Real Friends are blowing up. "I don't really like to use that term," says Kyle Fasel, the band's bassist and lyricist. "I mean, we've definitely grown a lot as a band." Despite the cliché, that's what Real Friends are doing, though. The pop/punk/emo band--one of the last few stalwarts carrying ... More >>
Fearless Records is producing a limited edition yellow 10" vinyl version of At The Drive-In's seminal 1999 EP Vaya, but only at Coachella! Whaaa! The record will be available at Zia Record's pop up shop and the Coachella boutique, and it is the first pressing of Vaya in 12 years. ("Rascu ... More >>
Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'
Michael NikaSome bands devote short eternities to toiling away at their craft, playing shows wherever they can, and getting acquainted with industry folk, only for things to never really pan out. The Static Jacks aren't one of those bands. In 2007, the Westfield, NJ-based four-piece were in t ... More >>
There's free music everywhere at the US Open of Surfing--not only are MGMT and Jimmy Eat World performing at the main stage, but there's also after parties galore. "Buck Up Chuck," hosted by Converse and Fearless Records, will be held at the Black Bull Chop House (300 PCH, Suite 112, Huntington B ... More >>
Brandon FergusonDead SaraMay 6, 2011Slidebar, FullertonIn an April interview with the Wall Street Journal online, Jefferson Airplane singer and counter- culture legend Grace Slick mentioned that her favorite new female singer was Emily Armstrong of Los Angeles band Dead Sara. After see ... More >>
Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>
After a five-year hiatus, the perennially goofy Orange County ska-punk band the Aquabats will be releasing a new album. Unless you've been living under a rock in the interim, you know lead singer MC Bat Commander (aka Christian Jacobs) has been busy creating, writing and directing the hugely succ ... More >>
Myspace.comThe second of our bands to cover the hymn "O Holy Night," Florida natives Go Radio tear into the piece with an anthemic, My Chemical Romance-like gusto. Originally released just last month on Fearless Records' holiday compilation 'Tis the Season to Be Fearless, the amped-up carol featu ... More >>
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Todd Barnes/OC WeeklyFearless Friends Tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim. For more photos, go hereCheck out our Fearless Friends Tour slideshow here!Fearless Friends TourNov. 14, 2010House of Blues AnaheimWhen The Beatles came across the pond to the United States, Americans witnessed a mass hy ... More >>
What'd you miss this weekend? We were all over the place: The Kush Expo, Kub Lucky and the Fearless Friends Tour (separate events, naturally) in Anaheim, Misfits in Santa Ana; OC Rollergirls bout at the Rinks in Huntington Beach; Andy Irons' memorial and paddle-out at the pier. Info and more phot ... More >>
The OC label that first signed Plain White T's has a plan for keeping the next big thing from bolting to the majors
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[Mental Notes] We're reviewing local releases. In other news, you can buy the Sublime tour van, watch the Growlers at HOB or go to Fearless Records' tour
Huntington Beach's Fearless Records is putting together a tour for their roster--the first since the label started 17 years ago. The emo/hardcore/pop punk label plans to take their bands, including Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Artist Vs Poet and Go Radio, out this fall.
Oh boy. Look at these dudes."Post-hardcore." Post, hard, core. Three words that, at one point, wouldn't have made a lick of sense when placed together. But now, it's almost impossible to imagine them without each other. What a world.
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