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Riley Breckenridge

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    April 24, 2012

    A State Of The Union Address (Of Sorts)

    3hree Things is 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. I'm four days away from leaving for the (very brief) European/UK portion of Thrice's "Farewell Tour", and since my brain ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    3hree Things: Riley vs. The Budweiser Chelada

    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.​ In an attempt to continue the tried and true tradition here at 3hree Things in which ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    3hree Things: On Kate Upton's Carl's Jr. Commercial

    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. That's Carl's Jr.'s new commercial for Kate Upton's boobs the Southwest Patty Melt, an 890 calo ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    3hree Things: On The Agonizing Death of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) 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.My obsession with the NBA Slam Dunk Contest started in 1985, and thrived for almost a ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Thrice Announce Farewell Tour

    ​Well, this is it. Irvine prog-rockers Thrice are really doing it--taking a break after 13 years together. Singer/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge and drummer Riley Breckenridge (our 3hree Things columnist) will go on tour on May 4 in San Diego and e ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    3hree Things: On Super Bowl XLVI Gear

    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.​It's a hockey goalie's mask. Or a maple leaf. Or a bee (kinda). The Super Bowl. Have you hear ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Thrice Gets OC Impact Award; Rodney on the ROQ Awarded Lifetime Achievement from OC Music Awards

    ​Every year the OC Music Awards names two outstanding achievement honors--the Orange Country Impact and Lifetime Achievement. According to a statement from the award-giving body, "The Orange County Impact Award honors a renowned local band or artist for their impact on the Orange County music scen ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    3hree Things: The Best of ... From 2011

    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.​For the uninitiated, that tl;dr stands for "too long; didn't read", which is (unfortunately) th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    3hree Things: My 12 Favorite Albums Of 2011, Vol. 4 of 4

    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 >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Heard Mentality's Top Posts of 2011

    ​Wow, 2011 sure went by fast. And while our most popular posts had all the elements that make up the Interwebz (cats, Kreayshawn and Lil Wayne all made the list) we found that our biggest hits are made up of solid news coverage. Read on to see our most popular posts of 2011!

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    November 29, 2011

    3hree Things: Horrible Lawn Ornaments For Christmas

    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. ​ Now that Thanksgiving weekend has passed, it's officially Christmas season, which, depending on ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    3hree Things: Songs That Seem Apropos For Today

    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. ​In light of the news that we (Thrice) recently announced, I figured this week would probably be as ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    3hree Things: The Holy Trinity Of Low-End Cologne

    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. ​ On a budget? Need to smell good? Having difficulty with the ladies? Have no fear, gentlemen. The hol ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Five of the Biggest Thrice Fans We Know

    ​See also: Thrice are Family GuysThrice talk about their evolution in albumsThrice drummer Riley Breckenridge's column, 3hree ThingsBack in September we held a contest asking Thrice fans to tell us why they considered themselves the band's biggest fans. After reading a liberal amount of submission ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    3hree Things: On Pearl Jam Twenty

    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.​Pearl Jam was one of a very tiny handful of bands that made me want to start playing in a rock ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    3hree Things: A Trip To The Right Field Pavilion At Angel Stadium

    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.taken by: yours truly The Right Field Pavilion at Angel Stadium is a strange place. And by "str ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    3hree Things: Moonlight Graham

    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.courtesy of Moonlight GrahamGentlemen* of Orange County, 2200 square feet of absolute awesomeness ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Riley Breckenridge's Top 10 11 Radiohead Songs

    (Last week, the news that Daniel Radcliffe listened to a lot of Radiohead to get into character for the lastest installment of Harry Potter triggered this list of top 10 Radiohead songs for various ultra fans. Riley Breckenridge, 3hree Things columnist and Thrice drummer, talks about his best songs, ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    3hree Things: Awesome Records That Aren't The New Bon Iver

    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.

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    May 23, 2011

    The Best of Riley's 3hree Things: He's BACK!

