Cypress Hill

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Five Unexpected Acts Playing This Year's Gathering of the Juggalos

    It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Travis Barker Says Getting a Head Tattoo Really Isn't That Bad

    It's a well known fact that Travis Barker's obsession with tattoos is more than skin deep. Since his teenage years growing up in Fontana, the Blink 182 drum god has spent countless hours under the needle. Even in the years since he survived a fatal 2008 plane crash, the layers of skin grafts on his ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013

    Cypress Hill

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2013

    What Did People Buy On Record Store Day at Coachella?

    By: Ryan Cox While we're covering weekend two of Coachella, it's no surprise that the Zia Records' pop-up store was swarming with eager music lovers on Saturday for Record Store Day, hoping to scoop up some of those re-released and hard to-find aural gems. Hell, people were just eager to spend hard ... 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

    November 1, 2012

    Rusko Talks About Bringing UK Dubstep to Cali and Shares His New EP for Free

    Born Christopher Mercer, the English 27 year-old dubstep king better known as Rusko announced that his new EP titled Kapow will be released on his website via Rusko Recordings this Sunday November 4th for free with an iTunes release on November 6th. Currently on a three-month tour to promote the EP, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Why the Hell is Psy So Popular?

    See Also:* Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Records* No Doubt In Their Own Words* Matisyahu on Acting, His Growth and His BeardBy now, most Southern Californians, if not the entire world where there is an internet connection, should know, in one way or the other, Psy, a South-Korean r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Sullen Clothing Turns Up the Volume on Bro-Centric Culture

    For years, local brands such as Volcom and RVCA have cashed in on the link between music and fashion, endorsing hoards of nationally touring bands, presenting showcases and releasing compilations. These days, Sullen is also looking to get in on that action with its new record label, Sullen Musik, re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Smokeout 2012 at NOS Events Center, March 3, 2012

    ​Smokeout 2012 NOS Events CenterMarch 3, 2012Guerilla Union threw another successful festival in Cypress Hill's Smokeout 2012. The all day mind opening experience showcased a unique lineup with a wide variety of talented artists including hip-hop, heavy metal, dubstep, experimental, reggae and ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Five Songs That Pay Tribute to Linsanity

    ​The talk of the sports world has been New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. Yes, we all know his story already and yes, we know the overwhelming media hype surrounding his improbable ride, but that doesn't mean we're going to shy away from taking a look at the musical angle of Linsanity. That being s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Sugar Ray at the Rock n' Roll Marathon: 5 Weird Things

    ​Something was odd, I thought. After congratulating tired runners at the Rock n' Roll Marathon in Pasadena last Sunday, I entered the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden not really expecting much. About half of the people there were busy procuring free beer, some others looked too tired to still be standin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Eight Worst Hip Hop Collaborations

    ​Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with  dubstep sensation Rusko,  and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival 2012 Announces Final Lineup

    ​New things are happening at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest this year: One, Cypress Hill and Rusko are performing together. Two, there's going to be a Low End Theory stage--yes, LA's most famous experimental hip-hop and electronic music night that Thom Yorke frequents when he's in town. Three, Wol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Ritmo Machine Welcomes You with a Free Download!

    ​Cypress Hill's Eric Bobo and Chilean DJ/Producer Latin Bitman have joined musical forces to form Ritmo Machine. The seed of the collaboration was sown earlier this year when Cypress Hill performed in South America as part of the Lollapalooza tour. After getting connected, Bitman and Bobo set out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Five Haunting Rap Songs for Halloween

    Sal Rojas/Psycho RealmPsycho Realm -- ooh, scary!​Halloween has arrived, and its time to break out the spooky sounds once more. Fake spider webs, fog machines, and the right props can make a trick-or-treater think twice before mustering up the courage to come to your door. Or, if you're one of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Cypress Hill: An Evolution of Sound via 'Black Sunday'

    ​Cypress Hill is headlining at Rock the Bells this Saturday at San Manuel Amphitheater, and they're playing their 1993 classic Black Sunday in its entirety. The band reminisced on how they made the album, which spawned the singles "Insane in the Brain" and "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That."  B-Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Rock the Bells 2011: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill and Black Star Performing Whole Albums

    ​This year's hip-hop festival Rock the Bells pushes something Pitchfork and ATP has tried before to the hilt: Nine of its headlining acts will perform their groundbreaking albums in full. The one everyone will be frothing at the mouth to hear? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Ms. Lauryn herself. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Top Five Hip-hop Stoner Anthems, Interpreted

    ​Stoners and hip-hop go together like weed and paper. But did you know that there's a lesson to be learned from many hip-hop songs about sweet mary jane? It's virtually Ganja Smoking 101 set to on and get schooled.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    TGIF: The Vandals, X, Los Lobos, The Angry Samoans, Kottonmouth Kings and More​It's Christmas time, and that means 'tis the season for a lot of classic punk rock. The Angry Samoans are back to ring in the holidays this Friday night. Playing at the Doll Hut in Anaheim along with The Rocket and Scattergood, the Samoans may be one of the many bands who have gone thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Cypress Hill's Shagg Claims 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' Stole His Life Story; Suing For $250 Million

    Michael "Shagg" Washington: Not pictured.​Cypress Hill back-up singer Michael "Shagg" Washington wants a piece of that lucrative Grand Theft Auto franchise pie--a $250 million piece, to be exact.Shagg is claiming that Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive Software borrowed his life story to crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Orange Bits: Runner Runner, Cypress Hill, Avi Buffalo

    Runner Runner: Good promo pic, or the best?​This week, no one wrote about Orange County music. Well, some people did. But less than usual. Step it up, blogosphere...

