Monday, April 29 The Originalites Gallagher's Pub & Grill Since coming together as teenagers (and later recruiting saxophonist Mike Belk after an impromptu jam session at a local gig), The Originalites have risen high in the ranks of Orange County's local music scene in the span of only five year ... More >>
It might sound random that a comic would open for a musician like Kenny Loggins but as Craig Shoemaker put it when he talked to OC Weekly last year, "It's actually not too random because a lot of artists did it. It's really a smart move because laughter cuts through any negative impatience." For som ... More >>
BY: Ian S. Port and Andrew NilsenSee Also: * Ten Hot, Sweat, Silly Coachella Dances, In GIF Form*Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance GIFs*25 Gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012One thing crowds at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival do pretty well is get down. Despite the relentles ... More >>
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By: Ian TraasSee Also:*[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The People*Justice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12*Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER See Also*Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You*Top Five Memorable Bands From This Year's Lollapalooza*Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather ConditionsReady for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FO ... More >>
See Also:*Best of HARD Summer, Day 1 - Los Angeles State Historic Park - 8/3/12*HARD Summer Night 2: Top Five Performances*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer was a Gutsy MoveSince 2005, Lollapalooza has descended upon Grant Park in Chicago every August to bring some of musi ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
For those of you who aren't able to make the three-and-a-half hour flight to Lollapalooza in Chicago next week, there's some good news: the show will be streamed live online. Just like Coachella, Lollapalooza is making the event available to those who can't attend, which is cool that you can see thi ... More >>
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See also: *Our complete Coachella coverage*Coachella: Let's Talk About Weed*Coachella: The Best of Friday, April 20, 2012Over the past 30 years, alternative Britpop rockers James have been one of the most underrated bands to come from Manchester. Having toured across the globe and played some of th ... More >>
by Molly BergenSee also: *Our complete Coachella coverage*James' Tim Booth on Coachella vs. LollapaloozaYesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates have a margin of error of ... More >>
In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>
Dubtroit's 3rd AnniversaryConstellation Room, Santa AnaFeb. 28, 2012Dubtroit celebrated its third birthday last night at the Constellation Room with The End is Near Tour, featuring local favorite 12th Planet plus guests. Filled with (mostly) a bro-type demographic, the event was predictably high ... More >>
Stop grinning. Your album sucks. See also: The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6 5. Jane's Addiction The Great Escape Artist There was no way Perry Farrell and company were going to shock the world with another Ritual lo Habitual. That much we knew -- if for no other reason t ... More >>
UK rapper Tinie Tempah performed at Lollapalooza this weekend and we caught up with him to talk about what's next. The artist born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, 22, made his first mixtape in 2007 with 28 songs, freestyles and remixes. His first album, Disc-Overy, debuted at No. 1 last year in the ... More >>
Long Beach's very own Cold War Kids just announced the second leg of their fall North American tour in support of their latest release, Mine Is Yours (Downtown/DGC/Interscope Records).
Lilledeshan Bose/Laila Derakhshanian The battle for the best coast (West Coast, East Coast, Third Coast) goes beyond Tupac and Biggie, and In-N-Out and Shake Shack. Ultimately Coachella and Lollapalooza must join the fight. (Yes, Lolla is set in the Midwest, but we did say Third Coast. Got it? G ... More >>
Even if you're not that psyched about a Jane's Addiction reunion, you're still curious about what The Great Escape Artist, their first new studio album in eight years, sounds like. Frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins are giving away a free download of ''End ... More >>
Friday kicks off a busy weekend, first with Devil's Brigade playing Alex's Bar in Long Beach with Roger Miret and the Disasters and Viva Hate. Devil's Brigade just released their debut album, but it's been ten years in the making--as Rancid fans well know. The group is a long-running side project ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPerry FarrellSay you were going to be in Santiago, Chile on April 2 and 3 next year. That would mean you'd be able to go to the first ever Lollapalooza held abroad!Throughout its history Lollapalooza has toured the country many times, but this is a first. Mastermind Perr ... More >>
Every summer has its Big Story This year, it's the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an ecological and financial disaster that is quickly reaching such staggering proportions that the human mind can't comprehend it. It's like trying to count grains of sand on a beach -- or in this case grains o ... More >>
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Photo by Craig HattoriIt's almost summer, so you know what that means: Ice Cream Man Matt Allen is back. Officially, too, in the web series called Road Trippin' With Ice Cream Man on Babelgum. The Long Beach resident is going to be at all the music festivals, giving away free ice cream and hangin ... More >>
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Green Day, Lady Gaga and Soundgarden rumored to play Lollapalooza reports Spin. Is yet another festival landing better lineup than Coachella?Jimi Hendrix soon to have own Rock Band game. No word yet on playing-with-your-teeth feature or if you get extra points for lighting faux guitar on fire. New ... More >>
When you think about lacrosse, you probably think about in-your-face Top 40 hip-pop. "What an of-these-times sport, really the symbol of my plugged-in, brand-conscious and fiercely/collectively independent generation of consumers," you likely say to yourself.
When Delta Spirit played Detroit Bar back in March, the Costa Mesa venue was as packed as it's ever been. Like, "I have the sweat of 200 strangers intermingling on my skin" packed. So it stands to reason that post- the San Diego band's national tour with the Shins and their spot at Bonnaroo (with a ... More >>
Had he not passed away in 2001 at the age of 49, Joey Ramone would be turning 58 years young today. It's hard to believe that three of the four original Ramones are no longer with us. Yeah, there's always that "as long as the music's here, they're here, maaaann" bullshit, but I don't buy that. The t ... More >>
Closest the British mope-rock kings come to OC is a two-date run at Hollywood Bowl, Aug. 24 and 25. Pre-sale tix are available April 9 and general on-sale April 12. Grizzly Bear support Aug. 3-15, Liars Aug. 19-28. Radiohead have good taste. August 1 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL August 3 - Verizo ... More >>
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