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Archives: 2014
  • Skinny Puppy - Fox Pomona - December 20, 2014

    Skinny Puppy - Fox Pomona - December 20, 2014

    published Dec 22, 2014

    Skinny Puppy Fox Pomona 12/20/14 Though Skinny Puppy's Live Shapes for Arms tour (which was in support of their most recent album, Weapon) took place earlier this year, the Eye vs. Spy tour was essent... More >>

  • Skinny Puppy's Sound Inspires Nightmares From Here to Gitmo
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    Skinny Puppy's Sound Inspires Nightmares From Here to Gitmo

    published Dec 17, 2014

    Skinny Puppy pride themselves on being the soundtrack to your nightmares. Since forming in Vancouver in 1982, the legendary band have gained and lost members (one of which was Bill Leeb, whose band Fr... More >>

  • Fleetwood Mac's Tearful Tribute to Local Cancer Patient

    Fleetwood Mac's Tearful Tribute to Local Cancer Patient

    published Dec 08, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac Honda Center 12/7/14 If there's one nostalgic rock band the world needed to see reunite this year, it was Fleetwood Mac. And more specifically, it's millenials who seemed to need them ... More >>

  • John Waters Explains the Joy of Stealing Presents on Christmas

    John Waters Explains the Joy of Stealing Presents on Christmas

    published Dec 04, 2014

    A John Waters Christmas The Coach House December 3, 2014 John Waters has always been a champion of bad taste. If you read our feature story on him last week, then you know that the artistic polymath d... More >>

  • GWAR - The Observatory - November 3, 2014

    GWAR - The Observatory - November 3, 2014

    published Nov 04, 2014

    GWAR The Observatory November 3, 2014 Gwar is a legendary band whose reputation usually entices would-be audience members to seek them out, sneer at them, or simply become bug-eyed at the stories. ... More >>

  • Day of the Shred Summons Rockers to The Observatory

    Day of the Shred Summons Rockers to The Observatory

    published Nov 03, 2014

    Day of the Shred The Observatory November 1, 2014 Another musical festival has shown that The Observatory hosts some great parties. On November 1, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Santa An... More >>

  • In Seventh Year, Long Beach Zombie Walk Conquers New Territory

    In Seventh Year, Long Beach Zombie Walk Conquers New Territory

    published Oct 28, 2014

    Despite the fact that the nearly mainstream zombie subculture revolves around hideous imagery and concepts (i.e. re-animated corpses, cannibalism, and an apocalyptic paradigm), zombie walks have bec... More >>

  • Moon Block Party - Pomona Fairplex - October 18, 2014

    Moon Block Party - Pomona Fairplex - October 18, 2014

    published Oct 20, 2014

    Moon Block Party Pomona Fairplex 10/18/2014 The ethos of Phil Pirrone's Moon Block Party music festival is that it is "like a block party on the moon." This third annual event was thrown at the Pomon... More >>

  • Thurston Moore Lights Up the Constellation Room

    Thurston Moore Lights Up the Constellation Room

    published Oct 13, 2014

    Thurston Moore The Constellation Room 10/11/14 Sonic Youth has always had a cult following. Thus, it was appropriate that folks wanting to see Thurston Moore (the founder of the dormant group) perform... More >>

  • Schoolhouse Rock Live! - Samueli Theater - October 4, 2014

    Schoolhouse Rock Live! - Samueli Theater - October 4, 2014

    published Oct 06, 2014

    Schoolhouse Rock Live! Samueli Theater 10/4/14 Children of the '70s and early '80s no doubt remember educational Schoolhouse Rock tunes like "Conjunction Junction," and "I'm Just a Bill." Similarly, ... More >>

  • We Still Hang People in Orange County
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    We Still Hang People in Orange County

    published Sep 29, 2014

    The Halloween season fills a very important need in America. It is a time when society collectively derides its lasting Puritanical bent and celebrates demonic imagery. With the season come haunted at... More >>

  • Slash Gives Us Plenty to Fear at Horror Nights

    Slash Gives Us Plenty to Fear at Horror Nights

    published Sep 22, 2014

    On Friday night, Slash appeared at the Eyegore Awards, at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he and singer Myles Kennedy performed the title track to his recent horror film, Nothing Left to Fear. Slas... More >>

