Blur (Band)

  • Film

    November 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Today's Band T-Shirt Trends Are Getting Ridiculous and Awesome

    By: Jamie Lees Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Last Shot: Coachella 2, Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Coachella 1 Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Coachella Changes: The Stone Roses Swap Slots With Blur, Biffy Clyro Bow Out of Saturday Set

    The European rock acts on the bill sustained a few injuries days before the second round of Coachella. For former Friday headliners The Stone Roses, it's a bruise to the ego--being forced to swap slots with Blur--whereas Scottish three-piece Biffy Clyro have a real medical emergency on their hands t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    Why the Hell Is Phoenix Headlining Tonight?

    This year as opposed to any other year of Coachella serves a reminder that the branding of the event is bigger than any of the bands playing, including headliners. While there was plenty of grumbling by younger, pre-Brit pop fans about The Stone Roses, overlooked is the head scratching move to put P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

    The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! At around 8:30 tonight, the Coachella lineup was announced and as usual, it contains some interesting names. Headliners have a heavy dose of rock including The Stone Roses (!!!) and Blur Friday, Phoenix on Saturday, with the Sunday night he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Madeon - Yost Theater - 7/22/12

    Madeon Yost Theater7/22/12 As a Sunday night crowd in SanTana crowd chanted Madeon's name with the strength of a Roman legion, the underage French DJ looked out onto the the Yost Theater from the stage at the scene he'd created. Raising one hand to the sky, he let the tense vocal line from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    I Love This City Festival - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - 5/27/2012

    I Love This City Festival Cricket Wireless Amphitheater 5/27/2012 This Memorial Day Weekend, the new electronic music festival produced by Live Nation Entertainment and LED Presents made its debut. The San Diego edition of I Love This City drew a sea of EDM fans at the Cricket Wireless Amphith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    The Alarm's Great Rock & Roll Swindle Reaches Silver Screen via Wales and Costa Mesa

    While attending Estancia High School in Costa Mesa during the 1980s, Jim Cooper loved the punk-influenced North Wales band the Alarm, which broke up in 1991.Reading the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Cooper discovered Alarm frontman Mike Peters pulled a hoax on the record industry. An idea for a movie w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    In Memory: 5 Notable Game Studio Closures of 2011

    Dead Space 2​2011 has been a rough year for so many businesses. With the way the economy is heading these days, we should expect to see more and more companies go under, and video game development studios are not immune to such sad news. Despite many of them having popular and critically acclaimed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6

    Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. ​Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Two Guns' Record Release at Fingerprints Today

    ​ Long Beach band Two Guns is having a record release party for their sophomore set Far People in Far Places today at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach, at 7 p.m. and it is FREE! (Doesn't hurt to pre-order the record though.) According to our Beat Blvd. reviewer Ned Raggett, this short-but-sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    5 Ways Facebook Has Changed Console Gaming

    ​Facebook games are on a completely different wavelength than modern gaming on consoles. They're simple, often mindless, and accessible to just about everybody. People who aren't typically gamers have now been introduced to games with a community larger than XBOX Live, or PSN. It did a better job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    L.A. Rising at the L.A. Coliseum Over the Weekend

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow here! L.A. RISING July 30, 2011 L.A. Coliseum at Exposition Park L.A. Rising promised to be one of the biggest productions in Los Angeles' storied history of concert-going, but whether it achieved that status was due more to the music than to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Far People in Far Places' by Two Guns

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Finally, a Full-Length From Far*Out

    ​Far*Out, the West Covina trio with the hard-to-look up name, formed in high school after hearing Oasis' Definitely Maybe. Now that they have a full length that they can call their own, they're celebrating with a release show at Chain Reaction on Saturday. Bassist Charles Gray tells you why you sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Are Headliners Kings of Leon Going to Cancel Their Appearance at Coachella?

    ​The countdown has begun: 72 more days until Coachella. But, as CNN reported yesterday, drummer Nathan Followhill of Kings of Leon tore the bicep on his right arm. The group were forced to cancel a handful of March dates in Australia and South Africa. As you probably know, Kings of Leon are a head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Rumored Headliners for Coachella 2011

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyArcade Fire​The Coachella lineup will soon be announced, but rumors are already circulating about who is headlining this year. We have some theories, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The guessing game will continue on, and it's encouraged by the festival through many int ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    RIP, Jesse Rich

    [Mental Notes] Also, an MJ video in Tustin, Fauxchella and Young the Giant

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Isn't It Too Early For This?: Coachella 2011's First Fake Lineup

    ​Here it is, folks: The first fake wish-list/line-up for Coachella 2011. Some safe bets are on there--Bright Eyes, the Strokes, Tribe, Daft Punk--but it's nice to see even the dreamers have given up on a Smiths reunion. (One glaring omission: Where's Blur on this list?) The only thing for sure ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Talk Talk: Justin Kennedy of Army Navy (Part 1)

    Travis SchneiderReally, it's almost embarrassing how much I like LA-based pop band Army Navy. After seeing them open up for the Shys last October at Detroit Bar, I pushed their self-titled record (released on their own label, Fever Zone Records) on anyone that would listen. Songs like "Slight of Han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Coachella Lineup to Be Announced Tomorrow - Or IS It?!

    It's been a weird year as far as announcing acts for Coachella go, mainly since they haven't yet.It's usually around this time, but a few days earlier--last year it was announced on Jan. 21. Word came earlier today that it was going to be announced on KROQ at 7:20 a.m. tomorrow (because, y'know, KRO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Rumored/Confirmed Coachella Artists Start to Trickle In

    LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008