• Calendar

    October 16, 2014



  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014

    Lovely Bad Things

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Last Shot: Fatigue 1 Andrew 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    The Pixies - El Rey Theater - September 9, 2013

    The Pixies El Rey Theater 9/9/13 For anyone who was lucky enough to see The Pixies play a last-minute gig Friday night at The Echo, we're jealous of you. Like super jealous. However, the rest of us were introduced to the new Pixies lineup at the first of their four formal area shows (three at the E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Let Black Francis Sing His Songs About Mustaches and UFOs To You

    By: Katherine Turman He's a man of many monikers and moods, and he rocks under any name. Charles Thompson / Frank Black / Black Francis has 23 albums to his credit, beginning in 1988 with Surfer Rosa by the Pixies, a band where the tired journalistic cliché "seminal" actually applies.

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2013

    Hindu Pirates

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    [Slide Show]: Plugged Into Local with Billy Kernkamp at Time Out Tavern

    See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Billy Kernkamp Covers the Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation"*Jack Grisham's Band the Manic Low Headlines Plugged Into Local On Wednesday, the second round of Heard Mentality's new Plugged Into Local concert series dipped its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Plugged Into Local Video: Billy Kernkamp Covers the Pixies' 'Wave of Mutilation'

    See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local on Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25Tomorrow night, the Weekly's new concert se ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    Coachella By the Numbers

    A guide to the festival's past and present

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012

    Arctic Monkeys

    Glass House

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Parker Macy Celebrates Creme Tangerine's First Anniversary

    ​Yes, it's really been a year since Parker Macy opened Creme Tangerine, the record store in a trailer at the Lab on March 1. It's been a challenging one for the blues guitarist-turned-entrepreneur, to say the least. There was a break-in a couple of months ago, and Macy also lost his partner Jon St ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2012

    Surfer Blood


  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Pixies at the Music Box Last Saturday Night

    ​The PixiesThe Music BoxNovember 20, 2011See the slideshow of more images here. It was a rough start for the Pixies on Saturday. They opened with "Bone Machine." Kind of. At the first break--"Your bone's got a little machine"--the band stopped abruptly. Someone(s?) had missed their cue.  Fran ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    The Gromble Make a Loud Buzz

    [Locals Only] The Laguna Niguel boys are getting their quirky indie-pop out to the masses

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Weekend Guide: Orange Int'l Street Fair, Oktoberfest and Hot Dog Mania

    Derby Deli​Here's your guide for this long Labor Day weekend!  TODAYDinner and a Movie at Taco Asylum What: Gourmet tacos and a rockumentary--not a bad way to spend a Thursday night. For this happy hour event, the hipster joint will be screening loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies, gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Five More Ill-Advised Rock Reunions (Gen X Edition)

    ​ Like vampires, old bands are best left buried deep in the earth, secure in their lead coffins and unable to drain vitality from unsuspecting new victims. Either because their most desperate fans demand it or because their mortgage notes are past due, the rock bands of yore keep punching thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The Pixies Launch New Website, Asks Fans to 'Help Build Their Archive'

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​ launched today, which means the Pixies now have a real website for fans instead of squatting on 4AD's site. As the email said, "It feels like the right time for the band to have a proper home, share some music, and provide a place for fans and the band to c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010

    The Temper Trap

    The Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    More Than 100 Visible Nipples: 30 Album Covers That Feature Our Favorite Anatomy Part (NSFW)

    Apparently, no one sent Maroon 5 the memo that we're in middle of a Boob War. How do we know? Just look at the cover to the band's newest release. It features a sexy woman erotically caressing her naked body with her two pairs of arms. That's a good start. But why cover up the breasts? Where's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Today In Music News: Lilith Fair Is Back, White Stripes, Lil Wayne, Pixies

    Lilith Fair to return after 10-year hiatus with Tegan and Sara (Tegan and I were pals for 30-minutes once), Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and many more.The White Stripes to release a "seriously awesomely sounding" live box set March 16.Lil Wayne's rock record, Rebirth, delayed for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Free Live Pixies EP

    ​The Pixies are nice. If they weren't, would they be giving away a four-song live EP FOR FREE??? I think not. Click here to get the tunes. And if for some reason you're on the fence about this, the tunes are "Dance the Manta Ray," "Monkey Gone to Heaven," "Crackity Jones" and "Gouge Away." Now tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Last Night: The Pixies at the Hollywood Palladium

    Beth StirnamanDon't be fooled! This picture was taken in May at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, during Frank Black's Grand Duchy show; his project with wife Violet Clark.​Last Night: The Pixies, No Age, at the Hollywood Palladium; November 4, 2009.Better Than: Watching the Pixies play other notable alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Pavement to Reunite, Let the Speculation Begin!

