The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
311 knows the secret to maintain a loyal fan base for over 20 years: tour nonstop; build a solid online community; then invite fans on a Caribbean vacation. It helps to have band name consisting of numbers that can coincide with a month and day so your band has an excuse to host an annual (or bi-ann ... More >>
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 >>
See Also: Identity Management Group and Insomniac Events Create an EDM Power Merger in OC Rebecca & Fiona - Dim Mak Studios - 7/12/12 Club Snaps: Zeds Dead @ Ten Nightclub Starting as a side project in high school the new electro trio that is Krewella was formed by sisters Jahan and Yasmin ... More >>
The Irvine's quintet are house-hunting, but not ready to leave us just yet
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyColdplayKROQ Weenie Roast y FiestaVerizon Wireless AmphitheaterMay 5, 2012 The Weenie Roast is always a great show for people who just want to be entertained. You sit back, watch the giant platform on the main stage rotate (no waiting time in-between sets!) and just take it a ... More >>
KROQ/106.7 FM's annual Weenie Roast is back, earlier than ever. This year's edition--the 20th--is dubbed Weenie Roast y Fiesta, and will be held on May 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. On the line up is Coldplay, Incubus, the Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & A ... More >>
[Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year
Andrew YoussefKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night OneDecember 10, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterStarting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually b ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Jack Grisham is writing another book, and Chris Marrs Piliero is giving away music-video mementos
New owner Jon Reiser is determined to be an OC music game changer
When we released our almost-sure predictions for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 would probably feature Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise and A Day To Remember.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMaaan, we're good. When we released our almost-sure prediction for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 on December 10th will likely include Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywis ... More >>
Meranda Carter/OC Weekly After touring with Incubus, playing the VMAs and all kinds of globe trotting, Irvine's most recent big band is coming back to OC to play two dates at the Galaxy Theatre. When we last talked to frontman Sameer Gahdia in September, he mentioned how amazing the VMAs were. Th ... More >>
Meg Strouse/OC WeeklyFor more Incubus photos, check out our slideshow here!Incubus Oct. 15, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine A decade ago, when rap-rock was being made popular by the likes of Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach, Incubus came onto the scene as a band that fit the ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Plus, Young the Giant deal with fame
Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>
www.myspace.com/dirtyheadsThe Dirty Heads are back in Huntington Beach for a bit after touring with Sublime, but that doesn't mean their massive tour is over; tomorrow, they're performing at the U.S. Open of Surfing with Rome of Sublime, this weekend, they'll be in San Bernardino, and next w ... More >>
Sweethead perform at Alex's Bar on FridayDon't know where to go this weekend? Heard Mentality makes it easy--here's the rundown of great music coming to town.
"Forever and always, I'm always here!" Oh, sorry, didn't see you there.Today the San Clemente-based Surfrider Foundation announced the recipients of their "Keeper of the Coast Awards," and it's a fairly eclectic bunch: Pearl Jam, Incubus, and David Chokachi. Yeah, David Chokachi, the buff blond d ... More >>
Future Keepers of the Coast awardees Pearl Jam.Surfrider Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary not in Orange County where it's been headquartered for years or in the Malibu of its roots, but upcoast and inland to the big city that rhymes with "Moss Fangeles."
Yay. Detroit Bar does it again, bringing another cool band to town. This time it's the UK's The Duke Spirit, who are currently doing the US tour thing with Incubus. Their second album, last year's Neptune, is full of neat tracks like "The Step and the Walk" and "This Ship Was Built to Last," undersc ... More >>
It's hard to believe it's time for Incubus to release a greatest hits album. For a band that entered the fray in the mid-to-late 90's and enjoyed considerable success in the early part of this decade, this release may feel rushed, but could be a sign they are entertaining the idea of slowing down... ... More >>
Even though it rained pitbulls and kittens Wednesday evening, a ton of people were in attendance at Dante Basco Presents: Hybrid Culture and Tard & Feathered at the Dragonfly Club in Santa Monica. If you don't know who Dante Basco is, you probably know him by another name. He was Rufio in the mov ... More >>
Ain't nothin' like a Saturday spent on Huntington Beach watching surfers compete with actors and singers to see who ... actually, nah, just to rip shit up, check out fembot-lookin' fan girls and have good times at the 2nd Annual Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam. And good times were had. A gro ... More >>
Handicapping the Weenie Fester, Roast