In the summer of 2012, sepulchral Orange-based clothing company Blackcraft Cult was just an idea, an itch burrowing through the brains of co-founders Bobby Schubenski and Jim Somers. Less than two years later, their designs appear on celebrities and musicians ranging from Slayer to Kesha, their reve ... More >>
Day two of the Vans Warped Tour brought out the masses of music fans once again to the Fairplex in Pomona for another sun-soaked day full of eclectic bands, vendors, and fans of all ages and backgrounds. This year's festival was dominated by up and coming popular emo, indie rock, metalcore bands, ... More >>
[Locals Only] Hardcore? Maybe hardcore humor!
Orange County hardcore/metal hybrid Bleeding Through just posted a new song titled "Goodbye to Death," a track from the band's latest, The Great Fire, slated for a Jan. 31 release.As you might expect, the song is heavy. Recently, I interviewed Bleeding Through guitarist Dave Nassie and asked him ... More >>
UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>
Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin
Wasilla may now forever be inextricably linked with Sarah Palin jokes, but the small Alaska town has more going for it than just the ability to see Russia from there. Post-hardcore troupe Portugal. The Man are also from there, and though we don't know what newspapers they read, either, they're pr ... More >>
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.
While other venues are taking it relatively easy during the holiday season, the Glass House has bravely continued to announce shizows, including Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Twins on Dec. 26 (Boxing Day!)--tickets on sale noon Thursday, Dec. 4 for $50. Also on the docket: Of Montreal on Feb. 19 ($2 ... More >>
Last Night: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on October 11,2008 Better Than: seeing a festival in the middle of summer. Download: "Oi, To The World!" by the Vandals from their Myspace page Hope, change, and unity were used as themes in hardcore music long before the current political ... More >>
BlizzCon 2008, October 10, 10:00 a.m. Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment has enjoyed great success with its World of Warcraft series, dominating the online, multiplayer, role-playing game industry and thoroughly permeating pop culture. This weekend, Blizzard is hosting its annual BlizzCon at the An ... More >>
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