Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.
16 hours ago | Music Festivals
Someday when we look back on the era that birthed the endless explosion of festivals, we doubt many of them will stand the test of time in our carefully calculated culture of cool. These days, we hardly bat an eye at fests that carry dozens ...
5 days ago | New Music
Fire has always had a special place in Lauren Lusardi’s music. Whether we’re talking about her hot pink hair or her feminist electro-pop assault that she once described as” music to burn your Barbie Dolls to,” the 21 year-old artist better known a...
7 days ago | Locals Only
There are plenty of things Bobbo Byrnes is grateful to have back in his life after two months touring abroad in Europe. He's glad to be back in the OC music scene, reunited with his wife and band mate Tracy Byrnes of Fallen Stars, and to write new...
12 days ago | R.I.P.
Greg Escalante, pioneer in the lowbrow art scene and co-founder of Juxtapoz Magazine has died. Escalante, 62, was the owner of several art galleries was also the brother of Joe Escalante, bassist for the Vandals. He was instrumental in the lowbrow...
19 days ago | Music Festivals
No artist can truly be a trailblazer without the desire to break a few rules—or at least bend 'em like a guitar string. Ana Popovic's entire career hinges on this principle. As one of the few (possibly the only) female virtuoso guitarists to...
20 days ago | live review
St. Paul and the Broken Bones Hollywood Bowl 8/31/17 If there’s one venue fit to be called LA’s musical cathedral, it’s the Hollywood Bowl. Not only is it a revered sonic monument on a hill, it’s also a place with one of the most captive audiences...