  • The Buzzcocks Kill at Bang! Festival

    The Buzzcocks Kill at Bang! Festival

    published Sep 22, 2014

    Bang! Festival The Observatory 9/20/14 Over time, the typical arc in the life of rock musicians reveals that they are no less whores than any other type of celebrity. Laziness and age beget compromise... More >>

  • Ian Anderson - Segerstrom Hall - September 18, 2014

    Ian Anderson - Segerstrom Hall - September 18, 2014

    published Sep 19, 2014

    Ian Anderson Segerstrom Hall 9/18/2014 Segerstrom Hall is not a typical venue for a rock concert. It frequently hosts musicals, classical acts, and dance extravaganzas, and the audiences it usually h... More >>

  • U2's iPhone6 Invasion: What We Learned

    U2's iPhone6 Invasion: What We Learned

    published Sep 19, 2014

    It's been nearly 200 years since anti-Irish sentiments (especially "Irish Need Not Apply" signs) became a part of American history. Now, U2, which hails from Dublin, Ireland, has become the poster chi... More >>

  • Katy Perry - Honda Center - September 16, 2014

    Katy Perry - Honda Center - September 16, 2014

    published Sep 17, 2014

    Katy Perry Honda Center 9/16/14 Did you ever have the feeling that you were the only 40-year-old heterosexual man at a rave-themed pep rally for seventh grade girls? On the occasion of Katy Perry's "T... More >>

  • Ian Anderson's Idea of Rock-n-Roll is More Complex Than You Know

    Ian Anderson's Idea of Rock-n-Roll is More Complex Than You Know

    published Sep 11, 2014

    Rock music is not typically thought of as a vehicle for profound commentary. Granted, the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd and Yes provide meditative grooves that are just as deeply poetic a... More >>

  • Yes - The Greek Theatre - August 24, 2014

    Yes - The Greek Theatre - August 24, 2014

    published Aug 25, 2014

    Yes The Greek Theatre August 24, 2014 It seems to be a trend of late for legendary bands to dust off and perform their legendary albums. Last night, Yes performed two of theirs, Close to the Edge and... More >>

  • The Zombies Rise Again in Santa Monica

    published Aug 22, 2014

    It might seem ironic that the 50 year-old band The Zombies would perform at Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. However, to suggest that the band is nearing the end of its life w... More >>

  • The Zombies Will Never Die

    The Zombies Will Never Die

    published Aug 19, 2014

    The Zombies are one of the most tragically underrated bands of the 60's. Fortunately, they are still kicking! Their originality earned them a mixed blessing. Whereas a few of their songs -- most notab... More >>

  • Punk Rock Alive & Well at Fullerton's Comic Book Hideout

    Punk Rock Alive & Well at Fullerton's Comic Book Hideout

    published Aug 11, 2014

    Radioactive Chicken Heads Comic Book Hideout 8/9/14 Last night, four local bands crowded into the small, warm performance space of Comic Book Hideout, in Fullerton. It was there, in the presence of t... More >>

  • The Brevet Typifies the Times with Home Grown Americana

    The Brevet Typifies the Times with Home Grown Americana

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Every era generates at least one type of musician. The 50's created rock & rollers; the 60's spawned psychedelic groups; and the 70's yielded hard rockers, punks, etc. In recent years, the musical wor... More >>

  • Gershwin's Americana at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Gershwin's Americana at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    published Jul 22, 2014

    Pacific Symphony Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 7/20/14 From alt rock acts to classical orchestras, the cozy and scenic Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, formerly (and more dignifiedly) known as Irvine M... More >>

  • Ted Nugent Stalks His Prey at The Grove

    Ted Nugent Stalks His Prey at The Grove

    published Jul 15, 2014

    Ted Nugent City National Grove of Anaheim July 14, 2014 There are certain people who simply create their own gravity. They exist in all walks of life and in all professions. The species are easy to id... More >>

  • Set Your Boners to Hyperdrive: <em>Star Wars</em>-Inspired Burlesque Show Coming to Santa Ana!

    Set Your Boners to Hyperdrive: Star Wars-Inspired Burlesque Show Coming to Santa Ana!

    published Jul 01, 2014

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, comic book geeks and science fiction nerds were among the least likely social groups to be associated with sexuality. However, anyone who has attended a comi... More >>

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