Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>
No Doubt Gibson Amphitheatre 12/6/12 One of my early concert claims to fame is seeing No Doubt in a warehouse in Orange back in 1994. Fast forward eighteen years and No Doubt is capping a seven night sold-out run at the Gibson Amphitheatre with roughly 40,000 people snapping up tickets. Their his ... More >>
Well, this is embarrassing. Of all the things No Doubt have been skewered for in the public eye over the years, we never thought racial stereotyping would be one of them. Over the weekend, the Huffington Post and E! Online reported that Orange County's biggest band caught some serious flack over the ... More >>
How does an unknown band from the Inland Empire get to open for No Doubt on one of the band's biggest shows in Southern California? It can't be as simple as Noise of Rumors makes it out to be, can it? In a YouTube video, the one-year-old band detailed all the steps they took to get noticed by Anahei ... More >>
Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>
5. Thrice Most teenagers who strapped on a guitar during the beginning of the second Bush administration could can easily call out Thrice as an inspiration for the angry, distorted racket they created in their parent's garage. Knowing what concrete influence their music had on scores of current l ... More >>
Tazy Phyllipz has literally made a career out of helping unknown bands grow their audiences. If you don't believe me, just ask No Doubt, Sublime and Maroon 5 - three groups who received airplay on Phyllipz's radio program The Ska Parade long before corporate America knew what a hollaback girl was. ... More >>
An oral history of OC's greatest band and their newest album, 'Push and Shove'
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See Also:*No Doubt Tapped for iHeart Radio Festival, Releases Sneak Peek at New Video for "Settle Down" *No Doubt Announces New Album Title, Release Date and Single Info *No Doubt Is Taking Their Beef With Activision's Band Hero In Front Of a JuryLast week, we mentioned that in addition to the ... More >>
Speaking of two-decade anniversaries, the album that started it all, No Doubt's eponymous debut, dropped on March 17, 1992. No Doubt recorded No Doubt independently, and by 1990, the band was signed by Interscope. The label insisted they rerecord the album, which had no radio singles, and it so ... More >>
We don't normally get sent music reviews in YouTube form that make us wish we were there, but this YouTube video of the I'm On a Boat Festival at the Queen Mary on Friday by fan Tawny Yoder has classic shots of Extreme Turbo Smash (in costume!), Death By Stereo (shut down by the boat!) and Stree ... More >>
Ahh, No Doubt's new album. While we have a bunch of song titles from various Twitter posts and Rolling Stone/Entertainment Weekly articles, we haven't heard anything from the new album. We did hear that daggering proponents Major Lazer (made up of Diplo/Switch) were collaborating with the g ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyClick here to see the slideshow!The VandalsDecember 18th, 2010House of Blues AnaheimOnly a band as beloved and stellar as The Vandals can throw an annual Christmas formal in support of their 1996 album Oi to the World!. The pouring rain didn't keep the punks away; the House o ... More >>
The AquabatsThis week's edition of news we didn't write involves our mainstays (who else?) the Local Natives, No Doubt's Adrian Young and Bayside...read on after the jump.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyQ: Why is there a photo of Gwen Stefani performing with No Doubt up there? A: Because four high school students who are part of the LA Philharmonic's Composer Fellowship Program will compose a four-movement piece inspired by songs by No Doubt. Q: Will the piece be performe ... More >>
Andrew YoussefNo Doubt at one of the four sold-out shows at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre last summer. So No Doubt just finished their tour, and are now recording a new album. What's next? Why, raise money for charity. The band is auctioning costumes and band memorablia on Ebay from June 1-11. Af ... More >>
No zoom on the iPhone, folks!Last Night: No Doubt, Katy Perry, the Sounds at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; August 4, 2009.Better than: The three previous No Doubt shows at Verizon. Maybe. Actually, they were probably all equally fantastic, unless you hate Katy Perry.Number of dudes dress ... More >>
Andrew YoussefDon't be fooled! This picture is from Saturday's show!Friday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater--the first of No Doubt's four sold-out hometown shows and the beginning of the end of the band's reunion tour--I sat in my seat the Irvine venue not quite knowing what to expect from ... More >>
Things sure have changed for one of Orange County's biggest success stories since we last checked in. But babies, weddings, solo careers, clothing labels have been finally put aside: No Doubt has announced they'll be reforming for a comeback tour in 2009--but don't expect a new record any time so ... More >>
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Oi to the world!