By: Liz OhanesianI'm not going to begrudge anyone for not knowing who Coachella headliners The Stone Roses are. The simple fact is that their first album, (the only one that really matters), came out in 1989. If you're in college now, you most likely weren't even born then. Plus, The Stone Roses wer ... More >>
This week's Top Five are from Left of the Dial Records, 1065 Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach, (562) 598-3666. The prized number-one spot this is awarded to David Bowie's iconic concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Every now and then, rockstars align to bring us a classic we never saw coming. No matter what the genre, you have plenty of examples of two (sometimes three or more) powerhouses coming together to back each other up with a set of voices that are usually so different that they sound like they were ma ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.
M83November 9, 2011The Music BoxIt's fitting that M83 chose a glittering starscape to background their set last night at the Music Box. Their music feels like you're being dragged through space in a grand journey through the cosmos--though this we're not talking about this in a modern sci-fi sens ... More >>
We're certainly no strangers to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's musical talents on this blog, but last night on Jimmy Fallon's late night show, he was pretty spectacular. Actually, both Fallon and Gordon-Levitt were spectacular, channeling David Bowie and Axl Rose (respectively) on the most unlikely songs ... More >>
On this day in 1945, legendary guitarist Robert Fripp was born. Known best for his work in the prog rock band King Crimson, his career has spanned five decades, a variety genres, and several hundred releases, including iconic works with Roxy Music's Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall, Blo ... More >>
RisersRisers EPhttp://risers.bandcamp.com/We're looking a little to the north this week, but LA does have its good points, after all. It could be argued that '80s nostalgia has come too far with the opening track of Risers' self-titled debut EP A Current Affair, but there's no dramatic ... More >>
It's Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with another mixtape? We've put together a 12-song video compilation so you can discover or rediscover some great music. You can thank us once you get to work and need something to distract yourself.
Myspace.comJanuary 8 is my favorite rockstar birthday. Both the King and the Thin White Duke entered the world this day (Bowie turns 64, Elvis would be 76), and each redefined what a popular musician could and should be. Plus, they both looked great in shiny jumpsuits and dyed hair. The two ... More >>
Even punks like to celebrate Christmas, which is why Orange County label TKO Records is throwing a shindig Friday at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. The lineup includes TKO-related acts such as Piss N' Blood, Smogtown, the Junk and Reducers S.F., a San Francisco band making its first Southern Californi ... More >>
A friend who's recently moved to Southern California from the Midwest randomly commented that "LA loves David Bowie--you hear him everywhere!" That may be true, and the reason that public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and KCRW.com) decided to celebrate the Sept. 28 release of David B ... More >>
See how we did that? Alliteration is your friend! LA buzz band Warpaint contributed songs to a new album of David Bowie covers in aid of the charity War Child charity.
We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie, the album is set for release on Oct. 11. Duran Duran, Chairlift and Edward Sharp ... More >>
Damion DemeterTonight, the Rye Douglas Band is headlining
a record release show--actually a single
release show-at the House of Blues. But in many ways it's
great local showcase for a lot of different bands. Besides the
headliners themselves, showcasing said singl ... More >>
Ron Martinez (pictured, right) has had his hand in lots of Orange County cookie jars. Many know him as the front man for punk band Final Conlfict, but the Buena Park native also shaped the area's musical landscape by turning thousands of kids onto good bands behind the counter of now-defunct Gree ... More >>
Last week I told you all about the pairing of fashion and bands that was taking place Friday at Shore Ultra Lounge in Long Beach. Well, in a very rare move, I left my apartment to check this shindig out. And you know what? It wasn't half bad. Maybe this hermit thing isn't where it's at.I was curious ... More >>
If you were not one of the very few to attend the NAMM Show this past weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center--and, well, odds are you were not--you can get a better idea of what the heck goes on over there thanks to this slideshow from Andrew Youssef. Also, don't forget about Ryan Ritchie's report ... More >>
Photo: Suzie Ahn
Leviathan Brothers' keyboardist (and occasional OC Weekly contributor) Sean O'Connell announced from the DiPiazzas stage: “This week marks the sixth year of the five-year anniversary of Tupac's death. To commemorate the occasion, we're going to play an original.” Now that's w ... More >>
Release date: May 29, 2007
Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now.
An ... More >>