Suedehead belts out get-happy songs that swing, despite the lyrics being more lovelorn than jubilant. The swirling, soulful uptempo tunes from the brain of British ex-pat Davey Warsop are shaped by influences like the Jam and Elvis Costello.The Orange County band's new single "Lying in Bed" is sure ... More >>
311 knows the secret to maintain a loyal fan base for over 20 years: tour nonstop; build a solid online community; then invite fans on a Caribbean vacation. It helps to have band name consisting of numbers that can coincide with a month and day so your band has an excuse to host an annual (or bi-ann ... More >>
Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced*
Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and Skrillex*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy MoveAs the Flaming Lips pulled into New Orleans for the final show on a marathon, eight-city, 24-hour jaunt acros ... More >>
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Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced*
Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexThe standard model for a music festival these days is all about one-upsmanship. Each y ... More >>
How many Jews does it take to make a kickass boat party? At least ten 13 years old or older. (Author's note: Google "minyan."). From Feb. 24-26, Long Beach (or "Tel Aviv West," as no one but me has ever called it) will host the Eighth Annual Jewlicious Festival. Taking place on ... More >>
Los Angeles band the Aggrolites (famous for popularizing "dirty reggae") rang Orange County into the New Year in 2011, and now they're back to celebrate the first moments of 2012 with fans in Long Beach. Singer Jesse Wagner spoke with us about what 2011 held for the band and what 2012 will bring. ... More >>
Last year, a 26-year-old man died at the Warped Tour stop in Kansas. At the time, the death was rumored to have been caused by dehydration, partly
due to the fact that water is $4 per bottle at the Warped Tour. In response, for the 2011 festival, which kicked off in Texas this weekend, Warped To ... More >>
It's that time of the year again, when lovers of emo sculpt their bangs to fan their faces and draw on eyeliner on with impunity to head over to various dates of the Warped Tour. To commemorate it, the Warped Tour Compilation CD is releasing a two-disc set. Here's a short by-the-numbers FYI on th ... More >>
Myspace.comAtomic Punks Irvine Lake Festival July 10, 2010Friday night is New Year's Eve--we know what you'll be doing, and we know what we hope we'll be doing, at least. So out of the eight million options available, we want you to start out with Rebelution NYE at the House of Blues in Anaheim, ... More >>
Doug NeilDid you wait until the last minute to make plans for New Year's Eve? Instead of truckin' to LA, you can enjoy some celebratory fun right here in Orange County. Although we don't have any major bands floating through, we found some cool venues, ideas and hotspots to ring in the new year.
Doug Neill / OC WeeklySteve Aoki at Detroit Bar last AugustCosta Mesa's Sutra nightclub is one of the few establishments remaining in the prominently placed mall-turned-wasteland Triangle Square, and while we rarely think of Sutra as being a proper concert joint, it has wracked up some impressive ... More >>
The Hype: After a decade-plus of recording and touring, Flogging Molly has become--in most circles at least--a household name. The LA band, which expertly mashes anthemic punk energy with the traditional folk sounds of the Emerald Isle, has cleverly carved out a niche for themselves and amassed a l ... More >>
So yeah, by now I think we've all realized that this lil' Long Beach record dispensary knows how to do things right. Over the last couple months, Finger Prints has continued its reputation for amazingly exclusive in-store appearances and acoustic shows by everyone from Iron and Wine to The Aggrolite ... More >>
If nothing else, these next few sentences should inspire you to go give an indie record store clerk a big hug. Although, maybe you should make that exclusive to Fingerprints in Long Beach. Feel free to reference this post when you do. Yet again, the Long Beach record store is hosting one of their be ... More >>
I wanted to be the first person in the blogosphere to comment on what bands you should see at Coachella. So here goes.
The Aggrolites -- LA's best white boy reggae/soul/funk band. They wear cool clothes and know how to throw a dance party.
Thievery Corporation -- Maybe you know them, maybe you ... More >>
Review by Waleed Rashidi
Death By Stereo
at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille, Pomona
February 2, 2008
Better than: Any band whose name contains the word "Death" in it — even the veteran metal band Death themselves.
Download: "Entombed We Collide" video.
One can never even remotely predict what migh ... More >>
Can't say I'm a huge fan of new American reggae, but if any band's going to convert me to its charms, it would have to be the Aggrolites. The L.A.-based quintet reverently recreate the soulful vibe of vintage '70s Kingston Studio One productions. Modern-day reggae isn't exactly a hotbed of innovat ... More >>