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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
ThriceWhat 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 >>
Joe LemkeSomething CorporateIt'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 ... More >>