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​Go to OZZfest, young man. Get a free album. That is, if you buy tickets before June 18 at 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 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 13, 2010

    Last Night: Alberta Cross, Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    The Hype: Drawing comparisons to such rock luminaries as Neil Young and the Band, relative newcomers Alberta Cross have been touring in support of their first full-length album, The Broken Side of Time. Signed to ATO records (founded by Dave Matthews), it's obvious that these guys have done somethi ... 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 15, 2009

    Weezer's Irvine Date Postponed

    ​Thanks to a nasty bus accident that left Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo hospitalized with a punctured lung and a boo-boo on his spleen, the band has postponed their January 11 show at the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine. If there's good news to be had, the word "postponed" implies that the band w ... 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

    August 6, 2009
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    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
  • Music

    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

    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 >>

  • Culture

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Oh No! Yes Cancel 40th Anniversary Tour

    British prog-rock icons Yes have had to cancel their upcoming 26-city tour commemorating 40 years of incredibly long, complicated rockin'—including dates at Honda Center (Aug. 20) and Gibson Amphitheatre (Aug. 22)—due to singer Jon Anderson's health problems. “In the wake of my recent respir ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2007

    Not Dead Yet

    Derrick Brown lives to read another day

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007
  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Style Wars

    Supernatural sets world records

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    This Week in Brutally Catchy Reunions

    Lifetime and the Loved Ones

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Catchier Than Vonnegut

    Neko Ikon (and the New Pornographers)

  • Features

    May 20, 2004
  • Music

    May 31, 2001
  • Features

    September 14, 2000

    Then & Now!

    The Weekly Musical Time Capsule

  • Music

    August 3, 2000
  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    The Politics of Dance

    Ozomatli turns protest music on its head

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