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  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    The Rolling Stones - Honda Center - May 15, 2013

    The Rolling Stones Honda Center May 15,2013 You have to hand it to The Rolling Stones. If you told any rock fan, critic or musician that they'd be playing live shows nearing the age of 70, they would have laughed and you would have been ridiculed. Just think back to the Jimmy Fallon character in Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Top 5 Punk Rock Guitarists

    By: Nicholas PellSomewhere along the line, punk rock's amateurish enthusiasm became conflated with a dearth of talent.That's OK -- anything to keep the squares out -- but it's not entirely accurate. Indeed, it was hard paring this list down to just five. While you might complain that your favor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2013

    Blues at the Crossroads: Muddy & The Wolf

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Five of the Best Monterey Jazz Festival Performances of All Time

    This fall, the Monterey Jazz Festival will usher in its 56th annual performance along California's crystal coastline, 350 miles north of Orange County. Since 1958 the festival has hosted every major jazz musician conceivable. The first lineup alone included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Lee "Scratch" Perry, Happy Birthday! Five of His Best Collaborations

    ​Today is legendary Reggae/Dub/Ska artist/producer Lee "Scratch" Perry's 76th birthday. Born in Kendal, Jamaica, Perry has been making music for nearly 60 years. Over that time, he's established himself as one of the most influential artists in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    R.I.P. Hubert Sumlin, Guitarist for Howlin' Wolf

    Hubert Sumlin​Bluesman Hubert Sumlin has died. He was 80 years old. The Chicago Sun Times reports that the Howlin' Wolf guitarist passed away on Sunday in a hospital in Wayne, N.J., due to heart failure. Sumlin -- one of the most revered blues guitarists of the last half century -- was best k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Geek Out With Rock's Backpages

    Lou Reed in 1973. If this was fat in the '70s, it's no wonder we're all considered obese now.​The online music-journalism archive Rock's Backpages is 10 years old this month. If you've never heard of the site, it's probably because a) you're not a music geek or b) you don't want to have to pay to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Fred Durst, Now with Sitcom! (Called 'Douchebag,' Cough Cough)

    ​ According to Rolling Stone, Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst is developing an autobiographical sitcom called "Douchebag," news that prompted dozens of showbiz bloggers to declare it the most accurate sitcom title ever.

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Flamin' Groovies: The Greatest Band You've Never Heard Of

    Seminal rock & rollers play their first West Coast shows since 1984

  • Film

    May 19, 2011

    Captain Jack Won't Die

    Searching for eternal life in the interminable 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    What You Missed: Bats Day in the Fun Park, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' World Premiere

    ​It was a Disneyland-filled weekend--starting last Friday, goths of all ages invaded the Happiest Place on Earth for the annual Bats Day in the Fun Park. There was a costumed wake, a "Black Market," and, of course, fun times at Disneyland Resort (and SPF). Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Five Music Biopics We'd Like To See

    ​ Over the last decade, Hollywood has pumped out an increasing number of music biopics, treating us to everything from enjoyable theatrical hits (8 Mile) to wobbly, tear-jerking cable duds (Take Me Home: The John Denver Story). With Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke and Clash movies in the works and rumor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Stray Cat Lee Rocker Drops Solo Album, Talks Rockabillyland​Time to break out the hair pomade: Lee Rocker, the man behind the giant upright bass in the Stray Cats, is back with his latest solo set, The Cover Sessions EP. It's not a rockabilly album, nor is it a country album--but Rocker says it's definitely something in bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Everybody Must Get Stoned: The Six Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

    EPA/The Independent​In honor of Aaron Carter getting out of rehab (who, by the way, looks like absolute shit), we wondered, "Hey, just who were the most fucked-up rockers ever?" Yes, there are some very deserving people not here (David Crosby, Station to Station--era Bowie, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin Comes to OC for Robert Johnson Centennial Concert

    ​Hubert Sumlin, guitarist and sideman to Howlin' Wolf for most of his career, became an unwitting inspiration for a generation of British rockers including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards. When the Big Head Blues Club rolls out in celebration of Robert Johnson's 100th birthday, Sumlin, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides Official Trailer Debuted, But You Can Still See It

    ​Time was, the premiere of a movie would be a big deal. Now, the huzzahs surround the premiere of the official trailer of a movie--or, at least, the trailer for a cash-cow picture like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A teaser to the official trailer of the fourth picture in the Disney ... More >>

