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    June 10, 2013

    The 15 Greatest Original Film Scores From the Past Decade

    By: Jaime-Paul Falcon Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of vari ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    The Five Worst British Import Bands

    ​ By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    10 Classical Albums to Listen to While Studying or Writing

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2012

    The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Photos We've Seen This Year

    By Daniel Hill Here at Heard Mentality we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to lo ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Albums

    By: Daniel Hopkins Ask a Failed Musician is a new column from our sister music blog at Dallas Observer, in which Daniel Hopkins helps struggling musicians make sense of their careers and offers advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for him. But then again, he ... More >>

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    April 15, 2012

    Coachella: Radiohead's Weekend 1 Set, No Alarms and No Surprises

    RadioheadCoachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, IndioApril 14, 2012Radiohead might have a problem. They are so consistently great that an elite performance, such as the one turned in Saturday night at Coachella, could be seen as missing that element of surprise that comes with headlining the fest ... More >>

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    April 15, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14, 2012

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Day One *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the Performers*Radiohead, Weekend 1: No Alarms, No Surprises Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    'Exit Music: The Radiohead Story' Giveaway!

    ​We're giving away three copies of Mac Randall's unauthorized biography of Radiohead, entitled Exit Music: The Radiohead Story. In the book, now updated, Randall follows Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway's journey to fame an ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012


    Detroit Bar

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    January 9, 2012

    Coachella Lineup Announced!

    ​Hipsters of the world unite! After a long wait, the Coachella lineup has been announced. The festival, as promised, will span six days over two weekends in April (13-15, 20-22). As usual, the festival features an indie-friendly lineup; however, there are a couple of prominent names returning to t ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Top 15 Teen Movie Music Moments

    ​Teen movies, in general, have great music. I don't know how that is, but when you think about it, teenagers take music more seriously than any other demographic I can think of, so if you're making a movie by/for them, it's gotta have a great soundtrack. Some of the choices may be silly, but, the ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    3hree Things: My 12 Favorite Albums Of 2011, Vol. 3 of 4

    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.​Hello? Anybody out there? Is this thing on?So, uh...maybe rolling this out in four volumes wasn ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    3hree Things: My 12 Favorite Albums Of 2011, Vol. 2 of 4

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where 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. Read the archives here. ​ Last week, I said I'd probably rearrange this list every time I took a look a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #5 - #1

    Stop grinning. Your album sucks. ​See also: The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6 5. Jane's Addiction The Great Escape Artist There was no way Perry Farrell and company were going to shock the world with another Ritual lo Habitual. That much we knew -- if for no other reason t ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Coachella 2012: The First Wave of Fake Posters is Here

    ​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 >>

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    November 7, 2011

    We're Calling It Now: Radiohead Is Headlining Coachella 2012

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​What does it mean when Radiohead confirms the first 10 dates of its forthcoming 2012 U.S. tour? It can only mean the dates--mostly East Coast and Midwest stops--will be a precursor to their Coachella appearance on two weekends this April, since there are no West Coast date ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Riley Breckenridge's Top 10 11 Radiohead Songs

    (Last week, the news that Daniel Radcliffe listened to a lot of Radiohead to get into character for the lastest installment of Harry Potter triggered this list of top 10 Radiohead songs for various ultra fans. Riley Breckenridge, 3hree Things columnist and Thrice drummer, talks about his best songs, ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Top Five Harry Potter Musician Cameos

    ​No one is immune to Harry Potter's magic -- not even rock and roll icons. The Top Five bewitched musicians after the jump.

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    July 8, 2011

    Daniel Radcliffe Listened to Radiohead to Prepare for Harry Potter; Music Geeks Pick Their 10 Best Radiohead Songs

    ​Daniel Radcliffe says he listened to a lot of Radiohead to get into character for shooting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where his character Harry confronts Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), says Access Hollywood. He also listened to a lot of Hope of the States. "There are certain songs.. ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    New Radiohead Song 'Staircase' Premieres Online Today

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​ The song "Staircase" comes from Radiohead's upcoming From The Basement session, a podcast turned TV show produced by Nigel Godrich. It will be broadcast internationally July 1 via BBC Worldwide. It showcases the same the same driving beat and stringent anxiety that Radioh ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Who Said Print Was Dead? Radiohead Produces Newspaper

