The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>
After wading through a nearly full parking lot of cars,
some--according to their plate frames--from as far away Valencia,
Riverside and, yes, Kentucky, which is where Lebowski Fest started 12
years ago (Louisville, to be exact), your intrepid reporter tonight ran
into Barry Asher, the "master bo ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasant weather at Coachella. Here are our writers' picks for their least favorite things from the festival's second weekend.
Since their start in the early 1990s, Santa Barbara-based skate-punk rascals Lagwagon have penned tons of great tracks: "Razor Burn" (the best song ever written about looking like a member of ZZ Top), "After You My Friend" (the best song featuring an elevator music interlude), "Leave the Light On" ( ... More >>
Eddie Money and Ronnie SpectorRock and roll is a tough and fickle business. One minute you're on top of the world and the next you're on top of a float, blowing kisses to strangers in Branson, Missouri. In between, anything goes. Tonight, Eddie Money, a singer no stranger to the ups and downs of ... More >>
David Byrne celebrated a legal victory this week against former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who used Byrne's song Road To Nowhere in a campaign last year without permission. Along with pocketing an undisclosed sum of cash, Byrne's victory led to Crist releasing a stammering, videotaped apo ... More >>
MySpace / Jennie Warren To
celebrate the 14th anniversary of OC Weekly's annual summer
guide, we're co-hosting a party with the Kona Brewing Co. at The Strand,
500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach on Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m.
It's all ages, and free--so you have no excuse to miss it! There ... More >>
The Hype: Armed with their superb new EP, Behave Yourself, Long Beach-based Cold War Kids (featured in current OC Weekly) kicked off a short tour at the Wiltern with a highly anticipated sold out show. Hordes of fans wrapped around the LA venue, huddled together in the chilly temperatures in the ... More >>
Top 10 selling records from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20 at Second Spin in Costa Mesa. The shop specializes in a wide variety of used music and movies. And it's one of the Internet's largest buyer and seller of used CD's, DVD's, and video games. Here are the big music sellers for the past week: 1) Ph ... More >>
Long Beach's Haymaker is playing the Westside Bar & Grill tomorrow night at 9 p.m. Normally I'd post this on the day of the show, but I hate last-minute notices, so don't say you didn't have ample time.
Haymaker is a four-piece that plays twangy Americana rock that sometimes gets labeled alt-co ... More >>