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    April 17, 2014
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    October 23, 2012

    Ume's Lauren Larson On What It's Like To Get A Call From Perry Ferrell

    Like other bands before them, Ume (pronounced ooh-may), took to Kickstarter in order to help fund their next album. Raising the necessary funds faster than you can say "trip to Seattle," the indie-garage band is planning a quick turn-around, with the album slated to be released in 2013. Not ones to ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins - Gibson Amphitheater - October 14, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins Gibson Amphitheater October 14, 2012 This crazy month of good concerts(better known as Rocktober) kept chugging along last weekend as  the Smashing Pumpkins filled up the Gibson Amphitheater for a blistering performance. Blessing us with sonic offerings old and new, this is t ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO]*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    "It's like we're in the '90s," says Fingerprints' manager Dustin Rodriguez said when I phoned in for their top 5. Anyone else ready to relive the best decade in recent history? (Yeah, I said it. And I'm right.) The dream of the '90s is alive at Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th Street in 
Long Beach, (562) ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Courtney Love Flips Out Onstage Over Cobain Poster, Continues Ranting About Dave Grohl

    ​On Sunday night, Courtney Love launched into an insane rant in the middle of a Hole set at Sao Paulo's SMU Festival after a fan waved a Kurt Cobain poster in front of her.

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    November 3, 2011

    Filter

    The Coach House

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    October 6, 2011

    Smashing Pumpkins at the Wiltern

    ​Smashing PumpkinsOctober 6th, 2011The WilternClick here to see more photos.When bands kick off a tour they are often rusty and display jitters of nervousness. Smashing Pumpkins displayed neither of those traits as they ignited the Wiltern with a two hour twenty-one song set ripe with deep cuts, f ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Minor Threat: Anti-Captalist Punk Icons Or Blatant Sellouts?

    ​Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Songs About Girls From A(lison) to Z(ebulon), Part 2

    ​In our earlier post, we gave you part one of the ultimate music geek list--songs with a girl's name in the title for each letter of the alphabet from A(lison) to L(una). This second part goes from M(ykel and Carli) by Weezer to Z(ebulon) by Rufus Wainwright.

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    July 27, 2011

    Songs About Girls From A(lison) to Z(ebulon), Part 1

    ​Music geeks, rejoice! Here's the ultimate list for you--a song with a girl's name in the title for each letter of the alphabet. We dug up everything from custy Beach Boys songs to deep cuts by the Smashing Pumpkins (who, by the way, have an inordinate amount of songs titled with girls' names, odd ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Listen to 'Owata,' Smashing Pumpkins' Latest

    ​The Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing their 44-track opus, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, one song at a time, and our sister publication LA Weekly today premiered track no. 10, "Owata."

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    May 3, 2011

    First Listen: Smashing Pumpkins' New Song 'Owata' Debuts

    Homer Simpson, smiling politely.​If you haven't already heard, the Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing one song at a time off their new album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. And our pals at LA Weekly's West Coast Sound have the latest track--click here to get your exclusive listen. The song will be ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    The Dickies

    The Can Club

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    April 5, 2011

    Five More Ill-Advised Rock Reunions (Gen X Edition)

    ​ Like vampires, old bands are best left buried deep in the earth, secure in their lead coffins and unable to drain vitality from unsuspecting new victims. Either because their most desperate fans demand it or because their mortgage notes are past due, the rock bands of yore keep punching thro ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    New Smashing Pumpkins Bassist Was Girl on Siamese Dream Cover

    ​New Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino admitted to being one of the two girls on 1993's Siamese Dream album cover. Weird, right? She would have been 13 years old when the album was released. According to NME, she was nervous to tell Billy Corgan in fear that he wouldn't hire her to ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    'Beavis and Butt-Head' Return to MTV This Year

    ​​It's true. Creator Mike Judge's animated series is returning to MTV later this year. The network announced on Wednesay that Beavis and Butt-Head will return with all-new episodes after a 14-year hiatus. Judge will provide the voices for both characters. Exciting, right?

