The lineup for FYF Fest 2013 was just announced this morning. The two-day festival features Saturday headliners My Bloody Valentine and Sunday headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. TV on the Radio, Flag, Deerhunter, MGMT, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Devendra Banhart, Solange, Shlohmo and Toro ... More >>
Darren Williams' life as polymath producer Star Slinger is a series of genre-defying leaps and bounds. One day, he's working on a track for Stunnaman and Lil B, the next he's producing R&B, and somehow, before night falls, he manages to churn out a collaboration with Bay Area club rap weirdo ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Despite numerous reasons to be underwhelmed, the crowd at Coachella was determined to have a moo-ving experience
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyYup. That guy.Getting to Coachella aint easy, fun or cheap. That fact weighs heavily on nearly everything that happens in Indio--in a good way.
Spencer Kornhaber / OC Weekly Local Natives, not at Detroit Bar"Lo-cal Na-tives, Lo-cal Na-tives!" The chant went up about ten minutes before the OC expats were scheduled to take the stage in the Gobi Tent. A gaggle of girls in front of me, whose median age couldn't have been highe ... More >>
Andrew YoussefVampire Weekend prefers Del Taco over Baja Fresh.Click here for the slideshow, also by Andrew Youssef!The Hype: Can you feel it? It's Coachella fever. It strikes Southern California a few days prior with warm up shows dotting various venues, as bands tune up for their moment under t ... More >>
Force Field PRNeon Indian's Alan Palomo Chillwave and neo-psych: easily detested genre names that apply to bands you really shouldn't detest.
Girls AlbumAlbum is a seemingly pill-popping-induced record that has its ups and downs--just like life, and just like pills. Girls are a San Francisco two-piece made up of Christopher Owens and Chet JR White. Now, there's no doubt that Album is made from the churning aftermath of a terrible break ... More >>
There's something about every August 27, 2009, that makes it a big night for shows. The warm weather? The fact that it's Street Scene eve? Pent-up Ted Kennedy/Dominick Dunne mourning? Who knows.
Bary KlippMicrocastle, the third studio album from Atlanta "ambient punk" band Deerhunter, came out last fall to nearly unanimous critical praise (including a 9.2 from Pitchfork and high marks from our own Ben Westhoff in this very blog). If you enjoyed the article, why not take the logical next ste ... More >>
Tired of the Black Eyed Peas yet? No? Great! Well, they're headlining the 25th installment of San Diego's Street Scene, happening on August 28 and 29 (three weeks after playing the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on August 7). Also playing: M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Wea ... More >>
Deerhunter Microcastle (Kranky) Bradford Cox’s oversized persona threatens to overwhelm almost anything his band Deerhunter does. In concert, the singer/songwriter—who has Marfan Syndrome and is shockingly thin—often makes things bloody and uncomfortable. On his group’s blog, he battles mus ... More >>
Last Night: Nine Inch Nails at the Forum September 6, 2008. Better Than: destroying your musical instruments at home. Download: The whole new Nine Inch Nails album "The Slip" for free The Nine Inch Nails "Lights In The Sky" tour descended upon the Forum to a hometown crowd eager to soak up the b ... More >>
As part of their Lights In The Sky North American tour, Nine Inch Nails will play the Forum Sat. Sept. 6. Atlanta space/drone rockers Deerhunter will open (a surprisingly, bold choice by Mr. Trent Reznor). Tickets go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. through LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Since Rezn ... More >>