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There were some lights that definitely went out at the Morrissey show up in San Jose last night. Unfortunately, they belonged Morrissey. The 54 year-old singer was tackled mercilessly by a fan (or three?) on stage at the City National Civic. Two songs into the second encore, any security guard ... More >>
St. Angela Merici School
Morrissey Staples Center March 1, 2013 Originally slated to appear with Iggy and the Stooges but ultimately rescheduled and substituted with Patti Smith, Morrissey easily sold out the Staples Center. The show seemed to be in jeopardy when various volleys were exchanged whether meat would be served ... More >>
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 >>
Andrew YoussefMorrisseyNovember 28, 2011Fox Theater in PomonaClick here to see more photos.Morrissey loves Pomona. Pomona worships Morrissey. The atmosphere was electric inside the Fox Theater as Morrissey closed out his swing of Southern California dates. From the moment Morrissey and his band a ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyUPDATE, NOV. 21, 1:10 P.M.: We just received a press release confirming the show. Get more details on how to get tickets at the bottom of the post. ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 20, 2011, 1:21 A.M.: While checking out the Pixies tonight in LA, we heard whisperings of an unanno ... More >>
Senate Bill 1070 architect Russell Pearce may have been recalled in Arizona, but the call for a boycott of the state remains. The latest manifestation comes in the form of Morrissey's Nov. 20 concert at Phoenix's Orpheum Theater. The singer once told an audience, "I wish I was born Mexican," and, ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records this week from Dr. Freecloud's Record Shoppe, 18960 Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley, (714) 962-9787.This week's top seller is the vinyl import of the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack.
While no record label has come forward to release the follow-up to Morrissey's Years of Refusal, fans of The Smiths can anticipate Rhino Records UK's upcoming Deluxe Collectors Boxset featuring the complete Smiths discography on vinyl, CD and MP3. The limited edition box set includes eight albums ... More >>
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 >>
Young the Giant, the band formerly known as the Jakes, and formerly residents of Newport Beach via Irvine, have had a very good year. After releasing their self-title debut to critical acclaim (even Morrissey is a fan, saying "I could break down with happiness at the new debut-CD by Young The G ... More >>
Down and Delirious In Mexico City author Daniel Hernandez wrote in his Intersections blog about a recent onstage confrontation between banda queen Jenni Rivera and a fan who allegedly threw a beer at her. The singer had the suspected offender come face-to-face with her during the Puerto Vallarta ... More >>
It's Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with another mixtape? We've put together a 12-song video compilation so you can discover or rediscover some great music. You can thank us once you get to work and need something to distract yourself.
Although we are all secretly (or openly) hoping for a Smiths reunion, we can all be thankful that compilations of both unreleased demos and instrumentals are available online and various record shops around the world. The bootleg version of The Smiths--Unreleased Demos & Instrumenta ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, why Mexicans should learn how to dance to tropical music
By now, everyone's heard that dear old Moz called the entire population of China a subspecies in a recent interview with the Guardian. "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecie ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRage Against the Machine at the Hollywood Palladium last FridayThe Sound Strike campaign started by Zack de la Rocha to counter Arizona's soon-to-be in effect SB1070 law reached its sonic zenith Friday night with Rage Against the Machine rocking the Hollywood Palladium. T ... More >>
In the battle between cover bands and aging rock stars, we tell you which music acts will give you the most bang for your buck
Sweethead perform at Alex's Bar on FridayDon't know where to go this weekend? Heard Mentality makes it easy--here's the rundown of great music coming to town.
House of Blues
[Locals Only] The Santa Ana garage/post-punk quartet keeps it real and sometimes real graphic
Andrew YoussefMorrissey in the first of two shirts he wore Monday night in Pomona.Last Night: Morrissey, Doll & the Kicks at the Fox Theater, Pomona; December 7, 2009.Better Than: Arguably: Friday's Las Vegas show, which was cut short without an encore. Unarguably: Saturday's Indio show, whic ... More >>
"Polarizing," "love him or hate him," "no middle ground"--all pretty vague, cliche terms, and all rather accurate when it comes to Morrissey.
Until earlier this week, I couldn't say I gave half a shit about anything Morrissey did post-Smiths. But something changed as I got word that the Moz is teaming with designer Stella McCartney (her dad's a bassist who played in some band...starts with a "B" or something) for a line of vegan shoes. ... More >>
Fox Theater Pomona
OK, we can stop complaining about the Morrissey show at the Fox Theater in Pomona on December 7 not going on sale yet.
Still so dreamy!"I know it's gonna happen someday."It's been nearly a month since Morrissey tour dates throughout Southern California started popping up on fansites like Morrissey Solo, and official announcement of almost all of them (eventually) followed. There's Morrissey at the Fantasy Springs ... More >>
Andrew YoussefSince reopening this past May with a show from Gogol Bordello, the Fox Theater in downtown Pomona has continually impressed by netting top-flight shows: Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, Girl Talk, Ween, Cake, Marilyn Manson. After tonight's Paramore (picture ... More >>
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.
So, I love Morrissey. I've seen him four times now, and each instance ranks among the happier moments of my life (yes, I know how lame that makes me sound, what of it?). But last night at Coachella apparently wasn't one of his happier moments.I always tell Morrissey detractors who decry him as just ... More >>
Happy Morrissey day, everyone! I review the album in this week's Weekly, but here it is a few days early. You Are the Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors and Years of Refusal are the Mozzer's Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft and Modern Times. Believe it!The Smiths broke up in 1987, but people are s ... More >>
Just a couple short days after appearing at the House of Blues in Anaheim (and in the pages of OC Weekly's freshly minted music column, Sound Guy, penned by a certain totally awesome dude), LA-based Smiths cover band Sweet and Tender Hooligans were announced as returning to our county on March 28 at ... More >>
Girl In a Coma
The latest from the Morrissey camp: A press release released just today announces Moz's final 30 stops on his latest successful tour promoting his number one UK album, Ringleader of the Tormentors—playing 168 shows in just over 21 months come November. These shows will be the last Morrissey will d ... More >>
Sweet and Tender Hooligans
Mimicking Moz with the Sweet and Tender Hooligans
Dispatches from the Latino Morrissey love-in
Vocalist/guitarist of reel big fish
What the hell are you listening to?