Friday, October, 19
Crocodiles, The Soft Pack The Glass House
Two new bands--"new" as in they post-date the Feelies and the Psychedelic Furs, respectively, even if they've both been around for a couple years--with two new albums on which they make some perfect new choices and deliver us some ... More >>
Stacy Schwartz/Minn. City PagesJoy Formidable at SXSW this yearThe Joy FormidableSept. 11, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaI feel bad for youngsters whose first experience with live music is UK power trio The Joy Formidable. After watching these guys (and gal) do their thing on the Detroit stage last ... More >>
So WrongDrug Lifehttp://www.wearesowrong.comThere's something pretty unprepossessing about this release, not least
because the cover makes it look like the band might as well be called Drug Life and the album called So Wrong. Works both ways, really. Anyway, we got this in the mail from north of ... More >>
Doña Nick Gil (from left), Doña Billy Gil and Doña Jason Hanakeawe Meet Doña Nicha. This shoegaze-y, alt-rock band with a Latin twist was formerly based in Long Beach. Made up of two brothers and a family friend (they've recently added another family member on bass), the band writes noise po ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLive at the Detroit Bar
Last Night: The Raveonettes at the Detroit BarBetter Than: breaking Phil Spector out of jail to produce new albums.How could the Raveonettes top their fuzzy masterpiece album Lust, Lust, Lust? More focus and a little less fuzz. In and Out of Control is aptly ... More >>
The Raveonettes are gracing us with their presence once again this year at the Detroit Bar. The Danish duo, consisting of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, makes music that can be described as a graceful, but highly destructive hurricane--a whirling sound with feedback and overloaded guitars... a ... More >>
In the '90s, Pavement were the band to mention liking if you wanted to sound cool, even if all you really knew was "Cut Your Hair." There's probably no current act that fills that role--thanks to the Internet, everyone knows every band and is sick of them after a couple of weeks.They haven't play ... More >>
Travis SchneiderReally, it's almost embarrassing how much I like LA-based pop band Army Navy. After seeing them open up for the Shys last October at Detroit Bar, I pushed their self-titled record (released on their own label, Fever Zone Records) on anyone that would listen. Songs like "Slight of Han ... More >>
Goldenvoice announced today that next year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - the world famous annual haven of indie rock, electronic music and sweating at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio - will take place Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19.
Yes, that's the third we ... More >>
The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians
January 12, 2008
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 >>
COOKING: CHARCUTERIE, 6:30pm
Learn pates and terrines.
Sur la Table, 832 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 640-2330
KNITTING WORKSHOP, 7:30pm
Get your knit on every Monday. Free knitting class. All levels of knitting. Just bring your
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I could never understand why the biggest Southern California music festival is in the middle of the desert. To me, enduring triple-digit temperatures to catch the Pixies reunion just seemed like pure sadism on behalf of Goldenvoice. Nevertheless, Coachella always draws a crowd. And this year, the fe ... More >>
Top noisy British shoegaze/etc. band on their first US tour ever! Cannot indicate correctly how good this band was/is/will be and how much you should go. Any fans of Jesus & Mary Chain/Spacemen 3/Loop/Spiritualized/Ride/etc. need to be at this. Telescopes were contemporaries and easily equals ... More >>