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    October 20, 2014

    Moon Block Party - Pomona Fairplex - October 18, 2014

    Moon Block Party Pomona Fairplex 10/18/2014 The ethos of Phil Pirrone's Moon Block Party music festival is that it is "like a block party on the moon." This third annual event was thrown at the Pomona Fairplex, last Saturday, by Pirrone and his collective of artists and musicians. The event's websi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Best and Worst of Outside Lands 2014

    Now in its seventh edition, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival has become a reliable, regular staple on the summer festival calendar. Though it's not quite in the same stratosphere of Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, OSL has its own distinct quirks that reflect its Northern California home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    By: Bree Davies I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Last Shot: Outside Lands 1 Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Says Costa Mesa Record Store Gave Him the Influences to Start Chevy Metal

    Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters makes no bones about the fact that his occasional hard rock side project Chevy Metal is basically a wedding band. That is, if you feel like getting married in the Church of Satan. Since 2002, he's manned the drum kit behind a three (sometimes four)-piece outfit tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Jason Bentley Explains Why Fans, Not Industry Types, Are the Most Important Element of the EDM Biz Conference

    The biggest party of the summer for electronic dance music aficionados is finally here. 345,000 18-and-over festival attendees are expected to take over Las Vegas this weekend and even more are bound to attend the insane amount of club nights, pool parties and special events surrounding Electric Dai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Hot Mouth Left LA Riots to Do Things on His Own Terms

    Jon Pegnato has carried on by his DJ moniker Hot Mouth since he left the electro duo LA Riots almost a year and a half ago. But really, the project started about five years prior, before the LA native joined powerhouse EDM duo LA Riots and became the whirlwind success that he never saw coming. Eag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    30 Facts About Ke$ha We Learned From Her New Book 'My Crazy Beautiful Life'

    By: Brian McManusIf you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha? ), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous). Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYW ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Ume's Lauren Larson On What It's Like To Get A Call From Perry Ferrell

    Like other bands before them, Ume (pronounced ooh-may), took to Kickstarter in order to help fund their next album. Raising the necessary funds faster than you can say "trip to Seattle," the indie-garage band is planning a quick turn-around, with the album slated to be released in 2013. Not ones to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Chino Moreno Says New Deftones Album is a Little Bit Meshuggah, a Little Bit Depeche Mode

    "Change (In The House Of Flies)" from the Deftones' third album White Pony maybe the archetypical song for the band. It represented a shift from their primary aggressive in your face assaults to one of tortured beauty while retaining heavy elements to the song. Deftones have shed their Nu-Metal moni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    HARD Summer vs. Nocturnal Wonderland--Which One is Better?

    See Also:*Skrillex Fans: Five Reasons They Suck*Five Reasons Why Skrillex Should Have Won Best New Artist at the Grammys *Coachella vs. Lollapalooza: Which is better? Summer may be nearing its end, but there is one more key EDM festival match up to be settled: this weekend's Hard Summer vs. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Summerland - Greek Theatre - 6/29/12

    Summerland TourGreek Theatre 6/29/12 The nostalgia factor has always been an easy way for bands that have become culturally irrelevant to join forces in order to tour and make a quick buck. It's a tried and true formula that has worked since the one-hit wonders of the '60s realized that there was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Shazam Predicts 2012's 10 Most Popular Summer Jams

    Summer is just around the corner (June 20, to be exact), and with that comes summer mixtapes. There's nothing better than the sunshiny bliss that comes from driving with your windows rolled down, wind whipping through your hair, and upbeat, buoyant music blasting through your ste ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Bassnectar Rumbles Through Lightning In a Bottle Festival

    Freeform artist Lorin Ashton reflects on the release of 'Vava Boom' and his journey in EDM

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Coachella: Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks' Punk Rock Guide To Beating The Heat

    You're hot, uncomfortable, overwhelmed by the 106-degree temperature and don't know what to do. The good news? Buzzcocks guitarist Steve Diggle empathizes with you. As a veteran of the punk rock circuit and festival scene, Diggle knows a thing or two about surviving in the elements. Here are the fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    Coachella: We Are Augustines on Preparing for Indio and Geeking out to Radiohead

    See also: *Our complete Coachella coverage*James' Tim Booth on Coachella vs. LollapaloozaWe Are Augustines' bassist Eric Sanderson says Coachella's second weekend is "much hotter and much sweatier," but playing the festival twice doesn't bother the Brooklyn band at all. Sanderson, along with drumme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Ritmo Machine Welcomes You with a Free Download!

    ​Cypress Hill's Eric Bobo and Chilean DJ/Producer Latin Bitman have joined musical forces to form Ritmo Machine. The seed of the collaboration was sown earlier this year when Cypress Hill performed in South America as part of the Lollapalooza tour. After getting connected, Bitman and Bobo set out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Smashing Pumpkins at the Wiltern

    ​Smashing PumpkinsOctober 6th, 2011The WilternClick here to see more photos.When bands kick off a tour they are often rusty and display jitters of nervousness. Smashing Pumpkins displayed neither of those traits as they ignited the Wiltern with a two hour twenty-one song set ripe with deep cuts, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Pearl Jam's Ten Club: Are They Eddie Vedder's Copyright Police?

