2013 is surprisingly already off to a strong start. While years past have brought us a January where most artists recoup and regroup for the next 11 months, we've already had plenty of singles, videos and announcements looking to set the tone for 2013. We at the Weekly would like to get in on the ac ... More >>
When we Gazed our Navel on MySpace rapist Jason Ara Erpinar and his unicorn-follicle horn being tried the first time in August 2011, we received comments from his pals claiming there is no way the Yorba Linda 23-year-old sexually assaulted three woman, that we were out to get him and that his victim ... More >>
TSOL back in the dayThe 4th annual OC Punk Rock Picnic is happening this Saturday, and the lineup of bands is epic. Six stages will showcase a few foundational American regional hardcore bands, as well as young up-and-comers that keep the scene alive today.But first, we must pay are respect to ou ... More >>
Swedish pop can't get better than Robyn, and on her video for her latest single, "Indestructible," goes back in time in detail.Directed by Nils Ljung gren and Max Vi tali, the video was on MySpace today. Watch it after the jump.
Rebecca Aranda/OC WeeklySleigh BellsRepeater, Sundelles, Pictureplane, Sleigh Bells October 19, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: A couple years ago, a kindergarten teacher named Alexis Krauss went to a restaurant with her mother. Their waiter told them that he was working on a music project, and was l ... More >>
MySpace / Julia ZaveLook who's performing at San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>
MySpace / Aaron GautschiA photo from 2008's Lightning In A Bottle FestivalDoLab's Lightning In A Bottle fest starts Friday, and promises enough electrifying events to recharge a mid-size hybrid. But there are some especially special stand-outs inside that several-dozen strong line-up. Check out ... More >>
Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyNo, we didn't bring a real camera.Being a snazzily dressed member of a well-liked, dance-rockin' local band: Seems cool, right? But you've got to put up with some bullshit if you want to make it big. Like taking gigs at college campuses an hour south of where anyone k ... More >>
Kimberly ValenzuelaDave Mau himself!Two Wednesday ago, we checked out "Dinner with Dave"--Memphis Santa Ana's every-other-week offering of food and music. A quick review for you:
The Doll Hut
Any band that uses "fuckload of colors" has to be pretty good, right? From OC Weekly Clubs Editor Grace Le:Mixing electronic synth, poppy vocals, dance beats, and a whole fuckload of colors, Breathe Carolina started off with just a few modest self-produced songs and a MySpace account.After the jum ... More >>
We've kept tabs on 98.7's "Rockstar Contest" throughout its run--first, there were several Orange County bands in the top 15, then Irvine's Entice and Non-P both made the final five. Following Friday night's competition at CityWalk up in Universal City, Entice are the official winners of the cont ... More >>
It sends a very specific message when you put your own name in your band's name--a message that Rye Douglas of Orange County's former Rye Douglas Band apparently no longer intends to send.They're changed their name to My Blurry Sight, with their MySpace almost-but-not-quiet completely reflecting ... More >>
Here's some truly unfortunate news: Fullerton's eminently likable Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, riding high on the success of their second SideOneDummy Records release Palace and Stage, have been forced to cancel the east coast leg of their tour due to bassists Brad Babinski's health issues.
Courtesy of Vegan Mel's MySpace pagePETA's Melissa Sehgal (right), who also goes by "Vegan Mel," demonstrates against McDonalds.Melissa Sehgal, who vows to strip down to a nude body painted like a tiger and confine herself to a cage with a banner above reading, "Wild Animals Don't Belong Behind Bars ... More >>
Newport Beach's the Jakes have had all sorts of neat things happen to them so far in their relatively young career--opening up for Kings of Leon, getting on The Real World, airplay on KROQ's Locals Only, making the OC Music Awards "Best Live Band" finals--but they haven't been in a video game. Yet.
Last week, we told you that the Vessel Tongue broke up, which was a big-time bummer. But the good news was that Vessel Tongue singer Nigel Burk and bassist Nathan Kloss have a new band, In Heat, and from the sound of the three rough tracks on their MySpace, they're keeping up in the same high-spirit ... More >>
When the pulsing synthesizers and club banger cadence of FM's (Far East Movement) single "Girls On The Dance Floor" first hit the air waves, it may have been the first time that anyone had heard of this furious foursome of L.A. based artists. A few world tours, radio appearances and millions of Mysp ... More >>
Started in September of 2008, the Long Beach Loop was a monthly event that sounded genuinely fun: the first Thursday of each month, a double-decker bus took folks back-and-forth between beloved LB spots Alex's Bar, The Pike and The Prospector, each of which had concerts going on that night (with set ... More >>
If you're one of those nervous-neddy (nellie?) types that avoid Chain Reaction in Anaheim because you're worried about looking like the creepy old dude/dudette among a sea of teenyboppers, you probably don't know anything about this show. Which is a shame. I'll admit that I don't know a ton about he ... More >>
There's not a lot going on around town these next few days, show-wise. Is it spring fever? The fact that everybody is at SXSW? Camping out to see Duplicity (OMG! Julia Roberts Clive Owen = Adorable!)? But there are a few shows here and there worth going to, like LA's Eugene & the 1914 at the P ... More >>
I don't know where to start with this story I saw in the USA Today. I think it's best to just give you the headline. It goes like this: "More fast food workers think it's a good idea to bathe in kitchen sink". "MORE fast food workers"? Was this a trend people were already a ... More >>
Myspace Music Presents Goldrush featuring: Santogold, Mates of State, Low vs. Diamond, Alice Smith, 8 p.m. Woot woot! $22.50-$25.50 House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 714-778-2583 Karaoke Madness, 9 p.m. O the madness! Hogue Barmichael's 3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach, CA 949-261-627 ... More >>
Better Than: Whatever else you could have done on a Tuesday night. Download: "I Wanna Deadbeat You" from the official Night Marchers Myspace page. So… I've got this part-time job where, in three years, I haven't worked one second of overtime. Until last night. This meant having to scramble to g ... More >>
OC portable-pole mogul Keith Scheinberg has turned brass into gold
Video of elementary schoolkids chanting on May Day becomes YouTube hit as immigration-debate propaganda
SXSW can have a curious numbing effect on the unprepared. The overstimulation is so pronounced, eventually one's body can't tolerate any more and it begins to withdraw. Even a sweet-tooth can only eat so much candy before the sickness sets in, and SXSW practically shoves it down your throat. It's mo ... More >>
From the House of Tiki to Joe MacAsland
The Los Diablos Times just chimed in (read: posted an AP release) on the luxurious conditions of John Mark Karr's flight to California. Karr, in case you're allergic to the 24-hour news cycle, is the guy who says he killed six-year old beauty queen (a truly shudder-worthy compound adjective) JonBene ... More >>
Brandon Bennets tale of scams and screenwriting
Los Alamitos almost-band Lightmusic prepare to ditch the almost
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