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    September 9, 2013

    Walter White's Mixtape: The Best Songs About Meth

    By: Tom Cowell Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013
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    June 14, 2013

    Top 5 Songs That You'd Like to Dedicate to Someone You Like BUT, You'll Look Like a D-Bag.

    It happens to the best of us. We meet someone new and suddenly every song starts to remind us of them. It's kind of like when you break-up and every song instantly mocks what you had....but these songs feel sooooo much better. Brand spanking new relationships rule and while you are at that point of ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    The Muffs

    Alex's Bar

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    April 26, 2013

    Newport Beach Film Festival: Punk's Not Dead--It's On Broadway

    For the first time in its fourteen-year long history, the Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off the year's season with a documentary film that packs as much wallop and frenetic energy as a mosh pit circle. Director Doug Hamilton's Broadway Idiot follows world-famous punk band Green Day as their al ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Yale in Cinema Celebrates a Decade at NBFF

    Orange Coast College is not the only institution of higher learning celebrating 10 years at the 14-year-old Newport Beach Film Festival.This also marks the 10th anniversary of the "Yale in Cinema" celebration organized by 1983 graduate Jim Gonzales. The New Haven, CT, university that educated Willia ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Green Day - Fox Theater - March 10, 2013

    Green Day  Fox Theater March 10, 2013About 40 minutes or so into Green Day's set, Billie Joe Armstrong begin what seemed to be an acoustic version of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" off what has become the band's seminal album, American Idiot. After the first verse, he paused before motioning ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts to See in OC This Weekend

    Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Green Day

    Fox Pomona

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    March 4, 2013

    Green Day's Billy Joe Makes a Mess of His Life, Asks Fans to Pay the Price

    Billy Joe Armstrong sat down this month with Rolling Stone to atone for his infamous mid-set rant at last September's I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas. You may remember the gig, which featured the puerile Bay Area punkers performing along with the likes of Rihanna, Bon Jovi and Swedish House Mafia ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Green Day Announce Fox Theater Show to Kick Off 2013 Tour

    You know a band is huge when they list the Fox Theater in Pomona as an "intimate club date." Of course having seen Green Day at the Tiki Bar and Alex's Bar over the years, we know the true meaning of that statement. But today, the band announced they'd be heading to P-town on March 10 for the first ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Billie Joe Armstrong Selling His Very Un-Punk Newport Beach House

    If you ever decide to play a game of "Guess Who's Celebrity's House This Is," you only have a little bit longer to use a Newport Beach pad that will really stump the shit out of people. Walking up to a quaint two-story cottage with a prim picket fence, Tommy Bahama charm and more white than a Sears ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Epicenter Festival 2012

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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    August 17, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Second Spin in Costa Mesa

    See Also: *Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock the Bells*Top Five Hits: Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach*Top Five Hits: Pepperland Records in OrangeFor this week, we got in touch with Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870. This week's top seller might be the first rap albu ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    American Idiot

    Segerstrom Center

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    September 1, 2011
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    August 18, 2011

    The Day Green Day Came to Costa Mesa

    [Mental Notes] They played for 300 people, and we got in to see them!

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    August 12, 2011

    Last Night: Green Day at the Tiki Bar

    Remember way back when. . . ​Green DayAugust 11, 2011Tiki Bar Click here to see some images from outside Tiki Bar that night.I'm not gonna lie: I (shamelessly) tried every route possible to get into last night's ultra intimate, ultra special Green Day show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa. I emailed ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    [UPDATED] EXCLUSIVE: How to Get Tickets to the Green Day Secret Show In Costa Mesa: Don't Bother Lining Up Right Now

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​UPDATE, AUGUST 11, 2011, 1:03 P.M.: Within a matter of seconds, not even a minute, the tickets to the Green Day show sold out. Bummer! But don't feel bad if you didn't get a ticket, you're not alone. Many fans are upset too, and they're venting their anger on the ban ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    [UPDATED] "Secret" Green Day Show This Thursday in Costa Mesa!

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyGreen Day at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, August 31, 2010. ​UPDATE, 10:14 A.M., AUGUST 10, 2011: We hear that Green Day will be playing Thursday (that's tomorrow, by the way--are you in line yet?) without their backing band--and to expect a set list rife with "o ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Emily's Army: Making You Feel Older, One Hit at a Time

    ​Take note: Emily's Army is going to be big. And it's not just because their producer is Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, or because Billie Joe is the father of the band's drummer.It's because their debut Don't Be a Dick has the same brash, young catchiness early Green Day albums had. They're ly ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Green Day Turning 'American Idiot' Into a Movie?​Since Green Day's album American Idiot graced the Broadway stage six years ago, there has been talk about turning the well-received musical into a movie. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong might play the lead role of St. Jimmy, and he told the New York Times that he would like to develop th ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Seven Reasons Why the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards are Ridiculous

    ​This Saturday, Dec. 11, Spike will be hosting its 2010 installment of their Video Game Awards. The annual awards show provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals working in the video game development industry to receive recognition for all of their hard work. It's also a interesting chance t ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    September 3, 2010

    Local Music News Links: Snoop, Green Day, Runner Runner, Lucinda Williams

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyGreen Day at Verizon Amphitheatre on Tuesday.​This week, we discovered another OC music magazine to link to. Guess what it's called! In local music news, we've got Runner Runner, Green Day, Snoop Dogg and more...

