Knotfest October 24-26, 2014 San Manuel Amphitheater Thank the Dark Lord the temperature in San Bernardino was only in the 80s on Saturday, as an estimated 50,000 metalheads, campers and revelers flocked to the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore for Knotfest -- three days of camping and a dark carni ... More >>
Progressive Metal, unlike other sub genres of heavy metal borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Although several of the bands on this list might not technically considered metal, we group hard rock and metal under the same umbrella for the sake of clarity. ... More >>
Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
How OC's biggest backyard party went from mosh pit to money pit
So remember that whole Punk Rock Picnic Music Festival thing that a lot of people paid money for but never happened? Finally, after three months of ticket holders and vendors waiting for refunds from the cancelled fest, someone has finally launched a lawsuit in small claims court against the show's ... More >>
Monday, June 3 Dirty Black Summer The Continental Room And now for something completely different. The Continental Room in Fullerton, the oldest drinking establishment in town, hosts an eclectic lineup of midweek shows--everything from hipster folk to a damn-decent Elvis impersonator. But this week ... More >>
Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia May 2, 2013 The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>
While there's plenty to be happy about with this year's Ink-n-Iron lineup at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Weekly recently learned that another one of the ship's major festivals slated for spring has been sunk. Last Thursday, Punk Rock Picnic was cancelled until further notice. The two-day fest ... More >>
Dear Sonny Moore, Congratulations on winning three Grammy awards this year. You are undoubtedly very talented, and know how to get down during your set. Forget what Dave Grohl said about DJs making music on their computers. I mean, he only performed with Deadmau5 at the Grammys right after h ... More >>
The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet
Avenged SevenfoldOC-based Avenged Sevenfold and drummer Josh Freese of A Perfect Circle will be headlining the hard-rock music fest Rock on the Range. The 5th annual celebration will be held on May 21 and May 22 at the Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio. It will commence early Friday evening with ... More >>
The Helsinki-based supergroup span pretty much every alloy of metal you could dig up
Orange County post-hardcore band Saosin performs Sunday at House of Blues Anaheim. In the OC Weekly feature, frontman Beau Burchell talks to our writer Eric Snider about the pressure to "deliver that single."Industrial dance icon Nitzer Ebb will be making bodies move Saturday at Galaxy Concert Th ... More >>
Chris VictorioMoshin' in the Misfits mosh pit. Mosh.Horror punkers the Misfits played at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana on Friday night. Their legion of fans followed, of course, for a sold-out night of favorite tunes. There may not be Danzig, but there will always be fans. See the pictures her ... More >>
Too soon, Monday, too soon! What did you miss out on this weekend? We hit up a few places: Tustin, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and even slightly-out-of-jurisdiction Pomona and--gasp--Los Angeles for some way worthy events. Keith MayBringing back the roller discoFirst up: On Sunday night, a bunch of ... More >>
It's Friday the 13th and what better way to celebrate than Danzig? Here's an interview the man did earlier this year with Eric Blair. Highlights include Glenn talking about peeing on cymbals, calling the Who "crap," how he never liked Superman or Batman and "the phony" Jesus.
jTurns out, remembering the lyrics to a song you're covering isn't all that important. Not when you're having as much fun as Long Beach's Shotgun Showdown were last night at Detroit Bar, or when the words you're forgetting are "father, do you want to bang heads with me?"
Tattoos and music are pretty inextricably linked, for better or worse--your Travis Barkers, your Tommy Lees--so it makes sense that bands like Story of the Year (pictured), Atreyu, Throwdown and more would descend upon the Orange County Fairgrounds for the MUSINK Tattoo Convention and Music Festival ... More >>
The Great Skate, Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. through March 15Irvine's Great Park (you know, home to that dollar-sucking Great Balloon) brings the simple, youthful joy of ice skating to the park in an attempt to well, just do something fun and care-free for the community in these bleak times.Great Park, Sa ... More >>
Though the scheduled MUSINK tour became another casualty of the flagging economy, the three-day music and tattoo convention is still happening--February 20-22, again at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center in Costa Mesa. But they're quick to point out that celebutant Kat Von D, of "LA Ink" ... More >>
Review by Jeff Phifer A Thousand Knives is the band that you haven't heard yet, but you will. The group’s very first show in LA resulted in an offer to play a party at the prestigious South By Southwest festival this coming week. A Thousand Knives brings a new sound that captures what's happeni ... More >>