Tag Archives: Alvvays

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Khalid, Julien Baker keep fans warm at Boston Calling day three

Boston Calling day three was a cold one as fans alternated between seeking out hot food and huddling in front of the festival’s stages in an attempt to keep warm. Cutting winds and an endlessly dropping temperature wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of those in attendance, however, as the day was filled with enough […]

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Courtney Barnett, Alvvays double-bill hits Glass House for Coachella sideshow series

Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett and Nova Scotian indie outfit Alvvays will team up for a show at the Glass House in Pomona on Thursday, April 14. Both are slated to perform at Coachella on consecutive Saturdays, April 16 and April 23rd. But before they do that, they’ll partake in a show that’s part of Coachella’s yearly […]

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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 […]

Alvvays just what the hipster factory at the Echoplex ordered

Thursday night at the Echoplex, I saw something in live music that is almost as rare as seeing a unicorn. Amidst a sea of hipsters, I saw a bro in a trucker hat atop another bro’s shoulders. This I haven’t seen since Chet Faker at Coachella weekend two [proof]. I guess that’s just the sort of […]

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Alvvays announce November date at Echoplex

Lo-fi indie rock favorites Alvvays have announced a date at the Echoplex for November 19. They’ve been quite the buzz since releasing their self-titled debut full-length in 2014. It’ll mark the band’s first performance in LA since a rousing set at FYF Fest a few weeks ago where they drew quite the crowd early in […]

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Alvvays cajoles big main stage FYF Fest crowd

Photo courtesy of FYF Fest Nova Scotian lo-fi indie rockers Alvvays were unable to perform at Outside Lands in San Francisco a few weeks ago due to visa problems. Thankfully, those problems were cleared up before their FYF Fest performance Saturday on the main stage as they played to a massive crowd early on the […]

5 Must-See Early Afternoon Acts at FYF Fest

Alaina Moore of Tennis FYF Fest is the preeminent LOS ANGELES music festival — because let’s be real, that desert fest in April is quite a bit of ways from LA. A large part of that is how deep the undercard is stacked, and 2015 is no different than any previous year. Take a look […]

Sweetgreen makes boom at LA launch with performances by BANKS and Alvvays

Sweetgreen is a smartly sourced seasonal food chain that began in DC and now operates all along the East Coast, founded by three Georgetown University graduates. With two of those founders being LA-based, it was only a matter of time until they tried their hand on the West Coast. Though the W. 3rd St. location […]

Sasquatch! 2015 roundup — the good, the bad, and the surprising

This past Memorial Day Weekend, I flew from Los Angeles to Seattle for my first ever Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge. I found a ride and camp mates via a ride-sharing site and arrived Thursday mid-afternoon, with the music kicking off Friday and extending all the way through the Monday holiday. It was my first […]

Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from SXSW 2015

A couple weeks ago we sent our writer and video correspondent (Mark E. Ortega) to the musical madness that is South By Southwest for a five-day music bender. We wanted to capture the SXSW experience on video so people that have not been, can see what SXSW is all about. Not to mention, what the […]