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  • The Zombies

    published September 5, 2013

    The Zombies’ 1968 album Odessey and Oracle—besides being probably the greatest record ever titled with a typo—just about defined... More >>

  • BrickToYaFace’s DIY Music & Fashion Fest

    published August 29, 2013

    The Common Ground nights at Riverside’s Vibe are the center of a ferocious Inland Empire hip-hop (and beyond!) scene, and that’s why... More >>

  • Bad Weather California

    published August 22, 2013

    By the time you read this, Bad Weather California will be, well, not totally gone, but close enough to feel the breeze from the exit. After a... More >>

  • Black Sabbath

    published August 22, 2013

    Although it pains us that this is Black Sabbath after its ever-more-acrimonious split with original drummer Bill Ward, let’s remember the... More >>

  • The Stones Throw Soul Tour Revue

    published August 15, 2013

    What is soul, as a wise funkadelic once asked? Because this is a pretty good way to find out for yourself with four of famed L.A. label Stones... More >>

  • Neil Hamburger and Tim Heidecker

    published August 15, 2013

    One’s the man who won’t let Taco Bell get away with a damn thing, and the other’s the former editor of Rolling Stone whose... More >>

  • Yeasayer

    published August 8, 2013

    Brooklyn band Yeasayer always want to push things a little further. When they started a few years ago, they seemed like they were aiming somewhere... More >>

  • Wilmore 9 Festival

    published August 1, 2013

    The Wilmore 9 Festival takes over North Pine St. for its debut this year, featuring dozens of bands, stacks of films and the usual much... More >>

  • Geographer

    published July 25, 2013

    San Francisco’s Geographer are a heart-on-the-sleeve indie trio that builds their songs mostly around sorrowful cello and waves of New... More >>

  • Hockey

    published July 18, 2013

    Hockey is a band who’ve been through a lot. In the four years since their debut Mind Chaos, they’ve cut down to a duo, left major... More >>

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    published July 11, 2013

    There was way more to Devo than “Whip It” and there was way more to the Psychedelic Furs than “Pretty In... More >>

  • The Twelves

    published July 11, 2013

    Word across the hemisphere (evidently via the BBC) is that the Twelves are Brazil’s alternate-world version of Daft Punk—an agile and... More >>

  • Todd Rundgren

    published July 4, 2013

    Todd Rundgren is the kind of guy who stands alone—in fact, if you crack open the gatefold issue of his 1972 album Something/Anything,... More >>

  • The Abigails

    published June 27, 2013

    The front of Abigails LP Tundra (out this winter on Burger!) is Abigails mastermind Warren Thomas alone and stranded in some spaghetti-western... More >>

  • Outer Minds

    published June 27, 2013

    Chicago’s Outer Minds do the '60s like the '80s did the '60s—or even like the '00s did the '60s with bands like the Deadly Snakes and... More >>

  • The Twilight Zone

    published June 20, 2013

    Stages Theatre is back with another set of Twilight Zone episodes, transplanted with style and reverence by directors Darri Kristin and Dave... More >>

  • Indian Jewelry

    published June 13, 2013

    Two sides of the same alien planet are revealed at once with Texas’ Indian Jewelry and OC’s Black Bananas, who don’t so much... More >>

  • Chris Kattan and Friends

    published June 13, 2013

    What is love? It’s Chris Kattan, and the heart of a particularly hardy Saturday Night Live skit that helped make him and Will Ferrell a... More >>

  • The Muffs

    published June 13, 2013

    The Muffs were a punk band who packed every song with twist-and-turn pop riffs and whose singer/guitarist/founder Kim Shattuck could growl, sneer,... More >>

  • Parson Red Heads

    published June 6, 2013

    The Parson Red Heads were one of LA’s much-loved indie/folkie-type bands until they moved to Portland, leaving their hometown fans to pine... More >>

  • The Kids

    published May 30, 2013

    The Kids were punk stormers of the highest order, blowing through their native Belgium in the late '70s with high-speed, high-intensity songs that... More >>

  • Gal Musette

    published May 30, 2013

    Gal Musette is somewhere in her early teens, but if ever somebody had an old soul, it’s her. Raised on the Magnetic Fields by an especially... More >>

  • Dave Davies

    published May 30, 2013

    The Kinks’ Dave Davies came up with one of the greatest sounds for one of the greatest riffs ever—and had song after secret song stuck... More >>

  • Shannon and the Clams

    published May 23, 2013

    Shannon and the Clams are the Oakland band that’s here to break hearts and maybe break bottles, depending if the hearts got broken all the... More >>

  • Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary

    published May 16, 2013

    Behold the return of the Infamous! Queensbridge's Mobb Deep were the two “killer kids who just don’t care” whose bleaked-out,... More >>

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