Music Awards

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2014

    Lady Antebellum

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2014

    Larry Hernandez

    Fox Pomona

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Top Five Beavis and Butthead Special Appearances

    This week, we at the Weekly have been celebrating 20 years of Beavis and Butthead, and we'd be remiss to not mention the many memorable moments the boys had outside their standard MTV timeslot. Yes, while the catchphrases and riffs are the memories we hold most dear, it's important to remember exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Underrated Performances

    See Also: *The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? *Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksWith tonight's MTV Video Music Awards as the hot topic on everybody's lips, the pop culture world is zeroed in on w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances

    See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsTomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    The OC Music Awards Ceremony at the Grove, Mar. 3, 2012

    ​The OC Music Awards Ceremony City National Grove of AnaheimMar. 3, 2012Judging by the throngs of people leaving their tables before the award for best video was announced, it seems I'm not the only one who found this weekend's OC Music Awards Ceremony to be a two-hour snore fest. Those of us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Five Most Skewed Moments In Grammy History

    ​This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    [UPDATED with Protest and After Party] Musicans Call Out Elimination of Grammy Award Categories as Racist

    ​UPDATE, FEB, 6, 1:56 P.M.: and, which has its own petition in circulation, are joining forces in calling for a protest this Saturday over the slashing of Grammy Award categories. The Facebook page for the protest, which encourages supporters to bring their instruments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    OC Music Awards 2012 Nominees Announced: How the Process Works

    ​UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    OC Music Awards Acquired by PR Agency

    [Mental Notes] Juggalos are a real threat, according to the FBI

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    OC Music Awards Acquired by PR Firm

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyJustin Sane of Avenged Sevenfold accepting an award at the 2011 OC Music Awards for Best Album​Today the ACE Agency announced it acquired the OC Music Awards. The Santa Ana PR/events company is taking over from producer Luke Allen (who owns rehearsal studio Gemini Stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Arcade Fire Win Album of the Year in a Shocker

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Surprisingly, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire won album of the year for the 53 Grammy Awards last night. Shocked? We are, too. They beat out Lady Antebellum's Need You Now, Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster, Eminem's Recovery and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. The Grammys seemed to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    WTF of the Week: The Grammy Noms

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyEminem, nominated for 'Recovery'​WTF:Despite the fact that the way the world listens to music has changed radically over the past decade, the Grammys ostensibly continue to reward bands based on a model en vogue 50 years ago. This year's list of nominees reflects that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    'Glee' Star Matthew Morrison Collabs with 'NSync's JC Chasez on Upcoming Solo Album​According to MTV News, Glee star/OC native Matthew Morrison just teamed up with boy band alum JC Chasez on  one of the tracks for his solo album.Morrison (who plays glee club coach Will Schuester on the show) plans to drop his solo effort next year. "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Last Night: OC Music Awards Showcase, Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    The Hype: The OC Music Awards has to be one of the cooler things going on around here. From now until the big bash March 6 at the Grove of Anaheim, it features a slew of free weekly showcases featuring the county's best bands. Tuesday's roster included the Union Line, which won an OC Music Award las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Tomorrow: OC Music Awards Kick Off, Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    San Juan Capistrano ensemble the Union Line, which thrilled a seriously packed Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest on Dec. 17 with summery vocal harmonies and a boisterous horn section, is scheduled to perform at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa Tuesday as part of the 2010 OC Music Awards debut showcase. It's fre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009

    The Wizard of Oz

    Art Theatre

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Morgan Page (Tonight!) at Code

    ​ For too long DJ culture has been reclusive and wary of the mainstream. It's an understandable stance: After disco sucked, core dance music went underground, burned by its flirtation with the charts and subsequent bashing. Generations beyond disco, many spinners still take the underground stance, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Travis Barker: More Hip Hop than Hip Hop

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has had plenty of side gigs over the years. Box Car Racer and 44 both featured other Blink members, while a duo called TRV$DJAM included his friend Adam Goldstein. Known as DJ AM, Goldstein, of course, was with Barker in a Learjet crash that killed four people in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Kanye West Photoshop Craze in Full Effect

