Iggy and The Stooges? The Offspring? Yep, those are your two big names that will be headlining this year's Ink-N-Iron festival, which will once again take the Queen Mary by storm. Taking place June 7-9 on both the ship itself and the adjacent park, the festival will feature some freakin' badass grou ... More >>
What better night to throw a hardcore punk/metal show than on Super Bowl Sunday, a night when many people are already drunk by 6 p.m. The Constellation Room inside the Observatory was crowded to full capacity last night for a raging concert featuring the Cro Mags. The concert was presented by the P ... More >>
Known as one of the most political and hard working punk bands since their inception back in 1978, punk rockers D.O.A. announced that they'll be calling it quits after their upcoming, final run of tour dates. One of those select shows lands them at The Observatory on Friday, Feb. 1.
Beginning with ... More >>
This week ,we got the chance to snag an interview with Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer to talk about the survival story of the legendary hardcore outfit who just put out a new album. Read the full story here. Of course we got a change to branch into other topics including a pretty revealing rant a ... More >>
By: Alex DistefanoBad BrainsThe ObservatoryNovember 29, 2012The drizzle, and typical wet weather related traffic didn't stop the crowd, both old and young, from showing up at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Thursday night, to catch the legendary Bad Brains, a seminal hardcore punk band formed over t ... More >>
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares?
Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
Emily ShurColin Frangicetto, far leftCirca Survive is co-headlining at tattoo and music festival MusINK, at the OC Fairgrounds this Saturday (along with Thrice, interviewed in this week's print edition). In keeping with the theme, guitarist Colin Frangicetto sent over a couple of photos of ... More >>
Jimi HendrixFebruary is Black History Month, and we felt it the perfect time to do one of our patented lists. Today, we are naming Top Ten Rockin'-est songs by black artists. As much as white artists get criticized for performing "black" genres like R&B, hip-hop and blues, many black artists ... More >>
Sex PistolsSometimes you just need to get riled up on a Monday morning. To that end, we made you a classic punk mixtape to shake off the haze of the weekend and start the new week off right. Valentine's Day be damned; break out the boots and safety pins! The mixtape spans the original Spirit o ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhat'd you do this weekend? Or, more importantly, what'd you miss this weekend? We headed out to Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor to see people hurl themselves into the ocean in an attempt to fly for Red Bull Flugtag. Later that night, we hopped over to Downtown Santa Ana ... More >>
This week, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the Bad Brains show at the House of Blues in Anaheim and 10 pairs of tickets to OC Weekly's Locally Grown series at the Grove of Anaheim that includes OC's indie rock elite--the Union Line, The Colourist, Yellow Red Sparks and Moonshine & the ... More >>
TKO Records in Fountain Valley
is mainly known as the label that launched punk bands like Cock Sparrer, Nazi Dogs, and the Crumbs. However, in October 2007
they decided to open their own shop that specializes in rare and
collectable punk-rock vinyl. The store doesn't only stock their shelves
with pu ... More >>
Bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh are hitting the stage as Sublime, just like they did in February. But unlike the previous gig, held at some tiny Mexican restaurant in a Nevada town no one's ever heard of, this show is actually pretty big.It's part of Cypress Hill's Smokeout, a gathering ... More >>
I'm bailing for Vegas today and that got me thinking about the idea of leaving. Then I remembered a strange cover version of the Bad Brains song "Leaving Babylon" a week ago. I was in the gardening department at Big Lots (does Big Lots have "departments?") when I heard an acoustic guitar strumming s ... More >>
As much as some people might hate me for saying this, I've always thought of The Adicts as the U2 of the punk world. One, they have always had an established look about them (though I doubt Bono would ever have the balls to rock the joker make-up like Keith "Monkey" Warren). Two, they're live perfor ... More >>
Better Than: Pretty much any other concert you could have gone to last night.In the canon of legendary punk bands, it is pretty much impossible to fuck with the furious, dred-wielding four piece that is Bad Brains. And for hoards of die-hard O.C. punks young and old, a chance to see them in action ... More >>
Every week, more shows from old punk bands are announced. It's uncanny.
NOFX, Feb. 19 at the Grove of Anaheim
On sale: Noon Friday, Oct. 31 ($20)
Veteran punk band fronted by the irascible Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords. He also founded the Rock Against Bush effort in 2004, so he must be prett ... More >>
This weekend, we're giving away ten pairs of tix, lovely readers.
Five are for the Supersuckers Punk Rock Karaoke show on Wed, September 19, at the Anaheim House Of Blues.
The other five are for Bad Brains Whole Wheat Bread at the same venue on Tue, September 25.
To score a pair, email: ocpro ... More >>