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    June 9, 2014

    The 10 Rules of Mosh Pit Etiquette

    By: Jack Spencer In my years attending punk and metal shows, often as the only one with a pen and pad in the middle, I've noticed that there are a few unwritten rules when participating in a mosh pit. The seemingly amorphous fits of aggression that explode from the center of certain crowds have some ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013
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    July 26, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, July 26th Weezer Pacific Amphitheater Although Weezer's image and reputation has faded over the years with albums Raditude, Hurley, and Death to False Metal seriously lacking in what Weezer is known for, most Weezer fans are die hard enough to stick with them anyway. With the bands first se ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    Bay Area Rapper Lil Debbie Has Fashion in Her Blood

    Lil Debbie might be one of the best-branded flowstresses. Not only because her stage name is similar to that of a well-known female who rules the snack-cake world, but also because her style is ideal for an age of music-lovers whose palettes are supplanted by A$AP Rocky and Odd Future. She's a hybri ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Were Loiter Squad's Tyler, The Creator and Alleged Pimp Lebrette Winn Separated at Birth?

    Inquiring minds want to know: Were Tyler, the Creator and Lebrette Winn separated at birth? Both are 22 and, through my blurry eyes, have similar looks. Both hail from Los Angeles County, Tyler Gregory Okonma from Ladera Heights in the city's southeast and Winn from Long Beach.They've obviously chos ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Tyler, The Creator Earl Sweatshirt - Fox Theater - May 22, 2013

    Tyler, The Creator Earl Sweatshirt Fox Theater 5/22/13 Tyler, The Creator shows are known to get a little too rowdy and out of hand, but last night in Pomona Tyler let loose and got silly instead of psycho. Sharing the stage with his Odd Future brother, Earl Sweatshirt, the California bred rappe ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, May 20 Dillinger Escape Plan Chain Reaction Dillinger Escape Plan, the New Jersey mathcore band (that's mathrock-meets-hardcore for those who were wondering) stops by the all ages venue Chain Reaction this Monday night, giving hoards of angsty teenage boys something to yell and thrash and ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Rock The Bells To Feature "Virtual Performances" of Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E

    Last night, this year's lineup for the 10th annual Rock The Bells show in San Bernardino was announced and there seems to be a little bit for every type of hip-hop fan out there. The big news is that after last year's Tupac hologram sighting at Coachella, Rock The Bells is going to double that with ... More >>

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    April 13, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt - Coachella - April 12, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt Coachella April 12, 2013By: Jeff Weiss It was past midnight in Coachella's Gobi Tent when Tyler, the Creator climbed the scaffolding like a gargoyle. He clung to the metal bars above the stage with one arm, ready to pounce on the crowd at any moment. Earl Sweatshirt rapped with a bl ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    MellowHype - Chain Reaction - December 21, 2012

    MellowHypeChain ReactionDecember 21, 2012This week seems to be Orange County's unofficial "Odd Future" week. The LA-based hip-hop collective has scheduled two performances here for the week before Christmas, each promising to deliver a buffet of rowdy crowds, four letter words, and clothing featurin ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    How Rapper Aliso Black Plans to Hustle His Way to Paid Dues

    Aliso Black doesn't like to talk about the dues he's paid to his local hip-hop scene. He'd rather just show you the worn-out soles of his white, high-top Chucks, the armpit stains under his sweatshirt, or a car trunk full of mixtapes and show fliers. Then of course there's the swath of Google entrie ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Ride It: OC Weekly's Best Crowd Surfing Photos

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly Ah, crowd surfing. Either you're the one at the bottom holding some sweaty beast up (see: the guy under the guy in the picture above's ass) or you're the one on top getting your ass and/or titties grabbed. What's not to like? In celebration of the rock-show-staple, we presen ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Frank Ocean - The Wiltern - 7/17/12

    Frank Ocean The Wiltern 7/17/12 Amidst the hubbub surrounding his sexuality over the past few weeks, Frank Ocean would have needed to literally slay a dragon in order to satisfy the ridiculous amount of hype that's been thrown his way. It's almost unfair to expect a singer who just released his fir ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Frank Ocean Comes Out: What It Means

    For those of you who were out celebrating Independence Day, you may have missed the news that slowly crawled across the wire late Tuesday night. Up-and-coming R&B crooner and Odd Future member Frank Ocean wrote an incredibly moving note on his Tumblr where he confessed to the world that his firs ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Phoenix Club Backs Out of Odd Future Show, New Venue and Date to be Announced

    Ticket holders for what would have been Odd Future's first OC gig got a shitty surprise recently when the information about their June 15 date at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim was suddenly nowhere to be found on the venue's website. It was as if the show (and our dreams of  finally seeing a hip-h ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    You Can Buy Backstage Access to Odd Future's First-Ever OC Show

    We can't believe the punks of Odd Future have never performed in punk mecca Orange County before. After all, they've been sued for hitting photographers in the pit, arrested for leaping on a venue's soundboard and damn near incited riots in every audience they rock. Sounds like our kinda shit, right ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Su ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    G. Love On Working With the Avett Brothers for His New Album, Why Little Kids Rock, and His Special Hot Sauce

    ​Garrett Dutton (a.k.a. G. Love) is the front man for the hip-hop/blues/rock band G. Love and the Special Sauce.  The Philly native has spent the past year touring in support of his newest album, Fixin' to Die, which was produced by fellow rockers the Avett ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Odd Future's TV Show Set to Premiere on Adult Swim

