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By: Brittany WoolseyAndrew McMahonThe TroubadourMay 16, 2013 Now that he's taken the firm leap to writing new material under his own name, Orange County's own Andrew McMahon took the stage of the Troubadour in Los Angeles Thursday night to celebrate a new phase of his career in front of a sea of fa ... More >>
After eight years as the brainchild behind Jack's Mannequin, singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon still deals with a little identity confusion now and then. Some news story or reporter will accidentally refer to him as Jack, or Jack McMahon. Over the years, the OC-bred troubadour (and OC Weekly coverboy ... More >>
UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>
The Academy Is... are leaving people hanging for real--and are calling it quits. In the band's official website, The Academy Is... said they've "decided to go our separate ways." Singer Williams Beckett, guitarist Mike Carden and bassist Adam Siska said in the announcement that they, "look back ... More >>
Jack's Mannequin today dropped the video from the upcoming People and Things record, "My Racing Thoughts." Directed by Anders Rostad with Jesse Springer as the director of photography, it's a pretty catchy way to spend four minutes of your time. There's also a super cute Q&A from Buzzfeed after ... More >>
Last year, a 26-year-old man died at the Warped Tour stop in Kansas. At the time, the death was rumored to have been caused by dehydration, partly due to the fact that water is $4 per bottle at the Warped Tour. In response, for the 2011 festival, which kicked off in Texas this weekend, Warped To ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyHere's a treat: We're doing a free ticket giveaway today instead of our usual Tuesday extravaganza because Jack's Mannequin is headlining! OC native, frontman Andrew McMahon, will be at the Roxy in LA on Wednesday to kick off 7-Eleven's 4-concert series (all tickets are on ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAndrew McMahon's Dear Jack Foundation just announced their first annual benefit--and it's a pretty powerhouse cast. The show will feature BOTH Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate playing on the same night--the first time McMahon, the frontman for both ... More >>
Joe LemkeSomething Corporate at Bamboozle this yearWhen Orange County alt-pop darlings Something Corporate dismantled in 2004--fresh off major-label success, a whirlwind tour schedule, and a spot on the list of Local Bands That Mattered--bassist Kevin "Clutch" Page had a hunch the quintet would h ... More >>
www.myspace.com/jacksmannequinJack's Mannequin/Something Corporate singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon is pretty busy this summer, what with finishing a new Jack's Mannequin album and going on a reunion tour with Something Corporate. But he's not too busy to devote time to his foundation, Dear Jack ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?
Jack's Mannequin front man talks candidly about his cancer, remains cagey about how long the reunion of his old band will last
[Mental Notes] Andrew McMahon on Bamboozle and the band's new 'best of' compilation
So, this is my Andrew McMahon day. We met at the rehearsal space Jack's Mannequin uses in North Hollywood shortly before noon and had a lengthy chat about everything from Something Corporate reuniting for Bamboozle to McMahon's battle with Leukemia to buddy Tommy Lee to whether the Dana Hills High S ... More >>
Following dates opening for the Fray on a big ol' national tour (one that stopped in Irvine a couple of weeks ago), Jack's Mannequin singer and pianist Andrew McMahon is going out on his own for a bit, with a solo tour that stops at the House of Blues in Anaheim on October 27. Tickets are on sale ... More >>
Last Night: The Fray, Jack's Mannequin and Vedera at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; July 29, 2009.Alternative rockers The Fray, Jack's Mannequin and Vedera paid a visit to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Wednesday; entertaining a sold-out crowd of teenyboppers, college kids, and post- ... More >>
Sure, at first glance, these shows tonight don't appear to have a lot in common with each other. And uh, well, maybe they don't. But they both have strong local ties, which is potentially the most important thing.
I took piano lessons for years as a kid. Maybe I should have practiced more (read: at all). We talked earlier this week about piano-heavy bands The Fray and Jack's Mannequin coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, and now Keane (pictured), the English band that's been rockin' the 88 keys in one for ... More >>
Suddenly, has the Fray become a part of your past? Becoming the part that don't last? Are you losing them, and its effortless? Well, the pioneers of Grey's Anatomy-rock and the similarly minded Jack's Mannequin, led by Orange County product Andrew McMahon, are coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ... More >>
Everyone I've talked to about the OC Music Awards nominee list, released yesterday, seems to have the same reaction: Huh? Why are young, unsigned bands like The Jakes competing against veteran, internationally known acts like The Offspring, who had Billboard's #1 Hot Modern Rock Track for 11 weeks l ... More >>
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.
We talked earlier this week about Jack's Mannequin, led by Dana Hills High School album Andrew McMahon, coming to the Grove of Anaheim on May 18. Tickets were to go on sale tomorrow. Well, that's no longer happening, as Jack's Mannequin is postponing the latter half of their tour with Matt Nathanson ... More >>
It's been a relatively quiet few weeks at the Grove of Anaheim as of late, but that looks to be changing soon with some solid show announcements, including a homecoming for former OC resident Andrew McMahon (pictured) and The Go-Go's. They got the beat, you know. Details after the jump, yep.
Jack's Mannequin, the current project of Something Corporate lead singer and Dana Hills High School in Dana Point alumnus Andrew McMahon, is playing a "secret" show tonight at the Viper Room in West Hollywood. Why is "secret" in sarcastic quotation marks? Well, it's announced on both the Jack's Man ... More >>
The Flying Smolenskys, 7:15 p.m. The inaugural show of this devilishly beguiling family band is sure to thrill young and old alike. They will wield their acoustic instruments and collection of classic rock tunes (some you may recognize, others you may not!!!) for a revue of tuneful tumbling, operati ... More >>