The late Chris Gaffney created beautiful music, though he'd rather have been watching "Sportscenter."It was a misty day in December when I ducked into the Swallow's Inn in San Juan Capistrano to talk with general manager Cheryl Krupp about one of the entertainers she frequently booked there, the lat ... More >>
A second memorial/tribute show for OC-born-and-raised musician Chris Gaffney, who passed away last week from liver cancer, has been announced. In addition to this Sunday's wake at the Doll Hut in Anaheim, this new one will take place next Wednesday, April 30, at the Cellar nightclub in downtown Long ... More >>
The death last week from liver cancer of OC music icon Chris Gaffney hasn't quashed the benefit show for him that had been planned for the Doll Hut this Sunday, April 27. The day-long bill is still on, though now it's unfortunately become a memorial, with proceeds going towards Gaffney's family. H ... More >>
Former Weekly music editor Jim Washburn just emailed us with the sad news of OC musical icon Chris Gaffney's passing: "I apologize for not calling personally to pass this on, but I'm finding it hard to speak: Chris Gaffney's brother Greg called to say that Chris passed away this morning. His family ... More >>
Chris Gaffney, who for years has been pretty much OC's go-to guy for quality country music playing, singing and songwriting, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. And, like far too many musicians, he needs help to pay for his very costly chemotherapy treatments. Even though Gaffney has health insura ... More >>
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The Sweet Spot: Another week of tasty treats
Los Lobos and the Hacienda Brothers
Dec. 15 - Dec. 22
Everyones hot and bothered about the Hacienda Brothers
Commie Girl goes to NASCAR!
Young gun Big Sandy is now a Wise old vet
Iraq is rocked, but our desert rocks
Congressman Rohrabacher? This is Jan from the Vandals and other immortal words
ROCK for CHOC benefit
But not in an insensitive way
Hot-rod god goes apeshit over music
Michael Franti seems more intent on winning people over than on pissing them off, but hes okay with pissing them off
Timmy The Lonely Satellite Looks Down Upon This Ever-Changing, Rootless Thing
Vignettes on a barbecue-sauce-stained notebook
Jim goes bi-polar
Dragging around the ghost limbs of severed relationships
If I looked like a fetus, could I be famous, too?
Buddys 10 best of two-oh-oh-oh
'Jesus, Santa, that wasnt nice!
A film by Jim Washburn
New albums, old sounds
How not to become a star
Quick answers to questions we needed to ask OC's finest roots musicians!
Our third local-band compilation CD!
Anthony Micheal Hall! Candy Apples! Sandra Ramos! The loney drunk guy 15 years past his frat-boy prime!
Pulled out fo gloom on pulleys of Chris Gaffney's invention
Etta James, Dr. John, King Sunny, Ray Charles, Red Meat and Chris Gaffney in one amazing week!
Warren Zevon figures his gloominess is really pretty positive
Love! Peace! Naivete!
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!
And he's brought his Cold Hard Facts, too
The boss bellows, Commie Girl delivers
Who's the star here?
Local music you need to hear or you're not cool-and you wanna be cool, don't you?
Socializing for Alvin, jiggling for Gaffney, and ducking out on Deke