KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre May 18, 2013 The lineup for KROQ's Weenie Roast provides a good time capsule of what is currently popular on terrestrial radio, including a number of bands who played Coachella this year and a host of newer, up-and-coming bands who could potential ... More >>
In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line ... More >>
See also: Our review of KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta Since forming in 2002, the Silversun Pickups have spread their catchy indie/alt rock from Silver Lake across the globe. Today, their third full-length, Neck of the Woods, will be released via Dangerbird Records. Recorded in Topanga Canyon under the ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyColdplayKROQ Weenie Roast y FiestaVerizon Wireless AmphitheaterMay 5, 2012 The Weenie Roast is always a great show for people who just want to be entertained. You sit back, watch the giant platform on the main stage rotate (no waiting time in-between sets!) and just take it a ... More >>
KROQ/106.7 FM's annual Weenie Roast is back, earlier than ever. This year's edition--the 20th--is dubbed Weenie Roast y Fiesta, and will be held on May 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. On the line up is Coldplay, Incubus, the Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & A ... More >>
The six-piece combo put the 'move' in the burgeoning American soul movement
Just in case you don't have plans yet this weekend, we've chosen the best of what's around for your perusal, with tidbits of Eddie Spaghetti, OC Music Awards, Autolux (pictured above), the Scion Fest and more.
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 YoussefScott Weiland of Stone Temple PilotsCheck out our slideshows here and here!Last week, I put together a Weenie Roast guide for Saturday's event, where I talked about incredible buzz bands you shouldn't miss, along with the bands to skip so you could go to the bathroom. Well, after sp ... More >>
Andrew YoussefA surprisingly sober Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots.It was KROQ's annual summer kick-off concert with a line-up that didn't totally suck: Weenie Roast! The 2010 roster included Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Devo, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Spoon, Cage ... More >>
If you didn't get tickets to the sold-out show tomorrow, you can watch the concert here on Heard Mentality or Ustream.tv's Webcast at http://www.ustream.tv/kroq. Aside from live performances, there will also be backstage interviews with Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, The Temper Tr ... More >>
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www.myspace.com/thehenryclaypeopleIf you've been missing The Henry Clay People in your life (hey, they did up and move to LA), prepare to miss them some more this summer. The band is touring with Silversun Pickups and Against Me! (and playing Austin City Limits besides), so you're not going to se ... More >>
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It is indeed that time again: Summer's coming and so is the annual KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, June 5. And, actually? The bill looks pretty solid, with something for everyone--from Stone Temple Pilots, Spoon and Devo to yes, Huntington Beach's the Dirty He ... More >>
Silver Lake's Silversun Pickups 'astonished' about Grammy nomination.Snoop Dogg--our pick for busiest veteran rapper--to appear on new Kid Cudi album.Chris Brown claims Rihanna knows he's sorry--but he's still a dick in our book. Weezer's "Heart Songs" ranks No. 25 on Village Voice's excellently s ... More >>
A festival-type show on a Tuesday? Hey, sure, why not? That's the day of LA 101, a concert put on by our sister paper, LA Weekly, up north at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City.
Teehee, "Train tickets."At the end of the month, October 27 to be exact, Train--you know, "Drops of Jupiter," "Meet Virginia" Train--will release their first new studio album in nearly four years, Save Me San Francisco (named after their city of origin). Just two days before that, Train will play ... More >>
Beth StirnamanBadass gramps.We had quite possibly the shittiest weather for a weekend full of outdoor activities--with temperatures reaching into the triple digits, we spent our weekend, well, kind of constantly moist. But that's okay: We trudged on. For you, our readers. For. You.First up, on Fr ... More >>
If you'll drive from OC to Coachella, then I'm assuming everyone's cool with me posting info about the San Diego Street Scene. The 25th annual event takes place Aug. 28 and 29 in the East Village (which is near Big Corporate Baseball Park). This year's lineup is top heavy with hip-hop thanks to appe ... More >>
Michael Jackson: still dead. If he wasn't, there wouldn't be that public memorial tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Staples Center, and we wouldn't be here talking about it. In fact, we're going to be able to do more than just talk about it. Our guy Gabriel San Roman (check his story on new Nekromantix d ... More >>
Tired of the Black Eyed Peas yet? No? Great! Well, they're headlining the 25th installment of San Diego's Street Scene, happening on August 28 and 29 (three weeks after playing the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on August 7). Also playing: M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Wea ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater; Saturday May 16, 2009. (More pictures here.)Better Than: Wango Tango.Download: Videos from the day at KROQ.com.The KROQ Weenie Roast is typically full of surprises. With Blink 182 reuniting the night prior at a private ... More >>
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The 2009 version of KROQ's annual summer blowout, the Weenie Roast y Fiesta, is hitting the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 16. That's like less than two weeks away, so get on it. Bands include Weezer (who still don't have or bassist Matt Sharp back in the band, even though everyone knows they sho ... More >>
Andrew YoussefThe full lineup for KROQ's annual Weenie Roast show was released today, a whopping TWELVE DAYS! before the show itself. Seems kinda quick, right? Oh well. It still looks like a pretty good show, headlined by Weezer and Jimmy Eat World (pictured)--they toured together in 2001!--Kings of ... More >>
About to head out to take on another day. Whee! Beth Stirnaman is here in OC Weekly Central (Motel 6 in Palm Springs) uploading pics, so soon you'll have some stuff to look at instead of just these awesome plain text posts. Heard Mentality blogger Nate Jackson is here, too. Say hi, Nate!Before shovi ... More >>
Even if you're not making it out to Coachella this weekend, there's plenty of runoff 'round these parts to keep you satisfied, with a plethora of artists playing the festival hitting us up on the way to Indio.
Though I was nowhere near Orange County this weekend (celebrating the religious holiday of your choice up north), there was still plenty of OC Weekly representation at shows around town. Keith May took this lovely pic of legendary punk rocker Mike Watt, of Minutemen/countless other projects fame. Th ... More >>
The Glass House in Pomona has a huge week coming up--Silversun Pickups on Sunday, Jenny Lewis on Monday, TV on the Radio on Tuesday, Conor Oberst on Wednesday and The Black Keys on Thursday--but, always looking towards the future, they've also got some shows coming up beyond that.
The Glass House's pre-Coachella week--already boasting Jenny Lewis, TV on the Radio, Conor Oberst and The Black Keys--has added another Coachella artist playing a pre-festival gig, LA's Silversun Pickups on Sunday, April 12. Tickets are $12.50 and go on sale this Friday, March 13 for $22.50. Silvers ... More >>
The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar, April 19, 2008 with We Barbarians, Nathan Willett, Delta Spirit, and Jonnie Russell from the Cold War Kids Better Than: Donating money to the Presidental Election Campaign Fund. Download: Delta Spirit's "Trashcan" from Ode To Sunshine Benefit concerts often re ... More >>
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