Local Music News Links: Tom Petty, Rascal Flatts, and Other Oldtimers

Another week, another list of links to music coverage around the OC music blogosphere.


  • Tom Petty's pretty-good (but medical-emergency-filled) Irvine date provided an opportunity for Register writer Ben Wener to pick through the reviews of the band's latest album. [OC Register]
  • Speaking of Tom Petty, the guitar god has said he was inspired by George Wolf, who played a “moderately attended” set at the Coach House this week. [OCR]
  • Great minds think alike when they think about the Beatles: We featured a John Lennon expert today, and so did the Reg. But their guy lives in Fountain Valley and will be playing a tribute show in Huntington Beach tonight. [OCR]
  • Illness strikes Rascal Flatts, causing an Irvine's Go Fest 2010 to be pushed back. [OCR]
  • Ben Wener has a heart-to-heart with Jack Johnson before the songwriter's sweep through Southern California. [OCR]
  • Ahahaha, our sister paper is soliciting KCRW listeners' sexual fantasies about sultry-voiced on-air personality Jason Bentley. [LA Weekly]
  • A look at a regular singer-songwriter showcase in Fullerton helmed by local strummer Mike Vitale. [Daily Titan]
  • Ten reasons to check out the We Are the Pilots/Toy Robots residency at the Detroit Bar on Mondays this month. Full disclosure: We went this past Monday and are on board with this list. [Everyday Noise]
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