Insane Clown Posse

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    By: Bree Davies I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Five Unexpected Acts Playing This Year's Gathering of the Juggalos

    It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By: Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Tuesday, May 28 Insane Clown Posse City National Grove of Anaheim A rap duo that dons elaborate clown face paint, Insane Clown Posse boast obsessively about drinking an obscure soda called Faygo and having a legion of fans who refer to themselves as Juggalos. Why wouldn't you go see them? Whether o ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2013

    The Brilliant Branding of Insane Clown Posse

    Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J bring you inside the Psycho Circus

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited

    See Also:*Five Unexpected Cover Songs From the Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Kai: Street Artist Painted Kanye and Eminen How They Act--Like Medieval Kings Believe it or not, at one point Kanye West was considered an underdog. Before we were watching the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Five Rock Star Public Service Announcements You Didn't Know Existed

    See Also: *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?*Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksThis week means back-to-school for kids across the country, a time of reluctant learning and forlorn wistfulness for the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances

    See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsTomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs from the Insane Clown Posse*Top Five Hits: TKO in Fountain Valley*Top F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Five Unexpected Cover Songs from the Insane Clown Posse

    No summer is complete without an update on Detroit's Insane Clown Posse. Following the success of the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos festival, the Posse unleashed their latest album The Mighty Death Pop on August 14th. Available in three special editions, each with their own bonus disc, the "Red Pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Second Spin in Costa Mesa

    See Also: *Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock the Bells*Top Five Hits: Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach*Top Five Hits: Pepperland Records in OrangeFor this week, we got in touch with Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870. This week's top seller might be the first rap albu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Ron Paul Fights Ho Chi Minh in Little Saigon!

    Yes, the Paul-bots--the political Juggalos whose obsessive behavior manages to turn off reasonable people who might otherwise agree with their candidate--have certainly been busy. Not content simply to take over a panel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books or desperately demonstrate their rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Top 10 Things About Covering Music for OC Weekly

    Nine years ago, I was in this wannabe new-wave band based in Santa Ana. Back then, our big goal in life was to get featured in OC Weekly. The band imploded, as bands are wont to do, way before we even got a concert listing in the Calendar section (not even a Locals Only, sob!). The funny thing was, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Paychecks and Pocket Change' by Lowlife Music

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Something is Terribly Wrong With Juggalobook

    ​By now we're sure you've heard that Faygo-spraying rap duo Insane Clown Posse have launched their version of Facebook called the Juggalobook, made especially for  Juggalos and Jugalettes.We're not saying that's wrong, obviously--this is a free country and ICP fans can do whatever the heck th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    On the Line: Gretchen Beaumarchais of Honda Center, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda Carter​In our continuing interview, chef Gretchen Beaumarchais discusses her inner Julia Child and what we might expect to find cooking in the massive stainless-steel smoker. Get familiar with her stories of Boston, Beijing and Buttercup in Part One. Oh, and take note of where she ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    OC Music Awards Acquired by PR Agency

    [Mental Notes] Juggalos are a real threat, according to the FBI

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Juggalos: An Emerging Threat, According to the FBI

    Meranda Carter/OC WeeklyBe afraid of these local juggalos; the FBI considers them a threat​There's a real threat here, folks, and it's just been validated by the FBI, who call Juggalos "a loosely-organized hybrid gang" in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. Previous to this report, we were o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    'I Want to Hold Your (Dead) Hand'--10 Best Songs About Necrophilia

    ​Sex, drugs and violence are fodder for all kinds of music, but there's a special class of artist that can wax poetic about the idea of corpse-fucking. From the Misfits to Tyler, the Creator, here are popular imagination's best musical translations of the ultra-taboo act.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Insane Clown Posse at the City National Grove of Anaheim Last Night: A Photographer's Notes

    ​ For more pictures of Insane Clown Posse, click here. For juggalo pictures, click here. Insane Clown PosseOct. 9, 2011The City National Grove of Anaheim What do photographers go through when asked to shoot Insane Clown Posse? I'm always down to shoot anything, but I had no idea what I was gett ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011

    Insane Clown Posse

    City National Grove

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    Detroit Calling: Insane Clown Posse and Jack White

    How ICP's posse grew by one unexpected measure

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    'American Juggalo': The Closest You Will Get to the Gathering Without Actually Being There

    ​ Most of the press about Insane Clown Posse and the juggalo culture consists of ridiculing the subculture and making really mean jokes, but the phenomenon gets bigger every year. American Juggalo is a 20 minute documentary that was filmed at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos. In it, "the often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    'American Juggalo': The Closest You Will Get to the Gathering Without Actually Being There

    ​ Most of the press about Insane Clown Posse and the juggalo culture consists of ridiculing the subculture and making really mean jokes, but the phenomenon gets bigger every year. American Juggalo is a 20 minute documentary that was filmed at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos. In it, "the often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    This Week is Full of Collaboration News: Tony Bennett Lady Gaga, ICP Jack White, Lou Reed Metallica, Dirty Projectors Bjork

    ​Something in the water must encourage sharing...first we heard about Jack White and Insane Clown Posse collaborating on a remake of an obscure Mozart song. Next we finally hear a snippet from that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett version of "Lady is a Tramp," which was reportedly recorded last month fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Wacky Musical Genres, from Witch House to Chopped and Screwed

