Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.
3 days ago | R.I.P.
The last 24 hours have been unimaginably heartbreaking for friends and fans of Jon Bunch, former frontman for classic '90s emo band Sense Field, and Further Seems Forever who was found dead at age 45. No immediate details about his cause of death ...
4 days ago | Lists
The '90s were obviously an important time for OC music. It's typically the period that most people think of when they slap a label on our native sound—the flourishing third wave ska movement, pop punk and FM alt rock. And while '96 in particular d...
7 days ago | WTF
Metalheads find themselves in a very uncomfortable position right now thanks to Phil Anselmo. And I have to say, that’s a good thing. We need to feel every ounce of it while it lasts. Millions of Pantera fans spent their weekend glued to You Tube,...
10 days ago | New Music
Three weeks into 2016, OC-bred rapper-turned-soul man Aloe Blacc is already having one hell of a year. Recently, the Weekly cover boy landed a Super Bowl opening performance and a single for a major historical biopic that will have audiences runni...
12 days ago | Music Festivals
Big Drill Car never seemed like the kind of band that would reunite just for the money. As progenitors of grungy, ‘90s pop-punk, the band’s ultra catchy songs and modest mentality made them one of OC’s beloved local acts (the Costa Mesa lads ...
16 days ago | Hip-Hop
Those who've waited years for Speach Impediments to give them something to talk about are probably wondering about the whereabouts for one of OC’s most recognizable rap groups. Despite their rep as one of our most dynamic rap acts, the opportunity...