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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Fans reflect on what the band means to 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 >>
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 >>
Even without Jim Lindberg, their latest set is as fresh as ever
[Mental Notes] Info on Thrice's new album and Pennywise guitarist's tattoo parlor
Dave LiebermanOrange 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 >>
[Locals Only] Nima Kazerouni talks Long Beach, dogs and Lou Reed
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyDescendentsCheck 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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAccording 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 $7,000 in restitution.
Some of Grannis' timeless work was captured in this 2007 book.The surfing community is beginning to spread word of the passing of renowned surf photographer Leroy Grannis. Grannis was 93 and with his family in Hermosa Beach at the time of his death."No words can define Leroy," wrote Henry Fo ... More >>
Taylor HambyMoises Juarez of Tomorrows Bad SeedsTomorrows Bad SeedsDec. 2, 2010the Coach HouseWhen Tomorrows Bad Seeds kicked off their Holidaze winter acoustic tour at the Coach House last night, it marked their first (almost) acoustic show. Singer Moises Juarez said normally, "there's a lot of e ... More >>
In fact, they're more inspiring than Ke$ha
Jenny OropezaBill 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter BrouilletThere 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
This could be the last go-round for the Circle Jerksreally
'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.'
American Hardcore: overdue homage or underdone whitewash?
The Gipper, Tricky Dick, American Hardcore, The U.S. vs. John Lennon and deja vu all over again
Talented new novelist Maile Meloy needs to burn her bridges
Ocean Revolution Film Fest
Does my MTV want me?
Riding Giants puts the history of big-wave riding on the big screen
Hermosa Beach ills, the Liquid Dens 17 Seconds Thrills
The Black Flag that even Black Flag hated
The Middle Class may have been the most influential band youve never heard of
Growing up during the last days of the West Coast jazz scene
Tyler Stallings gets down in Beefcake/Cheesecake
Happy Gay Pride Day!
We get Lit at the Weenie Roast