Tag Archives: women who rock

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Interview With Pill: Feminist-Art Punks Discuss Noise-Fueled Debut “Convenience” – A Thought-Provoking Call To Political and Personal Action

NYC’s feminist art-punk four piece Pill have a big, bold and urgent sound that plays like a call to action — to stand up for what you believe and exercise your freedoms. The band’s debut full-length Convenience was released August 19 via Mexican Summer and it propels their passionate socio-political concerns and unwavering artistic expressions. Pill doesn’t shy […]

Night Talks
Song Premiere: Stream Night Talks’ Bold New Single “Mr Bloom”

Rumbling through with yet another rousing single, Los Angeles quartet Night Talks have premiered “Mr. Bloom,” the second song reveal off their debut full-length record In Dreams. Led by the vocal prowess of Soraya Sebghati’s bewitching croon, “Mr Bloom” wraps you in an anthemic blanket of sounds. From Sebghati’s classic vocals, heightened by the steady […]

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Hot Band Alert: Ray & Remora share ’90s-inspired indie-pop originals on debut album “Startle It Up”

Synth-fueled indie pop duo Ray & Remora made their mark on the Los Angeles music scene in 2014 with their debut EP 1994, which featured covers by prominent indie rock artists of that era such as Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc. Their video for the cover of Pavement’s “Gold Soundz” even featured cameos by Pavement front […]

Donna Missal at the Troubadour
Barns Courtney lights fire under Troubadour, but Donna Missal steals show

One of the quiet blisses of living in the shadow of Los Angeles’ flourishing music scene is that on any given night, a dozen different bands, singers, rappers, and musical creatives can be found cutting their teeth on the nearly endless circuit of clubs, bars, and theaters that dot the city. But of all the places […]

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Julien Baker at the El Rey Theatre
Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

When I walked into the El Rey Theater on Thursday night, I accidentally bumped into someone near the bar, which prompted an automatic “sorry!” as I shuffled away. If I had lingered, I would have commented on his t-shirt, which read: SAD SONGS MAKE ME FEEL BETTER. That shirt was not a coincidence; the three […]

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Shannon Lay of Feels at Echo Park Rising
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Images of Our Favorite Women Who Rock

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’d like to show our immense love and appreciation for all the women that rock, and rock hard. With our Grimy Goods founder and editor also a woman, we’ve always made a point to focus on female musicians and empowering them. In the past few years, we’ve seem some […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Hot Band Alert: Ex-Sage — There’s Nothing Dry or Empty About this Duo’s Gritty Desert Rock

Los Angeles rock duo Ex-Sage recently ventured onto our radar when we featured them as one of our 5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising 2016. We just couldn’t shake their dark, sludgy desert-rock sound that had us high and reminiscing on other rock favorites such as The Kills and The Raveonettes. The band is scheduled […]

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Broods at The Novo
Broods Ignite Passion at Their First “Local” LA Show, Supported by Jarryd James

I can trace my love for Broods back to a successful ad campaign. I remember when I first moved to LA two summers ago, I saw billboards with these warped-looking wolf heads on them. Broods, the ads read, piquing my interest; I googled them and happened upon a cache of wonderful music. I finally got […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
PJ Harvey at The Shrine in Los Angeles
PJ Harvey Returns to LA with a Thundering Political Set at The Shrine

Once the lights went down at the Shrine Expo and PJ Harvey’s band marched in to the drumline of “Chain of Keys,” a scathing view of an excursion through war torn Kosovo, it was clear that PJ’s long awaited return to LA was towing a message of social disparity with it. The last time PJ […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Paranoyds — relentless garage punk, best experienced in the flesh

For those days when it’s “fuck this shit o’clock” or you just “can’t even” and seeking musical refuge is the only option to keep from losing your head, Los Angeles garage rockers The Paranoyds have got you covered. The four piece is comprised of Lexi Funston, Staz Lindes, Laila Hashemi and David Ruiz and with […]