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  • News

    October 10, 2013
  • Calendar

    April 4, 2013

    Anuhea

    The Constellation Room

  • Columns

    December 27, 2012

    How Can I Get My Mexican Neighbor to Turn His Music Down?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And a special gracias from your favorite Mexican!

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rusko Talks About Bringing UK Dubstep to Cali and Shares His New EP for Free

    Born Christopher Mercer, the English 27 year-old dubstep king better known as Rusko announced that his new EP titled Kapow will be released on his website via Rusko Recordings this Sunday November 4th for free with an iTunes release on November 6th. Currently on a three-month tour to promote the EP, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2012

    Radical Something

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Emblem3 Talk About X Factor, Trying to Avoid Being Labeled a Boy Band

    Last week, OC represented itself in the world of reality show contests yet again thanks to a teenage trio called Emblem3 who took the stage on Fox's the X Factor for a live audition. The Huntington Beach group, featuring Drew Chadwick, 19, and brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg (18 and 15 res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Punk Rockers Rise Against Set Honda Center Live Date

    Good news for punk rockers here in OC: Chicago's Rise Against will be playing the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, September 29 as part of a month-long North American tour. In April, the band released an EP, Satellite, exclusively through iTunes. Openers for the tour include Gaslight Anthem an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    3hree Things: On Meshuggah's New Album, Koloss

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ If I were to have made a Most Anticipated Albums of 2012, Meshuggah's Koloss would have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    VIDEO: Drag Queens Make a Hilarious Commercial For Chick-Fil-A

    ​Boycotts, protests, petitions--eh. It's now clear that those wanting to bring attention to Chick-Fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance have been going about it all wrong.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    The Beatles' 1 album Is Available As Ringtones...Why Now?

    ​File this under "if everybody else is doing it, we may as well be doing it as well." After years of resistance, the Beatles have finally given into the temptation (or have adapted to the times) and have allowed the songs of their #1 album to be sold as ring tones. Though this would have been in n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Nacional Records 24 Song Giveaway!

    ​ Looking back on 2011, I posted my top five hip-hop albums of the year for Heard Mentality readers to check out. Had the scope been broader to include more albums and different genres, I definitely would have shown love to a lot of artists featured on Nacional Records most recent iTunes download ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    This Week In Food: The Racist Chinese Restaurant in Dubai, The Holiday Bruxie and Eating Baby Jesus

    Channel4.com via Riverfront Times​A very merry Christmas to you and yours from us here at OC Weekly! Enjoy all of the highlights from Stick A Fork In It this week in this blog entry and we'll see you after the holidays!

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    3hree Things: My 12 Favorite Albums Of 2011, Vol. 2 of 4

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Read the archives here. ​ Last week, I said I'd probably rearrange this list every time I took a look a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    iTunes, Wired Love Our 'Best of . . .' App, They Really Do!

    Have you downloaded it yet?​You know how we're doing all these Ten Great lists of different local faves (pizza, tacos, etc.) under the "Best of Best of Best of!" category? It's for more than cheap hits--we're slowly trotting out our Best Of . . . app for smart phones and the like, which group toge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Google Music Store Rivaling iTunes Expected To Be Unveiled This Afternoon

    ​Google is expected to unveil a new online music store featuring songs from three of the world's four biggest music companies today, according to reports.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kanye West Jay Z = The Throne: They're a Hip-Hop Supergroup About to Go on Tour

    ​Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne. It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Reassemble/Reappear' by Copia

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Viva la Internet: Albumlinernotes.com

    ​Gosh, how great is the internet for music geeks? As if YouTube Wikipedia wasn't enough to research virtually any band that mattered, there's also other great database-y sources like Allmusic.com and last.fm. And now there's this: Albumlinernotes.com. Here, site contributors have transcribed ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Mid Year Music Sales Numbers Are In--and Up

    ​Nielsen Soundscan's mid-year numbers are in, and despite the economic doom and gloom being reported by news outlets across the land, it would seem Americans have a lot to be optimistic about. Soundscan is the music industry's data information service and tracks sales at the point of purchase. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Lil B Sneakily Announces 'I'm Gay' Album Release via Twitter

    ​No fanfare, no media hype, nothing but a  few announcements under 140 characters. Last night Lil B released the album titled I'm Gay on iTunes, calling it a "historical project" and endorsing fans to "be the first!" on Twitter.  We supposed it is historical; after the Berkeley-born rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Clean-Sounding Dave Green of the Filthy Souls

    ​Dave Green of the Brit band the Filthy Souls is performing at the House of Blues in Anaheim tomorrow; he talks to OC Weekly about what his performance is like without the band and working with Bishop Lamont.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Friday' by Rebecca Black from Anaheim Hills

    ​Rebecca Black "Friday" Ark Music FactoryDon't give us that look--who could be better for a Beat Blvd. entry? She's totally local (from Anaheim Hills), she's got a new release, and let's face it, if everyone isn't actually talking about her, the fact that you're reading this via the Net means th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Local Record Review: Her Voice Remains

    ​Her Voice RemainsFifty FathomsOCR RecordsWhen Her Voice Remains appear this Sunday opening for Peter Murphy at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, on the one hand it'll be an expected enough spot for a SoCal night out: local band with a taste for darker clothing and musical moods appearing on a bill feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Local Record Review: Her Voice Remains

    ​Her Voice RemainsFifty FathomsOCR RecordsWhen Her Voice Remains appear this Sunday opening for Peter Murphy at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, on the one hand it'll be an expected enough spot for a SoCal night out: local band with a taste for darker clothing and musical moods appearing on a bill feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Local Record Review: Roosterhead's 'Yo (What's Up?)' From Huntington Beach

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife

    But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Thank 7-Eleven for Chicano Music Heaven?

