Here's what we know about Coachella 2012: It will be held over two weekends, with the same lineup at the same place. Coachella Weekend 1 will be held on April 13-15, 2012 and Coachella Weekend 2 will be held on April 20-22, 2012. The lineup will probably be revealed mid-January, as was the case l ... More >>
Thirteen years after their last North American tour, pioneering British trio
Portishead are back to finally make the rounds in support of their latest album, Third, released in 2008. It's been a while, but for good reason; between having babies and working on new musical projects, they've been qu ... More >>
It's not that there haven't been various announcements of 1990s reunions in the air of late, but it sure seemed like one of the best bands of the time had simply disappeared into their own murky beauty. Mazzy Star, the LA-based duo consisting of David Roback (formerly of the Rain Parade and Opal) ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThom Yorke has confirmed on BBC 1 that Radiohead will be touring in 2012. Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Giles Peterson, Yorke said: "The idea is to go out and play next year on and off during the year."
The band announced two shows in New York yesterday, and have only played ... More >>
Photo by Meg StrouseThis week, Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, the gourmet taco company, is on the line with us. You'd think that someone would have started a taco cart with higher-end ingredients before, but they didn't, and OC is lucky to have Soho. (Now get a truck!) If you missed yesterday's inte ... More >>
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 >>
Apatow-comedy parallel alert! By my age, most rock-lovin' dudes who grew up in Southern California are able to sit around -- maybe at a beach bonfire, maybe around a Lake Forest hookah set-up, or maybe over a steaming bag of Pedro's Tacos -- and swap tales of how "experienced" they are with the Coac ... More >>
To commemorate Portishead's world-beating performance at Coachella Saturday, this edition of Video Savant focuses on “Machine Gun,” a track off Third, which comes out today.
“Machine Gun” is unlike anything in Portishead's canon, which is indicative of most of Third; all reports point to a ... More >>
Recovering from yesterday’s illness forced me to miss 120 Days, MGMT, Little Brother and Boys Noize. Bah.
But I arrived in time to see some Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Their loose rock jams slash sea shanties were adorned with much proggy filigree. It was nice big-sky music for a big-sky setting ... More >>
Review by Reza Allah-Bakhshi
January 27, 2008
Better Than: Watching Conan O’ Brien since he grew a beard and his writers went on strike.
Download: “What’s Left.”
It was definitely one of those nights where Detroit Bar was more like a lounge.
A lone DJ stood ... More >>
FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>