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    May 6, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, May 6This Time With FEELINGDetroit BarFor being a "four-piece fridge rock band" This Time With Feeling sure know how to heat up a dance floor at an indie rock show. Embracing sharp pop structures,  full bodied rhythm, and Ali Coyle's vocals seething with attitude, the punchy four-piece ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    The Dynotones

    The Continental Room

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    April 4, 2013

    Andrew Bird: Fever Year Screens Free Tonight

    Andrew Bird is a singer-songwriter known for a multi-instrument looping technique when performing on stage, and Andrew Bird: Fever Year is a documentary that catches him undertaking his most, uh, feverish year of touring. Feverishly.Actually, Xan Aranda's film won raves at SXSW and Sundance--even fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Want VIP Coachella Tickets? Bid on Sweet Relief's Exclusive Auction--With Two Days To Go!

    ​Sweet Relief, the organization that helps local career musicians facing financial hardship due to illness and disability, is hosting a charity festival ticket auction for the sold-out Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2012. Coachella, as everyone knows, will be held over two weekends in April--a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Five Great Indie Rock Albums for Autumn

    Courtesy Atlantic Records​If there's anything hipsters like to do in autumn, it's to walk around breathing in their own melancholy, feigning solitude while trying to suss out meaning from their iPod earbuds while kicking around dead leaves. In their self-conscious sorrow, wearing earthy-toned card ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    The History of 'Mahna Mahna': From a Swedish Sex Film Soundtrack to the Muppets and Beyond!

    ​Mahna mahna...You couldn't help yourself, could you? It's alright. It's almost impossible to hear someone say (or in this case, read) the words "mahna mahna" and not follow it up with a "doo doo doo-doo-doo."This childhood classic was recently re-imagined for the upcoming album Muppets: The Green ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Weezer, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Hayley Williams Featured on Muppets: The Green Album

    ​In one of the most adorable collaboration albums of the year, Weezer, Atreyu's Brandon Saller (a local-er!), Paramore's Hayley Williams, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, OK Go, Sondre Lerche and many more artists have contributed to The Muppets: Green Album, a tribute to the music of the Muppets. ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    WTF of the Week: Tom Waits to Release Single on 78 RPM

    ​WTF?Yesterday Pitchfork reported bluesman Tom Waits will be releasing a 78 RPM vinyl single on Nov. 19 through New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Recordings.Each side of the limited edition vinyl platter will feature a cover song recorded in collaboration with the Preservation Hall Jazz band inc ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Margaret Cho: Yes She Can (Sing, That Is)

    Lindsey Byrnes​These days, you can tack on whatever label to Margaret Cho and it would be accurate--comedian, actor, reality TV star, singer. Yup, singer. On her first musical full-length, Cho Dependent, she collaborated with  Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Patty Gri ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Incoming: Owen Pallett at Fingerprints Records

    Andrew Youssef​"O Canada", we still haven't forgiven you for defeating the US hockey team in the gold medal game at the Olympics. Lucky for you, the amount of cool Canadian indie bands that you export is very impressive (excluding the horrid Nickelback). One such export is the obscenely talented c ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    Top 10 Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>

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    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar