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    September 30, 2014

    Puig Destroyer: A Virtual Hardcore Band For Real Baseball Fans

    Riley Breckenridge, best known as the drummer of Thrice, geeks out to baseball as much as he does to percussion. He's in two fantasy leagues, one of them is a keeper league where games last several years at a time. He reads the Baseball Prospectus and verses himself in experimental statistical analy ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Coachella's Best Parties

    A road map to the best festival parties, and how to get in (or not)!

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    April 23, 2012

    Ten Hot, Sweaty, Silly Coachella Dances, In GIF Form

    During Coachella's second weekend, temperatures topped 100 degrees every day. Yet somehow folks were dancing even crazy-er! Most just stripped down and let the sweat flow. Here are the ten funkiest, silliest Coachella dancers we saw, in GIF form! They inspired us to get down our own self.

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    April 16, 2012

    Five Best Guitar Moments at Coachella

    See also*The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesThis year's Coachella lineup mostly favored artists not necessarily known for guitar prowess, but let it be ... More >>

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    April 15, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14, 2012

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Day One *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the Performers*Radiohead, Weekend 1: No Alarms, No Surprises Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Thrice Are Family Guys

    After nearly two years of both tragedy and triumph on the home front, Irvine's favorite post-hardcore band work it all out with their new album, 'Major/Minor'

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    July 22, 2011

    Kreayshawn Gets Nominated Best New Artist at the VMAs--and Other WTF Moments This Year

    ​I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    3hree Things: Colour Revolt's New Record, 'The Cradle'

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music.I mentioned in a June 3hree Things that I thought 2010 had been a ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    3hree Things: Songs I've Heard Almost Every Day For The Past Two Months That You Need To Hear Immediately (If You Haven't Already)

    ​I got home from tour yesterday. Forty shows in 40 cities across the US and Canada, in 46 days with Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band, Bad Veins, and The Dig. While I'm ecstatic to be home, I'm physically, aurally, and socially exhausted--a post-tour-stress syndrome that is almost as gratify ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Thrice Cancels Tour

    Local boys Thrice canceled its tour with co-headliners Manchester Orchestra and O'Brother because of a family emergency, which means no shows from now through May 9. Photography by Fever Dragon​

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    June 9, 2009

    OC Alt Rockers, Where are they now?

    Jamison Covington (left) and Parker CaseIt's not news that OC alternative rockers Faulter and JamisonParker are no longer producing music, but for those of you who followed these bands in the mid 2000's, you may be wondering what they're up to these days. Andy Carpenter, lead singer of Faulter, has ... More >>

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    January 22, 2008

    Coachella lineup announced

    Via FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>