Hotel Cafe Joins UnCancelled Music Fest Featuring Madison Malone, MILCK, Rett Madison + More

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The music industry and especially local, independent scenes have been badly wounded in the wake of the mandatory venue closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Live streaming has been an easy stopgap to reaching fans and soothing some understandable anxiety with music, but it doesn’t quite make up for tour cancellations. Now venues are able to set a lineup on … Continue reading Hotel Cafe Joins UnCancelled Music Fest Featuring Madison Malone, MILCK, Rett Madison + More

Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photos by María Quintana. For the past few weeks, Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson have been living like Peaches and Herb. The pair first met at Jacklin’s 2017 Bootleg performance, where Hutson opened for the Australian songwriter. They became fast friends and have made the most of their time together again on her North American tour, sharing stages, goofing off, … Continue reading Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

Aldous Harding and Hand Habits Weaponized Restraint at Sold-Out Lodge Room Performance

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photo by me. The streets were lined with costumes and club attire on this pre-Halloween weekend; fans sported a mix of both as they filed into the Lodge Room this past Saturday to witness the final night of Aldous Harding’s LA tour stop. The show sold out over a month in advance, prompting a second be added for the previous … Continue reading Aldous Harding and Hand Habits Weaponized Restraint at Sold-Out Lodge Room Performance

First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

CAPYAC (foreground). Photo by Hernan Sanchez. Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The Viaduct is one of the oldest thoroughfares in the city, with a long history, especially relative to LA’s short memory. It is practically a living venue, constantly changing moods as the sun sets and as the energy of the crowd grows. The Metro zipped by throughout the night, which was just another indication … Continue reading First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

Loma Gripped Audiences at the Bootleg, Supported by Jess Williamson

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Laura Pasek.  Loma came out with another five-piece touring band for their set, this time led by Emily Cross of Cross Record. (Her partner in that project, Dan Duszynski, is also in Loma.) She had on an all-white ensemble, intending to catch the light of the tubes laying across the floor of the stage. … Continue reading Loma Gripped Audiences at the Bootleg, Supported by Jess Williamson

Laughing Along with Caroline Rose at her Sold-Out LA Show

sngshows: Photo credit: CJ Harvey Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Caroline Rose is a comedian. If you’ve heard her new record, LONER, you know she takes pleasure in poking fun at other people and society in general. She is a goofy satirist with surprisingly deep sentiment, and her live performance only contributed to her appeal. Her sold out show at the Moroccan Lounge supported by … Continue reading Laughing Along with Caroline Rose at her Sold-Out LA Show

St. Vincent Returns to Rockstar Status at Filmed Hollywood Palladium Show

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photo by Kirby Gladstein.  You’ve probably heard a lot about St. Vincent recently. Only a few weeks ago, she gave an intimate and surprisingly stripped back show at the Belasco Theater. That show turned out to be a preview for her new EP, MassEducation, comprised of piano renditions of her own material. On first glance, that’s quite … Continue reading St. Vincent Returns to Rockstar Status at Filmed Hollywood Palladium Show

Wild Nothing’s Return to the Stage at the Regent was a Riotous Celebration

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Even for a Friday night, on October 27th the Regent buzzed with heavy anticipation. The venue filled quickly as the show started, which bottlenecked the entrance and caused a line that stretched well past the cafe next door. Fans of Wild Nothing and Men I Trust sold out the show about a month ahead of time, and have waited patiently … Continue reading Wild Nothing’s Return to the Stage at the Regent was a Riotous Celebration

Doja Cat Leans Into “Mooo!” While Proving Her Worth Beyond the Meme

Photo by Ken Franklin Originally appeared on Ones To Watch.  Newcomers to Doja Cat might only know her for the viral lyric, “Bitch, I’m a cow!” But the hometown stop on her current tour proved that she is loved for much more than “Mooo!” On Sept. 21, fans packed the Echoplex to celebrate her recent album, Amala, with opening performances from StarBoi3 and Wes Period. Read … Continue reading Doja Cat Leans Into “Mooo!” While Proving Her Worth Beyond the Meme

Get Caught Overheating with Fever Feel

Photo by Braeden Paterson.  Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  If your favorite Beatles song is “Revolution 9,” then you’ll love Fever Feel. Even if you have little respect for that comparison, keep reading—the Canadian three-piece is creative in the best ways. The band has a self-titled album due out next week, on September 14th to be exact; audiences at Harvard & Stone got a first … Continue reading Get Caught Overheating with Fever Feel