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Hot Band Alert: L.A. based Locas are chock-full of balls to the wall garage punk

Photography: Ian Pohl San Fernando Valley duo, Locas may be a young 19 and 21 years old, but they are already getting the ball rolling with the release of their debut six-track EP Demonstration, available on Bandcamp and via cassette on White Raven Records. Formed in 2012 by Andy Locas (guitar/vocals) and Eddie Locas (drums), the band […]

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Spoon deliver brilliant performance at Hollywood Forever despite strict curfew

When most band’s go on a record release tour, they often perform their entire new album. Sometimes it’s song-after-song, and other times it’s mixed in with a few classics. This past Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Spoon treated fans to a performance especially tailored for longtime fans. The iconic indie band had just released […]

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Deer Tick rowdy the Echoplex with beer-spittin’ rock ‘n’ roll

The Echoplex was packed this past Thursday for a night of rowdy rock ‘n’ roll with heavy elements of folk, blues and country. The raucous boys of Deer Tick left their Rhode Island digs to embark on an epic tour performing tracks off their latest album Negativity (Partisan Records) along come classic heavy hitters that had the crowd […]

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Royal Blood Return to Los Angeles with headlining date at Troubadour

Photography: Tamea Alge Brighton UK’s budding rockstars, Royal Blood return to Los Angeles with a headlining concert scheduled at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. After catching this incredible duo’s debut L.A. performance at the Roxy this past May, we knew after witnessing their live show that 23-year-old Mike Kerr (vocals, bass) and 25-year-old Ben Thathcher […]

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Arctic Monkeys applauded with bras and panties at STAPLES Center

When we first reported that the Arctic Monkeys were going to headline the STAPLES Center, fans were equally excited and surprised. There was a mix of reactions where veteran fans of the once underground indie act could not believe that they made it so big to headline the monstrous STAPLES Center. Many fans knew without a doubt that […]

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Pea Soup and silly music making with Beardyman at the Roxy

Last night, Beardyman, aka Darren Foreman, took over the The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood with a crowded room and an enthusiastic audience. He did well bringing a bit of a dance party to the venue. Beardyman performed in his own crazy or self described “silly” way. I spoke with him earlier last week over […]

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Supergroup, Dead Men Walking to headline The Troubadour

The rock supergroup, Dead Men Walking are playing a very special one-off performance at The Troubadour on Sunday, Sept. 14. Featuring members of The Damned, The Stray Cats, Guns N’ Roses and The Alarm the eclectic group of musicians will come together for a one-of-a-kind collaborative performance not to be missed. The core line-up of […]

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Video Premiere: Nico Vega Share Live Video for “No Home” at Guitar Center

Photography by Tamea Agle Nico Vega have shared with us the live video premiere for their new song “No Home” from their sophomore album release Lead to Light.  The video was filmed for the At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt Podcast.  The podcast is a Guitar Center series showcasing performances and in-depth interviews with a variety […]

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The Best Concerts in Los Angeles – August 4 – August 10, 2014

This week’s show list is looking nice and ripe! Spoon’s in town along with Eminem, Iron & Wine, The Coathangers, Arctic Monkeys, and so many more great acts! The best concerts happening in Los Angeles, Orange County and more neighboring cities are all here on Grimy Goods’ custom show list.  Let us know if we […]

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Budos Band glisten the Echoplex with incredible funk sheen

I’ve been a big fan of The Budos Band for quite a while now and I FINALLY got around to seeing them perform live. I love their records and when listening to a Budos Band record at home, you get a nice tight and clean performance, but when you see Budos Band play live, you […]

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32 Best Los Angeles Concerts You Need to Attend this August

Photo: Monique Hernandez The weather isn’t the only thing that’s sizzling hot in August. Get ready for a steamy calendar of hot shows and music festivals as August in Los Angeles is jam-packed with great music. From the all femme Burger A-Go-Go! to the sold out FYF Fest, August is rippin’ with great music. Underground […]

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Hot Band Alert: Ex Hex — Mary Timony’s new power trio is about to let it “Rips”

Feature by Ziv Biton Mary Timony of Ex Hex has no first gear. Or, if she did, she revved up to 4th (and probably 5th) a while ago and has since busted the clutch. Listing off her prolific career arc is daunting; even if you started right now you would be hard pressed to accomplish […]

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Win tickets to Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire with Jonwanye at Los Globos

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire and Jonwayne have a bangin’ show scheduled at Los Globos on Tuesday, Aug. 5. If you love that good underground hip hop, this is the show for you. As eXquire’s bio on his Tumblr reads: “I rap for real niggas and bitches, I enjoy walks in the rain, Paulo Coelho novels, Dark […]

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