Jenny Hval, Dinner @ Resident

sngshows: Jenny Hval and Dinner Come Together at Resident to Light Up a Dark Week Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words and cheesy photo edits by me. Without meaning to, Hval ended up addressing our recent election several times. She decided not to show us a video of zombies doing aerobics because it didn’t “feel appropriate,” then she stopped herself to apologize. “Everything I say … Continue reading Jenny Hval, Dinner @ Resident

A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom

sngshows: Two Saturdays ago I had what felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Joanna Newsom live in concert. I bought a ticket somewhat late but because I only needed one, I was assigned the first available seat—I was not prepared for exactly how perfect a seat it was.  The night of the show, I was conflicted. It was a friend’s birthday, and I wanted … Continue reading A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom

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

sngshows: 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 … 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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading Aldous Harding and Hand Habits Weaponized Restraint at Sold-Out Lodge Room Performance

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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

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