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Punk Rock

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Author Craig Lewis Explains Why Punk Rock is a Haven For the Mentally Unstable

    Many authors speak in front of live audiences in hopes of selling books. Craig Lewis, however, has a different agenda. The 40-year-old's lecture Saturday night at TKO Records in Huntington Beach will address issues regarding mental health, but in a way many are unfamiliar with. You see, Lewis -- li ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2014
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    December 19, 2013

    Holograms

    Constellation Room

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    December 12, 2013

    Bleached

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    [Exene says...] Still On the Road With Blondie

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Title Fight - The Glasshouse - 9/26/13

    Last night, the floor of the Glasshouse floor was packed. Pushed tight up against the stage, crowd surfers climbed over, jumped on, and smashed into one another. For one hour, Pennsylvania punk rockers Title Fight put on an amazing performance. The set included older songs like "Symmetry" and "No On ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Bellhaunts

    Shanghai'd Room

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    [Exene says...] On the Road, Part 2

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Bad Religion's Greg Graffin Challenges Authority Through Science

    By Jason Roche For over 30 years, Bad Religion have carved out a niche as the thinking man's punk rock band. When they formed in Los Angeles in 1980, the inspiration for their lyrics came from the topic of corporate greed and the conflicts between philosophy, science, and religion. The band's 16th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Adolescents - Alex's Bar - August 23, 2013

    By: Jesse La Tour The Adolescents Alex's Bar 8/23/13 The Adolescents, The Middle Class, and The Crowd are all iconic original Orange County punk bands who have inspired thousands, maybe millions, of young people to turn their suburban angst into musical art. They inspired me, a 30-year-old English t ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013
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    July 4, 2013

    Face to Face Are Heading for Hootenanny

    Trevor Keith tells us why the band's style of punk is just right for OC's rockabilly fest

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Bleached to Van Thief: 'Give Us Our Stuff Back or We'll Break Your Neck!'

    Sisters Jen and Jessie Clavin have been making music for years. Whether it was in Mika Miko or on their own, the self-described rock-n-roll/post-punk rockers always had the desire to form a band on their own terms. That's what they did with their current project, Bleached. After releasing three earl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 13, 2013

    Who Stole the Punk Rock Picnic?

    How OC's biggest backyard party went from mosh pit to money pit

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron- Queen Mary - June 8, 2013

    Ink N Iron (Day 2) Queen Mary June 9, 2013 Ink N Iron was in full swing by the time we arrived on Saturday afternoon. People were clearly excited to be there dressed up in their pin up outfits, showing off their tattoos or even getting some ink at the festival for the day that boasted punk icons Igg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 9, 2013

    By: Alex Distefano Ink N Iron Queen Mary Jun 9 , 2013 Sunday marked the third and final day of this year's Ink N Iron festival, a weekend event full of classic cars/ hot rods, tattoo artists, models and tons of punk and rockabilly bands. This year, closing the tenth annual event, were headliners ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Manic Hispanic

    The Observatory

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    April 26, 2013

    Newport Beach Film Festival: Punk's Not Dead--It's On Broadway

    For the first time in its fourteen-year long history, the Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off the year's season with a documentary film that packs as much wallop and frenetic energy as a mosh pit circle. Director Doug Hamilton's Broadway Idiot follows world-famous punk band Green Day as their al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    OC Punk Community Launches a Benefit Concert to Help China White Guitarist Frank Ruffino

    Frank Ruffino, the guitarist for China White, is in serious trouble. Recently released from the hospital after months in intensive care, the Huntington Beach axeman braces for a miracle. About four years ago, the 51-year-old was diagnosed with liver problems, a biproduct of years of hard drinking, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Green Day - Fox Theater - March 10, 2013

    Green Day  Fox Theater March 10, 2013About 40 minutes or so into Green Day's set, Billie Joe Armstrong begin what seemed to be an acoustic version of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" off what has become the band's seminal album, American Idiot. After the first verse, he paused before motioning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    MusInk Days 2 & 3 - OC Fairgrounds - March 9-10, 2013

    MusInk Days 2&3 OC Fairground March 9-10, 2013 The art of ink slinging took over OC this weekend as the sixth annual, three-day Musink Festival came the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, in what was turned out to be a 72-hour celebration of body art(including tattoos and piercings), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Top 5 Punk Rock Guitarists

    By: Nicholas PellSomewhere along the line, punk rock's amateurish enthusiasm became conflated with a dearth of talent.That's OK -- anything to keep the squares out -- but it's not entirely accurate. Indeed, it was hard paring this list down to just five. While you might complain that your favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Green Day's Billy Joe Makes a Mess of His Life, Asks Fans to Pay the Price

    Billy Joe Armstrong sat down this month with Rolling Stone to atone for his infamous mid-set rant at last September's I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas. You may remember the gig, which featured the puerile Bay Area punkers performing along with the likes of Rihanna, Bon Jovi and Swedish House Mafia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Top 10 Skateboarders That Became Musicians

    Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2013

    Los Kung Fu Monkeys: The Last Warriors of Mexican Ska-Punk?

