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Concerts and Tour Dates

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Honda Center Donates Post-Concert Food to Charities

    The food donations will start after Carole King and James Taylor's concert on July 20​After Carole King and James Taylor's concert on July 20, the Honda Center, the Anaheim Ducks and ARAMARK (Honda Center's food and beverage partner) will start donating all unused, leftover food to local Anaheim c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    The New Limb Announce West Coast Tour

    ​Four months after debuting their full-length album, Songs People Can Hear, the New Limb are finally spreading their wings for a two-week west coast tour. It kicks off July 16 with a hometown show at the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest. The trek includes dates in through NorCal, Oregon and Washin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Free Ozzy Album For Ozzfest Ticket Buyers

    www.ozzy.com​Go to OZZfest, young man. Get a free album. That is, if you buy tickets before June 18 at LiveNation.com. Ozzy Osbourne's new album, Scream, will be made available to ticket holders the day before the album becomes available in stores. 

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Acrobatics Everyday's No Junk Rummage Sale/Picnic/Show

    www.myspace.com/tandollarTan Dollar at a previous Acrobatics Everyday​At last year's Best Of, we said, "Not only does Acrobatics Everyday, a concert series at various locations on the campus of UC Irvine, bring unconventional entertainment choices to the university's students, but it also bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    The Furries Fly at ESPN Zone

    Will Peter the Anteater or Tuffy the Titan win the ultimate mascot-off?​If you've ever wondered who would whip whose ass--UC Irvine's Peter the Anteater or Cal State Fullerton's Tuffy the Titan--the answer may be fothcoming today in Irvine.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Operation Band Aid at City Place in Santa Ana

    ​Though much of the devastation has disappeared from the headlines, we're glad to see that OC business owners and musicians are still drumming up support for the devastated communities in Haiti as they struggle to rebuild after experiencing a massive 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12.Inspired by the star- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Pennywise Makes It Official: Zoli Teglas, of OC's Ignite, Named New Lead Singer

    Zoli Teglas performing with IgnitePennywise announced today that Zoli Teglas, of Orange County's Ignite, is the their "new and permanent" lead singer. Teglas has already played with the band at recent events such as the the Benefit Show for Amnesty International that took place at the Long Beach Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Dan Smith and Darren Parkinson of the Dear & Departed

    Dan Smith​Orange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Slideshow: Busta Rhymes at Flight

    Nytehype and Sullen Clothing presented Busta Rhymes last night at Flight in Huntington Beach for a free show to benefit the Red Cross' relief for Haiti. Thousands of dollars were raised at the door for the free show that featured the hip-hop artist. The quick 30-minute show included "Arab Money," "P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Wax On, Wax Off: "Giving Back to Gabby" Benefit Show

    Mike Gaborno, better known to fans and friends as "Gabby," has had a long presence in Southern California's music world. Over the years of his hard-living music career, Gabby fronted a slew of punk and rock acts that have been hugely influential in our local surf scene and beyond. Bands like the Cad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Tomorrow: OC Music Awards Kick Off, Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    San Juan Capistrano ensemble the Union Line, which thrilled a seriously packed Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest on Dec. 17 with summery vocal harmonies and a boisterous horn section, is scheduled to perform at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa Tuesday as part of the 2010 OC Music Awards debut showcase. It's fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Show Announcement: Sugarcult, I Am Ghost, to Headline Maximum Exposure Showcase in Long Beach

    ​SoCal power pop band Sugarcult returns to the stage after a pretty long hiatus to headline the Maximum Exposure Showcase Saturday, January 23, at the Scottish Rite Event Center, Long Beach. The band originally planned to entertain OC audiences December 17 with an annual Christmas Show at House of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Show Announcement: Expendables at HOB Anaheim

    Santa Cruz's the Expendables, purveyors of jammy, third-wave ska kick off their national winter tour with a gig in nearby Anaheim. Pack the bowl and don't forget the hacky sack for the pre-show party, brah.The Expendables w/Passafire/Pour Habit/Roots Down Below, January 7, House of Blues, Anaheim, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Recently Added: RX Bandits Join Mini Tour with Glassjaw

     We recently got word RX Bandits (whose members are hail from Long Beach, Seal Beach and Santa Rosa)  have been invited by Glassjaw to join their long-awaited mini tour. The outings include just three shows at The Mayan Theater in L.A., the Glass House in Pomona an ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Last Night: The Horrors at Detroit Bar

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: The Horrors, Japanese Motors at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa; September 30, 2009.Better Than: Well, I don't think Creed were ever nominated for a Mercury Music Prize...Best Free Snacks: The Popchips given away outside the venue. They were giving them away at Street Scene, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Kanye West/Lady Gaga Tour Now Officially Official

    S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.​After a good amount of speculation due to a lack of official announcements and tour dates disappearing from the Internets, the Kanye West and Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour is on for realsies, following press releases from Live Nation this morning.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Last Night: Blink-182, Weezer at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Late Slip: Deep Sea Diver on Daytrotter. Right on Time: Dobson tours with Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Johnnie Cluney/ Daytrotter​So back in June, I mentioned that Long Beach singer/song writer Jessica Dobson (aka Deep Sea Diver) would be hanging out with her band in good ole' Rock Island, Illinois to record some tracks for Daytrotter during her summer tour with Connor Oberst and the Mystic Valley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Incoming: The Whigs at Detroit Bar

    ​On the heels of yesterday's radtacular announcement that !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are coming to Detroit Bar on September 28, the westside Costa Mesa venue hits us over the head with another awesome show. This time it's the Whigs on November 18. Yeah, that's the same Whigs that's been touring with Kings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Incoming: Andrew McMahon at the House of Blues

