The Weather Station Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at the Bootleg

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Walking up to the Bootleg Theater last Wednesday night, the streets were quiet. Acoustic guitar was the main feature of the night, with emphasis placed on what felt like each individual string for both acts; James Elkington needed little else aside from the instrument and his voice, though The Weather Station performed as a four piece band for the … Continue reading The Weather Station Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at the Bootleg

The Weather Station Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at the Bootleg

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Walking up to the Bootleg Theater last Wednesday night, the streets were quiet. Acoustic guitar was the main feature of the night, with emphasis placed on what felt like each individual string for both acts; James Elkington needed little else aside from the instrument and his voice, though The Weather Station performed as a four piece band for the majority … Continue reading The Weather Station Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at the Bootleg

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

Psychic Love Hypnotizes Audiences at the Satellite for July Residency

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Raymundo Marquez. Residencies at local venues provide an invaluable service to music lovers across the city. If you’re strapped for cash, you can get in with just the check of an ID and enjoy music all night long. This month, the Satellite hosted a Thursday night residency featuring Psychic Love, a local indie rock … Continue reading Psychic Love Hypnotizes Audiences at the Satellite for July Residency

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