So here's one reason for your broke ass to feel better about your staycation this year (again)--a season full of free concerts in the park! Several parks, actually. KROQ's annual ROQ N' Surf summer series is offering 10 free shows from Fullerton to Dana Point from June 26 through August 28 at some o ... More >>
The new venue for Mars Hill Church Orange County. On the same stage where his former bands have rocked out for wild crowds, pastor Nick Bogardus will preach the Gospel of Jesus for a different congregation.Mars Hill Church Orange County, which Bogardus leads, has a new home at The Galaxy Theatre ... More >>
An old Menomena photo with Brent KnopfOn May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy. The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>
Kristina BensonWe've been a fan of James Fletcher's ever since he was the drummer for Filmstar back in the mid-'90s, and our passion endured through projects like the Women, Satisfaction and MPhase. When he sat in for Matt Costa, the 88 and Scott Weiland, we definitely swooned. And n ... More >>
Jackie Connor/OC WeeklyMore formally known as Marc Beauregard, Marc B. delivers a smooth surfy acoustic sound, sans Dick Dale's bright guitar riffs. Although his EP, The Yellow Jelly, was released in 2006, he's brought Maxx Farris on percussion and Yoni Berk on bass and ukulele to bring a variety ... More >>
"The story of Jesse becoming a quadriplegic while surfing is so emotional. His story of getting back in the water and surfing 15-foot waves in Fiji, diving with Great White Sharks, skydiving, etc., etc. has changed my life and those that have seen it are affected (so I've been told) for days ... More >>
The Long Beach noise-rockers try to stitch together the loose ends of their messy breakup
[Locals Only] This Costa Mesa trio make waves of glassy electro-rock
To celebrate the release of Jack Johnson's En Concert album and DVD (all proceeds go to charity--how's that for awesome?), Brushfire Records has released a totally free fall sampler available right here through Amazon.The sampler includes tracks from the critically acclaimed Mason Jennings, Rogu ... More >>
A festival-type show on a Tuesday? Hey, sure, why not? That's the day of LA 101, a concert put on by our sister paper, LA Weekly, up north at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City.
It may be late Friday afternoon, but there's still some stuff to talk about. Like a couple of big new shows coming our way.
Dana Point filmmaker Dana Brown returns to the surf for his next documentary, Highwater, which is scheduled to make its Orange County premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Regency Lido in Newport Beach.As he did with Step Into Liquid and Dust to Glory, which both marked their local debuts w ... More >>
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.
What Made Milwaukee Famous, Ra Ra Riot, The Little Ones @ The Glass House on 5/16 Usually, walking into a venue to find it almost empty is a bit of a downer. I guess most people train themselves to believe that a concert is not worth going to unless it’s in a room full of people sweating all over ... More >>
It may sound shameful, but after living in Orange County for—oh, I don't know—22 years, this is the first time I'd made the trip down to OCPAC's Samueli Theater. Okay, maybe it's not that shameful. It's just that the place seems way too nice a venue for most rock bands I've seen lately. But last ... More >>
The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar, April 19, 2008 with We Barbarians, Nathan Willett, Delta Spirit, and Jonnie Russell from the Cold War Kids Better Than: Donating money to the Presidental Election Campaign Fund. Download: Delta Spirit's "Trashcan" from Ode To Sunshine Benefit concerts often re ... More >>
One California Day
Add in a completely substandard produce section and meat that I could find cheaper elsewhere, and you have the perfect storm of crap
No Doubt guitarist, producer
Dont blame us: You picked em
RVCA's Summer Warehouse Sale
Poor, pitiful pearl goes to OCMA
Jan. 18-Jan. 25
Piers Faccini ,
My Morning Jacket
My Morning Jacket
No. 7: Everybody wins with RVCA
'I guess its just not bad enough that we have a bunch of rich elite dressing up in womens clothes, getting drunk and stoned . . . With articles like yours, who needs government-sponsored propaganda?'
Adam Spriggs, talent buyer, Coach House Entertainment
'The place is going to be crawling with pretentious OC foodophiles and my nice quiet Wednesday evenings will be no more. Damn you, Matt Coker, DAMN YOU!!!!!'
Tour des Artistes
In defense of Coachella
April 27 - May 4: the Slaughtahouse
March 23 - March 30
DJ Rita, KUCI-FM
Aug. 4 - Aug. 11
JUNE 23-JUNE 30
Checking Irony at the Blue Water Music Festival
Will Oldham sees darkness in our celebrity-mad world
If Built to Spill's Doug Martsch ever wrote his life story...
100 artists, 16 bands, 1 Dark Lord