[Locals Only] The Long Beach band deliver heavy, sweeping shoegaze you can actually look up to
The opening scene of Highland's music video for "Railroads" centers on singer/guitarist Scott Holmes' slow immersion in a dark beach cave in which moving shadows and other stoner hallucinations abound. Surrounded by the band's waves of slowly mutating soundscapes and washed-out distortion, subtle ha ... More >>
They're the latest band with an LA album sound
The NYC dream popsters add synthesizers to the mix on their new record, 'Fluorescence'
The giants of geek rock are ready to play sitcoms, apology sets
Todd Barnes/OC WeeklyCheck out our Starfucker slideshow here!StarfuckerOctober 29, 2010Detroit BarLast night's gig at Detroit Bar was the last stop for Oregon indie-electro band Starfucker. Despite being on the road for weeks, it didn't appear they had lost any steam. Playing synthy, catchy ... More >>
www.myspace.com/schoolofsevenbells As an addendum to yesterday's Free Ticket Tuesdays, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the School of Seven Bells' Detroit show on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Doña Nick Gil (from left), Doña Billy Gil and Doña Jason Hanakeawe Meet Doña Nicha. This shoegaze-y, alt-rock band with a Latin twist was formerly based in Long Beach. Made up of two brothers and a family friend (they've recently added another family member on bass), the band writes noise po ... More >>
[Coachella 2010] Nine acts that stand out from the sweaty, dusty crowd
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by stepping into a music store like Sam Ash or Guitar Center, then NAMM, the massive music trade show that kicked off Thursday at the Anaheim Convention Convention Center and runs through Sunday, is not for you. Andrew YoussefYour senses are bombarded by the errant ... 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 >>
Spencer KornhaberThe "Hand of Man" crushes autos.While Albert's still sweating it out (literally! ha!) at some polo field in the desert, my Coachella experience -- my first Coachella experience -- is over. But it was fun. Why? Top things about Saturday from a neophyte:This is a good festival. Water ... More >>
Last Night: Nine Inch Nails at the Forum September 6, 2008. Better Than: destroying your musical instruments at home. Download: The whole new Nine Inch Nails album "The Slip" for free The Nine Inch Nails "Lights In The Sky" tour descended upon the Forum to a hometown crowd eager to soak up the b ... More >>
Better Than: Driving all the way to Los Angeles and paying to park. Download: "Lectric" from their album Hideout Some bands have a difficult time replicating their sound in the live format. Film School are not one of those bands, as they manage to drown their audience in waves of sound. In order ... More >>
Ulrich Schnauss Puts a New Swirl on Shoegaze Rock
Strategy Future Rock (Kranky) Release date: May 21, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. Strategy (Portlan ... More >>
Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes
The mighty Forced Exposure distribution company is America's lifeline to the fertile global electronic-music underground—as well as many other arcane sonic delicacies. Whenever a package from FE arrives, I can be assured a bounty of excellent sounds from the planet's most forward-thinking so ... More >>
2MEX and Ikey Owens work-for-hire Look Daggers
Kill them all
Groove Ensemble and Take Back, tonight!
The quiet determination of Sofia Coppola