The musician/producer/DJ's imaginative, electronica-rooted spirit stays hungry
The story of Fishbone, the alternative band that formed out of Los Angeles in 1979, deserves to be told far and wide. The "disparate, all-black oddball crew" emerged to blend punk, ska, funk, soul and rock musical influences achieving its high water mark of commercial success during the late 80's an ... More >>
Today is legendary Reggae/Dub/Ska artist/producer Lee "Scratch" Perry's 76th birthday. Born in Kendal, Jamaica, Perry has been making music for nearly 60 years. Over that time, he's established himself as one of the most influential artists in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub musi ... More >>
The Hype: Some people just don't know when to give up. Luckily, Lee "Scratch" Perry is one of those people. Though most are content to let his career wander into the annals of dub history, Perry has always managed to pop up with something new every year (sometimes twice a year) to keep ... More >>
Electric Children will be performing at the Puka Bar in Long BeachDon't know where to go this weekend? Heard Mentality makes it easy--here's the rundown of great music coming to town.
The Hype: Surviving for 15 years on a steady mix of rhythmically infectious World music, LA's Ozomatli come out with Fire Away, their first album since 2007 as well as as their debut release on Downtown Records/ Mercer Street. The new record comes to us on one of the music world's holie ... More >>
Fo Yo Sorrows VIDEO Big Boi Ft. Too Short and George Clinton from SNORT THIS TV on Vimeo. New Big Boi video (posted above) just released.Singing for DragonForce not good enough for ya? How about playing bass in Smashing Pumpkins?DMX does some blow, busted for violating probation.Does Lady Gaga reall ... More >>
It's easy to forget how big the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine actually is. Most people probably don't spend that much time thinking about it. Probably about as much time as you spend thinking about its water park neighbor, Wild Rivers, in the middle of October. But after a hilly, five m ... More >>
Didn't get your fill of '70s and '80s nostalgia acts at the OC Super Fair this year? Well sir or ma'am, you are in luck!
Dated (circa 1993), yet timely -- George Clinton, with special guests Ice Cube, the Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, etc.
Last Night: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at House of Blues, Anaheim on 6/4 It may have been Wednesday night, but as fans, freaks and funkateers piled into the House of Blues for last night’s Parliament Funkadelic show, the phrase “hump day” took on a whole new meaning. At the Hous ... More >>
George Clinton and P-Funk
I regret . . . Things that made me sigh and rue in 2007
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Jan. 11-Jan. 18
Predictions for 2007
Get Out! Nightlife and more: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7
Dinner at Sejour is a quick trip to an English club
DEC. 1 DEC. 8
Galactic channel the Meters
The Doheny fest does it again
Agran and Kucinich could be twins . . . very wee twins
Cal State Fullertons Sol of Hip-Hop
Ikey Owens and the sonic politics of race
Natural Afrodisiacs mission to funk
DJ Irene femmes up hardcore
Slapbaks suburban soap opera
New Years resolutions for the rest of yall!
Mayberry with art on the walls
There is none higher
Jim goes bi-polar
Zapp, the Wailers gid grooves deeper than the evil in Trent Lotts soul
Willie G.s tuff vibe survives smack, Jesus
Goda.k.a. James Browncomes to Anaheim
John Lee Hookers spooky tone poetry
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!
King Arthur has a new CD, and Johnny Mathis is hipper than youll ever be
Ellen Rose and Nora Novak rock. Plus, the long-awaited final word on the whole stupid uproar at the Brooklyn Museum