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    March 18, 2014

    Weird Things Rock Stars Have Put Their Penises In

    By: Luke Winkie We've built a culture that breathlessly responds to the reckless id of horny rock stars. It's either another colorful facet of pop culture or the crumbling of our basic human values, depending on how you look at it. What we do know, is that gross white men sticking their penis into e ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Buddy Guy

    Coach House

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    June 13, 2013

    Guitar Shorty


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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 >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    Hey, Metal Scene: Where's All the Black People?

    Why it's still misunderstood by most African-Americans

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    October 10, 2012

    Five Mash-Up Ideas Girl Talk Should Never Attempt (And Hear What They Would Sound Like!)

    If there's one mash-up artist we at the Weekly adore, it's Girl Talk. Who else could have given us an appreciation for elements of songs we wouldn't have noticed without their being re-contextualized, while simultaneously tapping into our nostalgia and rocking a party all night long? While we would ... More >>

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    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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    April 16, 2012

    Five Best Guitar Moments at Coachella

    See also*The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesThis year's Coachella lineup mostly favored artists not necessarily known for guitar prowess, but let it be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Guitar Shaped Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park to Open in Seattle Next Year

    ​If you're the kind of person who loves public parks and famous musicians who died at 27 of drug-related causes, Washington is about to become your favorite tourist destination.The Jimi Hendrix Park is set to open in Seattle in 2012, the year the legendary guitarist would have turned 70.

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    August 11, 2011

    Five Ways to Celebrate Leo Fender's Birthday!

    ​It's sort of mind bending to think that the county responsible for nurturing the careers of such establishment-defending squares as Richard Nixon, Mike Carona and Deborah Pauley also produced a prolific harbinger of rock & roll. We speak of course of Leo Fender, instrumental creator of the St ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Farewell, Space Shuttle Program: Five Classic Space Travel Songs

    ​The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off today in the final mission of NASA's shuttle program. The mission: run supplies to the International Space Station, and bring home as much trash as can fit in the shuttle. Exciting stuff. To lively up this otherwise dull swan song, here are five tracks t ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Rockin' Songs By Black Artists

    Jimi Hendrix​February is Black History Month, and we felt it the perfect time to do one of our patented lists. Today, we are naming Top Ten Rockin'-est songs by black artists. As much as white artists get criticized for performing "black" genres like R&B, hip-hop and blues, many black artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Comics Writer Charles Soule Talks About '27' and Death, You Know

    Renzo Podesta; Inset: W. Scott Forbes​​There's a perverse romance to the rock 'n' roll aesthetic of living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse. The fatalistic edict is both empowering and life-affirming, even if it's ultimately just an over-the-top, immature "fuck you" to one's mort ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Record Stores Hold Nationwide Vinyl Sale on Black Friday; Here's a Handy List of Local Participants

    John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyFingerprints Record Store​A few weeks ago, the people behind Record Store Day announced their plan to host "Back to Black Friday," where indie music stores will be carrying exclusive and limited vinyle and CD releases by Metallica, U2, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    A Gimmick From Record Stores and Slayer on Black Friday? No Way!

    ​Thanksgiving, Schanksgiving. As a music geek who lives to shop, Black Friday gimmicks are near and dear to my heart.This year has a bunch of Black Friday gimmicks that sound pretty interesting.

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    June 24, 2010

    Howlin’ Blues and Dirty Dogs

    Long Beach Playhouse

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    April 30, 2010

    Top Ten Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    ​Here are the top ten selling records from April 23-30 at Fingerprints, 4612 E. 2nd St. in Long Beach, (562)-433-4996.

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    April 2, 2010

    Sound Spectrum's Top 10-Selling Records From the Past Week

    ​Here's what's flying off the shelves at the quirky-retro-cool Sound Spectrum in Laguna Beach.

