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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading YACHT and French Vanilla Celebrate a Triumphant Return Home at the Lodge Room

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

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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at her Record Release 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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading Grizzly Bear Shone in KCRW’s Diamond Apogee Session

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

Electrop pop sensations St. Lucia and BAIO dazzled crowds at the Wiltern

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Danielle Gornbein.  BAIO is not the most innovative electronic musician I’ve heard nor would I characterize his live show as revolutionary, but hell, the whole affair still is fresh and fun. Not another DJ could make tapping one button in time to the beat look so amusing. Nor could any other white boy make shaking your … Continue reading Electrop pop sensations St. Lucia and BAIO dazzled crowds at the Wiltern

Kauf’s Bright Electronica Cuts Through a Dark Haze at Final Echo Residency Performance

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Monday night at the Echo marked the final night of Kauf’s monthlong residency at the famous Echo Park venue. He was joined by some of LA’s brightest indie rockers, including Rush Midnight and pr0files, with a closing DJ set by Jeffrey Brodsky that kept the crowd dancing after hours. Some seemingly discarded blue lights were lying askew across the … Continue reading Kauf’s Bright Electronica Cuts Through a Dark Haze at Final Echo Residency Performance

Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Danielle Gornbein.  From the very first moment, everyone in the room was fully invested in Julien Baker’s performance. The beginning of her set had us all in a stupefied silence, breaking only to applaud at the end of each song. Baker plucked her guitar strings with such control that it cut through me, like a bitter … Continue reading Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

Elvis Depressedly and Teen Suicide Turn Sadcore Frowns Upside Down at The Echo

sngshows: Elvis Depressedly; photo credit: Carl Pocket courtesy of Spaceland Presents Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The Echo has hosted North Carolina indie rockers Elvis Depressedly many times, and that’s just in the past two years. They returned for a sold-out show on Wednesday night, on a summer tour with Teen Suicide and Nicole Dollanganger to support the California Dreamin’ EP they released in June. The … Continue reading Elvis Depressedly and Teen Suicide Turn Sadcore Frowns Upside Down at The Echo