In the gritty underbelly of alt-country lurks sometimes-OC locals, The Abigails, a fusion of psych rock and outlaw country lead by front man and eccentric charmer, Warren Thomas. The group's rotating lineup currently includes members from Father John Misty and Douglas and The Furs, and considering T ... More >>
Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, October 25 Tav Falco's Panther Burns Alex's Bar Something wild and even a little spooky is coming to Alex's Bar, and he comes bearing gifts of lo-fi blues-infused rockabilly. Tav Falco's Panther Burns is one the of origi ... More >>
Before they ever played a note together, Drinking Flowers had a bond--one fertilized by a shitty job. "We all worked at a fuckin' restaurant that we hated," says guitarist/lead vocalist Alex Galindo. "We wanted to make some loud music because we were disgruntled." The fondue joint in Mission Viejo ... More >>
The Glass House
Still, the San Francisco band claim the geographic moniker proudly
Rainbow Lagoon Park
Most famous as a punk rock icon and artist, Exene Cervenka (front woman for X, Knitters and Original Sinners) is documenting her adventures for Heard Mentality on the way to Austin's South By Southwest, the country's biggest music festival. Check out her complete tour diary archive here.Christoph ... More >>
L.A. Record has much to celebrate this weekend, which is why head honcho and OC Weekly contributor Chris Ziegler gifts you with not just a mix tape to celebrate the 100th issue of L.A. Record (check it here or download it here), but also a closing party in downtown LA tomorrow. In the m ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMGMTJuly 18, 2010Fox Theater in PomonaLast April, a sea of people crowded Coachella's Outdoor theater for MGMT's set. It was easily one of the more anticipated sets of the day. When they finally played, MGMT had strategically omitted their biggest hit--"Kids"--leaving most ... More >>
Here are the top ten selling records from April 23-30 at Fingerprints, 4612 E. 2nd St. in Long Beach, (562)-433-4996.
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Walking Backwards (Ubiquity)
Black Lips stoke the crowd. Photo by Will Tee Yang. Maybe it was the gusty Santa Ana winds and nearby raging fires that made the air smell like civilization was being barbecued. Maybe it was Black Lips' reputation for rowdy, bodily-fluid-spewing live shows. Whatever the case, large segments of the ... More >>
Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes
Hauled ass to catch Roky Erickson (and the Explosions) at 3:50 PM (it was a long night, okay?) in the Gobi Tent, while juggling a case of (his) hay fever, which consequently triggered (his) asthma, a searing pain in my left eyeball (dust!), a heavy laptop and the 100 degree heat.
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Levi Dexter and Mike Stax abide and endure