Lodge Room Hosts the Ethereal Sounds of Jenny Hval and Briana Marela

Photo Credit: Jenny Berger Myhre Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  When anticipating a Jenny Hval concert, it’s hard to know what to expect. Listening to her records will certainly give you a leg up, but it is impossible to predict what kind of performance she has planned. At Resident, she performed with just her longtime collaborator Håvard Volden; at the Broad, she had three other … Continue reading Lodge Room Hosts the Ethereal Sounds of Jenny Hval and Briana Marela

Kelsey Lu proves she’s on the verge of stardom at the Moroccan, supported by FUPU

Photo credit: Vincent Haycock Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  For a Tuesday night, the Moroccan Lounge was buzzing particularly loudly. Kelsey Lu is a significant draw for audiences, with her growing reputation as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. She began as a cellist, studying classical composition as early as age six. Her mind continues to dip into that well of knowledge, giving her a unique style … Continue reading Kelsey Lu proves she’s on the verge of stardom at the Moroccan, supported by FUPU

Loma Gripped Audiences at the Bootleg, Supported by Jess Williamson

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. There … Continue reading Loma Gripped Audiences at the Bootleg, Supported by Jess Williamson

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