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 >>
Monday, February 4
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe 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?
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The video trailer for Beck's Modern Guilt (out July 8 on DGC) is up now on Amazon.com'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 >>
By Christopher Victorio
B-52s @ House of Blues Anaheim, May 11, 2008
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 >>