Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>
[Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>
Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>
Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>
Welcome to the world of technology. It's pretty cool that musician Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett created Gorillaz, their virtual cartoon band consisting of lead vocalist/keyboardist 2D, bassist/guitarist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Noodle and drummer/percussionist R ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyArcade FireThe Coachella lineup will soon be announced, but rumors are already circulating about who is headlining this year. We have some theories, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The guessing game will continue on, and it's encouraged by the festival through many int ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyDamon Albarn isn't even finished touring with his other supergroup, Gorillaz (read our review of the LA show here) before he's confirming that he's almost done recording his album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.Talk about keeping busy!
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyGorillazOctober 27, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterSee the slideshow here! After playing a solid headlining slot at Coachella, Gorillaz brought their full stage production and a slew of guest all-stars for a blistering performance last night at the Gibson Amphitheater. The first a ... More >>
I review the sophomore release from The Shortwave Set in the Weekly this week, but seeing as how the album's been out for like, forever, overseas, and it's out today in the states, why wait to read it? Read it here, now! The future is now! But actually the past! Think about it. The Shortwave SetRepl ... More >>
Iconic British labels PPQ and Ben Sherman have collaborated on a line called "Five Decades of Dresses," and the pieces are now available here in the States. Each dress in the range represents a different decade—and, of course, the music associated with that decade—from the '60s through the '90s. ... More >>
With a New Four-CD Retrospective, Rhino Records Captures the Agony and Ecstasy of Modern English Rock’s Golden Age
The bassist for The Good, the Bad and the Queen: Paul Simonon (of the Clash!), wielding his bass guitar like a tommy gun, seemed to pose for the cameras as much as possible. Even Damon Albarn might've been a little jealous.
Todays hip-hop owes a huge debt to De La Souland the tab keeps growing
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