[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.] Texas native Shawn Halpin is a god damn hero having served our country as a Marine and when he take ... 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 >>
The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
Richie Sambora Fonda Theatre November 13, 2012 How does one transform a small intimate venue like the Fonda Theatre into an arena like rock show? Few people can accomplish such a task. Richie Sambora easily managed to pull off this feat while touring in support of his new solo album Aftermath of th ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO]*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal ... More >>
Surfrider Foundation is suing a Florida party promoter for stiffing the nationally prominent, San Clemente-based environmental group out of at least $30,000.According to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court, Scott H. Mitchell--the managing partner of Five Flags Tourism Group--hosted an Oc ... More >>
What's happening in the OC/LB area for this year's edition of Record Store Day, you ask? Here's a nifty guide to all the excitement spinning around on Saturday, April 21.Black Hole Records: They will carry a selection of the official Record Store Day limited edition releases. 108 N. Harbor Blvd., F ... More >>
Miguel Vasconcellos/OC WeeklyParker Macy (top) and Jonathan Staph (bottom) As you can see above, Creme Tangerine is not like most independent record stores. They took a niche market and made it even quirkier by selling vinyl out of a baby-blue trailer. Creme Tangerine, and it's owner Parker Macy is ... More >>
Did the annual event really save the vinyl record industry?
UPDATE, April 12, 2012, 5:51 p.m.:Frances Bean Cobain has also released a statement: While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous re ... More >>
For five years, Felipe (Fel) and Gustavo (Guk) of Felguk have been tearing up clubs and festivals of all kinds. In 2011, the Brizillian duo was placed in the top 100 DJ poll by DJ Mag. 2007 proved to be a break out year, as they received a personal phone call from Madonna. This led to producing a ... More >>
On tour supporting their second album, Go Now and Live, We are the Ocean are on the verge--of everything. The British band, made up of Dan Brown (lead vocals), Liam Cromby (guitar / vocals), Jack Spence (bass), Alfie Scully (guitar/vocals) and Tom Whittaker (drums) just broke the UK top 10 rock ... More >>
Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>
Andrew YoussefKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 11, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterSee also: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One After barely surviving Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, my endurance was tested with another stellar line-up for Night Two. The Gibson ... More >>
Sicilia WolfLatin Alternative Songstress Carla Morrison The music is great and the demographics are there for the taking, so is it only a matter of time before a Latin Alternative explosion occurs Stateside? Producer and songwriter Desmond Child weighed in with his opinion in a recent Al Borde pi ... More >>
We don't know why the guys in this photo look like they're members of Tool, but we do know that Songhammer is what happened when buddies Ben Stewart and Dustin Miller one day decided to write music for the people who like World of Warcraft. And we mean, really like World of Warcraft, as members ... More >>
Perpetually touring party-bros Pepper celebrated a decade on the road this year. The rock-reggae trio has carved a nice niche for itself on the traveling summer festival scene, amassing a healthy following of Sublime/311-aligned concertgoers since leaving Hawaii's big island in 2001. A meld of fr ... More >>
The Welsh trio goes small before they go big
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.courtesy of Moonlight GrahamGentlemen* of Orange County, 2200 square feet of absolute awesomeness ... More >>
The Memphis group lights the midnight lantern for the latest incongruous bill of their career: The Warped Tour
The vinyl boom is fueling a resurgence of record retailers
Since its inception in 2007, the fandemonium over Record Store Day has only grown. Drak, owner of Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach, expressed his awe of fans last year who flooded into his store "like mice after a piece of cheese. It's amazing." It's no wonder they do--each year on the third Sa ... More >>
[Mental Notes] More important, what's going on for Record Store Day in OC?
[Mental Notes] Also, the Fling get signed (woo-hoo!), Kottonmouth Kings get high (duh!)
[Locals Only] Is this duo as funny onstage as they seem in real life?
Andrew YoussefSaturday Night: Sunny Day Real Estate at the House of Blues, Anaheim; October 10, 2009. Better Than: The Creed reunion. The Promise Ring, The Get Up Kids, and Sunny Day Real Estate all made waves in the early '90s with their heart-on-a-sleeve lyrics and alternating quiet/loud guit ... More >>
OK, so the jokes in this video will surely fly over the heads of all but the most ardent rhythm game enthusiasts, but there are a ton out there at this point, so I feel pretty secure in posting this. Tomorrow is Beatles Day across the globe--what with the much anticipated release of not only The Bea ... More >>
In a story first reported by Martin Cizmar over on Up on the Sun (the music/culture blog for our sister paper Phoenix New Times) long-running Phoenix-area alternative rock radio station (and a former employer of mine) The Edge 103.9 has debuted a new logo; one that looks eerily familiar.Here's the ... More >>
Exactly one month from now we'll be in the midst of Coachella, that annual sweaty, magical musical festival in the brutal yet glorious desert of Indio. It's also the 10th anniversary of the thing (well, kind of--the 1999 one took place in October).In the spirit of getting ready for this glorious eve ... More >>
Photo by Andrew YoussefBY RYAN RITCHIEApparently, scoring a ticket to the NAMM show is like the hair farmer version of acceptance into Disneyland's Club 33. Just ask my friend Brian, who was turned away from the event on Saturday even though I pleaded with the press people using my otherwise indefen ... More >>
Last Night: Face To Face at the House of Blues, Anaheim on November 8, 2008 Better Than: hearing "Disconnected" on KROQ. Download: "I'm Trying" music video from Hurley.com [http://www.hurley.com/ms/music/warpedtour/downloads.cfm] Is Face to Face really back? A staple of the punk rock scene, Face ... More >>
Queens of the Stone Age spearhead a network of hard-rock badassery
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
Chicken and chai chat with Steve and Anna
Professional makeup artist, host of cable-access TV show Blairing Out With Eric Blair
Everythings going right for Lefty?
Yes, another #%&@$* year-end list!
Farside at the crossroads