By: Allan Katz You've probably heard this one before: Punk band accrues a cult following. As their chops outgrow the inherent simplicity of their chosen genre discord is sown amongst their fans. Some decry expansive efforts as selling out while others applaud the growth. When you first hear One Hig ... More >>
By: Alex Distefano Ink N Iron Queen Mary Jun 9 , 2013 Sunday marked the third and final day of this year's Ink N Iron festival, a weekend event full of classic cars/ hot rods, tattoo artists, models and tons of punk and rockabilly bands. This year, closing the tenth annual event, were headliners ... More >>
Iggy and The Stooges? The Offspring? Yep, those are your two big names that will be headlining this year's Ink-N-Iron festival, which will once again take the Queen Mary by storm. Taking place June 7-9 on both the ship itself and the adjacent park, the festival will feature some freakin' badass grou ... More >>
NOFXThe ObservatoryDecember 15, 2012 Damien Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock" rattled the Observatory as NOFX walked onstage to a chorus of cheers, whistles and a few unexpected insults from punks who were pissed at the long wait in-between sets to see the headlining band take stage. Unlike ... More >>
Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>
Tony Sly, lead singer and songwriter for San Jose punk band No Use for a Name died today at age 41.An investigator with the Santa Clara County Medical Examiners Office has confirmed her agency is in possession of Sly's body."It appears to be a natural death, but the body hasn't been examined at this ... More >>
Seminal streetpunk band Sham 69 is playing at Punk Rock Bowling 2012 in Vegas, reuniting their "classic" 1977-1979 lineup made up of Jimmy Pursey on vocals, Dave Parsons on guitar, Dave Tregunna on bass and Mark Cain on drums.According to Brooklyn Vegan, This lineup, also known as the Pursey/Par ... More >>
Anthony Raneri of Bayside is performing with Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Ace Enders of the Early November and Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. tonight at Yost Theater in Santa Ana. The tour coincides with the release of Raneri's debut solo EP, New Cathedrals, and we ... More >>
The 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival just announced the first five bands of this year's line up: Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs are performing! Touted as the biggest punk rock party of the year, the festival takes place on Memorial Day weekend, on May 25 to&n ... More >>
NOFX January 12, 2011 House of Blues Anaheim Check out our NOFX slideshow here! Over the years I have come to see NOFX perform at several different venues: The Marquee Theater in Tempe, Emo's in Austin (pre Cokie the Clown pissing in a tequila bottle incident), Sunset House of Blues, The Grove ... More >>
Because 'being there for your kids is the punkest thing of all'
Pogo, pot and punk-rock! Here are some fast paced songs from both the old and new school's of to celebrate today's hazy holiday.
ThriceWhat goes together better than punk rock and tattoos? Nothing, in our opinion. The creators of the Musink Tattoo and Music Festival would undoubtedly agree. This year marks the fourth installment of the annual event, and Thrice, Circa Survive, The Used and Hot Water Music are on tap to prov ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHappy 2011! What'd you do? Or more importantly, what did you miss? We were all over the place with the New Year's Eve celebrations--from NOFX at the Wiltern and the Block Party at the OC Fairgrounds to Rebelution at the House of Blues and Berlin at Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>
Thirty years after they started, the SF punkers prepare for their busiest year in a decade
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 >>
They're punk. Yet fun. And witty. I've been a fan of NOFX for years thanks to the Berkley-formed band's catchy songs that smartly and humorously comment on the human existence without getting preachy -- or maudlin, for that matter.
Lisa JohnsonRise Against are not playing Liskfest. Well, maybe not.Remember what we told you about yesterday? How NOFX, Underoath and Rise Against are all going to be playing Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on September 5? Yeah, scratch that.Word came today from Costa Mesa-based Shout Publ ... More >>
Lisa JohnsonLast month, we shared some initial Liskfest acts--As I Lay Dying, H2O and Death By Stereo among them. Now, some more names have been "leaked" as play the second annual metal/hardcore festival on September 5 at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine. And they're big ones.
Oh yes. For the third year in a row, the Vans Warped Tour is kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex (in, uh, Pomona). It's also the 15th anniversary of the Warped Tour! Hooray.Performing on this opening gig: Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake, TSOL, Thrice, the Maine, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Meg & ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
Think that of Montreal was the only show that we were at last night? Of course not! Our pal Andrew Youssef was snapping away at last night's show at the Grove of Anaheim from punk vets NOFX, with openers Pour Habit and Smoke or Fire. The pictures: here! Get to clickin', yo.
Grand Prix Kick Off Party, 7 p.m.It's a great way to celebrate the start of the races! But please, don't drink and drive.V20, 81 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA; 866-402-5828Behind the Score: Blood Diamond, 7 p.m.Special screening of Blood Diamond along with an in-person discussion with composer James ... More >>
Let's face it, good local punk bands are hard to come by these days. Seldom does one find the kind of balls-out, hundred-mile-an-hour fury that fuels sweaty mosh pits and unshakable spiky-haired camaraderie on a consistent basis. And behind the Orange curtain, this is an especially harsh reality. Th ... More >>
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