By: Nicholas PellOk, we get it. You like Sabbath. Everyone does. But there's a whole big world out there of '70s metal bands that goes beyond Sabbath -- even beyond Sir Lord Baltimore, if you can believe that. The '70s offered so much in the way of doom-and-gloom heaviness that it's criminal so many ... More >>
It's that time of year again, when presents are unwrapped, miracles seem to occur out of nowhere, and despite the mounds of shop-o-holic debt you're about to incur, the need to give away free shit has never been stronger. That's how we feel about it, anyway. That's why we wanted to throw an extra fi ... More >>
Taylor Hamby/OC WeeklyNobunny at Alex's Bar on Halloween See Also:*Over the Weekend: Braid - The Glass House - 8/17/12*Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years for Anti-Putin Punk Prayer!*Alabama Shakes - Fox Theater Pomona - 8/15/12NobunnyAlex's Bar8/18/12Masked madman Nobunny delivered a range of good-ti ... More >>
The Reverend Horton Heat's memories of headlining the Hootenanny are getting pretty foggy--lost in a sweltering haze of hard living, hellfire and hillbilly guitar riffs. And considering he rarely seems to take a breath between touring and recording, it's only natural the Rev (born Jim Heath) would l ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyRancid at the Henry FondaThe lineup for this year's the Hootenanny at Oak Canyon, set to take place July 7, was announced today. The annual rockabilly festival is in it's 18th year and has brought legends of rockabilly, punk and everything in between to this fair county. ... More >>
Coinciding with NAMM is the lesser known Guitar Geek Festival. Now in its ninth year, the two day concert brings together some of best known axehandlers within the guitar community. We caught up with organizer Deke Dickerson to find out more about the event.
Today marks what would've been the 69th birthday of Jerome John Garcia, the late guitarist, front man and de facto leader of the Grateful Dead. To honor Jerry's legacy as the father of psychedelic jam-rock, here are four must-have Grateful Dead shows. Taken into account are strength of setl ... More >>
Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>
Over the last decade, Hollywood has pumped out an increasing number of music biopics, treating us to everything from enjoyable theatrical hits (8 Mile) to wobbly, tear-jerking cable duds (Take Me Home: The John Denver Story).
With Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke and Clash movies in the works and rumor ... More >>
Last Saturday, Stan Freese, one of the most popular tuba soloists in the country, was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the OC Music Awards. Freese, who has booked entertainment for the Walt Disney Company for over 40 years (he's been Director of Bands at the Walt Disney World Resort ... More >>
Jimi HendrixFebruary is Black History Month, and we felt it the perfect time to do one of our patented lists. Today, we are naming Top Ten Rockin'-est songs by black artists. As much as white artists get criticized for performing "black" genres like R&B, hip-hop and blues, many black artists ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyA womblike (maybe?) car interior from our Hootenanny slideshow.This week in OC music news from other venues: Jordin Sparks is cheesy, Hootenanny gets people talking, a local music blog gently slams local music players. And more!
Our account manager Nikki Pierce was
Hootenanny last weekend and saw a cute little 4-year-old
girl playing guitar on stage with Chuck Berry. The little girl knew all the words
his songs. After he was done
his set and trying to get to his car, people were bombarding him ... More >>
Flickr user RiptheskullDespite the hyper-patriotic ravings of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O, most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, understand the true meaning of Independence Day--or would if they didn't get so wasted every time the holiday rolled around. Yes, the 4th is a basically a natio ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn and John at the Honda Center, Anaheim; August 19, 2009.Better Than: Staying in and watching Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage, a two-hour "special," on Fox. Words fail me.Music for the Masses: Not only was it a sell-out crowd, but it was a ... More >>
The much-beloved Memphis Restaurant (both its Costa Mesa and SanTana locations) will soon have a third addition to their family: Memphis at the Beach. Head chef Diego Velasco told me recently they expect to open their first non-OC venture early in July. The menu will retain most of the Southern-ized ... 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 >>