• Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    The Coachella drug and band pairing guide

    Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together like wine and cheese. Which is why we'd like to recommend a few pairings for those so chemically inclined, a fine list of musical acts coupled with good stuff sure to provid ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    "Welcome to the Jungle," by Guns N' Roses, is a kick-ass American rock-and-roll masterpiece

    If the opening chords of "Welcome to the Jungle" doesn't trigger some sort of Pavlovian reaction within you in which you suddenly have the urge to shotgun a beer and do a little shimmy from side to side, then you probably don't know where you are right now. Relax. Don't panic. You're in the jungle, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    David Bowie's Hunky Dory turns forty

    David Bowie's Hunky Dory was originally released on December 17, 1971​No matter how hard he tried, David Bowie just couldn't fit into the '60s. From having to abandon his birth-name (Davy Jones) to the pop-darling Monkees singer, to staring in Ice Cream commercials in order to finance his tank ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    10 teen pop stars who fell from the public's grace

    Smile!​Lindsay Lohan may or may not go to prison (again) because she may or may not have assaulted a staff member of the rehab facility she's staying in. Her parents must be so proud. Oh, wait... never mind. Lohan, whose music career was brief and mostly predicated upon cleavage, joins a panth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Over the weekend: Puscifer at the Paramount Theatre

    Puscifer (Aaron Thackeray)​Puscifer, Uncle Scratch's Gospel's Revival Saturday, November 21, 2009 Paramount Theatre Better than: Watching old reruns of Hee Haw. It would have been hard to predict the format and content of Saturday night's Puscifer show based solely on the outfit's studio recordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Freaky Friday: "Apache" - Tommy Seebach

    After last week's brief hiatus (I hope you missed me), Freaky Friday returns with a slice of vintage '70s cheese from the wondrous land of Denmark: Tommy Seebach's "Apache." The song itself is a silly disco throwaway based around a repetitive riff, some wakka-wakka guitar effects and a typically mea ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

    Maureen McCormick dishes Marcia Brady’s dirt.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Live Review: Yellow Elephants, Adventure, Future Islands, Ssion and Pictureplane

    Photo: Tom Murphy Yellow Elephants. Yellow Elephants, Adventure, Future Islands, Ssion and Pictureplane Sunday, September 14, 2008 Rhinoceropolis Better Than: Just another dance party. Of all the dance parties disguised as a show at Rhinoceropolis, this one may have been the best. Things got star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Q&A With Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta

    At one point during the following interview, conducted for a profile of the Mars Volta that appears in the January 24 Westword, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the band’s vocalist, lyricist and frontman, casually mentions his “old habits” with “drug use.” After perusing the entire Q&A, readers will ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Plan of A-Tac

    Out of the bag.

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Of Meth and Men

    The drug fuels gay parties -- but the party was almost over before Rod finally found help.

  • Music

    February 24, 2005


    The Total Wanker (Self-released)

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Fade to Green

    After years of struggle, pop springs eternal for the Jealous Sound.

  • Dining

    September 12, 2002

    Drink of the Week

    Dirty Alligator

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Tasty Treat

    The Disco Biscuits give fans of electro-jam fusion something to snack on.

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Grim Reverb

    For Maraca Five-O, instro-rock means catchin' an asphalt wave.

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    August 5, 1999
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    March 18, 1999
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    October 2, 1997
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    June 1, 1994