The Kettle DriversWhat a Thrillhttp://thekettledrivers.bandcamp.comCosta Mesa's own Kettle Drivers are about to engage in a month's worth of shows all around the county, including a residency at the Avalon Bar in their hometown, so nobody can say they don't keep busy. The trio's also had their al ... More >>
[Locals Only] And other insights from the gods of gospel/power/violence
They fake the surfing, not the surf rock
[Locals Only] TRMRS don't need no stinkin' vowels to play trash pop
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The Wildbirds With their lean, snake-hipped, bejeaned bodies, lank hair and chiseled features, the Wildbirds have the classic 1975 rock look down pat. And their music follows suit: unapologetic rock and roll that screams Ford administration Rolling Stones/Aerosmith/Tom Petty. “421” is a hit si ... More >>
EPMD Back To Back In Business
Dekes Guitar Geek Festival Wipes You Out
Dec. 21-Dec. 28 Get Out! Nightlife and More
Special Summer Festival Edition: You are the star!
Yearn to Be Blown
Nightlife & More: Jan. 19 - Jan. 26
Dekes Guitar Geek Fest 3 comes to the Jolly Roger
Link Wray WR.I.P.
Still alive and deadly
The Hootenanny has become predictable but thats good
Guitar Wolf leaves home
The Forty-Fives keep the van running
The genius of Los Straitjackets is genius
The fourth OC Weekly local music sampler
And the Dibs for veep!
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!
Oh, and the well-mannered Derailers, too
The Mosleys/Blue Streak/The Alan Broadbent Trio/Jeffries Fan Club/Snack Cake
Beautiful Downtown Fullerton
Friday, Aug. 6
Rhino exhumes the scariest rock of the 1950s, buries Alice Cooper
This years Blues Fest is best!