Hermosa Beach

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Pennywise Dig Into Their Vault for Yesterdays

    It's been a long, weird road for Pennywise, the iconic punk band from Hermosa Beach, but the past five years may have been the strangest. Their new album, Yesterdays, features the return of singer/founding member Jim Lindberg, who stepped off the hamster wheel of touring and recording in 2009 to sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Q & A With Adam Gertler: Dog Haus Sausage Pimp

    Vacation happens so few and far between, I'm happy to leave home and not have to make my bed. Striking up a conversation is second nature when I travel, and somewhere between a barefoot bar and dinner at Pappadeaux inside DFW, I hung out with new friend Adam Gertler. You may recognize him from Kid i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Tomorrows Bad Seeds Find New Meaning in LIFE

    Hermosa Beach-based Tomorrows Bad Seeds is on hiatis. Original members Moi J. Quinn (lead vocals), Matthew McEwan (guitar/keyboards), and Sean Chapman (guitar) have a new focus: LIFE. "Tomorrows Bad Seeds is not broken up," Chapman explained during a recent phone interview. "LIFE is the product of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Breastfeeding Becomes Hotter Topic as The Milky Way Arrives at Newport Beach Film Fest

    Jon Fitzgerald's The Milky Way is not horrible. There is much to learn from the documentary about breastfeeding that screens Saturday evening as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival. What bugs is the phony and forced way lactation consultant Jennifer Davidson is shown "investigating" an apparent ... More >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2013

    Sublime Turn 25!

    Fans reflect on what the band means to them

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Comedian Michael McDonald Might Not Like CNN But He Really, Really Needs Them.

    Michael McDonald might be best known for the 10 seasons he spent on the sketch comedy show MADtv but around these parts, we know him best for being an Orange County native who is an all-around funny ass mofo. Nowadays, McDonald spends a lot of his time by juggling writing, directing and producing, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    MusInk Days 2 & 3 - OC Fairgrounds - March 9-10, 2013

    MusInk Days 2&3 OC Fairground March 9-10, 2013 The art of ink slinging took over OC this weekend as the sixth annual, three-day Musink Festival came the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, in what was turned out to be a 72-hour celebration of body art(including tattoos and piercings), ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012

    Shiny, New Pennywise

    Even without Jim Lindberg, their latest set is as fresh as ever

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Rebecca Black Tries Again

    [Mental Notes] Info on Thrice's new album and Pennywise guitarist's tattoo parlor

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Anaheim Brewery Opens

    Dave Lieberman​Orange County's latest craft brewery, Anaheim Brewery, has had their soft opening at the Anaheim Packing House, the retail center being developed by the company behind the Lab and the Camp in Costa Mesa. The brewery continues the 130-year-old tradition of brewing in OC's original Ge ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    So Many Wizards Have the Velvet Touch

    [Locals Only] Nima Kazerouni talks Long Beach, dogs and Lou Reed

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Rise Against, Bad Religion, Descendents and Four Year Strong at Long Beach Arena Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyDescendents​Check out our slideshow here!Rise Against/Bad Religion/Descendents/Four Year Strong April 7, 2011 Long Beach Arena On any other night of the year, you'd be hard-pressed to say you feel sorry for members of Rise Against and Bad Religion. Both bands make livin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Today's Concert-Going Lesson: Don't Buy Tickets Off Scalpers

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​According to the LA Times, a woman from Hermosa Beach who allegedly sold dozens of fake tickets to a Lady Gaga concert on Craigslist has been ordered to pay at least $7,000 in restitution.  

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    'Godfather of Surf Photography' Leroy Grannis Passes Away at 93

    Some of Grannis' timeless work was captured in this 2007 book.​The surfing community is beginning to spread word of the passing of renowned surf photographer Leroy Grannis. Grannis was 93 and with his family in Hermosa Beach at the time of his death."No words can define Leroy," wrote Henry Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Tomorrows Bad Seeds at the Coach House Last Night

    Taylor HambyMoises Juarez of Tomorrows Bad SeedsTomorrows Bad SeedsDec. 2, 2010the Coach HouseWhen Tomorrows Bad Seeds kicked off their Holidaze winter acoustic tour at the Coach House last night, it marked their first (almost) acoustic show. Singer Moises Juarez said normally, "there's a lot of e ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Tomorrows Bad Seeds Aren't So Bad

    In fact, they're more inspiring than Ke$ha

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Dead Woman Wins State Senate Seat, Dead Man Loses City Council Bid

    Jenny Oropeza​Bill Barker did not win one of three open Mission Viejo City Council seats Tuesday, although the fact he received the seventh-most votes out of 12 candidates--and that he died hours before the polls opened--is impressive.But not nearly as impressive as the feat achieved by state Sen. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Morrissey Loves Girl In A Coma

