By: Darryl Smyers Hard to believe that England's Pet Shop Boys have been doing the synthpop/alternative dance thing for over three decades. During that time, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe has managed to evolve with the musical tides while maintaining a sizable audience. Although known for ... More >>
The rock legend enjoys a new wave in his career
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyDevoAugust 5, 2011City National Grove of AnaheimA band as renowned as Devo shouldn't really have an opening act. The chants for "Devo!" rang through the City National Grove of Anaheim despite the DJ's attempts to keep the crowd satiated with various New Order, Pet Shop Boy ... More >>
Run-D.M.C.We decided to make a new super-cool mixtape for all our loyal readers to enjoy this week. We caught the Reagan documentary on HBO over the long weekend, and it inspired us to reach back to the era of skinny ties, geometric hairdos and personal and musical excess for a set of kickass tun ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyClick here to see the slideshow!Willie NelsonJan. 19, 2011House of Blues, AnaheimWillie Nelson is a living legend. Hailed as a country outlaw, Nelson made headlines late last year for being arrested in Texas for possession of marijuana. Seriously, who arrests Willie Nelson ... More >>
Elvis Presley died this week 33 years ago, which is why the 11th Annual Elvis Festival, to be held at the Orange County Market Place at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds, is planning a Hawaiian-style tribute to the King. (Elvis' movie "Blue Hawaii" was filmed on the islands of Oahu and Kauai; the soundt ... More >>
Like tunes? Love British people? Then you must be so psyched right now, with these three new music releases out this week.There's Art Brut's third album, Art Brut vs. Satan, which is at this point the only one I've heard all the way through (though I'm planning on remedying that soon!). There's a lo ... More >>
OMG. Fairs and Kelly Clarkson, two of my favorite things, together at last on July 23. What a day.The lineup for acts for this year's OC Super Fair is shaping up, and if you like nostalgia, well, this is the event for you! Other than Ms. Clarkson, it's pretty much all oldsters: Hearts, Moody Blues, ... More >>
Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes
The Hacienda Tour 2006
But is it fashion? And if it is, how come your ass aint kicked yet?
Squeezing out Sparks
But its Riverside in tha house
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