By: DC9 At Night
You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we' ... More >>
By: Brian McManusIf
you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha?
), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like
P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous).
Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYW ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert
Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people
who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*Wayne Coyne Says 2013 Is the Year of the Flaming Lips*Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa*T ... More >>
As the second day of the first annual Doheny Surf Festival commenced, so did the swell, the music and the island vibes. The smell of sunscreen and coconut oil lingered in the air over the beach and tents stocked with Polynesian jewelry, surf art and board shorts of all materials began to slowly brea ... More >>
Spending 22 hours in a car is a crazy idea
in itself. Match that with driving halfway across the nation to knock on the
door of rocker Wayne Coyne's house is taking stalker status to the next level.
"Some weirdos just showed up on my porch...They drove all the
way from LA to bring me a birthday ... More >>
Long Beach band Two Guns is having a record release party for their sophomore set Far People in Far Places today at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach, at 7 p.m. and it is FREE! (Doesn't hurt to pre-order the record though.) According to our Beat Blvd. reviewer Ned Raggett, this short-but-sweet ... More >>
The Urban Nomad, aka Jeremiah Alexis, conducts an exclusive interview with Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Harmony Festival's Floating Bed. Ebert talked about the birth of the band, where his name came from and collaborating with the Flaming Lips!Harmony Festival--one of the ... More >>
Record Store Day is like Christmas in April for both fans and independent record shops. Fans make pilgrimages to local shops seeking limited edition releases, free shows, band signing, bonuses, sales and if you're lucky, free food. The releases are hyper-limited--smaller stores may only get one ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMGMTJuly 18, 2010Fox Theater in PomonaLast April, a sea of people crowded Coachella's Outdoor theater for MGMT's set. It was easily one of the more anticipated sets of the day. When they finally played, MGMT had strategically omitted their biggest hit--"Kids"--leaving most ... More >>
The Hype: By now, any Mark Linkous fan worth his/her sparkle has studied, read about and certainly pirated Dark Night of the Soul (out today on Capitol Records). Originally set for release by Linkous (a.k.a. Sparklehorse) producer Danger Mouse and filmmaker David Lynch back in 2009, this mam ... More >>
Portugal. The Man perform at House of Blues in Anaheim on SaturdayA little late, but your weekend planner is here to choose shows you would've probably missed otherwise.
we've got a whole slew of local acts to witness for the weekend. For a
better, more informed decision, listen to these ... More >>
Andrew YoussefPearl Jam at the Gibson Amphitheater last SeptemberThere was a time when leveling the word "sellout" at a band was the equivalent of pinning a scarlet letter to a musician's leather jacket. For some of those bands who made it big in the '90s, fame was ostensibly a lamentable state o ... More >>
Singer/guitarist Keith Slettedahl is a happy-go-lucky guy, as witnessed by his band the 88's irresistibly upbeat lyrics and catchy hooks. But the last couple of years were a little dark for the serenely-married Pasadena dad. The band got signed and dropped by Island Records. But they did manage to l ... More >>
April 18 is Record Store Day. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is sponsoring this celebration of "the unique culture of indie record stores all year long" with sales, in stores and other mayhem. NAMBLA, I mean, NARM has the backing of fellow sponsors Music Monitor Network, the Coa ... More >>
Going on hour eight of my hangover. Nice job, Griley! Way to double fist Jack-and-Cokes until you're plastered and slobbering! (But man, the Fielding demos sure sounded awesome cranked up to eleven on the way home. Don't worry ma, I wasn't driving.)
Anyway: woke up with a giant hangover this mornin ... More >>