Nirvana (Band)

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    October 29, 2014

    R.I.P. Agent Orange Bassist James Levesque

    Sad news has come through the Orange County punk rock dispatches this last week: James Levesque, one of Agent Orange's original bassists, passed away on October 19. Levesque joined the Fullerton-based band -- which all but defined the skate-punk genre -- in 1981 after Steve Soto (of the Adolescents ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Top Five Videos with Cheerleaders in Them According to Jonathan McDaniel

    Funny man Jonathan McDaniel is back reprising his role as German Vega for the second season of the VH-1 smash show "Hit The Floor" on Monday May 26th. And since some of you can't get enough of this man (and why would you want to?), he's also dropping a new album that'll be available on iTunes Tuesda ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

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    July 29, 2013

    Modest Mouse - The US Open Of Surfing - July 26, 2013

    Modest Mouse US Open of Surfing 7/26/13 This year's US Open of Surfing's musical event day number two was as crazy and chaotic as always, prompting the drunkest, sun burnt, and heat exhausted audience members to turn it into the US Open of Crowd Surfing. Indie musicians Modest Mouse headlined this ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Sublime Turn 25!

    Fans reflect on what the band means to them

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    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 7, 2013

    Ink and Iron Festival Queen Mary June 7, 2013 Three days of punk rock, tattooed folks, custom hot rods kicked off on Friday with the majestic Queen Mary providing the scenic backdrop for the annual Ink and Iron Kustom Culture Festival. One couldn't have asked for more perfect weather as local heroe ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 9, 2013

    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 >>

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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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    May 17, 2013

    Ralphie May and Lahna Turner's Dirty Podcast is a Perfect 10.

    Getting a married couple to work together on a project in perfect harmony can sometimes be easier said than done. Especially when both of them are used to the spotlight. Chances are after a while the act will wear off and you can expect them to be at each other's throats once or twice an hour. But w ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, April 5 Feeding PeopleFingerprints Feeding People play a delightful brand of fuzzy-buzzy garage rock seasoned with reverby vocals and spooky-circus guitar riffs. At times, they're reminiscent of the Doors (but if the Doors had made it to the late '70s.) Another way to conceptualize Feedin ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Why Suedehead Will Never Be Hands Off With Their Music

    Suedehead belts out get-happy songs that swing, despite the lyrics being more lovelorn than jubilant. The swirling, soulful uptempo tunes from the brain of British ex-pat Davey Warsop are shaped by influences like the Jam and Elvis Costello.The Orange County band's new single "Lying in Bed" is sure ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013

    Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went  bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Los Kung Fu Monkeys: The Last Warriors of Mexican Ska-Punk?

    The band plays on despite being the last of their kind in Tijuana

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    January 24, 2013

    Two Gallants Find the Bright Side In Heavy Blues

    The San Francisco duo achieve sonic balance on their new album, 'The Blight and the Bloom'

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    September 7, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal Beach

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*Wayne Coyne Says 2013 Is the Year of the Flaming Lips*Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa*T ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Underrated Performances

    See Also: *The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? *Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksWith tonight's MTV Video Music Awards as the hot topic on everybody's lips, the pop culture world is zeroed in on w ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Top Five Hits: TKO Records in Fountain Valley

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*Hank III, Grandson of Hank Williams, Has His Own Punk-Rock Approach to Country*Top Five Hits: Second S ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach

    See Also: *House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote*Top Five Hits: Pepperland Records in Orange*Top Five Hits: Bionic Records in Fountain ValleyHere are the top fivers for Vinyl Solution, 18822 Beach Boulevard #104 in Huntington, (714) 963-1819. This week, Vinyl's been selling a lot ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    "It's like we're in the '90s," says Fingerprints' manager Dustin Rodriguez said when I phoned in for their top 5. Anyone else ready to relive the best decade in recent history? (Yeah, I said it. And I'm right.) The dream of the '90s is alive at Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th Street in 
Long Beach, (562) ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Tupac is Back: Six Dead Artists We Should Resurrect Via Hologram

    As many of you know by now, Tupac performed at this year's edition of Coachella via hologram. When he appeared, the much-intoxicated crowd did not know what to do. It was as if Tupac had died and rose again (to many conspiracy theorists, that was a literal take). Now that we know how Dr. Dre and AV ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster

    Aging hipsters--the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio--are usually easy to spot on the Empire Polo Fields. They're the ones who can't be bothered to walk over to Gobi and check out a new band because "It's too hot!" (or, in Friday's case, "It's too col ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    [UPDATED with Frances Bean's Statement] Courtney Love Hates Dave Grohl...Or Does She?

    UPDATE, April 12, 2012, 5:51 p.m.:Frances Bean Cobain has also released a statement: While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn.  I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way.  I'm in a monogamous re ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Lazy Mary: Long Beach Chick Duo Supporting the Future of Girls Rocking Out at AthenaFest

    ​Melody Kohn (guitar/vox) and Kendall Brinkley (drums) make up the Long Beach duo Lazy Mary creating double trouble at the Scripps College-sponsored AthenaFest, a punk rock music festival featuring an estrogen overdose (read: all-female lineups) on Saturday. AthenaFest is a benefit event wi ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Frances Bean Cobain: Is She Engaged to the Rambles' Isaiah Silva? (And He Kinda Looks Like Kurt Cobain)

    ​Is Frances Bean Cobain engaged to local band The Rambles' Isaiah Silva? According to various sources around town--and Facebook--yes. Sources say that the two, who have been dating for more than a year, changed their relationship status on the social networking site to engaged a few weeks ago. Alt ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Fred Durst, Now with Sitcom! (Called 'Douchebag,' Cough Cough)

    ​ According to Rolling Stone, Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst is developing an autobiographical sitcom called "Douchebag," news that prompted dozens of showbiz bloggers to declare it the most accurate sitcom title ever.

