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Kings of Leon

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    June 6, 2013

    The Steelwells Re-Make Themselves at Home

    The Steelwells. Remember them? They're that Fullerton-bred indie-rock outfit that toured with Foster the People and Grouplove, then went into the studio to record an EP . . . two years ago. Well, they want you to know they're alive and well, and they're sorry they never called or sent post cards. Th ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Maps & Atlases

    Constellation Room

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    April 26, 2012

    Top 10 Things About Covering Music for OC Weekly

    Nine years ago, I was in this wannabe new-wave band based in Santa Ana. Back then, our big goal in life was to get featured in OC Weekly. The band imploded, as bands are wont to do, way before we even got a concert listing in the Calendar section (not even a Locals Only, sob!). The funny thing was, ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    2nd Floor Hosts Autograph Party

    Want something signed by the blink-182 drummer? Come to 2nd Floor in Huntington Beach on Friday!​When you walk in to 2nd Floor Restaurant/Art Gallery in Huntington Beach, you'll see the walls lined with original artwork for sale by local artists. Many are inspired by tattoo and punk culture an all ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Dead Ships at the Slide Bar Last Night

    Brandon Ferguson​Dead ShipsAug. 17, 2011Slide BarI'm a fan of lushly layered, elaborately-arranged songs. Fledgling Los Angeles duo Dead Ships doesn't do those types of arrangements. But I'm a fan of theirs anyway. Though it may seem like being in a band comprised only of a guitarist and drum ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011

    No Irvine Stop for Kings of Leon

    [Mental Notes] Band suffering from more than exhaustion, and WonderCon may leave SF

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    August 1, 2011

    Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour--No Irvine Show in September

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCaleb Followill at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine during healthier days​Kings of Leon just canceled their entire U.S. summer tour in the wake of a Dallas show on Friday that was cut short after lead singer Caleb Followill left the stage to vomit, Rolling Stone repo ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Kings of Leon Return to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in September

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last year​Kings of Leon have confirmed a date at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Band of Horses opening. They must like Orange County, since they were just here last year. It's their first tour since their fifth album, ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Foxxhound

    Viento y Agua

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    March 21, 2011

    Five Songs We'd Love To See On Glee (and Storylines to Go With Them)

    ​ Last week, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters entered into a minor public spat with Glee overlord Ryan Murphy when he announced that none of his music would ever appear on the FOX-TV hit. Grohl is not the first rock star to issue a No Glee statement to the press-- Coldplay and Guns n' Roses did th ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Are Headliners Kings of Leon Going to Cancel Their Appearance at Coachella?

    ​The countdown has begun: 72 more days until Coachella. But, as CNN reported yesterday, drummer Nathan Followhill of Kings of Leon tore the bicep on his right arm. The group were forced to cancel a handful of March dates in Australia and South Africa. As you probably know, Kings of Leon are a head ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Coachella's Six-Day Sellout: Blame the Mexis?

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCoachella 2010​After the three-day Coachella music festival finally revealed its official lineup, tickets were snatched up in a record six days! Rolling Stone looked to the headiners--Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon--for possible explanation, noting the est ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    Cold War Kids Are Ready to Step Up

    Will 'Mine Is Yours' propel the former Fullertonians beyond their current midlevel stardom?

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    January 19, 2011

    [UPDATED With Concert Info and Jimmy Kimmel Live] Cold War Kids Get No Love From Spin Magazine

    Myspace.com​UPDATE, 6:52 P.M., Jan. 19: The Cold War Kids will have time to redeem themselves and prove they still have the talent. The band will perform at the Bootleg Theater on Jan. 24 and inside Amoeba music store in Hollywood on Jan. 25. These, along with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Eight Instruments Indie Bands Should Stay the Fuck Away From

    Wendy Lynch/MyspaceModest Mouse​Ever notice what bizarre instruments indie rockers have been using on stage? It may enhance the sound at times, but whipping out a melodica or tuba always makes me wonder what the hell were they were thinking. Artists like Sufjan Stevens and Modest Mouse need to cut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Orange Bits: Young the Giant Recognized by Amazon, Jameson, Clint Black, and The New Limb

    Jameson ​We're at the home stretch of 2010 and Christmas is rapidly approaching; local bands are also "winning best of 2010 contests" left and right. (See: Young the Giant and Walter Trout.) Also, several bands such as Jameson and Melanoid are getting in the Christmas spirit by playing ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Twitter Me This: #FatIndieBands

    What's trending on Twitter today? Fat Indie Band Names. According to Huffington Post, it began with comedy writer Todd Levin's tweet last night:​To wit, we have some local favorites and other hilarious entries: @raytovey: Avi Buffalo Wings @Wilroblor:  Key Sublime pie @davidmooney88:  ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010

    Jeramiah Red Are Naughty and Nice

    [Locals Only] OC's own brand of Americana

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    July 26, 2010

    Street, Heat and Meat: The Long Beach Street Food Fest

    Dave Lieberman​Click here for the Long Beach Street Food Fest slideshow!What do you get when you put a couple of thousand people, 21 new-style food trucks, a pretty good cover band, and a beer and margarita tent in a park near the ocean?If you're me, you get a belly full, an earful and a nasty sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Kings of Leon at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyKings Of Leon's Caleb Followill​Kings of LeonJuly 14, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterSee the slideshow here! Hot off their sold out Hollywood Bowl debut, the Kings of Leon continued on their ascension to donning the rock and roll crown with an electrifying performance at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Deciphering Kings of Leon: They're Just Like You And Me!

