This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, inescapable from the campsites to the press tent. Even though performance rumors stemming from a Vevo leak were officially squashed in Rolling Stone, many Coachellans aren't buying it. And last night things got even a little more complicated. ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Foo Fighters were the surprise guest at the Weenie Roast!Check out our slideshow here!KROQ WEENIE ROAST 2011Verizon Wireless Amphitheater June 3, 2011Admit it. Musically, none of us would be where we are if it weren't for KROQ. Whether your current taste involves ... More >>
Laila Derakhshanian/OC WeeklySing along, everybody...By the time Kanye West performed on Sunday night, everyone was stationed at the main stage. And by everyone, we mean that it looked like all 70,000 concertgoers had decided that Mr. West would be the cherry to their ice-cream Sunday of a weeken ... More >>
"Are you alright?" David Letterman asked the Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas after they performed "Taken for a Fool." He seemed more than alright; the Strokes are back! "Taken for a Fool" is from their latest album, Angles. Watch the performance after the jump.
The Hype: By now, any Mark Linkous fan worth his/her sparkle has studied, read about and certainly pirated Dark Night of the Soul (out today on Capitol Records). Originally set for release by Linkous (a.k.a. Sparklehorse) producer Danger Mouse and filmmaker David Lynch back in 2009, this mam ... More >>
Looking for some tunes to blast at the bash you're hosting tonight? Or maybe to crank up in the car on your way to a slamming soiree? Here's my New Year's Eve Party Playlist, featuring the best from the past year and stone cold classics. Enjoy. Flickr user Sada 1988Click song title for YouTube clip ... More >>
The Strokes were the most hyped rock band on the planet. They played the House of Blues Orlando in 2002 and I had a backstage pass to interview opening act Longwave for my college rag, The USF Oracle. Midway through, Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti busted in the room and pretended to be outrage ... More >>
While frontman Julian Casablancas serenaded the good people of Southern California this past month via his residency at the Downtown Palace Theater, it appears other members of his band the Strokes were making plan to regroup, return to stage and studio.She & Him to release Volume Two! And my ir ... More >>
Last Night: Julian Casablancas at the Downtown Palace Theater (11/27/09)
Better Than: Eating leftovers at home.Andrew YoussefLive at the Downtown Palace Theater The streets of Los Angeles were largely empty except for a hugh lines going in front of the Downtown Palace Theater as Julian Cas ... More >>
Chris VictorioSteve Aoki's birthday bash... Steve Aoki, not pictured Ah, yes: Collective Monday morning sadface, Orange County. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this four day weekend and we kept ourselves really, really, really busy. And we've got the photos to prove it. First, we checked out Stev ... More >>
Andrew YoussefOn 11/27, Julian Casablancas, who spends most of his time fronting the Strokes, played the last night of his month-long residency at the Downtown Theater in Los Angeles. Check out the photos shot by Andrew Youssef here!
Girls AlbumAlbum is a seemingly pill-popping-induced record that has its ups and downs--just like life, and just like pills. Girls are a San Francisco two-piece made up of Christopher Owens and Chet JR White. Now, there's no doubt that Album is made from the churning aftermath of a terrible break ... More >>
Taylor HerronThe Growlers are gettin' busy on the road in November. In the month that saw the launch of their glamorous debut on NBC LA, Costa Mesa's psychedelic surf-rockers embark on a new tour up the West Coast to support their latest LP Are You In or Out (Everloving Records). The t ... More >>