Now in its seventh edition, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival has become a reliable, regular staple on the summer festival calendar. Though it's not quite in the same stratosphere of Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, OSL has its own distinct quirks that reflect its Northern California home. ... More >>
By: Bree Davies I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as ... More >>
The Rolling Stones Honda Center May 15,2013 You have to hand it to The Rolling Stones. If you told any rock fan, critic or musician that they'd be playing live shows nearing the age of 70, they would have laughed and you would have been ridiculed. Just think back to the Jimmy Fallon character in Al ... More >>
By: Nicholas PellSomewhere along the line, punk rock's amateurish enthusiasm became conflated with a dearth of talent.That's OK -- anything to keep the squares out -- but it's not entirely accurate. Indeed, it was hard paring this list down to just five. While you might complain that your favor ... More >>
Allensworth The Copper Door April 27, 2012 The Copper Door in downtown Santa Ana has pros and cons. The eclectic beer bar turned live music venue is a haven for local talent and an incredible melting pot of college students, hipsters, fine beer connoisseurs and the occasional gangster. In the past ... More >>
The Long Beach Playhouse production fictionalizes Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier playing each other for one big gig
Ryan RitchieSnoop Dogg and Wiz KhalifaWiltern December 13, 2011 To use a tired party cliche, if you remember the Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa show last night at the Wiltern, you weren't there.I mean, seriously, was anyone not getting high? The answer is no.Wiz performed for about a half hour ... More >>
Django ReinhardtThis Friday and Saturday evening at Segerstrom Hall, guitarist Dorado Schmitt will present an evening dedicated to Django Reinhardt.
La Dispute have deeply embraced the philosophy of "If you're going to give something a shot, you might as well give it everything." The Grand Rapids, Mich., screamo quintet write turbulent songs that do absolutely anything they must to affect you. Guitars amble, stab, and soar in histrionic fashi ... More >>
On the road with Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters
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The seminal country-roots-Mexican-rock band's new material is fresher than ever
Look up longetivity in the dictionary, and you'll see a photo of Melvins
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
Guilt and Revelations in Santa Ana
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Camper Van Beethoven take the skinheads masturbating
The life and death--and struggle with death--of Ken Kesey
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Joe Louis Walker makes you proud to be an American
The greatest blues show in the universe. Plus, Ode to Nugent
Buddy insults just about everybody!
Buchanan crashes Reform Party convention in Long Beach
Christopher Russell leads the OCHSA orchestra into new terrain
Willie G.s tuff vibe survives smack, Jesus
For one night only, when Arlo Guthrie presides
The "new" HBAC aint likely to piss off the bluehairs, but the rest of us? Sheesh!
Shameless self-promotion! Your handy track-by-track rundown
Thanks in no small part to merely the finest actor you may ever see
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