Eric Clapton

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    November 24, 2014

    OC's Fearless Records Starts Fresh Up in LA

    By: Tyler Evans We're accustomed to our OC bands leaving the nest to migrate to LA . But it rarely happens with our record labels. Recently, Fearless records made a leap up north to open up shop in LA on Jefferson Blvd. from their office in Sunset Beach as they continue to grow the label. We're hap ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Five Signs You Might Be a Shitty Guitarist

    By: David Von Bader It would seem that everyone not bent on being a DJ these days is buying a guitar. In recent years, there have been unprecedented national advertisements for large chain music stores like Guitar Center all over radio and television, and the fact that a company like the aforementi ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014
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    February 20, 2014
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    October 31, 2013

    Buddy Guy

    Coach House

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    October 22, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Songs about Tamales EVER

    Fans of rap genius Tyler the Creator must've scratched their head in confusion when he released a music video this month for his equally head-scratching song "Tamale." What exactly could a hip-hop head possibly know about this quintessential Latin American meal, and why would he craft a song based o ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Top Five Blues Songs According to Jim Belushi

    Jim Belushi is a man of many trades. He's entertained us through movies, TV, in theatre, and with his incredible improvisation skills. Not to be outdone by his late great older brother John, his knack for the blues is sensational as well (see: his band the Sacred Hearts) leaving us to wonder, what ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Jonny Lang

    Coach House

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    June 19, 2013

    Five Radio Hits That Don't Need Any More Airplay, According to John Heffron

    Comedian John Heffron has a pretty hectic life and yet somehow, he always manages to stay full of energy while consistently keeping it funny. Just how busy is this guy? Well, he's getting ready to shoot his fourth comedy special, working on a book, he invades earholes via his hilarious podcast "Heff ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Highlights From Gibson Amphitheatre

    Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The Gibson Amphitheatre To Close Its Doors

    The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...

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    March 7, 2013

    Blues at the Crossroads: Muddy & The Wolf

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films Every Music Writer Should Own

    For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Paul McCartney To Play With Nirvana Tonight At The 12-12-12 Concert? Unfortunately, Yes

    For those of you who may or may not know, tonight in New York City is the granddaddy of all Sandy concerts. Taking place at Madison Square Garden, tonight's show will feature some of the biggest names in music history including (drumroll please) Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Bon Jovi, Eri ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Top Five Best Jazz Concerts in Orange County This Weekend

    Often when people imagine jazz concerts, they think about a smokey room filled with clinking glasses, beatniks, and a time and generation distant from our own.  A galaxy far far away.  It's hard not to believe that our generation missed out on witnessing the icons of jazz, the iconoclasts, ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Five Most Whitewashed Reggae Songs Ever

    These days, reggae evokes images of hippies, dreadlocks, good ganja and good vibes, but the genre, which developed from ska, mento and R&B music in the 1960s, wasn't always a college dorm room staple. Maybe it was Eric Clapton's 1974 cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" that helped white p ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Warner Bros. Records Announce Exclusive Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day On Black Friday

    ​This morning Warner Bros. Records announced that they'll be releasing exclusive Record Store Day releases on Black Friday. See below for details on limited edition vinyl packages from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, Tom Petty, The Black Keys, and Eric Clapton that'll be available this F ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Robert Cray

    Coach House

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    August 17, 2011

    Minor Threat: Anti-Captalist Punk Icons Or Blatant Sellouts?

    ​Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Five Ways to Celebrate Leo Fender's Birthday!

    ​It's sort of mind bending to think that the county responsible for nurturing the careers of such establishment-defending squares as Richard Nixon, Mike Carona and Deborah Pauley also produced a prolific harbinger of rock & roll. We speak of course of Leo Fender, instrumental creator of the St ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Minneapolis Morning Show Mocks Hmong via 'Tears In Heaven'

    ​[Via Angry Asian Man]Speaking of the wrong use of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven", the Dave Ryan In the Morning Show recently aired a version that targeted Hmong people on KDWB 101.3 in Minneapolis. (Apparently, there is a big Hmong population in the Midwest.) Angry Asian Man calls it "straight- ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    [UPDATE: Maybe Not Random?] M-Bone, 'Teach Me How to Dougie' Rapper, Murdered in Drive-By

    M-Bone, 1989-2011​UPDATE, APRIL 16, 3:49 P.M.: So now TMZ is speculating M-Bone might have been murdered over a woman he was involved with:Our sources say M-Bone's friends have been in touch with cops, telling investigators after he got back to LA from his tour, he got involved with a girl. M-Bone ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    January 28, 2011

    Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin Comes to OC for Robert Johnson Centennial Concert

    ​Hubert Sumlin, guitarist and sideman to Howlin' Wolf for most of his career, became an unwitting inspiration for a generation of British rockers including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards. When the Big Head Blues Club rolls out in celebration of Robert Johnson's 100th birthday, Sumlin, ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    John Mayall: Blues' First Bona Fide Rock Star

    ​ At 76, blues rocker John Mayall shows no signs of slowing down. In the last year he started up a new band with guitarist Rocky Athas from Texas, Greg Rzab on bass, and drummer Jay Davenport, released his 57th album, and launched tours in both the U.S. and Europe. The era of Mayall began back ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    WatchThe World's Greatest Guitar Players On The Big Screen

    ​Do you love Eric Clapton but hate concerts? You're in luck. "Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010" will broadcast the day-long Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, a sold-out concert that took place in Chicago's Toyota Park on June 26.

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    February 10, 2010

    Lil Wayne Eludes Jail with Toothache, Bonnaroo, Crossroads Guitar Festival, Bright Eyes

    Lil Wayne eludes jail--for now--with toothache. Or something like that. Hilarious. Jay-Z, the Dead Weather and Phoenix are among the Coachella acts performing at Bonnaroo, which also has Dave Matthews Band (yawn), Weezer, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Flaming Lips, Regina Spektor, Kid Kudi, Miranda ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    DJs, Guitars and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth at First Day of NAMM

    If you have ever felt overwhelmed by stepping into a music store like Sam Ash or Guitar Center, then NAMM, the massive music trade show that kicked off Thursday at the Anaheim Convention Convention Center and runs through Sunday, is not for you. Andrew YoussefYour senses are bombarded by the errant ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Playlist: Songs for OC's Worst Neighbor, Octomom

    ​La Habra freak show Nadya "Octomom" Suleman closed out 2009 as the nation's least desirable neighbor. Now, that's impressive. I spent the past decade blasting music and screaming to friends--we thought we were talking--at all hours of the night and what did I get? Nothing. No award. No mention ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Calling All Restaurants: Stop the Wrist-Slashing Background Music!

    Enjoying a bite at George's Thai Bistro in Santa Ana last night, my friend and I were subjected (and I mean subjected) to a soundtrack that can only have been 'Now That's What I Call Suicide'.From appetizer to dessert, each slow depressing song was a) American and b) from the 1970s. Each of those th ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    RIP Les Paul

    ​Les Paul, the man behind the signature guitar of the same died, passed away today at the age of 94. I had already been playing guitar for a few years after I realized that not only was Les Paul a real guy, but he was still alive. Somehow I think Jimmy Page, Slash, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Ke ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Legends Collection

    Guitar Center

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    February 5, 2009

    Music Machine

    Blues Harp Blowout

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    November 27, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: The Band, "Don't Do It"

    The Time: Thanksgiving, 1976.   The Place: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.   The Occasion: The final concert by the original lineup of the Band, with a jaw-dropping number of guests (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    Listen to the Band: The Lost Art

    The Lost Art Since the release of his second album "Escape From Lala Land" on July 25, Technicalli artist The Lost Art has been making hip hop heads world wide wake up and take notice of his skills behind the mic. Boasting roots from the golden age of hip hop, Art has a knack for meshing together c ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Squeeze OC

    Ramón Ayala

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    November 22, 2007


    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Jungle Fever

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    April 12, 2007


    'This article is CRAP. This interview never happened, and falsifying information in that way is wrong for so many reasons. Mickey Mouse is a household name. Its like slandering Jesus; you just dont do it'

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    March 29, 2007


    'If you dont like him, dont listen to him, you fuckin moron'

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    March 15, 2007

    No Sir, I Don't Like Him

    Eric Clapton polls low

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    December 21, 2006


    Borders Books, Music & Cafe

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    March 16, 2006

    A Happy Coincidence

    Parker Macy and the blues

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    February 23, 2006

    120 Percent

    Buddy Guy: Giving it to you

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    February 2, 2006

    Aural Reports

    Top Ranking: DJ Gregory-G

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    September 4, 2003

    The Dead Shall Rise

    And Al Green has risen at the Long Beach Blues Fest

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    March 22, 2001

    Putting the FUN Back in Funerals!

    Last requests of the grateful dead

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    November 30, 2000

    No Goon Rants

    Slash thinks Carters still prez, rocks on!

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    August 3, 2000

    Skillet Lickin!

    And Southside and the Yardbirds are kickin!

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    July 13, 2000

    Brainwashed by Commies!

    And Koko Taylors clam!

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