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    November 12, 2014

    Quiz: Are You a Geriatric Gen-Xer?

    By: Alex Rendon It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out bab ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Brody Dalle

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    January 16, 2014
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    December 26, 2013

    OC Weekly's Year In Review 2013

    Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was

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    September 26, 2013

    Last Shot: In This Twilight

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By: Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Five Songs You Should NEVER Sing To Your Kids According to Lahna Turner

    Comedian Lahna Turner might have the sweetest, most innocent voice we've ever heard. But when you listen to the words that actually flow out of that pretty mouth of hers, it's all filth fueled funny. Packing the comedy clubs from coast to coast with her guitar in tow, Turner belts out tunes that wou ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Young the Giant is "65-70 percent" Finished With Their Next Album

    Young the Giant was in a perilous situation before their 3:40 p.m. set this past Saturday at Outside Lands. Their early morning flight from Vancouver (where they played at the Squamish Valley Music Festival the night before) was delayed three hours and the probability of weaving their way through Sa ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Yeezus! Kanye West Is At It Again

    Let's get this out of the way first: Kanye West makes incredible music. That much is undeniable. If anyone tries to dispute that, they deserve to be smacked. He's an innovator whose talents are better than a vast majority of rappers and producers in the hip-hop game right now. However, the following ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The Gibson Amphitheatre To Close Its Doors

    The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...

  • Music

    November 29, 2012

    Battle-Tested DJ Shogun Finally Returns to OC

    [Locals Only] The first Asian American DJ on Armin van Buuren's trance label traveled the world to prove himself

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    July 16, 2012

    Top Five Movie Soundtracks Made By Handpicked Rockstars

    When a film is made, part of the main process of getting the soundtrack together is finding the right musician's to play for the album. Sometimes it's a single song or it is an entire soundtrack. These top five albums made for a movie by handpicked musicians have been, for the most part, nominated ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Tom DeLonge Pays Tribute

    The Blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves guitarist honors his muse and producer

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    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Drummer Floyd 'Bud' Gaugh Quits Sublime With Rome

    [Mental Notes] Plus, 'Slayer Bob' lights up your holidays

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    December 12, 2011

    Drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh Quits Sublime With Rome

    ​See also: KROQ Acoustic Christmas Night One The Intranets (it's a series of tubes -- look it up) is reporting that Sublime With Rome drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh has quit the band. Now, before anyone freaks out and burns all their Sublime With Rome merchandise, there is a sweeter, softer side t ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Five Celebrity Ex-Disney Employees

    ​When I was in high school I briefly worked at a crappy little hot dog stand in Milwaukee.One day, a dumb-ass friend of mine thought it would be hilarious to throw an ice cube into the deep fryer I was working as he walked by. Rather than investigate and find out the truth behind the grease geyser ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    3hree Things: Major League Baseball Players Have Horrible Taste In Music

    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. "Durr Durr Hurrka Durr Deeoodle Dee Dooo Hurka Murr Murr Hem Haw Durkle Doo..." -Stapp​Major ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    R.I.P. Ian Curtis: Five of Our Favorite Joy Divison Covers on the 31st Anniversary of His Death

    ​Ian Curtis once said, "Existence is.. well.. what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand." Thirty-one years ago today, he committed suicide, on the eve of Joy Division's first North American Tour. His last performance ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    New Josh Freese Album to Be Released on April Fool's, Sends Out Best Press Release Ever

    ​Drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, DEVO, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals, etc.) made headlines last year with his ingenious marketing scheme promoting his solo record Since 1972. And now he's back for more: His next solo project, titled My New Friends, is set for an April 1 release date. Memora ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Lady Gaga Coming to OC

    [Mental Notes] Also, Josh Freese fills in with Paramore and WAR remembers Teena Marie

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    January 3, 2011

    Josh Freese to Fill in For Paramore's South American Tour

    Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. ​According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Top Five OC Artists to Follow on Twitter

    These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show

    ​Today begins what will hopefully become a weekly Monday feature, although that may depend on if there is enough content to make that happen. Otherwise, it will go up when there are enough items to make it so. What am I yammering on and on about? The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show, a coll ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Autolux at the Glass House Over the Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​AutoluxSeptember 17, 2010Glass HouseA six-year interval between full length albums is very rare these days. Most bands would have possibly broken up or dissolved into other bands. Autolux received many accolades for their 2004 debut album Future Perfect, which found them o ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Zack de la Rocha's Arizona Boycott Grows

