The Gin Blossoms first claim to fame? They were named Best Rock Band in a Phoenix New Times reader's poll back in the late '80s. And after a quick rise to almost-stardom, the Gin Blossoms fumbled, stumbled, found their footing and soldiered on, becoming one very successful band throughout the following decade. With songs like […]
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“As a card-carrying Dave Matthews hater, you should know something about yourself: You don't really hate Dave Matthews.” That's what our buds at Phoenix New Times say. Our advise for Sunday: Read Craig Outhier's article giving you legitimate reasons to hate the legendarily mediocre jam band, bring a van to the parking lot of Verizon […]
In August 2005, I left OC Weekly after aseven-year stint as the paper's music editor. It wasn't my choice to leave, but the split was actually a great thing. When you take in a five-band screamo bill at Chain Reaction and realize you're the oldest person in the room, getting stares from 12-year-olds that say, […]
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Oh, Wilbur: MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM Posted Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Back in the saddle again SHOW OF HORSE Progressive agitator Duane Roberts of Garden Grove is making hay out of the horses who showed up at an Oct. 22 protest against Santa Ana Police brutality. Actually, what chafes Roberts' chaps is the number of horses — […]
We can all breathe a sigh of relief: the Los Angeles Times has reassured readers that it will avoid all future associations “that might compromise our integrity or damage our credibility.” The Times took a step toward fulfilling that promise on Jan. 7, when it promoted Ardith Hilliard to a newly created assistant to the […]