Are those still a thing? If you're a band trying to sell merch, they are
If you caught the lackluster Carell/Buscemi/Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone since it opened last weekend, you've quickly become well-acquainted with Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World" if you didn't know the song already. The folky tune is utilized repeatedly in Burt Wonderstone as ... More >>
Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has been an illustrious name since the mid-'60s, largely through his association with George Harrison and the Beatles, whose music was profoundly influenced by Shankar's mastery of the Indian classical raga form; his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and at ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonDJ Quik (aka David Blake) started making great music in the early '90s, and has been pumping out hits ever since. But Quik's been controversial over the years and has gone through his share of highs and lows. Now, though, he seems more confident in his skill than ever, which only ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/OC WeeklyPaul SimonOctober 19, 2011Gibson AmphitheatreSeventy years is a long time. Some countries in history did not manage to make it that long. Paul Simon, however, has endured. From teenage troubadour in Queens to one-half of the biggest folk-rock duo ever to solo superstar, h ... More >>
Executive Producer Steve Popovich (best known for making Meat Loaf famous) died June 8 in his apartment inMurfreesboro,TN. According to Billboard, his cause of death has yet to be determined. He was 68.Popovich was born in Nemacolin, PA, in 1942. After his father passed away, his family mov ... More >>
Just in case you don't have plans yet this weekend, we've chosen the best of what's around for your perusal, with tidbits of Eddie Spaghetti, OC Music Awards, Autolux (pictured above), the Scion Fest and more.
www.myspace.com/miniaturetigersWhen Rolling Stone magazine listed Miniature Tigers as one of the Top 25 Bands on My Space in 2006, Charlie Brand took it in stride. It wasn't that he didn't appreciate the ink. He did. But to him, it represented the difference between life in the virtual world and ... More >>
One day I was poking around MySpace looking for good music (so 2005) and I found Fort Wife on Avi Buffalo's friend's list. I fell in love instantly: Fort Wife's songs were sweet and gentle (like pillows!), but not simperingly sweet, and they're especially good for daydreaming.
The kings of highbrow power-pop-punk are still overwhelming millions every day
Dusty Rhodes and the River Band
The New York Times Magazine's Lynn Hirschberg ponders this crucial matter and concludes that Rubin, the Def Jam impresario/producer (Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Slayer, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash and 17,000 others) who's now employed by Columbia Records, just may be the mensch to prevent this Titanic from ... More >>
The Maverick Theater is trying to seduce us
Vacation, time to get away
The Year in Your Hateful Letters
Admitting the hots for Simon & Garfunkel
Jeffrey Halford is the next Dylan, and the Bangles are the next Bangles!
Ramblin Jack talks back
And 26 other observations about the Orange County Fair