Mike Patton

  • Music

    May 1, 2014

    Mike Atta Was OC Punk's Blue-Collar Angel

    The Middle Class guitarist left behind a first-class legacy

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Adolescents - Alex's Bar - August 23, 2013

    By: Jesse La Tour The Adolescents Alex's Bar 8/23/13 The Adolescents, The Middle Class, and The Crowd are all iconic original Orange County punk bands who have inspired thousands, maybe millions, of young people to turn their suburban angst into musical art. They inspired me, a 30-year-old English t ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, February 15 The Ziggens Slidebar If you don't know much about Orange County ska/ surf/punk/garage band the Ziggens, it's ok, somehow they've been over shadowed by one time label mates such as Sublime. But unlike Sublime, who burned out before becoming massively succesful, the Ziggens have ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Tomahawk Take a Swipe at Tunes From a Native American Songbook

    Tomahawk deserve to have their own Bat Signal or non-copyright-violating equivalent. Once every few years, Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) converge and produce a sudden flurry of activity--specifically, a new record and tou ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012

    Mike Atta's Battle With Cancer Inspires Action in the OC Punk Community

    Legendary local acts band together to raise support for the Middle Class guitarist

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    March 22, 2012

    Backseat Bingo

    The Prospector

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Porn Star Jenna Haze Dating Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato (!)

    ​It's not often we here at the Heard Mentality blog write about iconic porn stars, but occasionally the worlds of the flesh merchant, and rock star collide in the land of citrus. Put simply, we spied with our little eye an Instagram photo of porn icon Jenna Haze canoodling with rumored beau and Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers: On Punk Rock, Rick Rubin and Social Distortion

    Crackerfarm​One would be hard pressed to find more honest music than what the Avett Brothers are crafting these days. With songs about lost love, alcoholism, familial bonds and everything in between, the Avett Brothers have their collective finger on the pulse of the common man. Their lyrics are r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    San Clemente High School Bus Drivers: Unsung Heroes of the Bomb Scare

    ​As you may have previously read, an empty bomb threat on the first day of school at San Clemente High School drew a response from the FBI, the Navy, the Marines, U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, a regional counter-terrorism team, the Capistrano Unified S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Serge Gainsbourg Tribute at the Hollywood Bowl

    ​French music was never the same after Serge Gainsbourg. The pop-lounge act put even more eroticism in the French language, and was iconic in life as he was in music. On Aug. 28, there will be a Gainsbourg tribute at the Hollywood Bowl called "Serge Gainsbourg Tribute With Jean ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    We are the Riot

    Juke Joint

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Faith No More at the Hollywood Palladium Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySee more photos from the slideshow here​Check out our Faith No More slideshow here!Faith No MoreNovember 30, 2010Hollywood PalladiumReemerging from a decade plus absence, Faith No More returned earlier this year for a high profile slot at Coachella. After making a few appea ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    In Vogue Again

    The Middle Class are reuniting after 30 years

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Atreyu and Bless the Fall at the House of Blues Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAtreyu​See the slideshow here!Atreyu, Bless the FallOct. 20, 2010House of BluesThe Show: There's nothing inherently wrong with Orange County's Atreyu. The metal core band who's been rocking out for more than a decade brings incredible intensity to the stage combi ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Melvins Don't Need to Break Up to be Relevant

    Look up longetivity in the dictionary, and you'll see a photo of Melvins

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    First Hardcore Band Ever: Middle Class Reunion 100 Percent On

    ​A few weeks ago, Frontier Records announced that for their 30th anniversary, they were hosting a show featuring a reunion by Santa Ana hardcore pioneers Middle Class. The label (which released punk classics such as The Circle Jerks' Group Sex," The Adolescents self-titled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Mike Patton, 'Mondo Cane'

    ​The Hype: Weeks after performing a red hot set (in red hot formal wear) at Coachella, alt-rock über-genius Mike Patton reminds us that when it comes to pushing the limits of his delightfully eccentric musical experiments, we ain't seen nothin' yet. Backed by the grandeur of a 30-p ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010

    Coachella Cattle Calls

    [Mental Notes] Despite numerous reasons to be underwhelmed, the crowd at Coachella was determined to have a moo-ving experience

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2010

    Live from Coachella: Danny DeVito, Faith No More, the XX and Hot Chip

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly And you thought you had problems seeing over a crowd.​Hey look! Danny DeVito! Our man Chris Victorio caught him the pit for deadmau5 last night. Just thought we'd share it with ya. (Editor's Note: Andrew Youssef also caught DeVito during LCD Soundsyste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Daily Coachella Update: Still No Lineup, but There is a Fake One

    It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Cream of Elite

    Sporting perhaps the greatest hip-hop bill ever, Rock the Bells enshrines rap's history—and foreshadows its future

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Unreconstructed Teengenerate

    Shape Shifters somewhere to 360,000

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    You've Been Punk'd

    American Hardcore: overdue homage or underdone whitewash?

  • Film

    September 21, 2006

    Strange Days Indeed

    The Gipper, Tricky Dick, American Hardcore, The U.S. vs. John Lennon and deja vu all over again

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    September 23, 2004
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    December 12, 2002

    Suddenly In Vogue

    The Middle Class may have been the most influential band youve never heard of