Comedian Margaret Cho would like you to know something about the musical taste of the average lesbian. It's not just k.d. lang and Tori Amos shuffling around in their iPods. Their musical tastes can vary as much as anyone's. And sometimes they're looking for tunes with some serious balls. As a celeb ... More >>
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Brent Knopf was the polymath co-founder of Portland's Menomena, the impressively (or was that intimidatingly?) creative band that would reverse-engineer their live songs from an insane collection of custom loops--kind of like an indie rock band d ... More >>
Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock-n-roll sex ... More >>
It only takes milliseconds to recognize Eddie Van Halen's ferocious guitar tone. Like sonic bullets from a gun, "Unchained" riddled into the audience with its runaway freight train guitar riff as the Honda Center exploded with Van Halen's triumphant stop in Anaheim f ... More >>
Jesse Vile's heartbreaking documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is about a guitar prodigy who discovered he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at the tender age of 20 and on the cusp of international fame. Thanks to interviews with Jason Becker's family, friends and peers, ... More >>
Van HalenFebruary 8, 2012The ForumSome secret shows tend to be bigger than others. I've been fortunate to catch a few in my concert going years but last nights friends and family dress rehearsal show with Van Halen is definitely top five. Things started off great when it turned out the Forum wasn ... More >>
The new new new Van HalenAs we posted yesterday, Van Halen is going to be touring in 2012, with tickets going on sale Jan. 10. The mysterious announcement didn't say when and where they'll be touring, but this is just the latest in a string of odd behavior from Van Halen since they fired Sammy Ha ... More >>
The Hype: If you've had a chance to pick up the Texas psychobilly pioneers' latest album, Laughin' & Cryin' With the Reverend Horton Heat, then you've probably noticed that for the most part, psycho has been surgically removed from billy. Brandon FergusonThe songs on this record run the gamut ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLive at the Grove of Anaheim.Last Night: Rob Zombie at the Grove of Anaheim (11/01/09)
Better Than: believing that Halloween is really over.
Everyday probably is Halloween according to Rob Zombie. If it wasn't for his ghoulish live show, the fact that he has rebooted the Halloween ... More >>
Cal-infernos Rage On: Residents at 248 Modjeska Canyon homes were evacuated in the middle of the night thanks to the arson fire that’s now burned a massive 15,000 acres in Orange County. Before sunrise the winds were relatively non-existent but the air was nasty with ash. Mail delivery folks were ... More >>
SXSW can have a curious numbing effect on the unprepared. The overstimulation is so pronounced, eventually one's body can't tolerate any more and it begins to withdraw. Even a sweet-tooth can only eat so much candy before the sickness sets in, and SXSW practically shoves it down your throat. It's mo ... More >>
If we're to believe the idealists out there, rock 'n roll is still (and always was) a hotbed of innovation and creativity. Now, without even getting into details, I can tell you that that is a big, heaping lie. Ever heard Jet? How about Godsmack? Yeah.
So, want to fuel your musical cynicism? Take a ... More >>