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    September 19, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, September 19 Drake vs. Lil Wayne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Two of hip-hop's best buds are sharing a stage together this week. Aww. We know the whole thing is supposed to be a Capcom-sponsored "battle" between two of t ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    OC Weekly Nominated for Three Awards at LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards

    The Los Angeles Press Club has recognized the Weekly with three award nominations for their fifth National Entertainment Journalism Awards. The awards ceremony will also honor Jane Fonda with their first Visionary Award (as introduced by Robert Redford) on Nov. 18th at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Ange ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    OC Weekly Nabs Seven Awards at LA Press Club Affair Honoring Woodward and Bernstein

    Celebrities and reporters gathered Sunday night at the Millennium Biltmore's Crystal Ballroom in downtown Los Angeles for the 54th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards and OC Weekly staffers grabbed seven honors.Three of the Weekly's awards were for first place: Michelle Woo for Best Persona ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster

    Aging hipsters--the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio--are usually easy to spot on the Empire Polo Fields. They're the ones who can't be bothered to walk over to Gobi and check out a new band because "It's too hot!" (or, in Friday's case, "It's too col ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    OC Music Awards Live Showcase Finalists Announced

    This morning, the OC Music Awards announced the finalists for Best Live Acoustic and Best Live Band for 2012. The contenders, who were picked by four judges, including the Weekly music editor Lilledeshan Bose, were among a slew of bands who competed in venues across the county during the past seven ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 28, 2011

    Heard Mentality's Top Posts of 2011

    ​Wow, 2011 sure went by fast. And while our most popular posts had all the elements that make up the Interwebz (cats, Kreayshawn and Lil Wayne all made the list) we found that our biggest hits are made up of solid news coverage. Read on to see our most popular posts of 2011!

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Thrice Announce Indefinite Hiatus

    [Mental Notes] Also: Dischord launches Fugazi concert archive, Prince Paul explores garage music

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    December 1, 2011
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    November 24, 2011
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    November 4, 2011

    Shonen Knife at Alex's Bar Last Night: Pictures of What You Missed

    Lilledeshan Bose​Shonen KnifeNov. 3, 2011Alex's Bar, Long BeachShonen Knife's been playing incredibly cute and powerful punk music since 1981. That's not an easy combination, so when the all-girl Japanese trio hit Long Beach last night and played for an hour and a half, more than a few bodies were ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Ryan Adams at the Balboa Theater in San Diego Last Night

    Lilledeshan BoseNo photos allowed, so I drew him instead​Ryan AdamsBalboa Theater, San DiegoOct. 11, 2011Sometimes I feel like audiences need a primer for Ryan Adams concerts. There will be no laughing, singing along out loud or clapping in time with the songs; there will be no screaming out song ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    The Sad Saga of the Playground Festival

    [Mental Notes] Plenty of finger-pointing about the epic fail of "OC's Coachella."

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    September 9, 2011

    [WATCH] Explosions in the Sky's 'Be Comfortable, Creature' Video

    Lilledeshan Bose​Explosions In The Sky has a new video from their latest set, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care called "Be Comfortable, Creature." It was interpreted into a romantic fable by director Paul Logan, who says, "Their music has always been evocative and there's nothing better for me t ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011
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    June 30, 2011

    Imperial Stars to Stand Trial

    [Mental Notes] Also, Poreotics and the trans-Pacific dance heist.

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Gwen Stefani Breaks Up With Herself

    [Mental Notes] Also, Brandon Seger on keeping lyrics simple, and Riley Breckenridge on a big, bad burrito.

