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Thrice (Band)

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Kyle Firstenberg, Mars Hill Church's Former Orange County Pastor, Talks of Being Silenced

    Are former leaders of Mars Hill Church leaders essentially being told to shut up lest they severance and health insurance? That's what a Pennsylvania college professor is alleging, based partly on letters he has received from former leaders, including a fellow who was executive pastor of the Malls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    OC Music Awards to Honor Lit and Music Director of Pacific Symphony

    You might say the special honorees at this year's OC Music Awards come from very different worlds. On one had, you've got a band who has been hitting us over the head with FM alt-rock for almost two decades. On the other, a guy who has made a career in classical music handling the largest orchestra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Guitarist For Post-Hardcore Band Fear Before Moves to Long Beach, Releases Super Mellow Solo Project

    It's not often that talented musicians from successful out-of-town bands move into our jurisdiction, so imagine our surprise when we discovered that Adam Rupert Fisher, guitarist of post-hardcore juggernauts Fear Before the March of Flames, was not only working at a wine bar in Long Beach, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, September 28The English BeatThe Coach HouseIf we had to pick one '80s band with enough energy and tenacity to put most younger acts to shame, it would probably be the English Beat. Anyone who's caught one of their shows in recent years is aware that when it comes to performing, the legendary ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Young the Giant Are OC's Next Great Band

    The Irvine's quintet are house-hunting, but not ready to leave us just yet

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    3hree Things: Riley vs. The Budweiser Chelada

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ In an attempt to continue the tried and true tradition here at 3hree Things in which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    3hree Things: On Kate Upton's Carl's Jr. Commercial

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. That's Carl's Jr.'s new commercial for Kate Upton's boobs the Southwest Patty Melt, an 890 calo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    3hree Things: On The Agonizing Death of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.My obsession with the NBA Slam Dunk Contest started in 1985, and thrived for almost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    David Bazan At Somebody's House in Orange, Feb. 20, 2012

    ​David Bazan February 20, 2012 Living Room Show I had the pleasure of seeing David Bazan and his band at The Constellation Room in December of last year, and my subsequent gushing about how moving and intimate I'd found the show to be was met by a chorus of Bazan fans insisting I get my ass out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Where's The Band? At The Yost Theater Last Night

    ​Where's the Band? Tour Yost Theater, Santa Ana Feb. 7, 2012 Whatever happened to the golden days of emo when the singers on stage were just as weepy and insecure as our high school selves? Stalwarts, such as those who played the second installment of the Where's The Band? tour, apparently are dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The OCeeker: Mars Hill Church Orange County and the Sex-Crazed Preacher

    ​Editor's note: Ladies and germs, you might've noticed a new byline invading our asylum, that of Josh Dulaney--an Orange County boy who spent the past couple of years at the San Bernardino Sun harassing group sex-obsessed cops, horny priests, and white supremacists wanting to run for Mexi-dominate ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Matt Pryor Ditches His Band

    The Get Up Kids singer gets ready for the annual Where's the Band? tour

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Thrice Gets OC Impact Award; Rodney on the ROQ Awarded Lifetime Achievement from OC Music Awards

    ​Every year the OC Music Awards names two outstanding achievement honors--the Orange Country Impact and Lifetime Achievement. According to a statement from the award-giving body, "The Orange County Impact Award honors a renowned local band or artist for their impact on the Orange County music scen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    3hree Things: The Best of ... From 2011

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​For the uninitiated, that tl;dr stands for "too long; didn't read", which is (unfortunately) th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Five Local Bands Who Should Be Huge in 2012

    ​Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    3hree Things: My 12 Favorite Albums Of 2011, Vol. 4 of 4

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ Are we still doing this?We're still doing this.The following are my three favorite record ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    The Biggest Music Headlines of 2011

    [Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Thrice Announce Indefinite Hiatus

    [Mental Notes] Also: Dischord launches Fugazi concert archive, Prince Paul explores garage music

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    3hree Things: Horrible Lawn Ornaments For Christmas

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. ​ Now that Thanksgiving weekend has passed, it's officially Christmas season, which, depending on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    3hree Things: Songs That Seem Apropos For Today

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. ​In light of the news that we (Thrice) recently announced, I figured this week would probably be as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    3hree Things: The Holy Trinity Of Low-End Cologne

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. ​ On a budget? Need to smell good? Having difficulty with the ladies? Have no fear, gentlemen. The hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    La Dispute Talk Rawness, Concept Records and Growing Up

    ​La Dispute have deeply embraced the philosophy of "If you're going to give something a shot, you might as well give it everything." The Grand Rapids, Mich., screamo quintet write turbulent songs that do absolutely anything they must to affect you. Guitars amble, stab, and soar in histrionic fashi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    3hree Things: On Pearl Jam Twenty

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​Pearl Jam was one of a very tiny handful of bands that made me want to start playing in a rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    3hree Things: Moonlight Graham

