3 months ago | R.I.P.
As a lifelong proponent of waking no earlier than 10 a.m., I’ve realized that a phone call or text at 8 a.m. is never a good sign. And, last Thursday, I was reminded of this theory when my friend Viktor texted to inform me that another friend, Ant...
11 months ago | Concerts
There’s only one problem with The Sultans and that’s the fact that the band hardly ever plays. Luckily, the San Diego-based group—singer/guitarist John Reis, bassist Dean Reis and drummer Tony DiPrima—are remedying this with a rare performance at ...
3 years ago | Punk as Fuck
"I'd rather play music than be in charge of school busses," says Mike Patton, the bassist for pioneering hardcore band the Middle Class. The 57-year-old Lake Forest resident had been "completely away" from the music scene for nearly three decades ...
3 years ago | live review
Rocket From the Crypt Observatory 5/30/2015 I've seen Rocket From the Crypt at least 50 times and last night they did two things I'd never seen before. First, they played with drummer Chris Prescott, best known as the skinsman in No Knife, Tanner ...
3 years ago | Albums
The first thing you need to know about Zebrahead -- an Orange County pop/rock/punk/hip-hop hybrid formed in 1996 -- is that emcee Ali Tabatabaee, guitarist Dan Palmer, drummer Ed Udhus, singer/guitarist Matty Lewis and bassist Ben Osmundson -- are...
3 years ago | Locals Only
Are you of the XX chromosome persuasion? If so, then you don't need to be told about Fartbarf, a synth-based trio from Redondo Beach and San Pedro, because girls fucking love Fartbarf. This should surprise no one as the first few rows at all of th...