On December 11 in San Diego, the world lost a great musician, spiritual leader, and sitar player -- Ravi Shankar. Most known in the United States for his relationship with The Beatles, Shankar helped introduce Indian music to the west, opening minds and ears to new tuning systems and instruments. Th ... More >>
In 1993, the famous book by Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect, convinced millions that listening to Mozart can have a substantial effect on cognition. Now, the debate over whether or not music improves intelligence is filled with psychologists, neurologists, teachers, and musicians with so many ... More >>
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Flying Lotus, born Steven Ellison, is a special artists, guiding our ear palettes and rhythmic intuitions into complex and undiscovered territory. This voyage into musical expansion continued on at the beginning of the month when FlyLo released his n ... More >>
Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has been an illustrious name since the mid-'60s, largely through his association with George Harrison and the Beatles, whose music was profoundly influenced by Shankar's mastery of the Indian classical raga form; his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and at ... More >>
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.On tour, I spend a majority of my waking hours around loud, heavy, high energy rock music. That ... More >>
Other Lives began their year by releasing a their second album 15 months in the making. Tamer Animals is the product of folk heart, a classical soul, and minimalist recordings. The result is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year. They began their tour with Bon Iver and Mate ... More >>
www.chrisschlarb.comTwo years ago, Long Beach musician/composer Chris Schlarb started hearing music in his head. According to Schlarb, half of jazz/drone duo I Heart Lung, he couldn't find that music and emotional space anywhere else, so he set about collaborating with 28
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Dan Deacon, Ultimate Reality, Abe Vigoda, Narwhalz (Of Sound), Kial at the Pacific Ballroom, University of California Irvine
January 16, 2008
Better Than: Attending any lecture by your favorite prof.
Download: many songs by Dan Deacon.
I arrive at UCI’s Student Center building’s Pacific Bal ... More >>
Hurry! You immediately have to read OC Weekly freelancer Ned Raggett's review of In Rainbows, which will be running in our print edition next week; we thought you'd want to get an advance peek at what he has to say, as Radiohead's new album is the most important thing in the world this week.
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