The king of horror put a scary amount of work into the Great American Nightmare
Did you watch Wrestlemania XXIX a few months back? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week ... More >>
By John Seaborn Gray Used to be you'd have to hit bar after bar until you found just the right jukebox, which promptly became your own personal lair of alcohol consumption. Folks demanded more freedom of choice, however, so many bars have switched over to Internet jukeboxes, where you can download y ... More >>
Believe it not folks, not only is Andrew W.K. back, he's planning on touring and playing his, um, most successful album, I Get Wet, that had that annoying song that you heard everywhere, "Party Hard," on it, which I'm sure you all remember. With two shows in the area (L.A. and Pomona), we here at ... More >>
Matt & Kim are well-known for their high-energy shows and positive vibes, but their recordings and performances never preach or cloy. They're all smiles on stage, and even the most cynical of listeners can't help but feel propelled by their warmth and good feelings. Equipped with synthesizer ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Record Store Day, Andrew W.K. and Honeypie at Detroit Bar
Normally, the news that UC Irvine will be the location for a "motivational performance" by Andrew Fetterly Wilkes Krier, with a focus on both spoken-word presentations and music, might not sound like the most exciting way to spend your evening on Friday, April 22. Except this is, in fact, Andre ... More >>
Myspace.comFor a long time, a major topic of discussion between music journalists and musicians alike has been: how does Orange County measure up to the other metropolitan creative hot spots around the country like Austin, Portland, Los Angeles and New York. Is the OC a musical universe unto itse ... 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 >>
Chad Sengstock / OC WeeklyJohn Mayer at Verizon in 2008.School is back in session, and that means that most local college papers have started putting out music stories again. They're in the mix below, along with news of an OC act's breakup.
Doug NeillSo 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 >>
I spent Memorial Day taking my son to Iron Man 2, and while watching -- or rather listening to -- the movie, I became depressed. The original Iron Man soundtrack had Suicidal Tendencies and Ghostface Killah tracks. The sequel, though, is wall-to-wall Angus Young, which gave me a massive Batd ... More >>
Not panic-inducing at all but rather jovial (and free!), The Continental Room in Fullerton has dubbed Monday nights the place to be for incredibly eclectic DJ showmanship. How eclectic you might ask? A veritable shmorgasborg of music genres that spanned the decades. Like this: - Primus - Data Rock ... More >>
VHS or Beta channel Gang of Four, New Order and . . . Jackson Browne?
... or that might kill you
Tons of tunes for your holiday mixtape
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