Live Concerts

Alt-J at the Shrine Auditorium by Steven Ward
Alt-J bathed fans in light and synths at night one of Shrine Auditorium stop

Beaming their way into the souls of everyone in the Shrine Auditorium with their prismatic light shows as much as their colossal atmospherics, Alt-J has become the arena consuming rock band they’ve always meant to be. With Joe Newman’s iconic high-pitched mumble weaving its way through the trio’s guitar/percussion grooves and spirals, the band’s sound […]

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Photos: Outside Lands 2017 kicks off year 10 with a fury

My 10th Outside Lands began by listening to Hundred Waters close out their set on the Lands End stage. For a set at noon on Friday, the crowd was massive. They were warm and bright, perfect for getting warmed up for a day of music. These folks also curate the FORM festival in Acrosanti, AZ, […]

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Kristin Kontrol at the Hollywood Bowl shot by Danielle Gornbein
Belle & Sebastian, Spoon and Kristin Kontrol deliver vibrant summer performance at Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl definitely knows how to end the weekend on a high note. This Sunday we had the pleasure of catching Belle & Sebastian with Spoon and Kristin Kontrol! Lead singer and founder of LA’s own indie/ guitar rock act, Dum Dum Girls, Kristin Welchez got the evening started with her latest project under the […]

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Devendra Barnhart, Afrirampo and More Light Up Japanese-inspired Summer Happenings Event at The Broad

This past weekend the Broad Museum put on a fascinating event merging contemporary art, music and culture. The museum and its exhibits were still open during the after hours event where Japanese artists were scattered within the exhibits performing live music acts. Just outside the museum doors on the Plaza stage, an Osaka duo called […]

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Portugal. The Man at the House of Blues shot by Danielle Gornbein
Portugal. The Man shred the House of Blues Anaheim with groovy psychedelic swirls of splendor

Portugal. The Man and Benjamin Booker Rock the New House of Blues Anaheim This past Thursday night, the House of Blues Anaheim had quite the treat with the self-proclaimed “Lords of Portland,” none other than Portugal. The Man.  Getting the night started was the brilliant musician, Benjamin Booker. I remember catching him down the road at the […]

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Psychic Love
Psychic Love Hypnotizes Audiences at the Satellite for July Residency

Residencies at local venues provide an invaluable service to music lovers across the city. If you’re strapped for cash, you can get in with just the check of an ID and enjoy music all night long. This month, the Satellite hosted a Thursday night residency featuring Psychic Love, a local indie rock group helmed by […]

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FYF Fest 2017 Little Dragon by Andrew Gomez
Photos: FYF Fest wraps unforgettable 3-day festival with Ty Segall, Little Dragon, Mura Masa and more

After some awesome warm up sets from Cherry Glazerr, Julia Jacklin, Whitney and Chicano Batman, things really started to heat up over at the Lawn stage where Ty Segall’s set took place. Ty slashed out the primal, gut-rumbling riffs starting a relentless mosh pit. While Ty was melting faces, the Club stage had Chicago rapper […]

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FYF FEST 2017 A Tribe Called Quest by Andrew Gomez
Photos: FYF Fest Saturday with Princess Nokia, King Krule, A Tribe Called Quest, The Drums, Frank Ocean

The early birds on Saturday at FYF FEST were in for a treat with Jonathan Richman and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 opening the Club and Lawn Stage. Jonathan Richman set the good vibes under the shade at The Club stage with his theatric and comedic set. Meanwhile at the Lawn, thirteen musicians were crammed […]

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Missy Elliott at FYF 2017 by Steven Ward
Björk descends on FYF and Missy Elliott gets her freak on with day one’s femme-duo headliners

Returning for its second year to Exposition Park and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, day one of FYF might’ve been a hot one but the night’s lineup of acts was just as sizzling as the pavement. Despite a few rough time conflicts and having to once again tough it out with having to walk around […]

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Budland
Budland wraps exclusive two-day festival with A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator and more

This past weekend Budweiser kicked off a festival called ‘Budland’ in celebration of their new California bottle’s alongside LA’s music, fashion, and food scene. To read how Day 1 of the festival went down click here. Day 2 of Budland was different than the first. This time around Budweiser put boutiques up and had a […]

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Ty Dolla $ign gets Budland Day 1 lit with surprise performance

On Friday July 14th Budweiser kicked off the weekend with their new two day festival called Budland to celebrate the launch of their new California bottle’s alongside LA’s music, fashion and food scene. To start off the day rising star and Compton native Buddy went up first. Buddy recently released an EP with Kaytranda called […]

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Lobster Fest brings family-fun and hip performances to Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival has been a tradition since 1999 and although the price of those savory crustaceans might’ve been much more palatable back then, the city’s appetite for them has if anything only grown with each year. Taking place next to the USS Iowa, the Lobster Festival might not be as […]

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Blondie at Santa Barbara Bowl -- Photo by Steven Ward for GrimyGoods.com
One way or another, Blondie rocks on at Santa Barbara Bowl

There’s always a measured air of uncertainty whenever you go see a band or artist that’s been active for over four decades–and just so you don’t think this is an example of ageism by another millennial, this point was driven home to me by a middle-aged woman I met at a festival who went into […]

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