Hollywood Bowl

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Last Shot: Outside Lands 1 Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Hollywood Bowl - August 4, 2013

    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Hollywood Bowl 8/4/13 Upon the release of their third album almost two weeks ago, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros have a lot to prove. For starters, they need to overcome the perception, true or false, that they're a one-hit wonder. "Home," released in 2009, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    On The Line: Jonathan Rollo Of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part Two

    If there's one thing we learned about Jonathan Rollo, it's that he doesn't stay still. We grew tired just reading about what he does in his free time.Read our interview with Jonathan Rollo of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part One.And now, on to part two . . . .When you're not in the kitchen cooking, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2012

    The Irish Tenors

    Cerritos Center

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Aerosmith - Staples Center - December 3, 2012

    Aerosmith Staples Center 12/3/12 As electrifying of a performance Aerosmith threw down at the Hollywood Bowl four short months ago, it's not surprising they'd be back for another one so soon. After all, arena-sized venues are their natural habitat. Staples Center was buzzing as a huge LCD screen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rusko Talks About Bringing UK Dubstep to Cali and Shares His New EP for Free

    Born Christopher Mercer, the English 27 year-old dubstep king better known as Rusko announced that his new EP titled Kapow will be released on his website via Rusko Recordings this Sunday November 4th for free with an iTunes release on November 6th. Currently on a three-month tour to promote the EP, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Animal Collective - Hollywood Bowl - September 23, 2012

    Animal CollectiveHollywood Bowl, Los AngelesSept. 23, 2012The best thing about the Animal Collective that we've come to know and love is that listeners never knew, really, how the band was producing their dense layers of sound. Was that synth hook a loop or live? Was that beat computer generated or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra- Hollywood Bowl - 8/17/12

    See Also:*Puerto Rican and Mexican Cultural Traditions Come Together for the Weekend's Bombazo Fandango! - Santa Ana - 8/16/12*Café Tacuba - The Observatory - 8/13/12* Mexican Institue of Sound - Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 1/23/12Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl OrchestraThe Hollywood Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Aerosmith - Hollywood Bowl - 8/6/12

    Aerosmith Hollywood Bowl 8/6/12 See Also: *Aerosmith Take A Break Fighting Amongst Themselves To Record A New Album *Long-Awaited Aerosmith Due in 2011?*TV on the Radio - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/3/12 [Updated w/ Video] Rock superheroes Aerosmith played a show for the ages last night at the Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Glen Campbell - Hollywood Bowl - 6/24/12

    Glen Campbell Hollywood Bowl 6/24/12 When a band or solo artist announces they're going on a farewell tour, it's usually met with collective shrugs and eyerolls. Why? Because--as Kiss proved--by bilking customers into thinking that this is their last hurrah, they can charge a ridiculous amount of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Coldplay - Hollywood Bowl - 5/1/12

    ColdplayMay 1, 2012Hollywood BowlColdplay's first of three nights at the Hollywood Bowl kicked off in a most impressive fashion. Eighteen thousand rabid Coldplay fans soaked up every note as the band held the audience in the palm of their hand from the beginning notes of "Mylo Xyloto" till the very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Beach Boys To Play Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre On June 3

    ​By popular demand, the Beach Boys have added a show to the 50th Anniversary tour at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on June 3. Previously, the only area show was at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2, and that's sold out.

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    The Biggest Music Headlines of 2011

    [Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011

    Steve Tyrell

    Segerstrom Center

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    10 Signs You're a Hipster Parent

    ​You know how it goes: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage!" It's the same for everyone--even embittered hipsters who view love ironically fall prey to evolution and feel the need to procreate, so to speak. But if you're eschewing all sorts of labels (along w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Watch Carmageddon Unfold from Thousands of Feet Above Ground

    Adventure Helicopter Tours ​It's good to be in Orange County. So we don't have the Hollywood Bowl or the Lakers--we also don't have the carpolypse nightmare that will be this weekend on the 405 in LA. Now there's a way to feel even more smug about your prime coordinates on the SoCal map. &nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Big In Japan Feat. Cibo Matto, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Yoko Ono Last Night

    ​Big In Japan Featuring Cibo Matto, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Buffalo Daughter June 26, 2011The Hollywood Bowl Despite the huge, sophisticated venue, Big In Japan had all the trappings of a cheesy cultural show at Little Tokyo: paper lanterns lined the walkways; cherry blossoms were project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Hugh Masekela Last Night

    ​Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Joe Lovano Hugh MasekelaJune 22, 2011Hollywood BowlIf you don't believe that music is a universal language, do yourself a favor and check out Hugh Masekela. The 72-year-old South African played for approximately 45 minutes last night and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Friday Night

    ​Hollywood Bowl Opening Night with Harry Connick, Jr., and Gloria EstefanJune 17, 2011Hollywood BowlThe Hollywood Bowl opened its 90th season Friday night with its Hall of Fame concert featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Youth Orchestra LA, Cirque du Soilel performers and sets by HOF inductees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    TGIF: From Sharon Van Etten to Hugh Cornwell, the Best Shows to Watch This Weekend

    John Gilhooley/ OC Weekly​Friday means another visit from the characters in The Adolescents at Alex's Bar in Long Beach--and why not, given how often they've made it a home away from home (or alternately, close to home?). But there's a further mix of familiar characters on the bill: Woodland Hills ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Weird In OC

    [Mental Notes] This week in unusual Orange County concerts

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    David Liebe Hart at Acrobatics Everyday Last Night

    Rebecca ArandaDavid Liebe Hart​Joyce Manor, Crazy Band, Bleubird, David Liebe Hart & Adam Papagan December 2, 2010 Acrobatics Everyday (In the Cross Cultural Center at UC Irvine) "Hey James," I asked my brother last night. "Do you want to come with me to see David Liebe Hart, the puppet man a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Phoenix Daft Punk Last Night at the Madison Square Garden = Double Rainbow (and Hey, What About That Tron Gig?)