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    September 7, 2011

    Sammytown of Fang: 'I still relate to feelings of alienation, of not fitting in, feelings of unrequited love, feelings of nihilism and anger'

    Fang is well-traveled in many facets of punk rock. The Bay Area punk group started making music in the early '80s as teenagers, producing songs like "Fun With Acid" and "Suck and Fuck" and "Everybody Makes Me Puke." As the band members matured, so did their sound, surpassing the stagnation ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    MTV's 10 Coolest Videos From Michael Jackson to Metallica

    ​Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves.  Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Pacific Amphitheatre

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    June 16, 2011

    Gwen Stefani Breaks Up With Herself

    [Mental Notes] Also, Brandon Seger on keeping lyrics simple, and Riley Breckenridge on a big, bad burrito.

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    March 14, 2011

    Finally, a Full-Length From Far*Out

    ​Far*Out, the West Covina trio with the hard-to-look up name, formed in high school after hearing Oasis' Definitely Maybe. Now that they have a full length that they can call their own, they're celebrating with a release show at Chain Reaction on Saturday. Bassist Charles Gray tells you why you sh ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: The Tribute Edition Featuring the Spirit of Michael Jackson, Nearvana and Stone Temple Co-Pilots

    ​ Sometimes you just can't get the real thing. If you missed out on Stone Temple Pilots last weekend, you might want to just head over to the House of Blues in Anaheim and watch a reasonable facsimile. Same with Nirvana and Michael Jackson, where the only way you'd ever see them perform is if you ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Animals As Leaders Riff Out

    There's more to Tosin Abasi's instrumental prog-metal outfit than guitar heroics

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    October 22, 2010

    The Dickies and a Gazillion Other Bands for an Oktoberfest Blow Out at the Wharf

    ​ Just look at this flyer and tell me it's not the most punk rock thing you've ever seen. Look--the Nirvana baby with a mohawk! Mismatched fonts! Seventeen different bands on the lineup! Three-chord-songs from 11:30 a.m. to whenever! Aaaaaand the Dickies!

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    June 16, 2010

    Q&A: Harlem Want To Be Smart Alecks. It's Fine, Really.

    ​Austin-by-way-of-Tucson garage rock trio Harlem is one of those bands that will go by Tokyo Police Club at some point: lots of indie hype in Web sites that matter, tongue-in-cheek, but passable songs. After they released their 2009 debut, Free Drugs, they've come out with this year's Hippie ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Weenie Roast

    Andrew YoussefScott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots​Check out our slideshows here and here!Last week, I put together a Weenie Roast guide for Saturday's event, where I talked about incredible buzz bands you shouldn't miss, along with the bands to skip so you could go to the bathroom. Well, after sp ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Surfer Blood, Detroit Bar, 3/28

    Andrew Youssef​The Hype: Surfer Blood have been riding a wave of buzz behind their catchy debut album, Astro Coast. A sign posted outside of the Detroit Bar informed patrons that the evening's performance was being filmed for Carson Daly. It seems that both the Detroit Bar and Surfer Blood we ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Q&A: Ryan Nichols of Cat Party, Performing Saturday at Gypsy Lounge

    Editor's note: Here's the debut post from our new scribe Ali Lerman. She digs the OC Locals Only scene and is an open-minded music lover whose tastes range from Eddie Money to DJ Quik.Cat Party's Ryan Nichols will pull your chainFor a local band, Costa Mesa's Cat Party doesn't really fit into the ty ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 5, 2009

    Last Night: The Pixies at the Hollywood Palladium

    Beth StirnamanDon't be fooled! This picture was taken in May at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, during Frank Black's Grand Duchy show; his project with wife Violet Clark.​Last Night: The Pixies, No Age, at the Hollywood Palladium; November 4, 2009.Better Than: Watching the Pixies play other notable alb ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Ranking Owl City Among Rock's Most Egregious Ripoffs

    Pamela Littky​There are many reasons to dislike Owl City, the electro tweepop project spearheaded by Owatonna, Minnesota 23-year-old Adam Young. For one thing the moniker is horrible. You can name yourself after a town or a continent - say, Boston or Chicago or Europe - but you can't name yoursel ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 7, 2009

    On-Sale Saturday: The Germs, Randy Travis, More

    ​This is a cool one: the newly reunited Germs, featuring actor (and UC Irvine alum) Shane West, is coming to the House of Blues, Anaheim on September 6. The Germs disbanded back in 1980 after the suicide of lead singer Darby Crash (Pat Smear went on to play guitar with Foo Fighters and on Nirvana' ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009
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    June 5, 2009

    Smells Like Political Spirit

    Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has been heavily involved in politics since the death of Kurt Cobain. On Wednesday, he filed to run for county clerk of Wahkiakum County (it's in Washington, and no, I don't know how to pronounce that) as a member of the Grange party. Novoselic is reportedly ru ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    January 19, 2009

    NAMM Stories: Reports From the Frontlines

    Photo by Andrew YoussefBY RYAN RITCHIEApparently, scoring a ticket to the NAMM show is like the hair farmer version of acceptance into Disneyland's Club 33. Just ask my friend Brian, who was turned away from the event on Saturday even though I pleaded with the press people using my otherwise indefen ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    On the Rocks

    Photo Pass

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    January 23, 2006

    Google Dolls

    The other day, while getting the website that mirrors your favorite OC alt.-weekly pub ready for ya'all, Clockworken noticed something interesting upon opening Gustavo Arellano's popular column !Ask a Mexican! (Special Cesar Chavez Edition). Along the top of the virtual page was a Google advertiseme ... More >>

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