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    July 8, 2014

    Six Awful Songs With Incredible Intros

    Some people just know how to hook you, right? Say you're browsing an online dating profile and someone catches your eye. Witty one-liners, cute smirks, maybe something cryptic like a tattoo of Josef Stalin eating a hot dog. Their linked Tumblr page shows they have an active interest in occult medici ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Weird Things Rock Stars Have Put Their Penises In

    By: Luke Winkie We've built a culture that breathlessly responds to the reckless id of horny rock stars. It's either another colorful facet of pop culture or the crumbling of our basic human values, depending on how you look at it. What we do know, is that gross white men sticking their penis into e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Full Band Portraits You Really Must Own

    We love original art almost as much as we love live music. Almost. Here are some great full band portraits we found on Etsy. We hope it will inspire you to create some band portraits of your own. Don't worry--stick figures are a form of art too. Think of this print of the Red Hot Chili Peppers by G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Outside Lands 2013 Full Lineup Announced

    The single day lineup for Outside Lands 2013 was announced today. Taking place at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from August 9 - 11, the bill is topped by Paul McCartney on Friday, Nine Inch Nails on Saturday and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on Sunday. Other highlights include Pretty Lights, The Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    NorCal vs. SoCal Fests: A Comparison

    Everyone says California should be split into two -- NorCal and SoCal are so different in temperature, vibe and personality that it might as well be different states. Check out just how different in our comparison below. >See Also: *Our full Coachella Coverage *Outside Lands: Top Five Do's and Don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Last Shot: Battling Cancer to Shoot the Red Hot Chili Peppers

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Need a Name For Your Band? This Chart Will Help

    We know a lot of thought and time goes into something as important as choosing a band's name, but sometimes it seems like a band member just places an adjective in front of a noun and calls it a day (ie: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Danger Mouse), or tries to make a pseudo sentence (ie: Imagine Dragons, F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

    The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! At around 8:30 tonight, the Coachella lineup was announced and as usual, it contains some interesting names. Headliners have a heavy dose of rock including The Stone Roses (!!!) and Blur Friday, Phoenix on Saturday, with the Sunday night he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Cosmopolitan - December 31, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers The Cosmopolitan December 31, 2012 As tempting as it would be to hang out with Kim Kardashian at some upscale club in Las Vegas, seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Cosmopolitan seemed like a great way to usher in the New Year. The Chelsea Ballroom was packed with party r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Channel 3 Comes Roaring Back With New Album and Release Party on Friday at TKO Records

    Channel 3 easily qualifies as one of the most underrated bands in the history of OC punk. Formed in 1980 in Cerritos, singer Mike Magrann and guitarist Kimm Gardener created a hybrid punk experiment that toed the line between the old school grit of bands like the Germs, the hook-heavy sensibility of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Is Live Streaming at Lollapalooza and Other Festivals a Good Thing?

    For those of you who aren't able to make the three-and-a-half hour flight to Lollapalooza in Chicago next week, there's some good news: the show will be streamed live online. Just like Coachella, Lollapalooza is making the event available to those who can't attend, which is cool that you can see thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza Lineup Released: Black Sabbath Reuniting!

    In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Spare Parts for Broken Hearts' by Spare Parts for Broken Hearts

    Spare Parts for Broken HeartsSpare Parts for Broken Hearts little late with this review, perhaps -- the EP's been out for nearly a year, for a start.  But Long Beach's Spare Parts for Broken Hearts have been revving up a bit for the journey to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Tour Due to Foot Injuries

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their upcoming U.S. tour supporting their Grammy-nominated snoozefest, I'm With You, due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. According to a statement, "Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6

    Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. ​Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys Announced as 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers

    ​Los Angeles bands Guns N' Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the list of inductees for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was announced early Wednesday morning. Guns N' Roses, later dubbed "The World's Most Dangerous Band," emerged on L.A.'s rock scene in the mid '80s. Within a few ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Warner Bros. Records Announce Exclusive Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day On Black Friday

    ​This morning Warner Bros. Records announced that they'll be releasing exclusive Record Store Day releases on Black Friday. See below for details on limited edition vinyl packages from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, Tom Petty, The Black Keys, and Eric Clapton that'll be available this F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

    ​Fifteen rockers are up to bat for the five available slots at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this October. The nominee list (posted after the jump, along with our Top Five picks) has garnered mixed responses from the public--with some expressing outrage over the inclusion (and excl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Second Spin in Costa Mesa

    ​ Here are the top five selling record this week from Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870.This week's top seller is Irvine-based post-hardcore band Thrice, who graced the cover of last week's issue.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Radiohead Will Tour in 2012

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Thom Yorke has confirmed on BBC 1 that Radiohead will be touring in 2012. Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Giles Peterson, Yorke said: "The idea is to go out and play next year on and off during the year." The band announced two shows in New York yesterday, and have only played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Red Hot Chili Peppers New Video "Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie"

