Tag Archives: Experimental pop

Lodge Room Hosted the Ethereal Sounds of Jenny Hval and Briana Marela

When anticipating a Jenny Hval concert, it’s hard to know what to expect. Listening to her records will certainly give you a leg up, but it is impossible to predict what kind of performance she has planned. At Resident, she performed with just her longtime collaborator Håvard Volden; at the Broad, she had three other […]

Zoe Elaine |
Japanese Breakfast at Natural History Museum - Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Japanese Breakfast rattles some furry mammals at Natural History Museum gig

The Natural History Museum is back with the live music creating a fantastic space for its annual First Fridays series taking place the first Friday of each month until June. What could be better than late nights at the museum? Perhaps live music… Yes. Silly question. This past Friday, Japanese Breakfast held a great set […]

Danielle Gornbein |
Alina Bea
Alina Bea Brings Star Power and Strings to the Bootleg Bar

In the gentrified crannies of major cities, concerts are often more about the hype behind the performer’s brand name than the actual experience itself, making the path to success especially daunting for underground musicians who haven’t had help from the corporate generators of the music industry. “Free Monday night residency at the the Bootleg Bar” […]

Jamie Lawlor |
Von Sell
Hot Artist Alert: New Brooklyn Producer Von Sell Makes a Mark with Debut EP

Von Sell is Your New Favorite Electronic Purveyor of Sound — Debut EP is an Addictive Symbiosis of Synths, Drum Machines and Those Titillating Vocals Words: Zoë Elaine You may have heard of the up-and-coming Brooklyn artist Von Sell through his dominance on Hype Machine, or some other outlet of the blogosphere. His sound is […]

Royal Canoe at The Hi Hat Los Angeles
Royal Canoe outgrow bar shows with their arena-ready sound at Hi Hat debut

About three songs into their set at the Hi Hat in Highland Park this past Friday, it became clear that Royal Canoe had graduated from playing small bars and clubs like the one they were currently in, and were pining for a venue that could hold their grandiose atmospherics. Surging forward on their washed out, […]

Steven Ward |
Yeasayer bring their rabble-rousing psychedelia to the Fonda Theatre

Illuminated by the glowing silhouettes that joined them onstage–which ranged from ghoulishly unnerving and strangely ethereal, as searing white lights poured out of their eyes and mouths–the psychedelic dynamo that is Yeasayer made their return to the Fonda Theatre late Wednesday night. As a particularly distracting cutout of Mark Twain glared at me from the […]

Steven Ward |
Win tickets to Grimes at Shrine Expo Hall

Did you miss Grimes at The Mayan or at Beach Goth? Don’t worry, Grimy Goods got choo! The multi-faceted Grimes is set to headline the Shrine Expo Hall on April 21st as part of Coachella’s annual series of side-shows. The show has been titled as Grimes presents “March of the Pugs” and will also feature Christine and the Queens and […]

Stream Grimes’ new song “Scream” ft. Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes

I scream, Grimes screams, we all scream for Aristophanes. Fans of Vancouver-native Claire Boucher, who is better known by her stage name Grimes, have been waiting with baited breath for her newest LP, Art Angels, which will be out digitally this Friday. Boucher wrote this record in LA, leaving behind her usual process which she […]

Sandy |
miike snow
Stream Miike Snow’s first song in three years, “Heart Is Full”

After three long years, Miike Snow has revealed a new song, and it’s all the silky goods you’ve been waiting for. Mike Snow’s new track “Heart Is Full” is the first song reveal from the trio’s forthcoming LP, iii, which is scheduled for global release next year. The new track is fueled with slick hip […]

Sandy |
atlas sound
A Night With Bradford Cox — from controlled chaos with Atlas Sound to the transcending sounds of Deerhunter

Earlier this year, Deerhunter was slated to play FYF. “We had to cancel because we had a lot of personal shit to deal with,” Bradford Cox told the crowd Friday night at The Regent. It seems the only thing that Cox has ever had to deal with had been unpleasant, and that’s an understatement. From […]

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