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

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

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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading St. Vincent Returns to Rockstar Status at Filmed Hollywood Palladium Show

Viaduct Sunset Series Puts L.A.’s History Centerstage

Photo Credit: Mathieu Young Originally appeared on LA Weekly.  People call this a young city, and in a way, they’re right. “L.A. is all about reinventing itself, and abolishing the history of the past,” Sean Woods of the California Parks Department tells me as we stand, sweating, beneath the Baker Street Viaduct. The Metro Gold Line whizzes by, gracing us with a merciful breeze. I glance … Continue reading Viaduct Sunset Series Puts L.A.’s History Centerstage

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

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

sngshows: 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. … Continue reading Doja Cat Leans Into “Mooo!” While Proving Her Worth Beyond the Meme