    ​Our favorite LA boys are back! Here's the first video off of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest album I'm With You with the single "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie."This is not the much-hyped Kreayshawn version, which, according to bassist Flea, "just didnt work out." He added, "That happens s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    KROQ's Curious Five: Rise Against, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars

    ​It's not KROQ's fault copious amount of sonic garbage spew from their massive antenna on Tonga Peak in Glendale. No matter how cutting edge they purport to be, they're a mainstream radio station with salaried programming directors who strictly adhere to a business model. As such, they are going t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    3hree Things: Major League Baseball Players Have Horrible Taste In Music

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where 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. "Durr Durr Hurrka Durr Deeoodle Dee Dooo Hurka Murr Murr Hem Haw Durkle Doo..." -Stapp​Major ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Kreayshawn to Direct New Red Hot Chili Peppers Video

    ​Twenty-one-year-old Kreayshawn might have a ton of haters for her white chick hipster anthem "Gucci Gucci," but guess she's having the last laugh. Not only has she signed to Columbia on the strength of that single alone, now she's directing the Red Hot Chili Peppers video for their latest,  ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011

    Thy Squid

    The Prospector

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Sweet Limited Edition Releases for Record Store Day

    ​Record Store Day is like Christmas in April for both fans and independent record shops. Fans make pilgrimages to local shops seeking limited edition releases, free shows, band signing, bonuses, sales and if you're lucky, free food. The releases are hyper-limited--smaller stores may only get one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album?

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis rapped with SPIN about the LA's funk-rock group's process of recording their tenth studio album. The Chili Peppers go through turmoil (and lineup changes) more than any band this side of Fleetwood Mac, so it's nice to see they are, in fact, releasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Hall of Shame: 10 Artists Who Absolutely Need to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    ​Each year, the old bastards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invite some other old bastards to join the club. Usually, they're either obvious (this year, Tom Waits, who really should have been in about 15 years ago) or questionable (Alice Cooper is cool, but he has maybe ten truly great songs in ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    Ten Hottest Musicians with Mustaches Now

    We're nearing the end of Movember--the month where men grow a mustache for the 30 days of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer--so we thought we'd do our bit by bringing you a list of the hottest musicians with mustaches.A lot has been said about John Oates', Freddie Mercury's and Frank Z ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010

    It's Like This and Like That

    [Locals Only] The Greenery compare the L.B. and OC hardcore scenes, among other things

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Today in Music News: Courtney Love, Morrissey, John Frusciante, Nickelback blows

    Crazy Courtney Love tries to win back daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, by insulting her on Facebook. It's official: John Frusciante has again quit Red Hot Chili Peppers: "my musical interests have led me in a different direction."Even Morrissey admits that his rarities collection Swords sucks.One mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Today in Music News: Red Hot Chili Peppers Robbed, Pearl Jam Headlines NOLA Jazz Fest, New Oasis Record

    Red Hot Chili Peppers robbed! The Stooges, Jimmy Cliff, Hollies, Genesis and ABBA to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'm just glad KISS--a band I loathe more than any other--didn't make the cut. Speaking of the Peppers, has guitar hero John Frusciante quit again?New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2009

    Playlist: Songs about Southern California

    ​The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Meet the Meatbats by Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats

    ​ For the average mortal musician, the idea of playing drums for eclectic funk megastars The Red Hot Chili Peppers would be more than sufficient. In fact who could imagine wanting to do anything else with your time? The answer: the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, that's who. Though Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Rainy Day Jams: What's in your iPod?

    In case you didn't realize how shitty the people in front of you were driving on your way to work this morning, or that the shoulders of your hoodie are exceptionally moist, I just though I'd inform you that it's raining. Now if your iPod is worth its weight, you should probably have a decent stack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Rumored/Confirmed Coachella Artists Start to Trickle In

    LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    High Concept, Dude

    Arena prog-rockers the Mars Volta demand so much of you

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Wu-Tang Clan Sample Beatles (Legally!), Set Tour Dates

    Pitchfork reports that Staten Island hip-hop superheroes Wu-Tang Clan have become the first group to clear a Beatles sample legitimately. The George Harrison-authored “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” will appear in “Gently Weeps,” off the Wu's forthcoming album The 8 Diagrams (now pushed from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    "Death" takes to DVD

    One (or two, depending on how you look at it) of the highlights of the past Newport Beach Film Festival was the Death Note movies, the latest in a powerhouse franchise from Japan that began with comics, then spawned an anime series and many toys, and finally these live-action adaptations. Death Note ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Cherub Rock

    A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    Three Hot Nights

    I could never understand why the biggest Southern California music festival is in the middle of the desert. To me, enduring triple-digit temperatures to catch the Pixies reunion just seemed like pure sadism on behalf of Goldenvoice. Nevertheless, Coachella always draws a crowd. And this year, the fe ... More >>

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    Frank Agnew

    OC Punk-Rock Icon, Former Adolescent

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