[Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert
Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people
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There's a very special moment in a musical career that happens only to the luckiest and generally most righteous people--the kind of thing that confirms not only that you've arrived, but that you're headed to even better places in the future. This is called the Bill Murray moment, because it's wh ... More >>
Jan Garcia/OC WeeklyDaniel Kessler of Interpol. See the slideshow here! InterpolOct. 19, 2010Fox Theater PomonaIt's safe to say that this is a new Interpol--a new album, a new bass player, a new/old label with their return to Matador, the record label that helped usher the band into mainstream co ... More >>
Matador RecordsBelle & Sebastian delivered the set of the night.Matador at 21Oct. 2, 2010Palms Casino, Las VegasThe show: Don't ask why or how, but we (I) dropped into Matador Record's 21st anniversary music showcase in Las Vegas for one of its three nights this past weekend. It was the night th ... 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 >>
I wanted to be the first person in the blogosphere to comment on what bands you should see at Coachella. So here goes.
The Aggrolites -- LA's best white boy reggae/soul/funk band. They wear cool clothes and know how to throw a dance party.
Thievery Corporation -- Maybe you know them, maybe you ... More >>