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    November 24, 2014

    Funniest Tweets From the American Music Awards 2014

    Pitbull took the reins with hosting duties for the 2014 American Music Awards and not to be rude (Haha, J/K), he did a better job with his performance with Ne-Yo. There were however plenty of acts to watch this year thankfully. Well, kinda. There was Iggy Azalea giving possibly one of the worst appe ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Did the Video Music Awards Snub Stitches?

    This Sunday, MTV airs the highly anticipated 31st installment of their Video Music Awards. Always an unpredictable raucous night, there's unfortunately a black cloud looming over Sunday's telecast. That is the complete and total snubbing of Florida rapper Stitches. Ever since "Brick In Yo Face" h ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    This Week's Five Must See Shows

    No plans this week? Go see some live music! These are the five local shows worth checking out this week.

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    September 16, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Has Infiltrated the Hip Hop Community

    While Miley Cyrus claimed to have have "never heard a Jay Z" song on her 2009 hit "Party in the USA", one could say that times have certainly done changed. (Even HOVA himself dissed Cyrus on his recent Magna Carta Holy Grail.). With her much publicized image shift, Miley has found herself not only o ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Backstreet Boys

    Verison Wireless Amphitheater

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    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    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

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    March 13, 2013

    Top Five Beavis and Butthead Special Appearances

    This week, we at the Weekly have been celebrating 20 years of Beavis and Butthead, and we'd be remiss to not mention the many memorable moments the boys had outside their standard MTV timeslot. Yes, while the catchphrases and riffs are the memories we hold most dear, it's important to remember exact ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Why the Hell is Psy So Popular?

    See Also:* Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Records* No Doubt In Their Own Words* Matisyahu on Acting, His Growth and His BeardBy now, most Southern Californians, if not the entire world where there is an internet connection, should know, in one way or the other, Psy, a South-Korean r ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in O.C. This Week

    See Also: *Free Ticket Wednesday: She Wants Revenge at the Observatory*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/Video]*Jim Norton Wants to Sleep With You, if You Can Stand His Sleep ApneaMonday, September 17Martin Sanchez (Residency)Detroit Bar Martin Sanchez is an absolutely manic rappe ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    2 Chainz

    The Glass House

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    September 6, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Underrated Performances

    See Also: *The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? *Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksWith tonight's MTV Video Music Awards as the hot topic on everybody's lips, the pop culture world is zeroed in on w ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances

    See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsTomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a ti ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?

    See Also:*Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Electro-Funk Legacy  *Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Musical Moments *Snoop Dogg Finally Smokes Too Much Weed and Creates a Reggae Album as Snoop LionYesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of th ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Young the Giant Are OC's Next Great Band

    The Irvine's quintet are house-hunting, but not ready to leave us just yet

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    April 5, 2012

    In Memory of Kurt Cobain: 5 of Nirvana's Most Iconic Songs

    Kurt Cobain died 18 years ago today. Excuse me while I catch my breath and shake my head in disbelief. It's still unfathomable that after only three years in the spotlight, and in the midst of his creative prime that the Nirvana singer committed suicide. Enough stories have been written about him, b ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Happy 26th Birthday, Lady Gaga! Our 10 Favorite Gaga Tweets This Year

    ​The Aries-born Lady Gaga is 26 today. Not bad for the someone Forbes Magazine deemed No. 7 on their list of World's 100 Most Powerful Women. To celebrate, we looked over her Twitter account and found the 26 most endearing tweets in recent memory.Aries born shock pop singer, Lady Gaga, has made ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Young the Giant's 'Cough Syrup' on Glee

    ​If the MTV VMAs appearance, a Morrissey endorsement and a string of sold-out shows across the country weren't enough to prove that Irvine boys Young the Giant have made it, a spot on Fox's hit show Glee should do the trick. "Cough Syrup" will be featured in the opening scene of Glee's winter fina ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Bands That Should Be Huge in 2012

    [Mental Notes] Who will be this year's Young the Giant?

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    December 30, 2011

    The 10 Worst Music Videos of 2011

    ​Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Five Of Van Halen's Not-So-Memorable Moments Since 1996

    The new new new Van Halen​As we posted yesterday, Van Halen is going to be touring in 2012, with tickets going on sale Jan. 10. The mysterious announcement didn't say when and where they'll be touring, but this is just the latest in a string of odd behavior from Van Halen since they fired Sammy Ha ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Black Keys' Video Appropriated? Director Chris Marrs Piliero Says Definitely Not

    ​A New York artist/model/filmmaker/musician who gave herself the nom de plume Bon Jane is claiming that the Black Keys stole the idea for one of their videos without giving her credit. In a release, Bon Jane says she gave the Black Keys a video treatment proposal for the song "Ten Cent Pistol" tha ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Young The Giant at the Observatory Last Friday Night

    Daniel Kohn​Young The Giant The Observatory (formerly the Galaxy Theatre) 12/16/11 Last Friday night's gig at the Observatory in Santa Ana was a victory lap of sorts for Young The Giant. A successful 2011 saw the Irvine-based quintet tour across the globe (including many of the country's huge fes ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6

    Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. ​Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Five Reasons to You Might Watch to Chris Brown at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, Despite His Douchebaggery

    ​Although it may feel like Chris Brown has been on his F.A.M.E. tour for forever and a day, that's really only because it went to Australia and Canada before it even started in the States. The concert series already hit SoCal last Oct. 20, but it's finally coming to a close with its second to last ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Rick Ross Thinks Kreayshawn is a 'Dirty Bitch'

    ​Oakland rapper Kreayshawn hasn't been having the best luck since losing out to Tyler, The Creator at the VMAs--first her underage nude pics leak online, then Rick Ross threatens to "slap the shit out of whoever carries her bags" in an interview with XXL.

