Friday, June 14 The Thermals The Constellation Room After 11 years, Portland trio The Thermals are starting to get some of the attention they deserve. Their latest release and Saddle Creek Records debut Desperate Ground came out in April with a positive reaction from music critics and almost eclips ... More >>
KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre May 18, 2013 The lineup for KROQ's Weenie Roast provides a good time capsule of what is currently popular on terrestrial radio, including a number of bands who played Coachella this year and a host of newer, up-and-coming bands who could potential ... More >>
The Weenie Roast lineup was just announced this morning. Headlined by the Black Keys, this year's 106.7 KROQ FM concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 18 is about to go on sale. View the full lineup below.
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>
The Black Keys The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las VegasDecember 30, 2012It was pretty obvious that theThe Black Keys were in a league of their own this year. Some of the highlights of their year include a top slot at Coachella, selling out the Madison Square Garden and numerous nights at Staple ... More >>
Though they've been playing together for about about 10 years, multi-instrumentalists Brennan Roach and Jorge Rios didn't find their true groove as a duo until the creation of Time and Energy. Together, they create a kaleidoscopic mesh of angular rhythms, poetic road diaries and layered loops of gui ... More >>
On Nov. 2, Man with the Iron Fists directed by RZA will head to theaters infused with so much unnecessarily/necessary violence and highly choreographed fight scenes, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino will just have to tip their hats. The movie stars Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu as t ... More >>
Monday, October 8The Black Keys Honda Center Very rarely does a musical duo produce a sound so dynamic and soulful that listeners mistake them for a quin- or quartet, but that is exactly the mistake one makes when first hearing the Black Keys. The Ohio band comprised of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) ... More >>
See Also:*Kottonmouth Kings' Pakelika DiesFrom Health Complications* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexGood news for fans of Dana Point's The Growlers. Today, the group announced that their third album, Hung at Heart, will be relea ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER See Also*Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You*Top Five Memorable Bands From This Year's Lollapalooza*Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather ConditionsReady for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FO ... More >>
This week we got in touch with Parker Macy of Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552. Looks like Jack White is back in the game! Or at least he is at Creme Tangerine, where Blunderbuss earns yet another top spot.
We were rather fortunate to run into some of Keba's friends at their first truck stop, and we thank them for contributing to our line of questioning. It made our interview even more entertaining. Our discussion turns to family, superheroes, and a certain quote, "Chefs are so crazy. If we weren't che ... More >>
In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>
Garrett Dutton (a.k.a. G. Love) is the front man for the hip-hop/blues/rock band G. Love and the Special Sauce. The Philly native has spent the past year touring in support of his newest album, Fixin' to Die, which was produced by fellow rockers the Avett ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.
Hipsters of the world unite! After a long wait, the Coachella lineup has been announced. The festival, as promised, will span six days over two weekends in April (13-15, 20-22). As usual, the festival features an indie-friendly lineup; however, there are a couple of prominent names returning to t ... More >>
A New York artist/model/filmmaker/musician who gave herself the nom de plume Bon Jane is claiming that the Black Keys stole the idea for one of their videos without giving her credit. In a release, Bon Jane says she gave the Black Keys a video treatment proposal for the song "Ten Cent Pistol" tha ... More >>
Andrew YoussefKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 11, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterSee also: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One After barely surviving Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, my endurance was tested with another stellar line-up for Night Two. The Gibson ... More >>
The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.
This morning Warner Bros. Records announced that they'll be releasing exclusive Record Store Day releases on Black Friday. See below for details on limited edition vinyl packages from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, Tom Petty, The Black Keys, and Eric Clapton that'll be available this F ... More >>
One of our favorite contemporary music video directors, OC native Chris Marrs Piliero, is giving away a ton of ultra cool music memorabilia from videos he directed. The contest is open on his site, marrsattacks.com until Nov. 19, and the mementos include items from the sets of of Ke$ha, the Bl ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' Rubber Factory Picture Disc LP.
