[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. Th ... More >>
[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 >>
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 >>
January 11, 2013
On Friday night, Tomi Fallenius better known by his stage name Tom Fall, blew our expectations for his show at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. Making his West Coast debut thanks to Trilogy Events, the 27-year old producer-DJ could easily be the next generation ... More >>
By: Alex DistefanoBad BrainsThe ObservatoryNovember 29, 2012The drizzle, and typical wet weather related traffic didn't stop the crowd, both old and young, from showing up at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Thursday night, to catch the legendary Bad Brains, a seminal hardcore punk band formed over t ... More >>
By: Ian TraasSee Also:*[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The People*Justice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12*Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was ... More >>
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
April 7, 2012
As the lights went down, the crowd cheered on the Latin guitarists
as they took the stage; and as soon as the first few riffs were heard, the
entire venue exploded with excitement. Not necessarily because the kick ass
guitar duo had just se ... More >>
Twenty five years ago today, No Doubt played their first show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, opening for ska legends the Untouchables. (They played second among 14 bands.)According to the No Doubt fansite Beacon Street Online (who first published the poster today), the band's official site m ... More >>
FelgukYost TheaterMarch 1, 2012Last night, the Yost Theater hosted the dynamic electro duo from Rio de Janeiro, Felguk. Felguk didn't just come to say hello, they started the weekend off with with big house sounds and arena anthems for all to dance to.
Mary Carreon/OC WeeklyVHS or BetaVHS or BetaRoxy, Los AngelesFeb. 4, 2012
Upon arriving to the world famous Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, I couldn't help but feel a bit overwhelmed by the venue's lush history. Enormous performers and bands such as Bob Marley & the Wailers, Prince, Pearl Ja ... More >>
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 >>
Mixing rap, metal, funk and hardcore punk, Argentine band Timmy O'Tool has etched out an aggressive sound since forming in 1997. They found critical acclaim in the press with the release of their second album Confusión Rock. The title track and its subsequent music video propelled them to a wid ... More >>
Escape From WonderlandOctober 29, 2011NOS Events Center If you came to the NOS Events Center looking for just another rave, you were in for a surprise. Insomniac's Inaugural self proclaimed "twisted sister," Escape From Wonderland, had carnival rides, haunted mazes and five massive stages featuri ... More >>
Nate ChaconDid you know that this month is the 161st anniversary of California's admission as the 31st state in the Union? I didn't think so.
Sure, the Golden State is notorious for fiscal calamity, traffic jams and a plethora of sub-par reality stars, but you have to admit it's still an inspira ... More >>
It's sort of mind bending to think that the county responsible for nurturing the careers of such establishment-defending squares as Richard Nixon, Mike Carona and Deborah Pauley also produced a prolific harbinger of rock & roll. We speak of course of Leo Fender, instrumental creator of the St ... More >>
Jackass star Steve-O was arrested in Calgary this week for allegedly assaulting a heckler there eight years ago. Call us jaded, but we think the Canadian authorities are overreacting to behavior that's more an extension of the Jackass brand than a threat to public safety. While Steve-O and his ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyDamon Albarn isn't even finished touring with his other supergroup, Gorillaz (read our review of the LA show here) before he's confirming that he's almost done recording his album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.Talk about keeping busy!
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhile you are more likely to hear Randy Newman's classic 1983 hit "I Love LA" if the Lakers beat the Celtics tonight, what songs would the Lakers listen to in order to pump them up for this winner take all game? Here are a few suggestions.
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyGorillaz is happy, feeling glad.Click here for photos from Day Three!So it's over. Whew. After a late-night drive from the desert, bed looks promising.
But first, our thoughts on Coachella's final day--in the form of superlatives. No, we're not going to crown a "best ... More >>
2:30 p.m.: Arrive at Fashion Island, having gotten the proper directions this time, and only had to make one drastic, corrective U-turn. Find the courtesy lounge. Marvel at the array of free brownies and donuts. Despair that there is no free booze...and considering the lounge closes at 6, there prob ... More >>