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 >>
I liked food before it was cool. I remember a time when trying the weirdest thing on the menu was still weird. I remember getting sighs from my friends as we drove miles out of way just to try a new restaurant. Do the same things now and you get street cred instead. People think my love of food i ... More >>
No plans this week? Go see some live music! These are the five local shows worth checking out this week.
The Glass House
Friday, November 9Haymarket SquaresSlidebar The Haymarket Squares specialize in a quick clip brand of folk music. Using mandolin, piano, and whistling, they weave a folk tapestry while busting lyrics about righteous anger and the songs of Britney Spears. N ... More >>
[Locals Only] Despite some minor setbacks, it takes more than a couple of disasters to keep this duo down
The Irvine's quintet are house-hunting, but not ready to leave us just yet
Minus the BearNov. 3, 2011The Glass House, PomonaSeattle's Minus the Bear owe much of their signature sound to singer Jake Snider, whose voice resonates on the band's recordings with frosty detachment. Floating like an iceberg across proggy morse-code guitar riffs, angular rhythmics and wonky syn ... More >>
I've been overseas for a week, playing string of European festival dates. The fests we've played have been much like Coachella or Bonaroo back in the states; they're three or four day events, have multiple stages, feature bands of all sorts of genres, and are built around camping, imbibing, sunbu ... More >>
Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of our favorite Irvine alt-rock band, Thrice, starts his weekly column today. He's going to blog about everything from local haunts to his favorite bands, so watch out for your weekly dose of Riley's 3hree Things. Thrice's drummer Riley Breckenridge is starting a week ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, more concert cancellations, Rage against Arizona, and Minus the Bear show review
Danielle BacherThe Hype: Sweden's Shout Out Louds decided to take a break after the release of their second album, Our Ill Wills, and its attendant world tour. Now, however, the five members--frontman Adam Olenius, bassist Ted Malmos, guitarist Carl Von Arbin, drummer Eric Edman and keyboardist B ... More >>
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www.myspace.com/minusthebearSaw this message on Twitter and just got confirmation from Minus the Bear's management: Tonight's show at the Glass House in Pomona is postponed due to a family emergency.
Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyThe Antlers' Peter Silberman, fittingly blurry.The Hype: The trembling noise and the trembling vocals on last year's Hospice earned the Antlers major buzz as mortality-and-morality-obsessed decedents of, say, Arcade Fire and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. And ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: 'Total Surfer Blood Live,' the Morning Benders, andent with don't count on camping at Coachella
What's over there?Originally posted March 25, 10:42 a.m. Updated March 29 with new tour mate; see below.Two auspicious things have happened for the Irvine lads in the band formerly known as The Jakes. One of them involves Ted Turner.
The line-up for this year's Sasquatch was just announced and hey, turns out it's another festival line-up we'd much rather go see than Coachella.Sasquatch, which is famously held at the Gorge in Washington (two hours outside of Seattle), will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30. The line ... More >>
Newport Beach's Saosin just released their their second album, In Search of Solid Ground, this past Tuesday. Rather than rest on their hard-rockin' laurels, they're preparing a headlining show at the House of Blues in Anaheim: well, on December 20. So lots of preparation. Tickets are on sale this ... More >>
Via Coachella.com: 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 >>
Minus the Bear
The Velvet Teen