9 months ago | live review
Antemasque The Observatory 11/2/15 Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, the singer and guitarist behind the beatified post-hardcore group At the Drive-In and the prog-WTFery of The Mars Volta, stormed back into the Observatory as Antemas...
10 months ago | Technology
Demand for vinyl albums is growing, and the pressure on manufacturers to keep up is growing with it. Engineers with the tools and experience necessary to put music on wax are increasingly harder to find. In fact, only about 25 "disc cutters" still...
10 months ago | Classics Revisited
The 21st century hasn't been kind to lounge acts. The glory days of natty strangers sipping cocktails in velvet-and-smoke-filled rooms are long gone, replaced by patios packed with Pabst drinkers and e-cig puffers. One local band, however, won't l...
1 year ago | live review
Telling people you're off to see an Australian soul band might lead to a few raised eyebrows. But Melbourne's Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote continue to make believers out of music fans and skeptics worldwide, and they brought their own version o...
1 year ago | Art
Hiatus Kaiyote have been described as "future soul," but all sorts of nonsensical names could be concocted to describe their genre-mashing style: alt-funk, indie jazz, Afro trip-hop--take your pick. The Melbourne, Australia-based band's first albu...
1 year ago | Music News
A growing number of successful bands and packed shows in Orange County all have one name in common: Wright Records. Building a local launch pad for artists worthy of success has become a mission for Nathan Wright, founder of the Lake Forest-based ...