The Temper Trap

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Imagine Dragons on their Path to Success, Vegas, Meeting Flavor Flav and Getting Electrocuted

    If you caught the lackluster Carell/Buscemi/Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone since it opened last weekend, you've quickly become well-acquainted with Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World" if you didn't know the song already. The folky tune is utilized repeatedly in Burt Wonderstone as ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza Lineup Released: Black Sabbath Reuniting!

    In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Temper Trap at the Glass House, CSS at the Observatory and Shinedown at the Grove!

    ​Whoa. Here's a windfall for all you Heard Mentality readers. We're giving away a slew of tickets to not one, but THREE cool shows this week! First off, we have three pairs of Temper Trap tickets at the Glass House tomorrow, five pairs of CSS tickets at the Observatory on Sunday and five pairs of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix headlined​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 12, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterNight number two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas involved more of an alternative fare compared to the hard rock vibe of night one. Phoenix went from being an earlier opener last ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Fingerprints to Leave Belmont Shore

    [Mental Notes] We predicted KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, and an interview with our local Justin Bieber

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Night Two of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Announced

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl last September​Today KROQ completed the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up announcement by giving us night two's roster. To be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre, KROQ announced the headliners for night one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Jake McMullen at Yost Last Night

    Jake McMullenNov. 13, 2010Yost Bar​It was hard to tell that the show at the Yost on Friday was Jake McMullen's first show. The band, made up of members of the Relative Strangers and the Steelwells and 17-year-old McMullen, played a tight, entertaining set that showed few signs on inexperience.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Temper Trap: More Than 'That One Song'​The Temper TrapOct. 22, 2010Fox Theater PomonaIt's hard to find a review or interview with the Temper Trap that doesn't mention the fact that "Sweet Disposition" was on the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack. This is dangerous ground for an up-and-coming band, and leaves l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    TGIF: Thank God it's Friday--the Temper Trap is in Town, Among Other Bands

    www.thetempertrap.comThe Temper Trap​This Friday is a chance to reenact your Joseph Gordon Levitt fantasies. Not the Inception ones-the Temper Trap, a.k.a. the band that first got wider attention due to (500) Days of Summer and then did the Diet Coke ad with "Sweet Disposition," are still on a mis ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    The Temper Trap

    The Fox Theater

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    August 5, 2010

    Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads: "I Want to Do a Song with Ben Harper Really Bad."​The Dirty Heads are back in Huntington Beach for a bit after touring with Sublime, but that doesn't mean their massive tour is over; tomorrow, they're performing at the U.S. Open of Surfing with Rome of Sublime, this weekend, they'll be in San Bernardino, and next w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Deciphering Kings of Leon: They're Just Like You And Me!

    ​Kings of Leon--also dubbed U2's successors, and "the next great arena band," are performing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine tonight. After a 40 minutes of a round-robin press teleconference with singer/guitarist Caleb Followill and bassist Jared Followill, I realized that KoL ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    What You Missed: KROQ Weenie Roast, the Buzzcocks, Kitchen Ink

    Andrew YoussefA surprisingly sober Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots.​It was KROQ's annual summer kick-off concert with a line-up that didn't totally suck: Weenie Roast! The 2010 roster included Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Devo, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Spoon, Cage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Watch The 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast Live (On Your Computer)

    ​If you didn't get tickets to the sold-out show tomorrow, you can watch the concert here on Heard Mentality or's Webcast at Aside from live performances, there will also be backstage interviews with Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, The Temper Tr ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Weeding Out the Weenie Roast

    Our handy-dandy guide to sorting the wieners from the dogs

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Social D Performing At Outside Lands

    MySpace / Julia Zave​Look who's performing at  San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Weenie Roast Lineup Doesn't Suck

    [Mental Notes] Also: Buzz about the Golden Bear, the Dirty Heads' no. 1 hit and how you can get on the warped tour next year

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    KROQ Weenie Roast Line-Up Announced!

    ​It is indeed that time again: Summer's coming and so is the annual KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, June 5. And, actually? The bill looks pretty solid, with something for everyone--from Stone Temple Pilots, Spoon and Devo to yes, Huntington Beach's the Dirty He ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Another Festival We'd Rather Go To: Long Beach's Avi Buffalo Added to Sasquatch!

    ​The line-up for this year's Sasquatch was just announced and hey, turns out it's another festival line-up we'd much rather go see than Coachella.Sasquatch, which is famously held at the Gorge in Washington (two hours outside of Seattle), will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30. The line ... More >>