The agony and the ecstasy of Joshua Paskowitz
Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>
14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>
The Long Beach Dub Allstars are back in action, though sans former Sublime members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson. After an extended hiatus, the LBDA crew headed up by Sublime-affiliates Marshall Goodman and Michael Happoldt, will commence their live dub-rockin' sty-lee Sunday night at the Yost Theater, ... More >>
See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents*Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit--And Where Everyone is Now*No Doubt in Their Own WordsNo Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and Shove afte ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Plus, 'Slayer Bob' lights up your holidays
See also: KROQ Acoustic Christmas Night One The Intranets (it's a series of tubes -- look it up) is reporting that Sublime With Rome drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh has quit the band. Now, before anyone freaks out and burns all their Sublime With Rome merchandise, there is a sweeter, softer side t ... More >>
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 >>
Sarah BennettDengue FeverSept. 9, 2011Fingerprints Record Store, Long Beach Friday should have been designated Dengue Fever Day by the City of Long Beach because the Cambodian psych-pop band's double dose of public appearances is the most the band has been seen in these parts since their latest a ... More >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
Rebecca ArandaKRS-OneMarch 17, 2011 Detroit Bar It seems fitting that KRS-One decided to perform on St. Patrick's Day. As one of hip-hop's true-to-life founding fathers, deviating from the cookie cutter and weeding out the OG's from the bustas is just his forte, so it makes sense KRS picked this ... More >>
Jackie Connor/OC WeeklyMore formally known as Marc Beauregard, Marc B. delivers a smooth surfy acoustic sound, sans Dick Dale's bright guitar riffs. Although his EP, The Yellow Jelly, was released in 2006, he's brought Maxx Farris on percussion and Yoni Berk on bass and ukulele to bring a variety ... More >>
Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce
There is no way to sensationalize sodomizing an unconscious girl with a pool stick.
Readers react to Greatest OC Bands Ever with a poll of their own
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