See Also: Identity Management Group and Insomniac Events Create an EDM Power Merger in OC Rebecca & Fiona - Dim Mak Studios - 7/12/12 Club Snaps: Zeds Dead @ Ten Nightclub Starting as a side project in high school the new electro trio that is Krewella was formed by sisters Jahan and Yasmin ... More >>
Every now and then, rockstars align to bring us a classic we never saw coming. No matter what the genre, you have plenty of examples of two (sometimes three or more) powerhouses coming together to back each other up with a set of voices that are usually so different that they sound like they were ma ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Plus, 'Slayer Bob' lights up your holidays
See also: KROQ Acoustic Christmas Night One The Intranets (it's a series of tubes -- look it up) is reporting that Sublime With Rome drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh has quit the band. Now, before anyone freaks out and burns all their Sublime With Rome merchandise, there is a sweeter, softer side t ... More >>
Andrew YoussefPusciferDecember 6, 2011Orpheum TheatreClick here to see a slideshow of the performance.The maniacal brainchild of the mercurial lead singer of Tool and A Perfect Circle, Puscifer continues to evolve and impress. Maynard James Keenan has refined his mashed up mix of p ... More >>
When I was in high school I briefly worked at a crappy little hot dog stand in Milwaukee.One day, a dumb-ass friend of mine thought it would be hilarious to throw an ice cube into the deep fryer I was working as he walked by. Rather than investigate and find out the truth behind the grease geyser ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyA Perfect CircleJuly 28, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterAfter a smattering of dates on the West Coast back in November, A Perfect Circle returned for a triumphant homecoming show at the Gibson Amphitheater. Sitting down in front of a small toy piano, Billy Howerdel plunked out the ... More >>
The music of the Freeses is ubiquitous. And they talk a good game, too
Lilledeshan Bose/Laila Derakhshanian The battle for the best coast (West Coast, East Coast, Third Coast) goes beyond Tupac and Biggie, and In-N-Out and Shake Shack. Ultimately Coachella and Lollapalooza must join the fight. (Yes, Lolla is set in the Midwest, but we did say Third Coast. Got it? G ... More >>
[Locals Only] Super session drummer's new release is the whole bizarre gift package
Tickets for A Perfect Circle's upcoming tour will be available on Friday, Apr. 8 at 10 a.m. everywhere! You can buy them at www.aperfectcircle.com then. They'll also be available at venue box offices, Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com.
Courtesy of Josh FreeseUPDATE, APRIL 1, 7:40 P.M.: Well, that was fast. The $75,000 fan package has been sold to a man named Connor Trivers from Medford, Oregon. The package includes Josh Freese joining your band for a month (or he becomes your personal assistant); one of Freese's drumsets; an en ... More >>
Tim CadienteLeft to right: James Iha, Matt McJunkins, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Maynard James Keenan.If you didn't manage to catch A Perfect Circle the last time around (click here to see our review), good news: The band just announced a new slew of North American tour dates, including a Los A ... More >>
Last Saturday, Stan Freese, one of the most popular tuba soloists in the country, was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the OC Music Awards. Freese, who has booked entertainment for the Walt Disney Company for over 40 years (he's been Director of Bands at the Walt Disney World Resort ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyGang of FourEveryone here at OC Weekly and Heard Mentality is sending out good vibes and well wishes to the photographer extraordinaire Andrew Youssef, aka Amateur Chemist. If you read our blog regularly, you've read his concert reviews, and would definitely be familiar wi ... More >>
Avenged SevenfoldOC-based Avenged Sevenfold and drummer Josh Freese of A Perfect Circle will be headlining the hard-rock music fest Rock on the Range. The 5th annual celebration will be held on May 21 and May 22 at the Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio. It will commence early Friday evening with ... More >>
Drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, DEVO, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals, etc.) made headlines last year with his ingenious marketing scheme promoting his solo record Since 1972. And now he's back for more: His next solo project, titled My New Friends, is set for an April 1 release date. Memora ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, Josh Freese fills in with Paramore and WAR remembers Teena Marie
Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>
These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyA Perfect Circle performed their entire first album, Mer De NomsA Perfect CircleNovember 8,2010Avalon Emerging from a five year hiatus, A Perfect Circle descended upon the Avalon in Hollywood to perform their platinum debut album Mer De Noms in its entirety to the del ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyIt is that time of the year again when people start talking about who will appear at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows. Traditionally held at the Gibson Amphitheater, the venue has a glaring hole in their calendar: there are no shows scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, ... More >>
A Perfect Circle, 2004: Josh Freese, Jeordie White, Maynard James Keenan, James Iha, Billy HowerdelAfter six years of being on hiatus, "supergroup" A Perfect Circle is officially--no, seriously officially this time--working together again.
Rebecca ArandaThe Growlers June 27, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: The Growlers specialize in summer anthems with a minor key, or as they call it, "beach goth"-perfectly suited to the recent string of hazy days and chilly nights. They might also be the greatest band named after a shit. As the b ... More >>
Sweethead perform at Alex's Bar on FridayDon't know where to go this weekend? Heard Mentality makes it easy--here's the rundown of great music coming to town.
Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen brings the reckless abandon he showed in Queens of the Stone Age to his new band
Facebook What's that? You're heading over to the final Bad Religion show of what seems like their 5,000-night run at the House of Blues Anaheim?You're in luck--not only are fave Orange County punkers the Vandals opening up tonight but drummer (Devo, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, etc.)/ace se ... More >>
Woven delicately and deft in purpose, Eugene and the 1914's Troubles EP proves that serene, no-frills songwriting will always satisfy the soul, especially in the face of a storm. And Troubles definitely qualifies as inspired rainy day music. The EP is officially released next month, but ... More >>
Sasha EisenmanFor those who've become accustomed to the crowded, sweaty underbelly of OC/LA's hipster rock scene, chances are you've probably encountered The Entrance Band before. You're no stranger to their psychedelic savagery, heavy-handed rhythms and wailing blues. But if you haven't heard of ... More >>
By Nate Jackson After almost three years or wrestling with their debut album Self, the Living Suns finally let their finished product see the light at the House of Blues. When I read the lineup for the band’s record-release party, I had to hand it to the Suns for putting together a great OC/LA in ... More >>
OK Computer in sweet, sweet analog. How appropriate. In a move that signals either grave desperation or incredible savvy (vinyl sales in America have risen by more than 80 percent in the last year, after all), Capitol/EMI—one of four remaining major labels—is firing up the vinyl presses for a s ... More >>
Puscifer, ‘V’ Is for Vagina (Puscifer Entertainment)
Professional makeup artist, host of cable-access TV show Blairing Out With Eric Blair
Oi to the world!
The Feedback Music Quiz
Rogue band of fetish nurses, pimps invades Sun Theater!