Morrissey (Singer)

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    October 24, 2013

    Johnny Marr Doesn't Need Morrissey

    The onetime Smiths guitarist doesn't rest on his laurels, can still write hits

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    August 23, 2013

    Richard Blade Explains Why '80s Music Still Beats Most of the Crap You Listen to Today

    There's no denying that Richard Blade is the voice of '80s music, and the torch bearer for a generation of loud synths and even louder clothes. So those who grew up watching him interviewing acts like Morrissey on KTLA's "Video One" and "MV3" or listening to him spin hours of Reagan-era classics as ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time, No. 10-1

    See also:*The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time, No. 20-11*The 20 Greatest Songs of Vicente Fernández: The Complete List*Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!*The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and A ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Sweet and Tender Hooligans - House of Blues Anaheim - December 28, 2012

    No matter how many Sweet and Tender Hooligans shows we've been to, the thrill of spying on the slack-jawed, unsuspecting, first-timers in the crowd never fades away. There's that moment where all of the evidence that tells them that they're actually watching a Morrissey/Smiths tribute band just nonc ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, December 28Sweet and Tender HooligansHouse of Blues Anaheim It's an understatement to say that fans of the Smiths are rabid. Obj ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    Adam Ant Isn't a Goody Two Shoes Anymore

    By: Shelley LeopoldAdam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 57, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from years in the music busines ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Top Five Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, September 21Lila DownsCity National Grove of AnaheimSince she emerged in 1999, Lila Downs has developed into one of the world's quintessential world music artists. Combining powerful, multilingual vocals and culturally diverse musical arrangements, songs like "Ojo de Culebra" help ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    July 19, 2012

    Young the Giant Are OC's Next Great Band

    The Irvine's quintet are house-hunting, but not ready to leave us just yet

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    April 26, 2012

    Top 10 Things About Covering Music for OC Weekly

    Nine years ago, I was in this wannabe new-wave band based in Santa Ana. Back then, our big goal in life was to get featured in OC Weekly. The band imploded, as bands are wont to do, way before we even got a concert listing in the Calendar section (not even a Locals Only, sob!). The funny thing was, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Five Local Bands Who Should Be Huge in 2012

    ​Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    The Biggest Music Headlines of 2011

    [Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year

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    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

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    September 8, 2011

    Rebecca Black, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

    [Mental Notes] Plus, Young the Giant deal with fame

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    August 4, 2011

    Help Launch a Smiths-Inspired Comic Book Series!

    ​Comic book publisher and Morrissey fan Shawn Demumbrum is working on a Smiths-inspired comic book series, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. He wrangled indie comics vets Christian Vilaire, Henry Barajas, Jeff Pina, Shelby Robertson, and others for 78 pages' w ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Five Songs for Schwarzenegger Fans to Console Themselves With

    20 years ago this summer, Pee Wee Herman got busted for indecent exposure in Florida and almost immediately and brilliantly bounced back with a surprise cameo appearance opening the MTV Music Awards a couple of weeks later with the only possible response:Based on everything that's turned up in the n ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Steve Ignorant Presents Crass at The Fox Theater Friday Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​Steve Ignorant Presents CrassFox Theater PomonaApril 29, 2011Click here for the slideshow!Last Friday night, hundreds of multi-generational fans from all sects of punk-rock came out to pay their final crusty homage to CRASS. Oh yes, the vigor expressed at these nostalgic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Girl in a Coma's 'Adventures in Coverland' Stay Away From the Obvious

    ​Girl in a Coma Adventures in Coverland Blackheart Records San Antonio, Texas-based rock trio Girl in a Coma is back with a collection of songs that takes their fans through Adventures in Coverland. After partially releasing interpretations of some of the band's favorite songs on 7-inch vinyl th ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    We're Coming Out: Five 'Coming Out Day' Anthems

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyAdvocates of the overturning on Proposition 8 gathered at Bixby Park in Long Beach on Aug. 4, 2010​With all due respect to Ms. Diana Ross, there are more gay anthems than "I'm Coming Out." Here are five that also deserve a wave of the rainbow flag, since today is officially Comi ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Girl In a Coma, Gringo Star, Agent Ribbons, Bella Novela Last Night at Alex's Bar

    Brandon Ferguson/OC Weekly​Girl in a ComaAugust 19, 2010Alex's BarThe Show: Power trio Girl in a Coma blew into Alex's Bar like a fiery gust off the San Antonio plains last night.  Though all three musicians--drummer Phanie Diaz, bassist Jenn Alva and singer Nina Diaz--delivered a 14-song set ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Morrissey Loves Girl In A Coma

    ​San Antonio's Girl in a Coma lifted their name from a Smiths song. If that bothered Morrissey, it never came up in conversation while the alt power pop trio was on tour with him in 2007 opening his shows on the east coast and in Europe.   "We didn't really have much creativity in com ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Sublime With Rome Tops Pacific Amphitheatre Summer Shows

