We can't get enough of Blue Ivy Carter here at Heard Mentality. In honor of her birth, we decided to do a little bit more research to find more fun baby names. After paying tribute to the oddest names in hip-hop and R&B yesterday, today we're going to take at their rock brethren, who named th ... More >>
Kevin Lara/OC WeeklyThe only happy attendees at the Playground Fest this weekend?Check out our photos of the festival acts hereCheck out our photos of the fans herePlayground Festival was doomed before it started. Thirty days before its debut, promoters constantly bragged about the festival becom ... More >>
Roberto ChamorroThe Ready SetIf you're a white-dude pop artist not named Justin Bieber, you need a band name-like moniker, like Owl City (Adam Young) or Never Shout Never (Drew Ingle).
Hence, The Ready Set, aka Jordan Witzigreuter. The 21-year-old from Fort Wayne, Ind. had an ubiquitous pop ra ... More >>
Travis Barker battles paparazzi and--you guessed it--TMZ shares special moment with the world.Pete Wentz lands UNICEF gig. No, really."Aint it funny how love finds you in your darkest place...?" muses Lil Wayne on his new Twitter page.Chris Martin chats with Spin about new Coldplay album. Is their ... More >>
Andrew YoussefNOFX performing SundayClick for slideshows of Day One, Day Two and Day Three.The Hype: Three days of tattoos, punk, metal, rockabilly and skateboarding descended upon the OC Fairgrounds under the umbrella of the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival Friday through Sunday. The l ... More >>
Headline: Rage Guitarist Joining Disney Strike ActivitiesComment by jeff: I don't feel sorry for these losers. eventually they won't have jobs. disney can easily replace a few thousand mexicans who can barely speak english with more mexicans who can barely speak english.comment by ladderr: get ... More >>
The Hype: Right now, jam band ALO has reason to celebrate. Their latest album, Man of the World, was released Tuesday and the group is gearing up to tour in support of it. As a bonus, the album was produced by laid-back granola-rocker Jack Johnson, who signed ALO to his Brushfire Records in 2007. ... More >>
"I'm not in Fall Out Boy right now," singer Patrick Stump tells Spin.com. Good for him. Would you want to share a stage with that prick Pete Wentz?
I would have rather spent the evening watching Roseanne reruns but, y'know, that's just me, I guess. The Grammys kicked ass in the ratings.MTV.com trie ... More >>
Soundtrack for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland remake starring Johnny Depp to feature Wolfmother, Franz Ferdinand, Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz, Owl City, Avril Lavigne and many more.Slash claims to have turned down "seven, eight digit kinds" of money to reunite with Guns N' Roses.Actors being cast ... More >>
by Doug BirnbaumOk, so it's not exactly news that's happening in Orange County, but it certainly involves surfers who live and surf in Orange County. We at Wax On, Wax Off sort of tend to stalk the Japanese Motors a bit, no matter where they might be. They're right up there as one of our favorite ... More >>
The second Tuesday in August brings us some notable new releases including, The Fear of God, from Showbread, Let's Build Something To Break from After Midnight Project, Hot Mess from Cobra Starship, and a new single from Brand New, who's latest album, Daisy, hits shelves on September 22.&n ... More >>
In this recession-plagued economy, the most enticing word has to be free. Free is good, free is seductive. It usually doesn't really matter what that free is (within reason). As long as you don't have to pay for it then why in the world are you complaining?
To capitalize on that theme, here are ... More >>
Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, Dec. 3, 2008.Better Than: Watching your friends play as Billy Corgan in Guitar Hero World Tour.Download: The video for G.L.O.W. on MySpace Music.Vocalist/guitarist Billy Corgan would exclaim "don't give up on us yet!" as The S ... More >>
In Pomona, Sunday nights have a habit of turning the hipster haven of Second Street into a ghost town. That is, unless the Glass House crowd has something to say about it. And last weekend, they made their presence loud and clear.
In anticipation of a sold out show by The Black Keys, hoards of scr ... More >>
Melvins' Buzz Osborne, redefining "hair metal."
I'll make this brief because intern Alex Vallejo will be posting a more exhaustive report later today, but I just wanted to say that underground-metal masters Melvins came, saw and conked our noggins with their patented planet-shifting sound. No surp ... More >>
Last night the ever ethereal Blonde Redhead and instrument-hopping Midnight Movies played a sold out show at the Glass House in Pomona.
Los Angeles based Midnight Movies opened, keeping the starry-eyed audience’s attention with a mix of slow droning vocals and constantly switching instruments. Mo ... More >>
June 21, 2007
Honda Center, Anaheim
Better Than: Sting solo.
Sting and Stewart Copeland have aged as well as most of the Police’s back catalog; Andy Summers, not so much (he looked like a marathoner in his 25th mile by the third song). To my mild surprise, the trio, who have owned a s ... More >>