The Aquabats

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Festival Supreme- Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds- October 25, 2014

    Festival Supreme October 25, 2014 Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds This year's Festival Supreme was held at the Shrine and right away I could tell that this venue was going to work out better than 2013's, the Santa Monica Pier. Not only because there was more room to roam around, but also, they upped the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, September 19 Drake vs. Lil Wayne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Two of hip-hop's best buds are sharing a stage together this week. Aww. We know the whole thing is supposed to be a Capcom-sponsored "battle" between two of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    By: Bree Davies I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Glass House Benefit For Newborn Poppy Monroe DaSilva Taps Hellogoodbye, Limbeck and More

    Poppy Monroe DaSilva has arrived. The daughter of Christian DaSilva, the longtime Chain Reaction soundman who tragically died in a motorcycle accident July 16, 2012, was born at home February 7. Christian's widow, Emma Goodman-DaSilva, gave birth to the 7-pound, 10-ounce, 19-inch baby girl surroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Weird Al Brings the 'Alpocalypse' to the OC Fair

    See Also:* Weird Al's 10 Darkest Moments* Weird Al @ City National Grove of Anaheim Nov. 11, 2011 (slideshow) *MC Bat Commander Reminisces About the First Season of Aquabats! Super Show! "OC audiences are the best audiences in the world," exclaims Weird Al with his trademark friendly chuckle. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Top 10 Things About Covering Music for OC Weekly

    Nine years ago, I was in this wannabe new-wave band based in Santa Ana. Back then, our big goal in life was to get featured in OC Weekly. The band imploded, as bands are wont to do, way before we even got a concert listing in the Calendar section (not even a Locals Only, sob!). The funny thing was, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    The OC Music Awards Ceremony at the Grove, Mar. 3, 2012

    ​The OC Music Awards Ceremony City National Grove of AnaheimMar. 3, 2012Judging by the throngs of people leaving their tables before the award for best video was announced, it seems I'm not the only one who found this weekend's OC Music Awards Ceremony to be a two-hour snore fest. Those of us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    [UPDATED: Young the Giant Responds!] Does OC Have BO? Why Do Orange County Bands Distance Themselves?

    ​Young the Giant tweeted at us yesterday after the blog went live. They said, "We live in the quiet hills of East LA and the label doesn't pay rent. We do. We live together and can write at will this way. We appreciate your concern but we are OC all the way. Straight Irvine OG represent."  Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    The Static Jacks On Being Young, Dropping Out and Fearless Records

    Michael Nika​Some bands devote short eternities to toiling away at their craft, playing shows wherever they can, and getting acquainted with industry folk, only for things to never really pan out. The Static Jacks aren't one of those bands. In 2007, the Westfield, NJ-based four-piece were in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Five Disneyland-Loving Celebrities

    ​Since 1955, folks have been addicted to Disneyland, and celebrities are no different.During my visits to the park, I've seen a bunch of celebs enjoying a day out at The Happiest Place on Earth. (You might be able to spot them by the plaid-vested guides that usually walk around with them.)I've see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    [UPDATE: Sold Out!] Coachella 2011 Lineup Revealed! Finally!

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 26, 2:40 P.M.: It's official--Coachella tickets have sold out. Stay tuned for details on whether more will be released.   ORIGINAL ITEM, JAN. 18, 10 P.M.: Forget those fake posters; it's finally here: The official lineup for Coachella 2011. After the jump, the full flier. Be war ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Know Fearless Records

    The OC label that first signed Plain White T's has a plan for keeping the next big thing from bolting to the majors

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Sesame Street vs. Yo Gabba Gabba! The Musical Battle for Your Kids' Coolness

    Sesame Street​Sesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Locally Grown Finale Featuring Reel Big Fish at the Grove of Anaheim

    Meg Strouse/OC Weekly​Check out our Reel Big Fish slideshow here!Chase Long Beach, Starpool, Suburban Legends, Reel Big FishSeptember 18, 2010Grove of AnaheimThird-wave ska, that unapologetically goofy genre, was born and raised in Orange County. Turn on the radio in the mid-1990s, and there was n ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Ska's Not Dead

    Orange County purveyors are still skankin' to the beat

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba Party it Up with MGMT

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​MGMT wrapped up a two-night stand at Radio City, with Tuesday's opening night documented in full by NYC Taper (download it here). Too bad they didn't tape last night's show, when, according to PopCandy, MGMT started playing Kids as the last song of their proper set. About ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Wavves at the Glass House Over the Weekend

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​Check out our Wavves/Growlers/Crystal Antlers/Abe Vigoda slideshow here!Wavves/Growlers/Crystal Antlers/Abe Vigoda August 13, 2010 The Glass House The Hype: In 2004, an energetic 18-year-old named Sean Carlson pulled together the first Fuck Yeah Fest in Echo Par ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 5, 2009
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    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Yo Gabba Gabba: Yo Smoka Smoka!

    It has come to our attention that the more than slightly trippy kiddie show Yo Gabba Gabba! has Orange roots. Filmed in Long Beach and produced in our fair county by the folks who brought us The Aquabats, the show is filled with funky techno beats, '70s-inspired costumes, zany characters and meaning ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Locals Only

    Hitting Their Sweet Spout: The Blue Whales Get Back in the Swim

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Locals Only

    Strange New World

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Smell the Pot Through the Monitor

    John Machado, Orange County Drum & Percussion

  • Columns

    January 8, 2004
  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Nothing to Prove

    Ikey Owens and the sonic politics of race

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Big Fish, Little Pond

    The Blue Whales try to stay afloat in OC

  • Unknown

    April 25, 2002
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    January 17, 2002
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    August 16, 2001


    The Voodoo Glow Skulls are all about the horns!

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Albino Brown

    Social commentator, Radio Host/Producer (SP Radio One, The Ska Parade), Filmmaker, Breakdancer, Street Poet, Music Historian

  • Music

    March 15, 2001
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    October 19, 2000
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    May 11, 2000