Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>
Previously-OC band Young The Giant posted two new tracks from their upcoming free Remix EP out in August. The tracks are remixes of Young The Giant's song "My Body" and were contributed by Two Door Cinema Club and Tokyo Police Club.
Cloning won't be necessary to see every band participating in the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles. Through some organizational tic-tac-toe, a number of the acts play multiple shows over the next four days scattered around the east side. Despite the abundance of gigs, those who don't stra ... More >>
Austin-by-way-of-Tucson garage rock trio
Harlem is one of those bands that will go by Tokyo Police Club at some point: lots of indie hype in Web sites that matter, tongue-in-cheek, but passable songs. After they released their 2009 debut, Free Drugs, they've come out with this year's Hippie ... More >>
MySpace / Julia ZaveLook who's performing at San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>
www.myspace.com/tokyopoliceclubFile this under: These days, it's not enough to just give out your whole albums for free anymore.
Tokyo Police Club's new album is called Champ, out June 8 on Mom Pop. So they're hosting The Champ Championship Contest, where the rules as proclaim ... More >>
Beach House bucks the odds and entertainsWhoa, found the press tent. For some reason, there aren't any shirtless people here, unlike in the other areas of the festival. Weird.In other news, getting into Coachella today was a lot easier than it was Friday. And the bands ha ... More >>
On the heels of yesterday's radtacular announcement that !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are coming to Detroit Bar on September 28, the westside Costa Mesa venue hits us over the head with another awesome show. This time it's the Whigs on November 18. Yeah, that's the same Whigs that's been touring with Kings ... More >>
The GrowlersLos Angeles! What's with that city? It claims to be all original and shiz, but look at LA's Oh My Rockness rundown for tonight. Four shows get billing. Two of them are dominated by OC bands. That's 50%!OC in LA option one: Local Natives, The Union Line, The Outline, and We Barbarians ... More >>
Anarchy Taco (original members of The Vandals), Haight Club, Carpit, Friday 8 p.m.
Surf City Saloon
18528 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA
Tokyo Police Club; The Whigs, Friday 7 p.m.
Dancing shoes are mandatory.
The Glass House
200 W. Second St.
909-629-03 ... More >>
Evan Stone and the Translucent Ham Sandwhich Band, 7 p.m.
I like my ham like I like my clothes . . .
5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA
Tokyo Police Club, The Whigs, We Barbarians, 9 p.m.
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA
Terra Cotta W ... 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 >>