Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>
Nearly 11 months after the release of their EP, New Ghost/Old Waves, La Mirada-based garage/punk rockers The Lovely Bad Things are back with a new full-length album and their second overall, The Late Great Whatever, which will be released on Feb. 26 through local labels Volcom Entertainment, with ca ... More >>
By: Brian McManusIf
you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha?
), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like
P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous).
Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYW ... More >>
Shonen KnifeIt's been three decades since beloved all-female Japanese pop-punk trio Shonen Knife formed, and although they have only one remaining original member, singer/guitarist Naoko Yamano, they still pump out an endearing mixture of pop, punk, food and fantasy that has attracted fans all ov ... More >>
London-based trio Male Bonding sure has been part of a whole lot of action since forming some four years ago. The band, who play the Constellation Room (inside the Galaxy) in Santa Ana tonight, began their career by creating sundry home-made cassettes and 7-inch split records, recording covers of ... More >>
Idiot Glee is a 23-year-old Kentuckian named James Friley, a one-man-band who surrounds himself with multiple keyboards and effects and a looping device. The term idiot glee, though, is something of an affliction as described by Brian Eno in his essay "Into the Abyss." Friley phones during the ho ... More >>
Like vampires, old bands are best left buried deep in the earth, secure in their lead coffins and unable to drain vitality from unsuspecting new victims.
Either because their most desperate fans demand it or because their mortgage notes are past due, the rock bands of yore keep punching thro ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLady Gaga at the Staples Center Aug. 11MTV reports that Lady Gaga is going to perform at one of the Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band concerts taking place at the Orpheum Theater in LA on Oct. 1 and 2 to celebrate what would've been John Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9.A ... More >>
We recently got a shocking/exciting announcement that the mega-awesome All Tomorrow's Parties festival would finally be coming back to Long Beach. Are you excited? We sure as hell as are! Click the jump to see all the details.
Chris BowdenJK Thompson, circa 1999The members of the band the Killingtons went from living in a van
together on tour to saying hello while Christmas shopping or at
someone's birthday party. At the peak they had bands like New Found
Glory and Jimmy Eat World opening for them and played alongsi ... More >>
By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages.
Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>