Garrett Dutton (a.k.a. G. Love) is the front man for the hip-hop/blues/rock band G. Love and the Special Sauce. The Philly native has spent the past year touring in support of his newest album, Fixin' to Die, which was produced by fellow rockers the Avett ... More >>
Andrew YoussefGuns N' Roses The Forum 12/21/11 This isn't your older brother's Guns N' Roses, and hell, they aren't even MY Guns N' Roses, but they're not trying to be nor do they give a shit what you and I think. Last night at the Forum, Axl Rose and the latest incarnation of GN'R took the stag ... More >>
Hubert SumlinBluesman 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 >>
Bob SheshetzBen Harper Doheny Days Music Festival Sept. 10 to 11, 2011 Doheny State Beach, Dana Point The Doheny Days music festival breezed into Doheny State Beach in Dana Point over the weekend like a much-needed relaxing day at the, err, beach. For the average OC concert-goer in terms of the ... More >>
Looking back, Leo Machado says only words remained to shape memories of his past relationships. Fortunately for the Managua-born musician, he was able to translate them into the songs that define his full-length debut. Aptly titled Solo Quedan Palabras, the indie effort released in February ... More >>
Indie film company Focus Features confirmed in June it had signed an agreement with multi-instrumentalist/producer extraordinaire Jon Brion who will score the animated zombie thriller ParaNorman. The pic, which is being produced in conjunction with Portland-based animation company LAIKA, is ... More >>
The vinyl boom is fueling a resurgence of record retailers
Renzo Podesta; Inset: W. Scott ForbesThere's a perverse romance to the rock 'n' roll aesthetic of living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse. The fatalistic edict is both empowering and life-affirming, even if it's ultimately just an over-the-top, immature "fuck you" to one's mort ... More >>
Dispensary owner and Costa Mesa City Council aspirant Sue Lester is ready to 'raise my hand and do what I can for what I think is right'
We love "Empire State of Mind," too, New Yorkers. But ease up on bringing her out everywhere. Ask your buddy California for some song advice.Tonight, the season premiere of Rescue Me airs on FX. If you watch the network, you've seen the promos that intersperse shots of star Denis Leary* fighting ... More >>
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