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Menomena

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 25 Ramona Falls Constellation Room Brent Knopf was the polymath co-founder of Portland's Menomena, the impressively (or was that intimidatingly?) creative band that would reverse-engineer their live songs from an insane collection of custom loops--kind of like an indie rock band d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2013

    Ramona Falls

    Constellation Room

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    Bands That Should Be Huge in 2012

    [Mental Notes] Who will be this year's Young the Giant?

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Five Local Bands Who Should Be Huge in 2012

    ​Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Kiev Wants You to See the Color of Music

    ​ A few days ago, Kiev--made up of Robert Brinkerhoff (vocals, guitar), Brandon Corn (drums), Derek Poulsen (bass), Alex Wright (keys), and Andy Stavas (keys, saxophone)--caught up with us to talk about how much things have progressed since OC Weekly last interviewed them, and how the OC Music Aw ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2011

    Menomena Is Menomenal

    The OC-by-way-of Portland group doesn't have enough hands but still puts out gems

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Kiev in 3D at Segerstrom Center PLUS Five Local Bands We Wish Would Put On a 3D Show

    ​Kiev is opening for Menomena at Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series next week, and apparently they have a few gimmicks they didn't roll out at the OC Music Awards when they won Best Indie Band this year. 

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Menomena and Kiev Kick Off Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series

    An old Menomena photo with Brent Knopf​On May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy.  The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    3hree Things: My 9 Favorite Albums Of 2010, Vol. 3 of 3

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of Orange County's favorite alt-rock band, Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    3hree Things: Concert-Goers That I Could Happily Do Without

    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 as an OC native.​I love live music. I always have. In the 90's I'd go to every show I could afford to. Most w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    3hree Things: Why I Listened To Menomena's New Record 43 Times This Weekend (And Am Not Even Remotely Sick Of It Yet)

    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 moved from Irvine to back to Orange just over two months ago, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    SXSW: Ms. Bea's Backyard Report

    SXSW can have a curious numbing effect on the unprepared. The overstimulation is so pronounced, eventually one's body can't tolerate any more and it begins to withdraw. Even a sweet-tooth can only eat so much candy before the sickness sets in, and SXSW practically shoves it down your throat. It's mo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Screw the Industry Weasels

    Think small (bands) and youll have a good time at SXSW

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