By: Heidi Darby Tijuana Panthers might come off as laid-back surfers, but that doesn't mean they don't appreciate a good sword fight every now and then. Their video for "Tony's Song" manages to juxtapose the spangling, power-pop single onto a polished production of swashbuckling action that's equal ... More >>
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares? Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
It might still be 'Bedtime for Democracy,' but the legendary punk band aren't falling asleep any time soon
[Editor's Note: Every Thursday, in addition to bombarding you with blog posts, this newspaper does something really crazy...we write a print version! Here's a taste of our top stories this week]1) Our lead story this week focuses on San Francisco's iconic punk outfit Dead Kennedys who, despite the a ... More >>
See Also: *Free Ticket Wednesday: She Wants Revenge at the Observatory*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/Video]*Jim Norton Wants to Sleep With You, if You Can Stand His Sleep ApneaMonday, September 17Martin Sanchez (Residency)Detroit Bar Martin Sanchez is an absolutely manic rappe ... More >>
See Also: *Former Korn Drummer To Plead Not Guilty In DUI Case *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 For as much old-school, OC punk culture as like to dig up here at the Weekly, we always get a little giddy whenever we c ... More >>
As OC Weekly print readers nearing Medicare age know, your humble servant contributed a weekly news digest column called A Clockwork Orange, which some allege was a precursor to Navel Gazing. Remnants still exist somewhere on the webby-nets and in my garage.Well, I am happy to report that some Holly ... More >>
If your vehicle was sturdy enough to get you to this year's Punk Rock Picnic at Oak Canyon Ranch (aka the middle of nowhere) -- meaning your car didn't overheat during the uphill slaloms or get stuck in the makeshift loose-dirt road parking lot -- then you experienced what was probably the best Punk ... More >>
Oak Canyon Ranch
UPDATE, NOV. 10, 10:43 A.M.: The Cuckoo's Nest documentary We Were Feared rolled on a screen at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Wednesday night, and contributing photographer John Gilhooley was there, just as he had been for the world premiere at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Click here to s ... More >>
ArcLight Cinemas on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood has come up with an interesting way of picking films for its inaugural Documentary Festival. On its Facebook page, the theater has posted the trailers of 20 documentaries. Anyone can watch and then vote for the film they would like to see the rest ... More >>
The Juke Joint
Galaxy Concert Theatre
Hibbleton Art Gallery goes into the pit with the iconic photographer's 'The Eye of the LA Punk Scene'
As much as some people might hate me for saying this, I've always thought of The Adicts as the U2 of the punk world. One, they have always had an established look about them (though I doubt Bono would ever have the balls to rock the joker make-up like Keith "Monkey" Warren). Two, they're live perfor ... More >>
There aren't too many guys in recent years that had as big of an impact on the Orange County punk scene as Mike Conley, ex M.I.A. front man and owner of Avalon Bar in Costa Mesa. Given that statement, I should have been more prepared for the overwhelmingly packed scene that awaited me behind the ent ... More >>
Beautiful Noise: A Benefit for the Family of Mike Conley, 7 p.m. Join Mike’s friends, family and fans for a night of remembrance at the House of Blues with performances by M.I.A., Jello Biafra, Kevin Seconds (of 7 Seconds), a special acoustic set by Social Distortion, and more. Proceeds will help ... More >>
Beautiful Noise: A Benefit for the Family of Mike Conley
Tickets are on sale today for a Monday, April 28 show at the Anaheim House of Blues -- a benefit gig for the family of Avalon Bar owner/M.I.A. frontman/all-around swell guy Mike Conley, who passed away in February. Dubbed Beautiful Noise, the lineup is pretty impressive: a performance by M.I.A. with ... More >>
FEB. 8-FEB. 15
The Melvins plow back through town with a (sort of) new lineup but the same old sound
American Hardcore: overdue homage or underdone whitewash?
THE RED KRAYOLA, INTRODUCTION (DRAG CITY)
Jello Biafra is angry. Not exactly news, I realize, but at least there's a new occasion for his anger– the April 8 "Fab Mab Reunion" concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco, which is being promoted as a revival of the great days of punk rock in SF, featuring the Dead Kennedys. Only it's not e ... More >>
Napalm Death brutalize the very concept of brutality with crushing, brutal crushingness
Five hits from Hell
OC punk band in legal smackdown with
Sri Lankan dance diva!
The Dead Kennedys come alive
Fat Mikes Punkvoter tour rocks the prez
Our annual South By Southwest report
OC punk label raises funds to help Afghan women
Fleshies are damned liars!
Vocalist for the Co-dependents/dirty, stinking, non-tree-hugging loser
Evaporators front man Nardwuar keeps his past and present mythic
Vignettes on a barbecue-sauce-stained notebook
Punk rock doc makes the music go bang
And now Im loving Charlies Angels!
Turn that shit up!
Lee Ving. Fear him