Last Saturday, Stan Freese, one of the most popular tuba soloists in the country, was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the OC Music Awards. Freese, who has booked entertainment for the Walt Disney Company for over 40 years (he's been Director of Bands at the Walt Disney World Resort ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyClick here to see the slideshow!The VandalsDecember 18th, 2010House of Blues AnaheimOnly a band as beloved and stellar as The Vandals can throw an annual Christmas formal in support of their 1996 album Oi to the World!. The pouring rain didn't keep the punks away; the House o ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our AFI/Green Day slideshow here!Green DayAugust 31, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterDoes it get any bigger than a Green Day rock show? Not really. With a three hour performance and snippets of cover songs spanning the history of rock, Green Day made sure ... More >>
Chris VictorioMiss Gaga if yer nasty.Welcome back? We had a quiet-ish long-but-not-long-enough holiday weekend, one that started off with capturing the elusive Lady Gaga in concert at the Nokia Theater. Sure she might have canceled that tour with Kanye--that included a stop in town at the Honda C ... More >>
By Ryan Ritchie
The last time Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool hit Long Beach, they called themselves Green Day and played at the Arena to thousands of pre-pubescent fans and those fans’ moms. Last night was a bit different.
Using the moniker Foxboro Hot Tubs, the Berkeley trio p ... More >>