Ben Folds

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    January 29, 2013

    Ben Folds' Music Defies Labels (Especially the Kind You Have to Sign To)

    Nearly 13 years after their break-up, Ben Folds Five will be returning to Orange County tonight to play the House of Blues. The piano driven-rock of the band's namesake made them a fixture on alt rock radio at the end of the '90s, and though he's success as a solo act, the time was right for Folds ... More >>

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    February 19, 2012

    The OCeeker: ROCKHARBOR and Another Episode of Cheaters

    ​Our little ROCKHARBOR (not "Rock Harbor," as the damn liberal media always mistakenly calls it) is all grown up. The Costa Mesa church that was the hippest among Orange County church hoppers when it exploded on the scene in 1997 has settled into a comfy-cozy multi-generational ministry that serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Ben Folds Five Recording Music Again!

    ​If you follow Ben Folds on Twitter you'd know that today he dropped the news that the band is back in the studio, recording new material for an album due out in spring. It's the first time the band has recorded material together since 1999, when they released The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhol ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    May 26, 2011

    Weird Al's 10 Darkest Moments

    ​You may know "Weird Al" Yankovic" as the "Eat It" guy (check out his bio on Twitter). After all, until 2006 his parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was his highest charting single. And although he's made a name out of using other artists' songs to write funny stuff, he's gotten a lot of critica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Don't Panic, it's Organic: Miniature Tigers Overcome their Own Hype​When Rolling Stone magazine listed Miniature Tigers as one of the Top 25 Bands on My Space in 2006, Charlie Brand took it in stride. It wasn't that he didn't appreciate the ink. He did. But to him, it represented the difference between life in the virtual world and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    ElectronicMeat: A Beefy Helping of Local Originality

    ​ ​Whether it's the ghostly plucking of floating guitar chords or the wet splatter of raw steak being electrocuted on the sidewalk, the members of ElectronicMeat know how to create sounds that bore their way into your brain and stay there. Approaching their music from a laser-injected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    UPDATED: One Down, Six to Go: Favorite Songs That Use the Other Seven Dirty Words

    ​UPDATE: There's a proper video for Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" single out today--you'd have to click "like" on his Facebook page to watch it, but what's not to like?Cee-Lo's infectious, heart-tugging "Fuck You" has done an admirable job of giving the f-bomb a patina of respectability among people wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Ultimate Comic-Con Playlist: 25 Songs For Geek Ears Only

    Batman image: DC/Mike Allred​Lost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con</sarcasm> are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Strange Love: Musical Weirdness From Daniel Johnston And Co.​Austin singer, songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston's six-album box set is due on June 22 (via Munster Records). Johnston became the musical and artistic elite's best kept secret in the early '80s; he self-distributed a series of home-recorded songs embellished with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Ben Folds at the Anaheim House of Blues

    Christopher Victorio​Click here for the slideshow!The Hype: Luckily for fans of comedy rock everywhere, Ben Folds exhibits two often mutually exclusive characteristics: genius and longevity. Borrowing from the template of  piano icons Billy Joel and Elton John, he has consistently produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    What You Missed: OC Beer Festival, Ben Folds, Long Beach Gay Pride Parade, DomCon

    Christopher VictorioWenches!​Photographer Christopher Victorio had a tough assignment this Saturday: The Second Annual Orange County Beer Festival at Irvine Lake. It was hard, but he got through it. See the photos here.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Six Albums That Came Out on 9/11

    September 11, 2001 was a lot of things, but it was also a Tuesday, meaning that it was the day new CDs were out in stores (the iTunes Store was still a year and a half away from existence--how did we survive back then?). And not just any records, but quite a few fairly significant ones. Here are six ... More >>

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    December 9, 2004

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    July 25, 2002

    Never Heard of Him? Perfect!

    Ben Kweller happy to be a retread at 21

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    August 20, 1998

    Can Mention Blow up the LBC Scene?

    Should they? Should anybody?