Best Coast

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    With Bleached, the Clavin Sisters' Rock 'n' Roll Story Gains Another Chapter

    A photograph of a woman adorns the cover of Ride Your Heart, Bleached's 2013 debut album. She's leaning out the window of a car's backseat, head pointed toward the wind. Her long hair is whipping in strands, totally obscuring her face. We don't know who she is or why she's here -- Bleached's Jessie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Does Sugar Ray Actually Suck?

    By: Art Tavana Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast writes sunny indie-pop that traditionally has drawn from bands like Fleetwood Mac and the Beach Boys. Right now, however, she's feeling inspiration from a more unlikely source. "As cool as I want everybody to think I am, I don't care: I think Sugar Ray ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2014


    Do downtown like the natives do

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Modest Mouse - The US Open Of Surfing - July 26, 2013

    Modest Mouse US Open of Surfing 7/26/13 This year's US Open of Surfing's musical event day number two was as crazy and chaotic as always, prompting the drunkest, sun burnt, and heat exhausted audience members to turn it into the US Open of Crowd Surfing. Indie musicians Modest Mouse headlined this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, July 26th Weezer Pacific Amphitheater Although Weezer's image and reputation has faded over the years with albums Raditude, Hurley, and Death to False Metal seriously lacking in what Weezer is known for, most Weezer fans are die hard enough to stick with them anyway. With the bands first se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The Five Best Acts Playing at Viva Pomona

    Local music festival, Viva Pomona highlights some of the biggest Southern California acts in it's second year this Saturday, July 27th. With headliners Allah-Lahs being backed by more than 20 other artists, the two-staged event will be one of Pomona's biggest music events of the year. With so much t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2013

    Record Store Day

    Fingerprints Records

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Fingerprints Celebrates Record Store Day With Jimmy Eat World, Best Coast and More

    If you're like us, the arrival of April means Record Store Day is almost upon us. On April 20, our favorite LBC music shop Fingerprints is celebrating in a big way. This year the shop's in-store performance lineup boasts FM alt-rockers Jimmy Eat World along with L.A.'s own Best Coast, Grammy-winning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Wandering Around the Noisy World of NAMM

    NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center January 24, 2013 If you hear a loud buzzing sound echoing from Anaheim, it would be the thousands of exhibitors and merchants checking out the latest musical gear at the National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM in short. Closed to the public, It isn't unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: Nov. 9-11

    Friday, November 9Haymarket SquaresSlidebar The Haymarket Squares specialize in a quick clip brand of folk music. Using mandolin, piano, and whistling, they weave a folk tapestry while busting lyrics about righteous anger and the songs of Britney Spears. N ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The Black Keys and RZA's New Fish-Slapping Music Video Directed By OC Native

    On Nov. 2, Man with the Iron Fists directed by RZA will head to theaters infused with so much unnecessarily/necessary violence and highly choreographed fight scenes, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino will just have to tip their hats. The movie stars Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Weekend: Sound Asylum, Agent Orange

    Friday, October 12 MeikoThe Yost TheaterThe Yost Theater puts on three musical events in one night--the festivities start off with a co-headlining act of Meiko and Bobby Long at the early hour of 6 p.m. Local transplant folk musician Meiko, a native of Georgia, came to Los Angeles at a young ag ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2012

    Best Coast


  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    TV on the Radio - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/3/12

    See Also:*Best Coast - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/1/12 *Best of HARD Summer, Day 1 - Los Angeles State Historic Park - 8/3/12*The Jacuzzi Boys - The Queen Mary - 8/1/12When we first heard that the Brooklyn-based art rockers TV on the Radio were slated to perform at the U.S. Open of Surfing, there was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Best Coast - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/1/12

    Pros, bros and their ho's from Huntington Beach and beyond showed up to the U.S. Open of Surfing's concert stage in droves to watch LA-based band Best Coast rock the board shorts off the surfer crowd.Their debut OC performance proved to be a successful one as their mostly mellow, indie  surf ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    The Jacuzzi Boys - The Queen Mary - 8/1/12

    By: Joseph LapinSee Also:*Best Coast - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/1/12*Top Five Hits: Burger Records in Fullerton*Ink-N-Ion - The Queen Mary - 6/8-6/10/12The Jacuzzi Boys were supposed to land in Southern California on Tuesday to play a show at Burger Records, but due to a booking fiasco--they schedu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Nick Waterhouse Comes to Long Beach to Dance in the Street

    See Also:*Retro Geek Nick Watehouse Went From Being a Punching Bag in Orange County to a Trendsetter in GQ*TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play The U.S. Open of Surfing.*Fingerprints Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a Big 'Ol Record Sale.Long Beach's Summer and Music concert series& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    When Is Shutting Down a Concert Worth the Hassle?

