By: Jonathan Patrick Halloween should be filled with good, albeit strange, music. Horror film soundtracks provide the most suitable gateway to such enjoyment. From grotesque to gorgeous, these represent our ten favorite offerings (in reverse order). Enjoy.
Friday, April 5 Feeding PeopleFingerprints Feeding People play a delightful brand of fuzzy-buzzy garage rock seasoned with reverby vocals and spooky-circus guitar riffs. At times, they're reminiscent of the Doors (but if the Doors had made it to the late '70s.) Another way to conceptualize Feedin ... More >>
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Influenced by Mozart and Ennio Morricone, the indie folkster goes orchestra big for his latest album
By: Arrissia OwenHuntington Beach-bred troubadour Matt Costa headed to the misty moors of Scotland to record his latest self-titled release, out February 12 (yeah, that's today!). He intended to record a rootsy, melancholy album entrenched in Americana, but once the jet landed things got a bit cucko ... More >>
The legendary director emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, 'Django Unchained'
In 1993, the famous book by Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect, convinced millions that listening to Mozart can have a substantial effect on cognition. Now, the debate over whether or not music improves intelligence is filled with psychologists, neurologists, teachers, and musicians with so many ... More >>
http://thedeviousmeans.com/The Devious MeansSongs We All Are SingingWe here at the Weekly have covered the Devious Means a few times -- here's a short introduction from a few months back -- though it seems we're a little late with an actual review of their second EP, which appeared back in ... More >>
While you may scoff "adult-indie contemporary" at teh mention of Fleet Foxes, nothing on our radar has been more eagerly anticipated than the Seattle band's sophomore release, Helplessness Blues, out May 3. Now that they've released the first video from that set, singer Robin Pecknold talks about ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Memorable lines from Brent Amaker, Juan Manuel Torreblanca and Sam James Velde
Call it a throwback to a time when Johnny Cash ruled the airwaves and Ennio Morricone made soundtracks for movies, but Brent Amaker and the Rodeo's "it's beer-swillin', foot tappin', shit kickin' country and western" music--straight from Seattle--is the antithesis of every wanna be hipster band t ... More >>
Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyQuadron at the Commonwealth Lounge last nightHours before their gig at Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton, we found Coco O. and Robin Hannibal of Quadron hanging out by the stage. So we figured we'd help them kill some time with a probing interview about a wide range of topi ... More >>
The Hype: Weeks after performing a red hot set (in red hot formal wear) at Coachella, alt-rock über-genius Mike Patton reminds us that when it comes to pushing the limits of his delightfully eccentric musical experiments, we ain't seen nothin' yet. Backed by the grandeur of a 30-p ... More >>
SIR RICHARD BISHOP: THOSE SECRETS WILL NEVER BE REVEALED Sir Richard Bishop might be a gypsy jazz guitarist because he could probably and sometimes does play like Django, but he's got gypsy restlessness in more than his fingertips; he's the Indiana Jones of the fingerstyle guitar, taking research ... More >>
Sir Richard Bishops earth tones
Solo Cliques band by numbers
May 25 - June 1: Heaven and Back
Ethereal yin to Vol. 1s visceral yang, Tarantinos epic ends in a breeze of sweet reason
The Battle of Algiers and the histories were condemned to repeat
Quentin Tarantinos Kill Bill (or half of it, anyway)
Singer and guitar player in Quiverfish, Producer of Curve and Songwriter's Supper Club, DJ Trytophan.