Death By Stereo

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Strung Out Revisit Their Old Albums Before Releasing a New One

    When asked for his thoughts on Strung Out's heyday in the 1990s, the first word Jason Cruz uses to describe the decade is "weird." Fundamentally, there wasn't anything especially bizarre about the decade of Simpson, Lewinsky, Jordan and Titanic, but when you consider the vocalist's unusual life expe ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    June 3, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013

    Dirty Black Summer

    Continental Room

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Local Businesswoman Lisa Gronowski Is Putting Hope In Her Soap

    [Editor's Note: 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. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012

    Shiny, New Pennywise

    Even without Jim Lindberg, their latest set is as fresh as ever

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    I'm On A Boat Fest: A Hilarious YouTube Review

    ​ We don't normally get sent music reviews in YouTube form that make us wish we were there, but this YouTube video of the I'm On a Boat Festival at the Queen Mary on Friday by fan Tawny Yoder has classic shots of Extreme Turbo Smash (in costume!), Death By Stereo (shut down by the boat!) and Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    OC Music Awards 2012 Nominees Announced: How the Process Works

    ​UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    The Family Business: Stan Freese and Sons Josh and Jason

    The music of the Freeses is ubiquitous. And they talk a good game, too

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Bad Religion, House of Blues Anaheim, 3/17

    Andrew YoussefGreg Graffin commanding the stage at House of Blues, AnaheimThe Hype: Thirty years of punk rock is an outstanding feat. Some bands can barely keep it together for three years, let alone three decades. St. Patrick's Day was a perfect excuse for Bad Religion to celebrate, as they kicked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2009

    TODAY: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine

    ​A full meal of punk/hardcore/metal is getting underway right now at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine: the second annual Liskfest, headlined by As I Lay Dying, and featuring acts like Death By Stereo (pictured), H20, All Shall Perish, Sleeping Giant and more. Tickets are $30. Lineup and set times after ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Lisk Fest

    Oak Canyon Park

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Rise Against, NOFX, Underoath Added to Liskfest Lineup

    Lisa Johnson​Last month, we shared some initial Liskfest acts--As I Lay Dying, H2O and Death By Stereo among them. Now, some more names have been "leaked" as play the second annual metal/hardcore festival on September 5 at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine. And they're big ones.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Preliminary Lineup for Liskfest 2009!

    Last October, Liskfest debuted in Orange County, with bands like Death By Stereo (pictured), Strung Out, the Vandals and Gorilla Biscuits playing a hardcore/metal festival in Oak Canyon Ranch founded by Affliction global marketing director Chris Lisk. And guess what? It's happening again!Same Irvine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    TONIGHT: Death by Stereo Frontman Efrem Schulz DJs at Detroit

    Tonight's weekly Wednesday Busy Work night at Detroit Bar has a special guest DJ, and it's a big one: Efrem Schulz, the frontman and only remaining original member of veteran Orange County punk rockers Death By Stereo, will be playing tunes along with the night's regular crop of resident DJs (Dan Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Trying to Make Sense of the OC Music Awards Nominees

    Everyone I've talked to about the OC Music Awards nominee list, released yesterday, seems to have the same reaction: Huh? Why are young, unsigned bands like The Jakes competing against veteran, internationally known acts like The Offspring, who had Billboard's #1 Hot Modern Rock Track for 11 weeks l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    OC Music Awards Nominees Announced

    I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Last Night: Bad Brains, Death By Stereo and Kevin Seconds at House of Blues

    Better Than: Pretty much any other concert you could have gone to last night.In the canon of legendary punk bands, it is pretty much impossible to fuck with the furious, dred-wielding four piece that is Bad Brains. And for hoards of die-hard O.C. punks young and old, a chance to see them in action ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    Last Night: LiskFest @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine

    Last Night: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on October 11,2008 Better Than: seeing a festival in the middle of summer. Download: "Oi, To The World!" by the Vandals from their Myspace page Hope, change, and unity were used as themes in hardcore music long before the current political ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 10/10-10/12

    BlizzCon 2008, October 10, 10:00 a.m. Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment has enjoyed great success with its World of Warcraft series, dominating the online, multiplayer, role-playing game industry and thoroughly permeating pop culture. This weekend, Blizzard is hosting its annual BlizzCon at the An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Bad Religion, Death by Stereo, The Darlings @ HOB Anaheim 4/3

    Last night marked the final weekend for Bad Religion's relentless assault on the Anaheim House of Blues. Since February 29, the elder statesmen of Los Angeles punk have embarked on a blistering "World Tour of Southern California" packing in sweaty, fanatical fans night after night. Los Angeles, Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VIII

    Hungover from Super Bowl Sunday? Us too. (Yes, even those of us who aren't the biggest football nuts by a long shot. . .but when stranded in SFO waiting to head back to John Wayne, there aren't too many entertainment options.) Anyway, we obviously didn't go hog wild on Super Bowl coverage around her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2008

    Last Night: Death By Stereo at Friar Tuck's

    Review by Waleed Rashidi Death By Stereo at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille, Pomona February 2, 2008 Better than: Any band whose name contains the word "Death" in it — even the veteran metal band Death themselves. Download: "Entombed We Collide" video. One can never even remotely predict what migh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Last Night: Baroness and The Red Chord at the Showcase Theatre

    Baroness and The Red Chord January 9, 2008 Showcase Theatre Better Than: Whatever tribute bands were playing in Orange County last night. Which isn’t saying much, but then again, I did have to drive to Riverside to find a decent show. Download: "The Birthing" by Baroness, from their album, The R ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Locals Only

    "We're Here, We're Brown, Get Down": The Hardcore Punks Behind Brown Town DJs Flaunt Their Hip-hop Credentials

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Get Out!

    April 20 - April 27: Now Leave Me Alone

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Wotta Country

    DEC. 1 DEC. 8

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Dead Hot Crazy

    NOV. 24 DEC. 1

  • Features

    November 24, 2005
  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Get Into Girls Pants

    Death By Stereo

  • Music

    July 1, 2004
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    December 4, 2003

    Road Ready

    Smelling fresh and clean with Death By Stereo

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Vandals Incorporated

    Oi to the world!