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    September 8, 2011

    Rebecca Black, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

    [Mental Notes] Plus, Young the Giant deal with fame

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    September 1, 2011

    OC All Over the VMAs

    [Mental Notes] Plus, a concert and food drive in honor of Kelly Thomas

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    August 25, 2011

    No to Free Helmets, Yes to a Free Helmet Show!

    [Mental Notes] Reeve Carney is the newest Jeff Buckley, Young the Giant go big time

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    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Andrew Dice Clay

    Irvine Improv

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    December 30, 2010

    Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife

    But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?

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    December 7, 2010

    Ten Most WTF Music Stories of 2010

    ​We twittered, shared and reposted all these stories ad nauseum in 2010--for a good reason. This year, trashy viral videos made more of an impact than the Grammys, and Antoine Dodson was more memorable than Beatles songs finally getting on iTunes. So the line  blurring of talent and fame is m ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    WTF of the Week: The Grammy Noms

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyEminem, nominated for 'Recovery'​WTF:Despite the fact that the way the world listens to music has changed radically over the past decade, the Grammys ostensibly continue to reward bands based on a model en vogue 50 years ago. This year's list of nominees reflects that ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Brian Haner

    Brea Improv

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    September 14, 2010

    Truce Colors: MTV VMAs Gives the World One Night Without Cleavage Carnage ... Almost

    ​Where's Lil Kim when you need her?Historically, the MTV Video Music Awards have been the scene of mammary massacres for Boob Wars since time immemorial (or at least 1984). But this year, it looks like a cease fire was imposed. Just check out how chaste superpowers like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga--c ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    'Glee' Star Matthew Morrison Collabs with 'NSync's JC Chasez on Upcoming Solo Album​According to MTV News, Glee star/OC native Matthew Morrison just teamed up with boy band alum JC Chasez on  one of the tracks for his solo album.Morrison (who plays glee club coach Will Schuester on the show) plans to drop his solo effort next year. "I ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Lady Gaga, Tonight at the Staples Center

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Are you a little monster? Do you enjoy simultaneously shallow and elaborately dressed performance art pop sirens?Lady Gaga has descended from the sky and touched an elegantly platformed foot--perhaps filled with gold fish or the essence of rainbows--on the streets of ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Get Tickets to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards--No Uglies Allowed!

    ​, the event website responsible for the distribution of taping viewing tickets for shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, just sent out an alert that they're looking to fill over 1,000 seats for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Interested in seeing Lady Ga ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Brian Haner

    Brea Improv

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    March 18, 2010

    Brain Haner

    Brea Improv

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    October 19, 2009

    WTF File: Kanye West's short film "We Were Once A Fairy Tale" directed by Spike Jonze

    ​You gotta hand it to Kanye, he's never too self-conscious to take a risk. Over the weekend, his short film, We Were Once A Fairy Tale, directed by Spike Jonze (currently riding high on his Where The Wild Things Are success), finally unveiled itself to the masses following almost two month's worth ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Travis Barker: More Hip Hop than Hip Hop

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has had plenty of side gigs over the years. Box Car Racer and 44 both featured other Blink members, while a duo called TRV$DJAM included his friend Adam Goldstein. Known as DJ AM, Goldstein, of course, was with Barker in a Learjet crash that killed four people in ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Kanye West Photoshop Craze in Full Effect

    ​Move over, lolcats. The hot new Photoshopped macro thing is all about Kanye West, playing off the infamous Taylor Swift Incident (TM) at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. You can find dozens of such images--of wildly varying degrees of funniness--right here. It's weird how many of them have to do ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Kanye West and Lady Gaga Set to Bring VMA Controversy to Anaheim

    Chris Victorio​Heard anything about Kanye West lately? The usually reserved rapper/producer/tireless self-promoter has uncharacteristically made a tiny amount of headlines these last couple of days, but you've probably missed them. (Seriously, though, it must be weird to be called a jackass by the ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Incoming: The Big Pink, Le Loup at Detroit Bar

    Tom BeardThe Big Pink, lovin' life.​If you're not still reeling from the OMG TOTALLY SHOCKING AND CONTROVERSIAL MTV Video Music Awards (that Kanye West, will he ever learn?), you might be pleased to hear about some neato shows coming our way in the near future, featuring bands that may not be feat ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: Kanye Interrupts Obama

    Sure, you're probably already way beyond sick of hearing about Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards (or possibly just sick from Lady Gaga's fake blood-stained performance, but we thought it was pretty rad). But this mash-up video by "freeyourpixels," briefly exploring the heretofore unknown conn ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    Tickets for KIIS 102.7 FM Jingle Ball Going Fast

    As far as these things go, the lineup for this year's "KIIS 102.7 FM Jingle Ball," Dec. 6 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, is fairly impressive. And by "these things," of course I mean a concert where pre-fab, manufactured teeny bopper acts perform 15 minute sets in the name of promoting a radio stat ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Kaba Modern to Perform at the VMA Pre-Show

    Though UC Irvine-based hip-hop dance troupe only placed a disappointing third (when evvveryone knew they should have at least been second—c'mon America!) in the debut season of MTV's Best American Dance Crew, they're back for another competition: The chance to present at Sunday's Video Music Awar ... More >>

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    November 2, 2000

    Lost Weekend

    Finding the OC in LA

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