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  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    The 50 Worst Things About the OC Music Scene

    Orange County, your musicians have a bone to pick with you. Well, more than one bone actually. You see, for being the second-most populous county in the Greater L.A. area-- behind L.A. of course-- the only figure that beats our count of approximately 3 million citizens is the number of times we're r ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    April 1, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, April 1 The Originalites Gallagher's Pub Since coming together as teenagers (and later recruiting saxophonist Mike Belk after an impromptu jam session at a local gig), The Originalites have risen high in the ranks of Orange County's local music scene in the span of only five years. The Fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Imagine Dragons - House of Blues - March 19, 2013

    Imagine Dragons House of Blues March 19, 2013 For a band that's had, at least on the surface, a meteoric rise, Imagine Dragons sure know how to play things cool. Playing to what they said was the smallest venue on their North American tour, the Las Vegas-natives demonstrated that they have a strong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Testament - House of Blues Anaheim - January 31, 2013

    Testament House of Blues Anaheim January 31, 2013A portion of Downtown Disney was morphed into a thrash metal haven last night, as Bay Area heroes Testament played the second night of a cross country tour, to promote their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth(released in July on Nuclear Blast). Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, December 28Sweet and Tender HooligansHouse of Blues Anaheim It's an understatement to say that fans of the Smiths are rabid. Obj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Social Distortion - House of Blues Anaheim - December 5, 2012

    Social Distortion House of Blues Anaheim December 5, 2012 Wanna know how Mike Ness spent the night before the kick off-of his 10-night-stint at the House of Blues Anaheim? The Social Distortion frontman was surprising fans down the road with an onstage cameo during the Bruce Springsteen concert at ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    Amherst Aisle Are Ready for the Big Time

    [Locals Only] The UC Irvine band want to graduate to bigger stages

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Thrice Announce Farewell Tour

    ​Well, this is it. Irvine prog-rockers Thrice are really doing it--taking a break after 13 years together. Singer/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge and drummer Riley Breckenridge (our 3hree Things columnist) will go on tour on May 4 in San Diego and e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2011

    The English Beat

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Kiev for Sweet Relief: Raising Money, Awareness and Releasing an EP in One Night

    ​On Oct.15, the House of Blues Anaheim will be one of 200 venues around the country teaming up with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund's annual event. Every year the non-profit raises money for musicians who are struggling to make ends meet. According to Sweet Relief, over 65 percent of professional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Random Ninjas Will Kill You (No, Not Really)

    ​West LA rock outfit Random Ninjas invades the House of Blues Anaheim on Sunday (win tickets here!), armed with a high-energy stage show that involves a, well, random smattering of influences. Anchored by guitarist Full Metal Ninja's Hetfield/Hammet-style fret work, frontlady Soozana's rangy, dyna ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2011


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  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Mos Def and Talib Kweli to Perform at the House of Blues Anaheim as Black Star

    ​We bear good news for people who aren't fans of driving out to San Bernardino for shows! Mos Def and Talib Kweli, who performed their stellar set Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star at the hip-hop festival this summer, are currently touring the album, and will be at the House of Blues in Ana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    WIN: A Ticket to Each of Thrice's Southern California Shows!

    Samuel Zide​Are you the biggest Thrice fan ever? Then you'll probably love our cover story this week, which talks about the trials and tribulations the post-hardcore band went through before making their latest set, Major/Minor, out next week on Vagrant. Maybe you've liked them since you were 12. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    The Ready Set Explains His Stage Name: 'It Means Being Ready to Set Your Inhibitions and Fears Behind You'

    Roberto ChamorroThe Ready Set​If you're a white-dude pop artist not named Justin Bieber, you need a band name-like moniker, like Owl City (Adam Young) or Never Shout Never (Drew Ingle). Hence, The Ready Set, aka Jordan Witzigreuter. The 21-year-old from Fort Wayne, Ind. had an ubiquitous pop ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    TGIF: Agent Orange, Yo La Tengo, T-Pain and Gang of Four

    Brian KasnyikAgents have diplomatic immunity?​Friday kicks off the weekend with Agent Orange ripping into things at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille in Pomona. It may seem odd to have a now-veteran act be our Locals Only focus this week, but Mike Palm has always been about the area he grew up and start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Lit at the House of Blues in Anaheim Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Lit Jan. 29, 2011House of Blues, AnaheimIt was fitting that Lit helped to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the House of Blues in Anaheim, as they opened the venue a decade ago. A sold-out HOB was a solid testament to Lit's continued ability to fill venues. Big thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    TGIF: The Wonder Years, Social Distortion, Jandek, Three Bad Jacks and Many More!

