It's been a minute since Dellue, a Long Beach-based underground MC, has hit the stage but all that's about to change. With an eye on 2012, the innovative rapper/producer is readying new music and will give hip-hop heads a glimpse of what's to come when he performs this Saturday in Anaheim. A goo ... More >>
Photo by Laila DerakhshanianHe may not be French (he's Hispanic), but Christian Murcia can make an authentic crepe. His business acumen has enabled him to launch Brats Berlin, a German-themed luxe lonchera featuring bratwurst, which debuted over the weekend. Join us as we tap the creativity behin ... More >>
Stoners and hip-hop go together like weed and paper. But did you know that there's a lesson to be learned from many hip-hop songs about sweet mary jane? It's virtually Ganja Smoking 101 set to music...read on and get schooled.
Friday kicks off a busy weekend, first with Devil's Brigade playing Alex's Bar in Long Beach with Roger Miret and the Disasters and Viva Hate. Devil's Brigade just released their debut album, but it's been ten years in the making--as Rancid fans well know. The group is a long-running side project ... More >>
I just went and saw Tom Six's 90-minutes of insanity known as The Human Centipede.First,
the synopsis: This movie is about a deranged German doctor who is obsessed with creating a "human centipede" by connecting the
gastrointestinal tracts of numerous people together (to be read: connecting one ... More >>
Remember how the Pharcyde were going to play the Grove of Anaheim on September 11? Sounded pretty cool, right? Yeah, well, that's not going to happen. Nederlander announced yesterday that the show has been canceled, with refunds available at the point of purchase.But hey! As we often say here, as ... More >>
LA's The Pharcyde (pictured) have been inactive for most of this decade, their last studio album being 2004's Humboldt Beginnings. Yet if you haven't guessed already, they've reunited for a few recent shows--last year at the Rock the Bells Festival series in Chicago, earlier in 2009 at the Good Vibr ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
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 >>
Get Yer Hands Dirty, B! Productions and Mute97 bring the Pharcyde to Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar Saturday. The Pharcyde (Imani, Bootie Brown, Fatlip and Tre Hardson) brought weirdness, off-kilter humor and smarts to mainstream hip-hop with two excellent LPs: 1992's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde and 1995 ... More >>
DJ House Shoes and Brian Gillespie at Detroit Bar. Photo by DJ Edouble
First thing I heard as I approached Detroit Bar was Seals & Crofts’ 1973 hit “Diamond Girl.” At Abstract Workshop, one of OC’s preeminent hip-hop nights? I didn’t think baby-boomer nostalgia was part of its equation, ... More >>
To their credit, Pitchfork compiled a more-or-less well done 25 worst album covers of the year list, but they're remiss in not recognizing the power of a well done album cover. Rather than complain, we're taking matters into our own hands and making a list of our own. If RIAA doomsayers are to be be ... More >>