Amanda Blank

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Major Lazer La Roux = Free Lazerproof Mixtape!

    ‚ÄčMore free music! Electro-dancehall duo Major Lazer (aka Diplo and Switch, who made the weirdest video of 2009 in my book) got together with British synthpoppers La Roux and created Lazerproof, a mixtape to be released for free tomorrow on Mad Decent. After the jump, how to get it.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    12 Things I'll Always Remember About Street Scene '09

    Beth Stirnaman‚ÄčIt's Monday morning and another Street Scene is officially in the books. And while it's important to note that this parking lot extravaganza of fog-filled stages, oddly eclectic line-ups, mind-altering drugs and festival food has reached it's 25th year, it's also worth mentioning th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    First Crop of SXSW Acts Announced, OC/LB Bands Conspicuously Absent

    A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar