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The Descendents (Band)

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    August 6, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    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 >>

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    March 20, 2014

    MUSINK Tattoo & Music Festival

    OC Fair and Event Center

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    March 19, 2014

    Travis Barker Says Getting a Head Tattoo Really Isn't That Bad

    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 >>

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    August 15, 2013
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    June 27, 2013

    10 Songs to Celebrate the Defeat of DOMA

    According to my Facebook feed, apparently the gays can get married. Or something like that (I didn't read any of those posts). I'm excited not only because legalizing gay marriage is the right thing to do, but because I've learned weddings are the best way to pick up chicks. So, more weddings means ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, June 10Levitation RoomDetroit Bar Just as their name suggests, Levitation Room's music instills the listeners' ears with the light feeling of floating. The dreamy guitar and lo-fi projections of psychedelic rock and garage are reminiscent of deep 1960s-era rock, but still grounded in an alte ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Alkaline Trio

    House of Blues

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    May 2, 2013

    Manic Hispanic: ¡Pinche Punks!

    Two decades of the greatest cult band (and Mexicans) in Orange County history

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    April 25, 2013

    Last Shot: Coachella 2, Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. Th ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    MusInk Days 2 & 3 - OC Fairgrounds - March 9-10, 2013

    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 >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones Prepare to Breathe In Sundance Film Fest Again

    Home is swell, but ff Orange County-raised filmmakers Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones really want to feel the love, they go to Utah--Park City to be more precise and the Sundance Film Festival to be preciser.It was announced Monday that Breathe In, the latest independent film directed by Doremus wi ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 25-15

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Audacity Gets Wiser

    OC's prepubescent punk rockers grow up

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    December 17, 2011

    Secret's Out: Some Members of Black Flag Will Be Playing GV30 Sunday

    Kinda?​We promised you "surprise guests" in this week's cover story on Goldenvoice's 30th anniversary shows--and Black Flag has let the cat out of the bag on Facebook.

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    December 15, 2011

    Gary Tovar Has His Goldenvoice

    The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet

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    December 15, 2011
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    November 10, 2011

    Goldenvoice Is 30

    [Mental Notes] Plus, we're betting Radiohead will headline Coachella

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    November 7, 2011

    [UPDATE: A Statement From Tovar] Goldenvoice's 30th Anniversary Fest: Social D, Bad Religion, Descendents Headline

    ​UPDATE, NOV. 7, 9:52 A.M.: Founder Gary Tovar explains the lineup in a statement: "The artists and lineup for these special shows were chosen to reflect the bands that embraced and were instrumental in building Goldenvoice from day one. Like us, they had just the right screws loose. Because of th ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Descendents, Broken Social Scene and More at FYF Fest Last Saturday

    Brandon Ferguson​FYF FestSept. 3, 2011Downtown LAThis year's Fuck Yeah Fest was much like previous ones. It was held in the dusty, weed-strewn urban splendor of Los Angeles State Historic Park, it was attended by tens of thousands of people who turned out for 34 top-shelf indie bands spread across ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Long Beach's Cold War Kids Announce Fall U.S. Tour

    ​ Long Beach's very own Cold War Kids just announced the second leg of their fall North American tour in support of their latest release, Mine Is Yours (Downtown/DGC/Interscope Records).

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    June 15, 2011

    Descendents Headline FYF Fest

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​The lineup for the eighth annual FYF festival in downtown Los Angeles was announced today and if bloggers mean anything, it sounds like lots of people are excited. Bands such as Death From Above 1979, Explosions in the Sky, the Dead Milkmen, Guided By Voices, Broken Social ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    The 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Las Vegas

    Javier CabralFans eager for Cock Sparrer to play​Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival May 27-31Downtown Las VegasHow do I even begin to describe the degree of epic-ness for an event like the 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Downtown Las Vegas? A lineup of r ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Descendents Documentary 'Filmage' Looking for Old Band Pics and Footage

    ​Directors Deedle LaCour and Matt Riggle are professional video editors (commercial and news, respectively) and are also in the pop punk band 41 Gorgeous Blocks, a band with a bunch of media people in it. (Their singer Matt Riggle also wrote for Dallas Morning News's publication Quick.)They're als ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Top Five Bands Playing The 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament in Vegas

    ​Its that time of year again--the 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament & Music Festival is happening next weekend. Yup, while hipster indie fans may get random festivals in the middle of deserts, we get a  four-day-long music festival set in the heart of Vegas, baby! Thanks to the har ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    What You Missed: Punk Rock Picnic, Jeff Beck, the Descendents

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​We had a very punk rock weekend: On Thursday night, we witnessed the Descendents reemerge from their hiatus at the Long Beach Arena (and they brought along their friends Bad Religion and Rise Against, too); on Friday, Jeff Beck threw a rock n' roll party at the Fox i ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Rise Against, Bad Religion, Descendents and Four Year Strong at Long Beach Arena Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyDescendents​Check out our slideshow here!Rise Against/Bad Religion/Descendents/Four Year Strong April 7, 2011 Long Beach Arena On any other night of the year, you'd be hard-pressed to say you feel sorry for members of Rise Against and Bad Religion. Both bands make livin ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    The Descendents Rise Again

    Singer Milo Aukerman's day-job vacation time is punk-rock time for the influential group

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    March 17, 2011

    Style Is Substance for New Fidelity

    [Locals Only] The Long Beach quintet are through being cool

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    February 8, 2011

    Five Reasons to Get Excited for the Descendents Reunion at Long Beach Arena

    Except for the Descendents. ​Any plans for April 7? If so, cancel them now. Melodic punk-rock stalwarts The Descendents will re-emerge from their hiatus to play their first show in the Los Angeles area in 14 years. They will open for Rise Against on a bill that also includes Bad Religion and Four ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    The White Buffalo, aka Jake Smith: 'I Didn't Know I Could Sing at All, or That I Had an Interesting Voice'

    Danielle Bacher/ OC Weekly​Folk singer Jake Smith, a.k.a. the White Buffalo, has released his new five-track EP entitled Prepare for Black & Blue. Smith captivates his audiences with his folksy jangles, earthy vocals and poetic lyrics. Even though he doesn't quite understand the compariso ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Punk Rock Karaoke at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Ryan Ritchie​Punk Rock Karaoke December 9, 2010 Alex's Bar Punk rock is supposed to be cool. Karaoke, while often barrels of fun, is not. So imagine the conundrum the members of Punk Rock Karaoke--drummer Derek O'Brien (Social Distortion, the Adolescents), bassist Steve Soto (the Adolescents, ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Face To Face at the House of Blues Anaheim Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out more pictures of Face to Face here!Face To Face November 11, 2010 House of Blues Anaheim Emerging from a hiatus in 2008, Face To Face are back in action boasting a new album Laugh Now..Laugh Later to be released in 2011 coinciding with their 20-year annive ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    See and Be Scenes

    The many subspecies of OC bands in their natural habitats

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    October 15, 2009
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    July 20, 2009

    Last Night: ALL at the House of Blues

    I don't write show reviews that often, but when I do, Las Vegas seems to be involved (click here to figure out what the hell I mean).Now that you're back, let me tell you about the ALL/Big Drill Car/My Name show Saturday at the House of Blues. I left for Vegas Thursday at 8 p.m. and got back into Lo ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Big Drill Car

    House of Blues

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    April 16, 2009

    Tomorrow: Guttermouth at Alex's Bar

    HB's Guttermouth is playing Alex's Bar tomorrow night. If I wasn't going to San Diego for the weekend (and leaving in about two hours), I'd go in hopes of getting a healthy dose of adolescent flashbacks. I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but Guttermouth was one of the first punk bands I got into ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    "Ten" is still "Alive"

    Holy shit! Last night I saw a commerical for the deluxe edition of Pearl Jam's debut Ten. I've been on this Earth for a mere 29 years, but suddenly I feel very, very, very old. This re-issue includes a remastered version of the record and a remix done by long-time PJ producer Brendan O'Brien, six bo ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    February 3, 2009

    Super Bowl Partying with Colorado's Underminer

    BY REX REASONSuper Bowl. SUPER Bowl. SUPER BOWL. You can try to escape this unique and uniquely American "holiday," but even if you ignore it, it hangs in the air. Since Super Sunday was the setting when I spoke with Jeff Reese of Fort Collins, Colorado's Underminer--in town tomorrow at Alex's Bar i ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    ALL?

    Former (or is it current? Or maybe it's a "when they play, he's in the band" type of thing) ALL/Descendents guitarist Stephen Egerton has posted a new instrumental tune on his myspace page.For now, the track is titled "11909," which I'm assuming means it was written and/or recorded on Jan. 19, 2009. ... More >>

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    July 5, 2007

    Full Metal Racket

    SiX turn OC into Oh!Rage! County

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