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Monday, February 11 St. Lucia The Constellation Room For the purposes of this blurb, St. Lucia is not the Swedish figure known for wearing a wreath of candles in her hair bearing gifts for Scandinavian children. Rather, it's the nom de plume of musician Jean-Philip Grobler (doesn't sound pretenti ... More >>
Introspective, horn-filled electro-funk tribe Rubblebucket are going through changes. Mostly of the growing pain variety. One year ago, if you'd told the eight-piece Brooklyn band that they'd be on millions of televisions across the country bouncing around in a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, ... More >>
VIEW OUR SLIDESHOWRa Ra Riot February 24, 2011 The Constellation Room I was a little confused on when to get to The Constellation Room last Friday. The website said that the doors were at 7 p.m., but the show didn't start until 9 p.m.! I guess they wanted to entice crowds to get there early to ... More >>
Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>
Previously-OC band Young The Giant posted two new tracks from their upcoming free Remix EP out in August. The tracks are remixes of Young The Giant's song "My Body" and were contributed by Two Door Cinema Club and Tokyo Police Club.
The Glass House
Beth StirnamanIt's Monday morning and another Street Scene is officially in the books. And while it's important to note that this parking lot extravaganza of fog-filled stages, oddly eclectic line-ups, mind-altering drugs and festival food has reached it's 25th year, it's also worth mentioning th ... More >>
OC Weekly (that's us!) ran an article this week on Indianapolis chamber pop band Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, depicting lead singer Richard Edwards as an unabashed grump.Tonight is the chance for you, the reader, to make your own judgments on Edwards and his group, as they're in concert tonig ... More >>
Orange's Aushua have had a truncated March Monday night residency at Detroit Bar--thanks to shows this month from Ra Ra Riot and Asobi Seksu--but their third and final show is tonight, and with some nifty opening acts: LA's Lemon Sun and Local Natives, formerly of Orange but currently of Silver Lake ... More >>
Yes, as Nate pointed out on Friday, we do talk up Detroit Bar shows a lot on here. Like, OK, a lot. But there's really nothing else going on tonight--it's Monday, after all. And the March residency at Detroit Bar has been pre-empted a couple times this month: for Ra Ra Riot on March 2 and Asobi Seks ... More >>
Last Night: Ra Ra Riot, Cut Off Your Hands at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Check out pictures from Andrew Youssef here.Better Than: Listening to either of these bands' recorded output.Download: "It Doesn't Matter" by Cut Off Your Hands and "Can You Tell" by Ra Ra Riot.Props to ... More >>
Dr. Seuss Storytime, 7 p.m.Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special pajamarama storytime featuring Dr. Seuss titles.Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA; 714-897-8781Ra Ra Riot; Cut Off Your Hands, 9 p.m.Read more about New Zealand's Cut Off Your Hands in this week's OC W ... More >>
Are you sick of hearing about Ra Ra Riot yet? Y'know, the indie band from Syracuse that have been riding a crest of Vampire Weekend-esque buzz for the past few months. Well, you can stop hearing about them and actually hear them, tonight at Detroit Bar. Their record, The Rhumb Line, was Rolling Ston ... More >>
Tonight closes the unexpectedly eventful Free Moral Agents February residency at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. The Long Beach band were involved in a bit of a disagreement with Juana Molina last week, but things will probably not be quite so dramatic tonight. Should still be interesting to see if the i ... More >>
Death Cab for Cutie--led by the newly slimmed down (and engaged to Zooey Deschanel) Ben Gibbard--are going back on tour this spring in support of last year's Narrow Stairs, and they're getting help from two acts from 'round here; Long Beach-based Cold War Kids and Huntington Beach singer/songwriter ... More >>
It's a catastrophe of riches! (That's what my friend said once when attempting to say "an embarrassment of riches." I'm trying to make it catch on.)Lots of shows coming to the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, including Ra Ra Riot (who produced one of Village Voice Media's top 10 indie rock albums of 2008, ... More >>
In this week's Weekly, I blab about some of my favorite things in music this year. Since my ego clearly cannot be contained to just a half page on a newspaper, I've got even more favorite things here (as referenced at the end of the article--that's what we call "convergence" in the biz).
What Made Milwaukee Famous, Ra Ra Riot, The Little Ones @ The Glass House on 5/16 Usually, walking into a venue to find it almost empty is a bit of a downer. I guess most people train themselves to believe that a concert is not worth going to unless it’s in a room full of people sweating all over ... More >>