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  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [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

    December 28, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in Orange County in 2012...At Least From What I Saw

    Over the past year, Orange County has served as the host to many fantastic live shows. Haters may hate, but the one thing they can't deny is that the area still is one of the most influential areas in the country when it comes to producing, judging and cranking up live music. Here are some of the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Top 10 OC Shows of Summer 2012

    The only thing tougher than realizing that yet another summer concert season has come and gone is taking the time to sort all the best moments together an relive them in numerical order. For us, the difficulty of the latter usually means that we got to experience enough slam-dancing, chorus-shouting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Heretic To Film Live DVD In Santa Ana This Weekend

    See Also: *fun. - The Wiltern - 8/17/12* Phish - Long Beach Arena - 8/15/12 *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score Since reemerging a year ago, Southern California speed/thrash metal outfit Heretic have been pretty busy. Three members from the band's formative days, gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    fun. - The Wiltern - 8/17/12

    fun. The Wiltern 8/17/12 See Also: *Phish - Long Beach Arena - 8/15/12 *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 You have to hand it to fun. With a debut that put them on people's radar, their sophomore album took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Phish - Long Beach Arena - 8/15/12

    Phish Long Beach Arena 8/15/12 See Also: *Former Korn Drummer To Plead Not Guilty In DUI Case *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 Opening night of a tour can go two ways. Fortunately for Phish, they kicked of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Iron Maiden - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - 8/9/12

    Iron Maiden Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/9/12 See Also: *Aerosmith at the Hollywood Bowl *Van Halen at the Honda Center *Quicksand at the Glass House Southern California is a second home for the British based heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden. Their classic live album, Live After Death was recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Michael Cavanaugh with LBSO POPS at Long Beach Arena, March 24, 2012

    ​Michael Cavanaugh with the Long Beach Symphony OrchestraLong Beach ArenaMarch 24, 2012I'm somewhat of a fixture at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra POPS! concerts, but until Saturday I never felt like I got the entire experience because I'm always stone sober. This unfortunate occurrence has to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    LBSO POPS! at Long Beach Arena, Feb. 26, 2012

    ​Long Beach Symphony POPS! OrchestraLong Beach ArenaFeb. 26, 2012You know you're in trouble when one of your best friends sits next to you and asks your date, "So, you don't mind him flirting with Susan Egan?" But that's exactly what happened to me last night at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Broadway Singer Susan Egan Talks About the OC High School of the Arts and Growing Up in Seal Beach

    ​When I hear the term "Broadway," I think of lots of things, but mostly I think of New York City, bright lights, people wearing pea coats, taxis and how bummed I am that I never got a chance to see those failed "Spider-Man" previews. However, thanks to Saturday's Long Beach Symphony POPS! concert, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Five Questions with Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Singer Tony DeSare

    ​Here's the thing about the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra's POPS! concerts: You might not think you'd want to go, but you'd be wrong. Take me for example.When I was a wee lad, I thought the music world began at the Germs and ended at Jawbreaker. I guess you could say I've expanded my horizons sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Descendents Headline FYF Fest

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​The lineup for the eighth annual FYF festival in downtown Los Angeles was announced today and if bloggers mean anything, it sounds like lots of people are excited. Bands such as Death From Above 1979, Explosions in the Sky, the Dead Milkmen, Guided By Voices, Broken Social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    What You Missed: Punk Rock Picnic, Jeff Beck, the Descendents

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​We had a very punk rock weekend: On Thursday night, we witnessed the Descendents reemerge from their hiatus at the Long Beach Arena (and they brought along their friends Bad Religion and Rise Against, too); on Friday, Jeff Beck threw a rock n' roll party at the Fox i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Rise Against, Bad Religion, Descendents and Four Year Strong at Long Beach Arena Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyDescendents​Check out our slideshow here!Rise Against/Bad Religion/Descendents/Four Year Strong April 7, 2011 Long Beach Arena On any other night of the year, you'd be hard-pressed to say you feel sorry for members of Rise Against and Bad Religion. Both bands make livin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    The Descendents Rise Again

    Singer Milo Aukerman's day-job vacation time is punk-rock time for the influential group

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Slayer, Megadeth, Testament at Long Beach Arena Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySlayer​Check out our Slayer, Megadeth and Testament slideshow here!Slayer, Megadeth and TestamentAugust 30, 2010Long Beach ArenaOriginally scheduled for January yet postponed due to Tom Araya from Slayer requiring emergency back surgery, the American Carnage tour finally co ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    If It Ain't Broke

    Slayer guitarist Kerry King still relishes that metal crunch

  • 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

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Save The Date: 6/6/10 Is The Fourth International Day Of Slayer

    ​Obviously launched on 6/6/06, this Sunday marks the fourth year that heavy metal fans can unite to celebrate the International Day of Slayer (IDoS for short). That, and they can "demand the official recognition of June 6 as a public holiday."Observers of this metal holiday would stage "Slay-ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Pennywise Makes It Official: Zoli Teglas, of OC's Ignite, Named New Lead Singer

