John Darnielle

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Walter White's Mixtape: The Best Songs About Meth

    By: Tom Cowell Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats: on Cassettes, Gogol and Sriracha

    ​John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats has spent nearly 20 years making music, a length of time that for many artists can simply mean diminishing returns on an initial burst of inspiration. But if anything Darnielle has constantly moved from strength to strength, as his band's performance this Tues ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Local Cassette Review: 'Last Exit in Berkeley' by Roman Candles

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Sharon Van Etten's 'Epic' Win

    Her intimate rootsy-shoegaze sound has led to some not-so-intimate gigs

  • 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

    December 10, 2010

    Jonathan Richman at Detroit Bar Last Night

    Rebecca Aranda​Jonathan Richman, Gail Davies December 9, 2010 Detroit BarWhile not necessarily a household name, Jonathan Richman has become a beloved cult figure in modern music. From his teenage start in Modern Lovers in the 1970s through his considerable solo discography, he's always had an u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Casanova Is Comics for Music Lovers: An Interview With Matt Fraction

    ​If you don't think music plays a big role in Matt Fraction's writing, you're not reading closely enough. Or the last album you bought was Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet.Let's present the case:He titled an issue of Uncanny X-Men "All Tomorrow's Parties" and used Velvet Underground references as capt ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    10 Crucial Music Websites

    FEEDBACK: The Finest Sources for Discovering Music, Digesting News and Gossip, and Discoursing with Fellow Fanatics

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Are Your Ears Burning Yet?

    Surveying the (potential) sound-good hits of the summer

  • Music

    September 15, 2005