The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
Micah Brown"The Isle of Her"http://micahbrownmusic.comSee Also:*Local Record Review: 'This One's For Terminal Boredom' by Roman Candles*Local Record Review: 'We Are Locally Grown' by Locally Grown Collective*Local Records Review: 'Four Steps in Corsets' by Yellow Red Sparks Listening to Dana Po ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
People say that even without Toto, Jeff Porcaro would've cemented his place in music history because of the high caliber of his drumming. It's said to have defined much of the music produced in the late '70s and '80s. Born into a musical family, he toured and/or recorded with Sonny and Cher as a ... More >>
Gosh, how great is the internet for music geeks? As if YouTube Wikipedia wasn't enough to research virtually any band that mattered, there's also other great database-y sources like Allmusic.com and last.fm. And now there's this: Albumlinernotes.com. Here, site contributors have transcribed ver ... More >>
The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>
Good morning! It's Black Friday, a term some wanker marketing genius coined for the day after Thanksgiving when, ideally, retailers all across this mass-consumer-crazed nation of ours will be (the theory goes) left "in the black." Though in these recessionary times, I'm not even expecting Christmas ... More >>
Steely Dan @ The Honda Center on August 4, 2008 Better Than: going to high school band practice. Download:"Kid Charlemagne" from the Steely Dan Myspace page. Steely Dan rocked the Honda Center as softly as possible. Donald Fagen (Vocals/Keyboards) and Walter Becker (Guitar/Vocals) were backed by ... More >>
BITE ME! The Orange County Register blatantly steals ideas from other publications! Not that that's too shocking--the Reggie has been lifting from the Weekly for years without giving us credit, and the rare times they have, it usually takes the form of some vague "other media outlets" brushoff ... More >>
Brian at catsandbeer.com has bestowed what he thinks is the definitive list of rap tracks that are closest to the hearts of honkies [he posted this in Oct. 2007, but it's just come to my attention through a friend's tip]. Bri's right on right on most of the time, but I have some bones to pick. For ... More >>
The Sea and Cake Everybody (Thrill Jockey) Release date: May 8, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. The Sea ... More >>
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