I know, I know: where the hell does a born-and-bred Mexican from California get off telling the rest of the world about the glories of Tex-Mex cuisine? But hear me out, world: I am Tex-Mex's most arduous non-Texan defender. I've crisscrossed most of the state doing research for my Taco USA: How Mexi ... More >>
Tenacious D The Wiltern 7/31/12 The last night of a band's tour usually serves as a victory lap of sorts. Either they can do it slowly and savoir the feeling that the end is near, or they could sprint towards the finish line while putting on a memorable show. Last night at their homecoming gig at t ... More >>
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Persephonemagazine.comIf this blog seems less than timely, I apologize. But I just can't get last Thursday's episode of Project Runway featuring Canadian rock band The Sheepdogs out of my mind.
The Helsinki-based supergroup span pretty much every alloy of metal you could dig up
[Mental Notes] Immortal Technique speaks on immigration, plus the First Annual Real Blues Festival of Orange County calls out the Doheny Blues Fest
Brandon FergusonThe New LimbAugust 4, 2010Detroit BarThe Show: Listening to The New Limb's brooding piano-infused pop rock, it's hard to shake the feeling I've heard these guys somewhere before. Then it dawns on me: Maritime, the Milwaukee-based group featuring former Promise Ring singer Davey&n ... More >>
Christopher Victorio24th Annual AIDS Walk Orange CountyOn Saturday morning, Harvey Milk Day, the 24th annual AIDS Walk Orange County raised awareness of much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS prevention. The day's events included art, a family fun zone and food festival, a pie-eating contest, Great Pa ... More >>
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyCrosby, Stills and Nash performed on the second day of Doheny Blues FestLast weekend marked the 13th occasion of the Doheny Blues Festival, which featured 23 blues-ish kind of bands performing Saturday and Sunday at just about the most scenic venue in Orange County: Dohene ... More >>
Not being a buzz band does have its benefits
Colleague Matt Coker recently tipped me off to a cameo appearance I kinda-sorta make in Deja Vu, the new documentary flick about Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2006 Freedom of Speech tour of America, when the foursome hit the road in support of Neil Young's politically pointed Living With War album. ... More >>
Going out on Sunday is pretty hard, and combined with the time change yesterday, I almost didn't make it to see The Parson Red Heads cap off their West Coast tour at The Prospector in Long Beach. Thankfully, the thought of regret was too strong for me to give in to my internal clock telling me to ... More >>
Mission Viejo Band, Accomplished: Cavil At Rest get some jam in their pop
Some of the Monkees' prefab music-by-committee attains classic status
Psychedelic Furs, the Fixx and the Alarm bask in the An-glo of nostalgia
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Jim already spent his summer vacation. Now he wants yours
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CSN&Y: The new radicalsonly old!
A baton to the ribs, winos and great weather!
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