May 14, 2013
The privilege of watching Motorhead thrash on their instruments is certainly a good way to spice up any Tuesday night. But there is no way to start this review without discussing the insanity of their opening act, Anvil, who took the stage with a vengeance in front ... More >>
By: Nicholas PellOk, we get it. You like Sabbath. Everyone does. But there's a whole big world out there of '70s metal bands that goes beyond Sabbath -- even beyond Sir Lord Baltimore, if you can believe that. The '70s offered so much in the way of doom-and-gloom heaviness that it's criminal so many ... More >>
MusInk Days 2&3 OC Fairground March 9-10, 2013 The art of ink slinging took over OC this weekend as the sixth annual, three-day Musink Festival came the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, in what was turned out to be a 72-hour celebration of body art(including tattoos and piercings), ... More >>
By: Nicholas Pell Long Beach-based metal band
Hirax has a unique sound, blending the galloping beats of the new wave of British heavy metal with the
intensity of thrash. Katon W. De Pena's operatic and aggressive vocals lead the way. Since 1984 De Pena,
who is 49, has fronted the legendary thra ... More >>
Taylor Hamby/OC WeeklyNobunny at Alex's Bar on Halloween See Also:*Over the Weekend: Braid - The Glass House - 8/17/12*Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years for Anti-Putin Punk Prayer!*Alabama Shakes - Fox Theater Pomona - 8/15/12NobunnyAlex's Bar8/18/12Masked madman Nobunny delivered a range of good-ti ... More >>
Wrestling and heavy metal have gone hand-in-hand since, well, the '70s. That being said, NME reported the startling news that wrestling icon Hulk Hogan was buds with Metallica's Lars Ulrich and wasthis close to joining Metallica in the early '80s when the Hulkster was a session bassist (believe t ... More >>
David ThorntonAlbum Attack, Fugazi's 13 SongsOctober 15, 2011The ProspectorAs has become the custom in Long Beach, a
hodgepodge-supergroup of local musicians took the stage at The Prospector on
Saturday to play through an influential indie album in its entirety. In the
spotlight this month--Fug ... More >>
Beacon Radio (Creative Commons NC)Watching footage of the UK riots has been shocking, scary and difficult, but the British have a history of taking to the streets in times of social upheaval as an act of defiance. The proof is in songs by its musicians: everyone from the Clash to Morrissey to Mot ... More >>
For the last few months, a kooky religious group has been plastering North America with billboards and placards announcing that the world will end on May 21.
Call us warped, but we're thrilled by the prospect of Armageddon. With millions of the faithful lifted skyward by the Rapture, their hom ... More >>
Aled ThomasWTF:Perhaps this week's post is a more pathetic cautionary tale than a bonafied WTF. In any event, it demonstrates that iconic stars everywhere might benefit from the stern benefactoring of MASH's own Mike Farrell, who once consulted fallen stars on how to manage their fortunes.
RX BanditsOn Saturday, Ty Segall plays Alex's Bar in Long Beach, headlining a bill featuring Tijuana Panthers and Okee Dokee. His hyperactive role in a slew of bands had already won him local fame, but the release of Melted seems to have woken up the rest of the musical world to what's been going ... More >>
Andrew YoussefNOFX performing SundayClick for slideshows of Day One, Day Two and Day Three.The Hype: Three days of tattoos, punk, metal, rockabilly and skateboarding descended upon the OC Fairgrounds under the umbrella of the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival Friday through Sunday. The l ... More >>
The musician sightings at NAMM, which runs through Sunday, heated up Friday as I passed Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Kenny G, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Neal Schon (Journey), Billy Zoom (X), Tim Mahoney (311), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Peter Frampton, and Hollywood-based hard rock hero, Lemmy Kilmister ... More >>
With a flyer as detailed as this one, I guess I don't really have much to say. But for those of you who don't know, UK-based Varukers formed in the very late '70s and are credited as one of the founders of D-beat, a style of punk that is a bit heavier than, say, the Sex Pistols. Basically, these ... More >>
Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>
You know how doctors advise you not to wear two condoms at the same time? Well, that logic applies to earplugs at Motorhead shows. Yes, they are loud, but putting in two in each ear isn't going to stop the rock. Don't believe me? Catch 'em with the Chelsea Girls Oct. 7 at the House of Blues. Tickets ... More >>
Curse you, recession! The MUSINK Tattoo & Music Festival, which was birthed from a three-day event this past February at the OC fairgrounds, has been completely scrapped; official word is that it's, unsurprisingly, "due to the current economic
climate."The tour was planned for 25 cities, includ ... More >>
H-ween's almost here, dudes. If you're wondering where you and your Don Draper, Sarah Palin or Sexy Jailed Ted Stevens costume should show up to, here are some ideas on what to do this Friday. Or should I say what to BOO! Ahahaha. Right.
Motorhead; Airbourne; Valient Thorr; Year Long Disaster, 8 p.m.
Click through photos of the concert tomorrow on OCWeekly.com
House of Blues
1530 S. Disneyland Dr.
Mike Hamilton, 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Laguna Niguel
Savannah Steak & Chop House
32441 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA
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