It's pretty risky when Hollywood decides to tell a story about musicians, and instead of doing a straight-up documentary, they attempt to recreate the whole scenario. Sometimes the result is amazing, ala Almost Famous, and sometimes not so much (see: The Buddy Holly Story and The Doors). Greetings F ... More >>
Comedian Margaret Cho would like you to know something about the musical taste of the average lesbian. It's not just k.d. lang and Tori Amos shuffling around in their iPods. Their musical tastes can vary as much as anyone's. And sometimes they're looking for tunes with some serious balls. As a celeb ... More >>
Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>
Most teenagers who strapped on a guitar during the beginning of the second Bush administration could can easily call out Thrice as an inspiration for the angry, distorted racket they created in their parent's garage. Knowing what concrete influence their music had on scores of current l ... More >>
To celebrate the release of St. Vincent's much anticipated third album, Strange Mercy (4AD), the artist born to this world as Annie Clark will perform a free show at LA's Space 15 Twenty (across the street from Amoeba Music). If you buy the album at Amoeba, Fingerprints, Origami, Rhino, or V ... More >>
27 is rock and roll's most hazardous number.On Saturday, Amy Winehouse joined an exclusive club after the
five-time Grammy winner was found dead in her London home at the age of
27. It is the age at which a number of pop stars have died from overdoses, suicides, murders, or in some cases, just ... More >>
Huffington Post announced that one film about Jeff Buckley is ready for production, with Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley cast as the late crooner. Before all you Twilight fans get your panties tied up in a bunch, be aware that the film, titled Greetings From Tim Buckley and produced by Smuggler Fil ... More >>
Freelance WhalesCoachella is two days away, so it's time for those attending to devise a plan to catch as many bands as they can during a three-day period. When it comes to festivals, it's all about timing--you'll either want to see a band you love, or take a risk and check out a new band you've ... More >>
Over the last decade, Hollywood has pumped out an increasing number of music biopics, treating us to everything from enjoyable theatrical hits (8 Mile) to wobbly, tear-jerking cable duds (Take Me Home: The John Denver Story).
With Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke and Clash movies in the works and rumor ... More >>
Deadline.com announced that the forthcoming biopic about OC native Jeff Buckley, singer/songwriter who drowned in Tennessee in 1997, now has a director. Welcome To The Rileys filmmaker Jake Scott will direct the Buckley film with a script by Ryan Jaffe. The film is as-yet-untitled, but Buck ... More >>
Valentine's Day may be a holiday made up to sell candy and diamonds and greeting cards, but it's still nice to spend it with someone you can actually stand to be around for a whole day. In the end, though, Valentine's Day tends to mean one thing: doin' it. And what's wrong with that? To that end, ... More >>
In case you didn't realize how shitty the people in front of you were driving on your way to work this morning, or that the shoulders of your hoodie are exceptionally moist, I just though I'd inform you that it's raining. Now if your iPod is worth its weight, you should probably have a decent stack ... More >>
DJ Nobody: Twice as important as most OC musicians.
Orange County has been a fertile breeding ground for musicians of many stripes since the beginning of electricity. We at Heard Mentality would like to ask you—the good-looking, intelligent readers of this blog—for your opinions on this impor ... More >>
Providence's Elvis Perkins plays Club NME at Spaceland tonight, along with Pernice Brothers.
Perkins' despondent (yet somehow soothing) vocals are somewhat reminiscent of crooners Jeff Buckley, Colin Meloy (eh) or Rufus Wainwright—but minus all that excessive theatricality. And recently si ... More >>