Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Tuesday, April 1 School Boy Q The Observatory Remember when Kendrick Lamar played the Glass House? And Kanye played the Galaxy? Maybe you should make it a point to go see Top Dawg/Black Hippy's Schoolboy Q--with ferocious Long B ... More >>
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City National Grove of Anaheim
If you caught the lackluster Carell/Buscemi/Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone since it opened last weekend, you've quickly become well-acquainted with Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World" if you didn't know the song already. The folky tune is utilized repeatedly in Burt Wonderstone as ... More >>
TV-music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas talks about small bands making big dollars in primetime
In yet another case of "gone too soon," Major Harris, who helped popularize the funky sounds of "Philadelphia soul," died November 9th at the age of 65 from congestive heart and lung failure. Lending his vocals to groups like The Teenagers and Nat Turner's Rebellion, Harris was probably best known f ... More >>
Tonight, rapper Asher Roth plays the Yost Theater. In the almost-four years since his single "I Love College" propelled him into regular radio rotation, he and his legacy have gone under a particularly curious metamorphosis. Like him or not, his celebration of the white-stoner millennial lifestyle w ... More >>
See Also:*Kottonmouth Kings' Pakelika DiesFrom Health Complications* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexThis month marks a bittersweet moment for Placentia's psychedelic, tattooed hip-hop hybrid band Kottonmouth Kings. Having just r ... More >>
If you have ears then you've probably heard the Tyga song off of his second album Careless World: Rise of the Last King called "Rack City." Not only has it soared its way up the Billboard 100 charts (it currently sits at #15), it has spawned a slew of awesome remixes and covers. Our friend Glynn ... More >>
Children of the '80s unite! British hard rockers Def Leppard announced that they'll be hitting the road along with Poison and Lita Ford this summer, including a June 22 date at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre. The band that's best known for hit singles like "Photograph," "Pour Some Sugar On Me ... More >>
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.I'm not gonna lie. I didn't spend my formative years as a music listener (late-80's/earl ... More >>
Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with dubstep sensation Rusko, and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.
Well, duh. According to the New York Times, a study of pop song lyrics showed not only that messages about sex not only go to the top of the charts, but also sell better. In a study by the State University of New York in Albany, they found that messages of procreation in country music and t ... More >>
Despite a hard and fast rise to fame, all they want to do is make timelesss music
Happy birthday, "Wannabe!" You are now officially making me feel really, really old. Here's the history of the song as per Wikipedia: "Wannabe" was written in 30 minutes--mainly because the group had already written parts of the song beforehand--in what member Melanie Brown describes as a ... More >>
Lousy album cover aside, Lady Gaga's sophomore release Born This Way sold 1.1 million copies in its first week and is No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the biggest since 50 Cent's The Massacre.
Far East MovementIt's not enough that our boys from Far East Movement have been rockin' the No. 1 spot on Billboard and iTunes for weeks now; they're also getting remixed by big names such as 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia.
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 >>
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"Tony [Kanal] and Gwen [Stefani] are rocking the synth. Our little studio is warm and candlelit, above the glowing city," Tweets No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont.Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake and Blink-182's Travis Barker "in a special performance ... added to stellar Grammy lineup!" reads the Tweet. Hope ... More >>
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"George Clooney says the 'Hope for Haiti' benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys," reports Billboard.com."Coldplay, Blink, Bloc Party Call for Haiti Relief," reports Spin.com"Joan Baez kicks of ... More >>
Lady Gaga steals thunder from Madonna again, honored by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.Final Johnny Cash/Rick Rubin collaboration--featuring another batch of intriguing covers--due out Feb. 26.LA's sexiest robot, ah, pop singer, Ke$ha, knocks out Susan Boyle to top Billboard 200.Vam ... More >>
LA party girl Kesha--or Ke$ha if you're cool like that--tops Billboard 100 with her raunchy, robot single "TiK Tok." She's first female to have debut single go No. 1 since Lady Gaga.Speaking of pop tart chart-toppers, Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream remains No. 1 on Billboard 200 for fifth consecuti ... More >>
Effeminate-voiced Anthony Green--what? the dude sings like a lady--either likes to work with many different people or is a total dick who doesn't play well with others. Back around 2003 the Pennsylvanian moved here and fronted Saosin, which he named, according to our recent story on the band, befor ... More >>
The White Stripes unveil trailer--click above--for upcoming tour doc Under Great White Northern Lights and release new song "Let's Shake Hands."Long Beach-based Cold War Kids talk to Billboard about new EP Behave Yourself. It drops January 19 but we have been totally rocking it out for the past ... More >>
Crazy Courtney Love tries to win back daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, by insulting her on Facebook. It's official: John Frusciante has again quit Red Hot Chili Peppers: "my musical interests have led me in a different direction."Even Morrissey admits that his rarities collection Swords sucks.One mo ... More >>
The Coach House
Jamie Foxx, leave something for the rest of us. He can act, he can tell jokes, he can sing the hooks of smash-hit Kanye West tunes, and now he's got his own solo career going, too. His third studio album, Intuition (not to be confused with the Jewel song of the same name, not that anyone would), cam ... More >>
If hit songs and record sales are any indication (and uh...they are) the Offspring may very well be the most successful Orange County band of all time. Latest album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace spawned "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid," one of their biggest hits ever (11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard moder ... More >>
It's, apparently, radio station concert season--tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine is KIIS-FM's Wango Tango show, featuring pop luminaries as illustrious as Kelly Clarkson herself (pictured); next Saturday at the same venue is the Weezer-fronted KROQ Weenie Roast.The Black Eyed Peas ... More >>
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And Southside and the Yardbirds are kickin!