Minor Threat (Band)

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Hardcore Legends 7 Seconds Are Still Tearing Up the Stage (and Their Knees)

    "I'll always be proud that we're up there with Minor Threat and Black Flag. As long as people don't expect us to live up to some bullshit legacy," says frontman Kevin Marvelli, a.k.a. Kevin Seconds of hardcore punk pioneers 7 Seconds, who recently released Leave a Light On, their first album in nine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    With Bleached, the Clavin Sisters' Rock 'n' Roll Story Gains Another Chapter

    A photograph of a woman adorns the cover of Ride Your Heart, Bleached's 2013 debut album. She's leaning out the window of a car's backseat, head pointed toward the wind. Her long hair is whipping in strands, totally obscuring her face. We don't know who she is or why she's here -- Bleached's Jessie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The 10 Goriest Album Covers

    One of the best parts about buying a physical album (if you still do that sort of thing) is always going to be the album cover art. And if you're a metalhead or crusty punker the more brutal and bloody it is, the better.After all, metal and punk have never been about bowing down to political correct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top 10 Straight Edge Bands of All Time, According to a Straight Edge Dude

    No matter how you view straight edge or straightedge bands, it's an undeniable part of punk culture. The idea of opting out of a life with drinking, drugs, and promiscuous sex has raised a lot of questions, and draws a long standing line in the sand for many in the punk community. The straight edge ... More >>

  • Music

    May 2, 2013

    Manic Hispanic: ¡Pinche Punks!

    Two decades of the greatest cult band (and Mexicans) in Orange County history

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Top 10 Skateboarders That Became Musicians

    Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One - Gibson Amphitheatre - December 8, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Gibson AmphitheatreDecember 8, 2012 The landscape of modern rock radio has definitely changed over the past few years.This became evident when examining the line-up for the first night of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas. Historically, the first night has b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Bad Brains - The Observatory - November 29, 2012

    By: Alex DistefanoBad BrainsThe ObservatoryNovember 29, 2012The drizzle, and typical wet weather related traffic didn't stop the crowd, both old and young, from showing up at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Thursday night, to catch the legendary Bad Brains, a seminal hardcore punk band formed over t ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 21, 2012

    'ex•pose: macha suzuki' Exposes the Beauty of Fail

    The Laguna Art Museum exhibit meditates on life's shortcomings

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    10 Punk Albums to Listen to Before You Die

    Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares? Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Revelation Records' Quarter-Century of DIY Rebellion

    Founder Jordan Cooper reflects on the Huntington Beach hardcore label's legacy

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Refused's Coachella Reunion: They Explain Why

    ​Believe it, punks: Refused's Coachella reunion is happening. The Swedish hardcore punk band were only together seven years (from 1991 to 1998), but released three full-length albums before calling it quits. Their album--cult favorite The Shape of Punk to Come--is considered one of the best punk a ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2011

    'Barbershop Punk' Makes the Case for Net Neutrality

    Information wants to be free, etc.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Minor Threat: Anti-Captalist Punk Icons Or Blatant Sellouts?

    ​Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Cerebral Ballzy Are Barfing Their Way to the Top

    How can you not love a group with a song called 'Puke Song'?

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Youth of Today at the Glass House

    Ryan Ritchie​ Youth of Today June 6, 2011 The Glass House There have been a few thousand beers between the time when I was a straight edge punk and now, but that didn't stop me from having a good time at last night's Youth of Today reunion show at the Glass House. Although, in all honesty, a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    OC Weekly Classic Punk Monday Mixtape

    Sex Pistols​​Sometimes you just need to get riled up on a Monday morning. To that end, we made you a classic punk mixtape to shake off the haze of the weekend and start the new week off right. Valentine's Day be damned; break out the boots and safety pins! The mixtape spans the original Spirit o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011


    Glass House

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Langhorne Slim: Incisive Alt-Country From a Guy Who Digs Wu-Tang​Langhorne Slim (a.k.a. Sean Scolnick) is the latest descendant of a storied line of troubadours steeped in Americana and rusty folk--an aging ancestry built on stark guitar work, broken hearts and lifetimes of regrets to contemplate. Like A.A. Bondy, Elvis Perkins or any number of arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Brad X of Kottonmouth Kings Gets Back to Punk Roots With the X Pistols