    Zoli Teglas performing with IgnitePennywise announced today that Zoli Teglas, of Orange County's Ignite, is the their "new and permanent" lead singer. Teglas has already played with the band at recent events such as the the Benefit Show for Amnesty International that took place at the Long Beach Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Top 10: Orange County Concerts of 2010

    It's time to stop looking back and focus our attention on 2010. Sure, many more concerts will be announced in the coming months. But here are the hot ones, already scheduled, taking place in local clubs, halls, baseball stadiums and hockey arenas. These are the shows you don't dare want to miss. Unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    On Sale Saturday: Slayer and Megadeth

    ​Get out those heavy coats cuz it'll definitely be reigning blood when Slayer, Megadeth and Testament hit the Long Beach Arena Jan. 22 as part of the American Carnage Tour.In my 30 years on this planet, I've been to my fair share of concerts, but never have I seen anything like what I saw the one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Green Day on tour...not coming to OC

    Green Day's going on tour to promote 21st Century Breakdown, the follow-up to the mega-successful American Idiot. For better or worse, the Bay Area trio (plus the seventeen sidemen they employ) aren't hitting Orange County. The closest the are getting is an August 20 date at the Cox Arena in San Die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Slideshow: Ragga Muffins Festival at Long Beach Arena

    MUSINK wasn't the only festival 'round here this past weekend. There was also the decidedly different Ragga Muffins Festival at Long Beach Arena on Saturday and Sunday at the Long Beach Arena, featuring reggae acts like Julian Marley (pictured). Here are some shots courtesy of Beth Stirnaman from da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    To Do This Weekend 2/20-2/22

    The Great Skate, Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. through March 15Irvine's Great Park (you know, home to that dollar-sucking Great Balloon) brings the simple, youthful joy of ice skating to the park in an attempt to well, just do something fun and care-free for the community in these bleak times.Great Park, Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Last Night: Foxboro Hot Tubs @ Alex's Bar in Long Beach

    By Ryan Ritchie The last time Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool hit Long Beach, they called themselves Green Day and played at the Arena to thousands of pre-pubescent fans and those fans’ moms. Last night was a bit different. Using the moniker Foxboro Hot Tubs, the Berkeley trio p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Last Night: Gigantour at the Long Beach Arena

    Better Than: Watching the American Idol Finals. Download: "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" from Megadeth's Myspace page Shred is still alive and continues to thrive as the Megadeth curated band, Gigantour unleashed the demons of heavy metal at the storied Long Beach Arena. Megadeth is one of the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 11/27

    FALL OUT BOY, 7pm Doors open at Long Beach Arena – Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach SWITCHFOOT, 7pm Enjoy Switchfoot live in concert. Bren Events Center located on the UC Irvine Campus SO CAL MUSIC LIVE ACOUSTIC COMPETITION, 8pm The So Cal Music Live Acoustic Competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Good shows coming up!

    Happy new year! If 2007 goes right, you'll be able to count on this wee blog to keep you informed on all things . . . well, all things that we think you should like, I guess. That means: show reviews, band recommendations, random stuff from Ziegler and more contributions from (hopefully) more contri ... More >>

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    Live Review

    Second Coming II: Bob Dylan at the Long Beach Arena, Saturday, October 21

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Slayered in Fullerton

    Slayer--of whom Oliver Hall, reviewing in the Weekly the '80s metal godheads' July 22 Long Beach Arena show, wrote: " It was SLAYER, DUDE!!! BRUTAL AS FUCK!!!"--is getting no love in Fullerton. Under the headline "No Slayer Bus Benches for the City of Fullerton, CA," reports that th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Faux Fear


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    July 20, 2006

    Get Out!

    July 20 - July 27: Sue Me Baby

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Get Out!

    Murder and Drugs
    March 16 - March 23

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Get Out!

    True Poison
    March 9 - March 16

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    February 16, 2006

    Get Out!

    Waste On College
    Feb. 16 - Feb. 23

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    August 4, 2005


    Aug. 4 - Aug. 11

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Puck Off!

    Anaheim Deals With NHL Lockout

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Ill Communicators

    Politics and the Beastie Boys dont mix

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Stirring It Up

    Bob Marley lives forever

  • Features

    May 29, 2003

    Rendered by Verse

    Summer music haiku-o-rama!

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    March 6, 2003
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    May 23, 2002
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    February 21, 2002

    Jr. Gong Show

    Can Damian Marley rescue reggae?

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    December 6, 2001
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    November 29, 2001

    Crammed Down My Throat

    The hating of Tenacious D

  • Columns

    November 16, 2000

    I Voted For George W. Bush!

    And now Im loving Charlies Angels!

  • Columns

    November 9, 2000

    Indecision 2000!

    Were voting for Nader. We think.

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Rapid Eye Movement

    Dreaming of Blink-182

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Big Respect

    The Up in Smoke tour means hip-hops all grown upand safe

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