Dan Smith

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Travis Barker Says Getting a Head Tattoo Really Isn't That Bad

    It's a well known fact that Travis Barker's obsession with tattoos is more than skin deep. Since his teenage years growing up in Fontana, the Blink 182 drum god has spent countless hours under the needle. Even in the years since he survived a fatal 2008 plane crash, the layers of skin grafts on his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Dan Smith and Darren Parkinson of the Dear & Departed

    Dan Smith‚ÄčOrange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Wild Young Hearts by the Noisettes

    ‚ÄčThere's always room for a surging ball of sultry, 60s-inspired Britpop. And by most accounts (this account specifically), UK power trio the Noisettes have a sound that amounts to that and much more. Though their album, the dynamic full length Wild Young Hearts, has already gotten its time to shin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    TODAY: Noisettes In-store performance at Fingerprints

     If London garage-soul band Noisettes ever decided to consider a name change, might I suggest the "Freakish DNA"? It seems to fit them to a "T". Let's start with their front woman, Shingai Shoniwa. C'mon, a beautiful woman who can sing AND play bass? Can you say rare? Then of course there is th ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 1999


    Reg allows conservatives to blast foes-anonymously

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Star Wars, the Sequel

    OC firm still chasing Reagan's (costly) dream