Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
Watching your former bandmates succeed can be a tough thing, especially when you're Chris Porterfield of Field Report. Having played with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and members of Megafaun, the Wisconsin-native thought his chances of becoming a full-time musician passed when his former band, DeYarmon ... More >>
After breaking a Guinness World Record, the Oklahoma psych rockers have much more in store
See Also:* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and Skrillex*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy MoveAs the Flaming Lips pulled into New Orleans for the final show on a marathon, eight-city, 24-hour jaunt acros ... More >>
By Chris KornelisSasquatch! 2012 went down from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 at the Gorge in George, Washington. Test your knowledge of the 2012 edition of the festival in this multiple-choice trivia test. For clues, check out our coverage of the happenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. ... More >>
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 ... More >>
by Molly Bergen Bon Iver Coachella April 21, 2012 Better than...trying to dance off your sunburn. Flickering strands of glowing balloons swayed gently over the polo fields as the crowd drew in for Bon Iver's set on the main stage yesterday evening. Sunburnt and spent, these half-naked reveler ... More >>
See also: *Our complete Coachella coverage*James' Tim Booth on Coachella vs. LollapaloozaWe Are Augustines' bassist Eric Sanderson says Coachella's second weekend is "much hotter and much sweatier," but playing the festival twice doesn't bother the Brooklyn band at all. Sanderson, along with drumme ... More >>
Did the annual event really save the vinyl record industry?
When it comes to Coachella, what's better: 103-degree temperatures or a drizzley, windy, muddy polo field? The latter is what many festival-goers might be facing this Friday: The forecast as of time of publishing is a high of 69-degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain. And as Dennis Romero repor ... More >>
How many bands do you know celebrate 50-year anniversaries?
On Sunday, Skrillex won three Grammys: Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. So why didn't he win the Grammy for Best New Artist?
Paddy Moloney and the rest of the Chieftains will celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band, releasing their latest CD, Voice of Ages (made in collaboration with a slew of relative youngsters including Bon Iver, the Decemberists, the Punch Brothers, and Pistol Annies) and performing at the Soka ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>
The Get Up Kids singer gets ready for the annual Where's the Band? tour
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyThe Leader-Telegram reports that Bon Iver will be in a fitness DVD created by frontman Justin Vernon's personal trainer Jeff Rogers. The two apparently met years ago in a Wisconsin YMCA where Rogers found out Vernon suffered from sciatica (a numbing in the leg). The traine ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Read the archives here. Last week, I said I'd probably rearrange this list every time I took a look a ... More >>
The deluxe edition of Bon Iver, Bon Iver released today on Jagjaguwar. It features ten short films that serve as visual compliments to the audio tracks. The videos were shot by Dan Huiting, Isaac Gale, David Jensen, JoLynn Garnes, Ryan Thompson, Andre Durand and Justin Vernon. Watch all 10 below ... More >>
Here's the thing about the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra's POPS! concerts: You might not think you'd want to go, but you'd be wrong. Take me for example.When I was a wee lad, I thought the music world began at the Germs and ended at Jawbreaker. I guess you could say I've expanded my horizons sinc ... More >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyBon Iver at the Gibson AmphitheaterBon IverSept. 19, 2011Shrine AuditoriumSee more images here!I've seen Bon Iver triple in size since Justin Vernon released his groundbreaking debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, from a three-piece consisting of a drummer who was also a childhoo ... More >>
Other Lives began their year by releasing a their second album 15 months in the making. Tamer Animals is the product of folk heart, a classical soul, and minimalist recordings. The result is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year. They began their tour with Bon Iver and Mate ... More >>
Kanye West has been more of the "do shit, think later" type, so Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver)'s discovery that his hook had been used on "That's My Bitch" off the newly-dropped Watch the Throne couldn't have come as too much of a surprise to the indie-rocker.
We just gave you the top 10 best albums of the year so far--now revel in the best singles!Obviously, Adele is in there, but guess who else gets a mention? Plus, do you agree with our choices? Put your own picks in the comments!
Lilledeshan BosePitchfork refers to Justin Vernon of Bon Iver as a "bearded dude with an instrument that feels warm and personal and close regardless of setting." But, as every modern day hipster knows, there's more to Vernon than Bon Iver. A look into the various projects of Justin Vernon after ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.
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Laila Derakhshanian/OC WeeklySing along, everybody...By the time Kanye West performed on Sunday night, everyone was stationed at the main stage. And by everyone, we mean that it looked like all 70,000 concertgoers had decided that Mr. West would be the cherry to their ice-cream Sunday of a weeken ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseRolling Stone says that Bon Iver's follow up to the awesome 2007 debut For Emma, Forever Ago will be out in June. In the interview published today, frontman Justin Vernon says that for this set, holing up in the woods of Wisconsin to write songs of heartbreak wasn't really feasibl ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for ... More >>
This beach is not actually in Orange County, but it's fun to pretend.The New York Times has long held the motto "all the news that's fit to print." And you know, sometimes, even here at OC Weekly, all the news just doesn't fit.So, please to enjoy some more summer songs picked by some more local musi ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>