    ​Some people just have album-release parties. But when Radiohead releases their latest, King of Limbs, on March 29, they're giving away a free newspaper called The Universal Sigh all over the world. Dedicated teams of newspaper-delivery people will be handing out copies of The ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    [UPDATED New Video on YouTube] Radiohead Releasing New Album This Weekend

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRadiohead at the Henry Fonda Theater on Jan. 25, 2010​UPDATE, 12 P.M., FEB. 18: Brand new video for the song "Lotus Flower" from new digital (for now) release The King of Lambs is up on YouTube. Thom Yorke gets down in this clip, and the song is like a chilled-out, al ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Six Most Anticipated Albums of 2011

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRadiohead at the Henry Fonda Theater on Jan. 25, 2010​Last year looked like it might be bleak in terms of truly great albums, but a few artists (Beach House, the National, Yeasayer, Kanye West) managed to produce some future classics in 2010. And now that we've turned ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Local Record Review: I Hate You Just Kidding from Costa Mesa

    ​I Hate You Just Kidding Untitled It was only a matter of time before Costa Mesa's I Hate You Just Kidding took their live reputation, the local award nominations and the increasing amount of attention and released a little something to the world. 

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    August 13, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Woodystock

    ​This Woodystock flier gets props--not because it's an awesome design or a crazily interesting photo, but because it makes it easy for me (and everyone else who wants to attend) by spelling out what kind of music local bands are playing at festivals. 

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    August 5, 2010
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    June 14, 2010

    Thank God It's Monday: This Week's Shows

    ​Today we're recommending something slightly different: bowling. That truly American pastime- just ask Homer Simpson-remains straightforward at its core, but the trappings have changed with the years; some will still remember the legendary and now sadly long gone Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa and its s ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Coachella Cattle Calls

    [Mental Notes] Despite numerous reasons to be underwhelmed, the crowd at Coachella was determined to have a moo-ving experience

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    March 26, 2010

    TONIGHT: Rye Douglas Band at House of Blues, Anaheim

    ​  Fans of Huntington Beach five-piece the Rye Douglas Band are getting another chance to see their boys on the big stage tonight at the House of Blues, Anaheim.

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    January 25, 2010

    PHOTOS: Radiohead at the Henry Fonda Theater

    Two weeks after an earthquake decimated Haiti, Radiohead and Radiohead fans helped raise more than $572,000 to go towards Oxfam International relief efforts. More than two hours of music filled the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood on 1/24 which had Thom Yorke and company on stage with 1,500 lucky, l ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010


    Alex's Bar

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    July 10, 2008

    Major Label Gives Vinyl Purists Another Reason to Be Smug

    OK Computer in sweet, sweet analog. How appropriate. In a move that signals either grave desperation or incredible savvy (vinyl sales in America have risen by more than 80 percent in the last year, after all), Capitol/EMI—one of four remaining major labels—is firing up the vinyl presses for a s ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    January 21, 2008

    Coachella lineup to be announced today

    That's the word coming from a story in today's LA Times. Confirmed: My Morning Jacket, Rilo Kiley (who've never been as good as they were the night I saw them years ago at Chain Reaction--so long ago, the Weekly archives don't go back that far!), Jack Johnson, the Raconteurs, the Verve (of "Bitters ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    January 10, 2008


    Greene Records

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    December 27, 2007

    The best albums of 2007 - as told by David Downs

    VVM Web Music Editor David Downs calls 2007 the year of rehab. "For LiLo, Britney, Amy, and America as a whole. It'll be remembered as the year we hit rock bottom, and the getting up wasn't going to be easy. Here's how it sounded." Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris "Turning on the Screw" Bec ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Two Takes on Radiohead's In Rainbows

    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. Also, ... More >>

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    October 1, 2007
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    June 7, 2007

    CD Review

    Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation Deluxe Edition (Universal/Geffen)

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    March 29, 2007

    Cherub Rock

    A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies

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    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 >>

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    November 2, 2006


    The Velvet Teen

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    June 9, 2005


    Innaway Before And After Science

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    May 6, 2004


    This monkeys gone to Coachella

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