The Who (Band)

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Top Five Left-Wing Love Jams

    Does that rabble-rousing agitator arouse flutters of the heart? Don't have the words to express that special kind of activist amor? Troubadours of discontent sound off on injustice but sometimes troublemakers need a little more. Sure, soul rebels like Bob Marley sang about plain ol' love with the be ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 1, 2014

    Next to Normal: Rock of the Age

    California Repertory Co.'s staging of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is anything but trite

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2013

    Roger Daltrey

    Pacific Amphitheater

  • Film

    June 27, 2013

    Death's Rattle Is Heard In A Band Called Death

    Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino deliver a beautiful story of life, love and family

  • Music

    February 28, 2013

    Scott Devours' Call to Greatness

    How a local drummer scored a gig with the Who but had only four hours to learn 'Quadrophenia'

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films Every Music Writer Should Own

    For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013

    BBC Concert Orchestra

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    The Who - Honda Center - Januay 28, 2013

    The Who Honda Center January 28, 2013 At halftime of Super Bowl XLIV, which aired on CBS, The Who arguably hit their lowest point as band. The rock vets were branded as stiff, boring and, dare we say it, over-the-hill. Naysayers snickered that the band should have hanged it up years ago and that th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2013

    The Who

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Who Set To Rock Honda Center On January 28

    After 5 years on the sidelines, outside of the occasional charity show or Super Bowl, The Who will be invading Honda Center on January 28. Yes, they're old and yes, they can't quite rock like they have in years past, and yes, there's only two original members left (Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal Beach

    This week's Top Five are from Left of the Dial Records, 1065 Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach, (562) 598-3666. The prized number-one spot this is awarded to David Bowie's iconic concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Support Your Local Independent Record Shops: Black Friday Record Store Day Sales Roundup

    ​Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. As we all know, the big kick-off is Black Friday, when everyone shakes off the inevitable Thanksgiving food coma and hits the streets to forage for the best deals on gifts for friends and family. Rather than heading to the nearest mall to wait in hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Top 10 Noel Gallagher Songs While in Oasis (Bonus: and His 10 Funniest Quotes!)

    ​ Things you should know by now: Noel Gallagher is a rock & roll star. He is no longer in Oasis. Although his little brother Liam was the face and main voice of Oasis, Noel was the leader. Noel only sang lead vocals on about 15 percent of the songs, but he wrote about 95 percent of them. Noel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Jack's Sixth Show at Verizon Amphitheater Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Marcy Playground, Dramarama, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Everclear, Heart, Def Leppard at Jack FM's Sixth Show September 10, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine Holy cluster fuck!! I can easily say the theme for Jack's Sixth Show was pissed. After a morning full of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Keith Moon, R.I.P.: Remembering the Who Drummer's Great Rock & Roll Contributions

    ​Keith Moon, drummer of the Who, died 33 years ago today in 1978. The man contributed a great deal to rock and roll, from naming one of the greatest classic rock acts, creating awesome collaborations with his legendary contemporaries, or setting the precedent for the decadence of the rock star lif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Minor Threat: Anti-Captalist Punk Icons Or Blatant Sellouts?

    ​Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Thy Squid Play Squid Rock City!

    [Locals Only] The LBC trio talk influences and working with Ikey Owens of the Mars Volta

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Big 4: Let There Be Metal

    Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeath and Slayer on one bill Really.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Musical Review: The Who's Tommy At Segerstrom Founder's Hall

    Courtesy Chance TheaterMark Bartlett as The Who's Tommy​During the intermission of the Chance Theater's production of The Who's Tommy at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Founder's Hall Saturday night, I overheard a young lady talking on her cell phone. "Yeah, my boyfriend is playing guitar in t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister Is Still Wild

    Lemmy remembers the old days, but has no plans to slow down

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Chance Theater Continues to Make its Mark

    ​It's impossible to pinpoint the exact date or show, but at some point over the last five years, the Chance Theater became the premiere storefront theater in Orange County. There are other storefronts that do more adventurous work--like, the Monkey Wrench Collective, or do certain types of pl ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Melvins Don't Need to Break Up to be Relevant

    Look up longetivity in the dictionary, and you'll see a photo of Melvins

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Local Storefront Goes Batty!

    ​The Hunger Artists, one of the longest established storefront theaters in Orange County, is currently staging Bat Boy: the Musical. One of the weirdest subjects to ever crawl out of a creatively deranged mind and into the light of musical theater, it's based on a 1992 "story" in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Ultimate Comic-Con Playlist: 25 Songs For Geek Ears Only

    Batman image: DC/Mike Allred​Lost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con</sarcasm> are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Deaf, Dumb And Blind Theater

    ​Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing a musical at the Chance Theater knows that the Anaheim-based troupe kicks butt in terms of staging sophisticated, grown-up musicals. Recent offerings of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine art-infused Sunday in the Park with George, the tribal rock-mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Record Review: The Melvins, The Bride Screamed Murder

    ​The Hype: It's hard to imagine what kind of hype the Melvins would need after almost three decades of albums under their belts. Of course the world could always use a heaping helping of atonal explosions from this prolific pack of sludge metal shredders. Though The Bride Screamed Murder ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    An Anaheim All-Star Influenced Guitar Legend Duane Eddy

    My story on Duane Eddy coming to play at the annual Guitar Geek Festival within walking distance of NAMM in Anaheim Saturday mentions some of the legendary rock pickers and strummers the 71-year-old guitar legend has influenced--as well as at least one bass player, the Who's John Entwistle.  Guita ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Five Songs About Technology Gone Horribly Awry

    Flickr user NMFinFan​Between the "sexting" phenomenon and underage kids letting the world know via tweet what public place they had sex at last night, we're not sure if we're getting old and grumpy or the rest of you are just getting dumber and dumber. We're going to opt for the latter. And we're ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: LynnMarie & the Boxhounds, "Squeeze Box" (plus Grammy rant)

    God, I hate the stupid fucking Grammy Awards, an annual music industry wank-off that I've seriously been railing against ever since I was 12 -- in 1980, the year wus-pop icon Christopher Cross swept all the big awards, beating out classic recordings like Pink Floyd's The Wall (which somehow flew und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Listen to the Band: The Lost Art

    The Lost Art Since the release of his second album "Escape From Lala Land" on July 25, Technicalli artist The Lost Art has been making hip hop heads world wide wake up and take notice of his skills behind the mic. Boasting roots from the golden age of hip hop, Art has a knack for meshing together c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Ray of Sunshine

    Ray Davies

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    The Sex Pistols at The Joint, Las Vegas, June 7, 2008

    [The Sex Pistols are playing only one US date on their current tour. Ben Marcus went to Las Vegas to file this review of their opening date for Heard Mentality.] Jonesy’s Jukebox on Indie 103.1FM is a guilty addiction we’ll have to live without for most the next three months—all summer long w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Yes to Complexly Rock Honda Center Aug. 20

    Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>

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    October 30, 2003
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    June 26, 2003
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    August 17, 2000