By: Jaime-Paul Falcon Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of vari ... More >>
The lineup for FYF Fest 2013 was just announced this morning. The two-day festival features Saturday headliners My Bloody Valentine and Sunday headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. TV on the Radio, Flag, Deerhunter, MGMT, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Devendra Banhart, Solange, Shlohmo and Toro ... More >>
By: Greggory MooreThe world's greatest bands playing the indie record shop a half-mile from your home? It's not likely to become a trend, but for a lucky little trice Yo La Tengo is making this rock 'n' roll fan fantasy come true for a few of us here on the West Coast this week, with their four-stop ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyYo La TengoFebruary 24, 2011Detroit BarIt was the most soothing of times, it was the most startling of times--it was the tale of two dramatically different sets. It was a night of answers, it was a night of variety, it was a packed-house show at Detroit Bar; it wa ... More >>
The giants of geek rock are ready to play sitcoms, apology sets
It's Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with another mixtape? We've put together a 12-song video compilation so you can discover or rediscover some great music. You can thank us once you get to work and need something to distract yourself.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyYo La Tengo, the best thing only good thing out of Hoboken since Sinatra, bring their masterful indie magic to Detroit Bar on February 24. Although we don't know the special guests, they have to be good. This is the biggest act to hit Detroit Bar in a long time, and w ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, Yellow Red Sparks have residency in LA, Pinback sucked live, and Guided By Voices reunites
Bee Thousand, the best GBV album ever[via Pitchfork]On Spinner, Guided By Voices singer Robert Pollard talked about who will be present at the Matador reunion we talked about a few days ago here. Given that GBV has always had a revolving lineup, having Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell on guitar ... More >>
The Glass House
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyGorillaz is happy, feeling glad.Click here for photos from Day Three!So it's over. Whew. After a late-night drive from the desert, bed looks promising. But first, our thoughts on Coachella's final day--in the form of superlatives. No, we're not going to crown a "best ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyYup. That guy.Getting to Coachella aint easy, fun or cheap. That fact weighs heavily on nearly everything that happens in Indio--in a good way.
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyYo La Tengo: Charisma you can't see.What, exactly, were Yo La Tengo doing on the main stage?
Beth StirnamanChris Chu, singer of the Morning Benders.Click here for the slideshow!The Hype: In the past four years, Berkeley indie-pop quartet the Morning Benders have dropped two self-released EPs (Loose Change and Boarded Door), released one full-length album (2008's Talking Through Tin Cans) ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBear Kamp celebrates five years.Bear Kamp, a "Saturday night frenzy for burly bears, husky hunks, boss truckers, chubbies n' chasers, gen-x-bears, oso bears, and kuma lovers," celebrated their five year anniversary at the House of Blues Anaheim on Saturday night. And it was aw ... More >>
I watched the 49th Annual Grammys just long enough to see the Police jam out an extended version of "Roxanne" and Tony Bennett throw out an awkward plug for Target. I couldn't really ask for any more. As far as the actual awards go, the Dixie Chicks were the night's big winners, taking home five awa ... More >>
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Back to School Night: The World Record, Ann Lynn, Slings, Sendaero
Groove Ensemble and Take Back, tonight!
DJ Jasper brings Detroit techno home
Handicapping the Weenie Fester, Roast