    ​Last January, Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice and author of the snarky, often hilarious and mostly thoughtful column Riley's 3hree Things, took a hiatus due to family matters. On Tuesday next week, he'll finally be back to give us more of hi ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    May the Fourth Be With You: Freddie Mercury, Cee Lo Green, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Thrice, Snoop Dogg and Michael Jackson Celebrate Star Wars Day, Too!

    ​Happy Star Wars day to you too! Here are some musicians who've geeked out to the greatest movie of all time.  1. Freddie Mercury In this photo, he sits on Darth Vader's shoulders during Queen's tour to promote their album The Game. In his 1978 Queen song, 'Bicycle Race,' he sang, "I don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Menomena and Kiev Kick Off Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series

    An old Menomena photo with Brent Knopf​On May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy.  The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Riley Breckenridge from Thrice Misses You, Too

    ​We know, we know. You're reading Heard Mentality only because you're hoping for a return of Riley's 3hree Things. Riley went on hiatus last January due to family affairs. In an interview with Alexis Hodoyan-Gastelum for a story in print this week on MusInk  (Thrice is headlining day 2 of the ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    3hree Things: My 9 Favorite Albums Of 2010, Vol. 3 of 3

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of Orange County's favorite alt-rock band, Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for several ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    3hree Things: My 9 Favorite Albums Of 2010, Vol. 1 of 3

    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.​I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    3hree Things: My Budding Man-Crush On Blake Griffin

    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.In my 25 years as a hopelessly addicted basketball fan, I,  like most Los Angeles/Orange C ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Top Five OC Artists to Follow on Twitter

    These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    3hree Things: Riley vs. The McRib

    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.The McRib is back and coincidentally, so is explosive diarrhea. I used to have a gullet of steel ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    3hree Things: Essential Rainy Day Albums

    ​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.Apparently, we're in for an uncharacteristically damp and gloomy week in Orange County. I can ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    3hree Things: Two Guys, One Mic

    ​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. I've always loved talk radio. In the early '90s, I used to listen to Jim Rome's show relig ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    3hree Things: Concert-Goers That I Could Happily Do Without

    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.​I love live music. I always have. In the 90's I'd go to every show I could afford to. Most w ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    3hree Things About The LA Times Food & Wine Celebration at the Paramount Pictures Lot

    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.​The lady and I headed up to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon to see what the first-ever LA Ti ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    3hree Things: Essential iPhone Apps For Touring Musicians (Or People Who Often Find Themselves Disoriented In An Unfamiliar City Every Morning)

    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, being an OC native and, of course, music.​I'm lucky (and eternally grateful) to be able to travel as much as I do fo ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Thrice at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​ThriceFox Theater in PomonaJuly 17, 2010Watch our slideshow here!Pomona was literally and figuratively the hottest place to be on Saturday. After baking in a brick oven to catch a fiery debut performance of One Day As A Lion at Aladdin Jr, I stumbled across the street seek ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    What You Missed: Opening Weekend of OC Fair, LA Calendar Motorcycle Show, Thrice, Giant Orange Festival

    Christopher Victorio​Well we got our wish: Summer weather finally arrived and you're also already probably tired of it. But this weekend the heat didn't stop us from getting out: We hit up the OC Fair's opening weekend and sampled the best--deep-fried butter, giant corn dogs, deep-fried chocolate- ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010

    Thrice As Long

    These Irvine boys still marvel at their career, 12 years later

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    November 26, 2009

    Last Night: Thrice at the House of Blues Anaheim

    Andrew YoussefLive at the House of Blues Anaheim​ Last Night: Thrice at the House of Blues Anaheim (11/25/09)Better Than: Going to Warped Tour or Bamboozle Left just to see Thrice.My first Thrice show was back in 2002 at the House of Blues Anaheim when they opened for Face To Face. I had no idea w ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    You Only Live Thrice

    OC’s post-hardcore icons get elemental with their new eps

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    November 6, 2003

    The Tyranny of Irony

    Thrice havent heard any good jokes lately

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