When we last checked in with Songhammer, the IE-based duo had just released their epic music video for "Death Is on the Way." That video went on to win Blizzard's talent contest at the 2013 Blizzcon, and now the band is back to compete again. Before the competition begins this weekend, we caught up ... More >>
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 >>
It's a well known fact that Travis Barker's obsession with tattoos is more than skin deep. Since his teenage years growing up in Fontana, the Blink 182 drum god has spent countless hours under the needle. Even in the years since he survived a fatal 2008 plane crash, the layers of skin grafts on his ... More >>
If there is something we've learned about OC native and comedian extraordinaire Brad Williams over the years, it's that he is one hell of a dancer. We know there's no denying he's funny as hell and gets plenty of well-deserved standing O's, but that aside, this guy has moves for days. With an upcomi ... More >>
The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
MusInk Days 2&3 OC Fairground March 9-10, 2013 The art of ink slinging took over OC this weekend as the sixth annual, three-day Musink Festival came the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, in what was turned out to be a 72-hour celebration of body art(including tattoos and piercings), ... More >>
Last night the NBC Peacock plucked one of its brightest feathers as Thursday night comedy staple "30 Rock" aired its final episode. Since 2006, the show's cycled in some of the decade's most memorable music cameos and memorable original songs. With the show's theme and most of its original scores co ... More >>
Josh Schwartz's teen comedy isn't bad for you.
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See also: DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots On Cinco de Mayo, party people pound Mexican beer and tequila shots, and sport around town in sombreros. For those that survived the BBQs and pub crawls, a night out at the club was the best way to keep the party going. We headed t ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyColdplayKROQ Weenie Roast y FiestaVerizon Wireless AmphitheaterMay 5, 2012 The Weenie Roast is always a great show for people who just want to be entertained. You sit back, watch the giant platform on the main stage rotate (no waiting time in-between sets!) and just take it a ... More >>
Is it musical overload to celebrate National Record Store Day at Coachella? Pop up store Zia Records (located on the festival premises) proved it is not. Although the store drew many bands on the festival lineup for special signings, Record Store Day drew even bigger crowds than usual, with attendee ... More >>
In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>
As Eminem's protege, the Alabama-raised Yelawolf is the latest rapper to tap into a niche you could politely call white trash rap. His debut album on Shady Records, Radioactive, openly embraces his less-than-classy roots, with brags about his body being totally tatted up, rocking "dirty ass jeans ... More >>
Los Angeles bands Guns N' Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the list of inductees for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was announced early Wednesday morning. Guns N' Roses, later dubbed "The World's Most Dangerous Band," emerged on L.A.'s rock scene in the mid '80s. Within a few ye ... More >>
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
Michael Rapaport observes the vibe and checks out the scenario
www.myspace.com/dirtyheadsThe Dirty Heads are back in Huntington Beach for a bit after touring with Sublime, but that doesn't mean their massive tour is over; tomorrow, they're performing at the U.S. Open of Surfing with Rome of Sublime, this weekend, they'll be in San Bernardino, and next w ... More >>
One of the most popular documentaries at April's Newport Beach Film Festival was Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, which is about the late artist and Andy Warhol collaborator who became the first international art star of African-American descent.You can catch Tamra Davis' film in Newport ... More >>
www.asherrothmusic.comRemember when the Beastie Boys asked their audiences to film each other on phone cameras during their concerts and made a movie out of it? Well, Asher Roth isn't asking his fans to just film the footage, he actually wants his fans to create their own music video for his new ... More >>
Huntington Beach band tours in April as opener for Sublime with Rome
The last of the String Cheese Incident's famous "Hulaween" concerts, pregnant with epic jams and cover songs, ended in 2004. It was right around the time they started scaling back tours and going on a series of hiatuses. But here it should be noted that although this world renowned  ... More >>
The Beastie Boys' 1992 classic Check Your Head has now been given the re-issue/re-master treatment. Not sure why, as this disc sounded pretty good the last time I listened to it last week, but what do I know? The new version comes with a total of 36 tracks (the 20-song original album and 16 B ... More >>
OK, sure, it may only be because their Twitter accounts are set to automatically follow people that mention them, and the Beastie Boys Twitter actually has only ever been updated once, but still. It's something!We're Tweeting over here, and be sure to check it out. Not only does it update automatica ... More >>
Photo by Jered Scott Five guys, eight chins, one instant party. Long Beach hip-hop dynamo Sparrow Love Crew radiate incredibly positive energy, lyrical choreography and witty verbiage. They own a stage like Donald Trump owns the Trump Tower. Backed by the not inaccurately dubbed “magic hands” ... More >>
“The Science of Gingerbread” at the Discovery Science Center, Glass House Swap Meet, Money Mark at Detroit Bar
A Bitter End
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The New York Times Magazine's Lynn Hirschberg ponders this crucial matter and concludes that Rubin, the Def Jam impresario/producer (Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Slayer, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash and 17,000 others) who's now employed by Columbia Records, just may be the mensch to prevent this Titanic from ... More >>
More than three decades on, Sly & the Family Stone stand fresh
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