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Indie Rock and Indie Pop

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014

    Miniature Tigers

    Constellation Room

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    October 10, 2013

    Wavves

    The Observatory

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    September 19, 2013

    Minus the Bear

    The Glass House

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    August 8, 2013

    Yeasayer

    Observatory

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    May 17, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 17 Sederra House of Blues Anaheim Anytime the punk shredders of Sederra come to the House of Blues Anaheim, they have a habit of bringing the entire Fullerton punk scene with them. Last time they played the Mouse House for free, they stuffed the place to capacity to the point where they ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Youngblood Hawke

    The Observatory

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    March 14, 2013

    Matt Costa Pulls Some Strings to Make His Music Soar

    Influenced by Mozart and Ennio Morricone, the indie folkster goes orchestra big for his latest album

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    January 17, 2013

    Cat Power

    The Observatory

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    November 8, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    Future Fix

    Detroit Bar

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Dinosaur Feathers Trek the Blues

    Greg Sullo and his band take their Mali-inspired African rhythms to new latitudes

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14, 2012

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Day One *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the Performers*Radiohead, Weekend 1: No Alarms, No Surprises Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Bon Iver

    Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza Lineup Released: Black Sabbath Reuniting!

    In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Ra Ra Riot at the Constellation Room, February 24, 2011

    ​VIEW OUR SLIDESHOWRa Ra Riot February 24, 2011 The Constellation Room I was a little confused on when to get to The Constellation Room last Friday. The website said that the doors were at 7 p.m., but the show didn't start until 9 p.m.! I guess they wanted to entice crowds to get there early to ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    The Kooks

    Fox Theatre

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    February 10, 2012
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    January 12, 2012

    Lord Huron

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    Meet the Devious Means

    [Locals Only] Here's a band to keep an eye on in 2012

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Detroit Bar Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

    The tiny bar in a strip mall has been OC's arbiter of cool for a decade. The people behind it tell us why

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with Photos from Gibson Amphitheater] Bon Iver at the Shrine Auditorium Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyBon Iver at the Gibson Amphitheater​Bon IverSept. 19, 2011Shrine AuditoriumSee more images here!I've seen Bon Iver triple in size since Justin Vernon released his groundbreaking debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, from a three-piece consisting of a drummer who was also a childhoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    10 Best Albums of the Year--So Far

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Hey, the year's half over! Isn't that reason enough to count back through the albums that have been released thus far in 2011 and decide which ones we can safely say are great? Yes, it is.Check out our picks after the jump--and see which ones made it.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Happy Jawbreaker Day As Well!

    ​ In case you hadn't heard, today is Star Wars Day. And if you hadn't heard, I guess I should explain that today is Star Wars day because "May the fourth" sounds an awful lot like a lispy nerd who lives in his parents' basement saying "may the force" as in, "May the force be with you." But the dor ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    The Raveonettes

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Belle and Sebastian Want to Write About YOU

    ​Last Saturday, we (and by we, we mean Spencer Kornhaber, that quisling) witnessed Belle and Sebastian in action, nonchalantly chucking autographed green footballs into the audience and generally being charming. Now we hear from the Matablog that Belle and Sebastian are releasing a 7″ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Thoughts from Saturday at Matador at 21

    Matador RecordsBelle & Sebastian delivered the set of the night.Matador at 21Oct. 2, 2010Palms Casino, Las VegasThe show: Don't ask why or how, but we (I) dropped into Matador Record's 21st anniversary music showcase in Las Vegas for one of its three nights this past weekend. It was the night th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Not in Vegas for Matador 21? Watch GBV Reunite on MySpace!

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement will go from the Hollywood Bowl (where this photo was taken last night) to Vegas tonight​If you're reading this, you're probably not headed to Vegas for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party. No Pavement, no Belle and Sebastian, no Guided by Voices reunion. Plus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Local Natives Joins FYF Lineup

    ​It's official then: with the addition of Local Natives to the bill, FYF has the best festival lineup this summer (or, post-summer, since the show is on Labor Day weekend).

