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“TOMS: Not Just Shoes Anymore” with Lord Huron at the Heritage Museum (June 7, 2011)

Call ’em hipster shoes, hippie shoes, smelly shoes or whatever … one thing for sure is TOMS has done some serious good in this world with their product around the globe for those in need. Although you wouldn’t catch me dead sportin’ a pair of those glitter Liberace-like TOMS that Silver Lake hipsters love to […]

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House Of Blues New Music Nights with Brian Buckley Band, Cannoneers & Open Source Rebellion (July 12, 2011)

A few weeks ago we posted about the House of Blues New Music Nights, a new project we were working on with Sonicbids, Live Nation and House of Blues to find some of L.A.’s best up-and-coming musical acts for a shot at playing three House of Blues venues (Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas). After […]

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Presale Password: Queens Of The Stone Age at Fox Theater Pomona (July 25, 2011)

Queens of the Stone Age are making their way to the Fox Theater in Pomona on Monday, July 25, 2011. This is band needs no introduction and I’m sure this show will sell out. Tickets to the show are $38.50 plus $13 in service fees. There will be a Goldenvoice presale today—Thursday, May 19 at […]

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Kohoutek Music and Arts Festival 2011 with Phantogram, American Royalty, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister & More (April 22-23, 2011)

Growing up in the Inland Empire (Upland, CA), I’ve been going to Kohoutek since I was 16 (14 years ago) and it has always been something I’ve looked forward to and I try to make it each year whenever my schedule allows. Located on the grassy mounds at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, the Kohoutek […]

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TV On The Radio’s Gerard Smith Died on April 20, 2011 Due to Lung Cancer

This is terrible, terrible news. We just read the announcement via TV On The Radio’s Web site that band member Gerard Smith has passed away. Here’s to an incredible, multi-faceted musician who not only handled the bass with style and craft, but many other instruments as well. Cheers, may you rest in peace Gerard. Via […]

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Mogwai Cancels Five U.S. Tour Dates Due to Visa Issues

It looks like Mogwai will have to stay a little longer in Glasgow before they can embark on their U.S. tour. According to their Web site the band had to cancel five of their upcoming East Coast tour dates. They all will be postponed to sometime in October. But don’t worry Los Angeles, we still […]

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Outside Lands 2011 Official Line-Up!

San Fransisco Outside Lands 2011 announces official line-up! We’ve been covering OSL for a few years now and one of the many reasons we love it so much is that it’s one of the REALEST music festivals you will ever attend. Aside from great line-ups and an awesome location, the crowd is filled with REAL […]

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City of Los Angeles Hires Graffiti Control Systems to Illegally Destroy a Culturally Significant Mural

Photo (Before): ReignmanP After reading numerous tweets this afternoon about the latest scandal in the Los Angeles street art community, I was outraged. Apparently, the city of Los Angeles hired a private graffiti removal service (Graffiti Control Systems) to ILLEGALLY remove one of the illest murals in L.A. Not only was this piece of work […]

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Local Natives Part Ways with Bassist, Andy Hamm

Local Natives’ Andy Hamm at the Echo – Photo by Craig Parker for Grimy Goods Well this is shitty news, but not too much of a surprise. As indie bands begin to garner more success, fame and fortune, there’s usually a few band line-up changes. It has happened to many and it will happen again […]

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LCD Soundsystem Final Show at Madison Square Garden (April 2, 2011) – 1,500 More Tickets Released

For those of you that spent hundreds of dollars scalping tickets to LCD Soundsystem’s farewell show at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on April 2, 2011, James Murphy and his crew just announced on their Web site the release of 1,500 additional tickets! According to LCD, they “moved some staging stuff and removed some big cameras, […]

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