Andrew Youssef

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    December 26, 2013

    OC Weekly's Year In Review 2013

    Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was

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    October 30, 2013

    The Weekly Throws Special Party For Andrew Youssef This Sunday!

    Rarely does the staff of ths infernal rag need an excuse to have a good time. But when it comes to celebrate one of our own, you can bet we show up, and we party. That's the plan this Sunday, Nov. 3, as we come together for a special gathering in honor of Andrew Youssef, beloved Weekly concert photo ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    August 15, 2013

    Last Shot: Outside Lands 1 Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 7, 2013

    Ink and Iron Festival Queen Mary June 7, 2013 Three days of punk rock, tattooed folks, custom hot rods kicked off on Friday with the majestic Queen Mary providing the scenic backdrop for the annual Ink and Iron Kustom Culture Festival. One couldn't have asked for more perfect weather as local heroe ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    FYF Fest 2012: Five Reunited Bands We Really Want to See

    See Also:*FYF Fest Two-Day Line-up Announced*The Growlers Announce New Album Release* Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedPlenty of people tend to associate FYF Fest with bands that will soon be filling their iPods with fresh sound for the fall. This year, its lineup of subterranean, local and ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 11, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterSee also: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One  After barely surviving Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, my endurance was tested with another stellar line-up for Night Two. The Gibson ... More >>

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    December 11, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night OneDecember 10, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterStarting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually b ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Iggy and The Stooges at the Hollywood Palladium Last Night

    ​Iggy and The StoogesHollywood PalladiumDecember 1st, 2011Click here to see the slideshow.Iggy Pop is a living legend. Originally scheduled back in November but postponed due to Iggy breaking his foot, the Hollywood Palladium show was beyond sold out by fans feverishly awaiting to be bludgeoned wi ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Morrissey at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​MorrisseyNovember 28, 2011Fox Theater in PomonaClick here to see more photos.Morrissey loves Pomona. Pomona worships Morrissey. The atmosphere was electric inside the Fox Theater as Morrissey closed out his swing of Southern California dates. From the moment Morrissey and his band a ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The Cure at the Pantages Theatre Last Night

    ​The CureNovember 22, 2011The Pantages TheatreClick here to see more photos from the showForty-five songs, three classic albums spanning three-plus hours constituted one unforgettable night with the Cure. If you don't have tickets to the show tonight, you may wanna scalp some or book your flight n ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Top Five OC Concerts of 2010

    ​Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBlonde Redhead at the Glass House on Nov. 15.​ Let's be real: Orange County isn't exactly the mecca for the greatest concerts of all time. But when national bands play around here, we expect some great music. And no, I'm not talking about Justin Bieber--we just like to m ... More >>

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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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    May 10, 2010

    Local Natives' New Video On Pitchfork

    Andrew Youssef​OC expats Local Natives released their newest video, "World News," from their debut Gorilla Manor on Pitchfork today. Directed by Matthew Lessner, who also helmed the Dirty Projectors' "Stillness Is The Move," the video is very beautiful in a very SoCal way -- the  beach, an ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella Day Three: Superlatives for Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and More

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyGorillaz is happy, feeling glad.​Click here for photos from Day Three!​So it's over. Whew. After a late-night drive from the desert, bed looks promising. But first, our thoughts on Coachella's final day--in the form of superlatives. No, we're not going to crown a "best ... More >>

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    April 18, 2010

    Coachella Day Two: Three Random Lessons Learned

    Andrew YoussefMatt Bellamy of Muse reaches out.​Click here to see many, many more photos from Day Two!We'll make this fast... just escaped the hellish Coachella parking lot. Phone's dead. Need to get feet surgically replaced with new ones.But first, three lessons learned at day two of Coachella 20 ... More >>

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    April 17, 2010

    Day One at Coachella: Long Lines, LCD Soundsystem... and Beyonce!

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyOf course there were unicorns.​Click here for a slideshow of Day One performances!It would have been cute if it wasn't so appropriate: a mass of half-dressed hipsters outside of Coachella, waiting to get to the front of the mass for wristbands to get into the festival, ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Concert Filmed at Detroit to Air on Carson Daly Tonight

    Andrew YoussefA face for television.​In his review, our Andrew Youssef noted that cameramen took up plenty of space at last Sunday's Surfer Blood show at Detroit Bar. Tonight, you can see what they filmed when the clip airs on Last Call with Carson Daly.The program starts on NBC at 1:35 a.m., ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    New Found Glory, House of Blues Anaheim, 3/20

    Andrew YoussefNew Found Glory deliver pop punk anthems at House of Blues AnaheimClick for slideshow.The Hype: In between the multiple nights of celebrating 30 years of Bad Religion, the House of Blues Anaheim switched gears as New Found Glory stopped by for a sold-out, two-night stand commemorating ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    What You Missed: Sushi Eating Festival, MMA, New Found Glory, Swallows Parade

