• Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Adolescents - Alex's Bar - August 23, 2013

    By: Jesse La Tour The Adolescents Alex's Bar 8/23/13 The Adolescents, The Middle Class, and The Crowd are all iconic original Orange County punk bands who have inspired thousands, maybe millions, of young people to turn their suburban angst into musical art. They inspired me, a 30-year-old English t ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Night 5 Becomes A Not-So-Subliminal Tribute to Sublime

    Last night, the fifth installment of the Best Live Band showcase for the OC Music Awards led us down the long and beaten path of rim shots, scatting guitar and melodic bass lines as rastafied rock acts represented themselves to the fullest. Why they always group bands of the same genre together on t ... 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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    September 27, 2012

    Skate-Punk Veterans Strung Out Spend Some Time With Nostalgia

    The band pay homage to the records that earned them fame before they make a new one

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    FYF Fest 2012: Five Reunited Bands We Really Want to See

    See Also:*FYF Fest Two-Day Line-up Announced*The Growlers Announce New Album Release* Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedPlenty of people tend to associate FYF Fest with bands that will soon be filling their iPods with fresh sound for the fall. This year, its lineup of subterranean, local and ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    John Henson

    Irvine Improv

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    June 27, 2012

    Top 10 Rock Star Backup Vocal Collabortions

    Every now and then, rockstars align to bring us a classic we never saw coming. No matter what the genre, you have plenty of examples of two (sometimes three or more) powerhouses coming together to back each other up with a set of voices that are usually so different that they sound like they were ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6

    Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. ​Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Jim Lindberg of Pennywise and Black Pacific on The Other F Word: 'I Check My Kids' Facebook Profiles Regularly'

    ​Jim LIndberg's 2008 book Punk Rock Dad: No Rules, Just Real Life described how the Lindberg, the man who sang "Fuck Authority" for the punk rock band Pennywise, raised three daughters. It was such an inspiring story that director Andrea Nevins offered to make a documentary on Lindberg and his fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    2nd Floor Hosts Autograph Party

    Want something signed by the blink-182 drummer? Come to 2nd Floor in Huntington Beach on Friday!​When you walk in to 2nd Floor Restaurant/Art Gallery in Huntington Beach, you'll see the walls lined with original artwork for sale by local artists. Many are inspired by tattoo and punk culture an all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Male Bonding Go Out with The Lo-Fi, In With the New

    ​London-based trio Male Bonding sure has been part of a whole lot of action since forming some four years ago. The band, who play the Constellation Room (inside the Galaxy) in Santa Ana tonight, began their career by creating sundry home-made cassettes and 7-inch split records, recording covers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Descendents Headline FYF Fest

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​The lineup for the eighth annual FYF festival in downtown Los Angeles was announced today and if bloggers mean anything, it sounds like lots of people are excited. Bands such as Death From Above 1979, Explosions in the Sky, the Dead Milkmen, Guided By Voices, Broken Social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Newport Beach Gets Ready for its Closeup (Again) With E! Reality Show Bridalplasty

    ​More of upper crust Orange County's narcissistic side is about to get more airtime--or basic cable broadcast time--with the impending arrival of the E! Network's Bridalplasty. The reality show has a Newport Beach plastic surgeon guiding brides-to-be as they compete for nose jobs, tummy tucks and ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    UPDATED: One Down, Six to Go: Favorite Songs That Use the Other Seven Dirty Words

    ​UPDATE: There's a proper video for Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" single out today--you'd have to click "like" on his Facebook page to watch it, but what's not to like?Cee-Lo's infectious, heart-tugging "Fuck You" has done an admirable job of giving the f-bomb a patina of respectability among people wh ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    It's A Bush Reunion...In Fontana!

