Friday, March 29DSTVVBurger Records Self-proclaimed "industrial grungegaze" trio DSTVV have been garnering attention in the indie music blog circuit with only a handful of songs that permeate through your ear canals with their lo-fi vocals, fuzzy guitar and distorted synthesizer. Hailing from San ... More >>
The Reverend Horton Heat's memories of headlining the Hootenanny are getting pretty foggy--lost in a sweltering haze of hard living, hellfire and hillbilly guitar riffs. And considering he rarely seems to take a breath between touring and recording, it's only natural the Rev (born Jim Heath) would l ... More >>
From mosh pits to man kisses, the rockabilly icon celebrates 10 years at the Oak Canyon Ranch festival
[Mental Notes] An inside look at his taping session for KCRW
Lilledeshan BoseNo photos allowed! This time, he wore a Slayer shirt.Ryan AdamsNovember 16th, 2011Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio taping for KCRWHaving witnessed Ryan Adams at the Balboa Theater in San Diego nearly a month ago, It still ranks as one of my top shows of the year. Ryan Adams's ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 26, 12:42 P.M.: There's an interesting nugget about Orange County and the Carlyle Group in coverage of the ongoing court battle over human waste from Southern California spread atop farmland in Kern County.Anyone trying to put the Bush 43 years behind them may have forgotten about the ... More >>
Not this Crazy HorseAccording to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Crazy Horse nightclub is set to reopen at the West Covina location it's called home since 2007. The Crazy Horse had moved to West Covina from Irvine Spectrum. It originated in Santa Ana in the 1980s and 1990s, and was considered ... More >>
Autumn De Wilde/Yep Roc RecordsJohn Doe, poor little X front man, on the road . . . to Detroit Bar.I still remember the day the Knitters' LP Poor Little Critters On the Road landed on the desk holding my outstretched legs in a Southern California newsroom in the mid-1980s. "What in tarnation is ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to let Orange County's poop go . . . to Kern County.
GET OUT! Nightlife and more: Dec. 14 - Dec. 21
Holidays with the shithearted
A dollar a minute to hold your hand at GhostFest 2006
Buck Owens is Black Sabbath and Totimoshi knows why: distinctive guitar tone and songs about Satan make a boy from Bakersfield do good, and Totimoshi guitarist Tony Aguilar learned the necessary lessons from both. Central Valley-raised—where he grew up on country/western as much as rock & ... More >>
Hacienda Brothers write right on Wrong With Right
Go to From The Cheap Seats which is Ellen's blogchild and the new OCW music blog, soon to be full of free mp3s and videos and exclusive... things... and show info and everything I write that isn't even good enough to go in the real newspaper. In conclusion, here is Buck Owens.
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Totimoshi nice notes and everything
DJ Wanda waxes poetic about Wanda Jackson
Art of Advertising takes on Style of Country Musicand loses
Dekes Guitar Geek Fest 3 comes to the Jolly Roger
The Crazy Horse is demolished, the Golden Bears Rick Babiracki passes on
Notes from the front!
Dwight Yoakam, from superdork to superstar
Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?
Uncle Jims summer activity guide
The works of Leo Fender
Marshall Crenshaw is my favorite waste of time
It crawled from Buddys mail bin
And a Junior Brown blowout
Mouring the loss of a rockabilly pioneer
Nostalgia acts, and nostalgia acts in training
Arturo Sandoval, please come home!
The Hollisters sound like Johnny Cash, and John Sebastian sounds like a jug band
Buck Owens and B.B. King in the same week
Oh, and the well-mannered Derailers, too
A trip to country's real home: Bakersfield