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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
After breaking a Guinness World Record, the Oklahoma psych rockers have much more in store
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 >>
The Glass House
Viento Y Agua
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyUPDATE, 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 >>
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 >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyOk, 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 >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!
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 >>
An old Menomena photo with Brent KnopfOn 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 >>
The London-based group keep a stiff upper lip while staring at their shoes
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.
Two ex-members of Sleater-Kinney start a new band, no one knows if they're any good
The Glass House
The Glass House
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMGMT 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 >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMGMTJuly 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Can the teenage rap duo live up to it?
Photo by Craig HattoriIt'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 >>
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 >>
Here are the top ten selling records from April 23-30 at Fingerprints, 4612 E. 2nd St. in Long Beach, (562)-433-4996.
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?
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin
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 >>
Top 10 selling records from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20 at Second Spin in Costa Mesa. The shop specializes in a wide variety of used music and movies. And it's one of the Internet's largest buyer and seller of used CD's, DVD's, and video games. Here are the big music sellers for the past week: 1) Ph ... More >>
Pomona Fox Theater
Tired of the Black Eyed Peas yet? No? Great! Well, they're headlining the 25th installment of San Diego's Street Scene, happening on August 28 and 29 (three weeks after playing the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on August 7). Also playing: M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Wea ... More >>
Coachella may be a distant, sweaty, sticky memory at this point, but that doesn't mean that I'm willing or able to shut up about it quite yet. Beth Stirnaman had some car troubles, causing her arduous trek from Indio to be delayed (and nothing's better than being stuck in Indio when there isn't a hu ... More >>
Get ready for the longest, hottest day yet! Forecast is for 100 degrees! The Cure will probably play for like three hours! What a time to be alive. If you can manage to stay alive, at least. Never a guarantee. Huge, huge day for shows: Cure, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine, Public Enemy, Paul W ... More >>
Thank goodness for Beth Stirnaman. If not for her, our Coachella coverage would consist of my blah blahing and iPhone pictures of stages from the crowd, many yards away. Thankfully, she's got a bundle of great images from day two here, so you can put a face to my inspid ramblings. Remember me raving ... More >>
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