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  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Quiz: Are You a Geriatric Gen-Xer?

    By: Alex Rendon It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Stoner Metal Bands

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Rilo Kiley Taps Too $hort For Collection of Rarities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Elliot Smith's Former Girlfriend to Participate in Benefit For Suicide Prevention

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner": The Only Song Johnny Rotten Likes

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    My Morning Jacket Wants to be Dengue Fever

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Kentucky 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 >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Pickin' With the Knitters

    Drummer DJ Bonebrake on how this X/the Blasters side project made it cool for punk rockers to like country

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    [UPDATED With Concert Info and Jimmy Kimmel Live] Cold War Kids Get No Love From Spin Magazine

    Myspace.com​UPDATE, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Soundgarden to Release First Live Album in March

    ​​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Watch Iron & Wine Play Entire New Album Live

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    David Letterman Starts Record Label, Signs Huntington Beach's Runner Runner

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Help the Jakes Get In a Video Game

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    OC Unsurprisingly Home to Creepy Cyber Stalker

    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 >>

  • Features

    August 28, 2003

    Throw It All Away

    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?

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    When You Wish Upon a Scar

    Goths invade Disneyland! Disneyland?

  • Unknown

    August 29, 2002
  • Features

    October 18, 2001

    Still on Fire

    The boys of Lit on fame, follow-up albums and hanging around the mall

  • Unknown

    June 21, 2001
  • Music

    November 9, 2000
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