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Monday, February 18 DJ Hype The Observatory Pre-iPods, pre-laptops, pre-everyone's-a-DJ, DJ Hype was circling the globe, bringing his turn table skills to millions of party people. Born in Belgium, Kevin Ford began as a DJ on Fantasy FM, a pirate radio station in London. But he hit mainstream ... More >>
The opening scene of Highland's music video for "Railroads" centers on singer/guitarist Scott Holmes' slow immersion in a dark beach cave in which moving shadows and other stoner hallucinations abound. Surrounded by the band's waves of slowly mutating soundscapes and washed-out distortion, subtle ha ... More >>
Courtesy Atlantic RecordsIf there's anything hipsters like to do in autumn, it's to walk around breathing in their own melancholy, feigning solitude while trying to suss out meaning from their iPod earbuds while kicking around dead leaves. In their self-conscious sorrow, wearing earthy-toned card ... More >>
Mary Carreon/OC WeeklyPhantogram Nov. 4, 2011 The Music Box A contagious energy spread through the Music Box as the electro-pop band Reptar (yes, like giant green dinosaur from the Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats) opened up the Phantogram show. The quartet, which sounds like an '80s ve ... More >>
Jeremiah Garcia/KCRWLast night we hiked up to Santa Monica in rush hour traffic to check out Death Cab for Cutie at probably the smallest venue we'll ever see them at--Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio, for a KCRW show that will broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic on November 1.
Musical festival season is in full swing, and that means you're either already on a plane to attend this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival or staying at home and wishing you were there. This year, the likes of Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Lil Wayne are part of the star-studded lineup in Man ... More >>
CNN Entertainment CNN Entertainment published an interview on Tuesday with iconic '90s riot grrl Kathleen Hanna. For those out of the loop, Hanna was a member of the seminal punk band Bikini Kill. A documentary co-produced by Hanna titled Who Took the Bomp? about her days touring with electro-pun ... More >>
jmascis.com J. Mascis performs at Alex's Bar tonight, solo! The Dinosaur Jr. founder (also: skier, golfer, songwriter, skateboarder, record producer, and musician) is touring to promote Several Shades of Why, his first solo studio record. On the album are a bunch of people who no doubt have been ... More >>
Artist Matt Maust is also a bass player!
The NYC dream popsters add synthesizers to the mix on their new record, 'Fluorescence'
Fox Theater Pomona
The giants of geek rock are ready to play sitcoms, apology sets
TumblrDear America: allow me to introduce Arcade Fire. They're an indie rock band from Montreal. As I've been reading responses on Arcade Fire's Grammy win, I've realized that there are much fewer people who actually know the band and their music than I had thought.
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Will 'Mine Is Yours' propel the former Fullertonians beyond their current midlevel stardom?
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyFor more photos, check out the Passion Pit slideshow here So Michael Cera can play bass for real, and not just in movies. On Saturday, Cera played bass in Mister Heavenly, Passion Pit's opening band, at Fox Theater in Pomona. He didn't look much different from the characte ... More >>
LA-based foursome thrive on change, have eschewed teenybopper past for a more Motown sound
The golden boys of Local NativesIt's been a short week, so we have a short list for you of items on OC-music related items from other publications. Read on...
Founder Doug Martsch's storied past comes out in the band's songs
This all-girl noise rock band packs old-school melodies with sonic din
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Andrew YoussefClockwise from top left: Alison Mossheart of the Dead Weather, Jay-Z, Zooey Deschanel of She & Him, Matt Bellamy of Muse.It's all over! Three long days of music, crowds, tents that smell like armpit and more--Coachella 2010! We hope you kept up with us throughout our up-to-date ... More >>
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyYo La Tengo: Charisma you can't see.What, exactly, were Yo La Tengo doing on the main stage?
Doom pop purveyors Alkaline Trio will release their seventh studio album, This Addiction, Feb. 23. It will be the Chicago band's first release on their newly formed Heart & Skull Records--a joint venture, for this record at least, with Epitaph. This Addiction revisits Alkaline Trio's signature ... More >>
Last Night: Azure Ray, Tim Kasher, Janu and the Whalesharks at the Glass House, Pomona; July 18, 2009.Better than: The quesadilla at nearby Juan Pollo (seriously, it's not very good).Snubbed song: "New Resolution," from Azure Ray's 2003 record Hold On Love.Brought back to life after nearly six years ... More >>
Last Night: Cursive, Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band and Box Elders at the Glass House.Better Than: Spending one more night sulking about Michael JacksonDownload: Cursive's latest album, Mama I'm Swollen (released March 10, 2009 on Saddle Creek Records)In the life of a mildly experienced music writer, ... More >>
The full lineup for KROQ's annual Weenie Roast show was released today, a whopping TWELVE DAYS! before the show itself. Seems kinda quick, right? Oh well. It still looks like a pretty good show, headlined by Weezer and Jimmy Eat World (pictured)--they toured together in 2001!--Kings of Leon, Silvers ... More >>
I'm in the Motel 6, a.k.a. the COMMAND CENTER, but my WiFi expired (24 hours) so I'm iPhoning it in. Pay another $2.99? Heck no! Let's talk about Saturday for a bit, no?- TV on the Radio were real good. I saw them a few years ago and was kind of "eh" on it, though I always dug their recorded materi ... More >>
Spencer KornhaberThe "Hand of Man" crushes autos.While Albert's still sweating it out (literally! ha!) at some polo field in the desert, my Coachella experience -- my first Coachella experience -- is over. But it was fun. Why? Top things about Saturday from a neophyte:This is a good festival. Water ... More >>
Based on the strength of their six-song EP (entitled, uh, EP), Long Beach's Crystal Antlers were signed to Chicago's Touch and Go, the same label that helped bring the world the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio. So given that, you can imagine how hotly anticipated (so hot!) their first full-lengt ... More >>
Long Beach's Crystal Antlers, who this year already netted an 8.5 on Pitchfork for their self-released EP (which was subsequently sntached up by Touch and Go) and just last night played the Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, saw their good buzz streak continue with a mention i ... More >>
Last Night: Santogold at the House of Blues Anaheim October 13, 2008 Better Than: watching Austin Powers in Goldmember Download: Santogold's "Your Voice" An eclectic assortment of bands offered a little bit of something for everybody as Santogold, Mates of State, Alice Smith and Low Vs. Diamond ... More >>
Cold War Kids at Samueli Theater, March 26, 2008 A review by Andrew Youssef Better Than: Seeing the Cold War Kids open for the White Stripes at The Forum. Download: Heavy Boots from their long out of print Mulberry St. EP Cold War Kids dropped by the Samueli Theater for the third installment of t ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr. Beyond (Fat Possum) Release date: May 1, 2007 J Mascis and Lou Barlow settle their long-running beef and record a damned solid Dinosaur Jr. album with original drummer Murph... for Fat Possum Records? In 2007? Yeah, right. Put down the crackpipe, junior. Oh, shit, it's true. Reality ju ... More >>