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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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??
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Muslims, Crash Normal, Wounded Lion, Some Days
April 23, 2008
The Phoenix Grille at UCI
Better Than: Studying for that test tomorrow.
Download: Nightlife by The Muslims.
This is cool: UCI student, Sam Farzin, has started to put on music shows at the UC Irvine’s The Phoenix Grille, one of the ... More >>