When a band or solo artist announces they're going on a farewell tour, it's usually met with collective shrugs and eyerolls. Why? Because--as Kiss proved--by bilking customers into thinking that this is their last hurrah, they can charge a ridiculous amount of ... More >>
Jon Gitchoff/Riverfront TimesUPDATE: Aug. 8, 2011, 12:00 p.m. : So when we talked about Lucinda Williams headlining the Great Park Flights & Sounds Summer Festival on Saturday, we didn't know it was a free event. But the country music star will take the Great Park stage at 8:15 p.m. on August ... More >>
The weekend starts Friday, with the Get Up Kids swinging through Pomona's Glass House. One of our featured artists in this week's music section, the quintet's members have long since passed any form of being kids in favor of having their own. Yet the band's ups, downs and all-arounds, combined wi ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyGreen Day at Verizon Amphitheatre on Tuesday.This week, we discovered another OC music magazine to link to. Guess what it's called! In local music news, we've got Runner Runner, Green Day, Snoop Dogg and more...
Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses Riding into Orange CountyAlt-country singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" last night, performs June 19 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine. And that's good news.We're a ... More >>
BY COLE HADDONOn January 26, the world celebrates Australia Day. This week, in honor
of the only country we can think of with its own international holiday, we celebrate ten essentials of Aussie rock.The Living End, "Prisoner of Society": The Living End (pictured) is
Australia's greatest punk-rock b ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>
songwriter, massage therapist, cleaning person, seamstress, mother, grandmother. Whatever it takes to keep doing what I want to do and not be subject to some power-hungry boss who jerks people around or some company that makes promises it doesnt keep. Id