| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:05 AM
It all started in a freezing cold warehouse in early January. Three old friends, all with different music backgrounds, got together for their first band practice. They didn’t know what genre they were going for other than surf rock, but before the...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:19 AM
CHICAGO - I grew up in Chicago and still go there often. But since I'm visiting my family, I rarely stay in hotels.
Friends post on Facebook about their weekends at the historic Burnham or the boutique James, the bargain Days Inn or the glitzy Wit; it...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Growing up in Cheshire, Brendan Toller may have had the hippest mom and dad in town. Both rock 'n' roll fans and record collectors, the elder Tollers raised their boy right and after he’d graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., he...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Whether youâre a fan of Jonathan Richman from his proto-punk days in the Modern Lovers in the 70âs, or just liked his Thereâs Something About Mary theme song, thereâs no denying his talent for writing infectious, stripped down pop s...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Peter and Bobby Farrelly have “Hall Pass,” a raunchy but sweet sex comedy about two couples that give each other a “week off” from marriage, opening Friday. But when I reached Peter Farrelly by phone in Martha's Vineyard, we talked...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:22 AM
1. LORI MCKENNA Country folk singer-songwriter Lori McKenna released four critically acclaimed indie albums that earned her spots at the Newport Folk Festival and on the all-female Lilith Fair tour. She also released a 2007 disc, “Unglamorous,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:16 AM
I love the Stooges that had Iggy Pop singing for them. I hated the black and white shorts done in the ‘40s. I remember being more entertained watching my stepdad die laughing at their antics. I could never figure out why so many men loved their...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Magician and baritone Patrick Bell performs a one-of-a-kind show at Newport Beach public libraries. The free show is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa Island. For more information, visit...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Close-Out Jewelry Sale
A close-out sale on designer jewelry — with 50 to 70% off retail prices for necklaces, bracelets ear rings and other items — is from 1 to 7 p.m. at 1717 Bayadere Terrace, Corona del Mar.
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:56 PM
First, just to be clear, Gospel Music in this case has nothng to do with gospel music. It's the name of an indie-pop band from Jacksonville, Florida.
Owen Holmes, known as bassist for Black Kids, records under that name. Today's free tune comes from...