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2014 Stories by Chris Ziegler

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  • Paper Planes

    published May 22, 2014

    Paper Planes are the Long Beach band with their own idiosyncratic version of outlaw country and raw rock ‘n’ roll, with the rock... More >>

  • Jenny Lewis

    published May 15, 2014

    Jenny Lewis—do we still need to say “once of Rilo Kiley”?—comes and goes as she pleases, punctuating a six-year space... More >>

  • Elvis '68

    published May 15, 2014

    Between the popular conceptions of Elvis Presley—“Young Elvis” from the '50s, and the '70s version of, er, let’s say... More >>

  • West Coast BBQ Classica

    published May 8, 2014

    We guess some people decide when summer starts based on some kind of equinox? Or even something like “weather”? Well, we say BS to... More >>

  • Iggy Azalea

    published May 8, 2014

    Rapper Iggy Azalea grew up in Tinytown, Australia, where her grandma made her custom outfits and she did her own hip-hop routine at the school... More >>

  • Community Cinema: The New Black

    published May 1, 2014

    Director Yoruba Richen told Gawker that she first started planning the film that would become The New Black on the night that Obama won his first... More >>

  • Circus Vargas

    published May 1, 2014

    Circus Vargas—the circus that forgoes animal acts in favor of good old-fashioned superhuman how’d-he-do-that?—returns to the... More >>

  • Western Mini Fest

    published April 24, 2014

    It’s back to the roots this Saturday at Alex’s Bar as Hillgrass Bluebilly and tons of their twangy friends take over for a... More >>

  • Oi Polloi

    published April 17, 2014

    Edinburgh anarcho-punk band Oi Polloi are the kind of people who plant baby trees on tour to offset the carbon they’re burning, and then get... More >>

  • The Cold and Lovely

    published April 17, 2014

    The Cold and Lovely are Grammy-nominated session player/song-in-the-best-part-of-the-TV-show maker Meghan Toohey and veteran bassist (Smashing... More >>

  • Devil's Brigade

    published April 10, 2014

    Devil's Brigade are more than a side project. In fact, they're headed at velocity toward something more like a supergroup—it’s Rancid... More >>

  • Crosses

    published April 10, 2014

    Deftones’ singer Chico Moreno’s band Crosses (the name is actually three crosses in a row, but that key is broken on this laptop)... More >>

  • Foster the People

    published April 3, 2014

    Remember when Foster The People were doing a Detroit Bar residency basically during the week or two they suddenly got internationally famous? If... More >>

  • Bad Suns

    published April 3, 2014

    LA band Bad Suns is a pop machine—they’re a quartet of teen-to-twenty-somethings with members who’ve been playing music since... More >>

  • Schoolboy Q

    published March 27, 2014

    Remember when Kendrick Lamar played the Glass House? And Kanye played the Galaxy? Maybe you should make it a point to go see Top Dawg/Black... More >>

  • The Sounds

    published March 20, 2014

    Sweden’s Sounds do new wave in a newer and wavier way—their overcranked dubsteppy synths and disco-punk guitars plant them firmly in... More >>

  • NIte at the Puppet Asylum

    published March 20, 2014

    They call it adult puppet theatre, but does that mean you’re gonna see the Muppets really go wild? No, actually, and not just because... More >>

  • Mutoid Man

    published March 6, 2014

    They named their record Helium Head after our fuckin’ favorite-ever Sir Lord Baltimore song—you got an internet, look it up!—and... More >>

  • Qui

    published March 6, 2014

    After way too long, Qui is back, Qui has a new album, and Qui has resumed playing as the duo they started as, all of which means the world is... More >>

  • The Wailers: 30th Anniversary of Legend

    published February 27, 2014

    If there’s any one reggae album in any given music collection, it’s probably Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Legend—the... More >>

  • The Circuits, The Regal Peaches

    published February 20, 2014

    Long Beach’s The Circuits take disco-punk rhythms (yes, there’s cowbell!) and meticulous pop guitar—Vampire Weekend borrowed... More >>

  • Dr. Dog

    published February 20, 2014

    Philadelphia band Dr. Dog did it themselves for their most recent album—it’s called B Room, named for part of the homemade studio they... More >>

  • Tijuana Panthers

    published February 13, 2014

    Are there three nicer boys you could spend Valentine’s Day with than Tijuana Panthers? Recent "Tijuana Panthers Creep Club" souvenir buttons... More >>

  • Hindu Pirates

    published January 30, 2014

    More big changes from Hindu Pirates, who seem like they’ve left behind the world of garage—even a garage can only hold so much... More >>

  • Lovely Bad Things

    published January 23, 2014

    La Mirada’s Lovely Bad Things make Pixies pop and C86 punk, which means guitar melodies doing just-barely-under-control acrobatics and wave... More >>

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