After eight years as the brainchild behind Jack's Mannequin, singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon still deals with a little identity confusion now and then. Some news story or reporter will accidentally refer to him as Jack, or Jack McMahon. Over the years, the OC-bred troubadour (and OC Weekly coverboy ... More >>
Jack's Mannequin today dropped the video from the upcoming People and Things record, "My Racing Thoughts." Directed by Anders Rostad with Jesse Springer as the director of photography, it's a pretty catchy way to spend four minutes of your time. There's also a super cute Q&A from Buzzfeed after ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyHere's a treat: We're doing a free ticket giveaway today instead of our usual Tuesday extravaganza because Jack's Mannequin is headlining! OC native, frontman Andrew McMahon, will be at the Roxy in LA on Wednesday to kick off 7-Eleven's 4-concert series (all tickets are on ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmithIt'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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAndrew McMahon's Dear Jack Foundation just announced their first annual benefit--and it's a pretty powerhouse cast. The show will feature BOTH Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate playing on the same night--the first time McMahon, the frontman for both ... More >>
Joe LemkeSomething Corporate at Bamboozle this yearWhen Orange County alt-pop darlings Something Corporate dismantled in 2004--fresh off major-label success, a whirlwind tour schedule, and a spot on the list of Local Bands That Mattered--bassist Kevin "Clutch" Page had a hunch the quintet would h ... More >>
www.myspace.com/jacksmannequinJack's Mannequin/Something Corporate singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon is pretty busy this summer, what with finishing a new Jack's Mannequin album and going on a reunion tour with Something Corporate. But he's not too busy to devote time to his foundation, Dear Jack ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?
www.myspace.com/socoHai gaiz! Can't wait to see you again!Guitarist Josh Partington may have gotten a law degree and vocalist/pianist Andrew McMahon may have formed Jack's Mannequin since the quintessential OC alt-rock band Something Corporate toured the country, but that doesn't make fans miss ... More >>
Jack's Mannequin front man talks candidly about his cancer, remains cagey about how long the reunion of his old band will last
There's been plenty of talk about the revival of Orange County alt-pop act Something Corporate since it was announced back in December that they would be headlining the Bamboozle California festival's second and final day on March 28. Obviously, it's a big deal for their fans, many of whom ha ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Andrew McMahon on Bamboozle and the band's new 'best of' compilation
So, this is my Andrew McMahon day. We met at the rehearsal space Jack's Mannequin uses in North Hollywood shortly before noon and had a lengthy chat about everything from Something Corporate reuniting for Bamboozle to McMahon's battle with Leukemia to buddy Tommy Lee to whether the Dana Hills High S ... More >>
Tom DeLonge's much-loved side-project Angels and Airwaves (pictured) will join finally reunited OC band Something Corporate and AFI, which we blogged about here, at this year's Bamboozle, taking place March 27-28, Festival Grounds at Angel Stadium, Anaheim. Today's announcement also includes the ... More >>
Following dates opening for the Fray on a big ol' national tour (one that stopped in Irvine a couple of weeks ago), Jack's Mannequin singer and pianist Andrew McMahon is going out on his own for a bit, with a solo tour that stops at the House of Blues in Anaheim on October 27. Tickets are on sale ... More >>
Last Night: The Fray, Jack's Mannequin and Vedera at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; July 29, 2009.Alternative rockers The Fray, Jack's Mannequin and Vedera paid a visit to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Wednesday; entertaining a sold-out crowd of teenyboppers, college kids, and post- ... More >>
Sure, at first glance, these shows tonight don't appear to have a lot in common with each other. And uh, well, maybe they don't. But they both have strong local ties, which is potentially the most important thing.
Suddenly, has the Fray become a part of your past? Becoming the part that don't last? Are you losing them, and its effortless? Well, the pioneers of Grey's Anatomy-rock and the similarly minded Jack's Mannequin, led by Orange County product Andrew McMahon, are coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ... More >>
Everyone I've talked to about the OC Music Awards nominee list, released yesterday, seems to have the same reaction: Huh? Why are young, unsigned bands like The Jakes competing against veteran, internationally known acts like The Offspring, who had Billboard's #1 Hot Modern Rock Track for 11 weeks l ... More >>
We talked earlier this week about Jack's Mannequin, led by Dana Hills High School album Andrew McMahon, coming to the Grove of Anaheim on May 18. Tickets were to go on sale tomorrow. Well, that's no longer happening, as Jack's Mannequin is postponing the latter half of their tour with Matt Nathanson ... More >>
It's been a relatively quiet few weeks at the Grove of Anaheim as of late, but that looks to be changing soon with some solid show announcements, including a homecoming for former OC resident Andrew McMahon (pictured) and The Go-Go's. They got the beat, you know. Details after the jump, yep.
Jack's Mannequin, the current project of Something Corporate lead singer and Dana Hills High School in Dana Point alumnus Andrew McMahon, is playing a "secret" show tonight at the Viper Room in West Hollywood. Why is "secret" in sarcastic quotation marks? Well, it's announced on both the Jack's Man ... More >>
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