The Occurrence

Category: Music

Apr 21, 2012

Rock takes the (Broadway) stage

Image courtesy As a birthday gift to myself tomorrow, I'm seeing Green Day's American Idiot at the Ahmanson Theatre. This live-action stage play based on the NorCal punk trio's essential album of the same...

Apr 7, 2012

The ladies of the '90s

Photo by Melissa Bobbitt This writer is extremely excited for the return of Garbage. Front woman Shirley Manson is the epitome of rock goddess, someone so exotically beautiful but who also deals with human issues...

Apr 1, 2012

The Singing Actor Epidemic

So many actors fancy themselves singers, too. They ought to give up, since we all know Steve Buscemi is the best. "Self-taught, thank you very much, Pop!" Music writers get a lot of random press...

Mar 23, 2012

Interview - Bethany Paradise

"If I go through a normal day of my life without offending anyone or making someone think then I haven't done my job." There's a revolutionary sound coming out of Manchester. No, it's not a...

Mar 17, 2012

Luck of the Irish - Bands!

Erin go bragh, everyone! On this St. Patrick's Day, we hope you're celebrating responsibly (go easy on the Shamrock Shakes, green beer and corned beef, people!) and, you know, maybe educating yourself on...

Mar 10, 2012

Road Trip Soundtracks

Photo by Melissa Bobbitt I just returned from an epic Pacific Northwest vacation with friends, and many wonderful memories were etched into our minds. But with any adventure, the music that accompanied us was just...

Feb 28, 2012

Interview - Scars on 45

Photo courtesy Atlantic Records Many bands' roads to success have been paved in gold, but the cobbled road Scars on 45 took came with a silver lining. The gossamer-pop/rock outfit from Leeds, England took a...

Feb 25, 2012

Album review - School of Seven Bells

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLSGhostoryVagrant It's fitting that School of Seven Bells named their newest release Ghostory because it is a blast from the past. Awash in Cure atmospherics and synths, this duo looks back...


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