Some of the best DIY festivals tend to have one thing in common: the adventure of getting there. The thrill of the trek was definitely on Tommy Dietrick's mind when he settled his Desert Stars Festival in the cactus and boulder-infested oasis of Pioneertown, at storied venue Pappy and Harriet's. Ove ... More >>
We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records for Burger Records, 645 S State College BlvdUnit A in Fullerton, (714) 336-0561.This week's top seller at Burger is Cosmonauts' If You Wanna Die then I Wanna Die.
Anton Newcombe is ready to do his interview, but he's not truly ready to do his interview until he reaches back to grab his red aviator sunglasses. Once he's suited up, then we're set, and this Newport Beach native who can trace his family's local history back to the days before farms turned into pa ... More >>
Too loud? Or too awesome? This OC foursome are psyching you out
Cover art for the new self-titled Spanish Moss EP. We're told it's a photo of a piece of pizza...you be the judge Though it's been about two years since we've mentioned them on Heard Mentality, the gritty, fibrous taste of Spanish Moss is still fresh in our memory. Hailing from F ... More >>
It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>
The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians January 12, 2008 The Prospector Better Than: Staring at your shoes while listening to Jesus and Mary Chain’s Darklands. Download: “Swell to Heaven” by the Vandelles. The most striking thing about Stevenson Ranch Davidian ... More >>
Hear dozens of covers of Brian Jonestown Massacre songs by artists from all over the world here. Obsessive is as obsessive does. You know Newport Beach-born BJM leader Anton Newcombe is eating this up... Below is an instructive snippet from the documentary Dig!
The Warlocks go deep. Where will you find the area's most discerning drone/psych-rock aficionados tonight? At Alex's Bar in Long Beach, where Los Angeles' Warlocks and LB denizens Magic Lantern will be setting their FX boxes on STUN, PHASE, FLANGE, etc. The Warlocks come off like Brian Jonestown Ma ... More >>
Giving a fuck about Richard Swift
Asteroid #4 speed toward your stereo
'Genius? That wouldnt be for me to decide. Reaching thousands of people from a dark little garage in Costa Mesa, that certainly takes talent.'
'When I go to the strip club I feel like a boy in a candy storeI taste all the flavors that are there and thats how I like it. Why limit yourself to one race? But also, why go out of your race? Be yourself and be genuine
The deeply disturbed life and times of a musical prodigy
Black Angels move right in
Aug. 11 - Aug. 18
Aug. 11 - Aug. 18