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An Interview with Director F. Gary Gray on his new film Straight Outta Compton, the state of hip hop, the price of honesty.

Biopics aren’t known for their socio-politcal impact. Few of them ever do more than crystallize an accepted artistic narrative into mythos. They aren’t supposed to talk about issues larger then their subject. They may skirt with race relations, but it isn’t the focus. They don’t talk about police brutality, unless the subject is the one brutalized. […]

An Interview with Alice Bag: We talk new book “Pipe Bomb For The Soul,” Sandinista revolution, punk rock & more

Educate yourself. Empower yourself. Change your world. While those words of wisdom may sound a little cliché, when Alice Bag says it, it strikes a chord within you and you believe it. The famed punk rock singer (The Bags, Alice Bag Band, Cholita, etc), feminist, educator and author recently released her self-published, diary-style memoir “Pipe […]

Devo: More than a One Hit Wonder – An Interview with Evie Nagy, Author of Devo’s Freedom of Choice (33 1/3 Book)

After reading author and journalist Evie Nagy’s “Devo’s Freedom of Choice” (part of the 33 1/3 Book Series) it’s crystal clear that there is more to ’80s New Wave/nerd rock pioneers Devo than meets the eye. Beyond their notorious fame for commercial hit “Whip It” there is a band with a complex history of struggles […]

From London to LA: Running Secret Gigs Around The World – An Interview with Rafe Offer of Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds Co-Founder Rafe Offer I can’t even remember how I heard about Sofar Sounds but the volunteer-run music organization that boasts secret gigs in 100+ cities around the world is no doubt fulfilling their mission of bringing the magic back to live music. And, well, they had me at secret gigs. While the advance […]

An Interview with Matty Taylor of Tennis System: we talk Echo residency, making LA home, Kanye West & more

Gut-wrenching lyricism and vocals wail amidst glimmering guitar tones that erupt gracefully into explosions of noise and distortion, coupled with an underlying dream-pop aesthetic that makes for the perfect storm of sound on Tennis System‘s newest album Technicolour Blind (PaperCup Music, 2014). The Los Angeles trio previously impressed and were praised by Grimy Goods staff […]

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An Interview with Ben Plant of Miami Horror: we talk new album, the secret to kickass collaborations, Grand Theft Auto

It’s been too long, yes too damn long! Five long years to be exact since Aussie electronic group Miami Horror released their hot debut, 2010’s Illumination, and while it has stood the test of time we are stoked to hear new music from them. Their follow up full-length All Possible Futures just dropped via Haven Sounds/Dine […]

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An Interview with Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza: we talk solo work, new Thievery album and technology in music

Since securing posterity in the seminal band Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza has been flitting between worlds. He doesn’t just do music and tour anymore, he owns clubs in Mexico, started a mezcal company (PapaDiablo) and continues his role as one of the coolest dad’s on the planet to his four-year old son. But burgeoning creativity is […]

Recommended: Fool’s Gold New Album “Flying Lessons” & Interview with Luke Top

Whittled down to a quartet, Los Angeles Afro-pop infused indie outfit Fool’s Gold, may have the least amount of band members than ever before but they are really getting down to the good stuff, the cream filling if you will, of their unique sound. Their third album, Flying Lessons (ORG Music), is scheduled for a limited release […]

An Interview with Julie Edwards of Deap Vally: New Album in the works with Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Photo by Tamea Agle Gritty rock goddess duo Deap Vally exude all things badass, sexy, and hands down rock ‘n’ roll. Their wall of sound and forthright, unforgiving attitude serves as a pillar of strength for the admiring listener (or soon to be fans and converts). We’ve covered them countless times since their debut, from […]

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An Interview with Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara: New Album, Disneyland & Staying True to Yourself

Last year we caught Dead Sara absolutely tearing it up at The Echo with a show that left me breathless and relieved. It was a clear reminder that rock n’ roll remains far from dead. The band gave us a sneak peak at some of the new songs at the show but now the true […]