Doug Wallen

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  • 7 years ago | Music

    As fairy tales go, Avi Buffalo’s is hard to beat. It all started when Long Beach teenager Avigdor “Avi” Zahner-Isenberg turned his home recordings into a sort of accidental acoustic band. The band went electric, and Zahner-Isenbe...

  • 7 years ago | Music

    Although his accent lingers, English Beat leader Dave Wakeling has been based in California for more than 20 years. “I’m a dude,” says the native Brit with a laugh. A former resident of Dana Point and Malibu, Wakeling now lives i...

  • 7 years ago | Music

    Having led the influential trio Low since 1993, Alan Sparhawk’s legacy was assured some time ago. While Low’s most recent album is now 3 years old, the band’s collective work has bewitched fans around the world for 17 years and i...

  • 7 years ago | Music

    Self-made pop star Little Boots, the musical guise of 25-year-old Victoria Hesketh, has gone from typically fleeting YouTube fame to serious chart success in her native United Kingdom. She signed to a major label largely on the strength of posting...

  • 7 years ago | Interviews

    ​Few bands have utilized bracing melodies, pointed lyrics, and single-minded propulsion as well as England's rightly canonized punk quartet Buzzcocks. Best known in the States for their seminal 1979 compilation Singles Going Steady, wh...

  • 7 years ago | Interviews

    Having released three terrific albums on Sub Pop--including 2006's critical and commercial breakthrough OC Weekly (Doug Wallen): What's the new record sounding like so far?Kathy Foster: We've been saying it's our dark album. It's darker in sound a...

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