Alkaline Trio

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    June 13, 2013

    Alkaline Trio - House of Blues - June 12, 2013

    Alkaline TrioHouse of Blues6/12/13During the intro to Alkaline Trio's "Olde English 800," which opens with singer/guitarist Matt Skiba strumming an A chord, numerous audience members took it upon themselves to clap along. In theory, this is fine. In practice it was a fucking nightmare as everyone cl ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, June 10Levitation RoomDetroit Bar Just as their name suggests, Levitation Room's music instills the listeners' ears with the light feeling of floating. The dreamy guitar and lo-fi projections of psychedelic rock and garage are reminiscent of deep 1960s-era rock, but still grounded in an alte ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Alkaline Trio

    House of Blues

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    April 2, 2013

    Six Alkaline Trio Songs That Should Be Played Live (But Probably Won't Be)

    Every band has "hits," the songs they have to play in concert or no one will pay money to see them. Alkaline Trio is no different. Thanks to nine studio albums, including My Shame is True (released today), singer/guitarist Matt Skiba, singer/bassist Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant have a pleth ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Hell or Highwater Turns an Alt-Metal Drummer Into a Frontman

    There few things that come with as much anticipation and anxiety as watching a respected drummer step out from behind the kit and grab a mic. The paradigm shift from rocking in the back of the stage to the front is rarely successful unless you're Phil Collins. So for Hell or Highwater's Brandon Sall ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 21, 2012
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    March 29, 2012


    Alex's Bar

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    March 1, 2012

    Alkaline Trio Make Me Feel Like Gollum

    I'm so vain, you probably think this story is about Alkaline Trio

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    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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    November 23, 2011

    Ten Vegetarian Musicians with an Open Invite to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner

    ​I gotta be honest: I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving.On the one hand, it's my vegetarian anniversary. I gave up meat on Thanksgiving 1997, which, for all you math failures, means this year marks the 14th Thanksgiving in a row since I've eaten meat. For that, I am excited and proud ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Jerry Only Brings the Misfits Back From the Grave

    Thirty years later, he says their legacy is just beginning.

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    August 8, 2011

    Unwritten Law at the Yost on Saturday Night

    ​Unwritten LawAug. 6, 2011Yost TheaterSaturday night marked the much ballyhooed reopening of Santa Ana's newest entertainment hot spot, The Yost, and featured San Diego band Unwritten Law as the headliner for its maiden re-voyage. If you're not familiar with the controversies surrounding the  ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Weezer, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Hayley Williams Featured on Muppets: The Green Album

    ​In one of the most adorable collaboration albums of the year, Weezer, Atreyu's Brandon Saller (a local-er!), Paramore's Hayley Williams, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, OK Go, Sondre Lerche and many more artists have contributed to The Muppets: Green Album, a tribute to the music of the Muppets. ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

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    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    The Get Up Kids Are Alright

    The reunited band know that being emo means never being afraid to say you're sorry

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    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 >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Alkaline Trio at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Jacob Kahn/OC WeeklyAlkaline Trio at Alex's Bar. Check out the rest of our photos here!​Check out our slideshow here!Alkaline TrioNov. 13, 2010Alex's BarI can't put my finger on it. Alkaline Trio is a three-piece punk band with a straightforward sound whose songs don't bear any unusual or quirky a ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    AAA Electra 99 Hosting Mayoral Debate?!

    [Mental Notes] Plus, Free Moral Agents going on tour, Mike Vallely produces a music/skate fest

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    October 4, 2010

    Celebrated Skater Mike Vallely Curates the Glory Bound Fest Featuring Tony Alva and Pennywise

    ​Skateboarding icon Mike Vallely just announced the first annual Glory Bound Festival, a music and skating event that he is curating. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Hollywood Palladium. It succeeds Vallely's Glory Bound Skatepark Tour, which stopped at 24 cities around the countr ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    What You Missed: Warped Tour, The Slam Skate Competition, Psychedelic Furs

    Doug Neill​So the weekend's over, the US is out of the World Cup, and yeah, you're back in the office. Already. But let's relive the weekend. Just for a bit. What'd you miss? We were all over the place again, dropping in on the Warped Tour in Carson, the Slam OC Skate Competition in Costa Mesa and ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Jeffree Star Talks Some Trash, Some Sense

    burn this forever photography​Local native Jeffree Star may remind you a lot of 2006, but he's back with Beauty Killer, his second album and performing all over the country this summer. He'll be at the Galaxy this Thursday (we're giving away tickets!) if you want to get your untz untz untz on. Sin ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Alkaline Trio at the Glass House, Pomona

    Chad Sengstock Matt Skiba of Alkaline TrioThe Hype: The members of gloomy pop-punk band Alkaline Trio live in different parts of the country, which means tours can begin anywhere. With this in mind, singer/guitarist Matt Skiba, bassist/singer Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant chose the Glass Hous ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio on Upcoming Tour and New Album 'This Addiction'

    Doom pop purveyors Alkaline Trio will release their seventh studio album, This Addiction, Feb. 23. It will be the Chicago band's first release on their newly formed Heart & Skull Records--a joint venture, for this record at least, with Epitaph. This Addiction revisits Alkaline Trio's signature ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Dan Smith and Darren Parkinson of the Dear & Departed

    Dan Smith​Orange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Friday Night: The Offspring at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    (Placeholder image to soon be replaced by live photo by Robert Fayette!)BY DAVID J. NICOLASFriday Night: The Offspring, Alkaline Trio at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; June 5, 2009.Say what you will about the Offspring. Yes, their heavy punk-pop distortion seems to be a better fit in a diffe ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    TONIGHT: The Offspring at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    If hit songs and record sales are any indication (and uh...they are) the Offspring may very well be the most successful Orange County band of all time. Latest album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace spawned "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid," one of their biggest hits ever (11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard moder ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Incoming: The Offspring Return to Orange County. Updated!

    Huntington Beach's The Offspring might be the most successful Orange County band of all time--y'know, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide is as good of a claim as any, not to mention being one of very few '90s bands still churning out huge radio hits--and they're making a big ol' return to ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Yours Horrifically

    Meet the bloodiest blogger in OC

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    June 1, 2007

    A Very Memorable Evening With TheSTART

    I spent last night at Sachi, where our very own darling Ryan and Kevin have started a pet project to be held the last Thursday of the month. The last Thursday? Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's what they told me, we'll let you know. But for those of you who somehow missed the bombardment of pretty pretty ... More >>

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    April 5, 2007



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    June 1, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 1 - June 8: Skulls and Whiskey

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    August 11, 2005
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    July 7, 2005


    This week in nightlife and more: July 7-14

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    April 8, 2004

    George W. Bush: Youve Been Punkd

    Fat Mikes Punkvoter tour rocks the prez

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    July 13, 2000

    The Politics of Skanking

    The Plea for Peace Tour frees your mind