For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyChris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.
[Coachella 2010] Buzz band soars from OC squalor to the Coachella stage, with stops in Silver Lake, Austin and the U.K.
Pitchfork handed Local Natives' debut an 8.4 last month, pretty much ensuring that the Mission Viejo quintet (well, officially, Los Angeles quintet, but we know the truth) a busy and buzzy 2010 that includes playing Coachella. Local Natives are now passing a little of that online-tastemaker love ... More >>
Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin
Cavil at Rest: Love congas all. Photo: Adrienne Los Feliz quintet Airborne Toxic Event play the kind of peppy, downcast rock I always seem to hear during my infrequent visits to Urban Outfitters. This sort of Strokes/Arctic Monkeys/Bloc Party steez goes in one ear and out the other without leaving ... More >>
Mission Viejo Band, Accomplished: Cavil At Rest get some jam in their pop