Mötley Crüe Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 7/22/14 In the crowd for Mötley Crüe's last tour ever, it appeared that a huge slice of Orange County showed up for one last taste of the Sunset Strip circa 1985. Near the front of the stage, we waded through a sea of infatuated couples, pyro smoke and g ... More >>
Call it what you will, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Cock Rock or plain old '80s metal, there is something to be said for an entire subculture that extended from the late '70s and into the early '90s that still has the power to influence art, music and culture today, as a force that refuses to wash off i ... More >>
For over twenty years, Judah Friedlander has been burning up the comedy scene with his lax style of stand-up. We're pretty positive that the secret to his success has got to be his confidence. And let's be clear, Judah is confident as fuck. Sure you might know him from his kick-ass book "How to Bea ... More >>
Day two of the Vans Warped Tour brought out the masses of music fans once again to the Fairplex in Pomona for another sun-soaked day full of eclectic bands, vendors, and fans of all ages and backgrounds. This year's festival was dominated by up and coming popular emo, indie rock, metalcore bands, ... More >>
Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock-n-roll sex ... More >>
Their sunny, Huntington Beach-bred ska endures with 'Candy Coated Fury'
Adam Shankman, et al. make you happy you missed the Sunset Strip, circa 1987
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
I grew up in a town where almost every kid wore a jean jacket and worshiped at the altar of Ozzy Osbourne. KNAC blared from garages and Skid Row was played over the loudspeaker at our city's annual carnival. Needless to say, I know a thing or two about metal, which might have something to do with ... More >>
Children of the '80s unite! British hard rockers Def Leppard announced that they'll be hitting the road along with Poison and Lita Ford this summer, including a June 22 date at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre. The band that's best known for hit singles like "Photograph," "Pour Some Sugar On Me ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Are we still doing this?We're still doing this.The following are my three favorite record ... More >>
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.
Ian Joulain/OC WeeklyRancid September 7, 2011 House of Blues, Anaheim So, when was the last time you showed up to a concert at 9:15 P.M. and the headliners were two to three songs into their set? It almost never happens. You have your typical doors open at 7 P.M. with the show starting at 8 P.M. ... More >>
UPDATE, 5:41 P.M., AUGUST 12, 2011: Sebastian Bach has issued a response. Check it out after the jump. ORIGINAL POST, 10:40 P.M., AUGUST 11, 2011: TMZ has reported that Jani Lane, former lead singer of the glam metal band Warrant, was found dead at a Woodland Hills Comfort Inn on Thursday evening ... More >>
Golden-haired skate legend, video game huckster, and film producer Tony Hawk added the role of wife swapper to his list of accomplishments this week, reportedly shacking up with the wife of his best friend a scant seven months after his third divorce. As much as we love to gossip, the grody per ... More >>
Rebecca Aranda/OC WeeklySleigh BellsRepeater, Sundelles, Pictureplane, Sleigh Bells October 19, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: A couple years ago, a kindergarten teacher named Alexis Krauss went to a restaurant with her mother. Their waiter told them that he was working on a music project, and was l ... More >>
For two industry vets, the future of music is right now
[Locals Only] The Greenery compare the L.B. and OC hardcore scenes, among other things
What with all the concern over Bret Michaels' condition, I got to thinking: If someone were to make a Look What the Cat Dragged In-era biopic about the glam-metal band Poison, who would play the roles of each rouged-out rocker?
The musician sightings at NAMM, which runs through Sunday, heated up Friday as I passed Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Kenny G, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Neal Schon (Journey), Billy Zoom (X), Tim Mahoney (311), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Peter Frampton, and Hollywood-based hard rock hero, Lemmy Kilmister ... More >>
The Hype: A homecoming show for Reel Big Fish at the House of Blues Anaheim along with musical comrades Starpool and Chase Long Beach was a guaranteed sell out.Andrew YoussefReel Big Fish Live at House of Blues, AnaheimThe Show: I was taken aback by the energy of the sold-out crowd as the horn secti ... More >>
When the Jakes announced their big-time major label deal with Roadrunner (a subsidiary of Warner) last month, their official comment advised that a couple of LA shows at Spaceland and the Viper Room would likely be their last area shows before holing up in the studio, working on their full-length ... More >>
Our friends in P-town are adding even more gigs to their already bustling concert calendar, with acts like hip-hop duo Clipse coming to the Glass House in Pomona on August 16.
Just got this email regarding two-for-one tickets on sale only today. Here's the info I was sent. HALF PRICE TICKETS; Get 2 for the Price of 1 -- Tomorrow! -- Starting at 12:01 midnight on Wednesday, July 22 for 24 hours: -- A pair of lawn tickets to participating Live Nation amphitheate ... More >>
The Fray kicking back.Sure, it's fun to hate Live Nation for being a giant corporation that seems to control every big concert tour in the world, but they're making it pretty tough to do so this summer. Since starting "no service fee Wednesdays" last month, they've (as one might guess) dropped those ... More >>
This runs in the Weekly this week, but since the album is out already, here it is! Shiny Toy Guns have a new female singer in Sisely Treasure, from Long Beach. With a name like that, her only other career option than rock band member was "'70s Blaxploitation character." Since that's not exactly a lu ... More >>
There are some new concerts coming our way, and it's a great time to be alive if you enjoy bands that have the word "fish" in their name.
Review by Waleed Rashidi Poison The Well, The Locust (and a bunch of openers that we missed) at The Glass House, Pomona Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Better than: Being on the receiving end of a razor-wire enema (credit: Rich Kane, "Now We're Deef," OC Weekly, 8/31/2000) Download: The Locust's "We ... More >>