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    September 1, 2010

    Green Day at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our AFI/Green Day slideshow here!Green DayAugust 31, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterDoes it get any bigger than a Green Day rock show? Not really. With a three hour performance and snippets of cover songs spanning the history of rock, Green Day made sure ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Green Day

    Verison Wireless Amphitheatre

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    August 5, 2010


    US Open

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    June 1, 2010

    No Service Fees For Live Nation Shows​Live Nation's eliminating service fees this June for all the tickets sold at all their amphitheaters throughout the country. I don't know if that's such a good idea; some of those service fees jack up the cost of a ticket by almost double sometimes. By eliminating them ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Foo Fighters to Record with 'Nevermind' Producer, M.I.A. New Album Update, Green Day Musical Movie(?), Lady Gaga and Elton John Reunite for Benefit

    Foo Fighters to record with Nevermind producer Butch Vig. M.I.A.'s new album is "weird and heavy"--sounds good to us!

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    March 23, 2010

    Green Day to Play Irvine; Ready for Broadway

    Those East-Bay-punks-turned-arena-rockers Green Day will visit the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Aug. 31 as part of their North American tour. Bamboozle co-headliner AFI has been named the opener. In related news, the Broadway premiere of American Idiot--the stage version of Green Day's powerfull ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Green Day Tops Lollapalooza Rumors, Jimi Hendrix's 'Rock Band,' Hole, Peter Gabriel

    Green Day, Lady Gaga and Soundgarden rumored to play Lollapalooza reports Spin. Is yet another festival landing better lineup than Coachella?Jimi Hendrix soon to have own Rock Band game. No word yet on playing-with-your-teeth feature or if you get extra points for lighting faux guitar on fire. New ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Today in Music News: Against Me!, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Pavement

    Florida rockers Against Me!, one of my faves, dub upcoming album White Crosses. I'm pretty sure the cover art, via front man Tom Gabel's blog, is a joke.The KyleGreen Day goes Broadway with American Idiot, which makes the band officially about as "punk" as Sesame Street. That's OK. I like Green Day ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Today in Music News: Coachella, Weezer, Green Day, Chris Brown, Flight of the Conchords

    Coachella dates announced, which we just blogged about earlier this morning.Weezer's Rivers Cuomo released from hospital and on a "bus for cross country trip to L.A."One more reason that Chris Brown is a dick--and not a particularly smart one.Green Day goes big--like the Beatles--with their own Ro ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Green Day on tour...not coming to OC

    Green Day's going on tour to promote 21st Century Breakdown, the follow-up to the mega-successful American Idiot. For better or worse, the Bay Area trio (plus the seventeen sidemen they employ) aren't hitting Orange County. The closest the are getting is an August 20 date at the Cox Arena in San Die ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    'Guaranteed to Brighten Your Day,' Indeed

    When checking the mail today, I was mostly hoping for a copy of "Heart On," the oh-so cleverly/naughtily titled third album from Eagles of Death Metal. I didn't get that, but I got something arguably* better - "Undeniable," the "first new non-soundtrack album" by fictional trio Alvin and the Chipmun ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Last Night: Foxboro Hot Tubs @ Alex's Bar in Long Beach

    By Ryan Ritchie The last time Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool hit Long Beach, they called themselves Green Day and played at the Arena to thousands of pre-pubescent fans and those fans’ moms. Last night was a bit different. Using the moniker Foxboro Hot Tubs, the Berkeley trio p ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008

    Foxboro Hot Tubs to Steam Up Alex's May 28

    Up-and-cunning garage rockers Foxboro Hot Tubs (who've never been seen in the same room with Green Day) will be playing LA's The Roxy May 27 and Alex's Bar in Long Beach May 28. Tickets are $20 and only available day of show at the venues. Bring your most comfortable sleeping bag—it's going to be ... More >>

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    December 11, 2007

    New Green Day???

    That's the rumor ablaze on the 'net. A new band has popped up called Foxboro Hot Tubs and they sure as hell sounds like the boys from Green Day... trying out a swinging '60s sound. Do you think it's them? (it totally is)

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    June 14, 2007
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    October 26, 2006

    Dirty Deities

    The Thermals

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    December 22, 2005


    Compact Disc Warehouse

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    January 13, 2005
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    October 28, 2004

    Pepperland Music

    Top 10 selling records from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

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    October 14, 2004
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    October 7, 2004
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    April 29, 2004
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    July 12, 2001
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    November 23, 2000

    Kelly Gaiser of the Fabulous Tuscaderos

    Local musicians ponder the eternal, wrenching dilemma

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