    ​We don't condone the violation of copyright law. But if you try to upload a video on YouTube featuring a live Pearl Jam or Eddie Vedder performance, chances are your account will be blocked due to a copyright claim filed by a third party. At least that's what happened when I attempted to upl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Five People Who Plan to Buy the New Limp Bizkit Record

    ​Limp Bizkit announced that their first record in eight years, Gold Cobra, will be released on June 28 (coinciding with a tour of Europe, where they inexplicably maintain a fan base). Here in the US, it's a different story, with Fred Durst and company derided for the last decade as everything fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Portugal. The Man on Creating an Alter Ego and Writing an Album for Grandparents

    Portugal. The Man ​ Portland indie rockers Portugal. The Man have just completed their sixth album, with the latest making its major record label debut this summer. Before their show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday, frontman John Gourley talks about the post indie record label life, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Five More Ill-Advised Rock Reunions (Gen X Edition)

    ​ Like vampires, old bands are best left buried deep in the earth, secure in their lead coffins and unable to drain vitality from unsuspecting new victims. Either because their most desperate fans demand it or because their mortgage notes are past due, the rock bands of yore keep punching thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    WTF of the Week: Billy Corgan Hits the Pavement

    ​WTF?This week, self-aggrandizing rock god and head pumpkin in charge Billy Corgan slammed fellow '90s alternative band Pavement via Twitter  [via Pitchfork Media]. The two seminal groups will be playing a show together in Brazil, and apparently Corgan is none too pleased. He predicts th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Interpol Without Carlos D is Still Amazing, and Improbably Exciting

    Jeremiah GarciaPaul Banks of Interpol​InterpolSept. 6, 2010Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio, Santa MonicaLast night, KCRW's invite-only Interpol showcase had two can't-miss qualities about it. Held at a studio in Santa Monica that housed only 150 people, it was the smallest venue I'd ever seen Inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    FYF's Sean Carlson and the Art of Modesty

    Flickr user Incase.Sean Carlson, FYF founder​If you look at the more than half-decade run of Los Angeles music shindig, FYF Fest, and the lineups strung together by founder Sean Carlson through the years, it's sort of mind boggling to consider he's only 25.  This year's show, which will featu ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    Shooter, Straight Up

    Shooter Jennings lives up to his father's legacy by not doing what's expected of him

  • 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

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    Booka Shade's Groove Is In the Art

    Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger want to move your body by making dance music for your soul

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    5 Great Acts That Suck Live

    ​The main reason Lauryn Hill's rumored Rock the Bells performance got everyone's panties up in a bunch isn't because it was untrue. It's because everyone misses The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  Lauryn. Everyone knows her recent live sets have been harrowing--audiences were subject to two hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Medical Marijuana Advocate Chadd McKeen Seeks to Shake Up Costa Mesa City Council

    Photo by Keith MayChadd McKeen, the man with the plan.​Chadd McKeen, the Weekly's current cover boy ("Growing Pains at Otherside Farms"), is not only working to change people's perception of medical marijuana providers through his Costa Mesa business that helps patients grow their own. He's also w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Sonic Youth, Fox Theater, Pomona

    The Hype: The acoustically-pristine Fox Theater in Pomona seemed to be a perfect launch pad for Sonic Youth's trademark feedback. Thanks to Mark Ibold on bass, the show also served as a miniature sneak peak of sorts of the highly anticipated Pavement reunion. Lee Ranaldo--which we recently interv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Incoming: Metallica at the Honda Center

    Way back when, there was this radio station called KNAC. They were based out of Long Beach and played metal. I was in middle school, so needless to say, I loved it.Every freakin' night, KNAC had a program called Mandatory Metallica. It was hosted by Poundin' Pat and it had this killer intro that wen ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    [CD review] Matt Costa

    Unfamiliar Faces (Brushfire)

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    All's Fair in Love and OC

    When it's the opening day of the Orange County Fair, you have plenty of time in traffic — an hour, in fact, just to get from Santa Ana to the fairgrounds — to realize just how poorly the 55 is designed. Immediately after some major road feeds into it, forcing a mass slowing as a new torrent of c ... More >>

  • Features

    June 28, 2007

    From Hunter to Hunted

    In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Twenty-five Years of Reliable Service

    Sonic Youth are old yet still great

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Atoned and Re-throned

    Jesus and Mary Chain resurrect the rock

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    My Morning Jacket at HOB Anaheim, 01/05/07

    I haven't been excited by any music in a long, long time. Wait, wait. Was that pretentious enough for you? No? Well, how about this: I haven't been excited by any new music in a long, long time. But Friday night's My Morning Jacket show at the House of Blues, Anaheim was the first concert in awhi ... More >>

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    The Costa Fame

    A year ago, he was just Matt Costa. Now hes a singing sensation. Can a mere man survive having his dreams come true?

  • Music

    January 6, 2005
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    March 18, 2004

    Greatest Hits

    The rock & roll hall of pain

  • Columns

    March 4, 2004

    No Blood for Wesson Oil!

    The futures so fried youve gotta drive green

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Chaos Brings Order

    Music saved the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

  • Features

    May 29, 2003

    Rendered by Verse

    Summer music haiku-o-rama!

  • Music

    May 8, 2003
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    July 18, 2002
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    August 30, 2001

    Peripheral Interests

    Perry is over bands, dude. Maybe you should be, too

  • Unknown

    November 30, 2000
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    November 2, 2000
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    September 14, 2000

    Then & Now!

    The Weekly Musical Time Capsule

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