    See Also: *TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play the U.S. Open of Surfing *Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny Days *Adele and Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!For those of you who haven't heard, Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen show at the Hard R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    TV On The Radio, Grouplove And Best Coast To Play The U.S. Open Of Surfing

    When you think of the U.S. Open of Surfing, you think about people on their boards gracing the Pacific. Though the event usually features free live music, there may not be another free concert in the area that can compare to this year's event. Presented by Converse, Hurley and Nike, the show will ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Inteview: Wanda Jackson

    ​ Wanda Jackson has been performing for nearly 60 years. But the woman who once stole Elvis Presley's heart, and was one of rock n' roll's original bad girls, recognizes a good year when one comes around. "It's been a good ride, I'll tell yah," the 74-year-old Hall of Fame-inducted rockabilly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Hip-Hop Producer Prince Paul Explores Garage Music For New Scion A/V Documentary Series

    ​"I just want to feel good about music again," says famed hip-hop producer Prince Paul in a new video for Scion A/V's latest documentary series. Even as a well-versed music vet, he's still looking for fresh inspiration, and in this episode, titled "Grease-Dripping Garage Fest," he and bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Miss the '90s? You Don't Have To; Five Bands That Relive Your Youth

    Nicole NodlandLana Del Rey sounds like someone from the 1990s--find out who after the jump​There's a reason old people are curmudgeonly at rock shows: It's because they've heard it all before, new music sucks, it's boring, yada yada yada. But no, really, when someone over 30 tells you a new band s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Go Go's at the Greek Theater Last Night

    Falling James/LA WeeklyBelinda Carlisle!​The Go-Go'sAug. 17, 2011Greek TheatreThe Go-Go's are having their second coming. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Beauty and the Beat, as well as getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the band traipsed onstage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Lykki Li at the Greek Theater

    photo by Timothy Norris/LA Weekly​Lykke LiAugust 3, 2011 Greek TheaterLykke Li has thus far straddled the line between star and anti-star. She's drop-dead-gorgeous but strange and aloof; her vocals are soft but she has great stage presence; her songs are catchy but mellow and often stripped-down. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Watch Best Coast's 'Our Deal' Video Directed by Drew Barrymore

    ​Who knew you could condense all of West Side Story into three minutes of a Best Coast song? Drew Barrymore did it using Chloe Moretz and Tyler Posey--and it's so, so cute. There's street dancing, tagging, gangs, ultra cute kids and a heartbreaking love story. Alia Shawkat (Maeby Funke from Arrest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Happy National Lollipop Day! Five Songs Named 'Lollipop'

    ​July 20th marks the observance of National Lollipop Day, and what would any holiday be without an aptly assembled play list to aid in the festivities? Here are a handful of tracks that celebrate the sweet side of oral fixation so you can get your suck on righteously.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Best Coast gets Remix Treatment From a Norwad

    ​Pitchfork reported today that indie fuzz band Best Coast's song "Boyfriend" got a sonic re imagining courtesy of Norwegian musician Lindstrom (one word.) The song chosen for this second draft was "Boyfriend," which in our humble opinion is not the most stellar Best Coast jam--sort of a whiny, dro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Watch Bonnaroo from Home

    Musical festival season is in full swing, and that means you're either already on a plane to attend this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival or staying at home and wishing you were there. This year, the likes of Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Lil Wayne are part of the star-studded lineup in Man ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    Don't Pigeonhole the Dum Dum Girls

    This all-girl noise rock band packs old-school melodies with sonic din

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Best Coast Forward

    Bethany Cosentino talks lo-fi, boys and her love of LA