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  • Blogs

    May 12, 2013

    Deadpan or Dead: Jim Gavin's Middle Men is the Real So Cal Existential Dread Deal

    Good morning. Are you sure you've found the real deal when you see it? I mean the Real Deal, in caps, or in quotes, or whatever punctuation is required to separate if from the rest? Friends, home-grown So Cal short story writer Jim Gavin is the R.D., though most everybody already knew that except, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    How Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf Gave England the Blues

    The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2013

    Scott Devours' Call to Greatness

    How a local drummer scored a gig with the Who but had only four hours to learn 'Quadrophenia'

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Kaskade Explains His Rise to Fame, Shares New Track at Grammy Museum

    See Also: *The American Music Awards Celebrates New EDM Category *Kaskade at Staples Center and Exchange LA--Which Show Was Better? *Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC On Tuesday night, the Grammy Museum hosted a Grammy nominee spotlight on Kaskade,  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    The Jackson Are Touring This Summer. Are You Kidding Me?

    When is a reunion not really a reunion? When the principal member of a band doesn't participate (or, in this case, is dead), then it can't really be called a reunion without insulting your fans, right? Common sense would normally dictate yes, but in the case of the Jacksons, that apparently doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Fall Out Boy Fail: Buddy Holly Tribute is Overproduced and Kitschy

    ​With what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday fast approaching, record companies are predictably shifting to tribute mode and cashing in. Late June witnessed the release of Fantasy Records' compilation Rave On Buddy Holly, which featured covers of the rock pioneers songs by Paul McCartney ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Know Fearless Records

    The OC label that first signed Plain White T's has a plan for keeping the next big thing from bolting to the majors

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Today in Music News: Update on Avenged Sevenfold Drummer's Death, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney

    Autopsy scheduled for Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen Sullivan, found dead Monday in Huntington Beach. Read our blog post from last night for the band's official statement and stay tuned for further updates.Lady Gaga promises to write own music, take different direction on new album. No word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Today in Music News: Kid Cudi, John Lennon, Christina Aguilera, 'American Idol'

    LAPD assholes hold Kid Cudi at gunpoint "in a case of mistaken identity."John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame--thought to be stolen--has been relocated next to George Harrison's, Ringo Starr's scheduled to join February 8.TMZ makes big deal of Christina Aguilera fender bender in West Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: The Band, "Don't Do It"

    The Time: Thanksgiving, 1976.   The Place: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.   The Occasion: The final concert by the original lineup of the Band, with a jaw-dropping number of guests (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2007

    I'm Obsessed With This Song (For the Time Being)

    "Wintertime in Hollywood" by the Lovetones is not the type of song that normally takes hostage of my internal jukebox in 2007, but it's been doing just that for the last two days. Its full, chiming guitars, swooping bass line, mellifluous white soul vocals and profound tone of bittersweet wistfulnes ... More >>

  • Features

    November 16, 2006

    Who Cares?

    Heres hoping the Who dont die before you get old

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Black Cloud Overhead

    Dead Meadow down in the deeps

  • Columns

    January 26, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Jan. 18 - Jan. 24

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of A Mad Year

    2004 regurgitated

  • Columns

    June 10, 2004
  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Hyatt Riot

    Notes on the new Huntington Beach resort opening

  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    One More Hard Days Night

    The Beatles before Paul died

  • Culture

    September 2, 1999

    Silver Linings

    Ray Turners gloom and doom is happy, happy, happy!