The OC Music Awards kicked off its weekly seven-part series at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa Tuesday night and featured five local Orange County bands who rocked the house while several D.J.'s kept the party flowing. Local standouts like Robert Jon and The Wreck left one hell of an impression as their e ... More >>
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La Santa Cecilia represents a generation of genre-mashing Latino musicians raised in Los Angeles. Their preferred forms of expression remain the Latin American realms of boleros, rancheras, cumbias and salsa; nevertheless, they expand far beyond them. The band possesses an impressive talent for inte ... More >>
With what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday fast approaching, record companies are predictably shifting to tribute mode and cashing in. Late June witnessed the release of Fantasy Records' compilation Rave On Buddy Holly, which featured covers of the rock pioneers songs by Paul McCartney ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more images.WeezerAugust 4, 2011Pacific AmphitheaterSo that was weird.Seeing front man Rivers Cuomo run, jump and dance around; start and finish the set in the audience; sing a track off Pinkerton; touch his band mates ... it was a different Weezer ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyJorge Garcia makes a cameo at Weezer's first night in LACheck out our Weezer slideshow here!WeezerNovember 26, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterUnderstandably dubbed the "Memories" tour, Weezer dug up plenty of memorable older tunes to go along with a tidal wave of flashbacks at the ... More >>
On Monday, Weezer dropped the news that Jorge Garcia, more recently known Lost's Hurley, was on the cover of their eighth album.
Is it weird to have my boyfriend's face on the cover of Weezer's new album titled Hurley? Yes. Is it also awesome? Yes.
"I'm excited to know that t ... More >>
If someone rear-ends you while driving, you usually stop and get the person's insurance information. If someone rear-ends you while in a Taco Bell drive thru, RUN! That is, SPEED OFF! At least this is the lesson learned from--where else?--Texas.
Andrew YoussefNOFX performing SundayClick for slideshows of Day One, Day Two and Day Three.The Hype: Three days of tattoos, punk, metal, rockabilly and skateboarding descended upon the OC Fairgrounds under the umbrella of the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival Friday through Sunday. The l ... More >>
Christopher Owens, singer/songwriter for the San Francisco band Girls, which performs Monday at Detroit Bar, has captured the fancy of rock critics looking to tout the Next Big Thing. Despite my general leeriness of buzz bands, I found Album, the group's debut, to be a winning set of songs built on ... More >>
Girls AlbumAlbum is a seemingly pill-popping-induced record that has its ups and downs--just like life, and just like pills. Girls are a San Francisco two-piece made up of Christopher Owens and Chet JR White. Now, there's no doubt that Album is made from the churning aftermath of a terrible break ... More >>
The Raveonettes are gracing us with their presence once again this year at the Detroit Bar. The Danish duo, consisting of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, makes music that can be described as a graceful, but highly destructive hurricane--a whirling sound with feedback and overloaded guitars... a ... 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 >>
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 >>
Last Night: The Kooks and The Whigs at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Oct. 27, 2008.
Better Than: Joining the fledgling Modern Whig Party. William Henry Harrison, they ain't!
Download: This Kooks cover of "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John from early this year.
I'm not an eavesdropper in gener ... More >>
Uber-blogger/radio host Hugh Hewitt doesn't like a lot of things: liberals, liberal journalists, liberal movies, liberal societal mores--and now, liberal oldies. Hewitt tells readers on Jan. 3 that KRTH-FM 101.1's Top 300 Songs of All Time countdown over the New Year's weekend was the "Worst Top 300 ... More >>