    ​Move over, lolcats. The hot new Photoshopped macro thing is all about Kanye West, playing off the infamous Taylor Swift Incident (TM) at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. You can find dozens of such images--of wildly varying degrees of funniness--right here. It's weird how many of them have to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Kanye West and Lady Gaga Set to Bring VMA Controversy to Anaheim

    Chris Victorio​Heard anything about Kanye West lately? The usually reserved rapper/producer/tireless self-promoter has uncharacteristically made a tiny amount of headlines these last couple of days, but you've probably missed them. (Seriously, though, it must be weird to be called a jackass by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: Kanye Interrupts Obama

    Sure, you're probably already way beyond sick of hearing about Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards (or possibly just sick from Lady Gaga's fake blood-stained performance, but we thought it was pretty rad). But this mash-up video by "freeyourpixels," briefly exploring the heretofore unknown conn ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009

    The Motels

    The Coach House

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    TONIGHT: Erykah Badu at the Grove of Anaheim

    The Grove of Anaheim will surprise you sometimes. They'll go a couple weeks without too many shows of note, then they'll come at you with a bunch of stuff all at once, and you're like "hey! Grove of Anaheim! alright!" This is one of those weeks: tomorrow, Taking Back Sunday. Friday, B-Real of Cypres ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • Music

    March 5, 2009
  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Watch Ikey Owens (and the Rest of the Mars Volta) Win a Grammy

    The Mars Volta--featuring Long Beach's Ikey Owens, of Free Moral Agents and Look Daggers, on keyboards--won the "Best Hard Rock" Grammy last night for "Wax Simulacra." Since the Grammys only show a handful of the awards on the telecast (there are a lot of Grammys, like a lot) their award was accepte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Luke Allen Responds to This Week's 'Sound Guy' Column

    In this week's Sound Guy column, I talk about the OC Music Awards showcases, and discuss how the lineups have been rather similar, genre-wise. Luke Allen, the head of the OC Music Awards, emailed me back with these thoughts, which I think were worth sharing: I hear you on the similarity of the arti ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
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    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: LynnMarie & the Boxhounds, "Squeeze Box" (plus Grammy rant)

    God, I hate the stupid fucking Grammy Awards, an annual music industry wank-off that I've seriously been railing against ever since I was 12 -- in 1980, the year wus-pop icon Christopher Cross swept all the big awards, beating out classic recordings like Pink Floyd's The Wall (which somehow flew und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Tickets for KIIS 102.7 FM Jingle Ball Going Fast

    As far as these things go, the lineup for this year's "KIIS 102.7 FM Jingle Ball," Dec. 6 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, is fairly impressive. And by "these things," of course I mean a concert where pre-fab, manufactured teeny bopper acts perform 15 minute sets in the name of promoting a radio stat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Kaba Modern to Perform at the VMA Pre-Show

    Though UC Irvine-based hip-hop dance troupe only placed a disappointing third (when evvveryone knew they should have at least been second—c'mon America!) in the debut season of MTV's Best American Dance Crew, they're back for another competition: The chance to present at Sunday's Video Music Awar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008

    Silver Streak

    Emmylou Harris

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    The Grammys: Drunk on Winehouse

    Every year the Grammy Awards ceremony proves—among other things—how far out of step my tastes are with mainstream music, a state of affairs with which I came to terms, oh, in the early '80s. It also reveals the dearth of imagination/adventurousness of the nominating committee. Most of the music ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Sitting There On the Group W Bench

    The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Soul Stirrers

    Soweto Gospel Choir

  • Music

    January 11, 2007


    The Family Stone with Sly Stone

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Congrats To KUCI And Cold War Kids...

    ..for honorable nominations in this year's Plug Awards. Wha Plug? Indie backpatters sez: PLUG is different from all of the institutional accolades for the music industry – the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, GRAMMY Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Music Award ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 20, 2006

    Me Talk Pretty Sunday

    An Evening With David Sedaris

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Jazz Is Not a Dirty Word

    John Pizzarelli: People not stupid

  • Unknown

    April 26, 2001
  • Unknown

    March 15, 2001
  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Sex, Smoke and Shyness

    Diana Krall gets big

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Teddy Morgan Is Easy on the Ears

    And Sleepy La Beef is about to lose control, and we think we like it

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    Hes Big in Germany

    Game musician Tommy Tallarico hopes a Grammy will make him big in the U.S.

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