Golden Gods Awards
May 2, 2013
The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>
After a three year layoff, Southern California punk rock pioneers Bad Religion are back with their 16th studio album, True North, which comes out today on Epitaph Records. The album has received universal praise for its focused songwriting and is considered the band's strongest material in years. In ... More >>
The bowling side of the March 22-23 Lebowski Fest will be staged at Fountain Bowl. The Lebowski Fest LA Bowling Party will be held at the Fountain Valley alley on the second day. Lebowski Fest LA opens March 22 with a Movie Party at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Dude's movin' up.
Sarah Dougherty Los Angeles buzz band He's My Brother, She's My Sister joined the ranks of True Blood and Tenacious D and filmed their new music video for "Same Old Ground" at Alex's Bar in Long Beach on Tuesday. The song from their latest album "Nobody Dances In This Town" came to life thanks to a ... More >>
The last night of a band's tour usually serves as a victory lap of sorts. Either they can do it slowly and savoir the feeling that the end is near, or they could sprint towards the finish line while putting on a memorable show. Last night at their homecoming gig at t ... More >>
By Chris KornelisSasquatch! 2012 went down from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 at the Gorge in George, Washington. Test your knowledge of the 2012 edition of the festival in this multiple-choice trivia test. For clues, check out our coverage of the happenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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There's a very special moment in a musical career that happens only to the luckiest and generally most righteous people--the kind of thing that confirms not only that you've arrived, but that you're headed to even better places in the future. This is called the Bill Murray moment, because it's wh ... More >>
With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).
Two things pop into my head when I hear the term "musical joke." One is something along the lines of Tenacious D or those classic Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live sketches. You know--stuff that's meant to be funny.The other is a lot less positive and brings to mind the word "trainwreck." We've al ... More >>
Perpetually touring party-bros Pepper celebrated a decade on the road this year. The rock-reggae trio has carved a nice niche for itself on the traveling summer festival scene, amassing a healthy following of Sublime/311-aligned concertgoers since leaving Hawaii's big island in 2001. A meld of fr ... More >>
Searching the High Road.Checking in on the Newport Beach Film Festival at its halfway mark, viewers have been treated in this 12th year to the option of sticking to one genre of presentations--say, only shorts or comedies or Spanish-language movies--or creating their own cultural bouillabai ... More >>
We all know comedians are funny (at least they'd better be), but they really take "funny" to a whole new level when they parlay their humor into a song. Whether it be a parody of something that deserves to be made fun of or an original bit, comedic genius is usually the outcome. Here are our top ... More >>
Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New TimesJimmy BuffettHere's what we didn't write about this week in Orange County music news. Aside from perhaps Dusty Rhodes, much of the leftover news this week is about old guys. Enjoy!
Brandon FergusonTrainwreckJuly 10, 2010DiPiazza'sWhether you're in on the joke or not, watching a band featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D fame can be a little confusing. Performances by the bald-pated minstrel and his musical minions delivering irony-laced homages to all things bloat-rock beg th ... More >>
If you like your Southern rock served with a side of perverted comedy, mullet wigs and unbridled manliness, Trainwreck just might be the band you've been waiting for. Formed by funny man guitarist Kyle Gass, known best for his work with Jack Black in Tenacious D, Trainwreck is a he ... More >>
The Hype: The bar that has served as the setting for scenes from the HOBO series True Blood and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, not to mention a slew of top-shelf local and touring music acts, has triumphantly put one decade to bed. Saturday's show was another proverbial notch on the belt fea ... More >>
Lilith Fair to return after 10-year hiatus with Tegan and Sara (Tegan and I were pals for 30-minutes once), Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and many more.The White Stripes to release a "seriously awesomely sounding" live box set March 16.Lil Wayne's rock record, Rebirth, delayed for t ... More >>