The Stooges (Band)

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    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron- Queen Mary - June 8, 2013

    Ink N Iron (Day 2) Queen Mary June 9, 2013 Ink N Iron was in full swing by the time we arrived on Saturday afternoon. People were clearly excited to be there dressed up in their pin up outfits, showing off their tattoos or even getting some ink at the festival for the day that boasted punk icons Igg ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, February 22Angry SamoansThe Observatory First wave punk rockers everywhere are alive and kicking. Just look at the Angry Samoans, hailing from Los Angeles, they've been doing their thing since the late 70s. And since their inception, they've made a career out of being offensive. Rumor has it ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    CJ Ramone

    Alex's Bar

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    January 10, 2013

    Five of the Best Monterey Jazz Festival Performances of All Time

    This fall, the Monterey Jazz Festival will usher in its 56th annual performance along California's crystal coastline, 350 miles north of Orange County. Since 1958 the festival has hosted every major jazz musician conceivable. The first lineup alone included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jack ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Iggy and The Stooges at the Hollywood Palladium Last Night

    ​Iggy and The StoogesHollywood PalladiumDecember 1st, 2011Click here to see the slideshow.Iggy Pop is a living legend. Originally scheduled back in November but postponed due to Iggy breaking his foot, the Hollywood Palladium show was beyond sold out by fans feverishly awaiting to be bludgeoned wi ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Peter Murphy at the Detroit Bar Last Night

    ​Peter MurphyJune 26, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaApologies for no photo for this one, but then again had we attempted it from where we were most of the show it would have been little more than silhouetted audience members and Mr. Murphy himself looking commanding at a distance. We've been to some ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Cute Lepers

    Alex's Bar

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    January 6, 2011

    Jandek Brings His Monastic Mystique to OC

    The reclusive outsider-music icon will play his first SoCal show at UC Irvine

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    December 29, 2010

    Seven Most Memorable Musician Deaths in 2010

    Courtesy of Sanctuary RecordsRonnie James Dio, we thank you.​With the news of the death of Teena Marie over the weekend, it seems 2010 still hasn't quite finished its toll yet. In 2010 we saw some truly tragic losses to the world of music--Lena Horne, Kate McGarrigle, Marvin Isley--but here's our ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Night Horse's Frontman Sam James Velde Says, 'Hit It and Quit It'

    ​Fronted by Sam James Velde--once singer of LA's Bluebird and co-founder of Cold Sweat Records, which deployed records by Devendra Banhart, Lavender Diamond and pre-No Age trio Wives from the same mighty mailing address--and reinforced with several members of saga-song heavy band Ancestors, Night ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Mike Watt Remembers Derf Scratch: "We Must Be More Intense Before We Lose More!"

    Keith May/OC WeeklyMike Watt and the Missing Men at DiPiazza on April 10, 2009.​Mike Watt (Minutemen, dos, fIREHOSE, the Stooges) shared a special musical connection with fellow bass player, the recently deceased Derf Scratch, formerly of FEAR.Watt, one of the hardest working musicians we know, ma ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Thank God It's Thursday: Our Weekend Picks

    Electric Children will be performing at the Puka Bar in Long Beach​Don't know where to go this weekend? Heard Mentality makes it easy--here's the rundown of great music coming to town.

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    March 17, 2010

    Billie Joe Armstrong Inducts the Stooges, White Stripes Return(?), 'American Idol' Idiocy, Gorillaz Go 'Electric Avenue'?

    Billie Joe Armstrong inducts the Stooges--and a shirtless Iggy Pop--into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The White Stripes will return. We hope!American Idol idiots butcher Rolling Stones songs--sounds so bad almost wished I saw it.Did the Gorillaz really rip off Eddy "Electric Avenue" Grant??

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    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 >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Over the Weekend: the Riverboat Gamblers, Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Throw Rag at Alex's Bar, Long Beach

    The Hype: The bar that has served as the setting for scenes from the HOBO series True Blood and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, not to mention a slew of top-shelf local and touring music acts, has triumphantly put one decade to bed. Saturday's show was another proverbial notch on the belt fea ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Q&A: Marko DeSantis of Sugarcult

    ​Ever since forming in Santa Barbara a decade ago, Sugarcult has issued the kind of smart power pop that never really goes out of style. The band became stars of the modern rock scene while playing the main stage of Warped Tour in 2004. Green Day then chose Sugarcult to be the opening act for ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Today in Music News: Red Hot Chili Peppers Robbed, Pearl Jam Headlines NOLA Jazz Fest, New Oasis Record

    Red Hot Chili Peppers robbed! The Stooges, Jimmy Cliff, Hollies, Genesis and ABBA to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'm just glad KISS--a band I loathe more than any other--didn't make the cut. Speaking of the Peppers, has guitar hero John Frusciante quit again?New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fe ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    New Stooges Videos

    ​After the death of guitarist Ron Asheton, many hoped Iggy Pop and his bandmates would recruit former axeman James Williamson and keep the band going. Well, they did and by clicking this link, they'll get to hear a bunch of professionally shot videos from the new lineup's first show. Of note is th ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    The Stooges reform (again)

    The history of the Stooges is long and complicated. Basically, the original group (singer Iggy Pop, drummer Scott Asheton, guitarist Ron Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander) recorded two albums that you should have (The Stooges and Fun House).   Alexander left, then after running through a few ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Ron Reyes lives!!!!!!!!

    Ron Reyes -- also known as Chavo Pederast, also known as the right answer to the question "who's the best Black Flag singer?" -- has seemingly been living under a rock since bailing on the South Bay punk band more than two decades ago. Rumors swirled that Reyes moved to Vancouver, Canada, and had fo ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Going Strong

    Alex's 9th Anniversary

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    January 6, 2009

    Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton, R.I.P.

    By RYAN RITCHIEI don't make a habit of waxing poetic about people I've never met, and I sure as hell won't pretend to know anything about Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton that doesn't involve his music. But I was still shocked when I popped on my computer this morning to discover the 60-year-old was fo ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008