Supposedly, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is Shiflett's project band. More known as the Foo Fighters' and the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' lead
guitarist (and as the frontman for Jackson United), CSDP was borne out of a 2008 appearance at the Hootenanny, and Shiflett's love for classi ... More >>
(But first, a gratuitous link to photos of Lady Gaga Cookies.)www.myspace.com/e40For the first installment of Free Ticket Tuesdays, we are giving away a bonanza of tickets to E-40's show at the Grove, TSOL at the Galaxy and Los Campesinos! at the Glass House. Find out how to get them after the ju ... More >>
Editor's Note: Matt Buga is a Music Director at KUCI.
KUCI is the last bastion against sound-alike radio in Orange County and the voice of freedom for all the independent music that gets snubbed by the major labels. From the edge of University of California Irvine, KUCI brings you the latest in al ... More >>
The Hype: Back in August of 2009, I caught Girls open for Los Campesinos! to a half full Detroit Bar. Totally different scene last night. Kicking off a tour that culminates with an appearance at Coachella, the hotly tipped and recently OC Weekly featured Girls easily packed the place. Wit ... More >>
The Hype: Welsh indie-pop band Los Campesinos! released 2008's Hold on Now, Youngster...(Columbia Arts & Crafts) to strong reviews and decent sales (No. 45 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart). Tiding fans over with the single "the Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future" last September, the ... More >>
Chris VictorioMonday night might seem entirely too mellow to experience something like a Marilyn Manson concert. Well, if you truly believe that, you can't hang like the Grove of Anaheim crowd can, who last night took everything the shock rock icon was willing to give them. Photographer Chris Vic ... More >>
For real this time.Back in April, Welsh family band Los Campesinos!, the dudes behind 2008's excellent We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, were scheduled to play Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa the day before their Friday Coachella gig. Mysteriously, the show was canceled--neither by the venue nor the band-- ... More >>
Tired of the Black Eyed Peas yet? No? Great! Well, they're headlining the 25th installment of San Diego's Street Scene, happening on August 28 and 29 (three weeks after playing the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on August 7). Also playing: M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Wea ... More >>
Ate some food: veggie wrap from the aptly named "West Coast Wraps." Seemed like a safe bet. We shall see. There but by the grace of God go I! Weirdest option: "Waffleicious," "hot waffle ice cream sandwices." Seems impractical in this environment.
What next? Thinking about bouncing around from Los ... More >>
What up. On my laptop now, in the glorious PRESS TENT. Couches! Free (warm) water! It's...beautiful.I noticed that all of my phone posts didn't have any linebreaks, making all my posts look like one giant paragraph. That's fun.We're in full-on "sethopping" mode over here: saw most of Los Campesinos! ... 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 >>
Could this band look any cuter? No? Well, sorry to be the one to tell you, but you won't be able to see these dudes--Welsh indie popsters Los Campesinos!--at Detroit Bar tomorrow night as previously been scheduled. Their MySpace says the show has been "sadly canceled," and in its place at Detroit wi ... More >>
Even if you're not making it out to Coachella this weekend, there's plenty of runoff 'round these parts to keep you satisfied, with a plethora of artists playing the festival hitting us up on the way to Indio.
It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>
LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>