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    September 29, 2014

    QUIZ: Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    April 4, 2013

    Songs With Grammatical Errors We Just Can't Overlook

    Yes, we are aware artists use poetic license when they are writing lyrics, but that doesn't prevent us from getting irritated when we hear grammatical errors over the radio waves. Below are ten songs with lyrics that set off our inner grammar-police sirens:

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Aerosmith - Staples Center - December 3, 2012

    Aerosmith Staples Center 12/3/12 As electrifying of a performance Aerosmith threw down at the Hollywood Bowl four short months ago, it's not surprising they'd be back for another one so soon. After all, arena-sized venues are their natural habitat. Staples Center was buzzing as a huge LCD screen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Iron Maiden - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - 8/9/12

    Iron Maiden Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/9/12 See Also: *Aerosmith at the Hollywood Bowl *Van Halen at the Honda Center *Quicksand at the Glass House Southern California is a second home for the British based heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden. Their classic live album, Live After Death was recor ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Aerosmith - Hollywood Bowl - 8/6/12

    Aerosmith Hollywood Bowl 8/6/12 See Also: *Aerosmith Take A Break Fighting Amongst Themselves To Record A New Album *Long-Awaited Aerosmith Due in 2011?*TV on the Radio - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/3/12 [Updated w/ Video] Rock superheroes Aerosmith played a show for the ages last night at the Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    No Doubt Tapped For iHeart Radio Festival, Releases Sneak Peek of New Video for 'Settle Down'

    There's plenty of joy to go around for No Doubt fans this week. Recently, it was announced that the iconic OC-bred troupe was picked to perform during the first night of the iHeart Radio festival in Las Vegas, held at the MGM Garden Arena on Sep. 21-22. It's the band's first show in a while and come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Top 10 Rock Star Backup Vocal Collabortions

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Pepperland Music in Orange

    Here are the top five this week from Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909.This week's top seller is still the latest Jack White album, Blunderbuss, which came out over a month ago.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Kiss and Motley Crue: Five Things They Have In Common (Aside From an Irvine Tour Stop on August 14)

    ​In what's sure to be one of the biggest rock spectacles of the summer, Kiss and Motley Crue announced that they'll be hitting up over 40 cities on their No Fake Bullshit Tour. If you didn't know, in 1983 Motley Crue opened for Kiss on their Creatures Of The Night tour. The two legends are set to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Latin Alternative Explosion: Probable or Inevitable?

    Sicilia WolfLatin Alternative Songstress Carla Morrison​ The music is great and the demographics are there for the taking, so is it only a matter of time before a Latin Alternative explosion occurs Stateside? Producer and songwriter Desmond Child weighed in with his opinion in a recent Al Borde pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Moments in Video Games

    Aerosmith's Revolution XThis week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles, drawing fanfare and hype across the gaming world. The three-day trade fair is open to only vendors and developers, but it provokes the kind of suspense Apple fans feel before a major Steve Jobs annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Aerosmith Take Break From Fighting Amongst Themselves to Record New Album

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Like your funny-but-often-embarrassing uncle, Aerosmith only come around to visit once in a blue moon. However, every time they do, it's memorable for better or for worse.  It's been seven long years since the group's last album, the covers collection Honkin' on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Five Songs We'd Love To See On Glee (and Storylines to Go With Them)

    ​ Last week, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters entered into a minor public spat with Glee overlord Ryan Murphy when he announced that none of his music would ever appear on the FOX-TV hit. Grohl is not the first rock star to issue a No Glee statement to the press-- Coldplay and Guns n' Roses did th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    [UPDATED: Steven Tyler Confirms Album] Long-Awaited Aerosmith Album in 2011?

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 29, 2010​​UPDATE, 2:05 P.M., Jan. 17: Steven Tyler reiterates that, even though he is a judge on American Idol, he will record an album with Aerosmith soon. He informed the public that he will head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    20 Best Concert Photos of 2010

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith​It's terribly difficult to condense a whole year of spectacular concerts into 25 photos, but here we are: OC Weekly's best concert photos of the year. If you missed these shows, relive the moment through our slideshows.1. Aerosmith Aerosmith was a spectacle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Steven Tyler New 'American Idol' Judge

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​MSNBC reported yesterday that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is the new American Idol judge, although Fox officially says "no comment."   Apparently negotiations were finalized late last week, meaning Tyler got his request for a top-notch wardrobe and makeu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    What You Missed: Aerosmith, Christopher Lawrence, U.S. Open of Surfing Opening Day, Sublime

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​Monday, Monday: What'd you miss this weekend? We visited Sutra and the Verizon Wireless on Thursday night for some Christopher Lawrence and Aerosmith (respectively!). Then Sublime and the Dirty Heads played at the Pacific Amphitheater on Saturday night. And, of course, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Aerosmith, Cheap Trick at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out very cool images from our Aerosmith slideshow here (including a great shot of Tyler's footwear of choice).Aerosmith and Cheap TrickJuly 29, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterIt was hard to decide with whom to be more disappointed--the rock band 20 years past ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010


