[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 >>
Over the past few weeks, if you work in and around the so-called music biz, you've received hundreds of incessant emails about the shit show down in Austin called South-by-Southwest. As tens of thousands of people descend upon the city, everyone and their sister are going to try to check out as many ... More >>
On leap year day (Feb. 29), the Glass House announced via Facebook that they were hosting six secret shows, with most onsales set for March 9 and 16. Well, now we know what they are! Here's the list of not-secret-anymore shows: April 11 Arctic Monkeys (on sale Mar. 16) April 12 ... More >>
Perpetually touring party-bros Pepper celebrated a decade on the road this year. The rock-reggae trio has carved a nice niche for itself on the traveling summer festival scene, amassing a healthy following of Sublime/311-aligned concertgoers since leaving Hawaii's big island in 2001. A meld of fr ... More >>
BBCUPDATE, August 10, 2011, 2:41 p.m.: Sony issued a statement today regarding its plans following Monday's disastrous warehouse fire set by London looters which destroyed significant quantities of independent label merchandise. According to the statement, the company is operating from a new co ... More >>
Beacon Radio (Creative Commons NC)Watching footage of the UK riots has been shocking, scary and difficult, but the British have a history of taking to the streets in times of social upheaval as an act of defiance. The proof is in songs by its musicians: everyone from the Clash to Morrissey to Mot ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Arctic Monkeys performed at the Fox Theater Pomona on June 2, 2011. Click here to see more images! We've pulled together the very best concert shots from June 2011 for your viewing pleasure. After the jump: Awesome pictures from Peter Bjorn & John, Weenie Roast ... More >>
LA trio Falling Still create straightforward rock that evoke '90s grunge. Playing at the Juke Joint in Anaheim tomorrow, we talked to them about upcoming projects, moving from Akron, Ohio and what OC is like to them.
Myspace.comSan Diego-based drone-pop duo Crocodiles--comprised of Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell (and sometimes accompanied by three other members)--met as teenagers in their local punk scene about 10 years ago. They became best friends and put out their debut album, Summer of Hate (Fat Possu ... More >>
Capital T, small vWhen Dutch techno-trance DJ/producer Sander van Doorn played Code in Newport Beach last October, the usually civil Thursday house night was so rammed (as van Doorn would say), promoters Giant had to turn people away.
A weird band name usually has one of two effects on the average, unsuspecting music buff. Either A: You hear it once and burst out laughing, and think, "They can't possibly be any good," and never give it another thought; or B: you still laugh, but you think, "They can't possibly be any good--or ... More >>
Last Night: The Kooks and The Whigs at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Oct. 27, 2008.
Better Than: Joining the fledgling Modern Whig Party. William Henry Harrison, they ain't!
Download: This Kooks cover of "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John from early this year.
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Abstract Workshop's flagship rapper Jud Nester debuts magic track "U Shoulda Seen Her On Myspace" at #4 (!) on this week's Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart way above other new singles by Young Jeezy (#17) and Eminem/50 Cent/Lloyd Banks/Cashis (#26) and Fat Joe (#36)! Plus Jud come ... More >>
..for honorable nominations in this year's Plug Awards. Wha Plug? Indie backpatters sez:
PLUG is different from all of the institutional accolades for the music industry – the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, GRAMMY Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Music Award ... More >>