What’s in a Name?
Mother Death Queen is sweeter than a hesher band
A band moniker like Mother Death Queen may indicate a bunch of big, hairy guys with Flying V guitars and too many crash cymbals. Fortunately it’s much more pleasant than that.
All-ages venue makes a new home Downtown
Amped Performance Center, an all-ages music venue, has relocated Downtown, adding quality to a cultural district in need of further revitalization.
Music to Your Ears
The Scrams Are Dead
Trashy, twitchy, loud garage rock band The Scrams will be holding rock and roll funeral services for itself this Saturday.
A few words on Mazzy Star, The Soft Moon and Jens Lekman
Flyer on the Wall
Regression, Drainolith, Postcommodity and The 47th Star play a show at Small Engine Gallery on Sunday.
Image courtesy of Epitaph Records
Descendents • Radkey • Hagfish • punk
Now, on the other hand—and as opposed to your parent's music which you claim to have no knowledge of whatsoever—you probably have heard of the Descendents. The quartet from the beautiful yet threatening beach is ripping it up at Sunshine Theater on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8pm. The band claims rights to a lineage of punk rock from the OC and surrounding area that pretty much branched off from hardcore units in the early '90s to produce a more pop-flavored, personally emotional form of the genre. Their brand of music heavily influenced monstrosities like Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182 as well as perhaps birthing the ultimate in abysmal entities, a thing we'll call emo for the sake of convenience. But before they did profound damage to millions of Californios and as-of-then unborn potential rockers, they did produce some pretty epic songs. Besides that, their front man, Milo Auckerman and his compadres, Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton are probably responsible for thousands of totally sick skateboarding injuries over the years due to turned out tuneage like “Myage,” “I'm Not a Loser,” “Cameage,” “Uranus” and my all time favorite, “Clean Sheets.” Just 27 bones gets you in to this 13+ gig. Fuck it dude, life's a risk.