  • 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

    August 31, 2010

    Record Review: Lee "Scratch" Perry, 'Revelation'

    ​The Hype: Some people just don't know when to give up. Luckily, Lee "Scratch" Perry is one of those people. Though most are content to let his career wander into the annals of dub history, Perry has always managed to pop up with something new every year (sometimes twice a year) to keep ... More >>

  • Film

    June 3, 2010

    Sex, Drugs, Rock and Apatow

    'Get Him to the Greek' is crude on the outside, sweet in the middle

  • Film

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2010

    Roots and LCD Soundsystem Announce New Albums, Keith Richards Rocks, Lady Gaga Talks Drugs

    Roots album How I Got Over featuring Booker T. due out June 8."Rumors of my sobriety are greatly exaggerated," Keith Richards tells Rolling Stone magazine. And that's why we love you Keef! LCD Soundsystem, which kick off spring tour at Coachella, to release new album May 18."It's no secret that I h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Today in Music News: Thom Yorke, Kid Cudi vs. Lady Gaga, Spoon, Rolling Stones

    Thom Yorke pulls a totally cool move and shows up at Copenhagen climate change conference "as a press person."Kid Kudi tells Lady Gaga goodbye--or was he asked to leave after punching a fan?The review collectors at Metacritic dub Spoon top overall artist of the decade.Save the jokes about wrinkles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    RIP Les Paul

    ​Les Paul, the man behind the signature guitar of the same died, passed away today at the age of 94. I had already been playing guitar for a few years after I realized that not only was Les Paul a real guy, but he was still alive. Somehow I think Jimmy Page, Slash, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Last Night: Coldplay at the Honda Center

    Photo by Christopher VictorioLast Night: Coldplay at the Honda Center, Anaheim, Nov. 25, 2008.Better than: Staying home to watch the six-hour long "Dancing with the Stars" season finale.Most mixed message: Booths in the lobby promoting anti-poverty organization Oxfam, just mere feet away from merch ... More >>

  • Features

    February 7, 2008

    In Sound We Thrust

    17 Songs to Make Bedsprings Sing

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    RZA Off Wu-Tang Clan Tour

    Jason Handelsman reports on our sister paper Miami New Times' blog that Wu-Tang Clan mastermind/producer extraordinaire the RZA has left the tour. This is akin to Eye leaving the Boredoms or Keith Richards bailing on the Rolling Stones. It can't bode well for future dates on this current tour. As ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Tuesday - 12/4

    Deborah Harry performs at the House of Blues, Quadrophenia at Irvine Fine Arts Center

  • Film

    May 24, 2007


    Its the end of the world as they know it, and the pirates feel fine

  • Culture

    April 27, 2006

    Where Is the Kitsch?

    Art of Advertising takes on Style of Country Musicand loses

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Almost Hendrix

    More talented than everyone but Jimi, Johnny Winter still runs hot

  • Features

    February 9, 2006

    You Make Us Feel

    Once again, its Orange Countys Sexiest People!

  • Features

    December 29, 2005

    The Year in Letters

    You know who else had lots of supporters? Ted Bundy

  • Columns

    December 1, 2005


    Toots is older than Mick but smokes twice as much herb as Keith Richards.

  • Film

    November 24, 2005
  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Haunted and Hell-Spawned

    Johnny Winter: Not dead yet

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    When He Was a Young Dude

    A David Bowie list

  • Columns

    August 14, 2003

    Put a Monkey on Your Socks

    An evening in the Paul Frank glow

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Hell Drive

    Dave Clucas sits high in the saddle with the Horsepainters

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Not Fade Away

    Rolling Stones rock hard as a monkeys boner

  • Unknown

    October 17, 2002
  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    A Robert Hilburn Follow-Up

    Can we kick you in the pants, too?

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    March 21, 2002
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    December 27, 2001
  • Film

    July 12, 2001

    Have It Your Way

    The meaty, cheesy pleasure of Fast Food, Fast Women

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    Still Smokin!

    Gatemouth Brown is sickening, man!

  • Columns

    May 31, 2001
  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Righteous Riffage

    Everybody loves Half Pint

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    You! Backward-Ball-Cap Boy!

    Educate yourself with some Little Milton!

  • Columns

    February 24, 2000
  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Stormy Weather

    Here comes the Psychic Rain again

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