File Third Toga Party From the Sun under Outsider Music—not that I put any stock in that label; it's meaningless and stupid—but... More >>
The Henry Clay People might bring to mind the swagger a grizzled bar-band opening for, say, the Hold Steady, but they put forward an unmistakably... More >>
What's the story of the Secret Affair?
Three and a half years ago my friends were putting on Seventeen Seconds—this little '60s soul night.... More >>
Bad news for you fingers-and-toes-counting musicians out there: turns out math isbecoming exceedingly important in composition. And not just... More >>
What was Emitt Rhodes doing in his parents' house in Hawthorne? Same as Matt Adams (performing always as the Blank Tapes) would do in his own... More >>
So how the darkness doubled: long time cooling for Blow Up Blow's "Super Tonight" single, which was a signature song when they used to play it in... More >>
Live in OC? Love local music? Want to write about it? Please send a cover letter, clips and résumés to OC Weekly care of Ellen Griley, 1666 N. Main St... More >>
What's the story behind the Music Factory?
It's been a dream of mine for a long time. I was trying to create an environment. It's supposed to be... More >>
Before 2005's The Runners Four, I couldn't make sense of Deerhoof. Between the band's jazz-inspired instrumentation and Satomi Matsuzaki's... More >>
Already a superstar in the UK (and an Internet pop darling among the informed KCRW elite), Lily Allen will soon be a pretty big thing in the rest... More >>
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