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    February 3, 2011

    20 Years Later: A Video Retrospective of 1991

    ​It may be hard to believe, but it has now been 20 years since 1991. "The Year That Punk Broke" may not have completely lived up to the eponymous documentary title, but it remains a watershed year in musical history, and not solely for the grunge-/alternative-rock breakthrough that defined the tim ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.​KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Fingerprints to Leave Belmont Shore

    [Mental Notes] We predicted KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, and an interview with our local Justin Bieber

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    November 17, 2010

    WTF of the Week: Billy Corgan Hits the Pavement

    ​WTF?This week, self-aggrandizing rock god and head pumpkin in charge Billy Corgan slammed fellow '90s alternative band Pavement via Twitter  [via Pitchfork Media]. The two seminal groups will be playing a show together in Brazil, and apparently Corgan is none too pleased. He predicts th ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    KROQ Announces Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Lineup

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheatre in 2008​You know it's not officially Christmas until KROQ announces the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up. This year's holiday special is going to be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre.  ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Mae

    The Glass House

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    November 2, 2010

    Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Line Up

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​It is that time of the year again when people start talking about who will appear at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows. Traditionally held at the Gibson Amphitheater, the venue has a glaring hole in their calendar: there are no shows scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Woodystock

    ​This Woodystock flier gets props--not because it's an awesome design or a crazily interesting photo, but because it makes it easy for me (and everyone else who wants to attend) by spelling out what kind of music local bands are playing at festivals. 

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    May 11, 2010

    The Smashing Pumpkins Have A New Bassist

    www.smashingpumpkins.com​Maybe you can file this under the Who Gives A Fuck category, but the Smashing Pumpkins just announced that they have a new bassist. Nicole Fiorentino has been in Veruca Salt, Spinerette, Radio Vago, Twilight Sleep and Light FM.

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    March 10, 2010

    New Big Boi Video, Smashing Pumpkins Auditions, DMX Busted, Lady Gaga in 'Rock Band'

    Fo Yo Sorrows VIDEO Big Boi Ft. Too Short and George Clinton from SNORT THIS TV on Vimeo. New Big Boi video (posted above) just released.Singing for DragonForce not good enough for ya? How about playing bass in Smashing Pumpkins?DMX does some blow, busted for violating probation.Does Lady Gaga reall ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Six Things Not to Say to Billy Corgan While Auditioning for Smashing Pumpkins

    Andrew YoussefBilly Corgan wants YOU to join Smashing PumpkinsEver dream of being in Smashing Pumpkins? Then chances are you remember worshipping Beavis and Butt-head, proudly owning a beeper and having to buy/rent/borrow/steal a VHS tape to enjoy porn. Good times!Which you can kinda sorta relive ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Record Review: Eugene and the 1914, 'Troubles EP'

    ​Woven delicately and deft in purpose, Eugene and the 1914's Troubles EP  proves that serene, no-frills songwriting will always satisfy the soul, especially in the face of a storm. And Troubles definitely qualifies as inspired rainy day music. The EP is officially released next month, but ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Today in Music News: Lil Wayne, Karen O, R.E.M., Billy Corgan

    Lil Wayne's forever delayed delayed rock album Rebirth--now due out Feb. 1--mistakenly shipped to 500 Amazon customer. Can't wait to read those "most helpful customer reviews."Karen O up for Grammy and Golden Globe for Where the Wild Things Are score.Bill Berry drums/sings backup vocals on new R.E. ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    December 11, 2008
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    December 4, 2008

    Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, Dec. 3, 2008.Better Than: Watching your friends play as Billy Corgan in Guitar Hero World Tour.Download: The video for G.L.O.W. on MySpace Music.Vocalist/guitarist Billy Corgan would exclaim "don't give up on us yet!" as The S ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: The Clothes that Got Me (You) Laid

    Taking a break from the usual format of a Because You're Ugly post, this week's offering is a mere link to a mere blog. It's called The Clothes that Got me Laid, and it's pretty funny. Peruse the entries as you learn of sordid tales of what both men and women were wearing the night they got some— ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008

    Smashing Pumpkins Sue Virgin, World Sheds Most Insincere Crocodile Tears Ever

    Here's a case where one only hopes both parties lose. Whom do you root for: the whiniest, most annoyingly precious recording artiste extant or a huge record label (now owned by the cuddly Capitol Music Group) that is flailing for its existence in a dismal economic climate? Gosh, I'm torn, even if Vi ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    On the Rocks

    Photo Pass

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    December 26, 2007
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    December 6, 2007
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    August 30, 2007

    Hits!

    BLACK HOLE RECORDS

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    August 16, 2007

    Hits!

    Pepperland Music

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    August 2, 2007

    Hits!

    Virgin Megastore Orange

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    July 26, 2007

    Hits!

    The Noize Music

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    June 7, 2007

    Are Your Ears Burning Yet?

    Surveying the (potential) sound-good hits of the summer

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    March 29, 2007

    Cherub Rock

    A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies

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