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

Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

Photo by Michael Haight Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The summer of love inspires much of today’s indie rock world, but few contemporary bands manage to achieve what Dream Phases has set out to. The fairly new psych rock outfit is led by Brandon Graham, supported by his brother Shane and frequent collaborator Keveen Baudouin; their Harvard and Stone residency last January marked their debut as … Continue reading Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

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

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

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 Cardioid … Continue reading Laughing Along with Caroline Rose at her Sold-Out LA Show

King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by David Fisch.  “Are you filled with joy?” asks Kyle Thomas, also known as King Tuff. Crowds were restless at the Teragram Ballroom last Thursday night, buzzing for the polished rock acts of the night. SASAMI, formerly of Cherry Glazerr, opened up the night, with retro outfit Cut Worms filling in the middle slot. By the … Continue reading King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom

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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading Lodge Room Hosts the Ethereal Sounds of Jenny Hval and Briana Marela

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

Stars Align for Young Galaxy’s Appearance at the Echo

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading Stars Align for Young Galaxy’s Appearance at the Echo

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

sngshows: 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, … Continue reading Imaad Wasif put on a powerful performance at the Echo