    ​Bush, now most famous for being the band whose lead singer is Gwen Stefani's husband, just announced its first live show in eight years. They'll be performing at Epicenter Twenty Ten, taking place in Fontana, California, on September 25 and 26. I guess it's not as glamorous (or played out) as a ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    New Weezer Video

    Weezer, those guys who brought you the absolutely flawless Pinkerton in 1996 and a bunch of other less inspiring records after that, have released a new video for their song "(If You're Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To."  The song made its Orange County premiere last month when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    What You Missed: Weezer, Taste of Newport, Psychedelic Furs

    Andrew Youssef We, for one, are not happy with this heat wave of sorts. It needs to go away and it needs to tap its friend autumn on the shoulder to come the hell back. But anyway: So what'd you do this weekend? Was it as action-packed and fascinating as ours? First off, we caught Weezer, Blink-182 ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Travis Barker: More Hip Hop than Hip Hop

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has had plenty of side gigs over the years. Box Car Racer and 44 both featured other Blink members, while a duo called TRV$DJAM included his friend Adam Goldstein. Known as DJ AM, Goldstein, of course, was with Barker in a Learjet crash that killed four people in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Surfrider Foundation to Honor Pearl Jam, Incubus and...David Chokachi?

    ​"Forever and always, I'm always here!" Oh, sorry, didn't see you there.Today the San Clemente-based Surfrider Foundation announced the recipients of their "Keeper of the Coast Awards," and it's a fairly eclectic bunch: Pearl Jam, Incubus, and David Chokachi. Yeah, David Chokachi, the buff blond d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Carrie Brownstein Calls Weezer the 'Ultimate Novelty Band'

    Former Sleater-Kinney singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein has a blog on NPR called Monitor Mix (stick with me), and yesterday she called out Weezer for being "the ultimate novelty band." Specifically, she targeted two of their new songs, "I'm Your Daddy" and "The Girl Got Hot," which the band debuted ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Not nearly as bad as the KISS coffin

    Weezer just announced a merch deal with Snuggie. Yes, Snuggie, that thing on tv that you (and I) laugh at until you actually try one and realize it's the best invention ever.   The contraption is called a Wuggie, and is basically a regular Snuggie with a Weezer logo. I'd be shittin' all over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Looking Back at 2008: The Celeb-Reality Edition

    It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who opined that a new truth is better than an old celebrity-tinged news item, or at least he would have opined that had he lived in our celeb-obsessed times. So it is in that spirit these 15 Orange County brushes with famous folks in '08 are unveiled.   1) Newpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: Before Braille, 'Merry Christmas, I'm Cheating'

    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 >>

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    July 14, 2008

    Surf punks

    Social Distortion, the Adolescents and even bubblegummy Blink-182 are among the bands whose scheduled UC Irvine shows were canceled at the last minute over the years because fraighty cat campus security fretted onslaughts of scary, leather-clad, facially pincushioned punk rockers. A quick glance at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Blink Clink

    Angels & Airwaves

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    December 28, 2006
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    April 27, 2006

    Tumble and Flop

    Disneys gymnastics routine cant stick its landing

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    April 20, 2006

    Live Review

    Straighter Than Any Emo Haircut:
    Angels and Airwaves

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Get Out!

    Wanking It Live
    April 6 - April 13

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    January 5, 2006

    Smell the Pot Through the Monitor

    John Machado, Orange County Drum & Percussion

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    July 21, 2005


    July 21 - July 28

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    February 17, 2005
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    May 15, 2003

    Its a Wonderful Week

    All doped-up and nowhere to go

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    October 3, 2002
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    March 14, 2002

    Sound Salvation

    94.3 aims to be OCs independent rock radio

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    March 7, 2002

    Goofball-Free Rockists

    Help Death On Wednesday quit their day jobs, wont you?

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    February 7, 2002
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    December 6, 2001

    The Conspiracy of Noise

    (International) Noise Conspiracy brings a new product to market

  • Culture

    October 4, 2001

    Bring on the Dumbasses!

    Brian Dishons bands may have nothing to say, but now they have a place to say it

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    May 17, 2001


    Getting off with the Vibrators

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    March 1, 2001

    Stop Your Gobbin

    Punk rock doc makes the music go bang

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    December 14, 2000
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    November 30, 2000
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    September 28, 2000
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    July 20, 2000
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    June 8, 2000

    More Power Pop than You!

    Defining the Bangs

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    April 27, 2000
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    February 17, 2000
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    April 22, 1999
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