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Andrew Youssef

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    September 30, 2013

    Depeche Mode - Staples Center - September 28, 2013

    Depeche Mode Staples Center 9/28/13 Depeche Mode shadow danced into town aboard the Delta Machine tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. On the first of a three-night stint, the arrival of the Essex-bred quintet was sure to make every aging goth/emo/new wave fan around SoCal bust out th ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - May 18, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre May 18, 2013 The lineup for KROQ's Weenie Roast provides a good time capsule of what is currently popular on terrestrial radio, including a number of bands who played Coachella this year and a host of newer, up-and-coming bands who could potential ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Wandering Around the Noisy World of NAMM

    NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center January 24, 2013 If you hear a loud buzzing sound echoing from Anaheim, it would be the thousands of exhibitors and merchants checking out the latest musical gear at the National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM in short. Closed to the public, It isn't unc ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    BIG BANG - Honda Center - November 3, 2012

    BIG BANGHonda CenterNovember 3, 2012So if you haven't heard about the Korean boy-band, BIG BANG, trust me, you will soon.  Riding the K-Pop invasion into the United States, led by Psy and Gangnam Style, BIG BANG is on their first U.S. tour.  For two nights in a row, they sold out the Honda ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Top 10 OC Shows of Summer 2012

    The only thing tougher than realizing that yet another summer concert season has come and gone is taking the time to sort all the best moments together an relive them in numerical order. For us, the difficulty of the latter usually means that we got to experience enough slam-dancing, chorus-shouting ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at the Forum Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​Guns N' Roses The Forum 12/21/11 This isn't your older brother's Guns N' Roses, and hell, they aren't even MY Guns N' Roses, but they're not trying to be nor do they give a shit what you and I think. Last night at the Forum, Axl Rose and the latest incarnation of GN'R took the stag ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Dinosaur Jr. at the Samueli Theater last night

    Andrew Youssef​Dinosaur Jr. Samueli Theater December 12, 2011 Last night's Dinosaur Jr. show at Costa Mesa's Samueli Theatre was a three-part affair, each of which seemed slightly out of place in the upscale-but-welcoming Segerstrom Center for the Arts digs. Opening act Pierced Arrows put on ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Sting at the Wiltern Theatre Last Night

    Andrew YoussefSting at Verizon Amphitheatre on June 16, 2010 (No photos allowed last night)​StingNovember 29, 2011The Wiltern TheatreAfter arresting fans across the world with a stellar reunion of The Police and a symphonic summer tour in 2010, Sting has returned for a "Back To The Bass" tour for ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Psychedelic Furs at the Grove of Anaheim Over the Weekend

    Andrew YoussefThe Psychedelic Furs at the Grove of Anaheim ​Psychedelic Furs and She Wants RevengeJune 25, 2010Grove of AnaheimA healthy mix of young and old fans filled the Grove of Anaheim for the pairing of Psychedelic Furs and She Wants Revenge. Few bands have produced as many memorable hits i ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Cats Are For Everybody! Devo Is RIGHT NOW Streaming Their Album In A Room Full Of Cats

    Andrew Youssef​Devo is streaming their new album in a room full of cats. That's right, Devo has hit the formula and will keep thousands of netizens watching felines jump around and do cute things while listening to their stellar new album "Something For Everybody." 

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    May 26, 2010

    No Doubt Auctions Their Things For Charity

    Andrew YoussefNo Doubt at one of the four sold-out shows at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre last summer. ​So No Doubt just finished their tour, and are now recording a new album. What's next? Why, raise money for charity. The band is auctioning costumes and band memorablia on Ebay from June 1-11. Af ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Over The Weekend: California Metalfest IV at the Fox Theater in Pomona

    Andrew YoussefFear Factory at California Metalfest 4​The Hype: How many hours of live extreme metal can you handle in a day? Eleven hours, you say? If this strikes your fancy then you were probably at the California Metalfest 4 held this weekend at the Glass House and Fox Theater in Pomona. A mind ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Avi Buffalo to Play Wilco's First Solid Sound Festival

    Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing an in-store at Fingerprints on April 27, 2010.​Solid Sound Festival, Wilco's first music festival, is set to take place at MASS MoCA on August 13-15 in North Adams, Massachusetts. And it's just been announced that Long Beach's Avi Buffalo will be joining the Ch ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Last Night: Coheed and Cambria at the Fox Theater in Pomona

    Andrew Youssef​The Hype: After a successful slot on the main stage at Coachella, Coheed and Cambria returned to Pomona for a full set in support of their latest album, Year of The Black Rainbow. The line wrapped around the sold-out Fox Theater in Pomona was dotted with kids in their black Coheed & ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Watch: Avi Buffalo's "What's In It For?"

