It feels a little early in the year to be saying goodbye to a band as irreverent and irreplaceable as Franki Doll and the Broken Toys. Sadly, we've recently learned that the miniskirts, two-toned wigs and octane-fueled antics of Huntington Beach performer Franki Doll will be no more. On Saturday (Fe ... More >>
Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Ace Enders of the Early November and Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. are are all doing solo acoustic performances on Where's the Band? this Tuesday at Yost Theater in Santa Ana. (Check out our interview with Pryor ... More >>
We can't get enough of Blue Ivy Carter here at Heard Mentality. In honor of her birth, we decided to do a little bit more research to find more fun baby names. After paying tribute to the oddest names in hip-hop and R&B yesterday, today we're going to take at their rock brethren, who named th ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow for more blink-182 pictures here!Blink-182 and My Chemical RomanceOct. 1, 2011Honda CenterIf you've been keeping up with Blink 182 news, you know they've spent the last two months trucking along with the decade-old Honda Civic Tour and are pla ... More >>
Matt & Kim are well-known for their high-energy shows and positive vibes, but their recordings and performances never preach or cloy. They're all smiles on stage, and even the most cynical of listeners can't help but feel propelled by their warmth and good feelings. Equipped with synthesizer ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBlink-182 at Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterThe 2011 Honda Civic Tour is bringing together pop-punk purveyors blink-182 and pop-emo purveyors My Chemical Romance to co-headline this year. They'll be at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, October 1.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe Get Up KidsJan. 28, 2011The Glass HouseThe percolating synthesizers of Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" served as a fitting musical introduction as The Get Up Kids took the stage. With their new release, There Are Rules, the Get Up Kids constructed an excellent album with s ... More >>
Myspace.comThe second of our bands to cover the hymn "O Holy Night," Florida natives Go Radio tear into the piece with an anthemic, My Chemical Romance-like gusto. Originally released just last month on Fearless Records' holiday compilation 'Tis the Season to Be Fearless, the amped-up carol featu ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? We were busy with night one and two of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, Ice Cream Man's holiday concert (with the Crystal Antlers!) and party at the Prospector, Operation Band Aid (with Melanoid, Honeypie and more!) and the Huntington Harbor ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheatre in 2008You know it's not officially Christmas until KROQ announces the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up. This year's holiday special is going to be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyIt is that time of the year again when people start talking about who will appear at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows. Traditionally held at the Gibson Amphitheater, the venue has a glaring hole in their calendar: there are no shows scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, ... More >>
The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket?
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I certainly have no interest in being one of those old dudes that complains whenever a current band covers a classic song. After all, Bob Dylan songs have been covered since the early days of his career ("All Along the Watchtower," "Mr. Tambourine Man," etc.), and his own first album was mostly cove ... More >>