When it comes to Coachella, what's better: 103-degree temperatures or a drizzley, windy, muddy polo field?
The latter is what many festival-goers might be facing this Friday: The forecast as of time of publishing is a high of 69-degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain.
And as Dennis Romero repor ... More >>
Laila DerakhshanianNo traffic! No waiting! Bands I like close together! Day 2 is the magical day when you're still high from Friday night and have a whole other day to look forward to. I watched Erykah Badu get cut off and was shocked at how mean it seemed. Even if there IS a schedule to follow.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement will go from the Hollywood Bowl (where this photo was taken last night) to Vegas tonightIf you're reading this, you're probably not headed to Vegas for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party. No Pavement, no Belle and Sebastian, no Guided by Voices reunion. Plus ... More >>
Lindsey ByrnesThese days, you can tack on whatever label to Margaret Cho and it would be accurate--comedian, actor, reality TV star, singer. Yup, singer. On her first musical full-length, Cho Dependent, she collaborated with Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Patty Gri ... More >>
Remember when Broken Social Scene and Feist and Metric and the New Pornographers were all over the music blogs because they were awesome and also Canadian? Well, the days of glorifying our neighbors to the North for health care and cold weather are over, but the Arkells still do a p ... More >>
Bee Thousand, the best GBV album ever[via Pitchfork]On Spinner, Guided By Voices singer Robert Pollard talked about who will be present at the Matador
reunion we talked about a few days ago here. Given that GBV has always had a revolving lineup, having Tobin Sprout and
Mitch Mitchell on guitar ... More >>
I hate Las Vegas--mostly because it's ostentatious and fake, but also because I'm too broke to gamble. So I try to avoid it like the plague. Except now, Matador Records just announced that their 21st anniversary show will be held from October 1 to 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort--and Guided b ... More >>
Despite sporting a hook that's a tad derivative of the Edward Sharpe single "Home", "Crash Years," off The New Pornographer's latest album Together, is bursting with enough sonic surprise to be intriguing. The intro to the song is unremarkable. A jangly start accompanied by some thundering cello ... More >>
I haven't been this excited about upcoming releases in a while, but it seems that 2010 is the year that all my favorite bands are putting out new music. There's Interpol's upcoming album, the New Pornographers' Together, out tomorrow, and the National's new set, due ... More >>
The line-up for this year's Sasquatch was just announced and hey, turns out it's another festival line-up we'd much rather go see than Coachella.Sasquatch, which is famously held at the Gorge in Washington (two hours outside of Seattle), will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30. The line ... More >>
Just watch the fireworks.Last Night: Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara and the New Pornographers at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; July 5, 2009.Better than: Staying home and celebrating the Fifth of July, the sacred holiday commemorating the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996.Minor celebrity s ... More >>
Here's something cool: The new Neko Case single, off of her upcoming Middle Cyclone album coming out on March 3, is out, and she and her label ANTI- will donate $5 to Best Friends Animal Society (an organization dedicated to eliminate homeless pets and place "unadoptable" animals into good homes) fo ... More >>
The two-day lineup for this year's San Diego Street Scene was just announced today, and it doesn't look half bad, in this humble ex-music editor's opinion. Headliners include Beck, the Black Crowes, X, Tegan and Sara, Justice, plus Spoon, TV on the Radio, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Michael Franti ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I walked into the office and caught Steve belting out the chorus of "Love Will Tear Us Apart." As surreal and surprisingly awesome as it was, you astute readers out there will know that it was simply practice for his piece "Emotional Rescue," in which he explains why when we'r ... More >>