8 months 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 ...
8 months 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 ...
10 months 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...
10 months 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...
11 months ago | Locals Only
There's a website called DrumJokes.com devoted to nothing but slagging skinsmen; many punch lines deal with drummers' inability to keep time, their penchant for sleeping with other band mates' partners and not knowing how to read sheet music. Thes...
1 year ago | Artists We Love
You know that old saying parents love to use about how impossible it is to pick their favorite child? Well, I don't have kids, but I bet choosing little Marisa over that brat Johnny is much easier than having to choose the five best Rocket from th...