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  • Stagecoach expands to 3 days with Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert

     
    Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean headline 2012 Stagecoach Festival in Indio. Stagecoach Festival will expand to three days next year....
  • Concert review: Dave Alvin at the Social

     
    There weren't many people in the crowd for Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones on Thursday at the Social. That big line on the sidewalk along Orange Avenue was for the hip-hop collective Odd Future at the Beacham next door. To a lesser musician, the...
  • Year-end Top 10 list: Randy Lewis

     
    Throughout the week and holiday season, Pop & Hiss will be presenting various top 10 lists from its contributors. What follows are the favorite albums of the year from staffer Randy Lewis....
  • An appreciation: Dave Alvin remembers Johnny Otis

     
    Roots rock aficionado Dave Alvin remembers Johnny Otis, the bandleader, songwriter, producer and disc jockey who died Jan. 17 at age 90. Johnny Otis "was as important as Sam Phillips or Leonard Chess in discovering new talent," Alvin writes....
  • Stagecoach 2012: The Unforgiven return with punk attitude intact

     
    It took two years of behind-the-scenes wrangling, but the members of the '80s Inland Empire cowpunk-metal band the Unforgiven were rounded up for their first concert performance in more than a quarter century Sunday at Stagecoach in Indio, Calif....
  • Stagecoach 2012: Some highlights -- Miranda Lambert, Dave Alvin

     
    Highlights from the first two days of the 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival include performances by Miranda Lambert, Steve Martin, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. The Mavericks reunion and roots-rock singer-songwriter Dave Alvin also provided...
  • Stagecoach 2012: Backstage with Dave Alvin

     
    On his way into the Stagecoach grounds where he was set to play Saturday afternoon, Dave Alvin recalled the last time he played the country/roots-focused event event, in 2009 with the Knitters, L.A.'S rootsy offshoot of X and the Blasters....
  • Stagecoach 2012: Aaron Lewis talks country makeover

     
    "Yes, it's like musical whiplash -- that's a good term for it," Aaron Lewis said of his gearshift from fronting his long-running hard rock band Staind on Saturday in Mesa, Ariz., to his solo turn Sunday the playing his more rootsy material from his recent...
  • Stagecoach 2012: The wrap-up, stats, random moments

     
    Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio closed on Sunday. Kenny Rogers was among the final day performers at the 2012 edition of the Stagecoach festival....
  • Invasion of the singer-songwriters! Steve Forbert and Will Kimbrough to play separate October shows

    Invasion of the singer-songwriters! Steve Forbert and Will Kimbrough to play separate October shows
    Guitar-strumming troubadours aren't rare birds. They're commonly sighted across Hampton Roads. But two of them landing in the region this month stand out from the flock. Steve Forbert, the songwriter best known for his 1980 hit "Romeo's Tune," will...
  • In the Pipeline: Fallen Stars are rising

    In the Pipeline: Fallen Stars are rising
    Fresh back from seeing Huntington Beach's own Avenged Sevenfold and Brandon Saller play in the area last week, I was more than ready to dedicate a column to more local music news. Yes, this place is called Surf City, but let us not forget that this is...
  • At City Winery opener, Lewis Black stews while kitchen lags behind

    At City Winery opener, Lewis Black stews while kitchen lags behind
    Lewis Black goes from zero to peripatetic faster than almost anybody you've met, or seen. The comedian's ire is our expectation and our treat, and in an audience before him, we relish the F-oaths delivered to Facebook, to politicians, even to us. We root...