    ​The Orange County Fair broke attendance records with 1.5 million visitors for the run that ended Sunday.Orange County Fair Breaks Attendance RecordThe concurrent concert series in Pacific Amphitheatre also broke a record, selling out nine of its shows.Find out the top 5 shows based on ticket sale ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Oh, Say Can You Hear: 10 Songs That Should Be Our New National Anthem

    20th Century Fox​"The Star-Spangled Banner" has an image problem. That is, no one likes it.Oh sure, everyone respects and reveres what it stands for, what it evokes in us as nation and as a people. But no one really admires it on its merits as song, and singers and sports fans have long detested t ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Psychedelic Furs at the Grove of Anaheim Over the Weekend

    Andrew YoussefThe Psychedelic Furs at the Grove of Anaheim ​Psychedelic Furs and She Wants RevengeJune 25, 2010Grove of AnaheimA healthy mix of young and old fans filled the Grove of Anaheim for the pairing of Psychedelic Furs and She Wants Revenge. Few bands have produced as many memorable hits i ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    5 Songs So Stupid, Natasha Leggero Can't Believe It's Considered Music

    ​Natasha Leggero has been hitting the stand-up scene for years while maintaining ample face time on such favorites as Chelsea Lately, Reno 911, and voicing Callie Maggotbone on Ugly Americans. It's no wonder Natasha was tapped to be a judge on the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing--this woman ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Last Night: Reel Big Fish at House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: A homecoming show for Reel Big Fish at the House of Blues Anaheim along with musical comrades Starpool and Chase Long Beach was a guaranteed sell out.Andrew YoussefReel Big Fish Live at House of Blues, AnaheimThe Show: I was taken aback by the energy of the sold-out crowd as the horn secti ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Today in Music News: Courtney Love, Morrissey, John Frusciante, Nickelback blows

    Crazy Courtney Love tries to win back daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, by insulting her on Facebook. It's official: John Frusciante has again quit Red Hot Chili Peppers: "my musical interests have led me in a different direction."Even Morrissey admits that his rarities collection Swords sucks.One mo ... More >>

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    December 6, 2009

    Today in Music News: Rivers Cuomo hospitalized, Kennedy Center honors Bruce Springsteen, Morrissey tour opener, 40th anniversary of Altamont

    Say it ain't so! "Weezer's Rivers Cuomo hospitalized following bus accident."Kennedy Center honors Bruce Springsteen, jazz pianist/composer Dave Brubek, opera singer Grace Bumbry--plus Robert De Niro (seen chatting with the Boss) and Mel Brooks, who probably gave the best acceptance speech. Morriss ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    June 24, 2009

    Talk Talk: Justin Kennedy of Army Navy (Part 1)

    Travis SchneiderReally, it's almost embarrassing how much I like LA-based pop band Army Navy. After seeing them open up for the Shys last October at Detroit Bar, I pushed their self-titled record (released on their own label, Fever Zone Records) on anyone that would listen. Songs like "Slight of Han ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    April 18, 2009

    Live(ish) from Coachella: Final Friday Thoughts!

    About to head out to take on another day. Whee! Beth Stirnaman is here in OC Weekly Central (Motel 6 in Palm Springs) uploading pics, so soon you'll have some stuff to look at instead of just these awesome plain text posts. Heard Mentality blogger Nate Jackson is here, too. Say hi, Nate!Before shovi ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    To Do This Weekend 4/17-4/19

    Long Beach Grand Prix- All Weekend!Watch downtown Long Beach transform into a race track with drifting, indy cars, and celebrity races.Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562-436-3636Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, All Weekend!Featuring per ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Coachella: Where We'll Be. Maybe.

    Oh gosh. It's almost here. Coachella. Three mind-melting days in the desert. Since the set times are up and all, let's look at what we're expecting to hit for suresies. Though of course, reality (fatigue, giant crowds, changing your mind, passing out from dehydration) may always get in the way.Here' ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Rad Local Shows for Those Staying in Town This Weekend

    Don't feel like sweating your balls off? Or dropping 269 bizones to get the opportunity to sweat your balls off? Weird, but you've still got options around OC if you're not heading out to Coachella.

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    January 30, 2009

    Way Too Early Coachella Must-Sees

    I wanted to be the first person in the blogosphere to comment on what bands you should see at Coachella. So here goes. The Aggrolites -- LA's best white boy reggae/soul/funk band. They wear cool clothes and know how to throw a dance party. Thievery Corporation -- Maybe you know them, maybe you ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Rumored/Confirmed Coachella Artists Start to Trickle In

    LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    October 24, 2008

    Some Names Are Better Than Others

    There's no denying it: Bands have a huge boner for naming themselves after Smiths songs. Tonight, LA's Sweet and Tender Hooligans are playing at the Grove of Anaheim (opening up the second of Tiger Army's five night stand). They get their name, natch, from "Sweet and Tender Hooligan," but it's not ... More >>

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    January 2, 2008

    The Police, Daft Punk, and DethKlok Among The Top National Concerts of '07

    Village Voice Media presents the Top Concerts of 2007 featuring: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Interpol, Mavado, Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, Jah Cure, Arcade Fire, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, and other not as famous bands! (Compiled from natio ... More >>

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