• Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Our Almost-Sure KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Prediction

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​With the announcement of San Francisco's Live 105 Not So Silent Night and San Diego's 91X Wrex The Halls concerts, one can easily forecast who will most likely appear at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas to be held on December 10th and 11th at Gibson Amphitheater.Live 105 N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.​KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    What You Missed: Almost Acoustic Christmas, Ice Cream Man Christmas Party, Operation Band Aid, Huntington Harbor Boat Parade

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? We were busy with night one and two of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, Ice Cream Man's holiday concert (with the Crystal Antlers!) and party at the Prospector, Operation Band Aid (with Melanoid, Honeypie and more!) and the Huntington Harbor ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Fingerprints to Leave Belmont Shore

    [Mental Notes] We predicted KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, and an interview with our local Justin Bieber

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    KROQ Announces Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Lineup

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheatre in 2008​You know it's not officially Christmas until KROQ announces the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up. This year's holiday special is going to be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Line Up

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​It is that time of the year again when people start talking about who will appear at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows. Traditionally held at the Gibson Amphitheater, the venue has a glaring hole in their calendar: there are no shows scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    What You Missed: U.S. Open of Surfing Finals, Weezer, Crawfish Festival, Maloof Money Cup, National Lifeguard Championships

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? It was a long one for us, full of what Orange County has come be known for (partially, at least): Action sports! We celebrated Brett Simpson's (right) second win at the U.S. Open of Surfing, checked out Weezer and Hot Hot Heat's performances a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Cold War Kids at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​Check out our Cold War Kids slideshow!Cold War Kids August 3, 2010 Huntington Beach Blinded by the glare of the Pacific Ocean and of the thousands of fake Ray Ban sunglasses sported by seas of preteen hipsters, the Cold War Kids sailed through a 13-song set y ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    Weezer to Play Surfing Event

    [Mental Notes] Also, Yellow Red Sparks have residency in LA, Pinback sucked live, and Guided By Voices reunites

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Weezer To Headline The US Open of Surfing

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWeezer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last year​Ahem, 2010 U.S. Open of Surfing. I think it's awesome that you're adding to the appeal of hot, bronzed guys surfing at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier for five days by getting Weezer to headline your event. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Step Into Highwater With Dana Brown

    Dana Point filmmaker Dana Brown returns to the surf for his next documentary, Highwater, which is scheduled to make its Orange County premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Regency Lido in Newport Beach.As he did with Step Into Liquid and Dust to Glory, which both marked their local debuts w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Incoming: Dave Matthews Band at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Hey, Dave Matthews Band are coming! That never happens! OK, it happens a lot. And depending on your perspective, you're either all "Yay! Dave Matthews Band!" right now, or "Oh, gross. Dave Matthews Band." There really does not seem to be any middle ground. The gig, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Free Crap That Came In The Mail: Switchfoot, 'The Best Yet'

    In what is surely the least necessary greatest hits compilation since the clearly oxymoronic The Essential Stabbing Westward (the only thing that should contain is a blank CD-R), San Diego's Switchfoot have released The Best Yet, a staggering 18 (!) tracks of what is purportedly the band's "best."Du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 11/27

    FALL OUT BOY, 7pm Doors open at Long Beach Arena – Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach SWITCHFOOT, 7pm Enjoy Switchfoot live in concert. Bren Events Center located on the UC Irvine Campus SO CAL MUSIC LIVE ACOUSTIC COMPETITION, 8pm The So Cal Music Live Acoustic Competi ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 15, 2007


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  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Stuff We Live For

    Surfrider Foundation's Celebrity Surf Jam

  • Culture

    November 18, 2004

    Live to Bleed

    Roscoe Spitzer, Now and Forever