Allen Shellenberger

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    OC Music Awards to Honor Lit and Music Director of Pacific Symphony

    You might say the special honorees at this year's OC Music Awards come from very different worlds. On one had, you've got a band who has been hitting us over the head with FM alt-rock for almost two decades. On the other, a guy who has made a career in classical music handling the largest orchestra ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Concerts Sprawling With Sound

    [Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Ten Years of the OC Music Awards

    The OCMAs have been pimpin' local acts since 2001

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Lit at the House of Blues in Anaheim Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Lit Jan. 29, 2011House of Blues, AnaheimIt was fitting that Lit helped to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the House of Blues in Anaheim, as they opened the venue a decade ago. A sold-out HOB was a solid testament to Lit's continued ability to fill venues. Big thi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC Music Awards Keep It Together

    [Mental Notes] Also, Stacy Clark signs to Vanguard

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Lit Added to OC Music Awards Lineup

    Lit in 2010Lit, one of the most commercially successful alternative rock bands to emerge from Orange County in the 1990s, will perform at the OC Music Awards. The event takes place Saturday March 6 at the Grove of Anaheim. It also features such local standouts as the Dirty Heads, which are the newl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Looking Back: 2009 Orange County Deaths

    ​Turn on the weepy, string ensemble music: It's time for us to look back on the year that (almost) was and remember some of the figures from Orange County who have left us. There was unexpected tragedy, there were some suspicious circumstances, there were rich legacies... there's even the possibil ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Lit Drummer Allen Shellenberger Dead at 39

    ​Early this morning, news broke that Allen Shellenberger, drummer and founding member of Orange County band Lit, died yesterday at the age of 39. Shellenberger was diagnosed with brain cancer in May of last year. A tribute video to Shellenberger was produced and played before Lit's show at the Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Lit Drummer Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

    Allen Shellenberger, drummer for Orange County’s Platinum rock band Lit, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor earlier this month. After biopsy, it was discovered that Shellenberger’s cancer is malignant glioma ‑ a type of primary central nervous system tumor that usually occurs in the ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Lit Up

    Theyve faced the decline of hair metal, the rise of rap, the transformation of the record industry, even death. Meet this summers real superheroes, Fullertons own Lit!

  • Features

    October 18, 2001

    Still on Fire

    The boys of Lit on fame, follow-up albums and hanging around the mall

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Such Nice Boys!

    Suddenly famous, the guys in Lit figure out how to mix high-octane success with being as nice as they ever were