The Glass House
April 10, 2013
It's that time of year again, when the lucky few (or around 100,000) ascend to the desert on two special weekends for this thing called Coachella. Maybe you've heard of it? Supposedly a bunch of cool bands play, and because of that, they can't tour around ... More >>
Late last year, we found out that Cold War Kids' guitarist Jonathan Russell was quitting. Our source told us not to break the news; there were tours and albums to be released. Not wanting to burn our source, we waited to see what happened--and today, the LA Times reports that former Modest Mouse ... More >>
North Carolina's 1990s noise rockers Archers of Loaf are touring, marking the band's first tour since 1998. The band saw significant airplay on alternative radio, and was perhaps best known in indie circles for their 1993 debut album Icky Mettle, which featured fuzzy, guitar-driven rock with squa ... More >>
Wendy Lynch/MyspaceModest MouseEver notice what bizarre instruments indie rockers have been using on stage? It may enhance the sound at times, but whipping out a melodica or tuba always makes me wonder what the hell were they were thinking. Artists like Sufjan Stevens and Modest Mouse need to cut ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? Ours started off at KROQ's annual Miss Double D-Cember contest at the Slidebar in Fullerton, hosted by Kevin and Bean. Then there was the 20th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival grounds. We relived our punk days with Dead Kennedys at the ... More >>
Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors are one of Orange County's most promising current bands, having toured all over the place with Modest Mouse and landed a spot on the Vice Records roster. UK garage act the Horrors have had one of the best 2009s of anyone, with their sophomore album Primary Colours end ... More >>
Last Saturday, really: Modest Mouse and The Night Marchers at the Grove of Anaheim, Aug. 29, 2009.Better than: Getting into a thumb war during a night at the opera. Read on...I don't remember a whole lot from the last time I saw Modest Mouse, which was in 2004 at Soma in San Diego, but I do remem ... More >>
Beth StirnamanDon't be fooled. This picture is actually from Friday at Street Scene in San Diego, not Saturday at the Grove of Anaheim.You've heard what clubs editor Spencer Kornhaber thought about Saturday night's Modest Mouse show at the Grove of Anaheim, and sure, it was great, and we all love ... More >>
Seeing as how we're the closest Village Voice Media paper to San Diego, we feel a profound sense of obligation to cover this weekend's Street Scene festival. Yes, that's right, obligation--not the opportunity to hang out in the Gaslamp District checking out awesome bands. It's all about obligatio ... More >>
If you'll drive from OC to Coachella, then I'm assuming everyone's cool with me posting info about the San Diego Street Scene. The 25th annual event takes place Aug. 28 and 29 in the East Village (which is near Big Corporate Baseball Park). This year's lineup is top heavy with hip-hop thanks to appe ... More >>
Here's a big one: Modest Mouse, former indie darlings turned mainstream superstars via the massive--and extremely surprising at the time--success of "Float On" are coming to the Grove of Anaheim on August 29. Tickets are on sale this Saturday at noon; $35, and $37.50 at the door (if in fact there ar ... More >>
Tired of the Black Eyed Peas yet? No? Great! Well, they're headlining the 25th installment of San Diego's Street Scene, happening on August 28 and 29 (three weeks after playing the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on August 7). Also playing: M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Wea ... More >>
In the past six months Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors have played CMJ, SXSW and toured the country with Modest Mouse, but tonight they're back in their hometown, playing a gig at the cozy Avalon Bar. They're on the radio on Sirius XM, they've been covered by Pitchfork, etc., etc.--the point is that th ... More >>
Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors have been as popular lately as the Octomom has been unpopular, selling out theaters across the country with their sweet opening gig on Modest Mouse's current tour. They continue their momentum today with a new digital-only EP, Perception of Reality, available now on iTun ... More >>
Review by Reza Allah-Bakhshi
The Helio Sequence with Modern Memory and The Builders and the Butchers
Feb. 28, 2008
Better Than: Not going to see a rad band.
Download: "Keep Your Eyes Ahead" off the Helio Sequence Myspace page.
I arrived at Detroit halfway into Modern Memory's set. ... More >>
Freelancer Ben Westhoff (you may recognize the name from "The Efron Scandal") posted this provocative list on our sister paper Pitch Weekly's blog. We reprint it here because this is a time of giving (said the atheist).
By BEN WESTHOFF
1. Worst Album: Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
This cerebral garbag ... More >>
And now for the something-like-43rd time Matt Costa's been mentioned in the Weekly: What's there left to say?
On Sunday night, the Detroit Bar was packed.
And it wasn't really for their usual Karaoke Sundays, or even for any announced show at all.
The Huntington Beach resident with the curio ... More >>
Two films that played in Orange County in March and April to wide critical acclaim--if by "wide critical acclaim" you mean "received positive reviews from OC Weekly"--will screen up the road in that little berg that natives call Los Angeles in the days ahead.
Of Quality of Life, a drama about the l ... More >>