Phil Alvin

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Hootenanny 2013 Lineup Announced!

    Our favorite annual rockabilly/punk/psychobilly/outlaw country/whatever festival is back! The Hootenanny released their lineup today, with hometown heroes Social Distortion leading the pack along with the Old 97's and Murder by Death. Also performing: the Unforgiven, Phil Alvin (the Blasters) & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Five Musicians With Doctorates (None of Whom are in Dr. Dog)

    Is Dr. Dog the worst band name ever? It is pretty close but that kind of thing can be overcome. The Beatles is a pretty stupid band name too but look what they managed to accomplish. Most notably Dr. Dog are neither doctors nor canines. They are a 60's-indebted rock band from Pennsylvania that make ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011

    Exene Cervenka Is a Punk Rock Pioneer, Clothing-Store Muse

    [Locals Only] Clothing store Moonlight Graham transitions to becoming a record label, thanks to an unlikely connection with X's singer

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    3hree Things: Moonlight Graham

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.courtesy of Moonlight GrahamGentlemen* of Orange County, 2200 square feet of absolute awesomeness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Missives From SXSW: Exene Cervenka Finally Arrives at SxSw

    Most famous as a punk rock icon and artist, Exene Cervenka (front woman for X, Knitters and Original Sinners) is documenting her adventures for Heard Mentality on the way to Austin's South By Southwest, the country's biggest music festival. Check out her complete tour diary archive here.Christoph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Exene Recasts the Oscars; Josh Freese Named Dream Presenter

    Ali Smith​City of Orange resident and music scenester Exene Cervenka (of X, Knitters, Original Sinners) had a cameo in LA Times' awards blog The Envelope yesterday, and in it, she talked about what she'd do if she ran the Oscars. In the interview, we discover her love of Bill Murray. She also talk ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    American Music

    The Blasters

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Some Real Blues

    Steal from James Harman and youre stealing from everyone

  • Columns

    July 18, 2002

    Look! Were Patriots!

    Party like youre in a beer commercial!

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Blood Brothers

    The Blasters Dave and Phil Alvin agree to disagree

  • Music

    December 30, 1999


    Weve got no problem, Houston!

  • Columns

    September 16, 1999

    Loving Lost Labors

    Hurray for the four-day holiday!