We love original art almost as much as we love live music. Almost. Here are some great full band portraits we found on Etsy. We hope it will inspire you to create some band portraits of your own. Don't worry--stick figures are a form of art too. Think of this print of the Red Hot Chili Peppers by G ... More >>
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals The Fox Theater June 7, 2013 VIEW OUR PHOTO SLIDESHOW HERE Invariably, the first word that comes to mind when describing Grace Potter is "badass." The Vermont native did plenty to demonstrate her badassery during her performance at the Fox Theater in Pomona on Friday. ... More >>
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>
Five bands worth following this year.
See Also:*Going for the Gold: Top Five 2012 Rap Songs to Inspire Our Olympic Team*Top Five Hits: Bionic Records in Fountain Valley*Top Five Hits: Burger Records in FullertonThis week, we got a top five report from Josue at Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909. Not surprising ... More >>
Jack White The Wiltern, Los Angeles May 30, 2012 Jack White's first solo offering, Blunderbuss, is the only album of 2012 that I've liked so far, yet I was ready to be a naysayer last night at the Wiltern. Maybe it has something to do with the way everybody worships White and his various mythologi ... More >>
[Checking In On . . .] Different format, same literary geniuses
Yes, it's really been a year since Parker Macy opened Creme Tangerine, the record store in a trailer at the Lab on March 1. It's been a challenging one for the blues guitarist-turned-entrepreneur, to say the least. There was a break-in a couple of months ago, and Macy also lost his partner Jon St ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.
Icky ThumppCancelled Checks and Cigaretteshttp://www.ickythumpp.com/A little bit of a mystery with this one--in fact, a lot. There's the fact that nearly everything on the net about the band name ends up pointing to the similarly titled White Stripes song and album, that Icky Thumpp's website giv ... More >>
The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.
Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.Topping the list are locals Dolphin City, whose LP came out earlier this year.
Ten days after their sixth anniversary, former White Stripes singer Jack White and his wife Karen Elson have announced that they are getting divorced, and they're marking the occasion by throwing a party tonight in Nashville.
This week, former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar claimed that he had been abducted by aliens. Overnight, lame jokes about Hagar suffering from tequila-induced psychosis flooded the Internet and open-mic comedy stages, positioning the laid-back "I Can't Drive 55" singer as buffoon of the month. F ... More >>
Jack and Meg White, the duo collectively known as the White Stripes are no more. They have disbanded, but the memory of their talent and musicianship will always be celebrated. Vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Jack White and drummer Meg White formed their band in 1997 in Detroit, and released their ... More >>
After nearly 15 years togher, the White Stripes officially broke up today. The Village Voice and the band's website confirmed the sad news. The group's catalog included six critically acclaimed studio albums, a live record and an EP. You can read the blues-rock duo's official announcement after ... More >>
Top 10 selling records from last week at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The shop specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. Don't forget to check out the free live performance by Exene Cervenka at Fingerprints Apr ... More >>
Billie Joe Armstrong inducts the Stooges--and a shirtless Iggy Pop--into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The White Stripes will return. We hope!American Idol idiots butcher Rolling Stones songs--sounds so bad almost wished I saw it.Did the Gorillaz really rip off Eddy "Electric Avenue" Grant??
The Doll Hut
The White Stripes unveil trailer--click above--for upcoming tour doc Under Great White Northern Lights and release new song "Let's Shake Hands."Long Beach-based Cold War Kids talk to Billboard about new EP Behave Yourself. It drops January 19 but we have been totally rocking it out for the past ... More >>
Lilith Fair to return after 10-year hiatus with Tegan and Sara (Tegan and I were pals for 30-minutes once), Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and many more.The White Stripes to release a "seriously awesomely sounding" live box set March 16.Lil Wayne's rock record, Rebirth, delayed for t ... More >>
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 >>
I've been to one Coachella and that was in 2003. Although the motive behind the hellacious trek from Long Beach to Indio was to see the first Stooges gig in nearly three decades, I ended up witnessing something way cooler than a shirtless Iggy. Elephants. You heard me. I saw a train of circus elepha ... More >>
The Malloys, the brotherly director-ly duo who've worked previously with artists like the Kooks, Jimmy Eat World, Cold War Kids, Santana, the White Stripes, Will Ferrell (?) and others, have teamed up once again with Huntington Beach's Matt Costa for the video to his second single, "Cigarette Eyes," ... More >>
The Noize Music
Portugal. The Man have burdened themselves with an awkward moniker (also: damn that superfluous period), but despite a name that makes you feel foolish while uttering it in public, the Oregon via Wasilla, Alaska group (who perform at Anaheim's Chain Reaction July 25) create compelling music that's a ... More >>
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My Liev as a dog
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In which the Eyeliners travel back to the Eisenhower era with the Ramones as their soundtrack