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Challenge Tokyo Police Club...To Anything

    www.myspace.com/tokyopoliceclub​File this under: These days, it's not enough to just give out your whole albums for free anymore. Tokyo Police Club's new album is called Champ, out June 8 on Mom Pop. So they're hosting The Champ Championship Contest, where the rules as proclaim ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Shout Out Louds

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Last Night: Sea Wolf at Detroit Bar

    Brandon Ferguson​The Hype: Playing nondescript but high-quality indie rock for the past ten years, Alex Brown Church, a.k.a. Sea Wolf, has produced two full-length albums. Last year, he released White Water, White Bloom. Their inoffensive brand of eclectic folk music was recently de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Listen to This: Sage Francis' New Album on Myspace

    ​Spoken word artist Sage Francis is coming to Pomona's Glass House next week; better brush up on your Sage Francis knowledge by listening to his newest set, Li(f)e, now streaming on MySpace.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2010

    Fingerprints' Top 10 This Week

    Top 10 selling records from last week at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The shop specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. The shop even holds live performances from some of their favorite bands. 1) Massive Attack, Heli ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Vivian Girls

    Detroit Bar

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    November 3, 2009

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Art Theatre in Long Beach

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Art Theatre in Long Beach (11/02/09)Better Than: the last time I saw them at the Glass House in September of 2008.After a secret show in Chinatown and a last minute show in Boyle Heights, Vampire Weekend "officially" kicked off their mini tour of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Vampire Weekend Release New Song, Head to Long Beach

    Esther White​Are you ready for the latest (er, first?) wave of early 2008 nostalgia? Vampire Weekend is back!

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
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    May 28, 2009
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    May 18, 2009

    Last Saturday: KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefLast Night: KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater; Saturday May 16, 2009. (More pictures here.)Better Than: Wango Tango.Download: Videos from the day at KROQ.com.The KROQ Weenie Roast is typically full of surprises. With Blink 182 reuniting the night prior at a private ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    KROQ's Weenie Roast

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

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    March 5, 2009

    Cut Copy

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Last Night: The Faint, Kool Keith, Passion Pit at Grove of Anaheim

    Last Night: The Faint, Kool Keith, Passion Pit at the Grove of Anaheim, Nov. 3, 2008. Better Than: "The Jagermeister Music Tour" with Hinder, Trapt and Revelation Theory at the Grove the night before. Well, I'm sort of guessing, but I feel pretty confident. (How great is it that those bands are spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Album Review: Deerhunter, 'Microcastle'

    Deerhunter Microcastle (Kranky) Bradford Cox’s oversized persona threatens to overwhelm almost anything his band Deerhunter does. In concert, the singer/songwriter—who has Marfan Syndrome and is shockingly thin—often makes things bloody and uncomfortable. On his group’s blog, he battles mus ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    California Dreaming

    Golden Animals

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend @ The Glasshouse

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Glass House September 16, 2008 Better Than: taking your garlic pills. Download: "Oxford Comma" from the Vampire Weekend homepage. Buzz and critical acclaim can be a double-edged sword. Vampire Weekend wielded the sharper side last night by performing a biting se ... More >>

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    April 20, 2008

    Last Night: The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar

    The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar, April 19, 2008 with We Barbarians, Nathan Willett, Delta Spirit, and Jonnie Russell from the Cold War Kids Better Than: Donating money to the Presidental Election Campaign Fund. Download: Delta Spirit's "Trashcan" from Ode To Sunshine Benefit concerts often re ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    March 20, 2008

    Adios, 
Victrolas

    ForceField ON

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    January 10, 2008

    All in All

    Tilly and the Wall

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Letterman, Success!

    So I'm a little late on this, but I went to go check out Cold War Kids at Detroit after the Weekly's Christmas party (on a stationary riverboat?) this past Saturday night. It was the third time I've seen CWK at Detroit—and probably the last (I mean, really, at this rate, you kids can sell out ... More >>

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