Rocket from the Crypt

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The Night Marchers at Alex's Bar - Alex's Bar - February 23, 2013

    Night MarchersFeb. 23, 2013Alex's BarIt's fair to argue that if the Night Marchers' frontman Jonathan Reis hadn't been in such seminal 80s/90s bands as Drive Like Jehu and Rocket from the Crypt, he couldn't draw the same crowd as the one that showed at Alex's bar on Saturday night. Much like Hot Sna ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    MC Bat Commander's Head Explodes!

    Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Album Attack to Play Rocket from the Crypt's 'Circa:Now!'

    Circa:Now! will be performed, but not by these guys​Cover songs are a dicey subject. On the one hand, you got your bands that write their own awesome shit and play other people's tunes as either a nod to great music or as a fun escape from their own material. But on the other, you got your band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Happy Jawbreaker Day As Well!

    ​ In case you hadn't heard, today is Star Wars Day. And if you hadn't heard, I guess I should explain that today is Star Wars day because "May the fourth" sounds an awful lot like a lispy nerd who lives in his parents' basement saying "may the force" as in, "May the force be with you." But the dor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Final Pho Round 2: Pho Thanh Lich vs. Quan Hop

    ProfessorSalt.comQuon Hop's rare filet mignon "onside" with its cup of cooking broth​​Welcome to OC Weekly's Final Pho. Sixteen pho shops chosen from the more than 100 in the county; four critics who know what the pho makes a good bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup. The chosen 16 will face off in ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    This Weekend: Alex's Bar is the Place to Be

    ​Happy Halloween folks in Intranets land! We all know this is by far the best time of year and you know who agrees? Alex's Bar. The famed Long Beach venue has two shows this weekend that will absolutely rule.Tonight is the Night Marchers. Fronted by former Rocket from the Crypt singer/guitarist Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Summ Summ Summertime

    I was on the treadmill last night when Rocket from the Crypt's "Summer Survivor" came on the ol' iPod. It's an upbeat ditty that appears to be about people taking over San Diego beaches. Some of my favorite lines include "wet t-shirt/in piss/sun block/with shit I don't care," "bougeouis vikings/dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Rocket from the Crypt immortalizes Orange County

    Yesterday I was driving this windy road in Idaho. It was 25 degrees out, snowing, cold as cold can be. Basically, the exact opposite of Orange County. I was rocking the shuffle function on my iPod when Rocket from the Crypt's tune "Orange County" came on. Suddenly, I was taken back to home ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Blink Clink

    Angels & Airwaves

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Locals Only

    Costumed in Doom: Repeater, Forcefield ON, Maritime Academy Scare Up Covers for Helloween

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    For Sale: Sympathy for the Record Industry

    After putting in 19 years and releasing over 750 records, Long Gone John is fixing to sell his Long Beach-based label, Sympathy for the Record Industry. He’s asking for $650,000, which is a downright steal, if you take into account the rich back catalog. The price includes all of SFTRI’s assets ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    New Adventures in Lo-Fi

    Guided By Voices takes the alterna-rock world by surprise