    ​In the '90s, Pavement were the band to mention liking if you wanted to sound cool, even if all you really knew was "Cut Your Hair." There's probably no current act that fills that role--thanks to the Internet, everyone knows every band and is sick of them after a couple of weeks.They haven't play ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    Incoming: The Pixies at the Hollywood Palladium

    ​Yeah, it's in Hollywood, but so what? The goddamn Pixies are playing again and that's big enough news to report on.Everyone's favorite underrated '80s'/90s-band-that-became-everyone's-favorite-00s band is hitting the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doolittle, a 1989 record that included ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Weekend Wrap-Up: Frank Black, Vintage Jeans and Zombies

    Friday's Grand Duchy show at Detroit Bar was a real treat. For some reason, I kind of forgot that the show was that day, and hadn't made the proper arrangements to attend, and was essentially turned away at the door when I got there. That was a bummer, for sure. I was able to check out Venus Infers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    TONIGHT: Lots of Stuff! Frank Black at Detroit Bar, Venus Infers at eVocal, Steelwells at DiPiazza's

    A lot of neat shows going on around town tonight. Let's look at some of them, eh?We told you this week in the Weekly about Grand Duchy, the latest project from Frank Black, y'know, the frontman for the Pixies (I've heard they're good!). Doug Wallen's article is here, and that show is tonight at Detr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Last Night: Black Francis @ Detroit Bar

    Better Than: Watching the Olympics. Download: "Threshold Apprehension" from the official Black Francis Myspace page. I would estimate that sixty percent of indie/alternative rock bands formed in the last ten years would directly cite The Pixies as an influence. Who can forget the closing credits ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2008

    Ohio Screamin'

    Horrors of Toledo

  • Features

    April 17, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    Panic! DJ Night At The Continental Room

    Not panic-inducing at all but rather jovial (and free!), The Continental Room in Fullerton has dubbed Monday nights the place to be for incredibly eclectic DJ showmanship. How eclectic you might ask? A veritable shmorgasborg of music genres that spanned the decades. Like this: - Primus - Data Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    A Bloggy Valentine: 20 Songs About Love

    By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    Three Hot Nights

    I could never understand why the biggest Southern California music festival is in the middle of the desert. To me, enduring triple-digit temperatures to catch the Pixies reunion just seemed like pure sadism on behalf of Goldenvoice. Nevertheless, Coachella always draws a crowd. And this year, the fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    MySpace Genre Semiotics!

    If you didn't know, bands don't like telling you what they sound like. Here's an example why: Let's say I play in a band, we're called "Stillborn Leper", and my boss asks me what we sound like, and I say "We're like a mix of Radiohead and The Velvet Underground, but our guitarist is really into The ... More >>

  • Film

    December 7, 2006
  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Black Novembers

    Frank Black

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Kids in the Hall

    Los Alamitos almost-band Lightmusic prepare to ditch the almost

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Feel Me, Poor Baby

    Atmospheres Slug and Ant can't imagine how much fun they're having

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of a Loud County

    The Year In Live Reviews

  • Features

    June 3, 2004

    There and Back again with dios

    Chris Ziegler spent 25 days on the road with diosmaybe the 25 most important days of their careerand he ended up in a Detroit hospital.

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Are We Keeping You Awake?

    Artists like Sleater-Kinney rock, fans zone, Jesus weeps

  • Features

    May 6, 2004


    This monkeys gone to Coachella

  • Music

    May 6, 2004
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    April 29, 2004

    The Desert Rose

    Coachellas sonic souffle

  • Music

    November 21, 2002
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    September 5, 2002
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    September 20, 2001
  • Unknown

    September 28, 2000
  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    No Go Emo

    Give Until Gone/Driving by Braille/Fallopia/Niner
    Koos Art Cafe
    Sunday, May 23

  • Music

    November 5, 1998

    Reformed Catholic

    The Revenge of Frank Black

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