    Andrew YoussefNew Found Glory fan, not a teenager?​What'd you miss this weekend? Welllllllll on Saturday, New Found Glory and Saves the Day performed at the House of Blues Anaheim. Hello Goodbye and Fireworks opened. Photog Andrew Youssef was there to document all the high-pitched fun. See the ph ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Gwen Stefani Honored for Her Amazing Abs

    Andrew YoussefGwen Stefani showing off those awesome abs last summer during OC homecoming show​Yep, the readers of Fitness Magazine have voted and Orange County's most famous female singer (and fashion designer) has rightfully topped the abs tally. Congrats, Gwen, we've been fans of that sexy tu ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    What You Missed: The Watson Twins, Sexiest Kilt Contest, Little Boots

    Keith MayUnderneath it all.​ What'd you miss this weekend? Well, apparently the St. Patrick's Day festivities have officially begun because Muldoon's in Newport Beach held their annual Sexiest Kilt Competition on Sunday. Busy, popular and crowded as always. As for whether or not it was actually se ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    The Return of Captain EO to Disneyland

    Andrew YoussefA new generation of Captain EO fans.​We arrived at the Disneyland gates at 9 a.m. and the line was surprisingly short. Considering the holy trifecta of popularity here (Disney, Michael Jackson, a post-mortem tribute), only about an estimated 400 fans had started lining up as early as ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival at OC Fairgrounds

    Andrew YoussefNOFX performing SundayClick for slideshows of Day One, Day Two and Day Three.The Hype: Three days of tattoos, punk, metal, rockabilly and skateboarding descended upon the OC Fairgrounds under the umbrella of the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival Friday through Sunday. The l ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Slideshow: The Cribs at the Glass House, 1/26

    Andrew YoussefThis Charming Man​The Cribs performed at the Glass House last night on 1/26. Jemina Pearl, formerly of Be Your Own Pet, opened. And, as you know, former Smiths guitarist/one-half of the legendary Smiths songwriter duo Johnny Marr is now a member of the Cribs. Check out the full slide ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    What You Missed: Tattoo Convention, Snoop Dogg, Cold War Kids, Radiohead

    John GilhooleyYou got a prescription for that? ​So what'd you miss this weekend? We took full advantage of the non-rain and were all over the county and beyond. First, photographer John Gilhooley went to say hi to Snoop Dogg at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. Where he met this gal. Coolest gal ev ... More >>

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    January 16, 2010

    Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister and More at NAMM Day 2

    The musician sightings at NAMM, which runs through Sunday, heated up Friday as I passed Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Kenny G, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Neal Schon (Journey), Billy Zoom (X), Tim Mahoney (311), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Peter Frampton, and Hollywood-based hard rock hero, Lemmy Kilmister ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    NAMM and Nerds: And So It Begins!

    THIS GUY!​We're heading out to the weekend-long NAMM Show extravaganza starting today. We'll keep an eye out for the latest gear, software, nerdy musician types, announcements that only the nerdy musician types would enjoy/care about at all--and, most importantly, the burnt out mega rockstars and ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    DJs, Guitars and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth at First Day of NAMM

    If you have ever felt overwhelmed by stepping into a music store like Sam Ash or Guitar Center, then NAMM, the massive music trade show that kicked off Thursday at the Anaheim Convention Convention Center and runs through Sunday, is not for you. Andrew YoussefYour senses are bombarded by the errant ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    What You Missed: Agenda, Sonic Youth, Where's the Band?, AVN

    John Gilhooley The AVN-Adult Entertainment Expo 2010.​What'd you miss this weekend? First up: Photographer John Gilhooley had the worst assignment ever: Shooting the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2010 in Las Vegas. It was four days of porn, girls, porn, girls, sex toys and giant inflatable, bucking ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    What You Missed: The Vandals, Mickey Avalon, Holidays at Disneyland, Ice Cream Man Holiday Party

    Chris VictorioMickey Avalon: Not a bad life.​Did we get your attention? Okay, cool. So for those of you who were already finished with holiday shopping (or maybe not, and just didn't care), it was a pretty full weekend of activities. First off? Orange Countian Mickey Avalon performed at Vanguard i ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    What You Missed: AKC Dog Show, Metallica, Fear, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog ShowKeith May​Another full weekend, another weekend that felt way too short. The first thing we did? We hit up the weekend-long AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Photographer Keith May captured some amazing shots ... More >>

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    November 29, 2009

    Slidshow: Julian Casablancas

    Andrew Youssef​On 11/27, Julian Casablancas, who spends most of his time fronting the Strokes, played the last night of his month-long residency at the Downtown Theater in Los Angeles. Check out the photos shot by Andrew Youssef here!

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    November 23, 2009

    Slideshow: The Big Pink at Detroit Bar, 11/20

    Andrew YoussefThe Big Pink​Electro rock duo the Big Pink visited Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar on Friday night. Long Beach's very own Crystal Antlers and Los Angeles' IO Echo provided support. See the full slideshow right here. 