    ​Following dates opening for the Fray on a big ol' national tour (one that stopped in Irvine a couple of weeks ago), Jack's Mannequin singer and pianist Andrew McMahon is going out on his own for a bit, with a solo tour that stops at the House of Blues in Anaheim on October 27. Tickets are on sale ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Tomorrow: Fauxchella

    It's not often that Pearl Jam, the Rolling Stones, No Doubt, U2, the Cure, the Dave Matthews Band and Bruce Springsteen perform a free concert in Long Beach. In fact, it's never happened. Unfortunately, you can add tomorrow as just another one of those days when that dream bill won't come to fruitio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    TONIGHT: Love Your Mother and DJ Old Boy at Avalon

    Now there's something you don't see every day, marshmallow monsters advertising rock bands. But gazing up at this delicious-looking flier, I'm quickly reminded of how the unabashed live presence of DJ Old Boy and Costa Mesa rock band Love Your Mother might have something in common with the monstrous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Incoming: Sunny Day Real Estate

    If you call yourself emo and don't know Sunny Day Real Estate, then it's time to learn your history. The foursome -- singer/guitarist Jeremy Enigk, guitarist Dan Hoerner, bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith -- helped create the template for dudes with loud guitars to play music that sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Cheap lawn tickets on sale today

    Concert promoters LiveNation are offering a pretty good deal for upcoming shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (and other venues across the country that, if you are reading the OC Weekly, you probably don't care that much about). The catch is, it's good only today.Anyone who buys lawn tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Venus Infers Score Another Opening Gig with Peter Murphy

    Huntington Beach's Venus Infers are not exactly new to having cool things happen to them as a band--they've gotten a ton of local awards and acclaim, placement on TV shows and some prime gigs supporting big names. But they're still assuredly psyched about this: opening up for former Bauhaus frontman ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Incoming: Hoobastank, Unwritten Law Play Acoustic at Sutra

    Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa has been changing its image since changing ownership last November, and the latest new haps over there is the "Unplugged Concert Series" that started earlier this month with Jason Reeves. The acoustic fun continues this summer, with gigs from Hoobastank on June 10 and Unwr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Orange County Bands Set to Invade LA This Weekend

    Plenty of our fave OC bands are headed to a particularly populated county to the north of us this weekend--like Anaheim's We Are the Pilots, pictured.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    TRASHed at The Camp hosts Cans and Bands in May

    Move over April, concert goers have a new spring fling...her name is May, and she's finer than a motha fucka. With many great summer shows on the horizon, those of you who are into that whole recycling and bettering man kind trip might consider coming out to a weekly concert series going on right un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Incoming: No Doubt Add Yet Another OC Show, Katy Perry to Open

    (Yes, I could have used another No Doubt picture to illustrate this blog, but I'm using this Katy Perry pic instead. Deal with it. We need hits.) Waaay sold out. No Doubt has added yet another Verizon Wireless Amphitheater show--their fourth!--to their triumphant reunion tour, this one happening on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Slideshow: The Game at the Grove of Anaheim

    The Game may not have the same buzz now that he did a few years ago circa his feud with G-Unit, but he's still at it, and last year's LAX--allegedly his final album--debuted at #2 and has sold nearly 700,000 copies. His current tour stopped at the Grove of Anaheim last night, and Fever Dragon was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    More No Doubt Tour News

    Alright, so there aren't any official tour dates yet, but a few babies and weddings later, No Doubt has finally officially confirmed they will indeed be touring Summer 2009. Starting this May, the band will be making stops at larger amphitheaters and arenas all through out the United States and Cana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: The Band, "Don't Do It"

    The Time: Thanksgiving, 1976.   The Place: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.   The Occasion: The final concert by the original lineup of the Band, with a jaw-dropping number of guests (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Economic Crisis Affecting OC Opera

    The LA Times reports: The economic crunch has swallowed Opera Pacific's 2008-2009 season after a single production, "The Barber of Seville." The two remaining operas, "The Grapes of Wrath," a new work by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie, and Richard Strauss' "Salome," with Deborah Voigt (left) in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Second Café Tacuba Show Added at the Grove

    Monday's show at the Grove of Anaheim is sold out, but another Café Tacuba concert has been added at the venue, this one on Sunday, Nov. 16. So those looking to check out the long-running, critically acclaimed Mexican rock band but missed out on tickets for the original show have been granted anoth ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Last Night: Jose Gonzalez @ OCPAC

    Last Night: Jose Gonzalez at the Orange County Performing Art Center's Samueli Theater on September 25, 2008. Better Than: Shopping at IKEA. Download: "Killing For Love" video from the Jose Gonzalez website The "Off-Center" concert series at the Samueli Theater closed out their concert season wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Yes to Complexly Rock Honda Center Aug. 20

    Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2007

    Not Dead Yet

    Derrick Brown lives to read another day

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Mars Volta Announce Release Date For LP4

    The new 12-song album is set to come out.... January 29, 2008. Sigh. For those who have been anxiously waiting since 2006's Amputechture, this is going to be a looong 3 months. But if you need an M.V. fix, here's a live performance of "Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)".

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    Moz & Marr Turn Down $75,000,000 for Smiths Reunion

    The latest from the Morrissey camp: A press release released just today announces Moz's final 30 stops on his latest successful tour promoting his number one UK album, Ringleader of the Tormentors—playing 168 shows in just over 21 months come November. These shows will be the last Morrissey will d ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Style Wars

    Supernatural sets world records

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    May 20, 2004
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    May 31, 2001
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    September 14, 2000

    Then & Now!

    The Weekly Musical Time Capsule

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    The Politics of Dance

    Ozomatli turns protest music on its head

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