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

Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  New Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding is currently on a tour across North America to promote her beautiful new record, Party. The title is a slight misnomer, though, and I knew better than to expect a raucous affair at her LA stop at the Echo last Thursday night. Instead, audiences were entranced by her simplicity.  Read more.  Continue reading Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance