Stars Align for Young Galaxy’s Appearance at the Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Tess O’Connor.  Touring is the hardest part of the job, logistically, for Montreal’s Young Galaxy. The band is comprised of partners Catherine McCandless and Stephen Ramsay, and unofficially their two children. The band can’t take the kids when they travel cross-continent, so they are currently staying in British Columbia with a relative, dropped off just … Continue reading Stars Align for Young Galaxy’s Appearance at the Echo

Imaad Wasif put on a powerful performance at the Echo

A post shared by Sawdust and Gin (@sawdustandgin) on Mar 26, 2018 at 10:50pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js Mondays at the Echo are always fun. Ramonda Hammer just began their residency this past week, The Blank Tapes having just recently finished up theirs the week prior. What else was notable about that last night in March? Two words: Imaad Wasif. The venue glowed in a cool, white-blue … Continue reading Imaad Wasif put on a powerful performance at the Echo

Son Lux and Gordi Deliver Invigorating Performances at the Regent

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Jessica Rubio. Yesterday I celebrated International Women’s Day at the Regent, where Australian folktronica artist Gordi gave everything she had. She is on tour supporting Son Lux, and last night audiences were also treated to the experimental stylings of WILLS. Each performer seemed to get lost in their sets, making the shared experience an invigorating one. … Continue reading Son Lux and Gordi Deliver Invigorating Performances at the Regent

Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” Such was the valiant proclamation of a sign hung above the merch table at the Echo last Friday night. The headliner that night was Shame, a band from London, and though the UK is undergoing its own political turmoil, it was the second band on the bill responsible for the messages … Continue reading Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

YACHT and French Vanilla Celebrate a Triumphant Return Home at the Lodge Room

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by House of Vivian. Evans has been the de facto lead singer ever since she joined the band, so she commanded a majority of the stage, while Bechtolt and Kieswetter typically stuck to their places behind their machines–computers, synths, and guitars–in the center-back. They played everything off their recent Strawberry Moon EP, and several other tracks … Continue reading YACHT and French Vanilla Celebrate a Triumphant Return Home at the Lodge Room

Kimbra and Molly DeWolf Showcase New Music at an Intimate Performance at the Winston House

Kimbra. Photo by Tess O’Connor Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Tess O’Connor.  The music scene on the west side is finally getting the respect it deserves through the Winston House party series. Based out of an actual house around the corner from Abbot Kinney, Winston House began in 2015 “with the mission to support young creatives by giving them couches … Continue reading Kimbra and Molly DeWolf Showcase New Music at an Intimate Performance at the Winston House

The Ritual of Francine Thirteen with Support from Glitters Trails

Photo Credit: Khadijah Grimes Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The Satellite was never a venue I could pigeonhole for any particular genre. You may wander in and see a dream rock quintet, or even a mystical performance art piece, and possibly both on the same night, as it was this past Tuesday. Glitter Trails opened up for Francine Thirteen, covering both ends of the spectrum … Continue reading The Ritual of Francine Thirteen with Support from Glitters Trails

The Weather Station Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at the Bootleg

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Walking up to the Bootleg Theater last Wednesday night, the streets were quiet. Acoustic guitar was the main feature of the night, with emphasis placed on what felt like each individual string for both acts; James Elkington needed little else aside from the instrument and his voice, though The Weather Station performed as a four piece band for the majority … Continue reading The Weather Station Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at the Bootleg

Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at her Record Release at the Bootleg

Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. for http://www.BlurredCulture.com Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.  If her oversold show at the Bootleg revealed anything, it’s that Lauren Ruth Ward is LA’s worst kept secret. Filling the venue last Friday were all of Ward’s friends–both current and future, she reminded us. This made for a wild and endearing show, … Continue reading Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at her Record Release at the Bootleg

Grizzly Bear Shone in KCRW’s Diamond Apogee Session

Photo credit: Dustin Downing Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  KCRW celebrated a milestone this past week with their 75th Apogee Studio Session. Jason Bentley, the station’s weekday morning DJ and our host for the evening, recounted the previous 74 with glee. “Remember Ryan Adams just played for hours? As people left for the night, he’d wave goodbye and keep playing…what a fun night,” he said, … Continue reading Grizzly Bear Shone in KCRW’s Diamond Apogee Session