Last night's New Found Glory show at the Chain Reaction was full of shock and awe, but not in a good way. PureVolume reported first that NFG Chad Gilbert, lead guitarist of New Found Glory was electrically shocked onstage, collapsed and eventually brought backstage. The Florida rockers finished the ... More >>
Monday, March 25Night BeatsBurger Records Armed with a snarling fuzz guitar and lo-fi vocals, Night Beats will likely remind you of your favorite Nuggets compilation album. Originating from Seattle, Washington, Night Beats craft a raw, psychedelic sound that harnesses the best instrumental influe ... More >>
The only thing tougher than realizing that yet another summer concert season has come and gone is taking the time to sort all the best moments together an relive them in numerical order. For us, the difficulty of the latter usually means that we got to experience enough slam-dancing, chorus-shouting ... More >>
Just days before the Vans Warped Tour steamrolls into the Great Park, Irvine City Council members are jumping up to say "not in my backyard!"Following Tuesday's council meeting, it was reported that council members representing the safest city in America are having some serious objections ... More >>
Andrew YoussefKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night OneDecember 10, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterStarting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually b ... More >>
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When we released our almost-sure predictions for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 would probably feature Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise and A Day To Remember.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMaaan, we're good. When we released our almost-sure prediction for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 on December 10th will likely include Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywis ... More >>
Myspace.comThe set-up:Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams is responding to a strongly worded letter penned by former members Josh and Zac Farro following their sudden exit from the band. As you may have heard, the siblings, who played guitar and drums respectively, published a scathing treatise ... More >>
UPDATE, 10 A.M., DEC. 22: The Farro brothers have put out a rather scathing statement on their departure and Hayley Williams. See bottom of post for entire statement.ORIGINAL ITEM, 12:45 P.M., DEC. 20: Say farewell to at least two members of pop/punk band Paramore. According to Paramore's ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyParamoreSeptember 19, 2010Honda CenterThe show: Honda has found quite an impressive marketing tool in psuedo-punk band Paramore. By teaming up for the Honda Civic Tour, the two have effectively lured legions of true believers into stadiums where the auto giant can as ... More >>
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The Weekly and the Killingtons, taking it back to 2000.A few weeks ago, we checked back in with JK Thompson, Christopher Muench and Mitch Townsend of the recently (and briefly?) reunited Killingtons. The Long Beach-based band once played with bands that have gone on to become big household names, ... More >>
Chris BowdenJK Thompson, circa 1999The members of the band the Killingtons went from living in a van together on tour to saying hello while Christmas shopping or at someone's birthday party. At the peak they had bands like New Found Glory and Jimmy Eat World opening for them and played alongsi ... More >>
Andrew YoussefNew Found Glory deliver pop punk anthems at House of Blues AnaheimClick for slideshow.The Hype: In between the multiple nights of celebrating 30 years of Bad Religion, the House of Blues Anaheim switched gears as New Found Glory stopped by for a sold-out, two-night stand commemorating ... More >>
Andrew YoussefNew Found Glory fan, not a teenager?What'd you miss this weekend? Welllllllll on Saturday, New Found Glory and Saves the Day performed at the House of Blues Anaheim. Hello Goodbye and Fireworks opened. Photog Andrew Youssef was there to document all the high-pitched fun. See the ph ... More >>
Dan SmithOrange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba has been pioneering and perfecting sad sack emo for the past decade. His latest album, Alter the Ending, dropped last month. It's a bit more rocking than previous releases but still finds the singer-songwriter playing the role of Mr. Sensitive. Carrabba need ... More >>
Last Night: Face To Face at the House of Blues, Anaheim on November 8, 2008 Better Than: hearing "Disconnected" on KROQ. Download: "I'm Trying" music video from Hurley.com [http://www.hurley.com/ms/music/warpedtour/downloads.cfm] Is Face to Face really back? A staple of the punk rock scene, Face ... More >>
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