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyAvi Buffalo played Fingerprints in Long Beach last month. More pics here.​Awwww. Yesterday, Pitchfork called Long Beach's Avi Buffalo " super-cute Cali indie freshmen." They're so right!

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    April 29, 2010

    Coheed and Cambria at the Fox Theater on May 4

    Andrew Youssef​After Coheed and Cambria scored a coveted main stage slot at Coachella (as one of the few metal bands on the bill, no less), they come back to SoCal for a victory lap this Tuesday, May 4. The Fox Theater show in Pomona is sold-out, which means you're going to have to lurk around the ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    What You Missed: Newport Beach Film Festival, Boathouse Collective, The Uprising: Best Trick Skateboarding Contest, the Killingtons

    Andrew YoussefThe Killingtons perform once again at the Glass House.​Michael Rosas of Smile, Jeff Caudill of Gameface, Teen Heroes and the Killingtons performed last night at the Glass House in Pomona. It was the Killingtons' final show of a two-night run, which started Friday night at Alex's Bar ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Watch: Local Natives at Coachella

    Andrew YoussefLocal Natives, big success.​It's been less than 72 hours since we left Indio, and already nostalgia's creeping in. Luckily, there's YouTube with which to relive the highlights. One of those highlights: Orange County's own (well, kinda) Local Natives. After the jump: Watch them close ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    What You Missed: Coachella, Coachella Parties, America's Family Pet Expo, Anaheim Comic Con

    Andrew YoussefClockwise from top left: Alison Mossheart of the Dead Weather, Jay-Z, Zooey Deschanel of She & Him, Matt Bellamy of Muse.​It's all over! Three long days of music, crowds, tents that smell like armpit and more--Coachella 2010! We hope you kept up with us throughout our up-to-date ... More >>

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    April 18, 2010

    Live from Coachella: Yo La Tengo, Julian Casablancas, Jonsi

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyYo La Tengo: Charisma you can't see.What, exactly, were Yo La Tengo doing on the main stage?

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    April 17, 2010

    Live from Coachella: Danny DeVito, Faith No More, the XX and Hot Chip

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly And you thought you had problems seeing over a crowd.​Hey look! Danny DeVito! Our man Chris Victorio caught him the pit for deadmau5 last night. Just thought we'd share it with ya. (Editor's Note: Andrew Youssef also caught DeVito during LCD Soundsyste ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Icelandic Volcano Kills Several Coachella Performances

    Andrew YoussefCoachella dwellers won't be seeing the Cribs today after all​​It looks like Thursday's Icelandic volcano eruption is causing a few of Coachella's European acts to cancel their performances. Bummer.

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    March 29, 2010

    What You Missed: Bear Kamp, Morning Benders, Bamboozle, Surfer Blood

    Christopher VictorioBear Kamp celebrates five years.​Bear Kamp, a "Saturday night frenzy for burly bears, husky hunks, boss truckers, chubbies n' chasers, gen-x-bears, oso bears, and kuma lovers," celebrated their five year anniversary at the House of Blues Anaheim on Saturday night. And it was aw ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Surfer Blood, Detroit Bar, 3/28

    Andrew Youssef​The Hype: Surfer Blood have been riding a wave of buzz behind their catchy debut album, Astro Coast. A sign posted outside of the Detroit Bar informed patrons that the evening's performance was being filmed for Carson Daly. It seems that both the Detroit Bar and Surfer Blood we ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Paramore with Tegan and Sara Headed to Honda Center, Anaheim

