Sometimes the process of creating a labor of love from the ground up can be less-than-pretty. After months of planting ideas for their sophomore La Habra EP, Gardeners Logic are in a hurry to find out if the proper elements are in place to help their soon-to-be-finished recording make an impact whe ... More >>
This fall, the Monterey Jazz Festival will usher in its 56th annual performance along California's crystal coastline, 350 miles north of Orange County. Since 1958 the festival has hosted every major jazz musician conceivable. The first lineup alone included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jack ... More >>
Huntington Beach four-piece Moostache have just released their
anticipated album entitled, Anything, Alone. Featuring 11 tracks
produced locally by Jon O'Brien (including 2 bonus tracks produced by
Billy Mohler and Jimmy Messer), the album is nothing short of exuberant.
Right out of the gate, th ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWilcoThe Hollywood PalladiumJanuary 24, 2012Check out more pictures in our slideshow here!Hearing a fedora-ed Jeff Tweedy wax poetic about the word "pussy" might go down as some kind of live music highlight of my life. A straight-faced Tweedy paused at the mic at some poin ... More >>
OC Music Awards Showcase 1: Best Live Band, with Jeramiah Red, Paulie Pesh, the Gromble, Strange Birds and James FletcherJan 3, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaLast night saw Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar kick off the first in a series of showcases comprising the OC Music Awards. The five groups, competing ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyThe Rapture closed out the festivalCheck out our FYF Fest slideshow here!FYF FestLos Angeles State Historic ParkSeptember 4, 2010Don't let anyone mislead you about FYF Fest. It was not held in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles. The daylong celebration of all thing ... More >>
Chad SengstockJeff Tweedy at the Fox Theater Pomona[via Pitchfork by way of TwentyFourBit]
Last March, Jeff Tweedy, Wilco's lead singer, played two benefit shows in Chicago. He took pre-submitted audience requests; one woman asked for either Wilco's "Ashes of American Flags"or ... More >>
Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing at an in-store at Fingerprints on 4/27. Between signing to Sub Pop, and, more recently, being picked by Wilco to play their first festival ever, Long Beach's Avi Buffalo has had a really, really, really great year. And it just got better.One of our favorite ba ... More >>
Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing an in-store at Fingerprints on April 27, 2010.Solid Sound Festival, Wilco's first music festival, is set to take place at MASS MoCA on August 13-15 in North Adams, Massachusetts. And it's just been announced that Long Beach's Avi Buffalo will be joining the Ch ... More >>
Watch Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Currie) "snort drugs" in Runaways--"the movie, about the all-girl teenage rock band of the same name co-founded by Joan Jett in the 1970s, debuted here at the Sundance Film Festival late Sunday to solid reviews, and it hits movie theaters this coming March."Like we ... More >>
Editor's Note: Having spent hours perusing the Heard Mentality archives for a Concert Year in Review feature running in the print issue that streets Jan. 1, I compiled a Top 10 list of the coolest shows to come through Orange County in 2009. I'm posting one per day for the rest of the year.
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Andrew YoussefSince reopening this past May with a show from Gogol Bordello, the Fox Theater in downtown Pomona has continually impressed by netting top-flight shows: Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, Girl Talk, Ween, Cake, Marilyn Manson. After tonight's Paramore (picture ... 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 >>
This Weekend: Wilco at the beautiful Fox Theater Pomona.
Better Than: Sneaking downloads of all those leaks of their forthcoming self-titled album.
Saturday night was a Wilco first for me--no, it definitely wasn't my first time catching them live, but it was the first time I've ever seen f ... More >>
Andrew YoussefThey've tried to do handstands for you.Yeah, we had another busy weekend. If you haven't seen Vickie Chang's review of Wilco over at the Fox Theater on Saturday night in Pomona yet, what's keeping you? Well, how about Chad Sengstock's photos of that show? (So jealous. Of both of them. ... More >>
Last Night: Gogol Bordello at Fox Pomona on Thursday, May 21st.Better Than: Being an actual gypsy in Eastern EuropeDownload: Super Taranta on Side One Dummy RecordsFor years, night life in down town Pomona usually meant parking the car, catching a show at The Glass House and making a clean exit. For ... More >>
There's still more than a month before Wilco's seventh studio album, bearing the cleverly minimalist title of Wilco (The Album), is "properly" released. That date's June 30.But you can listen to the latest from the Chicago band right now on their official Web site, in an attempt to curtail those cur ... More >>
Downtown Pomona's Fox Theater has not yet reopened for business, but they're already lining up gigs, including this rather high-profile one: perenniel music snob faves (with good reason!) Wilco, playing the 78-year-old former movie house on June 20.
Review by Andrew Youssef
The Bravery, Wild Sweet Orange and The Dead Trees at Spaceland
March 18, 2008
Better Than: Seeing the actual Wyld Stallons from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure since the secret show was billed as such.
Download: "Believe" from their Myspace page.
Fresh off an app ... More >>
The LA Times is reporting, via their Buzz Bands blog (monitored by the fabulous Mr. Kevin Bronson), that the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana will shut it's doors forever in two weeks. Set to take its place, according to the LAT: a 25,000-square-foot club called RevolveR, which will "cater to upscale clu ... More >>
Freelancer Ben Westhoff (you may recognize the name from "The Efron Scandal") posted this provocative list on our sister paper Pitch Weekly's blog. We reprint it here because this is a time of giving (said the atheist).
By BEN WESTHOFF
1. Worst Album: Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
This cerebral garbag ... More >>
The Sea and Cake
Release date: May 8, 2007
Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now.
The Sea ... More >>
It was a 100 degrees out this afternoon, it took me 45 minutes to find a space and park (real helpful employees out here), 15 to locate press will call and enter then maybe another five to situate where the fuck I was. I told myself two years ago I'd never do this again and here I am again: it's hot ... More >>