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The Kills at House of Blues Anaheim - Photo: Steven Ward
The Kills consecrate new House of Blues Anaheim with 15th Anniversary show

If rock was ever deceased at some point, The Kills are it’s unruly resurrection. Celebrating their 15th anniversary with a slew of shows that included a stop at the newly opened House of Blues in Anaheim, duo Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince consecrated the legendary venue with their rhythmic shredding. A band of dualities, The […]

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Joy Downer
Hot Band Alert: LA’s Joy Downer Will Brighten Your Darkest Days

The city of angels has a new source of sunshine. Joy née Bishop and Jeffrey Downer make up Joy Downer, a bright indie pop duo whose debut EP, Radio Dreamer, is out now. I’m fondly reminded of Florida-based SALES given how soft electronics complement tender hues in their music. I was fortunate enough to pick […]

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Little Simz
Hot Show Alert: Win Tickets to Little Simz at The Echoplex

From North London arrives Little Simz, making her Echoplex debut on Monday, March 20. The 22-year old independent hip-hop artist just released her sophomore album Stillness In Wonderland and is ready to drop her slick rhymes and beats in Los Angeles. Don’t miss this powerful wordsmith take the stage at the Echoplex. This is one […]

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Jay Som
Jay Som finds her voice with astonishing ease with release of debut album Everybody Works

Jay Som’s Everybody Works — a personal collage made from beautifully disparate pieces of sound   In a legend that’s become her version of Bon Iver’s fabled forest retreat, Jay Som – aka SF songwriter Melina Duterte – debuted her first full-length after “a few too many glasses of wine on Thanksgiving.” Turn Into consisted of […]

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Spare Parts for Broken Hearts
Song Premiere: Spare Parts for Broken Hearts share new single “Ever” (and it fucking rips)

Opening up with some ferocious chunky riffs, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts waste no time grabbing your attention with their riveting new single “Ever.” The Long Beach-based rock band just released their new song today and it’s quite the extensive shredder. Clocking in at a little over five minutes, the song begins with heavily distorted guitar […]

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florence and the machine
Stream our International Women’s Day Playlist featuring 150 songs from Women Who Rock

In celebration of “International Women’s Day” and celebrating a “Day Without A Woman” I’ve compiled a list of 150 great songs from women in music, female-led acts. From music icons like Patti Smith, Wanda Jackson, Nina Simone, The Shangri-Las — to modern acts like Savages, Grimes, Tash Sultana, and The Kills — Grimy Goods Spotify playlist […]

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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 […]

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Twin Temple
Video Premiere: Twin Temple take us to the church of satanic doo-wop with video for “Girl Trouble”

After hearing Twin Temple’s soulfully wicked single “Girl Trouble” and catching the stunning duo live at the Bootleg Theater, we were kind of enamored by the band. That, and we’re sure they put their sultry spell on us. The married couple made up of Alexandra and Zachary James are a striking pair, and we’re not just […]

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The Staves at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever shot by Danielle Gornbein
The Staves enamor L.A. fans (and ghosts) at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Tuesday night served for a lovely night of music at the very intimate Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Guests filled in the dimly lit concert hall to enjoy the musical stylings of British sister act trio, The Staves.  Starting the night off was 24-year-old vocalist and harpist, Mikaela Davis. From Rochester, New York. This […]

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Tash Sultana at The Echo, Los Angeles -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Tash Sultana makes Los Angeles debut at The Echo with jaw-dropping performance

All the way from Melbourne, Australia — Tash Sultana made her way to The Echo in Los Angeles for a sold-out performance this past Tuesday night. Touring the U.S. for the fist time ever in celebration of the US release of her Notion EP (2/17, Mom + Pop), Sultana charmed the packed room with her insane musical skills. Featured […]

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