By: Alex Distefano
Napalm Death and Cannibal Corpse
May 16, 2013
It's been a while since this many bodies were packed so densely for a metal show at the Observatory. But, when you have two of the most brutal bands on the planet--Napalm Death and Cannibal Corpse--performing back to b ... More >>
Iggy and The Stooges? The Offspring? Yep, those are your two big names that will be headlining this year's Ink-N-Iron festival, which will once again take the Queen Mary by storm. Taking place June 7-9 on both the ship itself and the adjacent park, the festival will feature some freakin' badass grou ... More >>
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares?
Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
"I just like to see the locals come in, try new things and just come back, and back and back. Most hotel guests you never even see again. I know this community pretty well, so it's a lot of fun to be out shopping somewhere and see someone who just dined here."Read our interview with Roy Hendrickson ... More >>
Friday, September 21Lila DownsCity National Grove of AnaheimSince she emerged in 1999, Lila Downs has developed into one of the world's quintessential world music artists. Combining powerful, multilingual vocals and culturally diverse musical arrangements, songs like "Ojo de Culebra" help ... More >>
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Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to
DEAR EXENE, As a relatively new parent in my mid-20s, I ... More >>
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*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 >>
At least 39 people, many fed up with the death of the American dream, made their voices heard last night thanks to the magic of telephonic conferencing. People with degrees ranging from business management to graphic design, some struggling to find decent paying jobs in a dire economy, called in ... More >>
Nate ChaconDid you know that this month is the 161st anniversary of California's admission as the 31st state in the Union? I didn't think so.
Sure, the Golden State is notorious for fiscal calamity, traffic jams and a plethora of sub-par reality stars, but you have to admit it's still an inspira ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? Ours started off at KROQ's annual Miss Double D-Cember contest at the Slidebar in Fullerton, hosted by Kevin and Bean. Then there was the 20th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival grounds. We relived our punk days with Dead Kennedys at the ... More >>
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.
Andrew YoussefPearl Jam at the Gibson Amphitheater last SeptemberThere was a time when leveling the word "sellout" at a band was the equivalent of pinning a scarlet letter to a musician's leather jacket. For some of those bands who made it big in the '90s, fame was ostensibly a lamentable state o ... More >>
I didn't go to DiPiazza's to see a band; I went to drop off some papers for someone who works there. Nonetheless, there I was, Pabst Blue Ribbon in hand, rocking out to a Huntington Beach quartet named WMD.Before they started playing, I could tell they were from Orange County. The singer was wearing ... More >>
Listen, I love reggae just as much as the next guy, but there’s only so much irie I can take when it’s all coming at 60 beats per minute – for three hours. What is that? 10,800 beats. I think I hit my peak last night at about 10 grand even, and it was all over. I had to leave.
Last night wa ... More >>
Jello Biafra is angry. Not exactly news, I realize, but at least there's a new occasion for his anger– the April 8 "Fab Mab Reunion" concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco, which is being promoted as a revival of the great days of punk rock in SF, featuring the Dead Kennedys. Only it's not e ... More >>