Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>
It's not often that we try to alert your attention to a festival that's going on across state lines. But given our county's undeniable ska roots, we'd be crazy to let you skip Viva Ska Vegas, a day-long deluge of third wave ska bands that represent an entire era of music that refuses to be blown awa ... More >>
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Just when you thought the '90s rock scene was threatening to reemerge with a vengeance, take a deep breath and relax, for your fears are unwarranted. This week, things took a turn for the worse for fans of stalwarts like Stone Temple Pilots, Sugar Ray and even our beloved No Doubt. We'll address eac ... More >>
For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>
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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Gibson Amphitheatre December 9,2012 Gwen Stefani's appearance at the first night of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas made for a memorable evening. The rumors had circulated early in the evening that those in attendance would be treated to a surprise set from N ... More >>
It's Election Day and that means not only will millions of Americans be making their way to voting booths in order to participate in our great democracy, but chances are they'll first have to work through that dreaded pre-election anxiety as the fateful hour draws closer. What better way to pass the ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Every Thursday, in addition to bombarding you with blog posts, this newspaper does something really crazy...we write a print version! Here's a taste of our top stories this week.] 1) Our lead story this week delves into the world of atmospheric blips, bleeps and beats created by ... More >>
Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>
See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents*Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit--And Where Everyone is Now*No Doubt in Their Own WordsNo Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and Shove after a 10-year-hia ... More >>
See Also:*No Doubt is Taking Their Beef With Activision in Front of a Jury*Octomom Releases New Topless Album Cover for 'Sexy Party'*Courtney Love is Sued Again...Are You Surprised?There have been some ridiculous lawsuits involving musicians-- Ozzy Osbourne being sued for allegedly influencing a tee ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Gwen Stefani and her crew are back, and they're dressed better than ever
No Doubt's attorneys are getting their day in court to argue that the band's virtual likenesses in the 2009 video game Band Hero are nothing to play with. OC's seminal break-out band claim they were misled by Santa Monica-based video game giant Activision about how their avatars would be u ... More >>
Twenty five years ago today, No Doubt played their first show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, opening for ska legends the Untouchables. (They played second among 14 bands.)According to the No Doubt fansite Beacon Street Online (who first published the poster today), the band's official site m ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThis year, Metallica is celebrating its 30th anniversary. (Apparently, there will be a week-long celebration in San Francisco this December.) Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam are 20 years old this year too. No Doubt is 25. After the jump, watch clips of these b ... More >>
And Gwen Stefani continues her world domination: Women's Wear Daily reports that the No Doubt front woman will be designing a line of children's clothing for big box super store Target, known for their popular high-end/highstreet collaborations.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRolling Stone came out with an interview with No Doubt, this time to talk about the deets of their newest album, the band's sixth. The part you definitely want to know about is that the album is "about two months from completion."
[Mental Notes] Also, Brandon Seger on keeping lyrics simple, and Riley Breckenridge on a big, bad burrito.
Congratulations to No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal on a new addition to the family. His girlfriend, Erin Lokitz, welcomed baby girl Coco Reese Lakshmi Kanal into this world on Jan. 24. As you probably know, Kanal dated Gwen Stefani during No Doubt's heady early days. Kanal has been dating Lokitz for ... More >>
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The GrowlersAnd in this week's edition of news stories from other sources, we have: Souncheck speculates that Coachella may continue with their pattern of naming classic rock legends as headliners for 2011. Rumor has it that The Rolling Stones have been offered $5 million for a top spot at the up ... More >>
The AquabatsThis week's edition of news we didn't write involves our mainstays (who else?) the Local Natives, No Doubt's Adrian Young and Bayside...read on after the jump.
This week in local music news links... lots of material for tween girls.
"Tony [Kanal] and Gwen [Stefani] are rocking the synth. Our little studio is warm and candlelit, above the glowing city," Tweets No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont.Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake and Blink-182's Travis Barker "in a special performance ... added to stellar Grammy lineup!" reads the Tweet. Hope ... More >>
Time to back up our words. In last week's "Best of" issue, the OC Weekly declared Costa Mesa's the New Limb to be the "best live band" in Orange County. Quite the title! And you judge for yourself, tonight, for free. With free food, too. Pretty good deal, all things considered.
Andrew YoussefHometown heroesIt was the weekend: The weekend No Doubt, on their sold-out reunion tour, came back to town to play an anticipated four nights at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. While most of the band has since relocated north to Long Beach (and Los Angeles, but let's no ... More >>
Everyone's favorite local celebrities brought down the house last night as they performed their first of their four-night, sold out Verizon Wireless Amphitheater appearances to mark the last leg of their national reunion tour. It was everything you'd expect from a No Doubt home show and more--with ... More >>
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 >>
Orange County product Monique Powell--she of Save Ferris fame, natch--has a new project called The Mojo Wire, and they're opening up tonight for The Growlers at Detroit Bar. It's a lot more hard rocky than the early No Doubt-esque bouncy ska of Save Ferris, which is kinda disorienting; but given tha ... More >>
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Eric Stefani relishes both worlds-and anonymity