This week offered Mr. Bib a walk down Memory Lane, if perhaps other people's memories, and the opportunity to recall Claire Spark's observation that a long memory is indeed the most radical idea in American history. Or maybe even a short one. Encouraged by a comment from a reader suggesting that the ... More >>
Man, Alabama wants so bad to be like Orange County, it's freakin' uncanny. First, the state passed an anti-immigrant law that was the bastard child of our own Proposition 187. Now, the state's Jefferson County (of which Birmingham offers Alabama's only hints that we now live in the 21th century) ... More >>
A couple of years ago at an alt-weekly conference, I was able to hang out with some reporters and editors from Birmingham Weekly, drinking and trading stories about our respective homeland's bizarre politicians. Those same guys ended up leaving the Weekly recently to start their own paper: Weld f ... More >>
Justin BurnsYesterday, Gustavo brought the sad tale of Bobby Joyce, a former Santa Ana High School basketball star and University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) Running Rebel arrested for allegedly robbing a Vietnam War vet confined to a wheelchair. Now comes word that another young Orange County hoo ... More >>
The ordeal is finally over: this band is officially known as STRFKR (typically for print and press purposes) and Starfucker (for the cover of the new record and when spoken out loud). Discussions of Starfucker's name change have been floating around in the press ever since the Portland band alter ... More >>
Terrible Things is an all-star trio with ex-Taking Back Sunday guitarist Fred Mascherino, former Coheed and Cambria drummer Josh Eppard, and Hot Rod Circuit guitarist Andy Jackson. "I did side projects for a couple of years after leaving Taking Back Sunday," says Mascherino. "When that didn't w ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMaybe Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and co. will take a tip from opening for a whole slew of bands (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse and Japandroids) this summer; Sub Pop just announced that Avi Buffalo is going on a 17-date headlining tour in early October.
Check out the compl ... More >>
www.lilithfair.comNorah Jones was supposed to play five Lilith dates in August; her management says the shows have been cancelledReports all over the Interwebz say that Sarah McLachlan's
all-female music festival Lilith Fair, now simply called
Lilith, is quietly cutting more dates from the tour ... More >>
So we just heard that The Union
Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer. This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>
When you hear the word yarn, do you automatically think of Red Heart? Sure, 100% acrylic's definitely got its perfect uses, but I think you'll back me up when I say it can be less than a joy to work with.
If you've never used 100% wool (or cotton or other natural fibers), you're totally missing out ... More >>
Review by Andrew Youssef
The Bravery, Wild Sweet Orange and The Dead Trees at Spaceland
March 18, 2008
Better Than: Seeing the actual Wyld Stallons from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure since the secret show was billed as such.
Download: "Believe" from their Myspace page.
Fresh off an app ... More >>