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

Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

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.  Aldous Harding | website … Continue reading Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

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 feels ironic. Maybe it’s just my Norwegian-ness. But I mean all of it,” she … Continue reading Jenny Hval and Dinner Come Together at Resident to Light Up a Dark Week

Powerful Producers Empress Of and Banoffee Share Stage at Club Bahia for 30 Days in LA

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photos courtesy of Red Bull Sound Select.  “Imagine if Banoffee played with Empress Of,” my roommate joked with me last summer. I had just told him that Empress Of was coming to the Echo, and around that time I had been gushing about Banoffee’s masterful second EP, Do I Make You Nervous? It clearly amused him to tease me … Continue reading Powerful Producers Empress Of and Banoffee Share Stage at Club Bahia for 30 Days in LA

Powerful Producers Empress Of and Banoffee Share Stage at Club Bahia for 30 Days in LA

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photos courtesy of Red Bull Sound Select.  “Imagine if Banoffee played with Empress Of,” my roommate joked with me last summer. I had just told him that Empress Of was coming to the Echo, and around that time I had been gushing about Banoffee’s masterful second EP, Do I Make You Nervous? It clearly amused him to tease me about … Continue reading Powerful Producers Empress Of and Banoffee Share Stage at Club Bahia for 30 Days in LA

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

sngshows: 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 … Continue reading Electrop pop sensations St. Lucia and BAIO dazzled crowds at the Wiltern

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

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

Broods Ignite Passion at Their First “Local” LA Show, Supported by Jarryd James

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Andrew Gomez.  Broods gives off an infectious energy. It is the kind of feeling that makes you want to pursue your passions and also forces you to be in the moment. For some at this show, that translated to dancing until your drink gets knocked over or taking lip syncing selfies; for others, it meant … Continue reading Broods Ignite Passion at Their First “Local” LA Show, Supported by Jarryd James