Sugar Ray (Band)

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Five Musicians We'd Love to Have Play Our Living Rooms

    The hottest crowd-funding project in the world right now is Washington DC resident Erick Sanchez's admirable Kickstarter effort towards getting yacht rock great Kenny Loggins to play a 75 minute acoustic set in his living room. You read correct, Sanchez's quest to raise the $30,000 in order to bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Does Sugar Ray Actually Suck?

    By: Art Tavana Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast writes sunny indie-pop that traditionally has drawn from bands like Fleetwood Mac and the Beach Boys. Right now, however, she's feeling inspiration from a more unlikely source. "As cool as I want everybody to think I am, I don't care: I think Sugar Ray ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Fantasy Bluthball: We Draft Locals for Arrested Development Roles

    Matching A.D. socialites to real OC socialites

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    This Week in '90s Rock News That You May or May Not Care About

    Just when you thought the '90s rock scene was threatening to reemerge with a vengeance, take a deep breath and relax, for your fears are unwarranted. This week, things took a turn for the worse for fans of stalwarts like Stone Temple Pilots, Sugar Ray and even our beloved No Doubt. We'll address eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    OC Music Awards to Honor Lit and Music Director of Pacific Symphony

    You might say the special honorees at this year's OC Music Awards come from very different worlds. On one had, you've got a band who has been hitting us over the head with FM alt-rock for almost two decades. On the other, a guy who has made a career in classical music handling the largest orchestra ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Stan Frazier's Punk Rock Culinary Quest Was a Trial By Fire

    The former Sugar Ray drummer wins 'Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.' as a wild card

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Summerland - Greek Theatre - 6/29/12

    Summerland TourGreek Theatre 6/29/12 The nostalgia factor has always been an easy way for bands that have become culturally irrelevant to join forces in order to tour and make a quick buck. It's a tried and true formula that has worked since the one-hit wonders of the '60s realized that there was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    OC BBQ Festival This Weekend! Extends to 2 Days

    Orange County's longest-running and best-attended barbecue contest returns to the Fairgrounds this Saturday June 9, and Sunday June 10. I have participated as either a cook or a judge in every edition since 2007, and I'm proud to see this home-grown event expand each year. Close to 70 teams from all ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012

    Tenfold Return!

    [Locals Only] The alt-'90s band, reunited after a 15 year hiatus, play for a good cause

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Sugar Ray at the Rock n' Roll Marathon: 5 Weird Things

    ​Something was odd, I thought. After congratulating tired runners at the Rock n' Roll Marathon in Pasadena last Sunday, I entered the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden not really expecting much. About half of the people there were busy procuring free beer, some others looked too tired to still be standin ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2011

    Meet Shaheen Sadeghi, the LAB Man

    In his his quest to hipsterize OC retail, Shaheen Sadeghi has built quirkily beautiful properties and gained more than a few critics

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Happy Birthday Miles Davis: 5 Annihilating Insights From His Autobiography

    ​Today, jazz pioneer Miles Davis, who died in 1991, would have been 85. The year before his death, he published an autobiography detailing his truly amazing life story as well as wild accounts of his interactions with other iconic jazz greats. Between tales of Dizzy Gillespie's fondness of riling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Mark McGrath's Post-Rock Resume

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMark McGrath accepting the Orange County Impact Award with his band Sugar Ray at the 2010 OC Music Awards​​Midlife is rarely kind to anyone, most of all rock stars. For every 40something badass like Dave Grohl, there are hundreds of mopes from the alternative rock e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    The OC Music Awards Put Out 'The Best of Orange County'

    ​Young the Giant's Sameer Gadhia's Q&A with Spencer Kornhaber last week may have gotten all kinds of reactions about the state of the OC music scene, but the OC Music Awards are definitely making a case for local bands. Last week, the organization released a compilation featuring 14 songs from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Billy Kernkamp Plays at Summer Concert at South Coast Plaza Village

    Danielle Bacher/OC Weekly​Locals Only alumni Billy Kernkamp is performing at the South Coast Plaza Village for a Music For A Cure benefit. Folk singer-songwriter Barrett Johnson (performing with a full band), alternative rock group Melanoid, and R&B outfit Justin Grennan an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Blok: "[My Friends] Would Go, 'When Does the Song Start?'"

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​The phrases "family act" and "hip-hop" seem incompatible--the combination conjures images of squeaky-clean congregants waving their hands gleefully while rapping about such subjects as being down with G-O-D. But just because Orange County rap trio Blok likes to keep it i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Peace Corp are Back--and George Fryer is Still Angry

    Peace Corp back in the day​George Fryer is still pissed. Maybe you've seen the former Peace Corp frontman in his more recent, unperturbed project, the George Fryer Combo. He spends Sundays nursing others' hangovers at King Neptune's, or Saturday nights singing sweet love to trophy wives at places ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC Music Awards Keep It Together

    [Mental Notes] Also, Stacy Clark signs to Vanguard

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    September 17, 2009

    Taste of Newport

    Fashion Island

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    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Taste of Newport Coming To Fashion Island Again, With American Idol Winner!

    ​No, not Kris Allen, but the far superior (and yummier) David Cook, who'll be rocking the stage on Sunday September 20, the closing night of the three-day event.The other music acts are Sugar Ray (Friday) and Train (Saturday).More than 30 establishments have signed up so far, among them Agora Chur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Notable Releases - 7/21/2009 A Free Show at the Santa Monica Pier

    Some notable releases for July 21, 2009:Sugar Ray-Music For CougarsAfter a six year hiatus to pursue other interests (like lead singer Mark McGrath hosting Extra),  Sugar Ray have returned to produce music for... um.. judging by the title, middle aged women who frequent clubs in pursuit of stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Triple Threat in Newport Tomorrow: Terminator, McG and Dan Aykroyd

    Whoa, it's like the Newport Beach Film Festival is all "I'll be bawck" and stuff. Huh? What we're trying to say is, the recently concluded NBFF will be presenting a special preview screening of the upcoming Terminator: Salvation -- tomorrow night!Tickets are $20, and proceeds go to the film festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2009

    THIS WEEKEND: Taste of Ladera at Founders Park

    Now that Mark McGrath is no longer the host of daily celebrity wankfest Extra, he has time for his band Sugar Ray to play events like the 5th annual Taste of Ladera: which he is indeed doing, headlining tonight at 6:30 p.m. (headliners going on at 6:30! Bunch of party animals at Ladera Ranch!).I don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Newport Beach Film Fest: Final Stretch Report

    The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket?   T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    To Do Tonight 6/12

    ROCK FOR CHOC: FEATURING SUGAR RAY, 8 p.m. Yes, Sugar Ray blows. But the funds generated by this concert go to help a children's hospital. So maybe you could make an exception just this once. House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim CA 92802 714-778-2583 TAKING STEPS, 8 p.m. This is a British ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Room for Improvement

    Ways to make the Orange County Music Awards better

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    October 24, 2002
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    August 1, 2002
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    September 21, 2000
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    June 29, 2000
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    March 23, 2000
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    November 4, 1999
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    October 28, 1999
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    November 19, 1998