Owen The Constellation Room 8/2/13 Growing up in the wake of 1990's emo, the first bands I really got into were all under the umbrella of the sub-genre. Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance were my go to bands in middle school. I had no knowledge of some of the better bands that I could have been ... More >>
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Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
Classic concentration.Costa Mesa-based singer/songwriter Billy Kernkamp is playing four shows at the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest this month, a Thursday night residency that kicked off last week. So what better way to prepare for this historical musical event than shopping for comic books and G.I. ... More >>
Yeah, I haven't updated to the iPhone 3GS with the better camera yet.Friday Night: Art Brut, the Blood Arm at the Echo, Los Angeles; June 19, 2009.Better than: Listening to the bands Art Brut (playfully) criticized during their set (The Killers, Kings of Leon, U2).Best perk: Freebie show posters giv ... More >>
Coachella may be a distant, sweaty, sticky memory at this point, but that doesn't mean that I'm willing or able to shut up about it quite yet. Beth Stirnaman had some car troubles, causing her arduous trek from Indio to be delayed (and nothing's better than being stuck in Indio when there isn't a hu ... More >>
Hey, so sorry for not being very update-y last night: my iPhone's Internet apparently decided that we were no longer on speaking terms, and I didn't have any time to make it over to the LUXURIOUS PRESS TENT! because I was too busy seeing shows, man. So allow me to make up for lost time here.Paul McC ... More >>
It's been a weird year as far as announcing acts for Coachella go, mainly since they haven't yet.It's usually around this time, but a few days earlier--last year it was announced on Jan. 21. Word came earlier today that it was going to be announced on KROQ at 7:20 a.m. tomorrow (because, y'know, KRO ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
The year in music
Cinco De Me! Of meat and mariachis, Vidal Sassoon, and (ladies and gentlemen) Arnold Schwarzenegger!
2MEX and Ikey Owens work-for-hire Look Daggers
The last band lasts forever
Seven terrible Mexican remakes of American songs
FIFA 2005 introduces Mexicans to save its luster
Chris Ziegler spent 25 days on the road with diosmaybe the 25 most important days of their careerand he ended up in a Detroit hospital.
This monkeys gone to Coachella
To the Costa Mesa thugs who used to beat up Dan Mathews: The fat gay punk kid grew up to save lives and jet set with Pam Anderson. Howzabout you?
Coachellas sonic supermarket
Close your eyes and think of England
Voz de Mano succeeds despite living in LA
The rock & roll tragedies that should have been
The weirdness of John Wilkes Kissing Booth
Squeezing out Sparks
The rise and hard fall of rockabilly barber Jake Bricks
What the world needs now
Will the Girl be ruined by the good life? Stay tuned!