Zach Smith

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The 50 Best Things About the OC Music Scene

    Hey, Orange County--I know you don't hear this a lot, but we're sorry. Our musicians came down pretty hard on you a couple weeks ago, telling you how bad you suck and all that. It was harsh, nay, uncalled for--and it's kind of our fault for egging them on. The truth is, well, you're pretty great. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    The 50 Worst Things About the OC Music Scene

    Orange County, your musicians have a bone to pick with you. Well, more than one bone actually. You see, for being the second-most populous county in the Greater L.A. area-- behind L.A. of course-- the only figure that beats our count of approximately 3 million citizens is the number of times we're r ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    This Is Not a Pinback Interview

    The band make the most out of forlorn mysteriousness

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    Weezer to Play Surfing Event

    [Mental Notes] Also, Yellow Red Sparks have residency in LA, Pinback sucked live, and Guided By Voices reunites

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Pinback at the Detroit Bar Last Night

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  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Last Night: Pinback and El Ten Eleven @ Samueli Theater

    By Andrew Youssef Pinback, El Ten Eleven at Samueli Theater, Costa Mesa, July 31, 2008 Better Than: Questioning the trade of Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Download: “From Nothing to Nowhere” from Pinback’s homepage [] San Di ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Indie Rock's Busiest Man Keeps It Ethereal

    Pinback's Rob Crow pleases many fan bases with his beautiful, fragile music