    ​For a group of delinquent hooligans, the kids of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All sure are a busy and accomplished bunch. After releasing a new book and dropping Goblin last year, frontman Tyler, the Creator has been hard at work with his group mates (Lionel Boyce, Taco Bennett, Jasper Dol ... 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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    December 13, 2011

    Paid Dues 2012 Headliners Announced

    Christopher Victorio​The headliners for the 2012 Paid Dues Hip Hop Festival were just announced via Ustream. The festival will be held April 7, 2012 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. Festival creator and indie hip-hop legend Murs released the names of the headliners as well as pre-sale ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Speak Takes You Thrift Shopping at Fullerton's Sav Mor Discount

    Brass​You might not know who Speak is, but you do know his work. In late October, I wrote a piece for our sister paper, LA Weekly, on the Moreno Valley rapper, who co-wrote Kreayshawn's massive hit, "Gucci Gucci." The revelation raced around the blogosphere. Shortly after the news broke, Spe ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Odd Future Announces Christmas Show in L.A., Here's How to Get Tickets

    ​Odd Future just announced via Tumblr/Twitter that they'll be playing a Christmas show at the Roxy in L.A. on December 22nd, and, like last year, they'll be giving away all kinds of gifts to attendees. Tickets are only available at the OFWGKTA pop-up shop at 410 North Fairfax, Los Angeles, from 12 ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Odd Future's Golf Wang Photo Book Preview, Signing Tonight at Family Books

    Vyron Turner (Courtesy PictureBox)​Art book publishers PictureBox just released Golf Wang, a 196-page book documenting the rise of OFWGKTA through its members own photography, design and writing. Golf Wang gives readers an inside look into Odd Future's last few years as a group and their sudden ri ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Odd Future's Frank Ocean Performs at the El Rey Theatre Tonight

    OFWGKTA's Frank Ocean​Whether you know it or not, tonight's a big night for L.A. music lovers. Especially those who fell for the soulful musical stylings of Frank Ocean's Nostalgia Ultra mixtape and the abundance of leaked tracks that comprises his discography. Tonight, the resident crooner of ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Rebecca Black's and Patrice Wilson Now in a Documentary About Internet Memes

    ​Here's the fascinating thing about Rebecca Black's "Friday," written and produced by Patrice Wilson for Ark Music Factory. When it was released as a single last March, no one knew that all the haterade would give the song--and Anaheim native Rebecca--legs. Way beyond its 167 million views on YouT ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Destructo aka Gary Richards: 'Steve Aoki Was Like, Why Don't You Call it Hard On? Like, I Got a Hard On for LA'

    ​Years ago, Destructo, also known as Gary Richards, spent Halloween 2007 promoting the first-ever HARD NYE in Vegas, which, by his own admission, made for a sucky Halloween. Since then, HARD has become a ubiquitous representation of high-quality DJ acts and has no problem moving tickets. Destructo ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    'Rifles Burs'--Video/Song of the Year That Will Make You Take Your Shirt Off

    ​I could ramble on for days about how awesome this video/song called "Rifle Burs" is, but I won't for two reasons.1. Within the first 10 seconds, the unnamed rapper (whose name appears to be Gil) says all you need to know when he explains, "It's the hardest beat anybody's ever heard... Gunshots ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Mixtape Review: 'Under the Influence' by Domo Genesis

    Domo GenesisUnder the InfluenceSelf-releasedDomo Genesis is the mellow, pot-smoking member of the rap collective Odd Future who for the most part avoids the lewd extremes of his friends Tyler the Creator and Earl the Sweatshirt. He's also not quite as lyrically talented, but Domo is no slouch. His s ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    New Odd Future TV Show Coming to Adult Swim

    ​There's a fine line between overexposure and striking when the iron is hot. Apparently, we are all about to find out where that line is for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All as the LA rap  collective and television network Adult Swim announced today that a show entitled Loiter Squad is set ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    10 Best Albums of the Year--So Far

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Hey, the year's half over! Isn't that reason enough to count back through the albums that have been released thus far in 2011 and decide which ones we can safely say are great? Yes, it is.Check out our picks after the jump--and see which ones made it.

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    June 30, 2011

    Lil B Sneakily Announces 'I'm Gay' Album Release via Twitter

    ​No fanfare, no media hype, nothing but a  few announcements under 140 characters. Last night Lil B released the album titled I'm Gay on iTunes, calling it a "historical project" and endorsing fans to "be the first!" on Twitter.  We supposed it is historical; after the Berkeley-born rap ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

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    June 14, 2011

    Odd Future Tour Dates (Plus: MellowHype's New Video for '64')

    ​ Here's your chance to catch the cresting wave for the Odd Future hype machine--the trash-rap collective is playing three Southern California dates before they go around the world. They'll be in Indio at the Indio Performing Arts Center tomorrow, in San Diego on June 16 at Epicenter and the House ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Kreayshawn on That Million Dollar (?) Deal with Columbia/Sony, Being a Femcee and Working with Lil B and Snoop Dogg

    ​UPDATE June 8, 7:51 a.m.: It's official: Kreayshawn has officially signed with Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The 21 year-old will release "Gucci Gucci" via digital retailers on Tuesday, June 14th and prepare her forthcoming full-length debut album, due later this year. ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    What's Odd Future Doing in Indio in June?

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Odd Future just announced a few more California dates on their Tumblr, squeezing in a stint at the Indio Performing Arts Center  and San Diego in between stops at Spain, Australia and Belgium.

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    April 21, 2011

    Coachella 2011: Hits and Misses

    [Mental Notes] Kanye kills it, Duran Duran's '80s dance party and more