    ​San Antonio's Girl in a Coma lifted their name from a Smiths song. If that bothered Morrissey, it never came up in conversation while the alt power pop trio was on tour with him in 2007 opening his shows on the east coast and in Europe.   "We didn't really have much creativity in com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Hermosa Beach Discovers Nefarious OC Surfing Takeover Plot

    Couldn't outsmart Hermosa despite our costume.​Face it, Orange County: You can't fool all of the people all of the time. At least not people in Hermosa Beach, where resident/activist Geoff Hirsch yesterday revealed a once top secret Orange County nefarious plot to takeover his city' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Getting Really Up Close and Very Personal at the AVP Huntington Beach Open of Volleyball

    AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter Brouillet​There are a few sports that should only be played under certain conditions: hockey should only be played in areas where there's natural ice (sorry, Ducks fans); football should only be played in the middle of a snowstorm; and horseshoes should only be played with a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Exclusive: Toots and the Maytals Interview

    ​If you're sorely missing classic reggae in your life, it might be wise to plan a trip to Hermosa Beach to see Toots and the Maytals perform at Saint Rocke on Saturday, May 15. Read Drew Tewksbury's interview with the legend after the jump.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Sharkeez, TODAY!

    ​Is it just us, or is this what every St. Patrick's Day should look like? Snicker-worthy stereotypes abound on this flier for shamrocks and shenanigans, a St. Patty's celebration full  of drunkenness and leprechaun debauchery over at Sharkeez.Aside from the fact that Sean Connery looks really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Pennywise Makes It Official: Zoli Teglas, of OC's Ignite, Named New Lead Singer

    Zoli Teglas performing with IgnitePennywise announced today that Zoli Teglas, of Orange County's Ignite, is the their "new and permanent" lead singer. Teglas has already played with the band at recent events such as the the Benefit Show for Amnesty International that took place at the Long Beach Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Santa Ana's Aushua Added to Next Month's 'LA 101'

    ​A festival-type show on a Tuesday? Hey, sure, why not? That's the day of LA 101, a concert put on by our sister paper, LA Weekly, up north at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    News and New Material from Matt Costa

    A few things have happened since we last checked in with Brushfire artist and Huntington Beach resident Matt Costa. Though he's been MIA for the last few months, it seems like he's back, but not without a few new developments. His Facebook page just posted this semi-new (recorded in August, it s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Incoming: Matt Costa at Detroit, Morrissey at the Fox Pomona

    ​It may be late Friday afternoon, but there's still some stuff to talk about. Like a couple of big new shows coming our way.

  • Film

    July 30, 2009
  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    Old Punks With Spunk

    This could be the last go-round for the Circle Jerks—really

  • Columns

    February 8, 2007


    'Will Swaim and his paper have been one giant pain in the ass to a county that was in desperate need of one. Godspeed, my friend.'

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    You've Been Punk'd

    American Hardcore: overdue homage or underdone whitewash?

  • Film

    September 21, 2006

    Strange Days Indeed

    The Gipper, Tricky Dick, American Hardcore, The U.S. vs. John Lennon and deja vu all over again

  • Culture

    August 31, 2006

    Selling Out

    Talented new novelist Maile Meloy needs to burn her bridges

  • Film

    March 23, 2006
  • Columns

    February 17, 2005
  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    I Think I Lost the Music

    Does my MTV want me?

  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    Surfs Way Up

    Riding Giants puts the history of big-wave riding on the big screen

  • Features

    June 3, 2004

    There and Back again with dios

    Chris Ziegler spent 25 days on the road with diosmaybe the 25 most important days of their careerand he ended up in a Detroit hospital.

  • Columns

    April 29, 2004
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    March 11, 2004
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    January 29, 2004
  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    To Tell the Truth

    Hermosa Beach ills, the Liquid Dens 17 Seconds Thrills

  • Columns

    August 7, 2003
  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    The Process of Weeding Out

    The Black Flag that even Black Flag hated

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Suddenly In Vogue

    The Middle Class may have been the most influential band youve never heard of

  • Features

    October 17, 2002

    Satin Dolls

    Growing up during the last days of the West Coast jazz scene

  • Culture

    September 20, 2001

    Perv Alert!

    Tyler Stallings gets down in Beefcake/Cheesecake

  • Columns

    May 31, 2001

    My Uncle the Lesbian

    Happy Gay Pride Day!

  • Features

    June 1, 2000
  • Columns

    July 1, 1999

    Keep Your Shirt On

    We get Lit at the Weenie Roast

  • Columns

    December 3, 1998