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Indie Rock and Indie Pop

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2014

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Constellation Room

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    January 30, 2014

    Life Leone

    Detroit Bar

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    October 17, 2013

    STRFKR

    Glass House

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    September 26, 2013

    Noah and the Whale

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Outside Lands 2013 Full Lineup Announced

    The single day lineup for Outside Lands 2013 was announced today. Taking place at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from August 9 - 11, the bill is topped by Paul McCartney on Friday, Nine Inch Nails on Saturday and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on Sunday. Other highlights include Pretty Lights, The Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2013

    Cold War Kids - The Fonda - May 24, 2013

    Cold War Kids The Fonda 5/24/13 The Cold War Kids were blessed cursed with releasing an acclaimed debut album. Sure, 2006's Robbers & Cowards ascended the OC bred indie rockers to underground stardom with the snap of a few hipster music critics' fingers, but that's a lot to live up to, and in the s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2013

    Holy Ghost!

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    FYF Fest 2013 Lineup Revealed!

    The lineup for FYF Fest 2013 was just announced this morning. The two-day festival features Saturday headliners My Bloody Valentine and Sunday headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. TV on the Radio, Flag, Deerhunter, MGMT, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Devendra Banhart, Solange, Shlohmo and Toro ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    My Bloody Valentine's Website Crash Shows What it Means to Be Indie in 2013

    By: Dan MooreMy Bloody Valentine released a new album over the weekend, and by all accounts it's very good. There are a lot of thick, quavering guitars on it, you can't really hear the vocals, and nothing goes much like you expect it to, which is to say that if you enjoy My Bloody Valentine, you'll ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    November 9, 2012

    Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

    In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Conor Oberst- Fox Theater Pomona - October 3, 2012

    Conor OberstFox Theater PomonaOctober 3, 2012"This song is a reminder that no matter how much fun you have and how much love you have in your life, we're all going to die alone," Conor Oberst offered as parting words to the Pomona crowd Wednesday night. "When that moment comes, I don't know what you ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    Wayne Coyne Says 2013 Is the Year of the Flaming Lips

    After breaking a Guinness World Record, the Oklahoma psych rockers have much more in store

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Wayne Coyne Says 2013 Is the Year of the Flaming Lips

    See Also:* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and Skrillex*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy MoveAs the Flaming Lips pulled into New Orleans for the final show on a marathon, eight-city, 24-hour jaunt acros ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Chiddy Bang

    Observatory

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    June 21, 2012

    Magic Wands

    Observatory

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    May 3, 2012
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    March 29, 2012

    Menzingers

    Alex's Bar

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    February 16, 2012

    Built to Spill

    The Glass House

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011

    Naked and Famous

    Galaxy Concert

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011

    Young Romans

    Viento Y Agua

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    [UPDATED with VIDEO] MGMT Got Pelted with Shoes at the Nike U.S. Open Of Surfing on Saturday Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​UPDATE, Aug. 9, 2011, 10:38 a.m.: Apparently if you actually got a chance to watch the band, unlike our reviewer, you'd see that MGMT's James Richardson told the crowd: "Everybody give me your left shoe right now!" A few seconds later, after a volley of shoes hit the stage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    The Static Jacks Play Free Show at US Open of Surfing After Party

    ​There's free music everywhere at the US Open of Surfing--not only are MGMT and Jimmy Eat World performing at the main stage, but there's also after parties galore. "Buck Up Chuck," hosted by Converse and Fearless Records, will be held at the Black Bull Chop House (300 PCH, Suite 112, Huntington B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    MGMT, Jimmy Eat World, the Sounds Headline US Open of Surfing

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Ok, so if the Nike US Open of Surfing schedule had gotten to us sooner, it would've had a prominent role in our summer guide music quiz, highlighting the best show this summer for the kind of music fan you are. Since it didn't, you're just going to have to settle for this ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    J Mascis with the Black Heart Procession at Alex's Bar Last Night

    ​The Black Heart Procession and J MascisAlex's Bar, Long BeachMay 5, 2011Maybe it was unfair to assume that the crowd last night would be full of mostly men slinking towards middle-aged, wearing vintage Dinosaur Jr shirts, who knew every word of everything J Mascis has ever written, but we were mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Menomena and Kiev Kick Off Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series

    An old Menomena photo with Brent Knopf​On May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy.  The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Go Yuck Yourself

    The London-based group keep a stiff upper lip while staring at their shoes

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    OC Weekly Monday Mixtape

    ​It's Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with another mixtape? We've put together a 12-song video compilation so you can discover or rediscover some great music. You can thank us once you get to work and need something to distract yourself. 