    ​Brad "Daddy" X has long earned his reputation as the voice of Placentia "rip-hop" crew the Kottonmouth Kings, but before the vocalist would spend most of his career rapping about weed, his roots were in punk rock. Years ago, in a different period of his career, he fronted punk bands Doggy Style a ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Edward Colver's Greatest Hits

    Hibbleton Art Gallery goes into the pit with the iconic photographer's 'The Eye of the LA Punk Scene'

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    The White Buffalo, aka Jake Smith: 'I Didn't Know I Could Sing at All, or That I Had an Interesting Voice'

    Danielle Bacher/ OC Weekly​Folk singer Jake Smith, a.k.a. the White Buffalo, has released his new five-track EP entitled Prepare for Black & Blue. Smith captivates his audiences with his folksy jangles, earthy vocals and poetic lyrics. Even though he doesn't quite understand the compariso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Punk Rock Karaoke at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Ryan Ritchie​Punk Rock Karaoke December 9, 2010 Alex's Bar Punk rock is supposed to be cool. Karaoke, while often barrels of fun, is not. So imagine the conundrum the members of Punk Rock Karaoke--drummer Derek O'Brien (Social Distortion, the Adolescents), bassist Steve Soto (the Adolescents, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Gama Bomb Talk Thrash Fashion, 
George Fucking Orwell, and a Comic Book-Inspired Concept Record

    Earache Records​Gama Bomb is hell-bent on having fun. The band from Newry, Ireland, happily bangs out frenetic '80s-style thrash while tapping into their geeky side without a care. The pop culture worship of "We Respect You" off Tales from the Grave (available as a free download at  Earache R ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Know Fearless Records

    The OC label that first signed Plain White T's has a plan for keeping the next big thing from bolting to the majors

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Tanya Petrovna of Native Foods, Part II

    ​Tanya Petrovna is the chef and owner of Native Foods. Her ever-expanding vegan eatery started out in Palm Springs in 1994, but we in OC know her best from her restaurant at The Camp, which is housed inside a yurt. She has two other restaurants in OC, not all of them in yurts, but serving the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    CNN is a Punk Rocker​Someone forwarded me this article on Muslim punk in the United States. I read it and think you should too.A major focus of the story is a Boston/NYC group called the Kominas, which I learned from reading means "the scumbags" in Punjabi. The article is pretty good and makes the Komi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Forever 21 Sells Courtney Love Tank Top; We Ask Why​​We have no idea what's going on here, but for some reason you can buy this Courtney Love tank top right now at cheap-stuff-haven Forever 21 for a whole $16.90. We're left wondering a few things: Are teenage girls really buying this? Is anyone buying this? Why? And with Foreve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    TOMORROW: Earth Crisis at Chain Reaction

    Syracuse-based vegan straight edge band Earth Crisis is playing tomorrow night at Chain Reaction. The group was one of the biggest and most controversial hardcore acts of the 90s thanks to the EPs All Out War and Firestorm. The band followed those with the records Destroy the Machines and the follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20!!!!

    To boring people, April 20 means two things: the anniversary of the Columbine massacre or Hitler's birthday. To stoners, it's something way cooler.Because stoners can't agree on anything other than, yes, they should smoke another bowl, the origins of 4/20 vary. Some say it's police code. Some say it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Tomorrow: Guttermouth at Alex's Bar

    HB's Guttermouth is playing Alex's Bar tomorrow night. If I wasn't going to San Diego for the weekend (and leaving in about two hours), I'd go in hopes of getting a healthy dose of adolescent flashbacks. I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but Guttermouth was one of the first punk bands I got into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Records for Sale

    I'm way behind the times when it comes to technology. Hell, I just got a cell phone six months ago and that was because my dad -- who works for a company that will not be named -- gave me one. But it's 2009 and I gotta get up to date on what the kids are doing. Hence, I got an external hard drive to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Major Talent

    Ian MacKaye

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    Last Night: LiskFest @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine

    Last Night: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on October 11,2008 Better Than: seeing a festival in the middle of summer. Download: "Oi, To The World!" by the Vandals from their Myspace page Hope, change, and unity were used as themes in hardcore music long before the current political ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2003