This is common knowledge, but take a second out of your morning and think for a minute: Right now, in Australia, people are experiencing April as a fall month. Frickin' weird, huh? Okay, now that you have that out of your system, consider this little round up of parties we've assembled for you. As u ... More >>
So Mazzy Star, whom you know from your time with alt-rock radio (if not from any "just before bed" playlist you made when you were, say, 16), has a new album coming out next week, its first in 17 years. Seasons of Your Day will feature Hope Sandoval and David Roback and some special guests, includin ... More >>
Yesterday, our inner teenage selves swooned at the news that Mazzy Star is going to be releasing new material for the first time in 17 years. The band's fourth full-length, Seasons of Your Day, will be out September 24. But, as excited as we are about it, we couldn't help but reminisce about all tho ... More >>
As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we think he's either crazy or exaggerating -- a lot. And giv ... More >>
By LILLEDESHAN BOSE Aging hipsters -- the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio -- are usually easy to spot on the Empire Polo Fields. They're the ones who can't be bothered to walk over to Gobi and check out a new band because "It's too hot!" (or, in Fri ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
Welcome to your new home.If you're like half the Internet (the lame half), you're currently infatuated with the newest reason the USA will soon only be known as China's once-great fallen rival: Turntable. This is the website that lets you DJ with friends and strangers instead of working, walk ... More >>
The jukebox at the Bitter End.The heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. S ... More >>
The Black Ryder performs Thursday at PopsceneHaving recently toured the U.S. with The Cult -- almost immediately after moving to Los Angeles -- Australian-born outfit The Black Ryder will play its first-ever West Coast headlining show this Thursday at Popscene. Multi-instrumentalists and vocalis ... More >>
Carlton Melton, Silver Pines, Pure EcstasyWednesday, Jan. 6, 2009The HemlockBetter than: A-frame rockWhen I invited my friend Scott to hit last night's Hemlock show, I explained that openers Carlton Melton played music they described as "dome rock." "Does dome rock mean everyone in the band is ba ... More >>
Two Sheds @ Rickshaw Stop Moody country with a warm, sweet feel is Two Sheds' stock in trade. A shuffling beat, philosophical lyrics, and ringing guitars plus string instruments and maybe a Rhodes or SK1 keyboard is what the Sacaramento quartet does best. Singer and tunesmith Caitlin Gutenber ... More >>
For the last fifteen years, UK electronica duo the Chemical Brothers have marked the flow and ebb of dance music in the U.S. with their block-rocking beats. Peaking statewide in 1997, the Chems have been making their money overseas, from Ibiza to Czechoslovakia to Japan. Selling millions of records ... More >>
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