    ​Pitchfork reported yesterday that Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has released a new ep for his side project, cryptically named ††† (or, Crosses, if you want to say it out loud). The five-song release features Moreno's trademark echo-moans, which listeners usually hear soaring above the chug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Black Eyed Peas go on Hiatus; Four Other Groups That Should Take a Break Too

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​This week the Black Eyed Peas announced at their Staffordshire show that it was the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." So yes, the group is taking a break, but they're not breaking up--at least, not according to Fergie and, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever

    ​I bet seeing Chuck D's photo below the headline "Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever" almost made you shit your shorts, huh? Believe me, I love Chuck D. I just put him up there to grab your attention.Remember when I wrote this post about the top five worst white rappers ever? And then remember how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Top Five Worst White Rappers Ever

    ​Nope, not MC Serch of 3rd Bass (as seen above)! His image from the early '90s is just a perfect representation of all things white rap: horrible haircut; worse glasses; shaved eyebrow; laughable jewelry; Jewish.Picking the top five worst white rappers is like picking the top five smelliest turds. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Wanted: Lonely Juggalos and Juggalettes for 'Social Networking Site'

    ​There are a few things on the Internet I'm truly afraid to click on. There's that torture video of 13-year-old Syrian Hamza Ali al-Khatib. There's Two Girls and a Cup. My cursor will never go anywhere near those sites because, well, I just don't have the stomach for it. Such is the fate of AdultJ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Five Musicians Who Could Easily Play Serial Killers

    ​So Mos Def is joining the cast of Dexter for its sixth season, huh? Well, I don't know about you, but I for one am very excited for it.True, I enjoy both Mos Def's work and the seasons of Dexter I've seen. (We're trying to catch up but with us not having Showtime, and with Netflix pulling the sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    NSFW: Photos of Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo Championsh*t Wrestling

    Gustavo Turner/LA Weekly​This week's cover story of our sister paper LA Weekly had music editor Gustavo Turnergoing deep into Insane Clown Posse territory to get an exclusive interview with the group's Joe Bruce and Joey Utsley; read his cover story here. The best part of it, though, are the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife

    But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Ten Most WTF Music Stories of 2010

    ​We twittered, shared and reposted all these stories ad nauseum in 2010--for a good reason. This year, trashy viral videos made more of an impact than the Grammys, and Antoine Dodson was more memorable than Beatles songs finally getting on iTunes. So the line  blurring of talent and fame is m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    TGIF: Three Reasons to be Happy it's the Weekend (Including BrokeNCYDE!)

    ​1. Today, Insane Clown Posse heirs brokeNCYDE will be performing their critically reviled music at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Show compassion this season and, er, listen without prejudice.

  • Music

    December 2, 2010

    Brokencyde: Got Hate?

    They may be the most hated band in the world, next to Insane Clown Posse

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    You Only Need to Read One Juggalo Story in Your Life: This One

    ​The Village Voice's cover story on the strange, strange phenom that is the Juggalos makes us jealous in the same way that you can't wait to get to the head of a traffic jam and see what all the rubbernecking is all about. In the seven-page tome, Camille Dodero's in-depth repor ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    Weezer Sells Out, Maybe

    [Mental Notes] Juggalos are still inciting debate, Owl City gives John Mayer some bro lovin', Two Guns on 'Jersey Shore' and more

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Tila Tequila Attacked by Juggalos: A First-Hand Account

    Flickr user Kalumba 2009​You may already know: Tila Tequila was attacked by Insane Clown Posse fans this weekend. Camille Dodero of our sister publication the Village Voice was at the annual Gathering Of The Juggalos when it all went down; you can read Dodero's full account here. First, a gloss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Video: 1st Annual Clown Jam at the Doll Hut

    salsphotos.netEat your heart out, Insane Clown Posse.Call us clownaholics, but after goofing around with the Yeastie Boys--Costa Mesa's favorite face-painted, punk rock bozo squad--we just had to pop in to last weekend's 1st Annual All-Star Clown Jam.  Hosted by the Doll Hut in Anaheim, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    What You Missed: Cycle Zombies, Mickey Avalon, Insane Clown Posse, the Get Up Kids

    Seriously, what's scarier than an Insane Clown Posse fan? An entire venue of Insane Clown Posse fans. Observe:Chris VictorioWe're scared.​On Sunday night, 9/27, Insane Clown Posse visited the Grove of Anaheim. And it was uh, insane. A Faygo massacre. The photos, they scare us. Click here for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Incoming: Insane Clown Posse, Dropkick Murphys, More at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​Woop woop. Following the much-hyped, much-mocked by Internet detractors (including, uh, me?) "Gathering of the Juggalos" festival, cult favorite duo Insane Clown Posse are set to play the Grove of Anaheim on September 27. Tickets to see Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are on sale this Saturday at noo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Get Out!

    May 11 - May 18: Mad Like Eldridge Cleaver

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Get Out!

    April 20 - April 27: Now Leave Me Alone

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Monster Mash

    Five hits from Hell

  • Columns

    July 4, 2002
  • Features

    May 30, 2002

    Fair Guys

    Thinking Lou Reed, booking Weird Al

  • Music

    May 11, 2000
  • Columns

    April 13, 2000

    Supply Side Smackdown

    No greater humiliation than when a rooster makes you his bitch

  • Columns

    December 3, 1998

    My Life As a Glamour Cat

    No rest for the wicked

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