• Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Drones Were Flying Around Coachella

    By: Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Modest Mouse - The US Open Of Surfing - July 26, 2013

    Modest Mouse US Open of Surfing 7/26/13 This year's US Open of Surfing's musical event day number two was as crazy and chaotic as always, prompting the drunkest, sun burnt, and heat exhausted audience members to turn it into the US Open of Crowd Surfing. Indie musicians Modest Mouse headlined this ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    The Steelwells Re-Make Themselves at Home

    The Steelwells. Remember them? They're that Fullerton-bred indie-rock outfit that toured with Foster the People and Grouplove, then went into the studio to record an EP . . . two years ago. Well, they want you to know they're alive and well, and they're sorry they never called or sent post cards. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Youngblood Hawke - The Observatory - May 21, 2013

    Youngblood Hawke The Observatory 5/21/13 It's been a turbulent 10 years for Sam Martin and Simon Katz. Together, the two saw their former project, Iglu & Hartly, rise to moderate success and then crumble before their eyes. But when one door closes another opens up, and for the longtime friends the d ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two - Gibson Amphitheatre - December 9, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Gibson Amphitheatre December 9,2012 Gwen Stefani's appearance at the first night of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas made for a memorable evening. The rumors had circulated early in the evening that those in attendance would be treated to a surprise set from N ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012

    Grouplove Try to Not Get Tongue-tied on Their Next Big Hit

    The LA band stay faithful to their sound and the wild energy that got them this far

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2012 Lineup Announced

    This morning KROQ affirmed some of our early predictions when it announced the lineup for both nights of their 23 Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas. Linkin Park and Rise Against are slated to headline Night 1 along with an outfit of nostalgic, monosyllabic hard rock acts--Bush and Garbage--bolstered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

    In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Nick Waterhouse Comes to Long Beach to Dance in the Street

    See Also:*Retro Geek Nick Watehouse Went From Being a Punching Bag in Orange County to a Trendsetter in GQ*TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play The U.S. Open of Surfing.*Fingerprints Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a Big 'Ol Record Sale.Long Beach's Summer and Music concert series& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    When Is Shutting Down a Concert Worth the Hassle?

    See Also: *TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play the U.S. Open of Surfing *Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny Days *Adele and Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!For those of you who haven't heard, Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen show at the Hard R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    TV On The Radio, Grouplove And Best Coast To Play The U.S. Open Of Surfing

    When you think of the U.S. Open of Surfing, you think about people on their boards gracing the Pacific. Though the event usually features free live music, there may not be another free concert in the area that can compare to this year's event. Presented by Converse, Hurley and Nike, the show will ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Grouplove at the Observatory, April 17, 2012

    GrouploveObservatoryApril 17, 2012 I think I shed at least ten pounds last night at The Observatory for the sold out Grouplove show. The place was pretty much packed from the moment that the doors opened and body heat radiated everywhere you turned. I would have thought that this would have upset ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    KROQ's Weenie Roast to be Held on Cinco de Mayo

    ​KROQ/106.7 FM's annual Weenie Roast is back, earlier than ever. This year's edition--the 20th--is dubbed Weenie Roast y Fiesta, and will be held on May 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. On the line up is Coldplay, Incubus, the Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ 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 >>