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The Offspring (Band)

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The Offspring Did Something Amazing For a Fan on Reddit

    Imagine being a fan so desperate to contact your favorite band that you turn to Reddit, throwing up a plea for their attention like a flair in the night hoping they'll see it and get back to you. Then imagine they actually did. That's pretty much the experience one Offspring fan had when he tried t ... More >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2014

    The Offspring Are Still Smashing

    A look back at the making of the OC band's accidentally influential record, 20 years later

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Kobayashi Aims To Break Taco-Eating World Record At US Open of Surfing This Sunday

    He's back, and he's hungry. Competitive-eating legend Takeru Kobayashi returns as a competitor in the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge, happening this Sunday at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Last year, Kobayashi broke the world record by scarfing down 106 tacos in 10 minutes. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Epicenter 2013 Lineup Announced

    The lineup for the Epicenter festival was announced today. The fifth installment of the So-Cal rock fest features OC punk heroes like Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Offspring while still showcasing newer local punk acts like FIDLAR and Plague Vendor.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 9, 2013

    By: Alex Distefano Ink N Iron Queen Mary Jun 9 , 2013 Sunday marked the third and final day of this year's Ink N Iron festival, a weekend event full of classic cars/ hot rods, tattoo artists, models and tons of punk and rockabilly bands. This year, closing the tenth annual event, were headliners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Lineup Announced

    The Weenie Roast lineup was just announced this morning. Headlined by the Black Keys, this year's 106.7 KROQ FM concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 18 is about to go on sale. View the full lineup below.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Top Five Anti-War Songs Ten Years After Iraq

    Ten years ago, 'Shock and Awe' airstrikes by U.S. forces in Iraq marked the onset of another invasion of that country. President George W. Bush led a so-called 'coalition of the willing' mocked by anti-war activists as a 'coalition of the shilling' into hostilities under the pretext that Iraqi dicta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Iggy and The Stooges, The Offspring to Headline Ink-N-Iron

    Iggy and The Stooges? The Offspring? Yep, those are your two big names that will be headlining this year's Ink-N-Iron festival, which will once again take the Queen Mary by storm. Taking place June 7-9 on both the ship itself and the adjacent park, the festival will feature some freakin' badass grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: #10-1

    For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Your Nominees for the 2013 OC Music Awards

    Now that we've shaken off the hangover of 2012, we've double checked our watches and realized that the first full week in January is time for one thing and one thing only: a new season of OC Music Awards madness. Today, the nominees for the 2013 Awards ceremony (hosted  at the City National Gro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2012

    Epicenter Festival 2012

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO]*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    "It's like we're in the '90s," says Fingerprints' manager Dustin Rodriguez said when I phoned in for their top 5. Anyone else ready to relive the best decade in recent history? (Yeah, I said it. And I'm right.) The dream of the '90s is alive at Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th Street in 
Long Beach, (562) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    TONIGHT: The Offspring, Takeru Kobayashi And Free Food at Chronic Tacos

    Yep, they're still pretty fly for a bunch of aging white guys. To celebrate the release of their new album, Days Go By, The Offspring is partying it up with fans tonight at Chronic Tacos in Huntington Beach, the city where it all began.   

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    The Offspring Let Us Stuff Our Faces During Their Album Release Party at Chronic Tacos in Huntington Beach

    Free tacos, Gringo Bandito hot sauce, competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi, a mariachi band and the Offspring are all making an appearance at Chronic Tacos in Huntington Beach on 11th street tomorrow, June 27 from 5pm-7pm, to celebrate the release of the band's ninth studio album Days Go By. ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012

    The Offspring try to keep their edge while keeping their crown

    Their new album, 'Days Gone By,' is a mixture of punk and palatable pop

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Dexter Holland Talks About Whether He's Trying to Make Pop Songs or Piss on Them

    Dexter Holland, OC's favorite bleached blonde punk prince/hot sauce maker is about to hit the road again, following the release of the Offspring's ninth album, Days Go By (out June 26 on Columbia Records). We've all seen the video for "Cruising California (Bumpin' in My Trunk)" at this point, so we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    The Offspring - Alex's Bar - 5/3/12

    The OffspringMay 3, 2012Alex's BarOne of my first punk shows happened to be The Offspring, Quicksand, The Vandals and Wax at the Cal State Dominguez Hills Velodrome back in 1995. I was transported back to those energetic punk rock days by witnessing a ferocious set by The Offspring last night at Ale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    KROQ's Weenie Roast to be Held on Cinco de Mayo

    ​KROQ/106.7 FM's annual Weenie Roast is back, earlier than ever. This year's edition--the 20th--is dubbed Weenie Roast y Fiesta, and will be held on May 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. On the line up is Coldplay, Incubus, the Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    'OC Life': Who Did It Best? D.I., Offspring, Zebrahead and Rikk Agnew

    ​There's not a lot of songs that encapsulate living in Orange County better than "O.C. Life," written and originally released by Adolescents guitarist Rikk Agnew in 1982. Since then it's been covered by everyone from D.I., Offspring and Zebrahead as the quintessential protest song for the antipath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Photos and Recap: Kobayashi Swallows 81 Tacos at the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly"He's gonna puke!" a spectator declares from the crowd in equal parts horror and amusement. A concerned mother motions her children away from the table, one that has suddenly been transformed into massive human garbage disposal. The five men standing behi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    This Wednesday: Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge Featuring The Return of Kobayashi

    ​Get ready for some food-scarfing mayhem. As our music blog Heard Mentality reported, the Offspring front man (and Weekly coverdude) Dexter Holland is bringing us the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Fred's Mexican Café in downtown Huntington Beach. Some of the world's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Worldwide Mahi-Mahi Shortage Forces Fish Taco Purveyors to Stop Serving the Fish

