Kate Nash The Observatory 5/9/13 I'm not gonna lie; it was a bit jarring at first to see Kate Nash strut onto The Observatory's stage last night in a tattered black dress, creepers, and long black hair with bleach blonde highlights. I was expecting a charming, quaint, redheaded girl to shyly sidle u ... More >>
By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>
By: Shea SerranoThree, maybe four times in the last month, my car has been broken into. I suppose at least a portion of that is my fault, both macro and micro. Macro: I mean, if I'd have maybe paid more attention in school, I'd probably make more money than I do today, which means I wouldn't have ... More >>
While attending Estancia High School in Costa Mesa during the 1980s, Jim Cooper loved the punk-influenced North Wales band the Alarm, which broke up in 1991.Reading the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Cooper discovered Alarm frontman Mike Peters pulled a hoax on the record industry. An idea for a movie w ... More >>
The 25-year-old actress/musician Lily Allen is launching new boutique label "In the Name Of," which will receive financial backing from Sony Music. The first signing for the label is Brooklyn electro-pop duo Cults, whose debut album will be released later this year.
I've been bear-hugged by Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green. Talked politics with Toby Keith. Sat with Norah Jones just weeks after her multi-platinum debut dropped and killed a pint of Bushmills with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson. All of this went down during the past decade while writing for Florida ... 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 >>
Review by Shawn Smith Better Than: Sitting home listening to raindrops hitting the pavement outside your bedroom window while watching reruns of I Love New York 2. The Bird and the Bee's Inara George rocks a granny dress like no one's business. But we'll get to that later. First, we must wax o ... More >>
The Bird and the Bee bring brilliant bossa flavor to SoCal
Shock! Rapper Common links public and private issues with thoughtfulness!
[photo by Marc Goldstein] Making a classic SoCal newcomer mistake, I only gave myself 45 minutes to drive from Costa Mesa to Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre, where influential public radio station KCRW was holding its sixth annual Sounds Eclectic concert; this year proceeds go to help conver ... More >>
OC Weekly exclusive video of Girl Talk's performance at last night's Diesel jeans party here. If you put on your headphones, get your face right up next to the screen, and dowse yourself in other people's sweat, it'll be just like you were there. Below: You know how we do at SXSW. No one parties li ... More >>