Joy Division

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    June 10, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, June 10Levitation RoomDetroit Bar Just as their name suggests, Levitation Room's music instills the listeners' ears with the light feeling of floating. The dreamy guitar and lo-fi projections of psychedelic rock and garage are reminiscent of deep 1960s-era rock, but still grounded in an alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Imagine Dragons on their Path to Success, Vegas, Meeting Flavor Flav and Getting Electrocuted

    If you caught the lackluster Carell/Buscemi/Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone since it opened last weekend, you've quickly become well-acquainted with Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World" if you didn't know the song already. The folky tune is utilized repeatedly in Burt Wonderstone as ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Pacific Air Keep Their Pop Above the Clouds—and Indie Trends

    Brothers Ryan and Taylor Lawhon steer clear of attempts to let hype overshadow their minimalist sounds

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in O.C. This Weekend

    See Also:*Free Ticket Wednesday: She Wants Revenge at the Observatory*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/Video]*Jim Norton Wants to Sleep With You, if You Can Stand His Sleep ApneaFriday, September 14She Wants RevengeThe ObservatoryIs that the sound of the 1980s reemerging from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    The Static Jacks On Being Young, Dropping Out and Fearless Records

    Michael Nika​Some bands devote short eternities to toiling away at their craft, playing shows wherever they can, and getting acquainted with industry folk, only for things to never really pan out. The Static Jacks aren't one of those bands. In 2007, the Westfield, NJ-based four-piece were in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Peter Hook to Perform Joy Division Albums in Entirety Next Week in LA

    ​The whole "band playing a classic album in its entirety" schtick is beaten to death by now, but regardless, the format works--aging bands stay on the "still relevant" side of the nostalgia spectrum, and casual fans don't have to sit through post-prime material generally reserved for piss-and-beer ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Princeton Are the PCH Preservation Society

    They're the latest band with an LA album sound

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Cold War Kids Go to Coachella

    Artist Matt Maust is also a bass player!

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Cold Cave at the Detroit Bar Over The Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our Cold Cave and Abe Vigoda slideshow here!Cold CaveSeptember 3, 2010Detroit BarPrior to their appearance at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles, Cold Cave unveiled their icy soundscapes inside the dimly lit Detroit Bar. Screaming oscillators and tortured synthesizers r ... More >>

  • Film

    September 2, 2010

    As American As Existential Dread

    Anton Corbijn turns the tried-and-true thriller inward

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Free Moral Agents' Ikey Owens Has Control Issues​Isaiah "Ikey" Owens--more known as the (Grammy winning) keyboardist for Mars Volta and occasional cohort of Flying Lotus, Danger Mouse, Crystal Antlers, Shuggie Otis, Sublime, Mastodon, EL-P, and Saul Williams--is a busy, busy man. But for now, he's concentrating on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Morrissey Loves Girl In A Coma

    ​San Antonio's Girl in a Coma lifted their name from a Smiths song. If that bothered Morrissey, it never came up in conversation while the alt power pop trio was on tour with him in 2007 opening his shows on the east coast and in Europe.   "We didn't really have much creativity in com ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    Shooter, Straight Up

    Shooter Jennings lives up to his father's legacy by not doing what's expected of him

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Last Night: Pop Noir at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    ​Orange County dance rock trio Pop Noir closed their November residency at Detroit Bar with a gripping, good times performance that transformed this first-time attendee into a full-fledged fan. Singer/bassist/keyboardist Luke McGarry and twin brother guitarist Joe McGarry played precise, guitar po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Last Night: Nine Inch Nails, Health at the Fonda

    Chris VictorioDon't be fooled. This picture is from the Hollywood Pallaidum on Sept. 3!​Last Night: Nine Inch Nails, Health, at the Music Box at the Fonda, Los Angeles; September 8, 2009.Better Than: The two previous Los Angeles "Wave Goodbye" shows at the Hollywood Palladium and the Echoplex, if ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Last Night: Jose Gonzalez @ OCPAC

    Last Night: Jose Gonzalez at the Orange County Performing Art Center's Samueli Theater on September 25, 2008. Better Than: Shopping at IKEA. Download: "Killing For Love" video from the Jose Gonzalez website The "Off-Center" concert series at the Samueli Theater closed out their concert season wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend @ The Glasshouse

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Glass House September 16, 2008 Better Than: taking your garlic pills. Download: "Oxford Comma" from the Vampire Weekend homepage. Buzz and critical acclaim can be a double-edged sword. Vampire Weekend wielded the sharper side last night by performing a biting se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Peter Hook's DJing at Detroit Bar Tonight

    The Mancunian responsible for some of the most memorable bass lines ever for Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook now maintains a lucrative little hobby DJing 'round the planet these days. From all accounts, Hook's quite the entertainer, if not the most skilled decknician ever to work a pair of ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
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    June 7, 2007

    Are Your Ears Burning Yet?

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

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Hep to the Hip

    Crying in my moosehead over the Tragically Hip

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    March 8, 2007



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    December 14, 2006

    Dinosaur Eating a Donut

    GET OUT! Nightlife and more: Dec. 14 - Dec. 21

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Obsession, He Calls It

    Soft Hands soft sell

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Get Out!

    May 11 - May 18: Mad Like Eldridge Cleaver

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    March 30, 2006

    Pretty Awesome Christ Pose

    The Hacienda Tour 2006

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    I Rock I Ran

    A Flock of Seagulls

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Get Out!

    True Poison
    March 9 - March 16

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Get Out!

    Good Place to Die: Feb. 2 - Feb. 9

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Better Than Being Dead

    New Orders Peter Hook says its nice to please people

  • Unknown

    July 7, 2005


    This week in nightlife and more: July 7-14

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    May 5, 2005
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    February 3, 2005
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    January 27, 2005

    Bass-Guitar Anti-Defamation League

    Ninja Academy Fight Song

  • Music

    August 19, 2004
  • Features

    June 17, 2004


    Are You Too Late for the Trend?
    28 Local Greats

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    The Modern Dance

    Koos in Trouble 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Music

    June 26, 2003
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    June 5, 2003

    Like Mondrian Going Impressionist

    The Buzzcocks Are Almost Real

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    A Hello Kitty World

    And F-Minus is waking up screaming

  • Music

    November 21, 2002
  • Features

    May 30, 2002

    War! Huh?

    Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Make a Joyful Noise

    10 bands to watch in 2002

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Daniel Bremmer

    a Huntington Beach-based DJ, designer, event curator and fish-taco connoisseur who recommends shopping for his favorite music at Noise Noise Noise or Dr. Freeclouds Mixing Lab, both in Costa Mesa

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    August 27, 1998
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