Ezra Koenig

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - May 18, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre May 18, 2013 The lineup for KROQ's Weenie Roast provides a good time capsule of what is currently popular on terrestrial radio, including a number of bands who played Coachella this year and a host of newer, up-and-coming bands who could potential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Partying in Vegas With Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend

    While the masses flocked to Indio to scorch themselves at Coachella this weekend, I decided to die of heat exhaustion in another desert--Las Vegas. You see, all those festival bands have to kill time between weekends somehow, and what better way to skip up to Sin City for a show? It works out well f ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Chromeo: Almost Totally '80s

    The Montreal duo delve even deeper in to Reagan-era pop

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix headlined​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 12, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterNight number two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas involved more of an alternative fare compared to the hard rock vibe of night one. Phoenix went from being an earlier opener last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Vampire Weekend at the Fox Theater, Pomona 4/14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Release the Sounds: Vampire Weekend, 'Contra'

    ​There are a few basic reasons why fans will gravitate toward Vampire Weekend's slightly evolved sophomore release, Contra (out today in the U.S. on XL Recordings). Besides retaining their white-knuckle grip on Afro-pop imitations and sugar-coated existentialism, they're still as bouncy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Art Theatre in Long Beach

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Art Theatre in Long Beach (11/02/09)Better Than: the last time I saw them at the Glass House in September of 2008.After a secret show in Chinatown and a last minute show in Boyle Heights, Vampire Weekend "officially" kicked off their mini tour of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Vampire Weekend Release New Song, Head to Long Beach

    Esther White​Are you ready for the latest (er, first?) wave of early 2008 nostalgia? Vampire Weekend is back!

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend @ The Glasshouse

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Glass House September 16, 2008 Better Than: taking your garlic pills. Download: "Oxford Comma" from the Vampire Weekend homepage. Buzz and critical acclaim can be a double-edged sword. Vampire Weekend wielded the sharper side last night by performing a biting se ... More >>