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    January 23, 2013

    Cat Power - The Observatory - January 22, 2013

    Cat Power The Observatory 1/22/13 If there's only one thing to expect before walking into the venue before a Cat Power gig is that anything can happen. That could mean literally anything from walking out due to poor sound or a meltdown, but last night on the first night of the next leg of her tour, ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, January 22 Cat Power The Observatory No, it's not a feline liberation movement (although that would be rad), but rather the on-going musical project of singer/songwriter Chan Marshall that spans the musical spectrum from punk and folk to blues and electronica. Known for her unconventional ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Cat Power

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    September 21, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Factory Records

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*Myspace Was Better Than Facebook (For Music)*Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach*Top Five Hits ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO]*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Detroit Bar Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

    The tiny bar in a strip mall has been OC's arbiter of cool for a decade. The people behind it tell us why

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    October 4, 2010

    Thoughts from Saturday at Matador at 21

    Matador RecordsBelle & Sebastian delivered the set of the night.Matador at 21Oct. 2, 2010Palms Casino, Las VegasThe show: Don't ask why or how, but we (I) dropped into Matador Record's 21st anniversary music showcase in Las Vegas for one of its three nights this past weekend. It was the night th ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Not in Vegas for Matador 21? Watch GBV Reunite on MySpace!

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement will go from the Hollywood Bowl (where this photo was taken last night) to Vegas tonight​If you're reading this, you're probably not headed to Vegas for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party. No Pavement, no Belle and Sebastian, no Guided by Voices reunion. Plus ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    Weezer to Play Surfing Event

    [Mental Notes] Also, Yellow Red Sparks have residency in LA, Pinback sucked live, and Guided By Voices reunites

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    July 1, 2010

    More On Guided By Voices' "Classic" Lineup

    Bee Thousand, the best GBV album ever​[via Pitchfork]On Spinner, Guided By Voices singer Robert Pollard talked about who will be present at the Matador reunion we talked about a few days ago here. Given that GBV has always had a revolving lineup, having Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell on guitar ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Social D Performing At Outside Lands

    MySpace / Julia Zave​Look who's performing at  San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    SoCo Announces Fall Tour

    [Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?

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    May 14, 2010

    Lilith Fair Is Back! But...

    ​ Can you smell the estrogen in the air? For the first time in a decade, festival founder Sarah McLachlan is bringing the celebration of women in music back to Orange County.

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    January 22, 2010

    Today in Music News: 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup, Radiohead, "Hope for Haiti Now," Kanye West, Lady Gaga

    "Loretta Lynn, Heart, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Gossip and More Added to the 2010 Lilith Tour Line-Up."Radiohead to perform a "Haiti benefit show this Sunday, January 24, at the Music Box at the Fonda in Los Angeles."Watch everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Beyonce to Madonna to Taylor Swift on tonig ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Five Good Reasons to Get Acquainted with Mr. Gnome

    ​A weird band name usually has one of two effects on the average, unsuspecting music buff. Either A: You hear it once and burst out laughing, and think, "They can't possibly be any good," and never give it another thought; or B: you still laugh, but you think, "They can't possibly be any good--or ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    February 19, 2009
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    June 16, 2008

    San Diego Street Scene lineup announced

    The two-day lineup for this year's San Diego Street Scene was just announced today, and it doesn't look half bad, in this humble ex-music editor's opinion. Headliners include Beck, the Black Crowes, X, Tegan and Sara, Justice, plus Spoon, TV on the Radio, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Michael Franti ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    March 22, 2007

    Marry Me

    Everyone knows and loves indie rock-country darlings the Watson Twins

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    June 15, 2006

    Locals Only

    Get Misty for Me: Slowpolk, 4-song Myspace sampler

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    May 25, 2006

    Get Shorty

    Smoosh make you feel kinda icky, but in a good way

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    May 4, 2006

    Mediocre? You Can't Be Serious

    In defense of Coachella

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    April 27, 2006

    Two Days in the Valley

    Coachellas always gritty and stinky and yet were still going. Again

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    February 16, 2006



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    July 7, 2005


    This week in nightlife and more: July 7-14

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    February 17, 2005

    Cat Power

    Barbarian princess from the South

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    November 20, 2003