Johnny Marr

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Here's the List of OC Register Reporters Who are Taking a Buyout or Getting Laid Off: UPDATED

    Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Pop Critic Ben Wener Finally Leaves The Register : Our One-Sentence Goodbye Note

    [Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Johnny Marr: 'Modest Mouse Was My Favorite Band That I Was In'

    Johnny Marr -- Smiths guitarist, Modest Mouse producer and more -- released his solo debut early this year. After touring the album around the world, he hits the House of Blues Anaheim next week. In the print issue, we spoke to Marr about the Smiths, being a good frontman and what he's been up to th ... More >>

  • Music

    October 24, 2013

    Johnny Marr Doesn't Need Morrissey

    The onetime Smiths guitarist doesn't rest on his laurels, can still write hits

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, December 28Sweet and Tender HooligansHouse of Blues Anaheim It's an understatement to say that fans of the Smiths are rabid. Obj ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 5, 2012

    JD McPherson Gets Drunk on Roots Rock 2.0 (And Nothing Else)

    We're not sure if JD McPherson is as strait-laced as he says he is. Sure, he may have cropped, slicked-back hair, a crisp denim jacket and choirboy looks, but it's hard to imagine the gravelly soul erupting in his voice is the product of anything but hard drinking and wild living. After all, why els ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    JD McPherson Signifies Roots Rock 2.0

    The Oklahoma singer/songwriter likes his rockabilly with a dash of Wu-Tang

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    NAMM and the Zakk Wylde Roast at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​Have you ever felt overwhelmed stepping into a Guitar Center? A bombardment of guitar squeals, bass thumps, and misplayed notes on keyboards usually hit you all at once overwhelming you auditory canals. Going to NAMM is the like walking into a Guitar Center cranked up to eleven. Thousands of boot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Rhino Records Prepares Smiths Box Set, Uncovers Lost Video

    ​While no record label has come forward to release the follow-up to Morrissey's Years of Refusal, fans of The Smiths can anticipate Rhino Records UK's upcoming Deluxe Collectors Boxset featuring the complete Smiths discography on vinyl, CD and MP3. The limited edition box set includes eight albums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Unreleased Smiths Demos Now Available Online

    ​Although we are all secretly (or openly) hoping for a Smiths reunion, we can all be thankful that compilations of both unreleased demos and instrumentals are available online and various record shops around the world. The bootleg version of The Smiths--Unreleased Demos & Instrumenta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    OC Fans Trek To Smiths/Morrissey Convention At The Music Box

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  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Slideshow: The Cribs at the Glass House, 1/26

    Andrew YoussefThis Charming Man​The Cribs performed at the Glass House last night on 1/26. Jemina Pearl, formerly of Be Your Own Pet, opened. And, as you know, former Smiths guitarist/one-half of the legendary Smiths songwriter duo Johnny Marr is now a member of the Cribs. Check out the full slide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Last Night: the Cribs at the Glass House, Pomona

    The Hype: Bolstered by iconic Smiths guitarist and brilliant songwriter Johnny Marr, the Cribs--literally a band of brothers, identical twins Gary and Ryan Jarman split vocal duties while handling the guitar and bass, respectively, with younger brother Ross on drums--are in the midst of a cross-coun ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010

    The Cribs

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Incoming: Modest Mouse at the Grove of Anaheim

    Here's a big one: Modest Mouse, former indie darlings turned mainstream superstars via the massive--and extremely surprising at the time--success of "Float On" are coming to the Grove of Anaheim on August 29. Tickets are on sale this Saturday at noon; $35, and $37.50 at the door (if in fact there ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007

    Moz & Marr Turn Down $75,000,000 for Smiths Reunion

    The latest from the Morrissey camp: A press release released just today announces Moz's final 30 stops on his latest successful tour promoting his number one UK album, Ringleader of the Tormentors—playing 168 shows in just over 21 months come November. These shows will be the last Morrissey will d ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 22, 2007


    Wayfaring the right way

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Choke You Out

    Nightlife and more: Nov. 2 - Nov. 9

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Chill Billies

    Sweet and Tender Hooligans

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    The Boys With the Morrissey in Their Side

    Mimicking Moz with the Sweet and Tender Hooligans

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Flower of the Desert

    Coachellas sonic supermarket

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Their Charming Man

    Dispatches from the Latino Morrissey love-in

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    George Fryer

    What the hell are you listening to?