Friday, March 8
Death Hymn Number 9
Unit B Studio
Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>
Monday, March 4MusInk Battle of the BandsHouse of Blues Anaheim
Though it may not share the same level of hipster-deigned prestige as Coachella, Musink Festival represents a high-water mark for up-and-coming bands. This year's festival, which celebrates all things tattoo, will feature an impressive ... More >>
Friday, January 11
Cheap Sex/Lower Class Brats
No, the band's not getting back together--Cheap Sex is reuniting for one night only to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their debut album's 2003 release. And while fans are charged to once again hear the band's reckless, thrashin ... More >>
Monday, January 31New Year's Eve With Kendrick LamarThe ObservatoryLike Porcupine Tree's Fear of a Blank Planet, Kendrick Lamar's self-explanatorily titled Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is about children lost to overmedication. A casualty of first-world comfort, Lamar raps of being strung out on pharmaceu ... More >>
Monday, October 15Big BusinessAlex's BarFor those not familiar with the genre Sludge Metal, meet Big Business. Hailing from Seattle and signed to Gold Metal Records, they traffic in crunchy, chugging jams with wonky, drop-tuned strings. Reminiscent of instrumental metal band Pelican, Big Business fe ... More >>
Monday, October 8The Black Keys
Very rarely does a musical duo produce a sound so dynamic and soulful that listeners mistake them for a quin- or quartet, but that is exactly the mistake one makes when first hearing the Black Keys. The Ohio band comprised of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) ... More >>
Our favorite ex-Weekly music editor, L.A. Record's head honcho Chris Ziegler, just sent us an invite to a free, all-ages Friday night "UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL PARTEE" with In The Red Records. In the Red Records was born in Anaheim, and Ziegler calls it "one of the most crucial LA labels in LA history ... More >>
Jack and Meg White, the duo collectively known as the White Stripes are no more. They have disbanded, but the memory of their talent and musicianship will always be celebrated. Vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Jack White and drummer Meg White formed their band in 1997 in Detroit, and released their ... More >>
L.A. Record has much to celebrate this weekend, which is why head honcho and OC Weekly contributor Chris Ziegler gifts you with not just a mix tape to celebrate the 100th issue of L.A. Record (check it here or download it here), but also a closing party in downtown LA tomorrow. In the m ... More >>
www.myspace.com/sweatergirlsThe Sweater Girls will perform live at LBMA tonightLA Record's Chris Ziegler is deejaying the Long Beach Museum of Art's After Dark series tonight, and he made an art mix that you can download here. There are some gems in there--Mission of Burma's "Max Ernst," about th ... More >>
Interviewing Chris Ziegler, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of dark horse music mag, LA Record, is way more complicated than your run of the mill conversation with a person-of-note. Intellectually speaking, the 32-year-old music enthusiast, DJ, and former OC Weekly music editor is sort of like ... More >>
Charles Mallison Who: Big Whup, performing at
the Prospector tonight (with Red Sweater and
California Condors, plus DJ sets by our writer and LA Record editor Chris Ziegler, Lithuanian Prince and Hits and Mrs.). Why: Because Big Whup fuses folk-irony with Japanese-pop influences and is unabash ... More >>
Chris Ziegler told you all about Kid Congo Powers (center) in last week's Weekly; what with his past in the Cramps and the Bad Seeds and his new album Dracula Boots with his band the Pink Monkey Birds and their experience recording in Kansas and their show tomorrow at Alex's Bar in Long Beach and ... More >>
In our annual music issue, "Feedback": Vickie Chang educates us about OC musician Pat Visel and his music that no one has heard.Chris Ziegler interviews Greyboy about how he looks to make a name for himself with a new Best-of compilationNed Ragget talks to KUCI DJ Sam Farzin about 'College Rock'Ryan ... More >>
All October, Orange County's Brookline - hailing from Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa - have generously played free shows at Detroit Bar every Monday. Being that today is the last Monday in October, that for sure makes tonight your last chance to see them there for freesies.
The band has had some ... More >>
The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians
January 12, 2008
Better Than: Staring at your shoes while listening to Jesus and Mary Chain’s Darklands.
Download: “Swell to Heaven” by the Vandelles.
The most striking thing about Stevenson Ranch Davidian ... More >>
Just returned from the dios set (see Chris Ziegler's 2004 cover story here) at the Chuggin' Monkey (located a few blocks from Mooseknuckle's and Uncle Flirty's Loft...seriously). Despite undergoing some lineup changes over the past few years, the band continues to amaze me with how ferociously they ... More >>
In case you're not a fan of what Greg Stacy or Chris Ziegler had to say about gift-giving this week, then here's a quick note to let you know about some nifty holiday gifts for those loved ones of yours. First up? Couch guitar straps.
New Fidelity man Dan Perkins designs the straps, and currently ... More >>