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    April 18, 2014

    Coachella 2014: What to Watch, What to Avoid

    Ever since Coachella expanded to two weekends in 2012, the dirty little secret is that both weekends are almost exactly the same. With some exceptions, the lineups are the same, the order the bands play is the same and, often, the songs they play and the order they play them in is the same. This isn ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Songs With Grammatical Errors We Just Can't Overlook

    Yes, we are aware artists use poetic license when they are writing lyrics, but that doesn't prevent us from getting irritated when we hear grammatical errors over the radio waves. Below are ten songs with lyrics that set off our inner grammar-police sirens:

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    December 10, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One - Gibson Amphitheatre - December 8, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Gibson AmphitheatreDecember 8, 2012 The landscape of modern rock radio has definitely changed over the past few years.This became evident when examining the line-up for the first night of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas. Historically, the first night has b ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 11, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterSee also: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One  After barely surviving Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, my endurance was tested with another stellar line-up for Night Two. The Gibson ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    KROQ's Almost Acoustic Lineup Is Out

    [Mental Notes] Jack Grisham is writing another book, and Chris Marrs Piliero is giving away music-video mementos

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    November 14, 2011

    Director Chris Marrs Piliero Gives Away Music Video Memorabilia

    ​One of our favorite contemporary music video directors, OC native Chris Marrs Piliero, is giving away a ton of ultra cool music memorabilia from videos he directed. The contest is open on his site, until Nov. 19, and the mementos include items from the sets of of Ke$ha, the Bl ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Our Almost-Sure KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Prediction

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​With 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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    July 22, 2011

    Kreayshawn Gets Nominated Best New Artist at the VMAs--and Other WTF Moments This Year

    ​I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Chris Marrs Piliero Shot Britney Spears

    And other tales of music-video directing from former local musician Chris Marrs Piliero

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    July 13, 2011

    June 2011: Best Concert Shots

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Arctic Monkeys performed at the Fox Theater Pomona on June 2, 2011. Click here to see more images! ​We've pulled together the very best concert shots from June 2011 for your viewing pleasure. After the jump: Awesome pictures from Peter Bjorn & John, Weenie Roast ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Weenie Roast 2011 Lineup Announced

    ​It's been a whole  year! KROQ announced just this morning the full line-up for their 2011 Weenie Roast, and the roster--as usual--is a nice little mix of the mainstream with the not-exaaactly-mainstream. Headliners? Linkin Park, Rise Against, the Strokes and Bad Religion. But on the same lin ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Coachella Set Times Reveal That a Bunch of People Will be Camping Out on the Main Stage for Most of the Weekend

    ​Now that Coachella set times are FINALLY out, we can map out our weekend without tearing our hair out. So which days are we running across the Empire polo field to catch 10 minutes of which act? What time of the day will we be snoozing outside the Sahara tent? When are we doing potty breaks and e ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Weenie Roast

    Andrew YoussefScott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots​Check out our slideshows here and here!Last week, I put together a Weenie Roast guide for Saturday's event, where I talked about incredible buzz bands you shouldn't miss, along with the bands to skip so you could go to the bathroom. Well, after sp ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    What You Missed: KROQ Weenie Roast, the Buzzcocks, Kitchen Ink

    Andrew YoussefA surprisingly sober Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots.​It was KROQ's annual summer kick-off concert with a line-up that didn't totally suck: Weenie Roast! The 2010 roster included Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Devo, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Spoon, Cage ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Watch The 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast Live (On Your Computer)

    ​If you didn't get tickets to the sold-out show tomorrow, you can watch the concert here on Heard Mentality or's Webcast at Aside from live performances, there will also be backstage interviews with Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, The Temper Tr ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Weenie Roast Lineup Doesn't Suck

    [Mental Notes] Also: Buzz about the Golden Bear, the Dirty Heads' no. 1 hit and how you can get on the warped tour next year

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    May 10, 2010

    KROQ Weenie Roast Line-Up Announced!

    ​It is indeed that time again: Summer's coming and so is the annual KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, June 5. And, actually? The bill looks pretty solid, with something for everyone--from Stone Temple Pilots, Spoon and Devo to yes, Huntington Beach's the Dirty He ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    What You Missed: AKC Dog Show, Metallica, Fear, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog ShowKeith May​Another full weekend, another weekend that felt way too short. The first thing we did? We hit up the weekend-long AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Photographer Keith May captured some amazing shots ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    August 31, 2009

    Street Scene: Like a More Comfortable Coachella

    ​ After attending Street Scene, the two-day downtown San Diego music festival that took place on August 28 and 29, I was left with this impression: it's better than Coachella.

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    May 18, 2009

    Last Saturday: KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    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 Weenie Roast is typically full of surprises. With Blink 182 reuniting the night prior at a private ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    KROQ's Weenie Roast

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

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    May 5, 2009

    KROQ Weenie Roast lineup announced

    The 2009 version of KROQ's annual summer blowout, the Weenie Roast y Fiesta, is hitting the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 16. That's like less than two weeks away, so get on it. Bands include Weezer (who still don't have or bassist Matt Sharp back in the band, even though everyone knows they sho ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Weenie Roast Lineup Announced: Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon

    The full lineup for KROQ's annual Weenie Roast show was released today, a whopping TWELVE DAYS! before the show itself. Seems kinda quick, right? Oh well. It still looks like a pretty good show, headlined by Weezer and Jimmy Eat World (pictured)--they toured together in 2001!--Kings of Leon, Silvers ... More >>