Great soul songs conjure hazy images of smoke-filled clubs, sweaty suit-and-tied horn sections shuffling through dodgy choreography, and singers so viscerally passionate you're afraid for their blood pressure. While groups like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have revived the genre, dusty stacks of r ... More >>
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Friday, April 5 Feeding PeopleFingerprints Feeding People play a delightful brand of fuzzy-buzzy garage rock seasoned with reverby vocals and spooky-circus guitar riffs. At times, they're reminiscent of the Doors (but if the Doors had made it to the late '70s.) Another way to conceptualize Feedin ... More >>
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Masterlink products can be found at The Meat House in Brea, City Foods in Long Beach and directly from their factory in Fullerton. And they're constantly working on new products, like their new spice line. And fellas, the experimental meat flavor was awesome! Let us know when it hits the market.Our ... More >>
The Heartless Bastards may have grown from a power trio to a quartet, moved labels (from blues-rock purveyors Fat Possum to Partisan), and reshuffled a the lineup quite a bit, but the heart (heh) of the group, Erika Wennerstrom, hasn't lost the powerful, melancholy voice that made critics all stand ... More >>
On December 11 in San Diego, the world lost a great musician, spiritual leader, and sitar player -- Ravi Shankar. Most known in the United States for his relationship with The Beatles, Shankar helped introduce Indian music to the west, opening minds and ears to new tuning systems and instruments. Th ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Spare Notes is a new Weekly music feature highlighting outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working their asses off to put out new music.]Guitarist and Kettle Drivers main man Greg Johnson has every reason to feel buoyant. His band's latest release, Digital Demo ... More >>
It might sound random that a comic would open for a musician like Kenny Loggins but as Craig Shoemaker put it when he talked to OC Weekly last year, "It's actually not too random because a lot of artists did it. It's really a smart move because laughter cuts through any negative impatience." For som ... More >>
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Who are these regular dudes?Let's pretend to pretend that you've never heard of Jay-Z and Kanye West. Partly because this appears to be the only way people can enjoy them -- especially the latter -- anymore. "Real rap fans," as they say, are so sick of these two, and rap production has gotten ... More >>
Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne. It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be ... More >>
Dave Green of the Brit band the Filthy Souls is performing at the House of Blues in Anaheim tomorrow; he talks to OC Weekly about what his performance is like without the band and working with Bishop Lamont.
Ryan Ritchie/OC WeeklyMeat Beat ManifestoFeb. 10, 2011El Rey TheatreA blind person could attend a Meat Beat Manifesto show and walk away completely satisfied, but that person would be missing half the fun and not even know it.You see, the British techno/electro/industrial/drum and bass duo of Jac ... More >>
Myspace.comLanghorne Slim (a.k.a. Sean Scolnick) is the latest descendant of a storied line of troubadours steeped in Americana and rusty folk--an aging ancestry built on stark guitar work, broken hearts and lifetimes of regrets to contemplate. Like A.A. Bondy, Elvis Perkins or any number of arti ... More >>
[Locals Only] Santa Claus, go straight to Alex's Bar for Dennis Owens' annual holiday dance party
School's out. The sun poked through the "June gloom" yesterday. And most importantly, our 2009 Summer Guide was released this morning. It's official, summer has arrived... and while our guide has an abundance of information for making this summer the best one yet, we couldn't include everything. So ... More >>
Since the beginning, Que Sera's monthly Good Foot dance party promised three things: Good times, strong drinks and a five-star musical feast. These might sound like simple promises, but after a successful 10 years of soulful celebration, swagger and sweat it's obvious that the best parties thrive on ... More >>
17 Songs to Make Bedsprings Sing
Soul Kitchen digs deeper for your listening pleasure
One Cell In The Sea, the latest from A Fine Frenzy starts out with a dainty chipperness that may lead you to believe the overall mood of the rest of the album may be continuously delightful. But singer/songwriter Alison Sudol is a tricky girl. By the third song "Whisper", she’s got you hooked an ... More >>
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March 16 - March 23
The proof is in the pandemonium for the French Kicks
What to buy for the person who knows everything
Soul Queen Irma Thomas fronts Motowns Funk Brothers at the fair
Cruising Huntington for someone to say hi to
And Al Green has risen at the Long Beach Blues Fest
The Houseguests and Road
A few dirty questions with the Fuse!
20 things I love about Etta James
The genius of Los Straitjackets is genius
Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?
Slash thinks Carters still prez, rocks on!
Beware of dread-sportin white people
New albums, old sounds
Educate yourself with some Little Milton!
How to heckle the unheckleable Dirty Dozen Brass Band
A roots week during which you may discover the point of the Japanese porn film Empire of the Senses
Or is that Buddy Seigal watching Kim Lenz and the Jaguars?