Tuesday, May 28
Insane Clown Posse
City National Grove of Anaheim
A rap duo that dons elaborate clown face paint, Insane Clown Posse boast obsessively about drinking an obscure soda called Faygo and having a legion of fans who refer to themselves as Juggalos. Why wouldn't you go see them? Whether o ... More >>
One of my early concert claims to fame is seeing No Doubt in a warehouse in Orange back in 1994. Fast forward eighteen years and No Doubt is capping a seven night sold-out run at the Gibson Amphitheatre with roughly 40,000 people snapping up tickets.
Their his ... More >>
Aaron Barrett (center) with his band, Reel Big FishSublime frontman Bradley Nowell, who died 15 years ago this month, left behind a legacy that is intrinsically tied to Long
Beach and the rest of Orange County. This week's cover story pays tribute to the man who put Garden Grove on the map, who ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray/Denver WestwordWhy was Westboro Baptist Church picketing punk ska band Less Than Jake's show in Pensacola, Fla. last weekend? Does God, in fact, hate ska? In a statement, drummer Vinnie Fiorello says he has no idea why the notorious religious group came out to their show with "si ... More >>
After a five-year hiatus, the perennially goofy Orange County ska-punk band the Aquabats will be releasing a new album. Unless you've been living under a rock in the interim, you know lead singer MC Bat Commander (aka Christian Jacobs) has been busy creating, writing and directing the hugely succ ... More >>
For this year's Jumpin' Chupacabra Music & Arts Festival (the second ever), the two day fest that starts tomorrow in Lake Forest will feature music from over 20 local bands for just $5 a day. Bands like Flowers For Algernon, I Hate You Just Kidding and Canyons are part of the bill, but ... More >>
No band likes to be turned into a "virtual karaoke circus act." But that's exactly what No Doubt's manager Jim Guerinot is saying about the band's disapproval about having their likenesses placed in Band Hero, the latest abomination of button-pushing musicianship created by Activision. Yesterday, ... More >>
I honestly didn't know that Reel Big Fish was still together until I moved here last year. That's not a slam against them; Turn The Radio Off was one of my favorite albums as a young lad (seriously, how great is "Beer"? Both the song and the beverage). I just hadn't really heard much (OK, anything) ... More >>
In the decades since the sounds of ska infiltrated Orange County, the local music scene has definitely gone through some changes. Live music junkies have been left to fend for themselves in a sea of emo, screamo, hardcore and other intricately titled audible slop.
But last night at The Grove in An ... More >>