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 18, 2010​A few weeks ago, we talked about why Phoenix as a band is a gamechanger as they exemplified how concerts in the age of social media and internet memes are different. At their Hollywood Bowl show, every act was theatrical--from s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Pavement at the Hollywood Bowl Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement​PavementSeptember 30, 2010Hollywood BowlIs the Pavement reunion tour really over? While nothing has been confirmed about the future of the band, it seemed like it a swan song performance by Pavement at the Hollywood Bowl. It was only a few months ago that Pavement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Not in Vegas for Matador 21? Watch GBV Reunite on MySpace!

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement will go from the Hollywood Bowl (where this photo was taken last night) to Vegas tonight​If you're reading this, you're probably not headed to Vegas for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party. No Pavement, no Belle and Sebastian, no Guided by Voices reunion. Plus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Concerts in the Age of Social Media, as Illustrated by Phoenix

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Last Saturday, I watched as French pop/rock band Phoenix dazzled the crowd at a sold-out Hollywood Bowl show (check out the slideshow here, btw). It was a glorious spectacle of the band's more than decade-long career, wherein they played almost all their hit songs, one aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Grab a Free Download From No Age So You Can Sing Along Tomorrow

    ​No Age's new album, Everything in Between, is due out on Sept. 28, but you can download their debut single, "Glitter," now. Two versions will be released on Aug. 24, which are in a 12-inch (with b-sides "In Rebound" and "Vision II") and 7-inch (with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Chat with Paul McCartney, If You Are So Inclined

    Andrew Youssef/ OC WeeklyPaul McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl last March​You can ask if he watches Lost, who his World Cup pick is, if he's ever had plastic surgery, if he likes cats. All you have to do is tune in to at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 20.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Jack Johnson Announces Tour Dates, 98 Percent of Orange County Celebrates

    Christopher VictorioJack Johnson, wearing a Save Trestles T-shirt, performing at the Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 29, 2008.​​Chief mellow music maker Jack Johnson has announced a new slew of tour dates for his upcoming To The Sea Tour, spanning from early July on the East Coast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Last Night: Paul McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl, 3/30

    Andrew Youssef​See the slideshow here!Last Night: Paul motherfucking McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl.Better Than: Pretty much everything. In the world. Including sunshine. And rainbows. I laughed, I cried, I swooned for a man who could be my grandfather twice over. Such are the emotions of a Paul ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010
  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009

    Sergio Mendes

    Cerritos Center

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    This Month: Free Classical Concerts

    ​In this recession-plagued economy, the most enticing word has to be free. Free is good, free is seductive. It usually doesn't really matter what that free is (within reason). As long as you don't have to pay for it then why in the world are you complaining? To capitalize on that theme, here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Incoming: Depeche Mode at the Honda Center

    This was announced kinda quietly over the weekend, but in case you haven't heard: Depeche Mode is coming to the Honda Center in Anaheim on August 19. It's the latest addition to their tour behind Sounds of the Universe, their 12th (!) full-length (and first since 2005's Playing the Angel), out on Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Oyster Lovers Unite!" Robb Walsh discusses oysters. Yes, oysters. And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at why the normally stoic DA Rackauckas put his head down and sobbed uncontrollably (Hint: he didn't) in "Moxley Confidential." Plus... The Weekly's standing columns, ¡Ask a Mexican!, He ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Radiohead's N. American Tour Dates Announced

    Closest the British mope-rock kings come to OC is a two-date run at Hollywood Bowl, Aug. 24 and 25. Pre-sale tix are available April 9 and general on-sale April 12. Grizzly Bear support Aug. 3-15, Liars Aug. 19-28. Radiohead have good taste. August 1 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL August 3 - Verizo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Jazz, Baby, Jazz

    Long Beach Jazz Festival

  • Features

    November 16, 2006

    Who Cares?

    Heres hoping the Who dont die before you get old

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    Time Warp, Interrupted

    Rocky Horror departs Art, arrives at Seaport

  • Columns

    September 1, 2005
  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Me Enamorado de Una Chica Mala

    Heartbreak via Cafe Tacubaa tragedy in four parts

  • Columns

    May 13, 2004
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    February 5, 2004
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    October 16, 2003
  • Music

    September 18, 2003
  • Music

    September 11, 2003
  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Always Sweating

    Natural Afrodisiacs mission to funk

  • Columns

    May 30, 2002

    Summery Judgment

    Jim already spent his summer vacation. Now he wants yours

  • Music

    May 31, 2001
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