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 >>
Beginning this weekend through November 3, the Space Gallery (in its inaugural showing), will feature the photographic work of Roberta Bayley, former door girl at famed punk club CBGBs. Bayley's unconventional career path granted her insider access to one of Rock 'n' Roll's most fascinating eras.&nb ... More >>
[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:*Hank III, Grandson of Hank Williams, Has His Own Punk-Rock Approach to Country*Top Five Hits: Second S ... More >>
Countless American streets have been memorialized in song (Route
66, Highway 61, Tenth Avenue) but few are as passionately remembered as
Jonathan Richman's beloved Route 128.
Tonight, Massachusetts-born Richman will make a stop at
Santa Ana's Galaxy Theatre as part of his West Coast tour. Al ... More >>
Rebecca Carter/OC WeeklyThe Damned
Oct. 31, 2011
House of Blues - Anaheim
From their sound to their aesthetic, The Damned has had an all-encompassing influence in their 35-year tenure. Before "punk" came with a ten volume rule book, The Damned were pioneering the genre and forming their own uniq ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Bedouin Soundclash
June 3, 2011
Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana
What's that old cliché, don't judge a book by its cover? Well, the same can be said for parking lots. Don't judge a concert by the amount of cars in the lot. One would think ... More >>
John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyTSOL Grand Romance River BoatMay 1, 2011Old school punk rock as a genre has a tendency to sound the same song after song--especially to those unfamiliar with the genre. Luckily for TSOL, they rely on a unique combination of sonic wizardry (think keyboards and chorusey gui ... More >>
John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols, took a car ride with LA Times editor Randall Roberts (formerly of the LA Weekly). We don't exactly know why or how this happened, but we do know the Times published the short clip on their Pop & Hiss music blog.
Flickr user ...stormy???Malcolm McLaren, 1946 - 2010Malcolm McLaren, punk impresario and former Manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls, died today in New York after a long battle with cancer at the age of 64.EDIT: 8:15 P.M.--Turns out Les Molloy, who the British media had thought was M ... More >>
Public Image Limited (or PiL) is getting back together for five shows in December. The group, headed by John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols), is reuniting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his band's record, Metal Box, and has not played together in 17 years. The new version, whic ... More >>
[The Sex Pistols are playing only one US date on their current tour. Ben Marcus went to Las Vegas to file this review of their opening date for Heard Mentality.]
Jonesy’s Jukebox on Indie 103.1FM is a guilty addiction we’ll have to live without for most the next three months—all summer long w ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataa—pioneering hip-hop DJ and founder of the Zulu Nation—will perform (in DJing mode) at Detroit Bar on Friday Feb. 22. The only man to collaborate with James Brown ("Unity") and John Lydon ("World Destruction" as Time Zone), Bambaataa is revered for his eclectic DJ sets and for ex ... More >>