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Mastodon (Band)

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Ikey Owens Was Long Beach's Ultimate Sonic Wingman

    For an interview in 2011, at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens insisted on meeting for drinks at the V Room, a dive bar on 4th Street in Long Beach. As he sipped a Jim Beam neat, he talked about hanging out in the early days with pre-Fergie Black Eyed Peas (who were playing the Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Prog Metal Bands

    Progressive Metal, unlike other sub genres of heavy metal borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Although several of the bands on this list might not technically considered metal, we group hard rock and metal under the same umbrella for the sake of clarity. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The Five Best Metal Shows in April

    Motorhead with special guests Graveyard April 11 Club Nokia What is amazing about this legendary band, is the dedication that heavy metal iconic front man Lemmy Kilmister has for the fans. Despite the numerous health problems the 68-year-old has endured over the past few years--including heart surg ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 7, 2013

    High Art

    Meet the masters of the functional glassblowing trade—by which we mean bongs

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Last Shot: Surviving with Quicksand

    [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 10, 2013

    The 15 Greatest Original Film Scores From the Past Decade

    By: Jaime-Paul Falcon Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of vari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Sixth Annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival Line Up Revealed

    A motorcycle caravan of dozens of Hells Angels and other bikers rumbled up to the Whiskey A GoGo on the Sunset Strip yesterday to kick off a party for the announcement of the lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Hundreds of fans and members of the press gawked and took pictur ... 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 >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Record Store Day: Good for Only a Few Stores?

    Did the annual event really save the vinyl record industry?

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    3hree Things: My 12 Favorite Albums Of 2011, Vol. 2 of 4

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Read the archives here. ​ Last week, I said I'd probably rearrange this list every time I took a look a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Gary Tovar Has His Goldenvoice

    The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    20 Best Concert Photos of 2010

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith​It's terribly difficult to condense a whole year of spectacular concerts into 25 photos, but here we are: OC Weekly's best concert photos of the year. If you missed these shows, relive the moment through our slideshows.1. Aerosmith Aerosmith was a spectacle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Alice in Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon slideshow here!Alice in Chains, Deftones, MastodonGibson AmphitheaterOctober 12, 2010Taking snippets from the album titles of Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon, the Blackdiamondskye tour descended upon the Gibson Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Kylesa's Laura Pleasants: 'We're Not a Hipster Metal Band...That's Fucking Bullshit.'

    Geoff L. Johnson Kylesa's success has been a long time coming. Coming from Savannah, Georgia (the same city that's home to the expertly moody likes of Black Tusk and Baroness), the band has spent nearly a decade rigorously working to carve a name for themselves in the psych-metal scene. An unexp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Free Moral Agents' Ikey Owens Has Control Issues

    www.myspace.com/freemoralagents​Isaiah "Ikey" Owens--more known as the (Grammy winning) keyboardist for Mars Volta and occasional cohort of Flying Lotus, Danger Mouse, Crystal Antlers, Shuggie Otis, Sublime, Mastodon, EL-P, and Saul Williams--is a busy, busy man. But for now, he's concentrating on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Show Announcement: Coachella 2010 Dates Confirmed

    Beth StirnamanCoachella 2009: Day Two​The 2010 Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival will take place Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 2010 at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, Calif. Pre-sale and layaway plans go on sale today at coachella.com. Three-day passes start at $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2009

    (One Day Ago) Live from Coachella: Day Two Pictures!

    Thank goodness for Beth Stirnaman. If not for her, our Coachella coverage would consist of my blah blahing and iPhone pictures of stages from the crowd, many yards away. Thankfully, she's got a bundle of great images from day two here, so you can put a face to my inspid ramblings. Remember me raving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2009

    Live from Coachella: Blitzen Trapper, Other Stuffs

    Watching Blitzen Trapper RIGHT NOW in the Gobi tent. Rootsy rocky. Y'know. Pleasant enough. "Kinda boring," said OC Weekly''s Nate Jackson. "Not bad if I was seeing them at the Gypsy Den." Or maybe he said Gypsy Lounge? Who could say. Saturday has gotten knocked for not being up to par, but it's mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Blast Beats, Dark Harmonies and Monstrous Melodies

    The top nine heavy metal albums of 2006

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Tonight @ Detroit: Totimoshi / Fu Manchu

    Buck Owens is Black Sabbath and Totimoshi knows why: distinctive guitar tone and songs about Satan make a boy from Bakersfield do good, and Totimoshi guitarist Tony Aguilar learned the necessary lessons from both. Central Valley-raised—where he grew up on country/western as much as rock & ... More >>

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