    Andrew YoussefParamore frontwoman Hayley Williams at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Aug. 1, 2009The strangely paired tour of pop-rockers Paramore with indie queens Tegan and Sara hits the Honda Center in Anaheim Sept 19, concluding a summer run that starts July 23 in North Carolina. The es ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    What You Missed: Alex's Bar 10-Year Anniversary, Atreyu, the Used, the Soft Pack

    Keith MayRiverboat Gamblers goes for a ride. ​Happy birthday, Alex's Bar! For night two of their 10-Year Anniversary celebration, Alex's Bar invited Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Throw Rag, Werewolf and Riverboat Gamblers. To read more about Alex's Bar and their history, check out our Q&A with ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    What You Missed: NAMM, Boozy Floozy Burlesque, Mickey Avalon, Ducks

    Keith May​What'd you miss this weekend? On Thursday (hey, it's the new Friday, okay?), Keith May had the arduous task of visiting the Boozy Floozy Burlesque at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana. Heart-shaped pasties galore! Check out the wooooonderful photos here. 

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    January 18, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Ratt on Saturday at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: With massive rock geek fest NAMM in town, the House of Blues Anaheim wisely booked 1980s glam metal faves Ratt. In case you missed the memo, the San Diego band (or at least that's where they formed back in the '70s) is gearing up for the release of Infestation, their first album in over ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Top 10 Orange County Concerts of 2009, No. 2: Metallica, December 10, Honda Center, Anaheim

    Editor's Note: Having spent hours perusing the Heard Mentality archives for a Concert Year in Review feature running in the print issue that streets Friday, I compiled a Top 10 list of the coolest shows to come through Orange County in 2009. Here's No. 2, the first major concert I covered after land ... More >>

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    December 25, 2009

    Top 10 Orange County Concerts of 2009, No. 7: Thrice, November 25, House of Blues Anaheim

    Editor's Note: Having spent hours perusing the Heard Mentality archives for a Concert Year in Review feature running in the print issue that streets Jan. 1, I compiled a Top 10 list of the coolest shows to come through Orange County in 2009. I'm posting one per day for the rest of the year. Andrew ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Top 10 Orange County Concerts of 2009, No. 8: . Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, May 20, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine

    Editor's Note: Having spent many hours perusing the Heard Mentality archives for a Concert Year in Review feature running in the print issue that streets Jan. 1, I compiled a Top 10 list of the coolest shows to come through Orange County in 2009. I'm posting one per day for the rest of the year.   ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Over the Weekend: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with Muse, AFI at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefMuse at the Gibson Amphitheater​Click for a comprehensive slideshow of night one. Click here for photos from night two.The Hype: Seventeen bands in two nights at the cozy Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City served as the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas party for the staffers at me ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Today In Music News: Lilith Fair Is Back, White Stripes, Lil Wayne, Pixies

    Lilith Fair to return after 10-year hiatus with Tegan and Sara (Tegan and I were pals for 30-minutes once), Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and many more.The White Stripes to release a "seriously awesomely sounding" live box set March 16.Lil Wayne's rock record, Rebirth, delayed for t ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Slideshow: Morrissey at the Fox Theatre, 11/7

    Last night, Morrissey stopped by the Fox Theatre in Pomona. Moz crooned, people swooned, etc. Check out the slideshow of Morrissey in action right here. Andrew YoussefYou love me. And it's okay. ​

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    November 30, 2009

    What You Missed: Steve Aoki, Long Beach Turkey Trot, UnderGround Concert, Thunderbox, Cafe Tacvba, Julian Casablancas

    Chris VictorioSteve Aoki's birthday bash... Steve Aoki, not pictured​ Ah, yes: Collective Monday morning sadface, Orange County. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this four day weekend and we kept ourselves really, really, really busy. And we've got the photos to prove it. First, we checked out Stev ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    What You Missed: Haute Dog Howl'oween, Senior Surf Comp, Halos 'n Horns, Rob Zombie, Tiger Army

    Keith MayRuh roh.​And just like that, the greatest holiday of the year is alllll over. So what'd you do? We had another action-packed weekend, of course, with our first stop at Long Beach's adorable annual tradition, the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and Pet Adoption Fair. Dogs? Way cuter than babie ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Last, Last Night: Echo & the Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre

