Mogwai (Band)

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Post Rock Songs

    Post-rock at its best is an ideal soundtrack for car chases, interstellar combat and nighttime prowls on the Serengeti. The music is composed with rock instruments--guitar, drums, swagger, etc.--but isn't chained to standard verse-chorus-verse structures. Instead, these songs rise and fall with dyna ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013

    Matt Costa Pulls Some Strings to Make His Music Soar

    Influenced by Mozart and Ennio Morricone, the indie folkster goes orchestra big for his latest album

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Top 10 Skateboarders That Became Musicians

    Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Matt Costa's Favorite Stage is Still the Sidewalk

    By: Arrissia OwenHuntington Beach-bred troubadour Matt Costa headed to the misty moors of Scotland to record his latest self-titled release, out February 12 (yeah, that's today!). He intended to record a rootsy, melancholy album entrenched in Americana, but once the jet landed things got a bit cucko ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    3hree Things: My 12 Favorite Albums Of 2011, Vol. 2 of 4

    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. Read the archives here. ​ Last week, I said I'd probably rearrange this list every time I took a look a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    3hree Things: A Post-Show, Post-Work, Post-Whatever Playlist

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which 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.​On tour, I spend a majority of my waking hours around loud, heavy, high energy rock music. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    3hree Things: Essential Rainy Day Albums

    ​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.Apparently, we're in for an uncharacteristically damp and gloomy week in Orange County. I can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Red Sparowes Use Really Long Song Titles But Want to Be Concise Songwriters

    ​Red Sparowes have a history of matching their cavernous, righteously beautiful instrumentals with suitably lofty conceptual angles. The LA post-rock act is responsible for tracks with names like "The Sixth Extinction Crept Up Slowly, Like Sunlight Through the Shutters, as We Looked Back in Regret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mogwai Screens Burning Today at Noon, Everywhere on the Internet​Scottish post-rock band Mogwai is screening their concert film Burning at noon today--on practically every music site on the Web. The virtual screening will include a Q&A with Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite (electric guitar, vocals) and the film's director Vincent Moon (of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Last Night: Crystal Antlers at The Smell

    BY NATE JACKSONLast Night: Crystal Antlers, Ancestors, Slang Chickens and Magic Lantern at The Smell, Los Angeles.Better Than: Missing Obama's inaugural address because you were stuck at your crappy job. Good thing there's TiVo.If you could choose one place to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Repeater, We Are Wolves and Sparrow Love Crew (kind of)

    Last night was a celebration of Weekly favorites and new friends at the Prospector in Long Beach. "Locals Only" alum Mikey B. (Le French Kanadian) is in town doing his thang to support his M For Montreal gig and paired up with the Weekly’s own Kevin P. bringing another great Pull Your Pants Up nig ... More >>