OC's most awesome music export, No Doubt, continues battling with Activision over the group's (mis)use in the game Band Hero.Sonic Youth, which performs at the Fox Theatre in Pomona Jan. 8, plan to record new album in 2010.Garage-punk badass Jay Reatard attacked by fans in Austin--fights back with ... More >>
Lady Gaga rocking a fabulously funky red outfit--with matching eye patches--bows, shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II!The pride of Poway, blink-182, to receive the unauthorized doc treatment about the band's early years, which should include some OC footage, right? BBC to air latest Beatles biopi ... More >>
Beyonce leads Grammy-nominations with 10, followed by Talyor Swift and Lady Gaga. I'm just glad the greatest vocalist on the planet, Neko Case, is up for a couple.Speaking on Beyonce, who in the past has worked with country superstars Sugarland, apparently wants to collab with psychedelic, indie p ... More >>
Edwin GoeiAnQi, the restaurant by the family behind Crustacean of Beverly Hills is scheduled to open next week, December 10th, next to Charlie Palmers at Bloomingdales South Coast Plaza. But there was something going on there tonight and as I type this. I happened to be at the mall at aro ... More >>
You gotta hand it to Kanye, he's never too self-conscious to take a risk. Over the weekend, his short film, We Were Once A Fairy Tale, directed by Spike Jonze (currently riding high on his Where The Wild Things Are success), finally unveiled itself to the masses following almost two month's worth ... More >>
OK, so we all know by now that the Kanye West/Lady Gaga show at the Honda Center, once scheduled for November 15, isn't happening. Heck, the whole "Fame Kills" tour isn't happening. But even though Kanye is dealing with his own post-Taylor Swift issues, the hope still remained that the seemingly ... More >>
From the "well, you kind of had to see this coming" department: Kanye West and Lady Gaga have canceled their much-publicized, co-headlining "Fame Kills" tour, which was to stop at Anaheim's Honda Center on November 15. (Yes, surely a lot of people are going to be using "'Fame Kills' Killed." Who ... More >>
S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.After a good amount of speculation due to a lack of official announcements and tour dates disappearing from the Internets, the Kanye West and Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour is on for realsies, following press releases from Live Nation this morning.
S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.That previously announced Kanye West/Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour, scheduled to stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim on November 15? Yeah, now there's some amount of uncertainty to if that whole thing's actually happening.
Chris VictorioHeard anything about Kanye West lately? The usually reserved rapper/producer/tireless self-promoter has uncharacteristically made a tiny amount of headlines these last couple of days, but you've probably missed them. (Seriously, though, it must be weird to be called a jackass by the ... More >>
Duck-on-duck violence.Sunday at the D23 Expo: a day promised to be filled with cartoons, Muppets and Disney Channel sitcom stars. A day I looked forward to like few others. I am 26 years old.
Sure, you're probably already way beyond sick of hearing about Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards (or possibly just sick from Lady Gaga's fake blood-stained performance, but we thought it was pretty rad). But this mash-up video by "freeyourpixels," briefly exploring the heretofore unknown conn ... 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 >>
After some amount of confusion, Colby O'Donis is coming to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. For sure!Reports (at least one by, uh, me) indicated that he was, at one point, scheduled to take over the yanked Ray J show earlier this month on May 7, but as Lila Sadeghi, who handles publicity for both th ... More >>
It was a busy weekend in OC Weeklyville, but what else is new? Here's some of the cool stuff we were at the past couple days:Wango Tango at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater: Black Eyed Peas! (Pictured.) Kelly Clarkson! Flo Rida! Lady Gaga! Somewhat inexplicably, All-American Rejects! Chris Victorio hun ... More >>
It's, apparently, radio station concert season--tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine is KIIS-FM's Wango Tango show, featuring pop luminaries as illustrious as Kelly Clarkson herself (pictured); next Saturday at the same venue is the Weezer-fronted KROQ Weenie Roast.The Black Eyed Peas ... More >>
Sorry, For the Love of Ray J fans. Not just sorry because you admit to liking For the Love of Ray J (that just means you're honest), but sorry because Ray J's show at the newly reopened Galaxy in Santa Ana, scheduled for Thursday May 7, has been canceled. Truly disappointing news for anyone hoping t ... More >>
KIIS-FM held their December "Jingle Ball" concert at the Honda Center, and they're returning to Orange County for their spring "Wango Tango" concert, happening May 9 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. It's an equally impressive pop-filled lineup, featuring among others, as you've no doubt guessed ... More >>
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 >>
Radio is dead. MTV, as you have no doubt heard by now, doesn't play music videos anymore. The best bet for bands these days is to get their song played on a TV show or commercial, as crass as that might sound—just ask Sia, whose "Breathe Me" became a hit after appearing in the series finale of "S ... More >>