GibsonAmphitheater October 2, 2012 Many fans of The Shins began to grow wary of the indie outfit's direction as each of the original members left the band over the last few years. Though James Mercer has always been the bandleader, it's never the same without the original l ... More >>
Richard SwiftWalt Wolfman EPSecretly CanadianSure, it's been a while since Richard Swift was seemingly everywhere at once down in OC, but the combination of his move to Oregon to carry out studio work there and his current touring job with the Shins means he's been keeping busy despite the wrist ... More >>
The Hype: Right now, jam band ALO has reason to celebrate. Their latest album, Man of the World, was released Tuesday and the group is gearing up to tour in support of it. As a bonus, the album was produced by laid-back granola-rocker Jack Johnson, who signed ALO to his Brushfire Records in 2007. ... More >>
It was another busy music weekend for us OC Weekly-ers, but who would want it any other way? We've got slideshows of Millencolin at the House of Blues, Anaheim on Sunday (pictured), photographed by Andrew Youssef, the Galaxy's Saturday reopening shot by Beth Stirnaman and Fever Dragon takin' pics Sa ... More >>
Chris Ziegler reported for us back in October about Koo's returning to Santa Ana and taking over programming at the long-dormant Yost Theater, and now shows are beginning to pop up on the venue's schedule. It's a move that generated some degree of grousing--particularly around November's SoundDownto ... More >>
Last Night: Jose Gonzalez at the Orange County Performing Art Center's Samueli Theater on September 25, 2008.
Better Than: Shopping at IKEA.
Download: "Killing For Love" video from the Jose Gonzalez website
The "Off-Center" concert series at the Samueli Theater closed out their concert season wi ... More >>
We Were a Handful, until 8 p.m.
Featuring art by Cold War Kids’ Matt Maust, Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, Nate Warkentin and David Quon of Long Beach’s We Barbarians, and renowned musician/artist Richard Swift.
Hibbleton Art Gallery
112 W. Wilshire Ave.
Sgt. Pepper's Dueling Piano C ... More >>
It's no secret that I love Harry Nilsson a lot. A lot a lot. And so it is that I hear traces of him in just about everything, from Madman Moon to Kelley Stoltz (if you look beyond the obvious Brian Wilson presence) to, now, Richard Swift. Swift's latest, Dressed Up for the Letdown (out February 20 ... More >>