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.courtesy of Moonlight GrahamGentlemen* of Orange County, 2200 square feet of absolute awesomeness ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Rebecca Black Tries Again

    [Mental Notes] Info on Thrice's new album and Pennywise guitarist's tattoo parlor

  • Music

    June 9, 2011

    Two Coachellas Are Better Than One

    [Mental Notes] Riley Breckenridge is back to blogging

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    The Polar Bear Club Shows the Importance of Being Earnest

    The Syracuse band aim to wring the most from of real-world moments

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Menomena and Kiev Kick Off Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series

    An old Menomena photo with Brent Knopf​On May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy.  The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Fiction Reform Tell a Familiar Story

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

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    3hree Things: My 9 Favorite Albums Of 2010, Vol. 3 of 3

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of Orange County's favorite alt-rock band, Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Dustin Kensrue of Thrice

    Myspace.comThis year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Dustin Kensrue, vocalist/guitarist of Irvine's post-hardcore heroes Thrice, switches gears for a straightforwardly jangly take on "Blue Christmas." Longtime Thrice fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    3hree Things: My Budding Man-Crush On Blake Griffin

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.In my 25 years as a hopelessly addicted basketball fan, I,  like most Los Angeles/Orange C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    3hree Things: Riley vs. The McRib

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.The McRib is back and coincidentally, so is explosive diarrhea. I used to have a gullet of steel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Dustin Kensrue's Christmas Music Album Out on Vinyl Today

    ​Dustin Kensrue's Christmas music album, This Good Night Is Still Everywhere, is out today in vinyl. The Thrice vocalist and guitarist wrote, recorded, and produced the album (mixed by bandmate, guitarist Teppei Teranishi), which was put out as a digital-only release in 2008. The new edition has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Local-ish Record Review: Calcutta

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    The OC Music Awards Put Out 'The Best of Orange County'

    ​Young the Giant's Sameer Gadhia's Q&A with Spencer Kornhaber last week may have gotten all kinds of reactions about the state of the OC music scene, but the OC Music Awards are definitely making a case for local bands. Last week, the organization released a compilation featuring 14 songs from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    3hree Things: Concert-Goers That I Could Happily Do Without

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​I love live music. I always have. In the 90's I'd go to every show I could afford to. Most w ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    3hree Things: My Favorite Lakers Playoff Moments

    ​I am a diehard Lakers fan. As a kid, I used to write out scorecards on graph paper, play out the Lakers schedule for that season in games on a Nerf hoop in my bedroom, and keep stats. The best birthday I can remember was schlepping up to the Great Western Forum to watch the Lakers take on Adr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    What You Missed: Agenda, Sonic Youth, Where's the Band?, AVN

    John Gilhooley The AVN-Adult Entertainment Expo 2010.​What'd you miss this weekend? First up: Photographer John Gilhooley had the worst assignment ever: Shooting the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2010 in Las Vegas. It was four days of porn, girls, porn, girls, sex toys and giant inflatable, bucking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Road Sores: A Bump in the Road for Thrice

    Welcome to Road Sores, Heard Mentality's latest feature, where bands on tour will guest blog about life on the road, photos, videos, what that smell is coming from the corner of the van, what they're listening to, or whatever the hell it is they feel like talking about that day. Ed Breckenridge from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    TODAY: Warped Tour Kicks Off at Pomona Fairplex

    Oh yes. For the third year in a row, the Vans Warped Tour is kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex (in, uh, Pomona). It's also the 15th anniversary of the Warped Tour! Hooray.Performing on this opening gig: Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake, TSOL, Thrice, the Maine, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Meg & ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Bamboozle Left Set Times Announced, aka Where and When to Find White Kids Wearing Graphic Tees

    The Bamboozle Left happens this weekend, and set times have been announced over at their official Web site.A few quick recommendos: Peachcake, who we wrote about earlier this year (and photographed!) when they played Chain Reaction, at 3:20 p.m. Saturday on the surely enjoyable "Kazoozle" stage; Ash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Warped Tour to Launch in Pomona This Year, Lineup Announced

    For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    The Vandals, Asher Roth, More Added to Bamboozle Left

    With less than a month to go before Bamboozle Left, a whole mess of new acts have been announced for the two day festival, set for April 4 and 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. Pleasantly, a couple of the acts are even from Orange County--like punk legends the Vandals (on April 5) an ... More >>

  • Music

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Last Night: Cold War Kids at the Samueli Theater

    Cold War Kids at Samueli Theater, March 26, 2008 A review by Andrew Youssef Better Than: Seeing the Cold War Kids open for the White Stripes at The Forum. Download: Heavy Boots from their long out of print Mulberry St. EP Cold War Kids dropped by the Samueli Theater for the third installment of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    Running with Rockers

    The Cold War Kids are playing a very special Orange County show on Sept. 24, and anyone can go. Anyone, that is, who's willing to walk five kilometers for tickets. The 24th is also the day of the Orange County Race for the Cure - namely the cure for breast cancer. The Race, held at Fashion Island i ... More >>

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