Poppy Monroe DaSilva has arrived. The daughter of Christian DaSilva, the longtime Chain Reaction soundman who tragically died in a motorcycle accident July 16, 2012, was born at home February 7. Christian's widow, Emma Goodman-DaSilva, gave birth to the 7-pound, 10-ounce, 19-inch baby girl surroun ... More >>
It's not often that talented musicians from successful out-of-town bands move into our jurisdiction, so imagine our surprise when we discovered that Adam Rupert Fisher, guitarist of post-hardcore juggernauts Fear Before the March of Flames, was not only working at a wine bar in Long Beach, but ... More >>
[Checking In On . . .] Singer Forrest Kline talks about moving (slightly) north and the band's upcoming album
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
Vans Warped TourVenturaJuly 3, 2011Since its 1995 inception, the Vans Warped Tour has tried to be a youthful, day-long gritty, grimy window into festival culture, all while representing the punk rock music market. A check-in with the 2011 tour confirms that on the first front, at least, Warped h ... More >>
It's that time of the year again, when lovers of emo sculpt their bangs to fan their faces and draw on eyeliner on with impunity to head over to various dates of the Warped Tour. To commemorate it, the Warped Tour Compilation CD is releasing a two-disc set. Here's a short by-the-numbers FYI on th ... More >>
The GrowlersAnd in this week's edition of news stories from other sources, we have: Souncheck speculates that Coachella may continue with their pattern of naming classic rock legends as headliners for 2011. Rumor has it that The Rolling Stones have been offered $5 million for a top spot at the up ... More >>
The OC label that first signed Plain White T's has a plan for keeping the next big thing from bolting to the majors
The many subspecies of OC bands in their natural habitats
Long Beach-by-way-of-Huntington Beach power-pop troupe Hellogoodbye haven't released a full-length record since 2006's Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, but they're finally back to putting out new music. A as yet-untitled new album is on the horizon, and the band's recently posted a video for s ... More >>
A week ago today, New York City band fun. (yes, that's how they spell it, don't blame us) played Chain Reaction in Anaheim along with OC veterans Hellogoodbye and Limbeck. Now, their debut album Aim and Ignite is in stores, and being that fun. lead singer Nate Ruess and myself are both former Pho ... More >>
Hellogoodbye gettin' blurry with it.Last Night: Hellogoodbye, Fun, Limbeck at Chain Reaction, Anaheim; August 19, 2009.Better Than: Waiting for the next Hellogoodbye album to come out (it's been three years this month since Drive-Thru released Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!).Great Debate: ... More >>
Huntington Beach's HellogoodbyeTwo local emoish, popish, quirky sorta-legends (sorta) of this decade return to Chain Reaction tonight. To celebrate, we present you with fun facts!
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Want a pair of FREE tickets to Hellogoodbye & Say Anything at the Grove of Anaheim on Tuesday, Nov 20 at 7:30pm? Be the first 15 to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and a phone number. Happy Friday! Details here.
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