    Andrew Youssef​Review By: Andrew YoussefSaturday Night: Echo & The Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre (10/24/09)Better Than: Joining the sea of Tapout shirts at UFC across the street at Staples Center. (Editor's Note: Which, funny enough, we did actually cover. Heh.)A shroud of darkness covered th ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Last, Last Night: Echo & the Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre

    Andrew Youssef​Review By: Andrew YoussefSaturday Night: Echo & The Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre (10/24/09)Better Than: Joining the sea of Tapout shirts at UFC across the street at Staples Center. (Editor's Note: Which, funny enough, we did actually cover. Heh.)A shroud of darkness covered th ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Last Night: Miike Snow, Jack Penate at Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefThese masked men are Miike Snow.​Green lasers pierced the thick fog as the mercury started to rise. Bodies next to me writhed in time with the pulsating synthesizers. The euphoric combination of heat, sound and lasers bombarding the senses provided a rush similar to being in the Gobi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2009

    Slow Fall at the Fox Theater?

    Andrew Youssef​Since reopening this past May with a show from Gogol Bordello, the Fox Theater in downtown Pomona has continually impressed by netting top-flight shows: Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, Girl Talk, Ween, Cake, Marilyn Manson. After tonight's Paramore (picture ... More >>

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    September 29, 2009

    Kobe Bryant Breakfast Time!

    Andrew Youssef​While recently eating wonderful baked beans at the Olde Ship, the following conversation happened with a nice chap:Him: So I saw Kobe Bryant getting breakfast at [RESTAURANT].Me: Why would he drive so far? I thought he lived in Newport Coast.Him: It's not that far! Typical Anaheim g ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Last Night: Nine Inch Nails, Health at the Fonda

    Chris VictorioDon't be fooled. This picture is from the Hollywood Pallaidum on Sept. 3!​Last Night: Nine Inch Nails, Health, at the Music Box at the Fonda, Los Angeles; September 8, 2009.Better Than: The two previous Los Angeles "Wave Goodbye" shows at the Hollywood Palladium and the Echoplex, if ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Lisk Fest

    Oak Canyon Park

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    July 20, 2009

    What You Missed: Joan Jett, Wild West Costume Party, Volcom Fashion Show, ALL & Big Drill Car, OC Mud Run

    Keith MayAmerican Apparel approvedWho hates summer as much as we do? What? No one? Sure there's always tons of things going on every day and every weekend during these warmer months--but you're also moist like, the whole time. Or is that just us?We had a full weekend, as always. And it was so full i ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009

    Preliminary Lineup for Liskfest 2009!

    Last October, Liskfest debuted in Orange County, with bands like Death By Stereo (pictured), Strung Out, the Vandals and Gorilla Biscuits playing a hardcore/metal festival in Oak Canyon Ranch founded by Affliction global marketing director Chris Lisk. And guess what? It's happening again!Same Irvine ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Weenie Roast Lineup Announced: Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon

    Andrew YoussefThe full lineup for KROQ's annual Weenie Roast show was released today, a whopping TWELVE DAYS! before the show itself. Seems kinda quick, right? Oh well. It still looks like a pretty good show, headlined by Weezer and Jimmy Eat World (pictured)--they toured together in 2001!--Kings of ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    (Definitely Not) Live From Coachella: Good times, but no new finds

    Well, here we are again. Monday....ew. But for those of you who came along for the ride at Coachella 2009, the memories are probably still cycling around in your brain somewhere. Otherwise, you'd probably be getting some work done instead of trolling the internet looking for the next Albert Ching bl ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    NAMM Stories: Reports From the Frontlines

    Photo by Andrew YoussefBY RYAN RITCHIEApparently, scoring a ticket to the NAMM show is like the hair farmer version of acceptance into Disneyland's Club 33. Just ask my friend Brian, who was turned away from the event on Saturday even though I pleaded with the press people using my otherwise indefen ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXIII

    This weekend Gustavo Arellano sharpened his writing pen and wrote a post calling-out historian Chris Jepsen for not referencing his pieces on a historical blog. Alex Brant-Zawadzki reported (again) on the continuing construction cost climb on estimates for the 241 Toll Road through Tressles. Been ... More >>

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