By: Liz TracyNo one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship.
As you might have seen, Pulp was t ... More >>
The PixiesThe Music BoxNovember 20, 2011See the slideshow of more images here. It was a rough start for the Pixies on Saturday. They opened with "Bone Machine." Kind of. At the first break--"Your bone's got a little machine"--the band stopped abruptly. Someone(s?) had missed their cue. Fran ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavementPavementSeptember 30, 2010Hollywood BowlIs the Pavement reunion tour really over? While nothing has been confirmed about the future of the band, it seemed like it a swan song performance by Pavement at the Hollywood Bowl. It was only a few months ago that Pavement ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLady Gaga at the Staples Center Aug. 11MTV reports that Lady Gaga is going to perform at one of the Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band concerts taking place at the Orpheum Theater in LA on Oct. 1 and 2 to celebrate what would've been John Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9.A ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseOn Tuesday, Zack de la Rocha gathered up a few of his friends to protest the Arizona state law (SB 1070) that legalizes
and sanctions racial profiling on the site Soundstrike.net. Artists who joined forces to boycott Arizona (by "not allow(ing)
our collective economic power to b ... More >>
The Hype: Bolstered by iconic Smiths guitarist and brilliant songwriter Johnny Marr, the Cribs--literally a band of brothers, identical twins Gary and Ryan Jarman split vocal duties while handling the guitar and bass, respectively, with younger brother Ross on drums--are in the midst of a cross-coun ... More >>
The Hype: The acoustically-pristine Fox Theater in Pomona seemed to be a perfect launch pad for Sonic Youth's trademark feedback. Thanks to Mark Ibold on bass, the show also served as a miniature sneak peak of sorts of the highly anticipated Pavement reunion. Lee Ranaldo--which we recently interv ... More >>
John Gilhooley The AVN-Adult Entertainment Expo 2010.What'd you miss this weekend? First up: Photographer John Gilhooley had the worst assignment ever: Shooting the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2010 in Las Vegas. It was four days of porn, girls, porn, girls, sex toys and giant inflatable, bucking ... More >>
This week's cover story gave you a chance to get acquainted with the off-beat, lovable founders of Fullerton's newest music dispensary, Burger Records. We hope you're hungry (for vinyl and cassettes). In case you're a total slacker (which is fine, nothing wrong with that) and haven't checked out ... More >>
Sasha EisenmanFor those who've become accustomed to the crowded, sweaty underbelly of OC/LA's hipster rock scene, chances are you've probably encountered The Entrance Band before. You're no stranger to their psychedelic savagery, heavy-handed rhythms and wailing blues. But if you haven't heard of ... More >>
The recently reopened Fox Theater in Pomona (see Vickie Chang's article on the place) continues to impress. Not just from being an ultra-cool venue in terms of aesthetics, but also for bringing some great acts to our area-ish that you'd otherwise have to go to LA for (not that a trip to Pomona is us ... More >>
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The schedule for NYC's CMJ Music Marathon was announced today, and Long Beach's Crystal Antlers (pictured), Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors and Laguna Beach's Donavon Frankenreiter are among the performers ready to entertain music i ... More >>
Acclaimed folk-raga guitarist Peter Walker plays a rare solo gig at UC Irvine's Cross Cultural Center July 24 (5 p.m., $5). The show's another coup by Sam Farzin's Acrobatics Everyday organization.
Walker recorded two albums for Vanguard Records in the '60s. In 2006, Tompkins Square Records issued ... More >>
Currently on the endangered species list: your local record store. (You remember those, right?) In a valiant attempt to raise awareness of their existence and importance (and perhaps move some stock), hundreds of independently owned music emporia throughout North America are celebrating Record Sto ... More >>