Andrew StevenPlaying the House of Blues in Anaheim is a big deal for a national touring act, but for a local band, the opportunity to gig at one of Orange County's premier venues--nestled in Downtown Disney, no less--has to be even more of a treat.
Newport Beach's Saosin just released their their second album, In Search of Solid Ground, this past Tuesday. Rather than rest on their hard-rockin' laurels, they're preparing a headlining show at the House of Blues in Anaheim: well, on December 20. So lots of preparation. Tickets are on sale this ... More >>
Andrew YoussefThey've tried to do handstands for you.Yeah, we had another busy weekend. If you haven't seen Vickie Chang's review of Wilco over at the Fox Theater on Saturday night in Pomona yet, what's keeping you? Well, how about Chad Sengstock's photos of that show? (So jealous. Of both of them. ... More >>
Yeah, I haven't updated to the iPhone 3GS with the better camera yet.Friday Night: Art Brut, the Blood Arm at the Echo, Los Angeles; June 19, 2009.Better than: Listening to the bands Art Brut (playfully) criticized during their set (The Killers, Kings of Leon, U2).Best perk: Freebie show posters giv ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: We Are Scientists, the Blood Arm at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, May 31, 2009.Better than: Staying home and watching the MTV Movie Awards--even though Akiva Schaffer, the Lonely Island mate of host Andy Samberg who popped up on the award show's "Doubt for Sega Genesis" sketch ... More >>
Like tunes? Love British people? Then you must be so psyched right now, with these three new music releases out this week.There's Art Brut's third album, Art Brut vs. Satan, which is at this point the only one I've heard all the way through (though I'm planning on remedying that soon!). There's a lo ... More >>