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    November 28, 2012

    Product Placement in Music Videos = Tacky

    We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us--we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their "Big Me" video back in the 90s--but that was when music videos premiered on MTV--not Vevo--and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Matt Pryor Ditches His Band

    The Get Up Kids singer gets ready for the annual Where's the Band? tour

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    December 30, 2011

    The 10 Worst Music Videos of 2011

    ​Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Major/Minor' by Thrice

    ​ThriceMajor/MinorVagrant So sure, we're a little biased given the subject of this week's Beat Blvd, how couldn't we be? It's not everyday that one of our long-established columnists makes his drumming debut with up-and-coming local act Thrice, who might one day become well known in their o ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    2011 Vans Warped Tour in Ventura Last Sunday

    ​Vans Warped TourVenturaJuly 3, 2011Since its 1995 inception, the Vans Warped Tour has tried to be a youthful, day-long gritty, grimy window into festival culture, all while representing the punk rock music market. A check-in with the 2011 tour confirms that on the first front, at least, Warped h ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Free Filtered Water at Every Warped Tour Stop

    ​Last year, a 26-year-old man died at the Warped Tour stop in Kansas. At the time, the death was rumored to have been caused by dehydration, partly due to the fact that water is $4 per bottle at the Warped Tour. In response, for the 2011 festival, which kicked off in Texas this weekend, Warped To ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Britney Spears' Setlist Revealed!

    ​ [via Digital Spy] Here's what to expect when Britney Spears comes to Honda Center with Nicki Minaj on June 24 for her Femme Fatale world tour. There's a bunch of old and new: "Hold It Against Me" and "Till The World Ends" are in there with "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic." Covers include Madonna ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011

    Welcome to Sharks Week!

    Come sink your teeth into some old-school young-guy punk rock

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    May 11, 2011

    Official Warped Tour Compilation CD: By The Numbers

    ​It's that time of the year again, when lovers of emo sculpt their bangs to fan their faces and draw on eyeliner on with impunity to head over to various dates of the Warped Tour. To commemorate it, the Warped Tour Compilation CD is releasing a two-disc set. Here's a short by-the-numbers FYI on th ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'This is a Protest Album' by The Sky Catching Fire

    ​The Sky Catching Fire This is a Protest Album Self-released Laguna Beach's Thomas Monroe is, if nothing else, a passionate fellow. Also a prolific one - This is a Protest Album is his fifth album via the name The Sky Catching Fire in two years' time, a pretty good clip by any measure.

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    June 7, 2010

    What You Missed: KROQ Weenie Roast, the Buzzcocks, Kitchen Ink

    Andrew YoussefA surprisingly sober Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots.​It was KROQ's annual summer kick-off concert with a line-up that didn't totally suck: Weenie Roast! The 2010 roster included Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Devo, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Spoon, Cage ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Watch The 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast Live (On Your Computer)

    ​If you didn't get tickets to the sold-out show tomorrow, you can watch the concert here on Heard Mentality or's Webcast at Aside from live performances, there will also be backstage interviews with Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, The Temper Tr ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Weeding Out the Weenie Roast

    Our handy-dandy guide to sorting the wieners from the dogs

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    May 21, 2010

    Henry Clay People Record Release At Spaceland​If you've been missing The Henry Clay People in your life (hey, they did up and move to LA), prepare to miss them some more this summer. The band is touring with Silversun Pickups and Against Me! (and playing Austin City Limits besides), so you're not going to se ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Weenie Roast Lineup Doesn't Suck

    [Mental Notes] Also: Buzz about the Golden Bear, the Dirty Heads' no. 1 hit and how you can get on the warped tour next year

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    KROQ Weenie Roast Line-Up Announced!

    ​It is indeed that time again: Summer's coming and so is the annual KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, June 5. And, actually? The bill looks pretty solid, with something for everyone--from Stone Temple Pilots, Spoon and Devo to yes, Huntington Beach's the Dirty He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith, New Rufus Wainwright Album, Axl Rose, Against Me!

    "Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith: Whose Alice Song Is Better?" asks BeatCrave, in regard to tracks off the new Alice in Wonderland soundtrack for the Tim Burton-helmed remake out March 5. Lavigne penned "Alice (Underground)." Smith's "Very Good Advice" is a very cool cover of a number from the 1951 D ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Today in Music News: Against Me!, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Pavement

    Florida rockers Against Me!, one of my faves, dub upcoming album White Crosses. I'm pretty sure the cover art, via front man Tom Gabel's blog, is a joke.The KyleGreen Day goes Broadway with American Idiot, which makes the band officially about as "punk" as Sesame Street. That's OK. I like Green Day ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    What You Missed: World's Tallest Guinness, Down & Derby, Misfits, Pablove Foundation, the Big Pink

    Too soon, Monday, too soon! What did you miss out on this weekend? We hit up a few places: Tustin, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and even slightly-out-of-jurisdiction Pomona and--gasp--Los Angeles for some way worthy events. Keith MayBringing back the roller disco​First up: On Sunday night, a bunch of ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Thorns of Death

    ​Well, that didn't take long. Thorns of Life, the new band formed by famed zinester Aaron Cometbus, actress Daniela Sea and former Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, has broken up. But the news is not all bad as Schwarzenbach's Facebook page says he has formed a new project wi ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008
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    September 27, 2007

    All Stripped Down With Everywhere to Go

    Matt & Kim Make Loving (and Playing) Fun

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    September 18, 2007

    New Developments In Disney Censorship

    Anaheim’s House Of Blues cancellation of the Machine Head show earlier this month was just the beginning in Disney’s slow and steady elimination of all things metal. Immediately after the cancellation, Machine Head released a statement citing the venue’s reasons for canceling the show (with ... More >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Smart Music

    Strike Anywhere

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    October 6, 2005

    Chirp Where You At

    Oct. 6 - Oct. 13

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    September 22, 2005
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    March 25, 2004


    Our annual South By Southwest report

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    November 13, 2003

    Protest Punks Not Dead!

    Against Me! throw bricks in Seattle