Great soul songs conjure hazy images of smoke-filled clubs, sweaty suit-and-tied horn sections shuffling through dodgy choreography, and singers so viscerally passionate you're afraid for their blood pressure. While groups like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have revived the genre, dusty stacks of r ... More >>
Every year, The Electric Daisy Carnival attracts thousands of new EDM-o-philes who pile in to watch marquee DJs from around the world do their dirtiest behind the decks. Upon asking a handful of people going out to Las Vegas this year about who they want to see, a scary amount of people (who, mind y ... More >>
FelgukYost TheaterMarch 1, 2012Last night, the Yost Theater hosted the dynamic electro duo from Rio de Janeiro, Felguk. Felguk didn't just come to say hello, they started the weekend off with with big house sounds and arena anthems for all to dance to.
It's fair to say George Thorogood has been around the music biz a little while. When he was in his 20s, the blues/rock guitarist best known for being "B-b-b-buh-bad to the bone" briefly moved to England just so he could play guitar 12 hours a day without any distractions. In 1973, the Delaware-br ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>
Here are the top five this week from Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909.This week's top seller is the new Paul McCartney album, Kisses on the Bottom, on vinyl -- the guys at Pepperland have been selling a lot of vinyl lately.
CNN reports that Etta James has died from leukemia complications in Riverside. She was 73. The singer, known for her definitive rendition of "At Last," was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. She had been battling Alzheimer's disease for a few years, and also had hepatitis C. Her husband, Art ... More >>
Lainna FaderLuis & the Wildfires Wild Records' Gizzelle, The Desperados, and Luis & the Wildfires September 30, 2011 House of Blues, Anahaim The House of Blues Anaheim hosted the Wildest show on the planet on Friday night, an evening of vintage rock 'n' roll and soul hosted by Wild Reco ... More >>
Rehashing yesterday's musicals, 'Burlesque' squanders its hottest asset
[Mental Notes] Notables in the local music scene pass away
Singer-songwriter and Long Beach native Susan J. Paul was battling cancer for the second time when she decided to give a special performance at the GoGirlsMusicFest inside the Liquid Lounge in October 2005.Besides wanting to support the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research, Paul was ... More >>
Tribute to Sinatra
One Cell In The Sea, the latest from A Fine Frenzy starts out with a dainty chipperness that may lead you to believe the overall mood of the rest of the album may be continuously delightful. But singer/songwriter Alison Sudol is a tricky girl. By the third song "Whisper", she’s got you hooked an ... More >>
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2006 Doheny Blues Festival
The week in nightlife and more: Sept. 1 - Sept. 8
Billy Zoom gets the rockabilly band back together
Famous friends make Sublime tribute album
Most music sucks, but Brett Cains doesnt
The Doheny fest does it again
The Righteous Brothers, back in the hood
The art of the John Prine non-interview
Mavis Staples, touched by God
20 things I love about Etta James
Handicapping the Long Beach Blues Fest
Picking on the Doheny Blues Fest headliners
Marshall Crenshaw is my favorite waste of time
It crawled from Buddys mail bin
And Koko Taylors clam!
Mouring the loss of a rockabilly pioneer
Etta James, Dr. John, King Sunny, Ray Charles, Red Meat and Chris Gaffney in one amazing week!
John Lee Hookers spooky tone poetry
The BellRays maximum rock
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!
Seven days worth of angry, horny women
This years Blues Fest is best!