    The band plays on despite being the last of their kind in Tijuana

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Cro Mags - The Observatory - February 3, 2013

    What better night to throw a hardcore punk/metal show than on Super Bowl Sunday, a night when many people are already drunk by 6 p.m. The Constellation Room inside the Observatory was crowded to full capacity last night for a raging concert featuring the Cro Mags. The concert was presented by the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Hardcore Legends D.O.A. To Play The Observatory On Final Tour

    Known as one of the most political and hard working punk bands since their inception back in 1978, punk rockers D.O.A. announced that they'll be calling it quits after their upcoming, final run of tour dates. One of those select shows lands them at The Observatory on Friday, Feb. 1. Beginning with ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 17, 2012

    NOFX - The Observatory - December 15, 2012

    NOFXThe ObservatoryDecember 15, 2012 Damien Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock" rattled the Observatory as NOFX walked onstage to a chorus of cheers, whistles and a few unexpected insults from punks who were pissed at the long wait in-between sets to see the headlining band take stage.  Unlike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, December 18Stevie TombstoneThe Prospector Stevie Tombstone's sweet, soulful country croon juxtaposes delightfully with his hard craggy face. Rocking some hard-luck chic, his songs feature mentions of the undertaker and give thanks for the little things in life--such as not being in jail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    10 Punk Albums to Listen to Before You Die

    Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares? Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    All American Rejects

    City National Grove of Anaheim

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    November 1, 2012

    D.I.

    Tiki Bar

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    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012

    The Dead Kennedys Keep Moshing On

    It might still be 'Bedtime for Democracy,' but the legendary punk band aren't falling asleep any time soon

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Top Five Hits: TKO Records in Fountain Valley

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*Hank III, Grandson of Hank Williams, Has His Own Punk-Rock Approach to Country*Top Five Hits: Second S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Moonlight Graham To Host 'Clockwork Orange County' Documentary Event

    See Also: *Former Korn Drummer To Plead Not Guilty In DUI Case *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 For as much old-school, OC punk culture as like to dig up here at the Weekly, we always get a little giddy whenever we c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    No Use For a Name Frontman Tony Sly Dead at 41

    Tony Sly, lead singer and songwriter for San Jose punk band No Use for a Name died today at age 41.An investigator with the Santa Clara County Medical Examiners Office has confirmed her agency is in possession of Sly's body."It appears to be a natural death, but the body hasn't been examined at this ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    The Darlings

    Slidebar

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    OC Punk Rock Picnic - Oak Canyon Ranch - 4/28/12

    If your vehicle was sturdy enough to get you to this year's Punk Rock Picnic at Oak Canyon Ranch (aka the middle of nowhere) -- meaning your car didn't overheat during the uphill slaloms or get stuck in the makeshift loose-dirt road parking lot -- then you experienced what was probably the best Punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Anthony Anzaldo of Ceremony: 'Punk is broad, it's like calling yourself a rock band'

    ​Ceremony, the Rohnert Park punk band that's been labeled everything from punk rock to  shitgaze (yes, that genre exists) just released their new album Zoo last Tuesday, and they'll be at the Center For The Arts in Eagle Rock, then Chain Reaction in Anaheim on Friday (along with Cold World, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs Announced for the 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival

    ​The 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival just announced the first five bands of this year's line up: Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs are performing! Touted as the biggest punk rock party of the year, the festival takes place on Memorial Day weekend, on May 25 to&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    NOFX at the House of Blues Last Night

    ​NOFX January 12, 2011 House of Blues Anaheim Check out our NOFX slideshow here! Over the years I have come to see NOFX perform at several different venues: The Marquee Theater in Tempe, Emo's in Austin (pre Cokie the Clown pissing in a tequila bottle incident), Sunset House of Blues, The Grove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Secret's Out: Some Members of Black Flag Will Be Playing GV30 Sunday

    Kinda?​We promised you "surprise guests" in this week's cover story on Goldenvoice's 30th anniversary shows--and Black Flag has let the cat out of the bag on Facebook.

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Gary Tovar Has His Goldenvoice

    The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet

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    November 24, 2011

    The Ataris

    Slidebar

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Jim Lindberg of Pennywise and Black Pacific on The Other F Word: 'I Check My Kids' Facebook Profiles Regularly'

    ​Jim LIndberg's 2008 book Punk Rock Dad: No Rules, Just Real Life described how the Lindberg, the man who sang "Fuck Authority" for the punk rock band Pennywise, raised three daughters. It was such an inspiring story that director Andrea Nevins offered to make a documentary on Lindberg and his fam ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Yeastie Boys Talk Clowns, Cops and Venues That Rhyme With 'Slidenard'

    Photo courtesy of Yeastie BoysDirt Clown of Yeastie Boys​The Yeastie Boys might be simultaneously the best and worst band in Orange County right now--a good old-fashioned punk rock cover band that takes itself so un-seriously it's got a circus theme. Started three years ago as a way to replace ty ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    [UPDATED with Slideshow:] We Were Feared, Punk Rockumentary on Cuckoo's Nest, Has Hollywood Close-Up

    ​UPDATE, NOV. 10, 10:43 A.M.: The Cuckoo's Nest documentary We Were Feared rolled on a screen at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Wednesday night, and contributing photographer John Gilhooley was there, just as he had been for the world premiere at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Click here to s ... More >>

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