Imagine being a fan so desperate to contact your favorite band that you turn to Reddit, throwing up a plea for their attention like a flair in the night hoping they'll see it and get back to you. Then imagine they actually did. That's pretty much the experience one Offspring fan had when he tried t ... More >>
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He's back, and he's hungry. Competitive-eating legend Takeru Kobayashi returns as a competitor in the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge, happening this Sunday at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Last year, Kobayashi broke the world record by scarfing down 106 tacos in 10 minutes. T ... More >>
By: Alex Distefano Ink N Iron Queen Mary Jun 9 , 2013 Sunday marked the third and final day of this year's Ink N Iron festival, a weekend event full of classic cars/ hot rods, tattoo artists, models and tons of punk and rockabilly bands. This year, closing the tenth annual event, were headliners ... More >>
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14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>
Yep, they're still pretty fly for a bunch of aging white guys. To celebrate the release of their new album, Days Go By, The Offspring is partying it up with fans tonight at Chronic Tacos in Huntington Beach, the city where it all began.
Free tacos, Gringo Bandito hot sauce, competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi, a mariachi band and the Offspring are all making an appearance at Chronic Tacos in Huntington Beach on 11th street tomorrow, June 27 from 5pm-7pm, to celebrate the release of the band's ninth studio album Days Go By. ... More >>
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Dexter Holland, OC's favorite bleached blonde punk prince/hot sauce maker is about to hit the road again, following the release of the Offspring's ninth album, Days Go By (out June 26 on Columbia Records). We've all seen the video for "Cruising California (Bumpin' in My Trunk)" at this point, so we ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyColdplayKROQ Weenie Roast y FiestaVerizon Wireless AmphitheaterMay 5, 2012 The Weenie Roast is always a great show for people who just want to be entertained. You sit back, watch the giant platform on the main stage rotate (no waiting time in-between sets!) and just take it a ... More >>
The OffspringMay 3, 2012Alex's BarOne of my first punk shows happened to be The Offspring, Quicksand, The Vandals and Wax at the Cal State Dominguez Hills Velodrome back in 1995. I was transported back to those energetic punk rock days by witnessing a ferocious set by The Offspring last night at Ale ... More >>
We usually don't talk about art here at SaFII, unless it involves Star Wars-themed food and other foodie nuttiness. But Cal State Fullerton is about to launch an exhibit with food as its subject: "Acquired Tate: Food and the Art of Consumption," which opens this Saturday. It's a collection of art ... More >>
Gringo Bandito head gabacho Dexter HollandYou could imagine how pissed I was when Vickie sent me a note that Gringo Bandito was announcing on its website something about a "Private Reserve" version of its not-so-famous hot sauce--you know, given I'm basically their spokesperson for the best hot s ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyKobayashi with Dexter Holland. Click here to see more photos from the event.Yesterday afternoon, Dexter Holland's Gringo Bandito hot sauce hosted a taco throwdown challenge at Fred's Mexican Café in downtown Huntington Beach. Competitive eaters chowed down on stacks ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyKobayashi with Dexter Holland. Click here to see more photos from the event. Yesterday afternoon, Dexter Holland's Gringo Bandito hot sauce hosted a taco throwdown challenge at Fred's Mexican Café in downtown Huntington Beach. Competitive eaters chowed down on stacks ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly"He's gonna puke!" a spectator declares from the crowd in equal parts horror and amusement. A concerned mother motions her children away from the table, one that has suddenly been transformed into massive human garbage disposal. The five men standing behi ... More >>
Get ready for some food-scarfing mayhem. As our music blog Heard Mentality reported, the Offspring front man (and Weekly coverdude) Dexter Holland is bringing us the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Fred's Mexican Café in downtown Huntington Beach. Some of the world's g ... More >>
Flickr user Erik CharltonThis is scary shit: Gringo Bandito, the bueno hot sauce of Offspring head hombre Dexter Holland is set to host a taco-eating contest at Fred's in Huntington Beach August 3, with legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi set to compete. The initial meat in the tacos was ... More >>
Dexter Holland's hot sauce brand Gringo Bandito teamed up with competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi for the Kobayashi Presents the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge, taking place Aug. 3 at Fred's Mexican Café in downtown Huntington Beach.Kobayashi and other renowned eating competitors will s ... More >>
Yay, Kelly!Last night the Los Angeles Press Club held its 53rd Annual Southern California Journalism Awards at the ornately appointed Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. We know you have some burning questions: Did award presenter and Mary Tyler Moore Show thespian Ed Asner really ... More >>
Drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, DEVO, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals, etc.) made headlines last year with his ingenious marketing scheme promoting his solo record Since 1972. And now he's back for more: His next solo project, titled My New Friends, is set for an April 1 release date. Memora ... More >>
How far can Dexter Holland's Hot Sauce Go?We've tallied up the numbers and here it is: Our top ten most read cover stories of 2010, based on online pageview counts. Hint: We start with a little Dexter Holland and his Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce... and end with a witch. Click here to see the list!
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Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!311 and The OffspringJuly 24, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterIt was surprising to see the Offspring open for 311 in their own backyard. Given these financial times, packaging 311 and The Offspring on Unity tour would surely fill amphitheaters ... More >>
What are you up to this weekend? There's a whole slew of shows for you to watch the next few days--here's a few you must see.July 23, FridayTonight Ziggy Marley appears at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, bringing his easy-going take on life and love across the board to the OC Fair crowd ... More >>
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...
Photo by Eric "ARAB" GroffRon Emory, guitar player of Long Beach's punk grandfathers TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), is releasing his debut album, Walk That Walk, on his Web site Friday. In it: collaborations with Mike Ness, Rancid's Tim Armstrong, Fletcher Dragge from Pennywise, Dexter Holl ... More >>
What started as a gag gift by the Offspring singer is becoming a serious business
(Placeholder image to soon be replaced by live photo by Robert Fayette!)BY DAVID J. NICOLASFriday Night: The Offspring, Alkaline Trio at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; June 5, 2009.Say what you will about the Offspring. Yes, their heavy punk-pop distortion seems to be a better fit in a diffe ... More >>
If hit songs and record sales are any indication (and uh...they are) the Offspring may very well be the most successful Orange County band of all time. Latest album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace spawned "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid," one of their biggest hits ever (11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard moder ... More >>
The L.A. Times did a good piece today on Dexter Holland's Gringo Bandito hot sauce, which is, by the way, produced in O.C. The article stated that the sauce is a success after its introduction in 2006, with 300 gallons of the stuff being bottled per month. But we shan't forget that at least som ... More >>
It's embarrassing enough to the rest of us staffers that Gustavo Arellano's name appears on every other page. But now it's increasingly engulfing the LA "By God" Times, too. In his pop news column in Sunday's Calendar section, Chris Lee had an item titled "Offspring's Dexter Holland dips into ... More >>
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