[Hey, You!] I'm not a fish, so spare me your hook
On December 11 in San Diego, the world lost a great musician, spiritual leader, and sitar player -- Ravi Shankar. Most known in the United States for his relationship with The Beatles, Shankar helped introduce Indian music to the west, opening minds and ears to new tuning systems and instruments. Th ... More >>
The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage). Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>
EPA/The IndependentIn honor of Aaron Carter getting out of rehab (who, by the way, looks like absolute shit), we wondered, "Hey, just who were the most fucked-up rockers ever?" Yes, there are some very deserving people not here (David Crosby, Station to Station--era Bowie, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac ... More >>
Ali SmithToday's Weekly features an interview with X singer-songwriter Exene Cervenka in advance of Friday night's KROQ Presents X-Mas With X at the Anaheim House of Blues, where a 25th anniversary screening of W.T. Morgan's excellent "rockumentary" X: The Unheard Music will be followed by a l ... 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 >>
Lilledeshan BoseThe Hype: Because of Olin and the Moon's numerous residencies at the Echo and Spaceland, we were pretty interested in checking them out at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. They were playing with fellow alt-country buddies Wires in the Walls, who just released an EP a few weeks ago. It wa ... More >>
With Drunk Horse, Alaska!
A pot-smokin, LSD-droppin seeker turned Calvary Chapel into a household name. So why is Lonnie Frisbee missing from church history?
Treading Red Water
Door-to-door new wave with I Am Spoonbender
CSN&Y: The new radicalsonly old!
A baton to the ribs, winos and great weather!
Tantric sex by the numbers