• Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Year in Review: Best of Albums and Tracks Lists Reveals Much Love for Animal Collective

    Approximately 800 zillion records were released in the past 12 months, and that's just the ones issued on old-fashion CD. Like never before, definitive tallies of the year's greatest are absurd. But us music geeks still like to see what others were obsessed with--even if it's just to get a head shak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Today in Music News: Thom Yorke, Kid Cudi vs. Lady Gaga, Spoon, Rolling Stones

    Thom Yorke pulls a totally cool move and shows up at Copenhagen climate change conference "as a press person."Kid Kudi tells Lady Gaga goodbye--or was he asked to leave after punching a fan?The review collectors at Metacritic dub Spoon top overall artist of the decade.Save the jokes about wrinkles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: Guitar Hero: The Beatles

    OK, so the jokes in this video will surely fly over the heads of all but the most ardent rhythm game enthusiasts, but there are a ton out there at this point, so I feel pretty secure in posting this. Tomorrow is Beatles Day across the globe--what with the much anticipated release of not only The Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    TONIGHT: Deerhunter at Detroit Bar, the Dead Weather at the Glass House

    ‚ÄčThere's something about every August 27, 2009, that makes it a big night for shows. The warm weather? The fact that it's Street Scene eve? Pent-up Ted Kennedy/Dominick Dunne mourning? Who knows.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Pop Noir Score Gigs Opening for Doves

    Costa Mesa dancey-electro trio Pop Noir will be opening up for noted English indie rockers Doves (also a trio! weird!) during two of their southern California dates this week--Thursday at the House of Blues in San Diego, and Friday right here (well, "here," relatively speaking) at the House of Blues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Long Beach's Crystal Antlers Face Critics, Aren't Obliterated

    It's a surprisingly rare that a band in the Weekly's Orange County-Long Beach-Glasshouse jurisdiction has enough heft to get its debut reviewed nationally. On the strength of their 2008 self-titled EP and a few rounds of live performances at industry showcases like South by Southwest and CMJ, Crysta ... More >>

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    Ah, the Smell of It

    Das Parfum is a beloved novel. Is Perfume a stinky movie?

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    The Art of Bodily Horror

    A History of Violence director David Cronenberg talks about history and violence