    Michael MinichielloThe Wonder Years​On Friday, the Wonder Years play at Chain Reaction in Anaheim--and yes, we feel your eyes rolling a bit at the name. We still haven't quite gotten over Crystal Castles and Final Fantasy ourselves, to name just two. But the Philadelphia-based band, who look more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    What You Missed: NOFX, NYE Block Party, Rebelution, Surf City Splash, Berlin, Food Truck Fare and More

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Happy 2011! What'd you do? Or more importantly, what did you miss? We were all over the place with the New Year's Eve celebrations--from NOFX at the Wiltern and the Block Party at the OC Fairgrounds to Rebelution at the House of Blues and Berlin at Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    What You Missed: Burlesque Show, X, OC Foodie Fest Holiday party, the Vandals

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? Though things are really starting to wind down for the holidays, we managed to catch X Friday night at the House of Blues, then, the next night, we saw the Vandals and then we hit up the OC Foodie Fest's holiday party. 

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Fearless Friends Tour feat. Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Go Radio and More at the House of Blues Anaheim

    Todd Barnes/OC WeeklyFearless Friends Tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim. For more photos, go here​Check out our Fearless Friends Tour slideshow here!Fearless Friends TourNov. 14, 2010House of Blues AnaheimWhen The Beatles came across the pond to the United States, Americans witnessed a mass hy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays: Scorpions and Dahga Bloom

    Dahga Bloom​Do you like soft rock? What about crazy, psychedelic, don't-really-know-where-it's-going rock? Yes? Well you're in luck--we're giving away tickets to Scorpion's "Get Your Sting Back and Black Out Farewell Tour" and Dahga Bloom's record release party at the House of Blues with the Growl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Live Nation Tickets For $10--Today Only

    photo by Photography by Chad Sengstock​If you were dying to watch the Jonas Brothers, go to the Ozzfest and watch Dahga Bloom at the House of Blues but didn't have the cash, you're in luck. For today only, you can buy select Live Nation tickets to various Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and House of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The Growlers added to Dahga Bloom and My Pet Saddle's Record Release Show at House of Blues, Anaheim, July 31

    Rebecca Arand​In an effort to capture every last drop of Orange County's hipster fan base, Fullerton bands Dahga Bloom (featured in this week's Locals Only column)  and My Pet Saddle confirmed yesterday that South county's psych rock kingpins, the Growl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Thank God It's Thursday Friday: Shows You Don't Want To Miss

    Portugal. The Man perform at House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday​A little late, but your weekend planner is here to choose shows you would've probably missed otherwise.  we've got a whole slew of local acts to witness for the weekend. For a better, more informed decision, listen to these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Bad Religion, House of Blues Anaheim, 3/17

    Andrew YoussefGreg Graffin commanding the stage at House of Blues, AnaheimThe Hype: Thirty years of punk rock is an outstanding feat. Some bands can barely keep it together for three years, let alone three decades. St. Patrick's Day was a perfect excuse for Bad Religion to celebrate, as they kicked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Happy Skalidays from Reel Big Fish

    ​Maybe they couldn't score a date before the 25th or maybe they're really thoughtful guys who want to include everyone in their plans, but whatever the case, OC ska favorites Reel Big Fish are playing a holiday show Dec. 28 at the House of Blues. Also on the bill is Chase Long Beach and Starpool. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Fifty Bucks Gets You Alotta Shows with New Live Nation Deal

    ​Concert promoter Live Nation has a pretty sweet deal on the table. For $49.99, people who purchase something called a "Club Passport" get admission to all shows at a few local venues (including the Anaheim House of Blues) for the remainder of the year. When you consider your average ticket costs ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009

