Circle Jerks

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    MusInk Days 2 & 3 - OC Fairgrounds - March 9-10, 2013

    MusInk Days 2&3 OC Fairground March 9-10, 2013 The art of ink slinging took over OC this weekend as the sixth annual, three-day Musink Festival came the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, in what was turned out to be a 72-hour celebration of body art(including tattoos and piercings), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Cro Mags - The Observatory - February 3, 2013

    What better night to throw a hardcore punk/metal show than on Super Bowl Sunday, a night when many people are already drunk by 6 p.m. The Constellation Room inside the Observatory was crowded to full capacity last night for a raging concert featuring the Cro Mags. The concert was presented by the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 25-15

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Moonlight Graham To Host 'Clockwork Orange County' Documentary Event

    See Also: *Former Korn Drummer To Plead Not Guilty In DUI Case *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 For as much old-school, OC punk culture as like to dig up here at the Weekly, we always get a little giddy whenever we c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Factory Records in Costa Mesa

    For this week's top five we called Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. Besides a couple really strange (really good, but so very strange) releases off Lavish Womb, the top spot this week goes to the one and only Ty Segall Band and their first release as a band, Slaughte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Burgerama: OFF!, Ty Segall, White Fence and FIDLAR at The Observatory, March 24, 2012

    ​Burgerama: OFF!, Ty Segall, White Fence, FIDLAR The Observatory March 24, 2012 Saturday night the Fullerton-based label/store hybrid Burger Records put together an impressive bill at The Observatory. The mini-festival took note of the garage-punk sound that is being heard all over Southern Califo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    How T.S.O.L. Bred LA 'It' Band Fidlar

    ​Speaking of LA Weekly, their print feature this week on Fidlar, the garage punks from Highland Park, revealed that Zac Carper, Brandon Schwartzel, and Elvis and Max Kuehn have pretty solid OC ties. The Kuehn brothers' dad is T.S.O.L. keyboardist Greg Kuehn. According to the Weekly, the "young Ku ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Secret's Out: Some Members of Black Flag Will Be Playing GV30 Sunday

    Kinda?​We promised you "surprise guests" in this week's cover story on Goldenvoice's 30th anniversary shows--and Black Flag has let the cat out of the bag on Facebook.

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Gary Tovar Has His Goldenvoice

    The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Sean Wheeler on Being a Crybaby and How They Turned X's John Doe into a Fan

    Photo by Brian KasnyikSean Wheeler (right) and Zander Schloss.​Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss represent two eras of punk rock. Schloss gained his punk success in the early stages of the Los Angeles scene as a bassist for the Circle Jerks. Wheeler is the rowdy frontman of Throw Rag, which formed i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011

    Los Lobos

    Coach House

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Throw Rag's Patrick Dean 'McQueen' Bostrom is rocking the Newport Beach Film Festival!

    ​Directed by Mike Corey, written by (and starring) Scott Antonucci, and produced by Throw Rag's Patrick Dean "McQueen" Bostrom, George is a film about a little girl (Fiona Perry) who is cleverly trying to pick out the best suitor for her mother and, will be showing on the big screen at the Newpo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Volcom Sues Jay-Z

    [Mental Notes] More important, what's going on for Record Store Day in OC?

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Edward Colver's Greatest Hits

    Hibbleton Art Gallery goes into the pit with the iconic photographer's 'The Eye of the LA Punk Scene'

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The White Buffalo At Detroit Bar Last Night

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe White BuffaloDecember 14, 2010Detroit BarNot much is known or written about singer-songwriter, The White Buffalo. Just finding his real name is difficult.But to those who know his music or have heard him play, they're sold. The following isn't great, but it's growin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    TGIF: Get on OFF!, Too $hort, No Age, Inspector and More

    ​ What's on this weekend? Lots. Tonight, Silverlake in Pomona happens at the Glass House-and we admit, it would have been great if a band just called themselves 'Silverlake in Pomona' because it's either completely amazing or utterly ridiculous, probably depending on how drunk you are.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Punk Rock Karaoke at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Ryan Ritchie​Punk Rock Karaoke December 9, 2010 Alex's Bar Punk rock is supposed to be cool. Karaoke, while often barrels of fun, is not. So imagine the conundrum the members of Punk Rock Karaoke--drummer Derek O'Brien (Social Distortion, the Adolescents), bassist Steve Soto (the Adolescents, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    OFF! Goes On

    Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris' new project is even more punk

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Recording Studio Discount via Bad Religion/Circle Jerks' Greg Hetson​The studio co-founded by punk guitarist Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Bad Religion) and record producer/musician Steve Kravac (MXPX, Pepper, Seven Seconds, Less Than Jake, Tsunami Bomb) just announced a deal made for starving musicians. Gourmet Sound is offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    First Hardcore Band Ever: Middle Class Reunion 100 Percent On

    ​A few weeks ago, Frontier Records announced that for their 30th anniversary, they were hosting a show featuring a reunion by Santa Ana hardcore pioneers Middle Class. The label (which released punk classics such as The Circle Jerks' Group Sex," The Adolescents self-titled ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010

    'The T-Shirt Show' Is Just a Minor Thread

    Too few of the works on display at the Hibbleton explore the garment's polemical, punk-rock potential

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Locals Only Extra: Video of the Yeastie Boys Rockin' the Doll Hut

    ​This week, we decided to fill our Locals Only column with a bunch of clowns. Yes, clowns. But not for the record, they happen to be foul-mouthed, beer-chugging, middle-finger-waiving, pie-throwing punk rock clowns. 

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Lay It Down, Clowns!

    [Locals Only] Yeastie Boys fight for their right to play punk covers

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    What You Missed: Circle Jerks, Voxhaul Broadcast, Bats Day at Disneyland

    Chad SengstockAw.​Circle Jerks performed at the Fox Pomona Theater on Saturday night. Ceremony, Municipal Waste and 7 Seconds opened up--photographer Chad Sengstock reports news of a rowdy crowd and a semi-scared (but, you know, not reeeally) photographer. See all the photos here!

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Circle Jerks to play rescheduled show at HOB

    By now, 2008 just seems like a distant memory doesn't it? Sure you may be saddled with the same debt, the same crappy economy (though I believe it's been taking pride in getting progressively worse lately), but so much else has changed. Maybe it's the feeling of a semi-fresh new year that inspired t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 8, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VII

    Remember R. Scott Moxley's challenge to a certain former sheriff? The one in which he dared Michael S. Carona to play the contents of secret tapes containing conversations between himself and former assistant sheriff Don Haidl? The same tapes Carona said would prove his innocence?! Well, Mox threw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2008

    Last Night: Circle Jerks, Hit Me Back at the Glass House

    Review by Waleed Rashidi Circle Jerks, Hit Me Back at the Glass House, Pomona Friday, January 25, 2008 Better than: Spending all night watching VH1 Classic — though hey, that's a pretty close second right there. Download: "Deny Everything." Sometimes you just gotta wonder — where's the real ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    Old Punks With Spunk

    This could be the last go-round for the Circle Jerks—really

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Tonight! Warped Tour Pre-Party

    Tonight the Glass House will be hosting the Warped Tour Pre-Party with Gallows and Big D And The Kids Table. For those of you who just absolutely cannot wait, the show will be just a teeny taste of one of the years most anticipated tours. Both bands playing tonight will be with the Tour during the m ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Punk Rock Gets Malled to Life

    Twelve years on, Vans Warped Tour goes through a difficult adolescence

  • Culture

    April 19, 2007


    An ode to the classic canvas Vans Authentic lace-up

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Three Chords of Fame

    Punk Rock Karaoke

  • Music

    November 2, 2006


    Greene Records

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Live Review

    Baiting the Public: Fucked Up, Peligro Social at Long Beach Warehouse, Long Beach, Saturday, Aug. 5

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    World Still Up Ass

    Circle Jerks: Yet to die in a nuclear war

  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    This Week in Glow-in-the-Dark Chevys

    OnDVD: Repo Man: Collectors Edition

  • Unknown

    June 23, 2005
  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

    The Hives: Not new, not favorite

  • Columns

    April 22, 2004
  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    The Process of Weeding Out

    The Black Flag that even Black Flag hated

  • Music

    March 7, 2002
  • Music

    February 14, 2002
  • Unknown

    October 11, 2001
  • Columns

    August 16, 2001

    The Odds Are Good

    But the goods are odd

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    The Circle Jerking Goes On

    Seminal punks continue in the great circle of birth, death and self-abuse

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Applied Rock & Roll

    The Applicators new-school lessons from an old-school punk

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Notes From the Revolucion

    The futura is now

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