We sat down with singer songwriter Dustin Illingworth of the Costa Mesa-based band Tide Pools to talk about Grief is a Wilderness, the album he considers the best thing he's ever done.
It's clear that Yellow Red Sparks are the kind of band committed to fighting the good fight. In the years since their heartfelt folk rock sound branched out of the OC music scene, they've managed to hold onto the work ethic that elevated them to one of the must-see acts in places like Detroit Bar, L ... More >>
"What's going on over there?"Jeff Mangum, the reclusive singer of Neutral Milk Hotel, halted a rare public appearance at Coachella on Saturday night to call attention to a distressed fan. At first, Mangum wasn't sure what happened. "Sorry, I thought someone passed out," he said.Then security rushed ... More >>
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OC Music Awards Showcase 1: Best Live Band, with Jeramiah Red, Paulie Pesh, the Gromble, Strange Birds and James FletcherJan 3, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaLast night saw Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar kick off the first in a series of showcases comprising the OC Music Awards. The five groups, competing ... More >>
Circa:Now! will be performed, but not by these guysCover songs are a dicey subject. On the one hand, you got your bands that write their own awesome shit and play other people's tunes as either a nod to great music or as a fun escape from their own material. But on the other, you got your band ... More >>
[Locals Only] A. Wesley Chung's chamber-pop combo plugs their new, 23-song album.
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 >>
According to Pitchfork, the long-stalled art film Major Organ and the Adding Machine has finally been assigned a DVD release date. On Sept. 14, record label Orange Twin will release the film along with a double CD featuring the music of various artists as well as additional film footage. A ... More >>
Alex Delivery Star Destroyer (Jagjaguwar) Release date: April 24, 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. Okay ... More >>
Think small (bands) and youll have a good time at SXSW
A couple of weeks ago, I walked into the office and caught Steve belting out the chorus of "Love Will Tear Us Apart." As surreal and surprisingly awesome as it was, you astute readers out there will know that it was simply practice for his piece "Emotional Rescue," in which he explains why when we'r ... More >>
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