Teen movies, in general, have great music. I don't know how that is, but when you think about it, teenagers take music more seriously than any other demographic I can think of, so if you're making a movie by/for them, it's gotta have a great soundtrack. Some of the choices may be silly, but, the ... More >>
Charles Moore / Black StarIt seems like you hear about the police more often than usual these days. Whether it's the death of Mark Duggan that's inciting the London riots or the killing of Kelly Thomas that's shaking up the Fullerton PD, the news is rife with reports of police misconduct, and it' ... More >>
Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves. Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>
On this day in 1945, legendary guitarist Robert Fripp was born. Known best for his work in the prog rock band King Crimson, his career has spanned five decades, a variety genres, and several hundred releases, including iconic works with Roxy Music's Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall, Blo ... More >>
Jacob KhanBroken Social Scene's set clocked in at a robust, marathon-length two-and-a-half hours. By night's end, the nugget of wisdom once uttered by TV bufoon George Costanza rang through my mind like a gong: Leave on a high note.
[Coachella] How a brain tumor reunited Mexico's rock legends
In a move that devastated fans of the soundtrack to Disney's Tarzan (1999), Phil Collins announced his retirement from the music industry this week. A prolific recording artist during his 40 year career, it's unlikely the former Genesis front man will stay idle for long. When Collins is read ... 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 >>
Robert KnightDon't call it a comeback; Yes have been touring for years (41 to be exact), albeit with a rotating cast of personnel. The seminal '70s U.K. prog band has seen legitimate resurgences in each decade, and still puts in serious roadwork well into their fourth. Music blogs don't give a ... More >>
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyWatch our slideshow here!The Hype: This isn't the story of a nasty mosquito-borne tropical disease which causes rash and vomiting. Rather, it's the story of how five American males with no aesthetic appeal--but plenty of musical chops--brought a beautiful Ca ... More >>
www.nbc.comOscar Nunez might be best known now as Oscar Martinez from the hit TV show The Office, but he's been around for awhile. With roles in The Proposal, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911, and co-creating and staring in Halfway Home, the real Oscar proves his acting talents stretch al ... More >>
Here's what's flying off the shelves at the quirky-retro-cool Sound Spectrum in Laguna Beach.
Top 10 selling records from last week at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The shop specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. Don't forget to check out the free live performance by Exene Cervenka at Fingerprints Apr ... 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 >>
Green Day, Lady Gaga and Soundgarden rumored to play Lollapalooza reports Spin. Is yet another festival landing better lineup than Coachella?Jimi Hendrix soon to have own Rock Band game. No word yet on playing-with-your-teeth feature or if you get extra points for lighting faux guitar on fire. New ... More >>
The Hype: Featuring a solo acoustic performance from Orange County's own, Thrice front man Dustin Kensrue, plus Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), Chris Conley (Saves the Day) and Anthony Raneri (Bayside), the Where's the Band? tour, which stopped at Hous eof Blues, Anaheim, Saturday, might have more ... More >>
Welcome to Road Sores, Heard Mentality's newest feature, where bands on tour will guest blog about life on the road, photos, videos, what that smell is coming from the corner of the van, what they're listening to, or whatever the hell it is they feel like talking about that day. Thrice's Ed Breckenr ... More >>
Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Glass House September 16, 2008 Better Than: taking your garlic pills. Download: "Oxford Comma" from the Vampire Weekend homepage. Buzz and critical acclaim can be a double-edged sword. Vampire Weekend wielded the sharper side last night by performing a biting se ... More >>
Its the end of the world as they know it, and the pirates feel fine
Lichens Omns (Kranky) Release date: May 7, 2007 White/Lichens White/Lichens (Holy Mountain) Release date: April 16, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your c ... More >>
Soweto Gospel Choir
Breath of Life
Two guys, a girl and a La-Z-Boy make a refreshingly honest road movie
The Crazy Horse is demolished, the Golden Bears Rick Babiracki passes on
Summer music haiku-o-rama!
Womens liberations in Rabbit Proof Fence and Rebecca Millers Personal Velocity
Bird3s pilgrimage to mega
What the hell are you listening to?
What the hell are you listening to?
South Park: Bigger, longer and uncouth