On the surface, Orange roots-rock quartet Poor Man's Change has all the makings of a classic SoCal stoner-bro band. Front man and primary songwriter Rob "Red" Page, with his burly build and bushy ginger locks in a ponytail and stashed under a knit cap, sings in a half-croon/half-rap; his rhymes abou ... More >>
First, consider yourself lucky If you own one of the following t-shirts; then consider listing it on Etsy. These sellers are hoping to fetch up to $3,200 for their rare band tees. Would you pay that price to own one a piece of tour history?
Hailing from the land of great things like cheesesteaks, Bill Cosby, and sports teams that may or may not be doing so wonderful this year (OK, they suck. We get it.), comedian Sean Green migrated from Pennsylvania to Cali to showcase his skills on a much higher level and that is exactly what he's be ... More >>
Two decades later, the world still burns
Eddie Money and Ronnie SpectorRock and roll is a tough and fickle business. One minute you're on top of the world and the next you're on top of a float, blowing kisses to strangers in Branson, Missouri. In between, anything goes. Tonight, Eddie Money, a singer no stranger to the ups and downs of ... More >>
Today marks what would've been the 69th birthday of Jerome John Garcia, the late guitarist, front man and de facto leader of the Grateful Dead. To honor Jerry's legacy as the father of psychedelic jam-rock, here are four must-have Grateful Dead shows. Taken into account are strength of setl ... More >>
Various online media outlets have been reporting Facebook is experiencing a numbers slump. Sky news writes approximately 6 million North American users deleted their accounts in May, in addition to 100,000 British users. This is a drop in the bucket when considering Facebook reportedly has roughl ... More >>
The jam band New Monsoon originated in San Francisco and garnered much attention after their music hit the streets. Founded by Bo Carper and Jeff Miller in the late '90s, the band is still going strong and currently in the process of releasing new songs. It is difficult to describe New Monsoon's ... More >>
This morning, Prince announced that he's performing the next three shows of his Welcome 2 America Live: 21 Nite Stand tour, all at the House of Blues Sunset (albeit at different spots within the venue). Tickets went on sale at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The Music Hall show will be at ... More >>
In an effort to further differentiate themselves from those other happy hours, the crazies behind taco asylum are premiering weekly "music-only" movies beginning tonight.Paired with Happy Hour specials of discounted taco-ish fare, $2 off canned craft brews and $3 draft options, the flat-screen wi ... More >>
The Grateful Dead will truly never die. Apparently, the next incarnation of the group will be that of video-game inspirations. That's right: The Dead are getting their own title, Find Your Own Way Home. Interestingly, the game emphasizes finding hidden objects and unlocking cool band-related extr ... More >>
Galaxy Concert Theatre (3503 S. Harbor Blvd.)
Need to get away for a while? Want to trade Southern California balminess for Colorado cold? Really love the Grateful Dead, getting stoned and doing the twirl-y dance with complete strangers? Then check out this new OC Weekly promo: "Enter to win a trip for you and a guest to Colorado to see FURTHU ... More >>
In the eyes of talented local bands and many of their obsessed, merch buying followers, the fight for respect, recognition and a paying gig is a battle waged night after night.Whether it's on cramped stages in half empty bars or packed small-time venues in their stomping ground of choice, some would ... More >>
Alive Theater's Cherry Poppin' Play Festival, 7 p.m.Scenes from six original plays for three hours of fun.Open, 2226 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, CA; 562-499-OPEN Open Mic hosted by The Good Times Band, 8 p.m.Sounds like it's gonna be a good time. Price: $5The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway ... More >>
Highway 61 Revisited
Tree Hugger's Ball
Magic Lantern peaked "At the Mountains of Madness." Weekly poster/music zine L.A. Record cashed in on its good karma and booked a strong lineup to celebrate this obscure, esoteric holiday at the renovated library known as Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. Featuring savvy DJs with deep crates of psych ... More >>
Jay-Z’s American Gangster Proves He Ain’t All That—and Never Was
Third Annual Tree Huggers Ball
Bob Weir and Ratdog
The Year in Music
Sleepless nights with Willie Waldman
Its not just a band, its an adventure
363 days before everybody else!
Post-feminist folk-blues about lowdown-dirty-dog penis-bearers
Director, word artist, general manager of Vinyl Solution Records and sales manager of Sweet Water Productions
Gatemouth Brown is sickening, man!
And the Dibs for veep!
Notes on a discarded dust mask
Beware of dread-sportin white people
Music Compiled by Bart Hopkin
How to heckle the unheckleable Dirty Dozen Brass Band