Jim James

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012

    Max and the Moon

    Copper Door

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    My Morning Jacket Wants to be Dengue Fever

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Kentucky band My Morning Jacket's foray into revivalism on their latest, Circuital (out May 31),  involve making soul palatable to bros via rock & roll. Actually it's something frontman Jim James has done throughout their career, but on their latest single "Holdi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Conor Oberst Lets Off the Happiness!

    The Bright Eyes front man on the method to his musical madness

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Record Review: The Roots, How I Got Over

    ​The Hype: Waiting for the new album from the Roots to come out has been torturous--especially for those who love them enough to endure the entire hour of the Jimmy Fallon's comedy just to watch them play every week, all the while knowing that they should be on tour with an album th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Alberta Cross

    Detroit Bar

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    What You Missed: Shipwreck at the Queen Mary, Reagan Youth, Monsters of Folk

    Doug Neill​Is it really over? We stopped by a few places this weekend. Things got a little messy, as you can see up there. First, photog Doug Neill had a double-header on Saturday night and stopped by both the Shipwreck event at the Queen Mary and Reagan Youth at Alex's Bar in Long Beach... you ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Top 10 Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Sunday - 11/25

    The SWEA Christmas Fair at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, Band of Horses at the Glass House, Greyhound Adoption Show & Tell at Petco

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    CD Review

    Band of Horses, Cease to Begin (Sub Pop)

  • Culture

    June 21, 2007


    Ironic facial hair

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    My Morning Jacket at HOB Anaheim, 01/05/07

    I haven't been excited by any music in a long, long time. Wait, wait. Was that pretentious enough for you? No? Well, how about this: I haven't been excited by any new music in a long, long time. But Friday night's My Morning Jacket show at the House of Blues, Anaheim was the first concert in awhi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Mediocre? You Can't Be Serious

    In defense of Coachella

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    The Inmates are Running the Asylum

    Pink Mountaintops talk about sex, drug reform, and rock & roll