    ​Kings of Leon--also dubbed U2's successors, and "the next great arena band," are performing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine tonight. After a 40 minutes of a round-robin press teleconference with singer/guitarist Caleb Followill and bassist Jared Followill, I realized that KoL ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Social D Performing At Outside Lands

    MySpace / Julia Zave​Look who's performing at  San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    No Service Fees For Live Nation Shows

    www.myspace.com/kingsofleon​Live Nation's eliminating service fees this June for all the tickets sold at all their amphitheaters throughout the country. I don't know if that's such a good idea; some of those service fees jack up the cost of a ticket by almost double sometimes. By eliminating them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Lil Wayne Eludes Jail with Toothache, Bonnaroo, Crossroads Guitar Festival, Bright Eyes

    Lil Wayne eludes jail--for now--with toothache. Or something like that. Hilarious. Jay-Z, the Dead Weather and Phoenix are among the Coachella acts performing at Bonnaroo, which also has Dave Matthews Band (yawn), Weezer, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Flaming Lips, Regina Spektor, Kid Kudi, Miranda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Nielsen Music Year-End Stats Are Scary (Part 1)

    ​The past year produced plenty of quality music but you wouldn't know it perusing the Nielsen SoundScan's sales tallies, which landed in my inbox today. Other than Kings of Leon, Jay-Z (who probably would serve his legacy best by re-retiring) and Eminem, whose best album, The Slim Shady LP, came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    'I'm Cold!' Playlist

    ​This cold front is killing me. Literally. I think. Being from Florida, I don't do well when the temperature dips below, say, 72. I moved into pretty much the smallest, oldest bungalow on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach. The place is wonderfully funky. I love it. Or loved it. For the first ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Incoming: The Whigs at Detroit Bar

    ​On the heels of yesterday's radtacular announcement that !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are coming to Detroit Bar on September 28, the westside Costa Mesa venue hits us over the head with another awesome show. This time it's the Whigs on November 18. Yeah, that's the same Whigs that's been touring with Kings ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009
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    June 25, 2009
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    June 25, 2009

    Help the Jakes Get In a Video Game

    Newport Beach's the Jakes have had all sorts of neat things happen to them so far in their relatively young career--opening up for Kings of Leon, getting on The Real World, airplay on KROQ's Locals Only, making the OC Music Awards "Best Live Band" finals--but they haven't been in a video game. Yet.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Friday Night: Art Brut at the Echo

    Yeah, I haven't updated to the iPhone 3GS with the better camera yet.Friday Night: Art Brut, the Blood Arm at the Echo, Los Angeles; June 19, 2009.Better than: Listening to the bands Art Brut (playfully) criticized during their set (The Killers, Kings of Leon, U2).Best perk: Freebie show posters giv ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 21, 2009
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    May 18, 2009

    Last Saturday: KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    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 >>

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    May 14, 2009

    KROQ's Weenie Roast

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    KROQ Weenie Roast lineup announced

    The 2009 version of KROQ's annual summer blowout, the Weenie Roast y Fiesta, is hitting the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 16. That's like less than two weeks away, so get on it. Bands include Weezer (who still don't have or bassist Matt Sharp back in the band, even though everyone knows they sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Weenie Roast Lineup Announced: Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon

    The full lineup for KROQ's annual Weenie Roast show was released today, a whopping TWELVE DAYS! before the show itself. Seems kinda quick, right? Oh well. It still looks like a pretty good show, headlined by Weezer and Jimmy Eat World (pictured)--they toured together in 2001!--Kings of Leon, Silvers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    The Jakes to Play May Residency at eVocal

    Newport Beach's The Jakes have been steadily rising in stature as of late--opening up for Kings of Leon, playing the OC Music Awards live band finals, getting their tunes on The Real World, and even being written up in the OC Weekly (don't hold that against them)--and next month they're hosting a Tu ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 2009
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    February 10, 2009

    TONIGHT: Second Week of OC Music Awards Showcases at Chain Reaction

    The OC Music Awards showcases are at Chain Reaction in Anaheim tonight for a second and final week--they move to eVocal in Costa Mesa for couple Tuesdays starting next week. Playing tonight? Those guys up there, who you have probably already figured out are called The Sequence. They have a pretty qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Indie 103.1 Goes Off The Airwaves, Lives On Online

    Edit: As you can see, the shock of this news has affected more than one of us here on staff...Acclaimed LA/OC radio station Indie 103.1--which attracted nationwide attention due to their deep playlists and unconventional specialty shows in the face of increasingly uniform FM radio formats--is abando ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    November 13, 2008
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    October 1, 2008

    Listen to The Band: Oh, The Spanish Moss

    Oh, the simple joys of rocking out in a garage band. Most aspiring musicians can reminisce about the countless days spent hashing out future rock classics not yet born, sweating out their angst between a dusty tool bench, crappy Christmas ornaments and a broken lawn mower. And in many respects, th ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    [locals only] Venus Infers

    Venus Infers . . . (the white album)

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Caleb Is a Douche

    Kings of Leon: Not just the Southern Strokes

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Joyful Noise

    Tons of tunes for your holiday mixtape

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    January 15, 2004
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