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  • 5 years ago | Music

    "Freak Scene" is one of those DNA-changing songs. When you hear its insistent metallic jangle and J Mascis' "whatever, dude" warble, you're never the same. Legendary alt-rock forefathers Dinosaur Jr. will play that song, along with its accompanyin...

  • 5 years ago | Art

    Orange County and Long Beach have seen a steady stream of great, scuzzy surf bands arise in the past few years. Case in point: TRMRS (pronounced "tremors," like that Kevin Bacon movie). This Costa Mesa four-piece play self-described "trash pop," w...

  • 5 years ago | Art

    Dwarves, legendary punks who intentionally offend those around them -- faking the death of their guitarist, HeWhoCanNotBeNamed, is said to have gotten them dropped from Sub Pop, for instance -- are descending into Orange County for a good ol' fash...

  • 5 years ago | Interviews

    For a band whose name references an extinct bird, the Dodos just keep on going. In only six years together, the band has released four albums and an EP, the most recent being this year's lovely No Color, which features a more refined approach to t...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    The Go-Go'sAug. 17, 2011Greek TheatreThe Go-Go's are having their second coming. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Beauty and the Beat, as well as getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the band traipse...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Lykke LiAugust 3, 2011 Greek TheaterLykke Li has thus far straddled the line between star and anti-star. She's drop-dead-gorgeous but strange and aloof; her vocals are soft but she has great stage presence; her songs are catchy but mellow and ofte...


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