Andrew YoussefKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night OneDecember 10, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterStarting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually b ... More >>
When we released our almost-sure predictions for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 would probably feature Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise and A Day To Remember.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMaaan, we're good. When we released our almost-sure prediction for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 on December 10th will likely include Jane's Addiction,
Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywis ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWith the announcement of San Francisco's Live 105 Not So Silent Night and San Diego's 91X Wrex The Halls concerts, one can easily forecast who will most likely appear at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas to be held on December 10th and 11th at Gibson Amphitheater.Live 105 N ... More >>
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Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow for more blink-182 pictures here!Blink-182 and My Chemical RomanceOct. 1, 2011Honda CenterIf you've been keeping up with Blink 182 news, you know they've spent the last two months trucking along with the decade-old Honda Civic Tour and are pla ... More >>
Matt & Kim are well-known for their high-energy shows and positive vibes, but their recordings and performances never preach or cloy. They're all smiles on stage, and even the most cynical of listeners can't help but feel propelled by their warmth and good feelings. Equipped with synthesizer ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBlink-182 at Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterThe 2011 Honda Civic Tour is bringing together pop-punk purveyors blink-182 and pop-emo purveyors My Chemical Romance to co-headline this year. They'll be at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, October 1.
Who remembers that Blink-182's tattooed drummer Travis Barker is a real musician? After the Meet the Barkers fiasco and his near-death experience with DJ AM, he's coming to The Block at Orange to sign copies of his debut solo album, Give the Drummer Some. Preview the sneery rap stylings of the ... More >>
In the wake of the unfathomable disaster in Japan, musicians are showing their support through benefit shows, merch and other creative endeavors, rallying fans to help the country. Their efforts can make a real impact--Gaga's Japan-relief wristbands raised $250,000 in just 48 hours. Here's ... More >>
"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 >>
Packing classic power pop hooks and lyrics that aren't the equivalent of dick jokes, Motion City Soundtrack soared to the upper ranks of the "pop punk" genre with 2007's Even If It Kills Me. The album came out on Epitaph and featured choice tracks like "Broken Heart," "This Is For Real" and "It Ha ... More >>
Lady Gaga rocking a fabulously funky red outfit--with matching eye patches--bows, shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II!The pride of Poway, blink-182, to receive the unauthorized doc treatment about the band's early years, which should include some OC footage, right? BBC to air latest Beatles biopi ... More >>
Andrew YoussefNo, you da man.Last Night: Blink-182, Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; September 17, 2009.Better Than: Growing up.Hostile Territory: Blink-182 is doing a huge promotion with the T-Mobile Sidekick, and advertisements were plastered ... More >>
If you thought Verizon Wireless Amphitheater could only be used for big-name bands like Blink 182 and No Doubt, well, you're stupid. (OK, you're not stupid. Misguided, maybe.) Exhibit A: Power 106's "Comedy Fiesta" show, happening on September 26 at the 16,00-capacity venue formerly known as Irvi ... More >>
Concert promoters LiveNation are offering a pretty good deal for upcoming shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (and other venues across the country that, if you are reading the OC Weekly, you probably don't care that much about). The catch is, it's good only today.Anyone who buys lawn tickets ... More >>
Sometimes things happen by "popular demand." That's kid stuff. A mere trifle. A pittance. This second Blink-182 show just added to the schedule at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater? Why, that was a result of OVERWHELMING DEMAND! At least according to the Live Nation press release.It's happening Friday, ... More >>
It's easy to hate on Live Nation, but they've been involved in some alright stuff lately, like the Blink 182 lawn seats that cost $20, straight-up--inclusive of parking and service fees and all that yakkety yak. The latest is "no service fees Wednesdays," which will run throughout the summer and sta ... More >>
Despite some conflicting reports on the matter, Weezer is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine with Blink-182 (pictured) on Sept. 17, as confirmed today by Live Nation. This is, of course, the first Blink-182 tour since their 2005 breakup, which led to largely uninspiring projects l ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater; Saturday May 16, 2009. (More pictures here.)Better Than: Wango Tango.Download: Videos from the day at KROQ.com.The KROQ Weenie Roast is typically full of surprises. With
Blink 182 reuniting the night prior at a private ... More >>
The recently reunited Blink-182 is bringing its summer tour to the Corporate Sponsored Outdoor Venue formerly known as Irvine Meadows Sept. 17. The show (and subsequent tour) also includes Weezer, Fall Out Boy and the All-American Rejects.
I hated Blink-182 when I was a teenager, but I've grown to ... More >>
Alright, so there aren't any official tour dates yet, but a few babies and weddings later, No Doubt has finally officially confirmed they will indeed be touring Summer 2009. Starting this May, the band will be making stops at larger amphitheaters and arenas all through out the United States and Cana ... More >>
Yes, most advent calendars start on Dec. 1. Eat it.Christmas is awesome. Sorry non-observers; I love you but it's true. You get presents, you get to give presents and spread holiday good tidings and so on. And come on, Candy Cane Joe-Joes.Since Christmas music is perhaps the most awesome part of the ... More >>
Getting stiffed by a porn star took on a whole new meaning Monday when Huntington Beach's Janine Lindemulder was arraigned in federal court for allegedly failing to pay about $80,000 in income taxes, The Smoking Gun reports today.
The racktacular 39-year-old entered a not guilty plea and was releas ... More >>