[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>
By: Heidi Darby In the midst of a repartee about accountability and freedom of expression, Nico Vega vocalist Aja Volkman trails off into an unexpected silence. Snapping back into the conversation she giggles, "Okay, I don't want to take you out of the interview, but let me tell you exactly what's ... More >>
Hitman Fight Gear's Daniel Diaz and his war with the legendary MMA label
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 >>
Rebecca Carter/OC WeeklyThe Damned Oct. 31, 2011 House of Blues - Anaheim From their sound to their aesthetic, The Damned has had an all-encompassing influence in their 35-year tenure. Before "punk" came with a ten volume rule book, The Damned were pioneering the genre and forming their own uniq ... More >>
Bob Dylan turns 70 May 24, a big event for both the music icon and his fans, who are flooding the Internet with tributes. All the praise must be nice, but what kind of gift can you get the icon that has everything money can buy? Plenty, as it turns out. We spoke to a source deep within Dylan' ... More >>
Glee star Matthew Morrison revealed this week that he is recording a duet with Sting, an announcement that thrilled middle-aged virgins worldwide but confirmed to fans of The Police that Sting's transformation from a wiry and literate songwriting innovator into a squinting, washed-up blowhard w ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, a sneak peek at the impending Café Calacas
It's been 20 years since Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart have seen each other, but the pair have announced earlier this month on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they will be playing a 16-date co-headlining "Heart & Soul" tour. They have not toured together before, so it will be a unique class ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMenFebruary 3, 2011FingerprintsClick here to see the photos!There's not much on the walls and all the merch that isn't CDs or vinyl is nowhere to be found, but if you squint long and hard enough you can see that the new Fingerprints location near the intersection of ... More >>
Fourteen years after Bradley Nowell's tragic death, Sublime (With Rome) are back and headed for a town near you
Last night at the Continental Room's Bizarre Love Triangle weekly, I heard the DJ (it was either TVD or Dijon—or maybe it was both making an awkward baton handoff) segue from Rod Stewart's disco travesty “Do Ya Think I'm Sexy” (not a good look in 2008—or in any year, really) to Can's leftfi ... More >>
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