No plans this week? Go see some live music! These are the five local shows worth checking out this week.
Update: Cups opens at Westminster Mall this Thursday, July 11, and will be offering free frozen yogurt from 5 to 9 p.m. There will also be prizes such as beach balls, beach towels and free fro-yo for a year. As if y'all needed another reason to keep going back. Just in case you want a side of clea ... More >>
One Direction Honda Center 6/17/12 Every teenaged girl in the greater Orange County area descended upon Anaheim to check out the latest in a long line of boy band imports. British-Irish quintet One Direction performed to a sold-out--by the venue's smaller, theatre setup's standards-- Honda Cente ... More >>
"We're just another boyband/The girls are underage but we don't care/And when you throw your panties at a boyband/After the shows we keep your underwear," or so the trio from the Midnight Beast sings in "Just Another Boyband." These young lads from the U.K. are a comedy musical group, and will b ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyParamore's Hayley Williams in Anaheim.This edition in links to OC-related music writing that we didn't write...
This week in local music news links... lots of material for tween girls.
photo by Photography by Chad SengstockIf you were dying to watch the Jonas Brothers, go to the Ozzfest and watch Dahga Bloom at the House of Blues but didn't have the cash, you're in luck. For today only, you can buy select Live Nation tickets to various Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and House of ... More >>
The Grove of Anaheim
Natasha Leggero has been hitting the stand-up scene for years while maintaining ample face time on such favorites as Chelsea Lately, Reno 911, and voicing Callie Maggotbone on Ugly Americans. It's no wonder Natasha was tapped to be a judge on the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing--this woman ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: The condiment artists at Burger Records, Pop Noir's quest for southern hospitality
Remember back in 2007, when kids all around the world were posting videos of themselves doing the Crank Dat Soulja Boy dance?The very next year: The Wonder Girls' "Nobody" dance. The dance sensationalized by the South Korean pop girl group consisted of a few demure movements, some hand gestures, ... More >>
Considering Sunday's 7.2 earthquake just south of California's border with Mexico, the 4.1 shaker six miles southwest of Malibu and assorted aftershocks felt up and down the state as this is banged out with fingers crossed, it's obvious God is peeved at something. Before Pat Robertston, Wiley Dra ... More >>
Your teenage daughter likes Jesus, but loves the Jonas Brothers!As previously reported, the Jonas Brothers are performing at megachurch Saddleback's April 3-4 Easter service at Angel Stadium. The sibling act has made a career of, ah, elating, teenage girls and so it makes total sense that they would ... More >>
OC Weekly contributor Doug Wallen interviews Cinematic Sunrise founding guitarist Bryan Beeler for this feature on the fun-loving indie side-project band with a sound of their own.Featuring recently departed Chiodos singer Craig Owens as well as still-in-Chiodos keyboardist Bradley Bell, Cinematic ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater; Saturday May 16, 2009. (More pictures here.)Better Than: Wango Tango.Download: Videos from the day at KROQ.com.The KROQ Weenie Roast is typically full of surprises. With Blink 182 reuniting the night prior at a private ... More >>
Fountains of Wayne
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioLast Night: Coldplay at the Honda Center, Anaheim, Nov. 25, 2008.Better than: Staying home to watch the six-hour long "Dancing with the Stars" season finale.Most mixed message: Booths in the lobby promoting anti-poverty organization Oxfam, just mere feet away from merch ... More >>
Jonas Brothers at The Honda Center on July 13, 2008 By Arrissia Owen Turner Better Than: Three hours at Chuck E. Cheese trying to burn through 100 tokens. If the Jonas Brothers' parents weren't constantly circling their superstar sons, we're pretty sure they could get all the second-base action f ... More >>