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    October 17, 2014

    Hozier - Immanuel Presbyterian Church - October 16, 2014

    Hozier Immanuel Presbyterian Church 10/16/14 Andrew Hozier-Byrne took me to church last night. (There, I got that out of the way.) Cheesy as it may seem, it made perfect sense that the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Ireland would perform a sold-out show in a house of worship. After all, his s ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014
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    April 7, 2014

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Tuesday, April 8 Foster the People Fox Theater Pomona Remember when Foster The People were doing a Detroit Bar residency basically during the week or two they suddenly got internationally famous? If not, you can go watch the vide ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Purple Rain

    Regency South Coast Village

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    October 31, 2013

    Lisa Marie Presley

    The Coach House

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    August 8, 2013

    Rebelution Are Reggae Zen Masters

    Eric Rachmany and his Santa Barbara outfit thrive on balance and groove in more ways than one

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    April 9, 2013

    Kid Rock Drops Rhymes and Prices For Summer Tour

    As the ever increasing cost of living continues to careen down the highway dragging the corpse of the American dream along the crumbling asphalt, white trash superstar Kid Rock is sparking a revolution. The Detroit-born rapper-turned-rocker, known for such gems as "Bah Wit Da Bah" and "American Bada ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013

    Finch Get Fired Up Again

    The post-hardcore outfit reunites for the 10th anniversary of their album 'What It Is to Burn'

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    January 31, 2013

    Testament May Have Black Hearts, But They Still Bleed

    Most of us are trained to think of thrash metal as pure, self-indulgent destruction in sonic form. Whether we're absorbing deafening, indecipherable screams, relentless guitar shredding, or the savagery of Tommy-gun drum fills, the objective is an all-out assault on your ears. So it's clear a band s ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, January 22 Cat Power The Observatory No, it's not a feline liberation movement (although that would be rad), but rather the on-going musical project of singer/songwriter Chan Marshall that spans the musical spectrum from punk and folk to blues and electronica. Known for her unconventional ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Coachella "Leaks," Confirmations and Rumors

    It's almost crunch time and Coachella line-up announcements should come about at the end of the month. Yet, this still leaves a couple of weeks of fake-line up posters, rumors, speculation and "leaks" to go around the internet and spread like wildfire. Remember when we could buy tickets at the door ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Top Five Best Rap Songs to Help You Prepare for the Apocalypse

    We're only a few short days away from December 21st, 2012. For years, many have speculated that the Mayans predicted on this date, the world will end. We at the Weekly are somewhat divided on the topic, but when it comes to the end of the world, it's much better to be safe than sorry. That in mind, ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    What to Look for in Rage Against the Machine's 20th Anniversary Box Set

    On November 10, 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut assault of rap-rock radicalism upon the music world. Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford combined their collective talents together as the Epic release would eventually peak at No. 1 on the Billbo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012

    Will 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Career Outlast Us All?

    The godfather of goofy parodies could very well be here until the apocalypse, or the 'Alpocalypse'

  • Music

    July 26, 2012

    Reel Big Fish Keep Skanking for Good Times' Sake

    Their sunny, Huntington Beach-bred ska endures with 'Candy Coated Fury'

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    July 16, 2012

    Top Five Movie Soundtracks Made By Handpicked Rockstars

    When a film is made, part of the main process of getting the soundtrack together is finding the right musician's to play for the album. Sometimes it's a single song or it is an entire soundtrack. These top five albums made for a movie by handpicked musicians have been, for the most part, nominated ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Adele And Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!

    In a piece of data that may have gone unnoticed due to the holiday, SoundScan announced the leading album and singles for the year so far. And while it might not be surprising considering their songs are literally everywhere, Adele and Gotye are leading the pack on the strength of songs that, frankl ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Testament Guitarist Endorses Obama After Dave Mustaine Picks Santorum

    ​Last week, metalheads across the country shook their heads in disgust when they found out that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine endorsed Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. In Music Radar, Mustaine said, "I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Five Local Bands Who Should Be Huge in 2012

    ​Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Rebecca Black Is 2011's Most-Searched Subject on Google

    ​The most-searched subject on Google for 2011 was not Steve Jobs, nor Casey Anthony. Occupy Wall Street? Psh. Didn't even make the list. According to the Google Zeitgeist, the device that tracks how often something is searched and how fast the search catches speed, the OC's very own Rebecca ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Russell Simmons Defends Jay-Z Selling 'Occupy All Streets' T-Shirts That Won't Actually Benefit #OWS

    ​The controversy surrounding the Occupy Wall Street movement has hit the fashion world, thanks to a controversial T-shirt that was supposed to be released by hip-hop artist and clothing designer Jay-Z.

