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  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The Monkees Reflect on Becoming Real Musicians and Their Psychedelic Movie 'Head'

    By: Claudia Schou Dedicated Monkees fans can take in The Monkee Experience with three of the original members--Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork--as they embark on 24-city musical tour called "Midsummer's Night with The Monkees," making a stop on Tuesday night at the Terrace Theater in Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films Every Music Writer Should Own

    For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Five Songs In Memory of Ravi Shankar

    On December 11 in San Diego, the world lost a great musician, spiritual leader, and sitar player -- Ravi Shankar. Most known in the United States for his relationship with The Beatles, Shankar helped introduce Indian music to the west, opening minds and ears to new tuning systems and instruments. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: Conor Oberst, Dr. Dog

    Monday, October 1 The Two FoscariSegerstrom Center for the Arts The LA Opera makes a one-night-only appearance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to perform Giuseppe Verdi's The Two Foscari. Verdi based his three-act opera on the historical play of the same n ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012

    Ravi Shankar Is Sitariffic

    Forgive us, we're only going to get to use that once

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    For Ravi Shankar, There'll Always Be Sitars in the Sky

    ‚ÄčIndian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has been an illustrious name since the mid-'60s, largely through his association with George Harrison and the Beatles, whose music was profoundly influenced by Shankar's mastery of the Indian classical raga form; his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Five Ways to Celebrate Leo Fender's Birthday!

    ‚ÄčIt's sort of mind bending to think that the county responsible for nurturing the careers of such establishment-defending squares as Richard Nixon, Mike Carona and Deborah Pauley also produced a prolific harbinger of rock & roll. We speak of course of Leo Fender, instrumental creator of the St ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Daydream Believer Nation

    Some of the Monkees' prefab music-by-committee attains classic status

  • Culture

    November 16, 2006

    'Indians Scattered On Dawn's Highway Bleeding'

    Naw, just a bunch of white kids watching the Doors

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Born in Chicago, Buried Alive in OC

    60s blues pioneers are due to get their due