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  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Six Awful Songs With Incredible Intros

    Some people just know how to hook you, right? Say you're browsing an online dating profile and someone catches your eye. Witty one-liners, cute smirks, maybe something cryptic like a tattoo of Josef Stalin eating a hot dog. Their linked Tumblr page shows they have an active interest in occult medici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    How Eighteen Visions Became The OC Metal Band Known For Inventing "Fashioncore"

    By: John Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman Like it or not, the history of the OC metal scene owes a lot to the phrase "guyliner," specifically a subgenre dubbed Metalcore that reared its head in the early 2000s. Brought forth by musicians who mixed Iron Maiden guitar chops with brutal break downs and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    "Top 5 Songs That Trigger Tears When Drinking" According to Jen Murphy.

    Jen Murphy sure is one witty and wild chick and while some might even label her "crazy," we're certain they are referring to her comedy being crazy hilarious. Another thing that is kind of "crazy" is that Murphy comes off all sweet and innocent but when she hits that stage, what's coming out of that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Judah Friedlander's "Top 5 Songs That'll Pump You Up So You'll Feel Like A Champion."

    For over twenty years, Judah Friedlander has been burning up the comedy scene with his lax style of stand-up. We're pretty positive that the secret to his success has got to be his confidence. And let's be clear, Judah is confident as fuck. Sure you might know him from his kick-ass book "How to Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Vans Warped Tour- Pomona Fairplex - June 21, 2013

    Day two of the Vans Warped Tour brought out the masses of music fans once again to the Fairplex in Pomona for another sun-soaked day full of eclectic bands, vendors, and fans of all ages and backgrounds. This year's festival was dominated by up and coming popular emo, indie rock, metalcore bands, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2013

    Two Gallants Find the Bright Side In Heavy Blues

    The San Francisco duo achieve sonic balance on their new album, 'The Blight and the Bloom'

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Rival Sons Are Stomping Back Across the Pond

    Standing backstage before a show in London, the Rival Sons had a lot to look forward to. They'd relentlessly toured Europe, opening for such legends of rock as AC/DC and Guns N' Roses, but nothing could have prepared them for the praise that was about to be heaped upon them by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy P ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2012

    'Rock of Ages,' or 'Hair Metal: The Musical'

    Adam Shankman, et al. make you happy you missed the Sunset Strip, circa 1987

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    The Jackson 4 Will Record A New Album After Touring

    This morning, confirmed our worst reunion fears: the Jackson 4 will not only be touring this summer, but working on recording a new album. Only one phrase can sum this up. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING? Although the Jacksons have a long and illustrious history of going against conventional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    AWOLNATION on Record Store Day at Coachella, and Their First Albums

    Is it musical overload to celebrate National Record Store Day at Coachella? Pop up store Zia Records (located on the festival premises) proved it is not. Although the store drew many bands on the festival lineup for special signings, Record Store Day drew even bigger crowds than usual, with attendee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela At The Hollywood Palladium, April 7, 2012

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela April 7, 2012 The Hollywood Palladium As the lights went down, the crowd cheered on the Latin guitarists as they took the stage; and as soon as the first few riffs were heard, the entire venue exploded with excitement. Not necessarily because the kick ass guitar duo had just se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Etta James Dies at 73 of Leukemia Complications; Five Essential Recordings

    ​CNN reports that Etta James has died from leukemia complications in Riverside. She was 73. The singer, known for her definitive rendition of  "At Last," was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. She had been battling Alzheimer's disease for a few years, and also had hepatitis C. Her husband, Art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    The Best Musician Signings And Events At NAMM

    ​With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Five Celebrity Ex-Disney Employees

    ​When I was in high school I briefly worked at a crappy little hot dog stand in Milwaukee.One day, a dumb-ass friend of mine thought it would be hilarious to throw an ice cube into the deep fryer I was working as he walked by. Rather than investigate and find out the truth behind the grease geyser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    MTV's 10 Coolest Videos From Michael Jackson to Metallica

    ​Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves.  Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Lady Gaga Coming to OC

    [Mental Notes] Also, Josh Freese fills in with Paramore and WAR remembers Teena Marie

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Josh Freese to Fill in For Paramore's South American Tour

    Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. ​According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 25, 2010

    Ron English's Telegrinnies, POPaganda, Camo Clownboy and More!

