here, listening to my favorite David Bowie songs and writing this post, I can’t help but feel so fucking sad. Last night, right before going to bed, I read the news of Bowie’s untimely passing. At first glance I thought (and hoped) it was one of those stupid online clickbait hoaxes. But […]

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Governors Ball is to New York, what Coachella is to Southern California

It’s that time of year again as we await the announcement of lineups for some of the nation’s biggest music festivals, and next on the list is the homegrown Governors Ball which takes place the first weekend of June at Randall’s Island Park. The event, which last year saw massive performances by Drake, Deadmau5, and […]

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Coachella 2016: finally moving away from being a boys’ club?

Feature written by Mark E. Ortega According to an April 2013 Buzzfeed article, Coachella hadn’t seen a ratio of male-fronted acts to female-fronted ones below 80% since 2008. Last year, female-fronted acts represented less than 16% of the lineup with names like Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Jenny Lewis and St. Vincent being some […]

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