    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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    May 26, 2010

    Record Review: Stone Temple Pilots, 'Stone Temple Pilots'

    ​The Hype: Before the recent revival of Stone Temple Pilots, some may have been happy to let the band wander into the pages of rock-n-roll history. But nine years and several side projects after their underwhelming 2001 release, Shangri-La-Dee-Da, the grunge gods of yesteryear emerge wielding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Today in Music News: Rage Against the Machine, Simon Cowell, Steven Tyler, F.B.I. confirms Michael Jackson's alien ancestry

    Rage Against the Machine tops U.K. chart with the classic 1992 single "Killing in the Name," pissing on Simon Cowell's parade.Speaking of Satan, is Simon Cowell leaving American Idol? Will the show go away, too? Maybe there is a God.Steven Tyler admits to popping pills, returns to rehab, and pledg ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 1, 2009

    Today in Music News: The Strokes, She & Him, Flaming Lips, Aerosmith

    While frontman Julian Casablancas serenaded the good people of Southern California this past month via his residency at the Downtown Palace Theater, it appears other members of his band the Strokes were making plan to regroup, return to stage and studio.She & Him to release Volume Two! And my ir ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Aerosmith; ZZ Top

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Free Crap That Came In The Mail: Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith

    ​A lot of times "Free Crap That Came In The Mail" is just taking shots at easy targets. Why not? It's, you know, easy. But this installment is actually something sort of cool, that I probably would have otherwise ignored if not for the fact that it (you guessed it) came in the mail.

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    August 17, 2009

    ZZ Top to Make Up for Canceled Aerosmith Tour with House of Blues Date

    ​ZZ Top hasn't made it last for 40 years in the music biz by not knowing how to please their fanbase. So it stands to logic that in light of last week's cancellation of the remainder of Aerosmith's tour--where ZZ Top were the featured opening act--the classic rock trio has announced their on tour, ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Outgoing: Aerosmith Cancel Remainder of their Summer Tour

    ​Sorry, classic rock fans. Steven Tyler falling off the stage in a much-publicized incident at a concert last week in Sturgis, South Dakota means that Aerosmith has to cancel the remainder of their summer tour with ZZ Top. Logically, this includes the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine date s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Cheap lawn tickets on sale today

    Concert promoters LiveNation are offering a pretty good deal for upcoming shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (and other venues across the country that, if you are reading the OC Weekly, you probably don't care that much about). The catch is, it's good only today.Anyone who buys lawn tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Hate Service Fees? Live Nation Has You Covered! (For One Day, At Least)

    It's easy to hate on Live Nation, but they've been involved in some alright stuff lately, like the Blink 182 lawn seats that cost $20, straight-up--inclusive of parking and service fees and all that yakkety yak. The latest is "no service fees Wednesdays," which will run throughout the summer and sta ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    August 7, 2007

    The Wildbirds and the Growlers, Detroit Bar, August 6, 2007

    The Wildbirds With their lean, snake-hipped, bejeaned bodies, lank hair and chiseled features, the Wildbirds have the classic 1975 rock look down pat. And their music follows suit: unapologetic rock and roll that screams Ford administration Rolling Stones/Aerosmith/Tom Petty. “421” is a hit sin ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    CD Review

    Patton Oswalt, Werewolves and Lollipops (Sub Pop CD/DVD)

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Highs, Lows & Heavenly Blows

    More than three decades on, Sly & the Family Stone stand fresh

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Get Out!

    Feb. 23 - March 2

  • Features

    October 20, 2005

    Best Hot Bartender

    Cheryl at Rock's Cocktail Lounge

  • Culture

    March 24, 2005

    And the winners are ...

    The Weekly falls all over itself singing the praises of local thespians

  • Culture

    March 10, 2005

    Grass Skirts Optional

    At this years OC Weekly Theater Awards starring George W. Bush. Maybe.

  • Film

    March 3, 2005


    Surprising revelation in Leonard adaptation: The Rock

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    In the Midnite Hour

    Thee Midniters never cared for ethnicityothers did

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004
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    May 20, 2004

    Conflict-of-Interest Summer Theater!

    Go to my festival. See my play. Read my column

  • Music

    February 27, 2003
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    August 23, 2001


    One week in unbelievably wretched music

  • Music

    April 26, 2001
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    November 30, 2000

    No Goon Rants

    Slash thinks Carters still prez, rocks on!

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    Real American Graffiti

    Rhino exhumes the scariest rock of the 1950s, buries Alice Cooper

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Knock 'Em Down

    Our 15 favorite places OC developers have missed

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