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Two Days 'Til Rapture: OC Weekly Staffers' Last Meals

    Flickr user pasukaru76Kinda like this, but not as cool.​So if Oakland preacher Harold Camping and hundreds and hundreds of other crazies are right, the world will be ending this Saturday, May 21--around 6 p.m., to be exact. Which got us thinking: What would we spend our last hours doing? Stuffing ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Peer Reviews

    Other musicians have a few Brad Nowell stories to tell

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    May 12, 2011
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    March 31, 2011

    Give Lance Bangs Your Cloud Footage for LCD Soundsystem

    Lilledeshan Bose​Maybe you're all tore up about being stuck in Orange County, while LCD Soundsytem is saying goodbye--forever--in New York's Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Here's a way to make your presence felt at his show: Give them your cloud footage! Lance Bangs, the director in charge of ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Friends, Family and Fans Mourn Nate Dogg

    Lilledeshan Bose/OC Weekly​A somber send off for Nate Dogg ended at 4 p.m. today in Long Beach. His wake, held at the New Hope Baptist Church, was attended by friends, family and fans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The church was where Nate Dogg (real name Nathaniel Hale) got his musical start by s ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Bon Iver to Release New Album This Year

    Lilledeshan Bose​Rolling Stone says that Bon Iver's follow up to the awesome 2007 debut For Emma, Forever Ago will be out in June. In the interview published today, frontman Justin Vernon says that for this set, holing up in the woods of Wisconsin to write songs of heartbreak wasn't really feasibl ... 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 >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Feist's New DVD Features 13-Track Bonus CD--Listen!

    Lilledeshan Bose​Next Tuesday, Feist's documentary Look at What the Light Did Now will be out on DVD with a 13-track bonus CD. Some of the songs are unreleased live tracks; others are studio covers of the Canadians' songs by collaborator Chilly Gonzales.

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    November 25, 2010
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    November 8, 2010

    Brent Amaker & the Rodeo: 'We Play Western Music, and We Do Whatever the Fuck We Want.'

    ​Call it a throwback to a time when Johnny Cash ruled the airwaves and Ennio Morricone made soundtracks for movies, but Brent Amaker and the Rodeo's "it's beer-swillin', foot tappin', shit kickin' country and western" music--straight from Seattle--is the antithesis of every wanna be hipster band t ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Cold War Kids Try to Get Over the Sophomore Slump With 'Mine is Yours'--Will They Make It?

    Lilledeshan Bose​Nope, not a Christian rock band. But that's a label that much of the music press would attempt to tag the Cold War Kids with following their breakout success in 2006. When they were new, the Cold War Kids dominated pop and indie radio with a pair of quirky hits-- "Hang Me Out t ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays: The English Beat and Tiger Army

    ​Lilledeshan Bose​Why yes, Virginia, it is a Tuesday. And we're giving away tickets to the English Beat's show at the House of Blues on Friday and Tiger Army at the Grove of Anaheim on Saturday.Why? Because Dave Wakeling (pictured, left) is still at it, and because Tiger Army is perfor ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 17, 2010

    Exclusive: Don't Call Reel Big Fish's Aaron Barrett the 'Skafather'

    ​In this week's story about Reel Big Fish, Aaron Barrett talked about Orange County's old ska scene, and how that's propelled their career. But ultra-charming Reel Big Fish front man also talked about a few other things--regarding karaoke, his iPod and the term "skafather," which came from an OC R ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Every Avenue's Dave Strauchman Talks About the Making of 'Tell Me I'm a Wreck'

    Soon after pop punk band Every Avenue released the video for the single "Tell Me I'm a Wreck," it went to No. 2 on, while KerrangTV made it the featured video of the week. After getting more than 200,000 online views in two weeks, singer Dave Strauchman talks to us about the making of t ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Owl City Thinks California Girls Are Undeniable

    Pamela Littky​Owl City (real name: Adam Young) may not be a household name yet, but he's certainly making a name for himself opening for bands such as Maroon 5 and John Mayer. His debut, Ocean Eyes, got him recognized (think a poppier Postal Service); now he's hoping that his earliest se ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Free Moral Agents' Ikey Owens Has Control Issues​Isaiah "Ikey" Owens--more known as the (Grammy winning) keyboardist for Mars Volta and occasional cohort of Flying Lotus, Danger Mouse, Crystal Antlers, Shuggie Otis, Sublime, Mastodon, EL-P, and Saul Williams--is a busy, busy man. But for now, he's concentrating on ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, BLOK and Far East Movement

