A lot of great music and great groups have come out of Long Beach, but don't discredit the other artists that come out of the city as well. Long Beach is also home to some great comic acts like LB native Jason Collings. When it comes to Jason, you get the feeling that his surroundings had a lot to d ... More >>
Despite years of lawsuits and fallings out, Bob Marley's guitarist is still rocking steady
Original Wailers executive producer and guitarist Al Anderson (featured in the paper this week) joined Bob Marley and the Wailers in the wake of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer's departure from the band, working with Marley from 1974 until his death in 1981. For Anderson, a U.S.-born, Berklee-trained se ... More >>
Beyond the mascot, Kevin Macdonald's comprehensive documentary stirs it up
Today is legendary Reggae/Dub/Ska artist/producer Lee "Scratch" Perry's 76th birthday. Born in Kendal, Jamaica, Perry has been making music for nearly 60 years. Over that time, he's established himself as one of the most influential artists in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub musi ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Pearl Jam was one of a very tiny handful of bands that made me want to start playing in a rock ... More >>
Singer/guitarist Keith Slettedahl is a happy-go-lucky guy, as witnessed by his band the 88's irresistibly upbeat lyrics and catchy hooks. But the last couple of years were a little dark for the serenely-married Pasadena dad. The band got signed and dropped by Island Records. But they did manage to l ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
OC’s post-hardcore icons get elemental with their new eps
Music saved the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Thrice havent heard any good jokes lately
Another boffo tale of neglected, embittered musicians!
Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff captures worship