Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.
13 minutes ago | live review
Desert Daze (By the Minute Review of Day 2) Institute of Mental Physics 10/14/2017 4:50 p.m. By mid-day Saturday, a line of cars are still streaming into the Institute of Mental Physics in Joshua Tree, this sprawling desert oasis covered in cacti ...
10 days ago | Long Beach
It's hard to believe it's been a little over a decade since the femme punk fury of the Coathangers first entered our lives. Reckless, wild and full of riffs, this Atlanta-bred band took pride in breaking rules and busting eardrums over the course ...
11 days ago | Music Festivals
It’s a new day for America in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last Sunday. Sadly, it’s a dark one. There’s no way to get our minds wrapped around the impact that an event like this has on an entire country and ...
13 days ago | Bars and Clubs
Last October, Costa Mesa's Roaring '20s-inspired bar Holiday opened its doors and prepared for it's closeup. With an obsessive eye for detail both in the layout of the club and it's speakeasy concept, it seemed like a nice place to grab a craft co...
14 days ago | Breaking News
Last Friday, state and federal agencies began investigating an incident straight from the Sicko File involving a teacher who might have distributed handmade flutes tainted with the man’s bodily (described as "semen") fluids to school district...
19 days ago | Festivals
Creating a music festival fit for the snobs might sound like a disparaging way to categorize Long Beach's Music Tastes Good (MTG), but that's exactly what its late architect, Josh Fischel, always hoped for. After all, one of the primary definition...