Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
Maybe it took R.E.M. half of their 30 years together as a band to formally announce their breakup because they were afraid of what would happen. Yup, when the Athens, Ga. band called it quits yesterday, 2,070 articles on Google used a play on the band's 1987 hit "It's the End of the World (As We ... More >>
Michael Vulpo poses an interesting questions on Neon Tommy (the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism news site):Are there too many Real Housewives?That is, has Bravo's Real Housewives franchise that was born in March 2006 with the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County ... More >>
Lilledeshan Bose[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American
tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.
On the heels of yesterday's radtacular announcement that !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are coming to Detroit Bar on September 28, the westside Costa Mesa venue hits us over the head with another awesome show. This time it's the Whigs on November 18. Yeah, that's the same Whigs that's been touring with Kings ... More >>
Last Night: The Kooks and The Whigs at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Oct. 27, 2008.
Better Than: Joining the fledgling Modern Whig Party. William Henry Harrison, they ain't!
Download: This Kooks cover of "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John from early this year.
I'm not an eavesdropper in gener ... More >>
Long Beach's Crystal Antlers, who this year already netted an 8.5 on Pitchfork for their self-released EP (which was subsequently sntached up by Touch and Go) and just last night played the Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, saw their good buzz streak continue with a mention i ... More >>
Last Night: Nine Inch Nails at the Forum September 6, 2008.
Better Than: destroying your musical instruments at home.
Download: The whole new Nine Inch Nails album "The Slip" for free
The Nine Inch Nails "Lights In The Sky" tour descended upon the Forum to a hometown crowd eager to soak up the b ... More >>
This almost just in: Extravagantly entertaining psych-rock eccentrics Dark Meat fly in from Athens, Georgia to play Vestal Watch tonight. (Dunno if all 17 members will make the trip.) Travis Keller of Buddyhead will be DJing some rock tuneage and there'll also be a preview of Vestal's fall/holiday l ... More >>