    Flickr user Erik Charlton​This is scary shit: Gringo Bandito, the bueno hot sauce of Offspring head hombre Dexter Holland is set to host a taco-eating contest at Fred's in Huntington Beach August 3, with legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi set to compete. The initial meat in the tacos was ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    The Forrest Gump of OC Hardcore

    [Locals Only] Filmmaker Evan Jacobs saw in all—and shows plenty of it in 'Orange County Hardcore Scenester'

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Fiction Reform Tell a Familiar Story

    [Locals Only] Old-school OC punk, served up fresh

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Three Signs of OC in Japan

    ​OC Weekly sent this reporter to Japan for two weeks to study karaoke. Or, this reporter took a vacation. Not saying either way. Regardless, even in the land of the rising sun and the plentiful vending machine, Orange County wasn't ever far from mind. Three examples follow...

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Concerts Everywhere

    [Mental Notes] If you didn't watch a show last week, you missed out

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    311 and The Offspring at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Over The Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow here!311 and The OffspringJuly 24, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterIt was surprising to see the Offspring open for 311 in their own backyard. Given these financial times, packaging 311 and The Offspring on Unity tour would surely fill amphitheaters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    What You Missed: Comic-Con International, the Devil's Playground Burlesque, Rage Against the Machine, the Offspring

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMeow.​Heeeey. What'd you miss this weekend? We had a good one, with some of us down in San Diego for the 2010 Comic-Con International. We attended some panels, saw some celebrities, went to some parties, sure... but the best event of the weekend? The Devil's Playgroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Thank God It's Friday: Shows You Don't Want To Miss

    What are you up to this weekend? There's a whole slew of shows for you to watch the next few days--here's a few you must see.​July 23, FridayTonight Ziggy Marley appears at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, bringing his easy-going take on life and love across the board to the OC Fair crowd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Orange Bits: Runner Runner, Cypress Hill, Avi Buffalo

    Runner Runner: Good promo pic, or the best?​This week, no one wrote about Orange County music. Well, some people did. But less than usual. Step it up, blogosphere...

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    The Offspring Spring Forth

    Memories of growing up in OC mean no nostalgia from front man Bryan "Dexter" Holland

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    No Service Fees For Live Nation Shows

    www.myspace.com/kingsofleon​Live Nation's eliminating service fees this June for all the tickets sold at all their amphitheaters throughout the country. I don't know if that's such a good idea; some of those service fees jack up the cost of a ticket by almost double sometimes. By eliminating them ... More >>

  • Food

    March 4, 2010

    How Far Can Dexter Holland's Gringo Bandito Go?

    What started as a gag gift by the Offspring singer is becoming a serious business

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Venus Infers

    The Prospector

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Playlist: Songs for OC's Worst Neighbor, Octomom

    ​La Habra freak show Nadya "Octomom" Suleman closed out 2009 as the nation's least desirable neighbor. Now, that's impressive. I spent the past decade blasting music and screaming to friends--we thought we were talking--at all hours of the night and what did I get? Nothing. No award. No mention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Happy New Year! Here's the Hangover Playlist

    Head's on fire. Stomach turns. Bruises in the oddest places. Who's that stranger snoring on my sofa? Happy New Year's! The day when we all try to put together the pieces from the previous night's debauchery. Here are some songs to help you nurse that world-class hangover.Flickr user Sebastian-DarioC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Happy New Year! Here's the Hangover Playlist

    Head's on fire. Stomach turns. Bruises in the oddest places. Who's that stranger snoring on my sofa? Happy New Year's! The day when we all try to put together the pieces from the previous night's debauchery. Here are some songs to help you nurse that world-class hangover.Flickr user Sebastian-DarioC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Friday Night: The Offspring at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    (Placeholder image to soon be replaced by live photo by Robert Fayette!)BY DAVID J. NICOLASFriday Night: The Offspring, Alkaline Trio at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; June 5, 2009.Say what you will about the Offspring. Yes, their heavy punk-pop distortion seems to be a better fit in a diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    TONIGHT: The Offspring at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    If hit songs and record sales are any indication (and uh...they are) the Offspring may very well be the most successful Orange County band of all time. Latest album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace spawned "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid," one of their biggest hits ever (11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard moder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Incoming: The Offspring Return to Orange County. Updated!

    Huntington Beach's The Offspring might be the most successful Orange County band of all time--y'know, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide is as good of a claim as any, not to mention being one of very few '90s bands still churning out huge radio hits--and they're making a big ol' return to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Trying to Make Sense of the OC Music Awards Nominees

    Everyone I've talked to about the OC Music Awards nominee list, released yesterday, seems to have the same reaction: Huh? Why are young, unsigned bands like The Jakes competing against veteran, internationally known acts like The Offspring, who had Billboard's #1 Hot Modern Rock Track for 11 weeks l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    OC Music Awards Nominees Announced

    I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.

  • Food

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    The Offspring Return with First New Album in Nearly Five Years

    Huntington Beach punk popularizers the Offspring will release Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace on Columbia Records June 17. Produced by Bob Rock, it's their first studio full-length since 2003's Splinter. Check out Rise and Fall's first single, “Hammerhead.”

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Blink Clink

    Angels & Airwaves

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    The 100 Most Important OC Musicians of All Time

    DJ Nobody: Twice as important as most OC musicians. Orange County has been a fertile breeding ground for musicians of many stripes since the beginning of electricity. We at Heard Mentality would like to ask you—the good-looking, intelligent readers of this blog—for your opinions on this import ... More >>

  • Features

    November 16, 2006

    Cholo-Punk Karaoke, Cabron!

    A Manic Hispanic cheat sheet

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    October 30, 2003
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    June 26, 2003
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