Huntington Beach's Venus Infers are not exactly new to having cool things happen to them as a band--they've gotten a ton of local awards and acclaim, placement on TV shows and some prime gigs supporting big names. But they're still assuredly psyched about this: opening up for former Bauhaus frontman ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: We Are Scientists, the Blood Arm at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, May 31, 2009.Better than: Staying home and watching the MTV Movie Awards--even though Akiva Schaffer, the Lonely Island mate of host Andy Samberg who popped up on the award show's "Doubt for Sega Genesis" sketch ... More >>
There aren't too many bands, at least to those with quirky sensibilities, as appealing as New York trio We Are Scientists. Just check out their official site--it features "good new jokes" on the front page, like "Between Judas and the Romans, Jesus got double-crossed!" and "What did the happy ... More >>
Coachella may be a distant, sweaty, sticky memory at this point, but that doesn't mean that I'm willing or able to shut up about it quite yet. Beth Stirnaman had some car troubles, causing her arduous trek from Indio to be delayed (and nothing's better than being stuck in Indio when there isn't a hu ... More >>
OMG. The inside of Coachella actually exists. After a Homeric oddyssey getting in here, we're watching We Are Scientists on the main stage. Quite a change from the last time I saw them, which was 2006, in front of a few dozen peeps at the Brickhouse in Phoenix, AZ (now closed, I think).
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Oh gosh. It's almost here. Coachella. Three mind-melting days in the desert. Since the set times are up and all, let's look at what we're expecting to hit for suresies. Though of course, reality (fatigue, giant crowds, changing your mind, passing out from dehydration) may always get in the way.Here' ... More >>
LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>