• Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    My Inability To Schmooze Is Killing My Music Career!

    By: Jessica Hopper [Editor's Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for te ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Devendra Banhart Is Back

    But will he break out the bird calls at the Observatory?

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    TGIF: The Wonder Years, Social Distortion, Jandek, Three Bad Jacks and Many More!

    Michael MinichielloThe Wonder Years​On Friday, the Wonder Years play at Chain Reaction in Anaheim--and yes, we feel your eyes rolling a bit at the name. We still haven't quite gotten over Crystal Castles and Final Fantasy ourselves, to name just two. But the Philadelphia-based band, who look more ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Jandek Brings His Monastic Mystique to OC

    The reclusive outsider-music icon will play his first SoCal show at UC Irvine

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    Grails' Burning Off Impurities

    Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. Grails Burning Off Impurities (Temporary Residence) Release date: May 1, 200 ... More >>

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    The Outsiderer

    Benbenek, Third Toga Party From the Sun, Houseplant Picture Studio

  • Unknown

    June 16, 2005

    Tell Me Im Bad

    Nightlife and more: June 16-23

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fragile Message

    One last look at old music before it topples forgotten into history

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    Lost at Sea

    Surfing the subconscious at the Salvation Army