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    August 12, 2011

    Manny Pacquiao's Love Ballad Hits The Charts

    ​Manny Pacquiao can knock a dude out, but can he hit falsetto? The Filipino boxing champ and congressman has long moonlighted as an amateur crooner--check out these five YouTube videos--but now he's turning his passion into a full-fledged third career. This week, his single, "Sometimes When W ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Top Five Rappers in Movies

    ​Making it big on the big screen is rough. Judging by the forgettable attempts by the cast of Friends--sans Jennifer Aniston, whose most memorable roles involve playing some semi-neurotic version of herself in intellectually-gutted rom coms--transitioning to movies isn't made any easier through su ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011


    Honda Center

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    June 22, 2011

    Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever

    ​I bet seeing Chuck D's photo below the headline "Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever" almost made you shit your shorts, huh? Believe me, I love Chuck D. I just put him up there to grab your attention.Remember when I wrote this post about the top five worst white rappers ever? And then remember how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Just in Time for Your Halloween Mix: 'Like a G6' Remixed by 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia

    Far East Movement​It'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.

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Comic-Con Staying in San Diego

    [Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch

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    September 30, 2010

    Far East Movement's Five Asian-American Artists to Watch

    ​ Asian-American hip-hop outfit Far East Movement "rightfully get tagged as an inspiration to other Asian-Americans who want to make it big musically."Rhyme-slinger Kev Nish says promoting Asian-American artists is something they do "out of love for our community and family." The group helped ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Avenged Sevenfold Drummer's Condo Sold

    [Mental Notes] Disney parodies viral video to market Rapunzel movie 'Tangled,' Glee's Matthew Morrison hooks up with 'NSync's JC Chasez

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    September 14, 2010

    Uproar Festival's Headliners Charttoppers: Disturbed's 'Asylum' Hit No. 1 on Billboard Today

    ​Today we found out that both Rockstar's Uproar Festival headliners' albums debuted at No. 1 this summer. Avenged Sevenfold held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart just a few weeks ago with their new CD Nightmare, and the eponymous single has also been No. 1 on rock radio for the thre ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Jimmy Sullivan's Oceanfront Condo Sold for $500,000

    ​​Last July, the oceanfront condo in downtown Huntington Beach where the Avenged Sevenfold drummer was found dead was put up for sale. Jimmy Sullivan found dead of an accidental overdose in the condo last December. The 28-year-old, also called "The Rev," had a music studio in the ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    3hree Things: Thrice's Riley Breckenridge's New Weekly Column

    Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of our favorite Irvine alt-rock band, Thrice, starts his weekly column today. He's going to blog about everything from local haunts to his favorite bands, so watch out for your weekly dose of Riley's 3hree Things. Thrice's drummer Riley Breckenridge is starting a week ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Sublime With Rome And The Dirty Heads: Playing The OC Fair, Getting A Ton Of Downloads

    ​After the Weenie Roast, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was littered with flyers. This one was particularly interesting because there was no official announcement (yet) that Sublime With Rome and its ever-present ally the Dirty Heads were going to be playing a local show after the Weenie Roast. ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Pac-Man Songs Inspired By Google Logo

    ​ This could be the best Google logo ever. EVER!!! I played it for 15 minutes before I realized I was supposed to be searching for something. And by then I'd forgotten what it was. So as a tribute to the brilliant folks at Google, who created the logo to celebrate Pac-Man's 30th anniversary as a g ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    The Dirty Heads Officially Have a No.1 Hit On The Radio

    ​ The Dirty Heads announced their summer tour dates with Sublime with Rome, but because of logical deduction, we already knew that. What we didn't know is that they now (officially) have a No. 1 hit.

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    April 15, 2010

    Vampire Weekend at the Fox Theater, Pomona 4/14

    Andrew YoussefVampire Weekend prefers Del Taco over Baja Fresh.​Click here for the slideshow, also by Andrew Youssef!The Hype: Can you feel it? It's Coachella fever. It strikes Southern California a few days prior with warm up shows dotting various venues, as bands tune up for their moment under t ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Show of the Day: Anhtony Green, Glass House, Pomona

    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 >>

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    August 28, 2009

    On-Sale Saturday: All Time Low, Paramore, More

    ​All Time Low are currently experiencing an all time high (I'm sorry, really) amount of exposure through their new album, Nothing Personal--which defied expectations by debuting #4 on Billboard and got them an appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Ride the wave of their success on Nov ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Jamie Foxx

    The Grove of Anaheim

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    June 4, 2009
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    February 6, 2009

    TONIGHT: K-Ci and Jojo at Cantina Lounge in Fullerton

    Awww shiiiiiiit! It's about to get grown and sexy at the Cantina Lounge tonight as this freshman Fullerton night spot welcomes the 90s R&B mega duo K-Ci and Jojo (two of the founding members of Jodeci) to the stage. First of all, where the hell have these guys been? Second of all, what the hell ... More >>

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    January 25, 2009

    Feeling Blue--Blue Note 70th Anniversary tour review

    Hey! Did you see me at the Orange County Performing Arts Center Friday night? If you were there, you couldn't miss me. I was the young guy.OK, all jokes aside, I really was at OCPAC Friday night for the Blue Note 70th Anniversary tour. It was the early show and my friend Rick and I got there about f ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers' billfold braggadocio is getting ridiculous

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    August 24, 2006

    Just Like Us!

    Anyone can be an American Idolbut a star? Not so much

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    April 27, 2006
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    November 17, 2005
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    July 25, 2002
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    December 13, 2001

    If Jackson Pollock Played Music

    Create (!)s spontaneity is the message

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    July 19, 2001

    By Any Means Necessary

    Finding new, free music without Napster

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    September 28, 2000
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