I recently had a chance to kick it for a bit with Alex Hernandez, he of the legendary Alex's Bar in Long Beach, home to True Blood's Fangtasia and some of the best underground bands and punk legends this side of, well, anywhere at this point. He was sitting at the bar, testing the cocktails ma ... More >>
Circa:Now! will be performed, but not by these guysCover songs are a dicey subject. On the one hand, you got your bands
that write their own awesome shit and play other people's tunes as
either a nod to great music or as a fun escape from their own material.
But on the other, you got your band ... More >>
Damion DemeterTonight, the Rye Douglas Band is headlining
a record release show--actually a single
release show-at the House of Blues. But in many ways it's
great local showcase for a lot of different bands. Besides the
headliners themselves, showcasing said singl ... More >>
Flickr user BenGoettingJohn Reis performing with the Night Marchers at Alex's Bar, Long Beach, Feb. 10, 2008.Long Beach and Orange County bands aren't the only locals headed to the cheerfully soul-trying SXSW music-biz death march in Austin this week. 562-ers Alex's Bar and owner Alex Hernandez w ... More >>
The Hype: The bar that has served as the setting for scenes from the HOBO series True Blood and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, not to mention a slew of top-shelf local and touring music acts, has triumphantly put one decade to bed. Saturday's show was another proverbial notch on the belt fea ... More >>
Ron Martinez (pictured, right) has had his hand in lots of Orange County cookie jars. Many know him as the front man for punk band Final Conlfict, but the Buena Park native also shaped the area's musical landscape by turning thousands of kids onto good bands behind the counter of now-defunct Gree ... More >>
The Hype: A car recently slammed into Riverboat Gamblers guitarist Ian MacDougall while he rode his bicycle through Austin, Texas. Last night an ace roster of punk bands converged at Alex's Bar in Long Beach to help out a fellow musician in need of money to pay hospital bills. Alex Hernan ... More >>
Better Than: Whatever else you could have done on a Tuesday night.
Download: "I Wanna Deadbeat You" from the official Night Marchers Myspace page.
So… I've got this part-time job where, in three years, I haven't worked one second of overtime. Until last night. This meant having to scramble to g ... More >>