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    October 23, 2014

    Bill Burr, MST3K Crew and Cartoon Mike Tyson Featured Among 5 Small Screen Can't Misses

    I can't speak for you, but here are five things coming to small screens that I don't want to miss.

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    March 15, 2013

    Nico Vega Unleashes the "Beast"...Again

    By: Heidi Darby In the midst of a repartee about accountability and freedom of expression, Nico Vega vocalist Aja Volkman trails off into an unexpected silence. Snapping back into the conversation she giggles, "Okay, I don't want to take you out of the interview, but let me tell you exactly what's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Cosmopolitan - December 31, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers The Cosmopolitan December 31, 2012 As tempting as it would be to hang out with Kim Kardashian at some upscale club in Las Vegas, seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Cosmopolitan seemed like a great way to usher in the New Year. The Chelsea Ballroom was packed with party r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Comedian Brad Williams Proves That Sometimes Humping a Chick's Leg Can Lead to a Career

    I'll admit...I feel good about talking to someone that I might actually be taller then. It's few and far between in my life. As they say, good things come in small packages and when it comes to comedian Brad Williams, don't let his miniature frame fool you because this guy is supplying gigantic laug ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Richie Sambora - Fonda Theatre - November 13, 2012

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    The Shins - Gibson Amphitheater - October 2, 2012

    The Shins GibsonAmphitheater October 2, 2012  Many fans of The Shins began to grow wary of the indie outfit's direction as each of the original members left the band over the last few years. Though James Mercer has always been the bandleader, it's never the same without the original l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Top 10 Wally George Band Interviews From The Hot Seat

    Come Friday, it'll be nine years since Wally George, the ultimate crotchety conservative, left this world for the big public access talk show in the sky. The self-proclaimed father of "Combat TV" died of pneumonia in 2003 at age 71 inside Fountain Valley Hospital. He left behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Paul Simon at the Gibson Amphitheatre Last Night

    Danielle Bacher/OC Weekly​Paul SimonOctober 19, 2011Gibson AmphitheatreSeventy years is a long time. Some countries in history did not manage to make it that long. Paul Simon, however, has endured. From teenage troubadour in Queens to one-half of the biggest folk-rock duo ever to solo superstar, h ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Deftones at the Fox Theater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe Deftones at the Gibson Amphitheater last year​DeftonesJune 15, 2011Fox Theater PomonaOne of the benefits of seeing a show in Pomona is that one can usually park for free. Arriving in Pomona 15 minutes after the doors opened proved to be a costly mistake as I was forced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    What You Missed: Odd Future, Brandon Boyd, Studio K, April Foolishness, Ani DiFranco, Fitz & the Tantrums

    ​Another busy weekend: Buzzy hip-hop group Odd Future stopped by the Glass House, dreamboat/renaissance man Brandon Boyd showed off some art at Hurley, Studio K returned to Knott's, KROQ's April Foolishness hosted another big show, Ani DiFranco re-stole our hearts and Fitz and the Tantrums brought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness at Gibson Amphitheatre Saturday Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow here!Kevin & Bean's April FoolishnessApril 2, 2011 Gibson AmphitheatreFeeling like a herded cow, we fought through the crowd just in time to enjoy Cleto & The Cletones, who were the house band once again for this year's Kevin & Be ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    The Social Distortion Network

    Mike Ness and crew embark on a new chapter in the story of their lives

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    November 29, 2010

    What You Missed: Uncommon Burlesque, Weezer, Patchwork Festival, Matt Costa

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​What'd you do this weekend? Did it involve some pre-Thanksgiving burlesque? Ours did! This long holiday weekend, we saw Uncommon Burlesque in Newport, Weezer perform the Blue Album in Los Angeles, crafty DIY-ers at the Patchwork Festival, Matt Costa perform a hometown show at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    What Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Said: Interviews from the Past vs. Present

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​A few weeks ago, Weezer's frontman Rivers Cuomo got on the phone with us to talk about the band's  Memories Tour, the collection of B-sides, Death to False Metal, the Pinkerton reissue and their latest set, Hurley. During the interview, he talked about their reissues ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    WTF of the Week: Rivers Cuomo's Change of Heart on Weezer's 'Pinkerton'

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​WTF?Let's just start by saying there's probably any number of aspects in Rivers Cuomo's life that would make good fodder for this weekly blog post: His one extended self-imposed celibacy, his choice to live for a stretch in an unfurnished apartment, his decision to put roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    A Drake Concert Survival Guide​Drake gave fair warning about the volatile nature of his shows when he expressed his apprehension by spitting "Everyone nervous/'Cuz them hipsters gone have to get along with them hood niggaz," on the "Ignant Shit" track off So Far Gone. This Thursday's  show at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Show of the Day: Morrissey at Fox Theater, Pomona

    "Polarizing," "love him or hate him," "no middle ground"--all pretty vague, cliche terms, and all rather accurate when it comes to Morrissey.

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    October 20, 2009

    Santa Ana's Aushua Added to Next Month's 'LA 101'

    ​A festival-type show on a Tuesday? Hey, sure, why not? That's the day of LA 101, a concert put on by our sister paper, LA Weekly, up north at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City.

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    October 13, 2009

    Tickets for LA Morrissey Show on Sale Saturday, Pomona Close Behind?

    Still so dreamy!​"I know it's gonna happen someday."It's been nearly a month since Morrissey tour dates throughout Southern California started popping up on fansites like Morrissey Solo, and official announcement of almost all of them (eventually) followed. There's Morrissey at the Fantasy Springs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Your Chance to Save Money on Train Tickets Finally Here

    Teehee, "Train tickets."​At the end of the month, October 27 to be exact, Train--you know, "Drops of Jupiter," "Meet Virginia" Train--will release their first new studio album in nearly four years, Save Me San Francisco (named after their city of origin). Just two days before that, Train will play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    No Doubt Triumphantly Return (to New Jersey)

    Arguably (?) the most famous band in Orange County history, No Doubt, played their first official show in about five years last night at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, headlining the second day of the Bamboozle Music Fest out there (not to be confused with the Bamboozle Left that to ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Incoming: No Doubt Add Yet Another OC Show, Katy Perry to Open

    (Yes, I could have used another No Doubt picture to illustrate this blog, but I'm using this Katy Perry pic instead. Deal with it. We need hits.) Waaay sold out. No Doubt has added yet another Verizon Wireless Amphitheater show--their fourth!--to their triumphant reunion tour, this one happening on ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    The Cure, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie Announced for KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    It's radio station concert day! Apparently! KROQ has announced their lineup for day two (Dec. 14) of Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and it is predictably pretty great: The Cure, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Paramore, Franz Ferdinand (!), Scott Weiland, ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008

    Oh No! Yes Cancel 40th Anniversary Tour

    British prog-rock icons Yes have had to cancel their upcoming 26-city tour commemorating 40 years of incredibly long, complicated rockin'—including dates at Honda Center (Aug. 20) and Gibson Amphitheatre (Aug. 22)—due to singer Jon Anderson's health problems. “In the wake of my recent respir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Yes to Complexly Rock Honda Center Aug. 20

    Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    Rodrigo y Gabriela Cancel September Tour Dates

    Awesome Mexican folk-metal group Rodrigo y Gabriela have had to cancel the rest of their North American tour (which was going to hit the Grove of Anaheim Sept. 13) due to the latter's exhaustion. They hope to return to the road in October. You can read Rex Reason's feature in this week's OC Weekly ... More >>