2 months ago | live review
A phunny thing happened on the way to the Phorum last night. Sorry, let’s start that again. Unless you’re local head from Inglewood, and given the Phish demographic and that of the city, odds are you’re coming from somewhere else. A Friday night F...
3 months ago | Damn, we're getting old
Did you think that parenthood means you have to stop going out for the sole purpose of drinking? That kind of defeatist attitude is for amateurs. Getting a babysitter increases the cost of drinking 50-85% on average in Orange County. That’s a made...
3 months ago | Concerts
Back when massive instrumental chops sold a lot of records, jazz fusion guys like Al Di Meola were rock stars. In the mid-’70s Di Meola burst onto the scene as a 19-year-old guitar prodigy with Return to Forever, a band led by Miles Davis-alum Chi...
6 months ago | Coachella
With three days left to get your drug collection together for week 1 of Coachella 2016, consider all the appropriate party favors to bring. Music is highly important for drug-taking, and finding the perfect dynamic between sound and brain chemical...
8 months ago | NAMM
It’s time again for the NAMM Show, the annual music merchant bonanza that rumbles into downtown Anaheim each January, and with it, roughly 100,000 artists and instrument makers from every corner of the globe. For industry geeks and gearheads, this...
9 months ago | Technology
From the outside, Bad Cat Amplifiers looks about as sterile as any place in south Irvine—situated in a staid business park off Barranca Parkway, in a cookie-cutter one-story office building. Once you step inside the glass double-doors it’s a diffe...