Producer Jon O'Brien's portfolio is busting at the seams, having produced and engineered OC's most prominent indie acts, from Nicole Vaughn and Her Lovely Band, Moostache, Parker Macy, The Gromble, to Young the Giant. Working out of his home studio in Irvine, Jon O'Brien Recording is quickly becomin ... More >>
After an album of stripped down country songs, Ben Kweller is back to his rockin' ways. The Texas-native's latest record, Go Fly A Kite has a familiar ring to for his legions of fans. As the singer embarks on his latest tour, we caught up with him at his home in Austin to hear what he's been up to. ... More >>
Compact discs have lasted nearly three decades--first on the market in October 1982!--but their farewell tour is hitting another stop, as Borders is dropping their stock of CDs (and DVDs).
In "Chief Belardes Makes His Stand" Matt Coker discusses OC's most controversial Native American leader drawing a line in the cemetery.And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at Dr. George Kooshian's guilty plea for charging big bucks for bogus injections in "Moxley Confidential." Plus... The We ... 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 >>
I know it's a sore spot for many of you that lived 'round these parts while it was on the air, but not everything that had to do with "The O.C." was that bad. There was their many volumes of compilation CDs, for instance, which, if you can get past the murky ickiness of a TV show dictating to people ... More >>
And even more fun with the Unicorns
Ben Kweller happy to be a retread at 21