BY: Ryan CoxSee Also: *Free Ticket Tuesday: The Kills at the Observatory*Iron Maiden - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - 8/9/12*Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12The Kills The Observatory 8/9/12I was shocked to find out that The Kills didn't sell out The Observatory last night in ... More >>
Few dark-haired rock duos trade in the kind of chain-smoking, post-punk badassery that makes the Kills the band we know and love. On the road in support of their fourth album, vocalist Alison Mosshart (of the Deadweather) and guitarist Jamie Hince make their way to the Observatory in Santa Ana on Au ... More >>
Mary BellThe KillsCheck out The Kills slideshow here!The Kills with Cold Cave and the Black AngelsMay 14, 2011Fox Theater, PomonaThe Kills are Allison Mosshart and Jamie Hince and together they make sounds so fiery and raw they destroy all in their path. They've come a long way since they debut ... More >>
I spent Memorial Day taking my son to Iron Man 2, and while watching -- or rather listening to -- the movie, I became depressed. The original Iron Man soundtrack had Suicidal Tendencies and Ghostface Killah tracks. The sequel, though, is wall-to-wall Angus Young, which gave me a massive Batd ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: The Horrors, Japanese Motors at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa; September 30, 2009.Better Than: Well, I don't think Creed were ever nominated for a Mercury Music Prize...Best Free Snacks: The Popchips given away outside the venue. They were giving them away at Street Scene, t ... More >>
There's something about every August 27, 2009, that makes it a big night for shows. The warm weather? The fact that it's Street Scene eve? Pent-up Ted Kennedy/Dominick Dunne mourning? Who knows.
The Dead WeatherHorehound(Third Man)Jack White is a really good guitar player. In the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, he's shown off his proficiency in a variety of styles and genres (six years later, the faux-bassline of "Seven Nation Army" is still stuck in a lot of heads). He's a focus of upcom ... More >>
Any band with a drummer named "Coffin Joe" has to be worth seeing, right? Well, you'll have your chance to do just so on September 30, when London's The Horrors come to Detroit Bar. Can't make that? Why, they'll be at the Glass House two days later, on October 2! This is the band's return to the are ... More >>
Chad SengstockBY DAVID J. NICOLASLast Night: The Kills, the Horrors at the Glass House in Pomona; May 21, 2009. View a slideshow of photos by Chad Sengstock here.I've been to a lot of shows in my life, but I've never seen a female singer stalk and proceed to try and kill her prey. At least that's wh ... More >>
Back in 1996, it seemed like a pretty good bit that, post-"The Distance," Cake would wind up as a one-hit wonder. Yet the Sacramento band became one of the most reliable commodities in modern rock, which resulted in a ton of slightly amusing novelty hits: "Never There." "Sheep Go To Heaven." "Short ... More >>
Coachella may be a distant, sweaty, sticky memory at this point, but that doesn't mean that I'm willing or able to shut up about it quite yet. Beth Stirnaman had some car troubles, causing her arduous trek from Indio to be delayed (and nothing's better than being stuck in Indio when there isn't a hu ... More >>
I just excavated myself from what seemed like miles of Cure fans. That was a close one. Check out our Twitter for real-time Cure setlist updates for as long as I can maintain such a pace; so far we've had classics like "Lovesong" and "Pictures of You" mixed in with some lesser-known tracks. Most lik ... More >>
Couple of new shows added to the Glass House's schedule, both on sale tomorrow at noon (Friday, for the time displaced).
The Raconteurs at the Greek Theatre September 22, 2008. Better Than: winning your football pool at work. Download: "The Switch and The Spur" from The Raconteurs website The sudden cancellation of the White Stripes tour led me to believe it would be awhile until Jack White (Vocals/Guitars) would ... More >>