Taylor Rice

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    February 25, 2013

    Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: #10-1

    For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Local Natives - El Rey - January 29, 2013

    Local Natives El Rey January 29, 2013 We don't know if you knew this or not, but Local Natives are kind of a big deal. In fact, they're such a big deal that they could go three years between releasing their first and second albums--even amongst new music spewing out of every digital orifice--and st ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Dead Ships at the Slide Bar Last Night

    Brandon Ferguson​Dead ShipsAug. 17, 2011Slide BarI'm a fan of lushly layered, elaborately-arranged songs. Fledgling Los Angeles duo Dead Ships doesn't do those types of arrangements. But I'm a fan of theirs anyway. Though it may seem like being in a band comprised only of a guitarist and drum ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Ten Hottest Musicians with Mustaches Now

    We're nearing the end of Movember--the month where men grow a mustache for the 30 days of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer--so we thought we'd do our bit by bringing you a list of the hottest musicians with mustaches.A lot has been said about John Oates', Freddie Mercury's and Frank Z ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Paramore, Steelwells, Local Natives and Others In This Week's Links Roundup

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyParamore's Hayley Williams in Anaheim.​This edition in links to OC-related music writing that we didn't write...

  • Music

    September 23, 2010

    Locally Grown

    [Mental Notes] OC musicians talk about their scenes

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    September 20, 2010

    Local Natives at the Henry Fonda Over the Weekend

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our Local Natives/Union Line slideshow here! Local Natives Henry Fonda September 17, 2010 There is one think Local Natives have in commone with American Apparel--you hate what their generic names and what they stand for, but you consume them and love both b ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Taylor Rice Reflects on Local Natives' Great Year

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​The last time we talked to Local Natives, they hadn't played Coachella yet, they hadn't embarked on their first headlining  US tour, and they hadn't gone around the world playing songs from Gorilla Manor to audiences who spoke every kind of language imaginable.  ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Local Natives: Going Places

    [Coachella 2010] Buzz band soars from OC squalor to the Coachella stage, with stops in Silver Lake, Austin and the U.K.

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    April 22, 2009

    Third Grader's Book Details Mom's Battle With Cancer

    The authorCan you remember anything you were doing at age 7 that did not involve potty jokes, running after the ice cream truck or putting a finger where it did not belong? Taylor Rice, a Lake Forest 8-year-old, can look way back to last year when she wrote what's claimed to be the first children's ... More >>

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    November 27, 2007

    Cavil at Rest, Airborne Toxic Event, Detroit Bar, November 26, 2007

    Cavil at Rest: Love congas all. Photo: Adrienne Los Feliz quintet Airborne Toxic Event play the kind of peppy, downcast rock I always seem to hear during my infrequent visits to Urban Outfitters. This sort of Strokes/Arctic Monkeys/Bloc Party steez goes in one ear and out the other without leaving ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Locals Only

    Mission Viejo Band, Accomplished: Cavil At Rest get some jam in their pop