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Monday, March 4MusInk Battle of the BandsHouse of Blues Anaheim Though it may not share the same level of hipster-deigned prestige as Coachella, Musink Festival represents a high-water mark for up-and-coming bands. This year's festival, which celebrates all things tattoo, will feature an impressive ... More >>
Friday, March 1 Super Diamond House of Blues Anaheim Remember the movie Saving Silverman with Steve Zahn and Jack Black? It was about a couple of lovable loser musicians whose idol was none other than Neil Diamond, the psuedo-rock crooner from your parent's generation. Sometimes truth is stranger ... More >>
By: Katrina NattressThe Jezebelles are not your traditional choir. In fact, the Southern California all-girl rock 'n' roll choir has never even competed in a choral competition. Conversely, most of the ladies in the 17-member group have pasts in rock bands, and two years ago Kelsey Dyer formed The J ... More >>
We're giving away a pair of tickets to see Italian metal goth band Lacuna Coil at the House of Blues Anaheim on Sunday, and five pairs of tickets for the Christian punk/hardcore extravaganza that is Facedown Fest at the Glass House on Saturday!
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? We caught Willie Nelson at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Agent Orange at the Tiki Bar, Old 97's at the Galaxy Concert Theatre (there was even an onstage proposal!) and the RX Bandits at the House of Blues in Anaheim. As usual: More info and p ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? Ours started off at KROQ's annual Miss Double D-Cember contest at the Slidebar in Fullerton, hosted by Kevin and Bean. Then there was the 20th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival grounds. We relived our punk days with Dead Kennedys at the ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? We saw the Adolescents and the Bouncing Souls performed at the House of Blues Anaheim. And then we went to check out Eat.Drink.Pink OC for pink-hued baked goods and even drinks like the Cotton Candy Martini. And finally, on Sunday night, ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseWhy yes, Virginia, it is a Tuesday. And we're giving away tickets to the English Beat's show at the House of Blues on Friday and Tiger Army at the Grove of Anaheim on Saturday.Why? Because Dave Wakeling (pictured, left) is still at it, and because Tiger Army is perfor ... More >>
We found out from the House of Blues early this morning that the K'naan show tonight at the House of Blues was canceled. Alas, neither the venue nor the publicist could give us a reason for the cancellation. Do you know why?
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyHere it is! The weekly list of links to music coverage (that we didn't write) around the OC music blogosphere.
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Damion DemeterTonight, the Rye Douglas Band is headlining a record release show--actually a single release show-at the House of Blues. But in many ways it's actually a great local showcase for a lot of different bands. Besides the Huntington Beach headliners themselves, showcasing said singl ... More >>
Facebook What's that? You're heading over to the final Bad Religion show of what seems like their 5,000-night run at the House of Blues Anaheim?You're in luck--not only are fave Orange County punkers the Vandals opening up tonight but drummer (Devo, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, etc.)/ace se ... More >>
Remember back in 2007, when kids all around the world were posting videos of themselves doing the Crank Dat Soulja Boy dance?The very next year: The Wonder Girls' "Nobody" dance. The dance sensationalized by the South Korean pop girl group consisted of a few demure movements, some hand gestures, ... More >>
Sarah Buss PhotographyThe Hype: The release of the New Limb's debut album, Sounds People Can Hear, has been a long time coming. Especially after a year of surging popularity, packed local gigs and doting write-ups in all sorts of local papers and magazines (including ours).  ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyDan Perez of the New Limb at the Gypsy Lounge.There's a lot that's new in the world of Costa Mesa indie-pop quartet The New Limb, recently named best indie band in the county by the OC Music Awards. They already have "new" in their name, so they're kinda used ... More >>
The Reverend Horton Heat--aka Jim Heath--flashes a big, Texas grin during his performance New Year's Eve in front of a packed House of Blues, Anaheim. He also led his hot trio through a raucous set the night before at same venue.Christopher VictorioThe Reverend Horton Heat, Dec. 31, House of Blues, ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLive at the House of Blues Anaheim Last Night: Thrice at the House of Blues Anaheim (11/25/09)Better Than: Going to Warped Tour or Bamboozle Left just to see Thrice.My first Thrice show was back in 2002 at the House of Blues Anaheim when they opened for Face To Face. I had no idea w ... More >>
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Yeah. Due to the three-day weekend and all that, there are pretty much no shows going on sale tomorrow. There's the "BET's 106 & Park Tour" with Trey Songz and Mario at the House of Blues in Anaheim (on sale 10 a.m. tomorrow, $35-$37.50). And that's...it. There are a couple more new shows wor ... More >>
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I have any specific gripes against the Melbourne-based rockers of Jet, except for maybe this photo. Any band that has managed to brave the music business in the heart of the download era for more than one album deserves a little credit. Plus, you know they're all fa ... More >>
By now, 2008 just seems like a distant memory doesn't it? Sure you may be saddled with the same debt, the same crappy economy (though I believe it's been taking pride in getting progressively worse lately), but so much else has changed. Maybe it's the feeling of a semi-fresh new year that inspired t ... More >>
"We all know art is hard." That's what Cursive said, at least. They didn't play Saturday at the Tour Des Artistes in Long Beach, but a lot of other folks did. You might have read Nate Jackson's recap earlier today (and if not, why not, huh?), and if you would like to see some lovely, lovely pics to ... More >>
Costa Mesa dancey-electro trio Pop Noir will be opening up for noted English indie rockers Doves (also a trio! weird!) during two of their southern California dates this week--Thursday at the House of Blues in San Diego, and Friday right here (well, "here," relatively speaking) at the House of Blues ... More >>
Another busy weekend has come and gone at OC Weeklyville, and we've got pictures from shows this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday, our old friend Leslie Agan was at the Crosby in downtown Santa Ana, taking some pics of DJ Roam. Chris Cornell's recent solo efforts have received a bit of a mix ... More >>
Don't feel like sweating your balls off? Or dropping 269 bizones to get the opportunity to sweat your balls off? Weird, but you've still got options around OC if you're not heading out to Coachella.
