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    November 11, 2014

    First Aid Kit - The Observatory - November 10, 2014

    First Aid Kit - 11/10/14The Observatory, Santa AnaIt's always a surprise to see how indie folk singers can rock out on stage -- just because their album is personal and familiar, their songs confined to your four walls in the dark, doesn't mean it translates to a quiet, intimate show live. First Aid ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014
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    October 20, 2014

    Ikey Owens Was Long Beach's Ultimate Sonic Wingman

    For an interview in 2011, at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens insisted on meeting for drinks at the V Room, a dive bar on 4th Street in Long Beach. As he sipped a Jim Beam neat, he talked about hanging out in the early days with pre-Fergie Black Eyed Peas (who were playing the Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Benjamin Booker: A Look Inside His Old Soul

    Singer and guitarist Benjamin Booker's signature 'Tent City Rivival' sound is what hipsters play to their children instead of lullabies. Booker's gravelly voice evokes a chipper Tom Waits with the timeless vocal simplicity of Bruce Springsteen (had The Boss been raised on the Bayou, not Long Branch) ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Pop Critic Ben Wener Finally Leaves The Register : Our One-Sentence Goodbye Note

    [Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    On The Line: Brian Fast Of Waff-N-Roll, Part Two

    "While my sense of humor may be South Park-ian, I am a dead serious hospitality guy. I wish all humans had to pass a course on the subject. The process of realizing and relishing the infinite range of customer needs, and developing the desire, empathy and ability to satisfy customer expectations is ... More >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    Summer In the Dark

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen

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    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films Every Music Writer Should Own

    For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Night 6 Rock Acts Leave Us Both Satisfied and Scarved For Life

    OC Music AwardsSegerstrom Center, Founders HallFeb. 12, 2013Night six of the 2013 Orange County Music Awards featured performances both raw (Jeramiah Red) and electrically charged (Devious Means.) Though not all of the five bands hit the high mark set by the aforementioned groups (we'll talk about S ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    Reggie Watts' Humor Might Hurt Your Head

    When it comes to the humor this beatboxing madman, it's best to not overthink it

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Wanda Jackson - The Observatory - December 29, 2012

    Wanda Jackson The ObservatoryDecember 29, 2012 Over the past few years, Wanda Jackson's career revival has been unparalleled. The singer has lived through the many changes in both the sound and face of music, and will likely be the only person in modern music to truly say that she's seen it all. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Video: Douglas and the Furs Jam Out and Talk About Their Jack White Caper

    The time has come once again for ye brave, music-loving souls to come from all parts of OC to check out a band you've never heard before, because we say so. The third installment of Plugged Into Local featuring Douglas and the Furs happens this Monday (Sep. 24) at Commonwealth Lounge in Downtown Ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Douglas and the Furs Headline Plugged Into Local at Commonwealth Lounge Sep. 24

    See Also:*[Locals Only]: Douglas and the Furs*Douglas and the Furs Surprise the Shit out of Jack White Fans at the Wiltern*[Slide Show]: Plugged Into Local with Billy Kernkamp at Timeout TavernAfter a summer of releasing music, playing guerrilla-style gigs and generally busting their asses, we figur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Spare Notes: Douglas and the Furs, 'Douglas and the Furs EP'

    See Also: *Video: Douglas and the Furs Surprise the Shit Out Of Jack White Fans at the Wiltern*Locals Only: Douglas and the Furs*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal Beach[Editor's Note: This new Weekly music feature highlights outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working th ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Pepperland Records in Orange

    See Also:*Going for the Gold: Top Five 2012 Rap Songs to Inspire Our Olympic Team*Top Five Hits: Bionic Records in Fountain Valley*Top Five Hits: Burger Records in FullertonThis week, we got a top five report from Josue at Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909. Not surprising ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Bionic Records in Fountain Valley

    Hardcore, Canadians and Europeans, oh my! This week we've got a host of international bands from the top five selling records of Bionic Records, 6012 Ball Road in Buena Park, (714) 828-4225. Most of them are pretty hardcore, but nothing's sold more than American hardcore band Nile's latest record, A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Newport Beach Film Festival News and Notes

    Random notes, observations and stuff plucked off the cutting room floor from the Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs through Thursday night.The hierarchy of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is the main antagonist in Macky Alston's excellent documentary Love Free or Die, which is a ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2012

    Dionne Warwick

    La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    ​ Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' Rubber Factory Picture Disc LP.

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    June 30, 2011

    Filmmakers Wanted At Taco Asylum​Costa Mesa's taco asylum welcomes independent filmmakers looking for a space to screen their projects. With productions costs being what they are, you're going to turn down a free screening room with a big HD screen? And one that serves great beers and food to watch by? There is a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The Mumlers at the Commonwealth Lounge Last Night

    ​The Mumlers June 20, 2011 Commonwealth Lounge, FullertonSan Jose's The Mumlers, whose vintage-rock stylings were the point of focus in Fullerton last night, represent an interesting bit of musical irony in the post modern indie scene: they sound incredibly soulful--for a bunch of disaffected pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    'Dinner and a Movie' Debuts Thursday at Taco Asylum

    ​In an effort to further differentiate themselves from those other happy hours, the crazies behind taco asylum are premiering weekly "music-only" movies beginning tonight.Paired with Happy Hour specials of discounted taco-ish fare, $2 off canned craft brews and $3 draft options, the flat-screen wi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Foxxhound Keep It Together

    [Locals Only] Despite the unlikely pairing, this folksy duo make their music work

  • Blogs

    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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    December 31, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    TONIGHT: Deerhunter at Detroit Bar, the Dead Weather at the Glass House

    ​There's something about every August 27, 2009, that makes it a big night for shows. The warm weather? The fact that it's Street Scene eve? Pent-up Ted Kennedy/Dominick Dunne mourning? Who knows.

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 15, 2009

    Incoming: Cake, Band of Horses, Coming to Fox Theater, Dead Weather at Glass House

    Back in 1996, it seemed like a pretty good bit that, post-"The Distance," Cake would wind up as a one-hit wonder. Yet the Sacramento band became one of the most reliable commodities in modern rock, which resulted in a ton of slightly amusing novelty hits: "Never There." "Sheep Go To Heaven." "Short ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Losing Your Coachella V-Card

    Apatow-comedy parallel alert! By my age, most rock-lovin' dudes who grew up in Southern California are able to sit around -- maybe at a beach bonfire, maybe around a Lake Forest hookah set-up, or maybe over a steaming bag of Pedro's Tacos -- and swap tales of how "experienced" they are with the Coac ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    April 3, 2008
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    March 27, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    [CD Review] Beck

    Odelay—Deluxe Edition (Geffen/UMe)

  • Culture

    December 27, 2007


    Side Boobage! And other good fashion stuff from 2007

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    49th State Blues

    Portugal. The Man Prove That Alaskans Got Soul to Burn

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Locals Only

    The Colour, Between Earth & Sky, available Feb. 6 on Rethink Records<

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    May 18, 2006

    Things You Already Knew

    Neighborhood Festival

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    October 6, 2005
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    September 22, 2005

    Whos a Black Sheep?

    Nightlife and more
    Sept. 22 - Sept. 29

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    July 28, 2005

    Funky Iran Contra

    This week in nightlife and more

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    July 21, 2005


    July 21 - July 28

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    July 14, 2005


    Guero (Interscope)

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    May 5, 2005

    Lets Give

    God bless Loretta Lynn

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    May 5, 2005
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    December 11, 2003

    Pounding Out The Passion

    Long Gone Johns Sympathy For the Record Industry turns 15

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    May 22, 2003
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