By: Liz OhanesianI'm not going to begrudge anyone for not knowing who Coachella headliners The Stone Roses are. The simple fact is that their first album, (the only one that really matters), came out in 1989. If you're in college now, you most likely weren't even born then. Plus, The Stone Roses wer ... More >>
Wanda Jackson The ObservatoryDecember 29, 2012 Over the past few years, Wanda Jackson's career revival has been unparalleled. The singer has lived through the many changes in both the sound and face of music, and will likely be the only person in modern music to truly say that she's seen it all. ... More >>
The former Bauhaus lead singer is coming around on tour again in support of last year's excellent solo album Ninth; Peter Murphy will be appearing at the Observatory on March 16 for a one-off. It'll be his third OC appearance in a little over a year's time and the latest in a string of local date ... More >>
We've got even more tickets to give away this week! Two awesome Glass House shows: Unearth with Chimaira on 12/7 and Peter Murphy with She Wants Revenge on 12/9.
Peter MurphyJune 26, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaApologies for no photo for this one, but then again had we attempted it from where we were most of the show it would have been little more than silhouetted audience members and Mr. Murphy himself looking commanding at a distance. We've been to some ... More >>
What's happening this weekend? If you're not heading over to the Exene show in Fullerton (and why not? It's $2!), we have a slew of other options for you after the jump...
Myspace.comMick Karn, long-time bassist for Japan and then Dalis Car, has lost his battle with cancer. Karn was born Andonis Michaelides to Greek Cypriot parents in Nicosia, Cyprus. His family moved to London, England when he was a young boy. He met the other members of what would become Japan as ... More >>
Grove of Anaheim
First off, what's a Haverstraw? Secondly, pray for the people of the Hudson Valley, where the economy is apparently so devastated people have to hold up Taco Bells for job applications: Police are searching for a man who brandished a gun at the Taco Bell on Route 9W and later asked for a jo ... More >>
It's easy to hate Venus Infers. Out of any yet-unsigned Orange County band, they get the most awards (three trophies at the OC Music Awards earlier this year), the most critical acclaim (just check out all the quotes on their MySpace, and, yes, a plurality of them are written by me), getting the ... More >>
Huntington Beach's Venus Infers are not exactly new to having cool things happen to them as a band--they've gotten a ton of local awards and acclaim, placement on TV shows and some prime gigs supporting big names. But they're still assuredly psyched about this: opening up for former Bauhaus frontman ... More >>
In the eyes of talented local bands and many of their obsessed, merch buying followers, the fight for respect, recognition and a paying gig is a battle waged night after night.Whether it's on cramped stages in half empty bars or packed small-time venues in their stomping ground of choice, some would ... More >>
The recent return of the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana means that there's another venue in Orange County--and a big one--to showcase local bands. One such showcase is tonight, and it may have a goofy name ("Planet Squared Presents: A.I.R. Music Fest," with "A.I.R." standing for "alternative indie rock ... More >>
Usually "VIP packages" are shameless ripoffs, but here's one that's seriously enticing: for Peter Murphy's June 8 show at the House of Blues Anaheim, $100 will get you not only a seat in the loge section (alright), a "limited edition poster" (yawn) and early entry into the venue (eh), but also a mee ... More >>
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