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    April 22, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Top Five Best EDM Shows to See in March

    Festival season is less than a month away for the electronic dance music community, and with it comes the time-honored tradition of skimpy outfits, three-day ragers, pool parties, and plenty of dancing until the sun comes up. Starting in March, a slew of your favorite DJs will be on tour in the spri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Coachella "Leaks," Confirmations and Rumors

    It's almost crunch time and Coachella line-up announcements should come about at the end of the month. Yet, this still leaves a couple of weeks of fake-line up posters, rumors, speculation and "leaks" to go around the internet and spread like wildfire. Remember when we could buy tickets at the door ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Sonar Festival Brings EDM Insanity From Spain to the States

    On Saturday November 10th, "Sonar On Tour"--Barcelona's international and world-renowned festival of electronic music and new media art-- ends it's eight day circuit at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. While the tour had an abrupt cancellation due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy at the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Coachella Jumps On Board the Floating Festival Trend, But is This New Cruise a Sinker?

    See Also: Coachella By the Numbers: A guide to the festival's past and present Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

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    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    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 chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    February 10, 2011

    Chromeo: Almost Totally '80s

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

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    April 18, 2010

    Coachella Day Two: Three Random Lessons Learned

    Andrew YoussefMatt Bellamy of Muse reaches out.​Click here to see many, many more photos from Day Two!We'll make this fast... just escaped the hellish Coachella parking lot. Phone's dead. Need to get feet surgically replaced with new ones.But first, three lessons learned at day two of Coachella 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2010

    Live from Coachella: Danny DeVito, Faith No More, the XX and Hot Chip

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly And you thought you had problems seeing over a crowd.​Hey look! Danny DeVito! Our man Chris Victorio caught him the pit for deadmau5 last night. Just thought we'd share it with ya. (Editor's Note: Andrew Youssef also caught DeVito during LCD Soundsyste ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Little Boots, Big Electro-Pop Sound

    Born Victoria Hesketh, the 25-year-old is already a star in her native U.K.

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    February 23, 2010

    Top 10 Albums Played on KUCI Feb. 15-21

    Editor's Note: Matt Buga is a Music Director at KUCI. KUCI is the last bastion against sound-alike radio in Orange County and the voice of freedom for all the independent music that gets snubbed by the major labels. From the edge of University of California Irvine, KUCI brings you the latest in all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Top 10 Albums Played on KUCI for Week of Feb. 1-7

    Editor's Note: Matt Buga is a Music Director at KUCI. KUCI is the last bastion against sound-alike radio in Orange County and the voice of freedom for all the independent music that gets snubbed by the major labels. From the edge of University of California Irvine, KUCI brings you the latest in al ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    More Favorite Things!

    In this week's Weekly, I blab about some of my favorite things in music this year. Since my ego clearly cannot be contained to just a half page on a newspaper, I've got even more favorite things here (as referenced at the end of the article--that's what we call "convergence" in the biz).

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    September 25, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    San Diego Street Scene lineup announced

    The two-day lineup for this year's San Diego Street Scene was just announced today, and it doesn't look half bad, in this humble ex-music editor's opinion. Headliners include Beck, the Black Crowes, X, Tegan and Sara, Justice, plus Spoon, TV on the Radio, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Michael Franti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2008

    Coachella, Day 2

    Recovering from yesterday’s illness forced me to miss 120 Days, MGMT, Little Brother and Boys Noize. Bah. But I arrived in time to see some Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Their loose rock jams slash sea shanties were adorned with much proggy filigree. It was nice big-sky music for a big-sky setting ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    March 6, 2008

    Current TV's Fix: The Future (or Present) of Music Journalism?

    Fix Extended Play is a new online video music magazine hosted by Douglas Caballero for a company called Current. The premiere episode (view all 21 minutes of it here) includes feature-y segments on Portland punks the Thermals, M.I.A.-ish electro diva Santogold, UK electronic-pop chameleons Hot Chip ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    [Sprawl of Sound] All Excess Pass

    The problem with hipster dance DJs, plus a Mars Volta member's solo album

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    January 22, 2008

    Coachella lineup announced

    Via FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Atmospherically Correct: io Ascends to the Drone, Free Blood Find Life After !!!