Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

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    August 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, August 8 Fartbarf Alex's Bar Fartbarf's name rules and everything about them rules- wanna know why? This Los Angeles trio, who call themselves post-neanderthal analogue synthesists, deliver gripping beats and mesmerizing ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Teri Gender Bender is Trying Hard Not To Believe in Curses Anymore

    We're used to hearing musicians talk about improving their ability to lose themselves on stage in an effort to slash, burn and entertain. It's rare to hear one say they think they might be overdoing it a bit, especially when it's someone whose nihilism fans have grown to love. Since she was a teena ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Says Bosnian Rainbows Killed His Desire to Be a Musical Dictator

    Most of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's music is defined by storminess. In the past, his creativity came in whirlwinds, thunderous opinions drenched in acid rain and an eccentric fogginess that left fans, friends and band mates no choice other than to blindly brace themselves for his next move. But that stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Frustrated Frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala Dissolves The Mars Volta

    The ethereal experimental sounds of prog-rock band the Mars Volta are no more. Loyal fans are awakening to the depressing news after vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala aired out all his frustrations on Twitter last night. "I can't sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta," he ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012

    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Trades in Stormy Dictatorship for Bosnian Rainbows

    After more than a decade of controlling his solo career and the Mars Volta with an iron fist, the guitar god is in the mood to collaborate

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Douglas and the Furs Bring Fuzz Rock to a Rooftop Near You

    [Locals Only] The band's recent stunt outside a Jack White show probably earned them a few fans

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Coachella Spotlight: Ximena Sariñana

    ​What kind of offspring can a director and screenwriter procreate? Of course someone that likely wants to be in the limelight, but if they're lucky, they'll emulate someone like singer/songwriter, and actress, 26-year-old Ximena Sariñana. But make no mistake this Mexican starlet, who began her c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Iggy and The Stooges at the Hollywood Palladium Last Night

    ​Iggy and The StoogesHollywood PalladiumDecember 1st, 2011Click here to see the slideshow.Iggy Pop is a living legend. Originally scheduled back in November but postponed due to Iggy breaking his foot, the Hollywood Palladium show was beyond sold out by fans feverishly awaiting to be bludgeoned wi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    Record Stores Revinylize OC

    The vinyl boom is fueling a resurgence of record retailers

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    April 21, 2011

    Thy Squid Play Squid Rock City!

    [Locals Only] The LBC trio talk influences and working with Ikey Owens of the Mars Volta

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    A Latin Alternative Music Guide to Coachella​ Although the Latin Alternative offerings of this year's Coachella Music & Arts Festival are few and far between, the acts that did make it onto the roster of performing artists are diverse and definitely worthy of attention. Of course, the biggest draw is the highly touted Caifa ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Ximena Sariñana

    Detroit Bar

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    April 23, 2010

    TONIGHT: RX Bandits and Zechs Marquise at the Glass House

    ​If you missed their sunburned Coachella performance and want to catch the Long Beach prog rock alchemists Rx Bandits before they head off to Europe, you're in luck. Their second-to-last gig is happening tonight, at the Glass House. 

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Omar Rodriguez Lopez, 'Xenophanes'

    ​​​We're not used to hearing a whole lot out of the mouth of multi-instrumentalist/composer Omar Rodriguez Lopez (guitarist for The Mars Volta and El Groupo Nuevo). His guitar does most of the talking. With twelve studio albums worth of Latin-drenched prog jams swirling in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Tomorrow: Blank Blue and Zech's Marquis at The Prospector

    Finding a place that serves mind-bending psychedelics and stiff drinks in the same  building on a Tuesday night is undoubtedly a fortunate find. That is of course unless your a regular at The Prospector. In that case, you know that anything's possible at the monthly event Wildest Dreams Come Tr ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    [Sprawl of Sound] All Excess Pass

    The problem with hipster dance DJs, plus a Mars Volta member's solo album

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Live Review: The Mars Volta at UCI on 01/30

    Fighting your way into the center of the pit at a Mars Volta show is no easy task. Hoards of O.C. hipsters and prog-rock junkies found that out the hard way as the L.A.-based eight piece thrashed and howled on a stage erected atop a basketball court (of all places) at the UCI Bren Events Center on W ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    High Concept, Dude

    Arena prog-rockers the Mars Volta demand so much of you

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Gold Standard Laboratories Calls It Quits

    Southern California indie label Gold Standard Laboratories announced it will be ceasing operations this month after 14 years of championing uncompromising underground music. Although GSL will stop releasing new music, it will continue to sell its gem-laden back catalog through Redeye Distribution/11 ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007

    Locals Only

    It's Very Stimulating: Sound Trolley delivers the underground’s cultural splendors

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    June 14, 2007


    Rhino Records