If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Nicole NodlandLana Del Rey sounds like someone from the 1990s--find out who after the jumpThere's a reason old people are curmudgeonly at rock shows: It's because they've heard it all before, new music sucks, it's boring, yada yada yada. But no, really, when someone over 30 tells you a new band s ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHey, the year's half over! Isn't that reason enough to count back through the albums that have been released thus far in 2011 and decide which ones we can safely say are great? Yes, it is.Check out our picks after the jump--and see which ones made it.
Now that Coachella set times are FINALLY out, we can map out our weekend without tearing our hair out. So which days are we running across the Empire polo field to catch 10 minutes of which act? What time of the day will we be snoozing outside the Sahara tent? When are we doing potty breaks and e ... More >>
Artist Matt Maust is also a bass player!
Halle Ford Pretty Girl hallefordmusic.com Laguna Beach's reputation for being its own little enclave isn't just geographic or economic or what have you--it somehow seems like a holdover dream for music, half-baby boomer friendly airwaves, half-"chill out and look at the ocean" zone of the digita ... More >>
Facebook.comLuckily for OC, James Fletcher is not too sexy for Detroit Bar--or just about anywhere else, he insists. The jet-setting drummer last fall self-released his first solo CD, The Booze & Clocks, after 10 years of constant touring and gigging in support of others' lyrical prowess.&nbs ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRadiohead at the Henry Fonda Theater on Jan. 25, 2010Last year looked like it might be bleak in terms of truly great albums, but a few artists (Beach House, the National, Yeasayer, Kanye West) managed to produce some future classics in 2010. And now that we've turned ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyMost people recognize Megan Mullally as the outrageous, booze-swilling Karen Walker from the hit sitcom Will & Grace. What you may not know is that she is a genre-straddling theater actress and singer as well. On Oct. 7-10 at the Orange County Per ... More >>
Finish this sentence: "In June 2009, I was...."Well, if you're one of the two members of the Vancouver-based rock duo Japandroids, you've been on tour since then. In anticipation of their full-length Post-Nothing, Japandroids guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse hit the road in support o ... More >>
This all-girl noise rock band packs old-school melodies with sonic din
There's a cool LA band called Tsk Tsk playing at the Puka Bar in Long Beach tonight. Imagine PJ Harvey singing for Led Zeppelin -- that's Tsk Tsk, You might want to know that their dreadlocked guitarist also does time in the Breeders, but even more importantly, singer Kathleen puked on my bedroom fl ... More >>
Mike Watt, Moris Tepper, Crystal Antlers
Long Beach Bayou Fest
Venus Infers with Jessica Dobson
Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, Monday, Feb. 12
Winter Music Issue
Sunset Room humanize electronic music
Playwright Sarah Kane offered advice for living she couldnt take
Hammond plus Waits equals not bad. Plus, the Proclaimers!
Pud-pounding prose with punks Blood Brothers
Limp Bizkit; John Wesley Harding; Bettie Serveert; Gingersol
Painter, writer, voice and bass player for the Fireants
Or is Tom Jones back in town?