No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>
In case you haven't heard by now, indie band Rilo Kiley released a selection of B-sides and rarities yesterday under the clever title RKives. Though some in the blogosphere are ruminating about how this collection of songs by the defunct Silverlake quartet should have remained on the cutting room fl ... More >>
Our friend Alyson Camus--the intrepid blogger for rockynycliveandrecorded.com, whose attention to the veiled circumstances surrounding the 2001 death of Elliott Smith, has yielded some interesting nuggets of information--is at it again. This weekend she was blogging furiously about fundrai ... More >>
Countless American streets have been memorialized in song (Route 66, Highway 61, Tenth Avenue) but few are as passionately remembered as Jonathan Richman's beloved Route 128. Tonight, Massachusetts-born Richman will make a stop at Santa Ana's Galaxy Theatre as part of his West Coast tour. Al ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyKentucky band My Morning Jacket's foray into revivalism on their latest, Circuital (out May 31), involve making soul palatable to bros via rock & roll. Actually it's something frontman Jim James has done throughout their career, but on their latest single "Holdi ... More >>
Drummer DJ Bonebrake on how this X/the Blasters side project made it cool for punk rockers to like country
Myspace.comUPDATE, 6:52 P.M., Jan. 19: The Cold War Kids will have time to redeem themselves and prove they still have the talent. The band will perform at the Bootleg Theater on Jan. 24 and inside Amoeba music store in Hollywood on Jan. 25. These, along with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ... More >>
Since the group's reunion in 2010, longtime fans of Soundgarden have clamored for new material from grunge's prodigal sons. Guitarist Kim Thayil won't rule out a new studio album, but the Seattle heroes seem to be concentrating on putting out selections from their deep vault of music from thei ... More >>
Singer/songwriter Samuel Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, has done something quite different promoting his forthcoming album, Kiss Each Other Clean (due Jan. 25). Last night, he performed the entire album live with his backing band at WNYC's venue the Green Space in New York and r ... More >>
myspace.com/runnerrunnermusic According to Spin magazine, Late Show host David Letterman has started up a new music label called Clear Entertainment/C.E. Music, as a subsidiary of Worldwide Pants, Inc. And his first band signed? A pop punk band called Runner Runner right out of Huntington Beach. ... More >>
Newport Beach's the Jakes have had all sorts of neat things happen to them so far in their relatively young career--opening up for Kings of Leon, getting on The Real World, airplay on KROQ's Locals Only, making the OC Music Awards "Best Live Band" finals--but they haven't been in a video game. Yet.
April's Spin magazine is exciting for Orange County readers, and not just because it contains a rave review for semi-local screamers Crystal Antlers, nor because -- full disclosure -- you might recognize a byline. Flip to page 54 and start reading "Identity Crisis," a feature by David Kushner about ... More >>
The Stitches should have been big but arent, should have died but didnt, could have given up but havent. So why are the Stitches still hereand why are they better than ever?
Goths invade Disneyland! Disneyland?
The boys of Lit on fame, follow-up albums and hanging around the mall