    "Status Factory: The Art of Ron English" at Orange Coast College showcases the work of the culture-jammer extraordinaire

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Axl Rose Sues 'Guitar Hero'

    ​[via] Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard Inc, the owner of the hit video game Guitar Hero. The company, which is based both in Santa Monica and Irvine, is being sued for over $20 million dollars for fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, among others claims.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    War! What's It Good For? Five Comics for People Who Don't Like War Comics

    Dynamite/Gary Leach; Vertigo/Dave Johnson​War comics can be an acquired taste, mostly because the traditional model plays around with some formula of tortured soldier, brutal combat, victimized civilians, heavy pathos. Rinse. Repeat. If these elements don't appeal to you, odds are high the comic-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith, New Rufus Wainwright Album, Axl Rose, Against Me!

    "Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith: Whose Alice Song Is Better?" asks BeatCrave, in regard to tracks off the new Alice in Wonderland soundtrack for the Tim Burton-helmed remake out March 5. Lavigne penned "Alice (Underground)." Smith's "Very Good Advice" is a very cool cover of a number from the 1951 D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Video: Lil Jon rocking out to Bon Jovi at Sutra Lounge, Costa Mesa

    You think you know Lil Jon's musical taste? You have no idea. There's probably a lot you don't know about this Atlanta-born King of Crunk. For instance, are you aware  that he's an established vinter--owner of Little Jonathan Winery? He's also a crazy NHL enthusiast. But you mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Today in Music News: Jay Reatard Remembered by Beck, Guns N' Roses, Billy Corgan, Jessica Simpson, Teddy Pendergrass

    "Extremely sad to hear of Jay's passing," writes Beck about death of Jay Reatard. "Only got to play with him once, but had the honor of doing a split single together. Thanks for the songs Jay---you will be missed." Click for "In Memory of Jay Reatard."  Click here for interview I did with Jay Rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Q&A: Ryan Nichols of Cat Party, Performing Saturday at Gypsy Lounge

    Editor's note: Here's the debut post from our new scribe Ali Lerman. She digs the OC Locals Only scene and is an open-minded music lover whose tastes range from Eddie Money to DJ Quik.Cat Party's Ryan Nichols will pull your chainFor a local band, Costa Mesa's Cat Party doesn't really fit into the ty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Last Night: Regina Spektor at the Greek Theatre

    Timothy CochraneDon't be fooled! This picture was taken at the 2006 Latitude Festival in England.​Last Night: Regina Spektor at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; October 28, 2009.Better Than: Moving to Regina, the second-largest city in the province of Saskatchewan.MVP of the Night: Dancing dude tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Kanye West: Not Dead!

    ​First Zach Braff, now this? Yeah, as we type, right now the top two trending topics on Twitter are "RIP Kanye West" and "#LongLiveYeezy." Don't be fooled; this is another sad sign that the "microblogging" site is, as I've spent so long denying, sometimes kind of dumb. Or actually harmful. The inf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    "Ten" is still "Alive"

    Holy shit! Last night I saw a commerical for the deluxe edition of Pearl Jam's debut Ten. I've been on this Earth for a mere 29 years, but suddenly I feel very, very, very old. This re-issue includes a remastered version of the record and a remix done by long-time PJ producer Brendan O'Brien, six bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Last Night: Gym Class Heroes, The Roots and Estelle at The Grove

    Better Than: Breaking up with a girl friend and writing a sappy song about it...leave that to the pros. I didn't quite believe my eyes when I stumbled across The Grove's Oct. 16 concert listing a few weeks ago. As a perpetual sucker for hip hop bands, a chance to watch The Roots, Gym Class Heroes ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008
  • Culture

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Shred Cred: You wanted the best—you got the best: Guitar Hero III

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    One Door Closes, Another One Opens

    The Cult get their mojo risin again

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Working-Class Heroes

    Radio Saints claim to be the peoples band

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Road to Nowhere Fast

    Foothill-South delayed until 2011, possibly forever

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Get Out!

    April 20 - April 27: Now Leave Me Alone

  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie Event of the Week: Pacific Jewish Film Festival

  • Culture

    September 15, 2005
  • Unknown

    July 28, 2005

    Funky Iran Contra

    This week in nightlife and more

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    I Hate Music

    Tommy Stinson said so!

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Color Me Impressed

    Paul Westerberg

  • Music

    December 9, 2004
  • Columns

    October 7, 2004

    Gray Lady Marmalade

    Good times, bad times, New York Times

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Hair to kill for!

    Metal Skool learn us good

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Bad Catholic Boys

    Avenged Sevenfold are angry and tortured, kinda

  • Music

    October 9, 2003
  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Languis Resident Aliens

    Sometimes fairly simple, sometimes fairly complex

  • Columns

    July 4, 2002
  • Unknown

    September 27, 2001

    La Habra

    Discount capital of OC

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