And other tales of music-video directing from former local musician Chris Marrs Piliero
Not everyone can play guitar, or spit out rhymes, or even hold a tune--but whistling is the one thing that you can do with a song anywhere. Even if you can't whistle that well, it's never atrocious, and it lets you carry a song anywhere, giving you a sense of ownership over a tune (especially whe ... More >>
Billboard says the Black Keys are the latest band forced to sue over using songs without permission. Nonesuch Records, on behalf of the band, has filed two lawsuits in federal court against Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners for using their hit "Tighten Up"--a song that's already been (le ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl last SeptemberToday KROQ completed the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up announcement by giving us night two's roster. To be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre, KROQ announced the headliners for night one ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyChris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPete Yorn at the House of Blues in Anaheim last yearThis edition in links to OC-related music writing that we didn't write...At The Coach House Tuesday, Pete Yorn gave fans a taste of his new self-titled album that was released on the same day. The album was produced by Fr ... More >>
Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of our favorite Irvine alt-rock band, Thrice, starts his weekly column today. He's going to blog about everything from local haunts to his favorite bands, so watch out for your weekly dose of Riley's 3hree Things. Thrice's drummer Riley Breckenridge is starting a week ... More >>
The Henry Clay People in sepia.The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>
The Hype: Though it's terribly cliche to describe a band's new album as their "most anticipated to date," few phrases can really describe the curiosity behind the latest output from guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. Especially when you consider how much ext ... More >>
Yesterday, MySpace said they were going to announce the official Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack today, after previously letting on that author Stephenie Meyers' favorite band Muse gets the first single. The catch, of course, was that they were only going to do it one at a time. And in no parti ... More >>
Fingerprints in Long Beach specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. The shop even holds live performances by some of their favorite bands. If you love music, it's pretty much the place to be. But you already knew t ... More >>
Though the virtues of tacky 80s wear are typically lost on today's youth (usually for good reason), you can't deny the utter originality and attitude that breathes life into a what was once a plain t-shirt or pair of jeans--a classic feel with a snazzy twist. Maybe that's the mindset that inspired t ... More >>
It's Friday, and to celebrate the end of another week, Labor Day weekend, and the slow, inevitable passage of time, Detroit Bar has announced two new awesome shows!There's Drummer, pictured, a band named so because each member has played drums with a different project in the past--like bassist Pa ... More >>
Long Beach Grand Prix- All Weekend!Watch downtown Long Beach transform into a race track with drifting, indy cars, and celebrity races.Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562-436-3636Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, All Weekend!Featuring pe ... More >>
The Black Keys, 7 p.m.Arguably the world's most talanted musical duo playing today plays Pomona's Glass House before heading out to Indio to play the Coachilla Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, CA; 909-629-0377South Coast Apartment Association, 11 a ... More >>
Like any local fan, I'm always excited to see bands we've written about in the Weekly get some solid recognition elsewhere. Okay, so maybe Pomona is not too far elsewhere, but the April calendar at The Glass House has great OC/LB talent opening up for some Coachella caliber acts. The jazzy jam artis ... More >>
Christopher VictorioFrom the Oct. 30 Jenny Lewis concert at the Orpheum in Los Angeles.They have hotels in Pomona, right? You might want to invest on one for the week of April 13, where the Glass House is taking advantage of their proximity to Indio with a stellar slate of boner-shattering acts comi ... More >>
Better than: A ride on Space Mountain Anyone who’s seen The Black Keys at least once knows that a packed house filled with blues and body heat usually comes standard. And as I swung open the door to the House of Blues to find an audience crammed in like a can of sardines, I knew I was at the rig ... More >>
The Black Keys
In Pomona, Sunday nights have a habit of turning the hipster haven of Second Street into a ghost town. That is, unless the Glass House crowd has something to say about it. And last weekend, they made their presence loud and clear. In anticipation of a sold out show by The Black Keys, hoards of scr ... More >>
My chief complaint about the Black Keys is that they don't release something new every single day of the week, or go on month-long tours of my immediate neighborhood. Thankfully, the Keys released a complimentary four-song live EP earlier this week via their Myspace page, free of charge. A small ... More >>
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