We sat down with singer songwriter Dustin Illingworth of the Costa Mesa-based band Tide Pools to talk about Grief is a Wilderness, the album he considers the best thing he's ever done.
In Daniel Algrant's new drama, the singer/songwriter is distantly looming
Looks like we won't be hearing any of Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music in Indio this year. The former front man of the Velvet Underground just pulled out of Coachella and scrapped shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Monterrey.
Gregory Alan Isakov is a singer-songwriter from Colorado who puts together delicate melodies that are also--at the same time!--lushly layered and well thought out. "I probably listen to too much Leonard Cohen," Isakov says over the phone from Colorado while trying to sort out his influences ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records this week from Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th Street in Long Beach, (562) 433-4996.This week's top seller is Leonard Cohen's latest release, Old Ideas.
Flogging MollyUPDATE: June 3, 3:37 p.m.: Fingerprints Music is giving away eight tickets to a secret Flogging Molly show (in LA somewhere) to give away with the purchase of the new album, Speed of Darkness.Original Post: June 2, 11:23 a.m.:Irish punk band Flogging Molly originally formed i ... More >>
Myspace.comJamesonShuffling Click EPThe original home location Jameson Burt gave on his MySpace page was "a cave in Santa Ana," though he's since abandoned the company of stalagmites for Los Angeles. Perhaps it's not surprising he's played shows at La Cave in Costa Mesa before.Jameson's debut EP ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyFolk singer Jake Smith, a.k.a. the White Buffalo, has released his new five-track EP entitled Prepare for Black & Blue. Smith captivates his audiences with his folksy jangles, earthy vocals and poetic lyrics. Even though he doesn't quite understand the compariso ... More >>
Rebecca ArandaJonathan 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 >>
Not being a buzz band does have its benefits
"Hope for Haiti" sets record with $58 million raised (and counting); album goes No. 1 on iTunes. Clip is of Justin Timberlake covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with singer-songwriter Matt Morris, who recently released his Timberlake-produced disc When Everything Breaks Open. Electronic maven ... More >>
The Hype: Featuring a solo acoustic performance from Orange County's own, Thrice front man Dustin Kensrue, plus Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), Chris Conley (Saves the Day) and Anthony Raneri (Bayside), the Where's the Band? tour, which stopped at Hous eof Blues, Anaheim, Saturday, might have more ... More >>
It's time to stop looking back and focus our attention on 2010. Sure, many more concerts will be announced in the coming months. But here are the hot ones, already scheduled, taking place in local clubs, halls, baseball stadiums and hockey arenas. These are the shows you don't dare want to miss. Unl ... More >>
Beth StirnamanCoachella 2009: Day TwoThe 2010 Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival will take place Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 2010 at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, Calif. Pre-sale and layaway plans go on sale today at coachella.com. Three-day passes start at $ ... More >>
This cold front is killing me. Literally. I think. Being from Florida, I don't do well when the temperature dips below, say, 72. I moved into pretty much the smallest, oldest bungalow on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach. The place is wonderfully funky. I love it. Or loved it. For the first ... More >>
About to head out to take on another day. Whee! Beth Stirnaman is here in OC Weekly Central (Motel 6 in Palm Springs) uploading pics, so soon you'll have some stuff to look at instead of just these awesome plain text posts. Heard Mentality blogger Nate Jackson is here, too. Say hi, Nate!Before shovi ... More >>
Oh gosh. It's almost here. Coachella. Three mind-melting days in the desert. Since the set times are up and all, let's look at what we're expecting to hit for suresies. Though of course, reality (fatigue, giant crowds, changing your mind, passing out from dehydration) may always get in the way.Here' ... More >>
First, major props to OC Register music writer Ben Wener for having such a great sense of humor about the original Wener Watch. He's a good sport!That being said, last week Wener returned to his old habits of writing really, really, really long opening paragraphs that are all one giant sentence (I'v ... More >>
I wanted to be the first person in the blogosphere to comment on what bands you should see at Coachella. So here goes. The Aggrolites -- LA's best white boy reggae/soul/funk band. They wear cool clothes and know how to throw a dance party. Thievery Corporation -- Maybe you know them, maybe you ... More >>
Though Sunday at Devil Dirt, the second collaboration between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, has been out overseas for months, it's just seeing a US release today. We've got a review in this week's Weekly, but here it is a few days early. Magical! Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Sunday at Devil D ... More >>
Starting Dec. 11, OC Weekly freelance photogrphaer Keith May is organizing an open-mike [sic] night on Tuesdays at Costa Mesa bar/restaurant La Cave. May is hoping to spotlight aspiring singer-songwriters with his new venture. If you think you have what it takes to be the next Leonard Cohen, Jo ... More >>
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