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    All Is Quiet on U2's Planned Dates

    [Mental Notes] Also, more concert cancellations, Rage against Arizona, and Minus the Bear show review

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Six Protest Songs For Zack de la Rocha's Boycott On Arizona

    Lilledeshan Bose​On Tuesday, Zack de la Rocha gathered up a few of his friends to protest the Arizona state law (SB 1070) that legalizes and sanctions racial profiling on the site Artists who joined forces to boycott Arizona (by "not allow(ing) our collective economic power to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Plenty of Sublime Footage from this Weekend

    In case you didn't hear, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh reunited this weekend at the Cypress Hill Smokeout. And in case you really didn't hear, it wasn't with singer/guitarist Bradely Nowell, who passed away in 1996 from a heroin overdose. Nope, this reunion was with a new singer/guitarist -- an OC resid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Sublime Reunion Part Deux

    ​Bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh are hitting the stage as Sublime, just like they did in February. But unlike the previous gig, held at some tiny Mexican restaurant in a Nevada town no one's ever heard of, this show is actually pretty big.It's part of Cypress Hill's Smokeout, a gathering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    TONIGHT: Peanut Butter Wolf's 999 Tour starts with The Glass House

    ​For Chris Manak (aka Peanut Butter Wolf), the 90s will always hold a special place on his turntables. After starting his official career as a recording artist in 1990, this revered L.A. DJ/producer birthed Stones Throw Records, a premier source of eclectic hip hop culture, in 1996. Tonight, he ki ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    TONIGHT: Erykah Badu at the Grove of Anaheim

    The Grove of Anaheim will surprise you sometimes. They'll go a couple weeks without too many shows of note, then they'll come at you with a bunch of stuff all at once, and you're like "hey! Grove of Anaheim! alright!" This is one of those weeks: tomorrow, Taking Back Sunday. Friday, B-Real of Cypres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Triple Threat in Newport Tomorrow: Terminator, McG and Dan Aykroyd

    Whoa, it's like the Newport Beach Film Festival is all "I'll be bawck" and stuff. Huh? What we're trying to say is, the recently concluded NBFF will be presenting a special preview screening of the upcoming Terminator: Salvation -- tomorrow night!Tickets are $20, and proceeds go to the film festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20!!!!

    To boring people, April 20 means two things: the anniversary of the Columbine massacre or Hitler's birthday. To stoners, it's something way cooler.Because stoners can't agree on anything other than, yes, they should smoke another bowl, the origins of 4/20 vary. Some say it's police code. Some say it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Kurupt Young Gotti

    Kurupt, a solo rapper and one half of Tha Dogg Pound, released an iTunes-only mix yesterday. It's called Tha Penagon, Vol. 1 and based on the track list, it's sounds very promising.Guests include B-Real (from Cypress Hill), Gail Gotti, Killah Priest, Roscoe, A Dub, Gillie Da Kid, Teknizzle, Nas and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Attention: Petaluma and West Palm Beach

    Fathers, lock up your daughters: Alfunction's coming to town.It seems as if a little band named (hed) PE has upcoming shows and needs a bass player. Something about their regular bassist having work visa programs. I don't know... Anyway, like every smart set of musicians in Orange County, when stuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Old School Hip-Hop: Back from the Dead

    I've been a Sirius Satellite subscriber (hello alliteration) since the night before Howard Stern broadcast his first censorship-free show. But in that time, I've come to love certain aspects of the other channels and have recommended this product to everyone from friends to my parents.Sirius and XM, ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Live Review: Let's Be Friends at The Vault 350 on 03/01

    Review by Jeff Phifer. Photos by Fever Dragon. First there was the Rock and Roll Circus (Cirque du Rock and Roll), then there was the Circus of the Sun (Cirque du Soleil) and now there is the Circus of the Moon (Cirque du Lune) a.k.a. “Lets Be Friends” at The Vault 350. The bands on the bill ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Through Ness' Eyes

    Taking stock of Social Distortion at 30

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Full Metal Racket

    SiX turn OC into Oh!Rage! County

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Fo' Sizzle!

    Summer concerts/festivals to heat the beat

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    What Is There to Do

    FEB. 1-FEB. 8

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Get Out!

    July 6 - July 13: Burnout Classique

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 15 - June 22: Os Mutantes!

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Get Out!

    Waste On College
    Feb. 16 - Feb. 23

  • Music

    December 23, 2004
  • Features

    April 1, 2004

    How and Why White T-Shirts Rocked

    A roots rock roundtable looks at what it all meant, man

  • Features

    September 26, 2002

    Have Sex, Smoke Pot, Get Paid

    Quick money for todays busy college student

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    A Thousand Carmen Electras

    The Limp Bizkit, Eminem after-party at the Galaxy

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Behold the Stoner

    Behold lots of them at the Cypress Hill smoke out

  • Music

    August 31, 2000
  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Its Phallic-tastic!

    Handicapping the Weenie Fester, Roast

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