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    April 30, 2013

    The Top 5 Worst Karaoke Songs Of All Time According to Jo Koy

    While you might know him best for his regular guest spots on E!'s "Chelsea Lately," his raucously funny comedy DVD's, or sold-out stand-up shows, Comedian Jo Koy knows how to use a mic for more than just spitting out jokes. Turns out he's also a huge music buff and has a pretty terrific set of pipes ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Five Musicians With Doctorates (None of Whom are in Dr. Dog)

    Is Dr. Dog the worst band name ever? It is pretty close but that kind of thing can be overcome. The Beatles is a pretty stupid band name too but look what they managed to accomplish. Most notably Dr. Dog are neither doctors nor canines. They are a 60's-indebted rock band from Pennsylvania that make ... More >>

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    August 26, 2012

    The OCeeker: Harvest 2012 and the Bald Man at the Big A

    Speaking of altar calls, is there a better place for the prophet of poon to pitch woo than a church service? Especially if it features a world-famous preacher leading the lost back into the light, before tens of thousands of believers?And that's exactly what the OCeeker did Saturday when h ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    F+ Gallery and the Art of Noise

    'Off the Record' features music-inspired artwork that sometimes sings, sometimes is out of tune

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    June 27, 2012

    Top 10 Rock Star Backup Vocal Collabortions

    Every now and then, rockstars align to bring us a classic we never saw coming. No matter what the genre, you have plenty of examples of two (sometimes three or more) powerhouses coming together to back each other up with a set of voices that are usually so different that they sound like they were ma ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Tupac is Back: Six Dead Artists We Should Resurrect Via Hologram

    As many of you know by now, Tupac performed at this year's edition of Coachella via hologram. When he appeared, the much-intoxicated crowd did not know what to do. It was as if Tupac had died and rose again (to many conspiracy theorists, that was a literal take). Now that we know how Dr. Dre and AV ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Five Reasons to Worship Queen, Thanks to the Docu 'Queen Days of Our Lives: The Definitive Documentary of the World's Greatest Rock Band'

    ​Queen Days of Our Lives: The Definitive Documentary of the World's Greatest Rock Band After vetting the new two part Queen rockumentary produced by the BBC (now out on DVD from Eagle Rock Entertainment) I learn things about the band that give me five reasons to worship at the chipped Queen altar ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Steve Aoki Hijacks the System

    The prolific electronic music performer/producer talks U.S. dance culture and his upcoming album

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    November 1, 2011

    The Damned at the House of Blues Anaheim Last Night

    Rebecca Carter/OC Weekly​The Damned Oct. 31, 2011 House of Blues - Anaheim From their sound to their aesthetic, The Damned has had an all-encompassing influence in their 35-year tenure. Before "punk" came with a ten volume rule book, The Damned were pioneering the genre and forming their own uniq ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Dick Valentine of Electric 6 on their New Record, Sasha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury and the Stock Market

    ​Propelled into the national rock arena during the Detroit renaissance at turn of the millennium, Electric Six garnered significant critical acclaim for its up-tempo, sexified take on classic garage rock. Despite shuffling band members through the years, Electric Six has maintained an impressive l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Happy National Lollipop Day! Five Songs Named 'Lollipop'

    ​July 20th marks the observance of National Lollipop Day, and what would any holiday be without an aptly assembled play list to aid in the festivities? Here are a handful of tracks that celebrate the sweet side of oral fixation so you can get your suck on righteously.

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    April 1, 2011

    Five Ill-Advised Rock Reunions Aside from Meatloaf's

    ​ Buffalo Springfield, the 1960s band known for briefly employing Neil Young and Stephen Stills, announced a six-date reunion tour this summer and an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival. Since half of Buffalo Springfield's original members are dead, the tour is less an actual reunion than a pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Anthrax's Scott Ian to Skip Touring Due to Birth of First Child

    ​Scott Ian, Anthrax's rhythm and lead guitar player, just announced he's not going to be touring with the band he formed 30 years ago due to the upcoming birth of his first child. He said, "This decision to miss these shows was a deeply personal one. I co-founded this band July 18, 1981, and for ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Ten Hottest Musicians with Mustaches Now

    We're nearing the end of Movember--the month where men grow a mustache for the 30 days of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer--so we thought we'd do our bit by bringing you a list of the hottest musicians with mustaches.A lot has been said about John Oates', Freddie Mercury's and Frank Z ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Video Gaming's Greatest Mustaches

    There's something very special about a character's mustache in video gaming. In a way, a mustache is like a prop in a movie. It tells the viewer things about the character that cannot be conveyed in words alone. Depending on the style and cleanliness of his facial hair, we can clearly see if a perso ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Long Beach Trio Bella Novela Are Ready to Blow Up

    [Locals Only] Band specialize in indie-metal anthems with cinematic flair

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    October 7, 2009

    Orange County Theater Organ Society Vamps It Up with 'Nosferatu'

    ​When we asked Ed Bridgeford, the president of the Orange County Theater Organ Society what type of audience one could expect at one of his organization's events, he showed the kind of diplomacy that must have gotten him elected in the first place.

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    November 22, 2007

    Monday - 11/26

    Rock Star Karaoke at Slidebar, Christmas Tree Lighting at South Coast Plaza

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Homme, Bittersweet Homme

    Queens of the Stone Age spearhead a network of hard-rock badassery

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    May 17, 2007

    Polymorpous and Polyrhythmic

    Three techno DJ mixes to dislocate your hips

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    March 1, 2007

    Beyond Budokan

    Big Business: Death On Four Legs

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    May 18, 2006

    Voodoo Boogie

    Eagles of Death Metal: Anointed by the spirits of rock & roll

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    April 27, 2006

    Get Out!

    April 27 - May 4: the Slaughtahouse

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    April 22, 2004
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    January 16, 2003

    Von Suck

    Give us back our galleries!

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    October 31, 2002


    Jumping on the (band)wagon

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    December 21, 2000

    Kinky Horse Sex!

    Pud-pounding prose with punks Blood Brothers

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    December 14, 2000


    Commie Girl goes shopping so you dont have to!