    7-Eleven: A one-stop shop for all your Chicano music needs!​Record stores in OC have been in decline this past decade. Tower Records is long gone and the block of the Virgin Megastore in Orange is a fleeting memory--but it's still forever captured in the Sasha Baren Cohen movie Borat. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Ten Most WTF Music Stories of 2010

    ​We twittered, shared and reposted all these stories ad nauseum in 2010--for a good reason. This year, trashy viral videos made more of an impact than the Grammys, and Antoine Dodson was more memorable than Beatles songs finally getting on iTunes. So the line  blurring of talent and fame is m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Local Record Review: Jeramiah Red

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    The Anti-iTunes Stand: Why AC/DC, Kid Rock and Garth Brooks are Still Holdouts

    ​Seriously, we thought iTunes was going to announce something really cool today, but all it was, is that the Beatles are finally on iTunes. Ho-hum, maybe. You might think, who on earth is going to download the White Album in a new format AGAIN?  Well, a ton of people, apparently. After all, T ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 14, 2010

    E-Fame and E-Fortune: E-Fun, But Also E-Weird

    [Trendzilla] Some of us are glad our teenage fashion choices aren't cached somewhere forever

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Run and Tell That--'Bed Intruder Song' Hit Billboard's Hot 100

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Antoine-Dodson/​Last week, Antoine Dodson's Autotuned remix by the Gregory Brothers surprised us when it hit No. 3 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart. This week? The "Bed Intruder Song" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 89, almost exclusively from download sa ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Weezer and Antoine Dodson . . .

    [Mental Notes] . . .Top our list of Reasons We Love the Internet

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Finally--the 88 Have a New Album (it's Eponymous)!

    ​Aw, we've missed the 88. It seems that recently, we've heard these makers of glorious pop songs more on TV than on the radio (betcha didn't know they performed Community's theme song!). But now that we know that their latest, THE 88 (on 88 Records, via Rocket Science), will be out Sept. 14 on iT ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'Hope for Haiti,' Justin Timberlake with Matt Morris, Caribou, Devo, Erykah Badu

    "Hope for Haiti" sets record with $58 million raised (and counting); album goes No. 1 on iTunes. Clip is of Justin Timberlake covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with singer-songwriter Matt Morris, who recently released his Timberlake-produced disc When Everything Breaks Open.   Electronic maven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Video: 'Happy New Year,' ABBA

    I never cared foe ABBA until a couple years ago when a copy editor who made all my writing much better--and became a close friend--turned me on to their music. I'm still no diehard. And I passed on Mamma Mia! But I do have a bunch of their songs on my iTunes these days and enjoy quite a few. Actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    On Blast record available at iTunes

    Long Beach's On Blast recorded a full-length album a few months ago. I was one of the lucky ones to get a copy and right away I knew it was good. I also knew if the songs got to the people, the band would have a pretty good chance at making some waves. Well, people, here's your chance.The 12 songs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    On Blast record available at iTunes

    Long Beach's On Blast recorded a full-length album a few months ago. I was one of the lucky ones to get a copy and right away I knew it was good. I also knew if the songs got to the people, the band would have a pretty good chance at making some waves. Well, people, here's your chance.The 12 songs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Today: New Lady Sovereign

    Yes, more Lady Sovereign news from me. Why? Because she rules. That's why.Her latest disc is called Jigsaw and it's out today. You can buy it at these things called record stores or do what everyone else in 2009 does and get it at iTunes. Either way, I'm pretty sure the songs are the same.The first ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    New Digital-Only Japanese Motors EP Released Today

    Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors have been as popular lately as the Octomom has been unpopular, selling out theaters across the country with their sweet opening gig on Modest Mouse's current tour. They continue their momentum today with a new digital-only EP, Perception of Reality, available now on iTun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Stephen Colbert on This Fall's New Albums

    From last night's "Colbert Report": Stephen takes on Evolver by John Legend, That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy by Toby Keith, and of course, the once-elusive, now-ubiquitous Chinese Democracy. Sure, it's just a thinly veiled plug for his Christmas special on Sunday, but it's worth it for the iTunes cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Matt Costa on Morning Becomes Eclectic

    Huntington Beach's Matt Costa will be performing live on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" today at 11:15 a.m. Tune in to 89.9 FM, or if you're stuck at work, you can listen online at kcrw.com. For iTunes users—aren't we all?—there's a link embedded in the "Radio" section of iTunes. Costa wil ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Aural Reports

    21st-Century Java Man: Chuck Daar's diverse music has a caffeinated mind of its own

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    MP3 the Easy Way

    Indie music retail gains momentum online

  • Culture

    April 27, 2006

    Trendzilla

    Pogs? Are back?

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2006

    more new music, shows next week, shotgunning beers

    acting on a tip from my very good pal harris (all-around sexy kid and one-half of local up-and-comers senior recreation), i purchased kelley stoltz's below the branches off iTunes about 25 minutes ago (having made an unrelated purchase of guided by voices' bee thousand--i lost my old copy--15 minute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2006

    new music, yacht rock and peep surgery

    recent experiments in listening to the same songs over and over and over (and over) again have proven that the following songs have pay little (to no) heed to the law of diminishing returns (which i actually know nothing about, having slept through an entire semester of a.p. economics in high school ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 24, 2005
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