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    January 20, 2011

    Tobacco

    Detroit Bar

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Wild Flag's Ceremony

    Two ex-members of Sleater-Kinney start a new band, no one knows if they're any good

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    November 11, 2010

    Mae

    The Glass House

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    November 4, 2010

    Cold War Kids

    Glass House

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    October 14, 2010

    Ra Ra Riot

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba Party it Up with MGMT

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​MGMT wrapped up a two-night stand at Radio City, with Tuesday's opening night documented in full by NYC Taper (download it here). Too bad they didn't tape last night's show, when, according to PopCandy, MGMT started playing Kids as the last song of their proper set. About ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    MGMT at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​MGMTJuly 18, 2010Fox Theater in PomonaLast April, a sea of people crowded Coachella's Outdoor theater for MGMT's set. It was easily one of the more anticipated sets of the day. When they finally played, MGMT had strategically omitted their biggest hit--"Kids"--leaving most ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010

    MGMT

    Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    The Emo To Hipster Special: Win Tickets to Hawthorne Heights, Thrice, and MGMT!

    www.myspace.com/mgmtSee MGMT out of their natural habitat on Sunday, for free!​Just in case you think we don't do anything for you: this week, Heard Mentality is giving away a pair of tickets to Hawthorne Heights show at the Troubadour in LA on Thursday, and three pairs of tickets each to Thrice's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Thank God It's Monday: This Week's Shows

    ​Today we're recommending something slightly different: bowling. That truly American pastime- just ask Homer Simpson-remains straightforward at its core, but the trappings have changed with the years; some will still remember the legendary and now sadly long gone Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa and its s ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    Chiddy Bang Talk the Hip-Hop Talk

    Can the teenage rap duo live up to it?

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Ice Cream Man, Back Online

    Photo by Craig Hattori​It's almost summer, so you know what that means: Ice Cream Man Matt Allen is back. Officially, too, in the web series called Road Trippin' With Ice Cream Man on Babelgum. The Long Beach resident is going to be at all the music festivals, giving away free ice cream and hangin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Top Ten Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    ​Here are the top ten selling records from April 23-30 at Fingerprints, 4612 E. 2nd St. in Long Beach, (562)-433-4996.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    MGMT's "Kids" on Ukelele: Better Than the Original?

    Our sister paper SF Weekly posted a few darling videos of ukelele covers of Train and MGMT songs found on YouTube. After milking the banjo as the alternative instrument of choice, the ukelele is now apparently all the rage. And how can you argue with this?

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Coachella 2010: All Our Coverage, Plus Final Thoughts

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyYup. That guy.​Getting to Coachella aint easy, fun or cheap. That fact weighs heavily on nearly everything that happens in Indio--in a good way.

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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 >>

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    April 17, 2010

    Day One at Coachella: Long Lines, LCD Soundsystem... and Beyonce!

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyOf course there were unicorns.​Click here for a slideshow of Day One performances!It would have been cute if it wasn't so appropriate: a mass of half-dressed hipsters outside of Coachella, waiting to get to the front of the mass for wristbands to get into the festival, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC/LBC Bands Representing at SXSW

    Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Another Festival We'd Rather Go To: Long Beach's Avi Buffalo Added to Sasquatch!

    ​The line-up for this year's Sasquatch was just announced and hey, turns out it's another festival line-up we'd much rather go see than Coachella.Sasquatch, which is famously held at the Gorge in Washington (two hours outside of Seattle), will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30. The line ... More >>

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