The Beastie Boys

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Local Businesswoman Lisa Gronowski Is Putting Hope In Her Soap

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    The Five Best Beavis and Butthead Music Video Riffings of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films Every Music Writer Should Own

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2012

    Martin Sanchez

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Factory Records in Costa Mesa

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Reactions To The Deaths Of Adam Yauch And Whitney Houston Show Us Who We Are As a Society

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Pennywise's Tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Is Punk as Fuck

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Adam Yauch, MCA of Beastie Boys, Dead at 47

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Penguin Prison on Cashing Checks With Lana Del Rey, Being in a Boy Band and Occupy Wall Street

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Coachella 2012: The First Wave of Fake Posters is Here

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Top 15 Essential Black Friday Record Store Day Releases

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Record Store Day's Black Friday Special Releases: Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys And 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Climate Scientists Turn to Making a Rap Video

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Dirty Beastie Boys Album, Now Streaming

    ​ 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

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Five Ridiculous Music Lawsuits to Top David Byrne's

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    An 'Ode to Women' From Your Best Friend's Ex--Really?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Local Record Review: Roosterhead's 'Yo (What's Up?)' From Huntington Beach

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Hello Seahorse! Ready to Greet Detroit Bar

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010

    Pato Banton

    Glass House

  • Food

    April 29, 2010

    The Dog House Rules

    From kielbasa to hot links to Habanero Tequila Chicken, this Long Beach sausage shack puts the hot in hot dog

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    MCA...Getting Better

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Lemme Hear Ya San Diego!!!!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    More Beastie Boys News

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Club Pick: Mute Friday with The 87 Stick-Up kids on Dec. 5

     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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008


    Hebrew School Dropouts

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Photos: The Beastie Boys in L.A.

    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:

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    MP3 the Easy Way

    Indie music retail gains momentum online

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2007

    LAFF 2007: Stuttering to a Close

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    CD Review

    The Beastie Boys, The Mix-Up (Capitol)

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Are Your Ears Burning Yet?

    Surveying the (potential) sound-good hits of the summer

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Scum of the Earth

    Jan. 18-Jan. 25

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Candid Cameras

    OnDVD: Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Making It Dance


  • Music

    December 22, 2005


    Compact Disc Warehouse

  • Culture

    July 28, 2005

    Strike Up the Band

    Revived by a whiff of irony, musical numbers are hot on stage

  • Articles

    May 19, 2005
  • Columns

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Ill Communicators

    Politics and the Beastie Boys dont mix

  • Music

    January 15, 2004
  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Try Everything Once

    Money Marks stupid, lurid brilliance

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Flower of the Desert

    Coachellas sonic supermarket

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Kike on the Mic!

    Hip Hop Hoodios? Jew betcha!

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Glowstick Smackdown

    Its Narnia vs. Oracle 3 in a big, bug-eyed rave war!

  • Music

    August 31, 2000
  • Music

    August 17, 2000
  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    The Killingtons/No Motiv/Autolux

    Chain Reaction
    Sat., Jan. 29

  • Columns

    January 27, 2000
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