The B-52's (Band)

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    August 7, 2014
  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Tuesday, July 16th Ted Nugent The Grove Going to see a Ted Nugent concert is like nothing you've ever experienced. Whether you're witnessing some of the most insane acrobatics on Earth to the shredding to "Cat Scratch Fever," the heat of some of the biggest concert pyrotechnics ever done, or some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Unlikely Songbird Joey Diaz Gets Up Every Morning and Tweets Random-Ass Music From His iPod

    Joey "CoCo" Diaz isn't really the guy you'd expect to go around singing songs in public. But we'll be damned if he doesn't post them on Twitter. Every day, the hefty, foul-mouthed comic wakes up his followers with a blast of noise, whether it's Tool or 2Pac. It's the kind of ritual that proves there ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013


    The Grove

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 4 Social Distortion House of Blues Anaheim With few shows happening this Monday, you might consider trying to check out Social Distortion's umpteenth gig at the House of Blues this month. Perhaps setting a record for the most shows played at the Anaheim venue by a single band in o ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012

    Will 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Career Outlast Us All?

    The godfather of goofy parodies could very well be here until the apocalypse, or the 'Alpocalypse'

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    The B-52s haven't stopped partying since 1976

    And they're still rocking that lobster

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Male Bonding Go Out with The Lo-Fi, In With the New

    ​London-based trio Male Bonding sure has been part of a whole lot of action since forming some four years ago. The band, who play the Constellation Room (inside the Galaxy) in Santa Ana tonight, began their career by creating sundry home-made cassettes and 7-inch split records, recording covers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Songs About Girls From A(lison) to Z(ebulon), Part 2

    ​In our earlier post, we gave you part one of the ultimate music geek list--songs with a girl's name in the title for each letter of the alphabet from A(lison) to L(una). This second part goes from M(ykel and Carli) by Weezer to Z(ebulon) by Rufus Wainwright.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Weezer, Huey Lewis & The News, Montgomery Gentry, Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult at OC Fair

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​The OC Fair's line up is pretty stellar this year; aside from Bob Dylan,Weezer (August 4), Huey Lewis & The News (August 7), Montgomery Gentry (August 10) and Kansas/Blue Oyster Cult (August 11) are performing. What, no B-52's?

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Surprise! OC Weekly's Band of the Week

    Who is the band of the week?​Greetings all! Maybe it's the fact that Valentine's Day is coming soon, or maybe it's the increased pollen count. But something has us feeling service-y. To that end, we've decided to share with you some of the unsung heros and undiscovered shining stars of the Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jail Weddings at the Troubadour Last Night

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jail WeddingsSept. 30, 2010Troubadour  ​The show: Some of the most intense music listening experiences I've ever had have been while listening to Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's  Orange album in my car. The fuzzy, blues-infused punk trio fronted by an E ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010

    Old Becomes Neo

    [Locals Only] Rockabilly band the Sugar Daddys keep their sound relevant

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Orange Bits: Lilith Fair, Billy Kernkamp, Pacific Amphitheatre and More

    Meg Strouse / OC WeeklyEmmylou Harris at Lilith.​This week in local music coverage that isn't ours: Lilith Fair gets positive-yet-bored reviews, Billy Kernkamp gets real, big-name touring acts get money problems.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Have One Helluva Happy Halloween

    ​ Find yourself all trick-or-treated out? Too tired to bedazzle your buttocks and head out to the mayhem in West Hollywood? Well, get a load of this list of the Halloween hi jinx taking place right here in Orange County before you decide to retire your cleverly constructed Ben Bernanke costume to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Showgazing: Jack's Fourth Show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    ​It's easy to forget how big the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine actually is. Most people probably don't spend that much time thinking about it. Probably about as much time as you spend thinking about its water park neighbor, Wild Rivers, in the middle of October. But after a hilly, five m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    Venus Infers Roam Around Northern California with the B-52s

    ​It's easy to hate Venus Infers. Out of any yet-unsigned Orange County band, they get the most awards (three trophies at the OC Music Awards earlier this year), the most critical acclaim (just check out all the quotes on their MySpace, and, yes, a plurality of them are written by me), getting the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    The B-52s

    Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Black Kids

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    L.A. Weekly's Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Planet Anaheim

    The B-52's

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Peep the Trailer for Beck's 'Modern Guilt'

    The video trailer for Beck's Modern Guilt (out July 8 on DGC) is up now on's site. The clip's stylized B&W starkness pays homage to Warhol and Truffault, while the peppy, urgent retro-surf pop shimmying recalls B-52's, with unexpected tangents into analog-electronic tomfoolery and clipp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Last Night: B-52s @ HOB on 5/11

    By Christopher Victorio B-52s @ House of Blues Anaheim, May 11, 2008 Better Than: Spending 6 hours with pre-teens screaming in my ear on Saturday at Wango Tango. Download: Tracks from the B-52s newly released album Funplex On Sunday at the House of Mouse, the B-52s rocked out to a completely s ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2000