Orange's Aushua have had a truncated March Monday night residency at Detroit Bar--thanks to shows this month from Ra Ra Riot and Asobi Seksu--but their third and final show is tonight, and with some nifty opening acts: LA's Lemon Sun and Local Natives, formerly of Orange but currently of Silver Lake ... More >>
Yes, as Nate pointed out on Friday, we do talk up Detroit Bar shows a lot on here. Like, OK, a lot. But there's really nothing else going on tonight--it's Monday, after all. And the March residency at Detroit Bar has been pre-empted a couple times this month: for Ra Ra Riot on March 2 and Asobi Seks ... More >>
Remember that show from NYC's Asobi Seksu at Detroit Bar last night we were talking about? Well, Chris Victorio totally went to it! And he came back with fun pics like the one above. And there's more, here.
Annual Gray Whale Migration, 12 p.mThousands of Grey Whales along our coastline and right now there's a 96% success rate viewing
whales and/or dolphins. Check out the 2 1/2 hour cruises offered multiple times daily at Newport Landing if you'd like to see these giant creatures of the sea.Newport Lan ... More >>
Though Asobi Seksu has a Japanese name (it means "casual sex"--scandalous!) and a Japanese singer, Yuki Chikudate, they're from New York City. The rest of the band are regular ol' whiteys, as you can see from the pic. Asobi Seksu play the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa tonight, touring off their latest r ... More >>
Tonight closes the unexpectedly eventful Free Moral Agents February residency at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. The Long Beach band were involved in a bit of a disagreement with Juana Molina last week, but things will probably not be quite so dramatic tonight. Should still be interesting to see if the i ... More >>
It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>
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 >>
Here's another roundup from our pal Jeff Shaw:
Ah, the New Year. Time of transformation, time of bubbly-spawned magic, time of awkward passes and resolutions you mean at the time. While you're preparing for the long sled ride down Hangover Hill, here's some topical listening material.
5. Death Cab ... More >>
Jeff Shaw at our sister paper City Pages goes off the beaten sleigh path to bring his readership 10 songs for the season. Ever generous, Jeff's allowed us to share 'em with you:
10 and 9: Two from Tom Lehrer
My uncle would never forgive me if I didn't mention Tom Lehrer's scathing, brilliant "Chri ... More >>