María del Pilar could barely muster a song from her creative soul two years ago, much less plot an ambitious trilogy of albums. The former energetic frontwoman for Latin Alternative indie rockers Los Abandoned had lost nearly all enthusiasm for the craft as she was mired in a deep, unproductive fun ... More >>
When the Seattle sound exploded in the early '90s and went on to define a generation, Stone Gossard was one of the people most responsible for the sound. As the rhythm guitarist of Pearl Jam, Gossard wrote some of the band's biggest hits. His other, lesser-known band, Brad, has done pretty well fo ... More >>
Afie Jurvanen, who takes on the stage name Bahamas when he's playing his sparse, beautiful compositions, is poised to take on the world, one love song at a time. As we caught up with him over the phone, driving home from his mother's house in Toronto, we talked to him about his songwriting simila ... More >>
The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage). Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>
[Locals Only] The LBC trio talk influences and working with Ikey Owens of the Mars Volta
The folksy rocker responds to his toughest critics, and what's worth learning from those rips
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyArcade FireThe Coachella lineup will soon be announced, but rumors are already circulating about who is headlining this year. We have some theories, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The guessing game will continue on, and it's encouraged by the festival through many int ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMy Morning Jacket and Avi BuffaloAug. 12, 2010The Greek Theatre The difference between a young buzz band and a primed-and-polished touring act shone apparent last night at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, which hosted My Morning Jacket with Long Beach's Avi Buffalo ope ... More >>
Founder Doug Martsch's storied past comes out in the band's songs
DustinBeatty.comLuke GrimesDustin Beatty, editor-in-chief and creative director of LA-based Anthem Magazine, wears a lot of hats (I saw him rocking a few of them while interning for the magazine some three years ago). Besides throwing everyone's favorite annual Coachella pool party, he's also a ... More >>
The kings of highbrow power-pop-punk are still overwhelming millions every day
It's no secret that many of us "alt-weekly" types like to puff out our chests and proudly claim the bands that manage emerge successfully onto the world stage from our little sliver of local culture. But now and then it's important to remember that at one time none of us knew who they were. They ... More >>
[The Sex Pistols are playing only one US date on their current tour. Ben Marcus went to Las Vegas to file this review of their opening date for Heard Mentality.] Jonesy’s Jukebox on Indie 103.1FM is a guilty addiction we’ll have to live without for most the next three months—all summer long w ... More >>
Dusty Rhodes and the River Band Raise Classic Rock to a Higher Power
Holy Fuck’s Raw Music Is As Provocative As Their Name
Sonic Youth are old yet still great
Learning to like Ambrosia
Think small (bands) and youll have a good time at SXSW
'Please note that Spackle is a registered trademark of the Muralo company. Please note this in future articles when referring to Spackle.'
A conversation with director James Longley
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Totimoshi nice notes and everything
Nightlife and more: Nov. 2 - Nov. 9
OnDVD: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: Collectors Edition
Aimee Bender: A willful creature
The return of Dinosaur Jr.
There was a time when Southern rock was a reveille for radicals
Rock & rolls last encores at the Ponderosa Stomp
If Built to Spill's Doug Martsch ever wrote his life story...
To make a long story short . . .
Its not just a band, its an adventure
Dios: Still crazy after all these years
The Blue Whales try to stay afloat in OC
Let Jim show you how
The Girl ranks OCs least annoying beaches
Why isnt the Busstop Hurricanes Twisty Lemons a whole lot more famous?
Washburns wedding day! El Dorados reunion! Mike Boehm on air guitar!
What the hell are you listening to?
Yes! Pearl Jam!
For Giant Sucking Sound, gigs are for kicks
And thank God for that!
The Offspring vs. the unbearable being of liked-ness