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Trapdoor Social
Album Premiere — Stream This Year’s Greenest LP: Trapdoor Social’s Self-Titled Debut

Trapdoor Social is not your average alt rock band. The two founding members, Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk, met at Pomona College and released their first EP in 2012. Since that first release, Graves and Funk have led ambitious careers, incorporating a sense of social responsibility in everything they do; their eponymous full-length debut contains […]

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Echo Park Rising 2016
Echo Park Rising 2016 announce full lineup feat. Chicano Batman, La Luz, the Weirdos & more

UPDATE: Take a look at our 5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising + stream our Spotify playlist featuring 20 more recommended bands!  Back for another run in East Los Angeles, Echo Park Rising returns August 18 – 21 in Echo Park. What started as a small pop-up festival directly after Sunset Junction called it quits, has now grown into […]

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Jenny Lewis
Viva! Pomona, Clams Casino, In The Red Records 25th Anniversary, Walter Lure and more best LA shows this week

Hot, damn! With a jam-packed show list such as this, you know summer is full effect. This week in Los Angeles we have some amazing shows and festivals. Viva! Pomona makes its way back the Glass House with Shannon and The Clams, Chicano Batman and more. In The Red Records celebrates its 25th Anniversary with […]

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Rebel and a Basketcase
Hot Band Alert: Los Angeles duo Rebel and a Baskecase drop debut EP (and it’s really f*cking good)

Los Angeles electro pop duo, Rebel and a Basketcase are wasting no time dropping the addictive new singles. Featured as one of Grimy Goods’ Top 20 Underground Acts To Catch This July, we previously described the band as: “An electro orgy of sound — if Devo, St. Vincent and Bowie had a threesome.” And after […]

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Yumi Zouma
20 Underground / Lesser-Known Bands to catch in Los Angeles this July

There’s just too many excellent concerts in Los Angeles. From punk to pop, blues and soul, you can dive into a show of your choosing on any given night. Many of you are familiar with our monthly feature for the best Los Angeles concerts of the month which highlights concerts in July ranging from mainstream, […]

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Alice Bag
Alice Bag rips solo debut at The Echo, Generacion Suicida stir up the pit

Alice Bag a staple in the Los Angeles punk scene celebrated her debut solo album record release show this past weekend at The Echo. Recognized as a punk music legend, author, educator, feminist and all around positive inspiration, fans from all over came to experience her new tunes and live performance. It wasn’t just a concert, but a […]

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Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls light up record release show at The Echo, Frankie and The Witch Fingers literally shred through opening set

Nothing like a satanic worship themed show to kick off the summer rock. This past Thursday night, Los Angeles’ very own Death Valley Girls celebrated their highly anticipated record release show at The Echo. Smashing out tunes from their new album Glow In The Dark, it was a hot and sweaty affair. The house was packed! But […]

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Vinyl Williams
Stream Vinyl Williams’ new single “Riddles Of The Sphinx” — New Album Brunei Aug. 26

Los Angeles purveyor of psychedelic splendor, Vinyl Williams has shared a new single titled “Riddles of the Sphinx”. With a brilliant visual companion designed by Williams himself, the new track is available to stream below. “Riddles Of The Sphinx” is the first song reveal off Vinyl Williams’ forthcoming album Brunei. Full of otherworldly sounds, “Riddles […]

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Grouplove
Grouplove announce free show at Hard Rock Cafe and L.A. tour date at Hollywood Palladium — New album Big Mess out Sept. 9

Group love are back with a new album, tour, and a local free show date! The Los Angeles indie folk/pop darlings are gearing up to release their new album Big Mess on September 9th via Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records. Recorded in L.A. and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet […]

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Ren Farren
Song Premiere: Stream Ren Farren’s new single “The Comedown” — a delicious pop delight

Get ready for a sweet summer single straight out of the pop-candy shop. Los Angeles native Ren Faren has served a delicious new pop gem titled “The Comedown.” With a more than infectious hook, and lyrics that beg you to sing-along, Farren’s new song would even turn the head of Max Martin. Farren creates music that […]

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