    ​On July 29, the government of Arizona will enact Senate Bill 1070, also known as Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The law addresses immigration control and regulation, which was traditionally a federal responsibility. This law makes Arizona the first state to require all aliens ... More >>

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    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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    May 5, 2010

    Last Night: Coheed and Cambria at the Fox Theater in Pomona

    Andrew Youssef​The Hype: After a successful slot on the main stage at Coachella, Coheed and Cambria returned to Pomona for a full set in support of their latest album, Year of The Black Rainbow. The line wrapped around the sold-out Fox Theater in Pomona was dotted with kids in their black Coheed & ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    What You Missed: World's Tallest Guinness, Down & Derby, Misfits, Pablove Foundation, the Big Pink

    Too soon, Monday, too soon! What did you miss out on this weekend? We hit up a few places: Tustin, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and even slightly-out-of-jurisdiction Pomona and--gasp--Los Angeles for some way worthy events. Keith MayBringing back the roller disco​First up: On Sunday night, a bunch of ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Last Night: The Raveonettes at the Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefLive at the Detroit Bar​ Last Night: The Raveonettes at the Detroit BarBetter Than: breaking Phil Spector out of jail to produce new albums.How could the Raveonettes top their fuzzy masterpiece album Lust, Lust, Lust? More focus and a little less fuzz. In and Out of Control is aptly ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Last Night: The Horrors at Detroit Bar

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: The Horrors, Japanese Motors at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa; September 30, 2009.Better Than: Well, I don't think Creed were ever nominated for a Mercury Music Prize...Best Free Snacks: The Popchips given away outside the venue. They were giving them away at Street Scene, t ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    September 8, 2009

    No September Residency at Detroit Bar This Week, Local Shows Fill Gaps

    Sarah Buss​Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa has distinguished itself for many things, but one element is definitely their monthly Monday night residency, where a Southern California act plays a weekly free show. Last month it was LA's Dawes, before that, Costa Mesa heavy metal outfit Pistolero. Well, non ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Slideshows: Orange International Street Fair, OC Roller Derby

    Chris Victorio​There's a Labor Day weekend tradition even more sacred than the Jerry Lewis telethon: the Orange International Street Fair, which this year took place September 4 through 6 in historic/beautiful/adorable/insert positive adjective here downtown Orange. If you weren't brave enough to ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Release the Sounds: No More Stories... by Mew out TODAY

    ​In the world of Danish alternative rock, it doesn't get much better than Mew. Anyone with a better frame of reference regarding this genre is welcomed to dispute that, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. Anyways, as we've mentioned before on this blog, this illustrious group of inventive Danes is comi ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Incoming: Mew at Detroit Bar

    Casper Sejersen​This is a big one. Danish showgazers Mew, one of the best bands to ever share a name with a Pokemon, are coming to the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on September 7. Tickets are on sale now for $18.Mew have been touring with Nine Inch Nails, and will be main support for their farewell t ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Daily Coachella Update: Still No Lineup, but There is a Fake One

    It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>

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    October 12, 2008

    Last Night: LiskFest @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine

    Last Night: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on October 11,2008 Better Than: seeing a festival in the middle of summer. Download: "Oi, To The World!" by the Vandals from their Myspace page Hope, change, and unity were used as themes in hardcore music long before the current political ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend @ The Glasshouse

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Glass House September 16, 2008 Better Than: taking your garlic pills. Download: "Oxford Comma" from the Vampire Weekend homepage. Buzz and critical acclaim can be a double-edged sword. Vampire Weekend wielded the sharper side last night by performing a biting se ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    April 29, 2008

    Video Savant: Portishead's “Machine Gun”

    To commemorate Portishead's world-beating performance at Coachella Saturday, this edition of Video Savant focuses on “Machine Gun,” a track off Third, which comes out today. “Machine Gun” is unlike anything in Portishead's canon, which is indicative of most of Third; all reports point to a ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Guided Missions: Nick Bogardus works the angles for Cold War Kids, Thrice and others

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    March 15, 2007
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    April 28, 2005


    Coachella is part festival, part endurance test

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    February 19, 2004

    Dancing With Myself

    How White Collar Wednesdays at the Hustler Club killed the lust in my heart

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    July 24, 2003

    Stupid Tanned Hot Chicks

    Always bringin me down!

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    November 21, 2002
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    November 29, 2001

    Neither Doo Nor Wop

    Soul, pop, folk and Neon Leon

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    May 10, 2001

    Ball Busting

    And does anyone pray to the Lord of the Dance?

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    June 10, 1999

    Real American Graffiti

    Rhino exhumes the scariest rock of the 1950s, buries Alice Cooper

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