It's no secret: we have a major crush on Jared Leto. (Who doesn't). How can you hate on someone who uses the pseudonym 'Bartholomew Cubbins,' after his favorite Dr. Seuss character?! He's as talented and creative as he is handsome. Currently, Leto is abroad, touring with 30 Seconds To Mars and Lin ... More >>
We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets
KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre May 18, 2013 The lineup for KROQ's Weenie Roast provides a good time capsule of what is currently popular on terrestrial radio, including a number of bands who played Coachella this year and a host of newer, up-and-coming bands who could potential ... More >>
The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
Most of the time, we have follow-up questions with our chef subjects so they can elaborate on some of their shorter responses. This was not one of those instances. Read our interview with Chris Sarkissian of Medii Kitchen, Part One.And now, on to Part Two . . . . When you're not in the kitchen, what ... More >>
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Gibson AmphitheatreDecember 8, 2012 The landscape of modern rock radio has definitely changed over the past few years.This became evident when examining the line-up for the first night of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas. Historically, the first night has b ... More >>
This morning KROQ affirmed some of our early predictions when it announced the lineup for both nights of their 23 Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas. Linkin Park and Rise Against are slated to headline Night 1 along with an outfit of nostalgic, monosyllabic hard rock acts--Bush and Garbage--bolstered ... More >>
In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line ... More >>
Surfrider Foundation is suing a Florida party promoter for stiffing the nationally prominent, San Clemente-based environmental group out of at least $30,000.According to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court, Scott H. Mitchell--the managing partner of Five Flags Tourism Group--hosted an Oc ... More >>
There was something different about meeting Michael Rossi. It could've been that I was half an hour early, yet he was more than ready to start our interview. I did not know it, but our conversation would expand beyond the questionnaire. It was like an episode of Inside the Actor's Studio, except ... More >>
Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with dubstep sensation Rusko, and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.
Anna VexaAnna Vexahttp://annavexa.comWe here at Beat Blvd. have been along long enough to know a few truths, and one of them has become clearer with time -- there are always going to be some form of goth/prog/metal bands out there doing something anthemic, sometimes cryptically and sometimes open ... More >>
West LA rock outfit Random Ninjas invades the House of Blues Anaheim on Sunday (win tickets here!), armed with a high-energy stage show that involves a, well, random smattering of influences. Anchored by guitarist Full Metal Ninja's Hetfield/Hammet-style fret work, frontlady Soozana's rangy, dyna ... More >>
KarminMany big-name talents like Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and the now infamous Rebecca Black were discovered on YouTube, so it's no surprise that thousands of aspiring singers have taken to the video website in hopes of launching their own music careers. There are so many self-proclaimed YouTu ... More >>
Linkin Park Foreign tragedies have a way of hitting close to home when you're world famous and have embarked on several world tours. For Southern California's Linkin Park, the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected them on a personal level. "We have family ties to Japan," Chester Ben ... More >>
It's not KROQ's fault copious amount of sonic garbage spew from their massive antenna on Tonga Peak in Glendale. No matter how cutting edge they purport to be, they're a mainstream radio station with salaried programming directors who strictly adhere to a business model. As such, they are going t ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Foo Fighters were the surprise guest at the Weenie Roast!Check out our slideshow here!KROQ WEENIE ROAST 2011Verizon Wireless Amphitheater June 3, 2011Admit it. Musically, none of us would be where we are if it weren't for KROQ. Whether your current taste involves ... More >>
It's been a whole year! KROQ announced just this morning the full line-up for their 2011 Weenie Roast, and the roster--as usual--is a nice little mix of the mainstream with the not-exaaactly-mainstream. Headliners? Linkin Park, Rise Against, the Strokes and Bad Religion. But on the same lin ... More >>
Who remembers that Blink-182's tattooed drummer Travis Barker is a real musician? After the Meet the Barkers fiasco and his near-death experience with DJ AM, he's coming to The Block at Orange to sign copies of his debut solo album, Give the Drummer Some. Preview the sneery rap stylings of the ... More >>
Photo by Kevin Lara Meet John Cuevas, the James Beard-nominated new chef at The Crow Bar and Kitchen, who was previously cooking at Muse at Montage Beverly Hills as its Executive Chef. He's no stranger to OC though, having worked at St. Regis Resort in Dana Point and The Lo ... More >>
It's always amazed me that opulent parties centered on food are used around here to raise funds for nonprofits that feed the hungry.They must work because another one is Sunday: Someone Cares Soup Kitchen's fourth annual "Ahi Extravaganza" gala event.
I spent Memorial Day taking my son to Iron Man 2, and while watching -- or rather listening to -- the movie, I became depressed. The original Iron Man soundtrack had Suicidal Tendencies and Ghostface Killah tracks. The sequel, though, is wall-to-wall Angus Young, which gave me a massive Batd ... More >>
To Make the Cosmos Right, USC Now has to Invite One of their Local GOP Joke Alumni...For some bizarre reason, UCLA--where I received a master's degree in Latin American Studies in 2003--has decided to invite me to give the school's undergrad commencement speech this year. Yeah, I'm wondering what ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyStereofix's Ray Alexander gets bull-horny.This is bad, but we need to disclose that our intentions in going to Friday night's show at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana weren't entirely pure.
Oh, hello there. So what'd you miss this weekend this time?Well, first off: It was the annual nuuuurd pilgrimage to Anaheim Convention Center on Friday through Saturday--that's right, BlizzCon!The official gathering for all things Blizzard (you know, that giant video game company based in Irvine ... More >>
Do you like to rock? Yes? Well, if so, you probably already were at Saturday's Epicenter show at the Pomona Fairplex in (um, let me guess this one) Pomona. Artists included: Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, Tool, Atreyu, Wolfmother and heaps more. So you were probably totally there, rocking out. Oh, ... 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 >>
The Airborne Toxic Event, Henry Clay People, Rademacher; 3/27 7p.m.Three rad bands, one rockin' Friday evening.The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, CA; 909-629-0377Billy Joel; Elton John, 3/28 7:30p.m.Reuniting for the most successful concert pairing in pop history, the two music icons share ... More >>
Why did NASA send a titanium copy of the latest Linkin Park album to every planet in our solar system? Well, to kill off any interest that the aliens may have had in invading earth. That's one of the many jokes in the considerable arsenal of Neil Hamburger, "America's youngest comedian." For those ... More >>
All photos from last night's Staples Center show by Christopher Victorio.
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