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    September 21, 2009

    What You Missed: Weezer, Taste of Newport, Psychedelic Furs

    Andrew Youssef We, for one, are not happy with this heat wave of sorts. It needs to go away and it needs to tap its friend autumn on the shoulder to come the hell back. But anyway: So what'd you do this weekend? Was it as action-packed and fascinating as ours? First off, we caught Weezer, Blink-182 ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Out Takes: No Doubt & Katy Perry at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefWelcome home.​ Have you seen our slideshow of night two of No Doubt at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine yet? No? Well you should. Then you should come right on back over here and view our awesome outtakes that we just didn't have room for. And a BONUS: Katy Perry photos fr ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    What You Missed: The Steve Miller Band, No Doubt and a Visual Tour of Seal Beach

    Andrew YoussefHometown heroes​It was the weekend: The weekend No Doubt, on their sold-out reunion tour, came back to town to play an anticipated four nights at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. While most of the band has since relocated north to Long Beach (and Los Angeles, but let's no ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Slideshow: Saturday's No Doubt, Paramore, the Sounds Concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew Youssef​It's No Doubt Central around here. Amanda Parsons threw up the setlist from Friday's show, and here are Andrew Youssef's pictures Gwen, Tony, Tom and Adrian-filled from Saturday's way beyond sold-out gig (he couldn't even stay past three songs, poor guy). Coming up: John Gilhooley's ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Slideshow: Chairlift at Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefThey've tried to do handstands for you.Yeah, we had another busy weekend. If you haven't seen Vickie Chang's review of Wilco over at the Fox Theater on Saturday night in Pomona yet, what's keeping you? Well, how about Chad Sengstock's photos of that show? (So jealous. Of both of them. ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    What If You Threw a Lakers Parade and Only Kobe Showed Up?

    Photo by Andrew YoussefM-I-C . . . See you in the paint . . . K-E-Y . . . Why? Because we OWN you!Disneyland Resort media types had said it would be Kobe Bryant and other unnamed Lakers visiting the Anaheim theme park today for a victory parade down Main Street USA. But just like the name on the MVP ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    Slideshow: Doves at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    Is there any stopping Andrew Youssef? Not only was he at KROQ's Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday--both reviewing and shooting--he also photographed Doves Friday night at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Check out the pictures here. Not only are Doves a draw on their own, but C ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Slideshows: Chris Cornell, Black Lips, DJ Roam

    Another busy weekend has come and gone at OC Weeklyville, and we've got pictures from shows this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday, our old friend Leslie Agan was at the Crosby in downtown Santa Ana, taking some pics of DJ Roam. Chris Cornell's recent solo efforts have received a bit of a mix ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Coachella Update: Set Times Announced (!), Joss Stone Added

    Who is that heavily made-up young lady gazing at you from your desktop? Why, it's British neo-soul singer Joss Stone, of course! If you haven't really thought about her in a while, you're not alone, she kind of feels (to me, at least) like a has-been at this point even though she only just turned 22 ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Slideshows: Elton John and Billy Joel at the Honda Center, Aushua @ Detroit Bar

    Two decidedly different shows went down last night in our county, and we were at 'em both. Sir Elton John and Billy Joel went "Face 2 Face" at the Honda Center in Anaheim, and Beth Stirnaman was there to photographically receive the runoff of their ivory-tickling glory. (That sounded sort of gross. ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Slideshow: MUSINK Tattoo Convention and Music Festival

    Tattoos and music are pretty inextricably linked, for better or worse--your Travis Barkers, your Tommy Lees--so it makes sense that bands like Story of the Year (pictured), Atreyu, Throwdown and more would descend upon the Orange County Fairgrounds for the MUSINK Tattoo Convention and Music Festival ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Slideshow: NOFX at the Grove of Anaheim

    Think that of Montreal was the only show that we were at last night? Of course not! Our pal Andrew Youssef was snapping away at last night's show at the Grove of Anaheim from punk vets NOFX, with openers Pour Habit and Smoke or Fire. The pictures: here! Get to clickin', yo.

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    January 23, 2009

    Slideshow: Peachcake at Chain Reaction

    The inimitable Andrew Youssef checked out Phoenix's Peachcake at Chain Reaction last night, and came back with these wonderfully colorful photos! Peruse them here, read more about Peachcake through Ned Raggett's interview with their joyful lead singer Stefan Pruett here.

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    January 19, 2009

    Slideshow: The NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center

    If you were not one of the very few to attend the NAMM Show this past weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center--and, well, odds are you were not--you can get a better idea of what the heck goes on over there thanks to this slideshow from Andrew Youssef. Also, don't forget about Ryan Ritchie's report ... More >>

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    June 9, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXIV

    The big news of the weekend was the OC Weekly's two wins at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Awards in Philadelphia. Gustavo Arellano took home the award for Best Column with "Ask A Mexican" while R. Scott Moxley bagged second place in the prestigious public service category for his cover ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXII

    Memorial Day Edition Long weekends aren't just for relaxing. OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson kept himself busy by going to the Scottish festival at the OC fair, where he found some of his very distant relatives from the Clan Graham. He also attended a cookout with a bunch of other (relatively) y ... More >>

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