[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>
Last weekend marked twenty wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of "Beavis and Butthead." While the duo changed the way the world viewed Generation X, as well as ushered in one of the sharpest satires of the 90s, it also popularized the idea of video "riffing" to a brand new audience. N ... More >>
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. This week's top position goes to the new Off! self-titled LP.
See also: *We Remember Adam Yauch, MCA of Beastie Boys, Dead at 47 *Pennywise's Tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Is Punk as Fuck Whenever a musician dies, it seems like casual fans come out of the woodwork to celebrate the fallen star's life. In February, you couldn't walk 14 steps or go tw ... More >>
See also: *Our review of KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta *Shiny, New Pennywise: Even without Jim Lindberg, their latest set is as fresh as ever *We Remember Adam Yauch, MCA of Beastie Boys, Dead at 47 We recognize it was a nice gesture. But Coldplay's tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch at the Holly ... More >>
Adam Yauch, better known as MCA of legendary hip-hop trio Beastie Boys, has died at 47. For the past few years, Yauch has been battling cancer. News of his passing was reported less than an hour ago by TMZ. More details as they are made available.
Whether singing in his local gospel choir, recording jingles or rocking at downtown clubs in his native New York City, music has played a major part of Chris Glover's life. In 2009, Glover adopted the moniker Penguin Prison, which he says came from "a joke rap song and there was a line about goin ... More >>
Here's what we know about Coachella 2012: It will be held over two weekends, with the same lineup at the same place. Coachella Weekend 1 will be held on April 13-15, 2012 and Coachella Weekend 2 will be held on April 20-22, 2012. The lineup will probably be revealed mid-January, as was the case l ... More >>
First, we told you what OC record stores are having Black Friday Record Store Day sales. Now, we're letting you know what RSD releases you should look out for. Here are 15 essential Black Friday Record Store Day releases you might be able to score this Friday. (No guarantees, though -- most of th ... More >>
Record Store Day is giving fans a few limited releases to tide them over until the annual April event. The event, which saw it's 30th anniversary this year, is dedicated to independent record retailers and supported by artists and fans alike. A handful of new records will be released on Nov. 25, ... More >>
Fifteen rockers are up to bat for the five available slots at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this October. The nominee list (posted after the jump, along with our Top Five picks) has garnered mixed responses from the public--with some expressing outrage over the inclusion (and excl ... More >>
On the very serious issue of global warming, people in the United States are straight chillin', more so than in previous years. A Gallup poll last month revealed a 10 percent drop in the number of survey respondents in the U.S. who said that global warming was a "somewhat" or "very" serious t ... More >>
After the clean version of Beastie Boys' latest, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (out May 3 on Capitol), leaked, the band streamed the full-length, explicit version of the album on http://hotsaucecommittee.com.
David Byrne celebrated a legal victory this week against former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who used Byrne's song Road To Nowhere in a campaign last year without permission. Along with pocketing an undisclosed sum of cash, Byrne's victory led to Crist releasing a stammering, videotaped apo ... More >>
For Canadian rap-rockers Your Best Friend's Ex, the definition of an ode as a lyrical verse in praise of something inspiring somehow got horribly lost in the mix. Their cheap trick of a first single, "Ode to Women," manages to peddle "I said, bitch, shut your mouth" as a chorus. Feeling poetic ... More >>
Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>
Formed in Mexico City back in 2005, Hello Seahorse! has matured into an experimental indie-rock outfit. Their 2009 effort, Bestia, netted them numerous accolades, including a Latin Grammy nomination, and Best Rock Album distinctions at Mexico's Indie-O Awards. Fronted by singer Denise "Lo Blondo" ... More >>
From kielbasa to hot links to Habanero Tequila Chicken, this Long Beach sausage shack puts the hot in hot dog
MCA, one third of my favorite band of all time, Beastie Boys, posted a message on the group's mailing list announcing his status. In case you didn't know, the man born Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer of the parotid salivary gland. He had surgery, kicked it with the Dalai Lama and is getting ... More >>
For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>
If you'll drive from OC to Coachella, then I'm assuming everyone's cool with me posting info about the San Diego Street Scene. The 25th annual event takes place Aug. 28 and 29 in the East Village (which is near Big Corporate Baseball Park). This year's lineup is top heavy with hip-hop thanks to appe ... More >>
Remember when I told you how the Beastie Boys 1992 classic Check Your Head was being re-released with all sorts of extra goodies? If not, click here. In continuing with this fine tradition (can something be a tradition after it happens twice? I think so), the trio's 1994 follow-up, Ill Communication ... More >>
The only thing better than getting drunk and wild at a live hip-hop show is seeing the performers on stage letting loose just as much as the audience. In the case of The 87 Stick Up Kids, that's hardly too much to ask. Anyone who's partied with the four pack of party animal MCs probably h ... More >>
Hebrew School Dropouts
Tonight, the Beastie Boys play at the Wiltern. Click the image for photos from their sold-out show at the Greek Theater on the 19th:
Indie music retail gains momentum online
After spending the other day at the Landmark, surrounded by bookstore windows advertising the latest upcoming boy-wizard bonanza, I had to wonder if I'm the only one who wants to chant "Har-ry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS! Har-ry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS! " in the style of the Beastie Boys y ... More >>
The Beastie Boys, The Mix-Up (Capitol)
Surveying the (potential) sound-good hits of the summer
Jan. 18-Jan. 25
OnDVD: Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!
Compact Disc Warehouse
Revived by a whiff of irony, musical numbers are hot on stage
Politics and the Beastie Boys dont mix
Money Marks stupid, lurid brilliance
Coachellas sonic supermarket
Hip Hop Hoodios? Jew betcha!
Its Narnia vs. Oracle 3 in a big, bug-eyed rave war!
Sat., Jan. 29