Although mustachioed fuzz rock revival bands are as commonplace nowadays as black light posters and dirty bong water, every now and then we hear a group of slackers that restore our faith in the four-chord riff. Yeah, you could liken the music of JEFF the Brotherhood to the act of a caveman chiselin ... More >>
Music geeks, rejoice! Here's the ultimate list for you--a song with a girl's name in the title for each letter of the alphabet. We dug up everything from custy Beach Boys songs to deep cuts by the Smashing Pumpkins (who, by the way, have an inordinate amount of songs titled with girls' names, odd ... More >>
Everyone and their mothers are putting out mixtapes this year, even rockers pushing 60. Indie godparents Sonic Youth have released the free content via their website, and they've included some nice goodies for their fan base. The newest material is taken from their soundtrack to the French film S ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBlonde Redhead at the Glass House on Nov. 15.
Let's be real: Orange County isn't exactly the mecca for the greatest concerts of all time. But when national bands play around here, we expect some great music. And no, I'm not talking about Justin Bieber--we just like to m ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavementPavementSeptember 30, 2010Hollywood BowlIs the Pavement reunion tour really over? While nothing has been confirmed about the future of the band, it seemed like it a swan song performance by Pavement at the Hollywood Bowl. It was only a few months ago that Pavement ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement will go from the Hollywood Bowl (where this photo was taken last night) to Vegas tonightIf you're reading this, you're probably not headed to Vegas for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party. No Pavement, no Belle and Sebastian, no Guided by Voices reunion. Plus ... More >>
No Age's new album, Everything in Between, is due out on Sept. 28, but you can download their debut single, "Glitter," now. Two versions will be released on Aug. 24, which are in a 12-inch (with b-sides "In Rebound" and "Vision II") and 7-inch (with th ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseOn Tuesday, Zack de la Rocha gathered up a few of his friends to protest the Arizona state law (SB 1070) that legalizes
and sanctions racial profiling on the site Soundstrike.net. Artists who joined forces to boycott Arizona (by "not allow(ing)
our collective economic power to b ... More >>
The Henry Clay People in sepia.The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>
The Hype: The acoustically-pristine Fox Theater in Pomona seemed to be a perfect launch pad for Sonic Youth's trademark feedback. Thanks to Mark Ibold on bass, the show also served as a miniature sneak peak of sorts of the highly anticipated Pavement reunion. Lee Ranaldo--which we recently interv ... More >>
John Gilhooley The AVN-Adult Entertainment Expo 2010.What'd you miss this weekend? First up: Photographer John Gilhooley had the worst assignment ever: Shooting the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2010 in Las Vegas. It was four days of porn, girls, porn, girls, sex toys and giant inflatable, bucking ... More >>
OC's most awesome music export, No Doubt, continues battling with Activision over the group's (mis)use in the game Band Hero.Sonic Youth, which performs at the Fox Theatre in Pomona Jan. 8, plan to record new album in 2010.Garage-punk badass Jay Reatard attacked by fans in Austin--fights back with ... More >>
Carlos van HijfteRemember that Sonic Youth show scheduled for the Fox Theater in Pomona on September 25? Bad news: it's not happening, due to guitarist Lee Ranaldo's wrist injury, generally a bad place for a guitarist to hurt himself. (It happened while playing tennis, a more high-impact sport th ... More >>
The recently reopened Fox Theater in Pomona (see Vickie Chang's article on the place) continues to impress. Not just from being an ultra-cool venue in terms of aesthetics, but also for bringing some great acts to our area-ish that you'd otherwise have to go to LA for (not that a trip to Pomona is us ... More >>
Flogging Molly; Loved Ones; Beat Unicorn, 8 p.m.
Note: HOB does not promote the beating of unicorns.
House of Blues
1530 S. Disneyland Dr.
The Shout, 9 p.m.
Twisting is also encouraged.
Canyon Inn Sports Bar And Grill
6821 Fairlynn Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA
Robert ... More >>
It's never too early to start raising your little anarchist. Baby Wit has been selling its unique range of baby and toddler clothing since 2003, with their offerings of Sonic Youth, Billy Bragg, Edgar Allan Poe, the Smiths, Hitchcock and the Clash onesies and even some pieces by artists Meomi and N ... More >>
Avant-garde jam band Sonic Youth and electronic-pop tunesmith Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello of the Postal Service) will be playing a free concert to benefit KXLU-FM 88.9 (Loyola Marymount University's campus station) at Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade Urban Outfitters, Saturday, July 21 (time as yet ... More >>
I could never understand why the biggest Southern California music festival is in the middle of the desert. To me, enduring triple-digit temperatures to catch the Pixies reunion just seemed like pure sadism on behalf of Goldenvoice. Nevertheless, Coachella always draws a crowd. And this year, the fe ... More >>