The Cult (Band)

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Comedian Shawn Halpin Hates Being Late, Loves...Baby Wipes?

    [Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.] Texas native Shawn Halpin is a god damn hero having served our country as a Marine and when he take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Drummer John Densmore's New Book Revisits the Doors' Litigative Legacy

    It was 1968. The Doors were rehearsing. During a break, an agitated Jim Morrison confronted keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, launching into a profanity-laced tirade over a betrayal of the band's ethos. The others had contractually agreed to allow Buick to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Children of God Embrace the Cult of Thrash

    Adrian Castillo, songwriter/guitarist-vocalist of South County hardcore outfit Children of God, will have you know his band are absolutely not Christian rock. "There are no religious undertones in our music," Castillo insists. "None of us identifies with any religious doctrine." The name for the ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Vicious Circle, Early Incarnation of TSOL, Issue Limited Edition Vinyl

    Though Jack Grisham denies it now, many referred (and still refer) to Vicious Circle--otherwise known as "The Cult"--as a violent "punk rock gang" based out of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Lead singer Grisham, who would later go on to front TSOL, was just a teenager at the time, and the band wa ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2012

    Dumb Love Makes Smart Choices With Debut Album

    [Locals Only] The Long Beach quartet creates sweet sonic dissonance on 'Fool of Love'

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L.: Bedeviled

    In his new book, the infamous OC punk rocker describes how he exorcised 'An American Demon': Himself

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival at OC Fairgrounds

    Thrice​What goes together better than punk rock and tattoos? Nothing, in our opinion. The creators of the Musink Tattoo and Music Festival would undoubtedly agree. This year marks the fourth installment of the annual event, and Thrice, Circa Survive, The Used and Hot Water Music are on tap to prov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010

    Jack's 5th Show

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    TGIF: Thank God it's Friday, Time to Watch Shows!

    Joe LemkeSomething Corporate​It's going to be a packed weekend, with a ton of shows happening this Saturday. If you need help picking out what you're going to do, we're here to help! From Something Corporate at the Grove tonight, to the myriad of shows you can ruin your eardrums at (Shrinky D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Gram Rabbit at Detroit Bar Last Night

    ​​Gram RabbitJuly 23, 2010Detroit BarCosta Mesa is a long way from the rustic, oven climate of Gram Rabbit's native Joshua Tree. However, marinating in a foggy haze of surging guitar, industrial disco rhythms and laser light, their show last night at Detroit Bar seemed like just another par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival at OC Fairgrounds

    Andrew YoussefNOFX performing SundayClick for slideshows of Day One, Day Two and Day Three.The Hype: Three days of tattoos, punk, metal, rockabilly and skateboarding descended upon the OC Fairgrounds under the umbrella of the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival Friday through Sunday. The l ... More >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2010

    Wulf Bane, Leaders of the Metal Pack

    [Locals Only] Hear them howl at this weekend's Musink Festival

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXII

    Memorial Day Edition Long weekends aren't just for relaxing. OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson kept himself busy by going to the Scottish festival at the OC fair, where he found some of his very distant relatives from the Clan Graham. He also attended a cookout with a bunch of other (relatively) y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2008

    Last Night: The Cult @ The Grove in Anaheim

    Better Than: Watching the Lakers lose to the Spurs. Download: "Illuminated" from The Cult's website The combination of roaring guitars, pummeling drums, driving bass and distinctive vocals is winning formula that has made The Cult successful for nearly thirty years. Ian Astbury (vocals) has one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Busywork, Detroit Bar, October 31, 2007

    Muscles from Melbourne: kinda weak. Halloween: It's really more for adults than for kids, isn't it? It astounds me how much effort grownups put into their costumes, simply to have ridiculous amounts of fun getting wasted as they take mini-vacations from their own personae. The overflow gathering a ... More >>