    Lilledeshan Bose​ This week, we're giving away tickets to shows by performers that aren't household names--but should be. That's five pairs for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars and Far East Movement and 10 pairs of tickets to Blok and Railroad to Alaska's show. All you have to do is tell us w ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Battles - Tyondai Braxton = Sad Day For Math Rock

    Lilledeshan BoseTyondai Braxton performing with Battles at Lee's Palace in TorontoSinger/guitarist Tyondai Braxton has left mathy, experimental rock band Battles.  The announcement was made today on their record label, 

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    August 2, 2010

    Dahga Bloom at the House of Blues Anaheim Over the Weekend

    Lilledeshan Bose​Dahga BloomJuly 31, 2010House of BluesHere's the thing: I was so ready to write off Dahga Bloom as just another wanna-be exoticized lo-fi psychedelic band after their OC Weekly interview, where they said an African god came to them in their dreams and instructed the ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Five Rock Stars Who Should Be 'American Idol' Judges

    Now that both Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are leaving American Idol, rumors abound over who's going to be the next arbiter of taste on the Fox show. J Lo's supposedly signed a deal. Allegedly, Steven Tyler's been asked to join the show. P Diddy's thrown his hat into the ring. Elton John, Jessic ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    James Taylor and Carole King at the Honda Center Last Night

    Lilledeshan Bose​James Taylor and Carole KingJuly 20, 2010Honda CenterThere are two reasons to watch classic acts: one, you want to say you saw them before they died, and two, well...they're just great performers. There's something to be said, after all, for more than a gazillion years of experien ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Tomorrow: The Giant Orange Festival

    Lilledeshan BoseThe English Beat headline the Giant Orange Festival​Perhaps even more than the OC Fair, the Giant Orange Festival over in Irvine's Great Park is a classic example of "put everything together and see what works" in action--all in the space of a day. 

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    July 15, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Rage Against the Machine, Conor Oberst, Perform Benefit at Hollywood Palladium To Combat SB 1070 On July 23

    Lilledeshan Bose​UPDATE: The public onsale is Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at On July 23, Rage Against the Machine will be performing in LA for the first time in 10 years to support organizations combating SB 1070, Arizona's immigration law. The Sound Strike, Zack de la Rocha's or ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    3hree Fairly Affordable Orange County Meals That I Miss Like Hell When I'm On Tour

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music. ​I've spent a healthy portion of the past decade in one of two places: On to ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Five Epiphanies At Lucha VaVoom

    Justin ShadyLucha VaVoom at the Mayan, June 24​Last night, I saw Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater. Having never seen a wrestling match in my life, I was unprepared for the gaudy fun of it all--the masked Mexican wrestlers prancing around the ring throwing each other around, midgets in chicken c ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    See You At The Liquid Aloha Fest! It's Quality Over Quantity When Getting Lei'ed For Danny Maika

    ​To celebrate the 14th anniversary of OC Weekly's annual summer guide, we're co-hosting a party with the Kona Brewing Co. at The Strand, 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach on Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. It's all ages, and free--so you have no excuse to miss it! There'll be a Kona Beer Garden, a ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    No U2 Means No Interpol: Interpol Tour Built Around U2 Dates Postponed

    Lilledeshan Bose​[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.

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    May 27, 2010

    Six Protest Songs For Zack de la Rocha's Boycott On Arizona

    Lilledeshan Bose​On Tuesday, Zack de la Rocha gathered up a few of his friends to protest the Arizona state law (SB 1070) that legalizes and sanctions racial profiling on the site Artists who joined forces to boycott Arizona (by "not allow(ing) our collective economic power to b ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Introducing: Joel Beers' Local Theater Blog

    Today marks the beginning of Joel Beers' theater blog, which will feature news and notes about everything theater-related in Orange County. - Lilledeshan Bose It's hard to find a bigger name in American stage directing than Warner Shook. He led Seattle's Intiman Theatre to national prominence ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Last Night: Olin and the Moon, Wires on Walls at Alex's Bar

    Lilledeshan Bose​The Hype: Because of Olin and the Moon's numerous residencies at the Echo and Spaceland, we were pretty interested in checking them out at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. They were playing with fellow alt-country buddies Wires in the Walls, who just released an EP a few weeks ago. It wa ... More >>

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