Arctic Monkeys

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Best and Worst of Outside Lands 2014

    Now in its seventh edition, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival has become a reliable, regular staple on the summer festival calendar. Though it's not quite in the same stratosphere of Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, OSL has its own distinct quirks that reflect its Northern California home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Six Awful Songs With Incredible Intros

    Some people just know how to hook you, right? Say you're browsing an online dating profile and someone catches your eye. Witty one-liners, cute smirks, maybe something cryptic like a tattoo of Josef Stalin eating a hot dog. Their linked Tumblr page shows they have an active interest in occult medici ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013

    Sleepy Sun

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    SXSW Sucks. Here's Why

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Young the Giant Are OC's Next Great Band

    The Irvine's quintet are house-hunting, but not ready to leave us just yet

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012

    Arctic Monkeys

    Glass House

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Refused, Arctic Monkeys, tUnE-yArDs, Explosions in the Sky All Playing Glass House Secret Shows in April

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Pepper (the Band) Talks Favorite Strains, Skunk Baxter and Being the Old Guys on the Warped Tour and

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    [UPDATE With Comment From Polyvinyl Owner Matt Lunsford]: Rioters Torch Sony Warehouse and Burn Many UK and Ireland Record Stocks to the Ground

    BBC​UPDATE, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Ten Songs That Foreshadowed the 2011 UK Riots

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    June 2011: Best Concert Shots

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Falling Still: 'Orange County is Kind of Mid-Westy'

    ​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.

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011

    Arctic Monkeys

    Fox Theater Pomona

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: We're Giving Away Two Pairs of Tickets to See Crocodiles​San 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Sander van Doorn to En-Trance Sutra Tomorrow

    Capital T, small v​When 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.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Five Good Reasons to Get Acquainted with Mr. Gnome

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Last Night: The Kooks, The Whigs at the House of Blues

    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. I'm not an eavesdropper in gener ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Atoned and Re-throned

    Jesus and Mary Chain resurrect the rock

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Independence Day

    Ten great CDs that will blow you away no matter your definition

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    U Shoulda Seen Him On Billboard!

    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 comes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Congrats To KUCI And Cold War Kids...

    ..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 >>

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Blog Bands

    The Spinto Band

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Get Out!

    July 20 - July 27: Sue Me Baby