Alt-country icon Lucinda Williams at the House of Blues in Anaheim is just one of the shows going on sale tomorrow. Exciting!
Hey, remember the '90s? Sure you do: eight years of peace, Dow at 10,000, icky sex acts in the White House. Also, a British man named Tricky caught the attention of the musical literati with his far-out fusion of hip hop, electronica, trip-hop, rock, coriander, Alice episodes and whatever else he mi ... More >>
OMG, someone tell 11-year-old Albert that Gavin Rossdale is coming to town. He was rather fond of the Sixteen Stone album. He's not afraid to admit it, despite how lame/girly that might make him sound. In my defense, I was a pretty lame and girly 11 year old.Just a few shows going on sale tomorrow, ... More >>
Live Nation hasn't had the best PR lately, what with nearly unanimously negative response to their plans to merge with Ticketmaster--but who says that giant corporations don't have some neat ideas every now and then? This Friday the 13th (tomorrow, for those non-calendar inclined), they'll be sellin ... More >>
In "American Boy," Estelle sings "I'd love to see LA." Pshaw. That ain't nothin', Estelle. Wait until you see the House of Blues in Anaheim tonight. There's a Build-a-Bear Workshop. And an ESPN Zone! Not to mention all the great crap stuff you can find at Starabilias. The British R&B singer is i ... More >>
We've talked about plenty of these shows throughout the week, but tomorrow's the day when you can get all up in 'em, ticket buying-wise.
Better Than: Pretty much any other concert you could have gone to last night.In the canon of legendary punk bands, it is pretty much impossible to fuck with the furious, dred-wielding four piece that is Bad Brains. And for hoards of die-hard O.C. punks young and old, a chance to see them in action ... More >>
Not a ton of stuff this week--but we've already had Britney Spears and Snoop, so what more do you want? There are some good new ones: the ridiculously ripped LL Cool J, for instance. Find 'em after the jump!
This pic is actually from last Wednesday's Misfits show in San Diego (via Wikipedia). So pretend this is happening in Anaheim, and you have a pretty good idea of what it looked like. Last Night: The Misfits, D.I., Invisible Humans at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Nov. 23, 2008.Better Than: Jerry Only ... More >>
Every week, more shows from old punk bands are announced. It's uncanny. NOFX, Feb. 19 at the Grove of Anaheim On sale: Noon Friday, Oct. 31 ($20) Veteran punk band fronted by the irascible Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords. He also founded the Rock Against Bush effort in 2004, so he must be prett ... More >>
Wayne Brady, 8 p.m. He's got a singing career now. $32.50-$35 House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 714-778-2583 The Elvis Show, 9:30 p.m. The self-proclaimed “greatest Elvis impersonator in Fullerton, Brea and Whittier,” Kirk Wall knows how to rock that white sequined jumpsuit like ... More >>
The chance to thrash on stage at Anaheim's House of Blues is a dream that most local band in Orange County will frankly never accomplish. So the fact that Fullerton favorites The Living Suns and Dusty Rhodes and The River Band are making a repeat trip to Downtown Disney's only worthy night spot is ... More >>
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE, Friday 6:30 p.m. Oh my God! How cute is this? Just more proof that Father's Day doesn't always have to involve a BBQ, football and beer drinking while your mother sits weeping in the kitchen. . . Brea Community Center 695 E. Madison Way Brea CA 92821 714-990-7100 ANGEL OR DEV ... More >>
Beautiful Noise: A Benefit for the Family of Mike Conley, 7 p.m. Join Mike’s friends, family and fans for a night of remembrance at the House of Blues with performances by M.I.A., Jello Biafra, Kevin Seconds (of 7 Seconds), a special acoustic set by Social Distortion, and more. Proceeds will help ... More >>
Well, it's nice to know that someone at the Anaheim House of Blues reads Heard Mentality. How else to explain—after we pointed out in a previous blog post Disney's disgusting hypocrisy over selectively banning some metal shows while allowing others—that they've now gone ahead and scrubbed the gi ... More >>
The Circle of Life rolls on