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

Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Imaad Wasif often feels like he not of this world. His realm is not physical, though it is tangible. I had the opportunity to pose him some questions about his recent record, Great Eastern Sun, and his career in general to get a chance to understand him and the process behind his profoundly moving work. He shared insights on why … Continue reading Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

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

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

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

Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “The thing with this record is that I don’t understand it, even though I wrote it,” [Imaad Wasif] told LA Weekly earlier this summer. He cites a period of disillusionment and hysteria, when he was, according to a press release about the album, prone to paranoid outbursts and frequently scrawled pentagrams to conjure demons. In the same way that there … Continue reading Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP