Michael NikaSome bands devote short eternities to toiling away at their craft, playing shows wherever they can, and getting acquainted with industry folk, only for things to never really pan out. The Static Jacks aren't one of those bands. In 2007, the Westfield, NJ-based four-piece were in t ... More >>
Todd Barnes/OC WeeklyFearless Friends Tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim. For more photos, go hereCheck out our Fearless Friends Tour slideshow here!Fearless Friends TourNov. 14, 2010House of Blues AnaheimWhen The Beatles came across the pond to the United States, Americans witnessed a mass hy ... More >>
The OC label that first signed Plain White T's has a plan for keeping the next big thing from bolting to the majors
Soon after pop punk band Every Avenue released the video for the single "Tell Me I'm a Wreck," it went to No. 2 on MTV.com, while KerrangTV made it the featured video of the week. After getting more than 200,000 online views in two weeks, singer Dave Strauchman talks to us about the making of t ... More >>
[Mental Notes] We're reviewing local releases. In other news, you can buy the Sublime tour van, watch the Growlers at HOB or go to Fearless Records' tour
Huntington Beach's Fearless Records is putting together a tour for their roster--the first since the label started 17 years ago. The emo/hardcore/pop punk label plans to take their bands, including Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Artist Vs Poet and Go Radio, out this fall.
Any band that uses "fuckload of colors" has to be pretty good, right? From OC Weekly Clubs Editor Grace Le:Mixing electronic synth, poppy vocals, dance beats, and a whole fuckload of colors, Breathe Carolina started off with just a few modest self-produced songs and a MySpace account.After the jum ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
Not the busiest of week for on-sale dates, but we've still got OK Go (in case anyone needs to score a wacky montage scene from a sitcom circa 2006), a bunch of Howard Stern Show personalities, and more.