This week in local music coverage that isn't ours: Lilith Fair gets positive-yet-bored reviews, Billy Kernkamp gets real, big-name touring acts get money problems.
- Register music guru Ben Wener eats crow for earlier carping about this summer's lineup at the Pacific Amphitheatre, which is experiencing stellar sales. Turns out, LeAnn Rimes and the B-52's fill seats. [OC Register]
- We know OC's Billy Kernkamp as a pants-dropping, dirty-joke-telling alt-country crooner with a big stage presence. Speaking to Orange Pop, though, he opens up about his mother, who recently passed away. Condolences, Billy. [OCR]
- The verdict on Lilith Fair's Irvine stop as not reviewed by Twitter: nice, but irrelevant. [OCR, LA Times]
- A front-page Times story says summer music tours are having some big business problems. [LAT]
- In previewing the Henry Clay People's new MP3 and tour, Pop & Hiss declares "they're very much an L.A. band." Maybe, but they're from Orange County. [LAT]
- M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel share their favorite California-related tunes. [LAT]
- Fan Halen wins out in a Long Beach battle of the tribute bands. Guess who they're paying tribute to? [Daily 49er]
- Long Beach gets federal money to build a "portable performance space." [Greater Long Beach]
- A UCI reporter ventures to the Santa Ana Art Walk. [New University]
- Another excellent Local Natives remix drops from chillwave buzz magnet Teen Daze. [Wild Tonic]
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- The Ruffian picks a fight with Everyday Noise about Hindu Pirates, decides that 18-year-olds aren't teenagers. [The Ruffian]