Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. This week's top position goes to The Magnetic Fields' Love at the Bottom of the Sea.
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
Amanda Palmer, while annoying, is probably the luckiest chick in the world. She's dating sci-fi/fantasy author Neil Gaiman, for one. She's friends with Moby and Stephen Merritt from the Magnetic Fields, for another. And if she wants to, she can get her Dresden Dolls schtick on whenever she wants ... More >>
Jezebel yesterday published a story saying kids who listen to music are most likely to be depressed, while kids who read books were least likely. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine studied 106 teens, 46 of whom were clinically depressed, over five weekends, and surveyed ... More >>
Fingerprints in Long Beach specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. The shop even holds live performances by some of their favorite bands. If you love music, it's pretty much the place to be. But you already knew t ... More >>
The Dollface Dames
By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>
Magnetic Fields, Distortion (Nonesuch)
Molly Ringwalds in Sweet Charity. Remember Sixteen Candles?
LA Weekly Detour Music Festival
Cute Cubed! The Blank Tapes at Portfolio Coffeehouse, Long Beach, Saturday, June 24