Warpaint The Observatory 8/9/14 LA quartet Warpaint came out once again to cast their melodious spell at the Observatory Saturday night before their upcoming European tour later this month. It's been a while since they've played in Orange County, unless you count their show last October at The Glas ... More >>
Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, October 25 Tav Falco's Panther Burns Alex's Bar Something wild and even a little spooky is coming to Alex's Bar, and he comes bearing gifts of lo-fi blues-infused rockabilly. Tav Falco's Panther Burns is one the of origi ... More >>
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Papa Constellation Room 7/24/13 If there's one thing Papa's good at (for the record, the band's good at a bunch of stuff), it's riling up a crowd, and that was evident last night at the Constellation Room. Their OC fan base, which was much younger than I would have expected, began to go bonkers as s ... More >>
Morrissey Staples Center March 1, 2013 Originally slated to appear with Iggy and the Stooges but ultimately rescheduled and substituted with Patti Smith, Morrissey easily sold out the Staples Center. The show seemed to be in jeopardy when various volleys were exchanged whether meat would be served ... More >>
By: Katrina NattressThe Jezebelles are not your traditional choir. In fact, the Southern California all-girl rock 'n' roll choir has never even competed in a choral competition. Conversely, most of the ladies in the 17-member group have pasts in rock bands, and two years ago Kelsey Dyer formed The J ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyColdplayKROQ Weenie Roast y FiestaVerizon Wireless AmphitheaterMay 5, 2012 The Weenie Roast is always a great show for people who just want to be entertained. You sit back, watch the giant platform on the main stage rotate (no waiting time in-between sets!) and just take it a ... More >>
Praise the spells and bless the charms, I find April in my arms. It's official National Poetry Month and this, week National Library Week. Good times! I'm reading my OC Weekly editor's new book, an unlikely and yet terrific tribute to tacos by the Studs Terkel of food, Mr. Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Ar ... More >>
Former front man of punk pioneers the Stranglers has a firm hold on the present
The Eddie Vedder-approved Fred and Toody Cole have finally become hip-in their 60s!
Official Coachella roster expected to be released later this morning--for now, the "leaked artists.""Big Boi, Ted Leo, Mogwai, A.C. Newman, Patti Smith, Bun B Do Haiti Benefits," reports Pitchfork.com.Paul McCartney almost joined Them Crooked Vultures! Killers going on hiatus, which sounds like a f ... More >>
Recovering from yesterday’s illness forced me to miss 120 Days, MGMT, Little Brother and Boys Noize. Bah. But I arrived in time to see some Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Their loose rock jams slash sea shanties were adorned with much proggy filigree. It was nice big-sky music for a big-sky setting ... More >>
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