We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us--we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their "Big Me" video back in the 90s--but that was when music videos premiered on MTV--not Vevo--and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement ... More >>
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In one of the most adorable collaboration albums of the year, Weezer, Atreyu's Brandon Saller (a local-er!), Paramore's Hayley Williams, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, OK Go, Sondre Lerche and many more artists have contributed to The Muppets: Green Album, a tribute to the music of the Muppets. ... More >>
We're nearing the end of Movember--the month where men grow a mustache for the 30 days of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer--so we thought we'd do our bit by bringing you a list of the hottest musicians with mustaches.A lot has been said about John Oates', Freddie Mercury's and Frank Z ... More >>
A few days ago, we witnessed OK Go's latest video for their single "Last Leaf." Made up of hundreds of photographs--15 still shots for every second of the two minute, 44 second video--it's a touching story of love and loss drawn...on pieces of toast.Because it seemed really simple yet conv ... More >>
OK Go's video for their latest single, "Last Leaf" is totally made up of photographs--15 still shots for every second of the two minute, 44 second video. All on what looks like edible toast. It's totally cute, like a Shel Silverstein book. But it also leads me to think that OK Go are far better a ... More >>
So OK Go took their performance art music videos to the next level by including trained doggies!!! Animals choreography = millions of reposts, so those guys are definitely doing something right.Watch the video after the jump: apparently, 4 lbs of dog treats were used every day in the making of ... More >>
So Matt Costa's third (and latest) album Mobile Chateau is out next week on Brushfire Records. It's streaming on SoundCloud right now if you'd like to listen to it here. Most of it is pretty typical, palatable Costa stuff...until you hear the song "Drive," which sounds a lot like the Zombies' 196 ... More >>
Sound Spectrum in Laguna Beach is a venerable record store with an incredible reggae selection and albums from local artists. The store opened in the late 1960s and remains a small time capsule of Laguna from back then. The shop has some sweet finds, like original psychedelic calendars and gifts. Ow ... More >>
Here it goes again, indeed. OK Go are in town tonight, playing their rescheduled House of Blues Anaheim date. Last month's show was scrapped due to lead singer Damian Kulash's health, but he's apparently got got got gotten over it (teehee!). Previously scheduled opening acts IO Echo and Jaguar Love ... More >>
Tomorrow's OK Go show at the House of Blues in Anaheim? Totally canceled! Well, rescheduled, actually. According to a note on OK Go's official Web site, lead singer Damian Kulash has fallen ill, and "his doctor has ordered him not to sing for the next 48 hours." The new date is April 10. You'd hope ... More >>
Not the busiest of week for on-sale dates, but we've still got OK Go (in case anyone needs to score a wacky montage scene from a sitcom circa 2006), a bunch of Howard Stern Show personalities, and more.
Here's another roundup from our pal Jeff Shaw: Ah, the New Year. Time of transformation, time of bubbly-spawned magic, time of awkward passes and resolutions you mean at the time. While you're preparing for the long sled ride down Hangover Hill, here's some topical listening material. 5. Death Cab ... More >>