We're not sure if JD McPherson is as strait-laced as he says he is. Sure, he may have cropped, slicked-back hair, a crisp denim jacket and choirboy looks, but it's hard to imagine the gravelly soul erupting in his voice is the product of anything but hard drinking and wild living. After all, why els ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*Hank III, Grandson of Hank Williams, Has His Own Punk-Rock Approach to Country*Top Five Hits: Second S ... More >>
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See Also:*Hank II Doesn't Aim to Be Legendary, Just Original*Brandi Carlile Explains Why She Had to Record Her New Album in the Middle of the Woods*Iris DeMent: Ass-Kicking, Outlaw Country Singer Talks Growing Up in OCHank IIIThe Observatory8/21/12 God only knows what getting stung in the balls by a ... More >>
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The icon's grandson has his own punk-rock approach to country
Alabama ShakesFox Theater8/15/12See Also:*How Alabama Shakes Turned A Shitty Career Break Into A Major Score*Top 5 Awesomely Silly Dancing GIFs from Outside Lands Festival*Hank III Doesn't Aim To Be Ledgendary, Just Original"I wrote this song for a friend of mine. He was a little boy and I was a lit ... More >>
Beware of extra books in the house o'God, ye heathen. If you find yourself in a reportedly Christian meeting and a Bible alone won't do, well, you better brace yourself for some spiritual chicanery. And don't look for devil horns and bared fangs, my sheeple. Nay, little flock. They come for you smil ... More >>
If you love you some Roger Alan Wade, there's one thing you need to know: The Tennessee troubadour loves you too.Wade--a purveyor of learned-it-the-hard-way ballads of love and woe, as well as the most hilarious odes to in-laws and fat people one can hear--is ready to heat up the Hootenanny this Sat ... More >>
House of Blues
www.leerocker.comTime to break out the hair pomade: Lee Rocker, the man behind the giant upright bass in the Stray Cats, is back with his latest solo set, The Cover Sessions EP. It's not a rockabilly album, nor is it a country album--but Rocker says it's definitely something in bet ... More >>
[Locals Only] These garrulous good ol' boys crank out rowdy roots and bluegrass
Anaheim’s House Of Blues cancellation of the Machine Head show earlier this month was just the beginning in Disney’s slow and steady elimination of all things metal. Immediately after the cancellation, Machine Head released a statement citing the venue’s reasons for canceling the show (with ... More >>
June 1 - June 8: Skulls and Whiskey
We cause trouble at Patti Smith, Chris Isaak, the Hut and the Watermans Ball
Notes from the front!
Hootenanny makes me hot
Duke Robillard is genius on the six strings, but this Boz Scaggs character can eat Buddys shorts
Washburns wedding day! El Dorados reunion! Mike Boehm on air guitar!
Lindas Doll Hut, 1989-2001
And Goulet gets ghoulish
The baby-sitter economy
Quick answers to questions we needed to ask OC's finest roots musicians!
Made you look!