Coachella Cruise Sets Sail in December


The Coachella Music and Arts Festival is hitting the high seas. The popular music festival is launching two cruises that will set sail in December. The first, a three-day cruise to the Bahamas kicks off  December 16th, while a separate four-day cruise to Jamaica will began on December 19th. The cruises will take place on [...]

Listen/Watch: Diamond Rugs Announce “Blue Mountains” As Second Single

Diamond Rugs

Yesterday Diamond Rugs , the folk-music-with-a-sneer collaboration between John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite), premiered “Blue Mountains,” the second single off their self-titled debut LP, on VICE magazine. Check out this rollicking, scatter-brained rock [...]

Watch: Diamond Rugs on Letterman

Diamond Rugs album

The fun-loving brigade of rock and roll misfits that is Diamond Rugs made their network television debut Tuesday night on The Late Show with David Letterman. Diamond Rugs, comprised of John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (Black Lips), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and Bryan Dufresne (Six [...]

Concert Review: Mastodon Finds Missing Link At Tabernacle


Any time there is a push to bring to light local artists that might not be getting the exposure they deserve, I am interested. Enter the Missing Link “mini festival” brought to us by the good people of Mastodon. While reading an article about this event, Brann Dailor(drums for Mastodon) was explaining how many other [...]

Black Lips Join Pacific Festival: OC Lineup


Last week it was  Snoop Dogg, and now Black Lips have been added to the lineup for this year’s Pacific Festival: OC. The 2nd Annual event will be held in Southern California on August 13, 2011 at Oak Canyon Ranch at Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA. Artists scheduled to appear include:  SNOOP DOGG, CUT [...]

FILTER’S Most Anticipated Albums of 2011


Our friends at FILTER Magazine have selected their top 20 most anticipated albums for 2011. See if your favorite artist made the cut. Smith Westerns, Dye It Blonde (FAT POSSUM) — January 18 Cloud Nothings, Cloud Nothings (CARPARK) — January 25 Destroyer, Kaputt (MERGE) — January 25 Iron & Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean (SUB [...]