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    March 26, 2010

    Fingerprints' Top 10 This Week

    ​Top 10 selling records from last week at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The shop specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. Don't forget to check out the free live performance by Exene Cervenka at Fingerprints Apr ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Sound Spectrum's Top 10-Selling Records From the Past Week

    Sound Spectrum in Laguna Beach is a venerable record store with an incredible reggae selection and albums from local artists. The store opened in the late 1960s and remains a small time capsule of Laguna from back then. The shop has some sweet finds, like original psychedelic calendars and gifts. Ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Green Day Tops Lollapalooza Rumors, Jimi Hendrix's 'Rock Band,' Hole, Peter Gabriel

    Green Day, Lady Gaga and Soundgarden rumored to play Lollapalooza reports Spin. Is yet another festival landing better lineup than Coachella?Jimi Hendrix soon to have own Rock Band game. No word yet on playing-with-your-teeth feature or if you get extra points for lighting faux guitar on fire. New ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'New' Jimi Hendrix Album, Thom Yorke, Wu-Tang Clan, Pavement

    "New" Jimi Hendrix album, Valleys of Neptune, featuring choice, previously unreleased material (officially anyway), due out March 9 via Sony Legacy. Click to hear leaked version of title track. And another one with vocals. Album also includes only studio version of "Hear My Train A Comin'" (see cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Top 5 'Auld Lang Syne' Covers

    Whether or not you ever took the time to memorize the lyrics, it's virtually impossible to escape the age-old New Year's anthem "Auld Lang Syne." First penned by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788 (hooray for geeky trivia), this poem-turned tune has been sung by  scores of orchestras, guitar wieldi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Eight Questions with D-Strutters

    ​Long Beach has a lot of bands, but none of them exemplify pure rock 'n' roll as well as D-Strutters. The group--singer/guitarist Joe Roads, guitarist George Velvet, bassist Tony and drummer Heath--leave all pretense behind for a straight-ahead bombastic blast like the Stones would be writing if t ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    July 9, 2009
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    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20!!!!

    To boring people, April 20 means two things: the anniversary of the Columbine massacre or Hitler's birthday. To stoners, it's something way cooler.Because stoners can't agree on anything other than, yes, they should smoke another bowl, the origins of 4/20 vary. Some say it's police code. Some say it ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The Best OC Cover/Tribute Band...Any Votes?

    As tragically bad or corny as some might be, good cover bands (or tribute bands, whatever) are the salt of the earth. You take a group of reasonably talented musicians who all love one band enough to copy their songs for a room full of drunk people that could never afford tickets to see the real thi ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    November 20, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Nautical by Nature

    Blank Blue's Elvin Estela, right, picks five watery/blue classics (and is Joni Mitchell pissed). In this week's Sprawl of Sound column, I review Blank Blue's Western Water Music, Vol. II. I had hoped to include a list of the duo's favorite albums with the words “blue” or “water” in their ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Blue Blood & Guts

    The Upper Crust’s Hard Rocque Has Ignoble Intentions

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    August 30, 2007

    Cosmic Children

    John Van Hamersveld

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    July 3, 2007

    Voo Doo Burlesque Show Opening At The Basement

    Saturday night was the opening of Voo Doo, a new club-show-concoction at the Basement Lounge in Long Beach. Advertised as a “burlesque show” to begin at 11 p.m., I brought my friend Angie who is a burlesque dancer herself, that way I could get an opinion from a professional’s point of view. ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Love Is Dead

    Arthur Lee, R.I.P., again

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    May 15, 2006

    Nixon called Warren Commission "a hoax"

    The vaults of Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon COMBINED got nothing on those fab Nixon tapes -- now on their way to Yorba Linda! Recent listenings revealed that: * The Dick referred to the Warren Commission report that concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone killing JFK as "the greatest ho ... More >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Library Music

    Plugging the holes in your record collection with The Monks

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    February 23, 2006

    120 Percent

    Buddy Guy: Giving it to you

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    December 29, 2005
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    October 6, 2005

    Yoo Doo Right

    Dungen: One man, one band, one monument

  • Features

    November 18, 2004

    The Big Nowhere

    Why does so much good music come from this place?

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    June 26, 2003
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    October 3, 2002

    Aint Love Grand?

    Arthur Lee is Free and says youll get your moneys worth

  • Features

    June 27, 2002

    Hope They Die Before They Get Old

    The rock & roll tragedies that should have been

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    May 17, 2001


    Getting off with the Vibrators

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    Quiet Genius, Damn Loud Guitar

    The works of Leo Fender

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    George Fryer

    What the hell are you listening to?

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    April 27, 2000
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    November 26, 1998

    Classical Punk

    Bach, Bartok, Hendrix scream from Kennedy's bow

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