While it's true that even the best tribute bands will never grace the same stages as the icons they emulate, a hoard of talented pretenders are about to tune up for a very important gig next week. On January 20, eight bands will strap on their wigs, glittery axes and unitards for a concert benefitin ... More >>
Here are the top five this week from Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909.This week's top seller is still the latest Jack White album, Blunderbuss, which came out over a month ago.
Roger Waters Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 5/19/12 Say this about Roger Waters: he isn't as irritable as he was 30 years ago. When the mic cut out during "The Thin Ice," only the second song of the evening, the technical fowl-up caused the former Pink Floyd member to scrap the tune and start again ... More >>
Yes, it's legendary guitar virtuoso David Gilmour's 66th birthday today. After joining Pink Floyd in 1968, he carved out a body of work that has made him one of the most popular and renowned guitarists of all-time. Here are five of his most memorable solos.
You've got all the band merch--the tees, the shoelaces, even the beer cozy. But we say you haven't shown true dedication until you've, well, nailed it. MTV Style has put together a rad roundup of nail art inspired by famous album covers. The painstaking details are impressive. One artist shrinks ... More >>
Rancid's Tim Armstrong is launching a new musical theater series for the web, Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater, Rolling Stone says. The preview for the premiere episode, "Dante," star AFI's Davey Havok and Rancid memeber Lars Frederiksen. It will premiere Oct. 21 on VEVO and will be the first s ... More >>
More than any other reissue of collectors' box sets and unreleased music, Pink Floyd's campaign with EMI, Why Pink Floyd? is being presented with the most hoopla. The campaign launches tomorrow, also with unreleased music from the archives and complete studio recordings remastered. How is EMI cel ... More >>
The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off today in the final mission of NASA's shuttle program. The mission: run supplies to the International Space Station, and bring home as much trash as can fit in the shuttle. Exciting stuff. To lively up this otherwise dull swan song, here are five tracks t ... More >>
Pink Floyd announced they are reissuing their entire catalog this year, remastering all the classic records and releasing a slew of box sets and special editions in the process. We called a friend at their record label's marketing department to get the inside scoop on some of the special featu ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRoger WatersDecember 13, 2010Honda CenterClick here to see the slideshow!It was odd to see a disheveled man pushing around a shopping cart inside the Honda Center while most of the audience were finding their seats. The lights would dim and a spotlight would shine upon the ... More >>
Displays, consumer accessories, free stuff, military/veteran discounts and good vibes await visitors of the 2010 Kush Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center opening today at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. After the jump, proof that you are being invited to the affair by a s ... More >>
House of Blues
Runner Runner: Good promo pic, or the best?This week, no one wrote about Orange County music. Well, some people did. But less than usual. Step it up, blogosphere...
Martina McBride is performing at the OC Fair this yearFor those who got their first official taste of the OC Fair this weekend, we hope that our little take on this year's must-see (and must-miss) live shows was helpful. But in case you haven't read it yet--or it's found it's way to the the botto ... More >>
In the battle between cover bands and aging rock stars, we tell you which music acts will give you the most bang for your buck
Emo establishers Sunny Day Real Estate planning to record first album in 15 years with original lineup. Pink Floyd win legal dispute over download royalties with EMI; label banned from selling band's music online.Madonna and daughter Lourdes are designing fashion line for teen girls. No word yet o ... More >>
You have to be a pretty serious fan--or in possession of some deliciously potent magic mushrooms--to get excited about a Pink Floyd "Laser Spectacular." Then again, perhaps you have a house full of annoying relatives down for the holidays and are looking for any excuse thinkable to avoid another gr ... More >>
While frontman Julian Casablancas serenaded the good people of Southern California this past month via his residency at the Downtown Palace Theater, it appears other members of his band the Strokes were making plan to regroup, return to stage and studio.She & Him to release Volume Two! And my ir ... More >>
I have only been to one laser show. The venue played, you guessed it, Pink Floyd. My friends and I were teenagers. There were lights. Blinking. Dancing. Swirling. Showing us the path to God's Great Vision. We were mesmerized -- and totally twisted. Shrooms and MJ? I dunno. Might be mind-blowing. M ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
The Wall, 8 p.m.It's international pot smoking day. Why not partake in this trippy experience? Thanks largely to illustrator Gerald Scarfe and his constantly morphing, slightly disturbing and completely spellbinding images, The Wall is an hour and a half of absolutely mind-bending provocation set to ... More >>
God, I hate the stupid fucking Grammy Awards, an annual music industry wank-off that I've seriously been railing against ever since I was 12 -- in 1980, the year wus-pop icon Christopher Cross swept all the big awards, beating out classic recordings like Pink Floyd's The Wall (which somehow flew und ... More >>
Australian Pink Floyd Show
BOOK GROUP, 7pm For Fiction & Literature Barnes & Nobles in Marina Pacifica Mall, 6326 East Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach DISNEY ON ICE: PRINCESS WISHES, 7:30pm Enter a world of wishes with your favorite Disney princesses in Disney on Ice Presents Princess Wishes. Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave. ... More >>
Muscles from Melbourne: kinda weak. Halloween: It's really more for adults than for kids, isn't it? It astounds me how much effort grownups put into their costumes, simply to have ridiculous amounts of fun getting wasted as they take mini-vacations from their own personae. The overflow gathering ... More >>
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies
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