We posted a lot of music in August.  To make it easier to listen without having to click back and forth between posts, we made three playlists using all music (available on Soundcloud) that graced the blog in the past 31 days. The playlists are curated with attention to genre and feeling. This one is:  BLUEelectronica and soul Source: SoundCloud / Sawdust and Gin Continue reading

We posted a lot of music in August. To make it easier to listen without having to click back and forth between posts, we made three playlists using all music (available on Soundcloud) that graced the blog in the past 31 days. The playlists are curated with attention to genre and feeling. This one is: REDguitar-based and pop Source: SoundCloud / Sawdust and Gin Continue reading

The Multitudes of Young & Sick

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  To follow Young & Sick is to be invested in more than just a musician. The Holland-born and LA-based artist, né Nick van Hofwegen, is a songwriter, producer, and visual artist who has just put out his second EP of 2018, following a lengthy gap in music releases—under his Young & Sick moniker, that is. He … Continue reading The Multitudes of Young & Sick

Novo Amor Explores His Origin

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Once you get past the pure majesty of the clip for “Birthplace” by Novo Amor, you will find a deeper connection to our planet. This single comes ahead of the UK-based artist’s album of the same name; the record draws upon his origins in a literal way, and embraces his other facets in layers, like with … Continue reading Novo Amor Explores His Origin

Ride Josh Jacobson’s future beats WAVE via his new mixtape

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Josh Jacobson is in transition. Last year he released his lush First Light EP last fall, and recently gave fans a taste of new music with the double A-side singles, ‘One You Need’ and ‘Violet’. He’s been working on a debut album, with which he hopes to showcase his vocals and songwriting more prominently than ever … Continue reading Ride Josh Jacobson’s future beats WAVE via his new mixtape

The 405 Meets RYVOLI

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Jenn Whiteman and Samantha Howard were fast friends when they met in Paris. After they worked together on Whiteman’s EP, Latimer Road, in 2016, they left the door open for future collaborations. They now have a release out under the name RYVOLI. Warm harmonies underscore stirring folklore about experiences with anxiety and the Apollo 11 mission … Continue reading The 405 Meets RYVOLI

Russian Producer Kedr Livanskiy Made a Rousing Appearance at The Roxy

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Martin Santacruz.  It was a good night for underground techno lovers this past Friday at the Roxy. Gel Set opened the show for headliner Kedr Livanskiy, who has finally come to Los Angeles as part of an extensive European and North American tour. Hopefully she had a chance to enjoy the sun before she … Continue reading Russian Producer Kedr Livanskiy Made a Rousing Appearance at The Roxy

On “Make Me Feel,” EREZ Fights for Love Despite Distance Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The new song (and video) from Israeli-American artist EREZ is one of the most personal works she has ever released. This comes more than three years after her last LP, Proper Lady, which she made before she moved to our sunny city. “Make Me Feel” covers nearly all the time after … Continue reading

Russian Producer Kedr Livanskiy Made a Rousing Appearance at The Roxy

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Martin Santacruz.  It was a good night for underground techno lovers this past Friday at the Roxy. Gel Set opened the show for headliner Kedr Livanskiy, who has finally come to Los Angeles as part of an extensive European and North American tour. Hopefully she had a chance to enjoy the sun before she returns … Continue reading Russian Producer Kedr Livanskiy Made a Rousing Appearance at The Roxy

A Village Comes Together for Wolf Bay at His Debut Single Release Party at the Moroccan

sngshows: Words by me. See live photos on Grimy Goods.  Sunday nights are typically used to rest up before work on Monday, but sometimes you’ll find a show worth losing sleep over. One such show took place at the Moroccan this past weekend, collecting donations for the Trevor Project and honoring Wolf Bay’s debut single, “Under the Moon,” which Grimy Goods premiered a few weeks … Continue reading A Village Comes Together for Wolf Bay at His Debut Single Release Party at the Moroccan