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    October 15, 2013

    Full Band Portraits You Really Must Own

    We love original art almost as much as we love live music. Almost. Here are some great full band portraits we found on Etsy. We hope it will inspire you to create some band portraits of your own. Don't worry--stick figures are a form of art too. Think of this print of the Red Hot Chili Peppers by G ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Eight Kurt Cobain Fan Portraits That Look Nothing Like Kurt Cobain

    We love the arts. We love Nirvana. We love when people paint portraits of Kurt Cobain that don't resemble him at all. Please enjoy this selection of fan art for sale on etsy. And artists, please don't be discouraged...we offer our suggestion of a comparable celebrity who your painting really resembl ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Young the Giant Are OC's Next Great Band

    The Irvine's quintet are house-hunting, but not ready to leave us just yet

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    June 14, 2012

    'Rock of Ages,' or 'Hair Metal: The Musical'

    Adam Shankman, et al. make you happy you missed the Sunset Strip, circa 1987

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    March 23, 2012

    The Black Keys Vs. Nickelback and The Death of The Rock Feud

    ​This week, Pat Carney of The Black Keys 'apologized' to Nickelback regarding his 'controversial' yet true comments about the Canadian quintet. In my eyes, the drummer of the Akron-bred band had no reason to apologize, true or not true. Over the past decade or so, rock (not hip-hop, which deserves ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Most Annoying Songs Of 2011

    ​As I mentioned once before, there's a shitload of really, really bad and annoying music out there. The music released in 2011 is no exception (No hate to Kreayshawn, but "Gucci Gucci," anyone?). Whether it's overexposure, repetition, or just a terrible melody, each of the songs below are some of ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Black Eyed Peas go on Hiatus; Four Other Groups That Should Take a Break Too

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​This week the Black Eyed Peas announced at their Staffordshire show that it was the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." So yes, the group is taking a break, but they're not breaking up--at least, not according to Fergie and, there ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Five Pop Stars More Deserving of Abduction than Joss Stone

    ​Two men were arrested in England this week for trying to abduct the soul singer Joss Stone. Making the case stranger, the suspects reportedly had in their possession a Samurai sword and written plans to kill Stone and dump her into a river. Call us a bunch of softies, but we're perplexed that an ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Top 5 Musicians Vs. Projectiles Incidents

    ​Down and Delirious In Mexico City author Daniel Hernandez wrote in his Intersections blog about a recent onstage confrontation between banda queen Jenni Rivera and a fan who allegedly threw a beer at her. The singer had the suspected offender come face-to-face with her during the Puerto Vallarta ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010

    Brokencyde: Got Hate?

    They may be the most hated band in the world, next to Insane Clown Posse

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    October 29, 2010

    Orange Bits: Shakira, Nickelback, Chrissie Hynde and Local Natives On Tour

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​From interviews with Chrissie Hynde to Shakira shaking things up in Anaheim here's the local music news we didn't cover.An actual music review of Shakira's hip shaking at the Honda Center involves commentary on her weight ("thinner than usual") and how she "tore off ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    3hree Things: On Physical Maladies and Failing Body Parts--'Yeah...They Get Like That...They're Just Not Good Anymore'

    ​Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. If you replace "ankle" with "knee" in the Louis CK clip I posted after the jump, you have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    No More AC/DC! Five Songs That Should Be On A Blockbuster Action Movie Soundtrack

    ​I spent Memorial Day taking my son to Iron Man 2, and while watching -- or rather listening to -- the movie, I became depressed. The original Iron Man soundtrack had Suicidal Tendencies and Ghostface Killah tracks. The sequel, though, is wall-to-wall Angus Young, which gave me a massive Batd ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Incoming: Owen Pallett at Fingerprints Records

    Andrew Youssef​"O Canada", we still haven't forgiven you for defeating the US hockey team in the gold medal game at the Olympics. Lucky for you, the amount of cool Canadian indie bands that you export is very impressive (excluding the horrid Nickelback). One such export is the obscenely talented c ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 17, 2009

    Today in Music News: Courtney Love, Morrissey, John Frusciante, Nickelback blows

    Crazy Courtney Love tries to win back daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, by insulting her on Facebook. It's official: John Frusciante has again quit Red Hot Chili Peppers: "my musical interests have led me in a different direction."Even Morrissey admits that his rarities collection Swords sucks.One mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Six Albums That Came Out on 9/11

    September 11, 2001 was a lot of things, but it was also a Tuesday, meaning that it was the day new CDs were out in stores (the iTunes Store was still a year and a half away from existence--how did we survive back then?). And not just any records, but quite a few fairly significant ones. Here are six ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    The Jakes Announce Deal with Roadrunner Records

    ​It's been rumored around the local music scene for a while, but now it's official: Irvine/Newport Beach band the Jakes have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. Yes, Roadrunner, the label best known for having acts like Slipknot and Nickelback on their roster. (It's right on their website title ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Two-for-One tickets today

    Just got this email regarding two-for-one tickets on sale only today. Here's the info I was sent. HALF PRICE TICKETS; Get 2 for the Price of 1 -- Tomorrow! -- Starting at 12:01 midnight on Wednesday, July 22 for 24 hours: -- A pair of lawn tickets to participating Live Nation amphitheate ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Live Nation Going 'All-In' Today

    The Fray kicking back.Sure, it's fun to hate Live Nation for being a giant corporation that seems to control every big concert tour in the world, but they're making it pretty tough to do so this summer. Since starting "no service fee Wednesdays" last month, they've (as one might guess) dropped those ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Cheap lawn tickets on sale today

    Concert promoters LiveNation are offering a pretty good deal for upcoming shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (and other venues across the country that, if you are reading the OC Weekly, you probably don't care that much about). The catch is, it's good only today.Anyone who buys lawn tickets ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    October 26, 2006

    The Disappointment Remains the Same

    Dread Zeppelin ushers in a world where nothing really matters

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Maple Leaf Rag

    Blame Canada for the Tragically Hip