    Third Eye Blind

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 6/16

    Free Tacos & DJ, 5 p.m.Free is pretty much everyone's favorite word in the English language. Gorge yourself on some free tacos starting as a live DJ spins.Cantina Lounge, 2736 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, CA; 714-879-8094The Third Annual Bloomsday on Broadway-West, 6 p.m.Bloomsday is a commemora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Incoming: Jet at the House of Blues Anaheim

    Hey, you remember Jet. Right? Australian dudes? Sound (and look) kind of like a more '70s rock-oriented Oasis? Pitchfork posted a review of their 2006 Shine On album that was simply a nine-second video of a monkey drinking his own pee? Sure, now you remember. Well, the band that spawned all those mi ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    The Wallflowers

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Venus Infers Score Another Opening Gig with Peter Murphy

    Huntington Beach's Venus Infers are not exactly new to having cool things happen to them as a band--they've gotten a ton of local awards and acclaim, placement on TV shows and some prime gigs supporting big names. But they're still assuredly psyched about this: opening up for former Bauhaus frontman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    TONIGHT: LD and Ariano, Hochii and N3utron at Smoke n' Stuff

    Ever seen some live hip hop at a smoke shop? No? Well you're in luck. The good people over at Smoke n' Stuff, a Laguna-based cheebah supply store, have orchestrated some musical FREE entertainment courtesy of LD and Ariano, founders of the OC/LB collective Technicali Sound. You may remember their na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2009

    Big week(s) for local faves at HOB Anaheim

    In the eyes of talented local bands and many of their obsessed, merch buying followers, the fight for respect, recognition and a paying gig is a battle waged night after night.Whether it's on cramped stages in half empty bars or packed small-time venues in their stomping ground of choice, some would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Last Night: Raphael Saadiq at House of Blues

    Last Night: Raphael Saadiq at the House of BluesBetter Than: Trying to fill up a car from the 60s with today's gas prices.Download: Don't download shit, buy the damn album (The Way I See it)Toss Raphael Saadiq's latest album, The Way I See It into any CD player and most people are quick to call it a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    TONIGHT: Curt Wada Benefit Concert at House of Blues Anaheim

    Earlier this month, House of Blues Anaheim stage manager and former Tower Records west coast promotions manager Curt Wada passed away from pancreatic cancer. Tonight, the House of Blues is hosting a benefit show for his family featuring many OC/LA bands, including Death by Stereo (pictured), Dramara ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Tom Morello

    The Night Watchman and His Band

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    November 23, 2008

    Last Night: Buckethead at the Anaheim House of Blues

    Not even the comfort of an ice cold beer was enough to curb the blazing body heat that filled the rafters of last night's Buckethead show at the House of Blues. Then again, a wall to wall turnout for one of rock-n-roll's most mysterious guitar gods should probably be expected. After all, it's one of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Planet Anaheim

    The B-52's

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Tonight's Blind Melon Show Postponed

    Tonight's Blind Melon concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim was "postponed" - they're not saying canceled, though they are offering refunds at point of purchase and there's no make-up date announced (it's "TBA"). I called over to the House of Blues but got nowhere after being on hold for a good w ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Sing Out, Louise!

    Acoustic Brew

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    October 1, 2007

    HOB Cancels Shadows Fall Shows

    Shadows Fall: Tabooed off the stage by Disney. Two dates on Shadows Fall's upcoming Operation Annihilation tour with Static X have been canceled. Both were to occur at House of Blues venues located on property owned by the Walt Disney company. The Oct. 20 date scheduled at House of Blues in Orlando ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Good shows coming up!

    Happy new year! If 2007 goes right, you'll be able to count on this wee blog to keep you informed on all things . . . well, all things that we think you should like, I guess. That means: show reviews, band recommendations, random stuff from Ziegler and more contributions from (hopefully) more contri ... More >>

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    May 26, 2005

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    September 25, 2003

    The Fly Life

    Club Detour spurs the OC hip-hop revolution

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    May 30, 2002


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