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Matt Pryor – May Day – Album Review

Just because it’s the front man from The Get Up Kids, doesn’t mean it’s all emo.  Matt Pryor’s second solo album May Day was just released on Tuesday, January 24, on his label Nightshoes Syndicate.  No dying cats here, just getting back to the basics with a simple, clean, nuanced effort that is both endearing […]

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Emily Saex |
Chairlift – Something – Album Review

Chairlift makes the kind of wistful, effervescent music you might imagine hip astronauts would embrace whilst tending to a flock of multi-colored chrysanthemums. Singer Caroline Polachek, possesses a voice operatic in its beauty but at odds with its identity. Ranging in tone from ‘80s inspired dream pop to newer darkwave/goth, the band is capable of making […]

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Olin and The Moon Residency at The Echo – Photos & Show Review – Jan. 17, 2012

For the last few years, alt-country band, Olin and the Moon have played a January residency at The Echo. I feel that it’s safe to say this residency has become a staple in kicking off the new year in the local Los Angeles music scene, and it’s quickly becoming an annual tradition. The event draws in the […]

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Hot New Music: Matthew Dear – Headcage EP – Review

  If 2011 was the year that dubstep went mainstream, then 2012 just might be the year that old school DJs/dance music moguls begin grabbing the brass ring—or in many cases a mic—and just going for it! This may be the year that DJs start singing and becoming superstars. Matthew Dear (DJ, producer and co-label head of dance music […]

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Hot New Music: Gary Go – Now Was Once The Future — Album Review

  I don’t know about you, but I’m in LOVE with Benny Benassi’s “Cinema” track (both the original and Skrillex’s bass-filled remix). Its vocals are amazing and its romantic theme just melts my heart. I paid little attention to who sang it, but now I’m wishing I did. Gary Go not only sang on Benassi’s […]

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Seasons – Autumn – EP Review

Highland Park’s Seasons self-released their new EP entitled, Autumn on January 2, 2012. While previous EPs Spring and Summer were released in their respective seasons, Winter (June 2010) and Autumn (Jan 2012)—well, not so much.  Release date logistics/faux paux aside, Autumn is a damn fine EP—strong, sentimental and perfect for any season. Opener “Monday Nights” blasts […]

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Top 10 Best Record Reissues of 2011

Last year, I said the best thing about being a vinyl collector in this day and age is that everything is being reissued. Guess what? It is even more true now. With the reissuing of at least the top two or three records on the list below, I saved hundreds of dollars! And, with records […]

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Best Albums of 2011 – Grimy Goods Staff Picks

Well, here we are again — wrapping up another year of extensive album reviews and hot band alerts. Some albums we loved and some albums we hated, how about we just stick to the ones we loved (for now). One thing I absolutely LOVE about the Grimy Goods crew, is the extreme diversity of our tastes. Some […]

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The Muddy Reds “Justle Hustle” – EP Review

  L.A.’s Muddy Reds are hard at work getting their name out there and making sure their fans know what they are up to. These guys camp their band, book their face, joined the reverb nation — frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if the dudes had a Friendster page. I applaud their efforts to communicate with all […]

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Wax Idols – No Future – Album Review

Oakland based Wax Idols, fronted by and ultimately the core creation of Heather Fedewa, aka Hether Fortune (former member of Hunx & His Punx, Bare Wires and currently playing with CastleFace Records’ Blasted Canyons) released their album No Future on October 25, 2011 on Hozac Records. It’s a punk-fueled smorgasbord of songs, spot on with the […]

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Emily Saex |
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