Avril Lavigne

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Welcome to Doheny Saloon, Where There's a Two-Teeth Minimum

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby stumbles into the dive bar scene every week to find c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Spice Girls Fan Art That Is Just Awful

    Media outlets were quick--perhaps a little too quick--to announce the Spice Girls would be touring with the Backstreet Boys this spring, but that is not entirely true. The Backstreet Boys will be embarking on a North American and Canadian tour with Avril Lavigne, but the Spice Girls aren't on the bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Blondie Fan Art You Really Must Own

    Debbie Harry has inspired hoards of front-women to embrace their inner (and outer) blonde bombshell. Harry's iconic looks from the 70s and 80s still inspire contemporary fashion; and not surprisingly, people try to profit on her 'Blondie' image. Harry is still a fierce force, producing new material ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Five Worst British Import Bands

    ​ By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Most Annoying Songs Of 2011

    ​As I mentioned once before, there's a shitload of really, really bad and annoying music out there. The music released in 2011 is no exception (No hate to Kreayshawn, but "Gucci Gucci," anyone?). Whether it's overexposure, repetition, or just a terrible melody, each of the songs below are some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse: The Top Five Songs About Drinking

    ​When it was announced that the princess of  R&B and soul died last Saturday, hordes of celebrities and fans alike took to the internet to express their condolences to Amy Winehouse's family. And later, when rumors surfaced linking her death to her infamous love of alcohol (cause of d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011

    Liz Phair

    Coach House

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Lady Gaga Coming to OC

    [Mental Notes] Also, Josh Freese fills in with Paramore and WAR remembers Teena Marie

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Josh Freese to Fill in For Paramore's South American Tour

    Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. ​According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Multiple Sounds for MS Benefit at the Yost

    [Mental Notes] Also: the New Limb's homey debut, Coachella's late-night special

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith, New Rufus Wainwright Album, Axl Rose, Against Me!

    "Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith: Whose Alice Song Is Better?" asks BeatCrave, in regard to tracks off the new Alice in Wonderland soundtrack for the Tim Burton-helmed remake out March 5. Lavigne penned "Alice (Underground)." Smith's "Very Good Advice" is a very cool cover of a number from the 1951 D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'Alice in Wonderland' Soundtrack, Slash, the Beatles, Mos Def

    Soundtrack for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland remake starring Johnny Depp to feature Wolfmother, Franz Ferdinand, Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz, Owl City, Avril Lavigne and many more.Slash claims to have turned down "seven, eight digit kinds" of money to reunite with Guns N' Roses.Actors being cast ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 1, 2009
  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    TONIGHT: Bamboozle's Hoodwink at House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Bamboozle Left festival is this weekend--as I was reminded of when I came into the office this morning, since I was greeted with a hat (yes, hat) full of candy from Wonka, one of their sponsors--but before things get started on Saturday and Sunday, tonight there's the "Bamboozle's Hoodwink" at t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2008

    Reg-O-Meter© -- Week Ending May 3

    ●We’ll dispense with the usual rundown of all things eye-rollingly wretched in the Reggie this week—our way of being nice, what with the new round of departures at OC’s largest-circ fishwrap just announced. So we won’t even get into that intellectually-challenging poll where the Reggie ask ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 7, 2008

    [Game On] Auto Erotica

    Car lovers find a new flame in Burnout Paradise

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Power-puffy Grrrls

    Puffy AmiYumi Go Butch (Walker), Rock Harder, Stay Cute

  • Culture

    September 6, 2007

    Game On

    Getting Medieval: Two Worlds sends next-gen RPGs back to the Dark Ages

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007

    Improve Your (Instant) Karma

    Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (released June 12 by Warner Bros.) is a two-CD set of rich, famous musicians covering John Lennon songs that will raise funds to help the ravaged civilians of Sudan. It is worth the mild pain you'll experience to donate money to this ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2007



  • Columns

    May 3, 2007


    'You reduce yourselves to the blogs of housewives with a useless degree in art or literature when you write such cleverly worded nothingness. Fuck you'

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    The Worst Damn Thing

    Why Avril Lavigne is harmful to modern girldom

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Now Playing

    Alpha Dog, Borat, Charlotte's Web

  • Film

    December 14, 2006

    New Reviews

    Charlottes Web, Eragon

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Ashlees Jam

    Down the Rabbit Hole of the Simpson Larynx

  • Music

    December 2, 2004
  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Pepperland Music

    Top 10 selling records from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

  • Music

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Who's Your Daddy

    Hey, since your countrys ruling over mine, can I rule over yours?

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Life Aint Phair

    Liz Phair joins a sorority

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    The Song Remained the Same

    The Ramones didnt wanna grow up

  • Music

    February 27, 2003
  • Columns

    February 27, 2003
  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Sonic Splendor

    Start-up KUOL brings more local rock to the airwaves

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Maple Leaf Rag

    Blame Canada for the Tragically Hip