Ariel Pink

  • Music

    March 20, 2014

    Building a Better Burgerama

    Burger Records improves its scrappy indie festival by having it its way

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Hindu Pirates' Musical Growth Is a Joint Venture

    If there's one thing the Hindu Pirates have learned during the rising tide of their rock & roll stardom, it's the value of teamwork. Especially when it comes to rolling a joint at a moment's notice. Sitting on the back patio of the Echo in Los Angeles, preparing to open for the Smith Westerns, their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Burgerama Day Two - The Observatory - March 23, 2013

    Burgerama 2 The Observatory 3/23/13 Beer was flowing, burgers grilling and music blaring as day two of Burgerama picked up where Friday left off. By the end of the night, the walls of the venue were moist sweaty and the concertgoers were sweaty and smelly. Both hallmarks of a good punk/garage/indie ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2012

    'Miami Connection' Is So Good It's Good

    Drafthouse Films brings you Richard Park's kung fu '80s electro-funk flick of your dreams

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2012

    The Vivids

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, September 24Pawn Shop Kings The Constellation RoomA unique musical style often comes from superior talent and vision, though it can also be a product of geographical diversity. Case in point: Pawn Shop Kings. They're a musical melting pot--a whole lot of Arkansas blended with SoCal's sunshin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    [Slide Show] The 20 Worst Hipster Bands: The Complete List

    See Also:*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music Moments*Three Ridiculously Bad Celebrity DJ VenturesIf you've somehow managed to avoid the Internet entirely for the last week or so, you probably don't know how bad your musical taste rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe: "The Worst Thing Is You Don't Exist Anymore"

    Anton Newcombe is ready to do his interview, but he's not truly ready to do his interview until he reaches back to grab his red aviator sunglasses. Once he's suited up, then we're set, and this Newport Beach native who can trace his family's local history back to the days before farms turned into pa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012

    Youth Lagoon


  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Omar Souleyman at The Echo Last Night

    Rebecca Aranda​Omar Souleyman July 12, 2011 The Echo Was I in Los Angeles last night? Or was I in a Syrian discotheque? Omar Souleyman is a machine. He's been performing a mix of traditional Syrian folk and dance synth for 17 years, producing over 500 albums. This effort, while long, has not gone ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    John Maus Is the Philosopher-King of Machine-Pop

    He drops equal parts Euclidian thoughts and serene beats

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Coachella: Craziness Care of Ariel Pink and Lauryn Hill

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAriel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Detroit Bar, August 7, 2010.​After a nondescript set by the pains of being pure at heart, we ambled over to Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Pink didn't play anything from his last album that we remembered, but he did manage to blow me away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Coachella Set Times Reveal That a Bunch of People Will be Camping Out on the Main Stage for Most of the Weekend

    ​Now that Coachella set times are FINALLY out, we can map out our weekend without tearing our hair out. So which days are we running across the Empire polo field to catch 10 minutes of which act? What time of the day will we be snoozing outside the Sahara tent? When are we doing potty breaks and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    20 Best Concert Photos of 2010

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith​It's terribly difficult to condense a whole year of spectacular concerts into 25 photos, but here we are: OC Weekly's best concert photos of the year. If you missed these shows, relive the moment through our slideshows.1. Aerosmith Aerosmith was a spectacle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    [NSFW] Boob Wars on Video: Breast Milk From 30 Women (Ariel Pink) VS. Scary CGI Orgy (Klaxons)

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAriel Pink at the Detroit Bar in August​Ariel Pink and the Klaxons both play psychedelic art rock music that hipsters love; but today's launch of their respective videos garnered a mish mash of unexpected reactions. In fairness, the boobage that Ariel Pink is fighting with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Where Did the Word 'Chillwave' Come From?

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAriel Pink: Chill wave?​Bet no one ever realized that the hipster label "chill wave" started out as a joke on the Internet, and was earnestly followed up by every single blog in America. Thanks, Hipsterrunoff!

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    So Many Wizards, CMG, Titans of Industry at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Brandon Ferguson/OC Weekly​So Many WizardsOctober 25, 2010Alex's BarThe Show: Sunday night at Alex's Bar proved to be a nice end-of-the weekend diversion. Best of all, the evening's performances were presented free: the price was right. Headlining the show was Long Beach band So Many Wizards. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Full Moon Pearl

    [Locals Only] Irvine band experiments with a multitude of sound-and members

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at the Glass House on Saturday

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAriel Pink at the Detroit Bar last August​ Say you missed Ariel Pink at this weekend's awesome hipsterfest, FYF in LA. Say you missed Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at the Detroit Bar last August, or at the Echo when the album Before Today was released.Well, never fear: This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Local Record Review: Benbenek from Long Beach

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Local Natives Joins FYF Lineup

    ​It's official then: with the addition of Local Natives to the bill, FYF has the best festival lineup this summer (or, post-summer, since the show is on Labor Day weekend).

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at the Detroit Bar Over The Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Ariel Pink's Haunted GraffitiAugust 7, 2010Detroit BarCheck out our Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti slideshow here! Is Ariel Pink a genius? Or is he mad? Or is he a mad genius? At the Detroit Bar on Saturday night, Ariel Pink exhibited moments of genius and madness with an o ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    How Ariel Pink Got His Groove Back

    The lo-fi marvel releases a gem of an album after spending time in a real recording studio

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Issue 100 for 'L.A. Record' is Out; Celebrate With Free Download

    ​L.A. Record has much to celebrate this weekend, which is why head honcho and OC Weekly contributor Chris Ziegler gifts you with not just a mix tape to celebrate the 100th issue of L.A. Record (check it here or download it here), but also a closing party in downtown LA tomorrow. In the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    The 100 Club: Chris Ziegler of LA Record Talks

    ​Interviewing Chris Ziegler, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of dark horse music mag, LA Record, is way more complicated than your run of the mill conversation with a person-of-note. Intellectually speaking, the 32-year-old music enthusiast, DJ, and former OC Weekly music editor is sort of like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's New Video​What has a surfing footage, Ariel Pink being held hostage at a girl's school, and getting rescued with a cardboard Trojan Horse, and psychedelic visuals? You guessed it: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's video of "Bright Lit Blue Skies" from the new album, out today on 4AD, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    5 Songs So Stupid, Natasha Leggero Can't Believe It's Considered Music

    ​Natasha Leggero has been hitting the stand-up scene for years while maintaining ample face time on such favorites as Chelsea Lately, Reno 911, and voicing Callie Maggotbone on Ugly Americans. It's no wonder Natasha was tapped to be a judge on the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing--this woman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Ones to Watch: Fort Wife

    One day I was poking around MySpace looking for good music (so 2005) and I found Fort Wife on Avi Buffalo's friend's list. I fell in love instantly: Fort Wife's songs were sweet and gentle (like pillows!), but not simperingly sweet, and they're especially good for daydreaming. ​

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    This Week in The OC Weekly

    Daffodil J. Altan takes a look at Orange County launderer, Prudential Overall Supply, in "Taken to the Cleaners." Is the Irvine-based industrial-laundry company cheating workers out of a living wage? Three cities say yes. In "The D Files" Gustavo Arellano takes a look at the declassified FBI files ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Video Savant: Soundtrack to 'Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors'

    One of the fringe benefits of spending an afternoon at Mike McHugh's Distillery Studios recently to watch LA cult-pop figure Ariel Pink and band work on their next album was discovering the existence of a 1964 Russian film titled Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, directed by Sergei Parajanov (sometime ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Philanthropy and Eccentricity: KUCI Benefits from CD Activity, Ariel Pink and Brad Laner Tweak Pop Deep Into Left Field