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  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Anthrax's Scott Ian Talks new DVD, Knotfest and Interviewing Ozzy

    Anthrax guitarist and founding member Scott Ian has become a man who wears many hats. As most artists tend to explore different realms of the spectrum, some awaken new, unfound talents while others flop. For the 1980s thrash-metal musician, becoming an author, television interviewer, spoken word per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    LA KISS Single-Game Tickets at Honda Center on Sale Saturday; Plus, the Final Roster

    Single-game tickets for LA KISS games at the Honda Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Arena Football League team partly owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley announced. You can get them through or at the Honda Center box office, and the starting price is $15 per game, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Prince to Play City National Grove of Anaheim?

    Fresh off a widely praised, nearly three-hour set at South-by-Southwest, rumors are running rampant that the Purple One, yes Prince, will be playing a string of shows on the West Coast, including two at the City National Bank Grove of Anaheim on May 7 and 8. According to The Scenestar, which gets i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Green Day - Fox Theater - March 10, 2013

    Green Day  Fox Theater March 10, 2013About 40 minutes or so into Green Day's set, Billie Joe Armstrong begin what seemed to be an acoustic version of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" off what has become the band's seminal album, American Idiot. After the first verse, he paused before motioning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Scott Spiezio of Legendary Angels Homerun Lore is Coming Back to the Big A

    Remember back in the days the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim were winning the West, taking the pennant and then ending the Fall Classic as World Series champions?Yes, how soon we forget 2002.But a hero from the Halos' glory days is returning to the Big A.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Angels Settlement Has Wheelchair-Bound in Prime Seating for 2012 at the Big A

    A week to the day after the Angels' April 6 home opener in Anaheim, a federal judge signed off on a class-action settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by a wheelchair-bound fan. Angels Baseball has agreed to sell Diamond Club tickets, which are normally $150 each for the seats behind home plate at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Pearl Jam's Ten Club: Are They Eddie Vedder's Copyright Police?

    ​We don't condone the violation of copyright law. But if you try to upload a video on YouTube featuring a live Pearl Jam or Eddie Vedder performance, chances are your account will be blocked due to a copyright claim filed by a third party. At least that's what happened when I attempted to upl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kanye West Jay Z = The Throne: They're a Hip-Hop Supergroup About to Go on Tour

    ​Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne. It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    'Legend of Zelda' Announces Symphony Concert Tour for 25th Anniversary

    ​Remember when we told you about the 10 most unique ways to perform Legend of Zelda songs? It seems that Nintendo was listening, because they just announced that they're celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda video game series with a symphony concert to be held Oct. 21 at the Pant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Limp Bizkit Perform at Epicenter 2011; First SoCal Show in Over a Decade

    ​Over dinner last week, a few friends were talking about random brushes with fame when Fred Durst came up. My buddy prefaced it by saying, "I'm sure this story would've been way cooler if it didn't involve Limp Bizkit." A decade ago, he was walking around Minneapolis when Durst came up to him (in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Prince Plays Three House of Blues-Sunset Shows Tonight, Cubensis Throws a Hissy Fit

    ​This morning, Prince announced that he's performing the next three shows of his Welcome 2 America Live: 21 Nite Stand tour, all at the House of Blues Sunset (albeit at different spots within the venue). Tickets went on sale at and The Music Hall show will be at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    UPDATED: Prince and Live Nation Split After Purple One Announces Six Five More Los Angeles Dates for His '21 Nite Stand'

    ​UPDATED, May 5, 2011, 5 p.m.:A tweet from Jawn Murray, asking us to refer to his timeline says Prince did part ways with Live Nation! "Rep says split was amicable. 'He & the president remain friends & will do future biz.' He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Lakers Return to Honda Center Oct. 19

    ​The Lakers are down 2-0 to the Mavs, and if they lose tonight in Dallas all hope will be lost for a three-peat.Speaking of elimination, the Honda Center in Anaheim won't be the home of an NBA team for at least another season.Are you ready for some basketball?

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Prince Adds Fourth Day to His LA Residency

    ​What's better than three nights of Prince in LA? FOUR days of Prince in LA! Saturday, April 23, has been added to the previously announced dates (tonight, April 21 and 22) of his Welcome 2 America Live "21 Nite Stand" concert residency at the Forum. The statement said additional dates will be ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Three Reasons Kid Rock is Perfect for Orange County

    ​Yesterday, Kid Rock announced that he was bringing his "Born Free" tour to Irvine at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 30. Sheryl Crow is opening, and tickets are on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. via and Ticketmaster. The duo has a new duet out called "Collide" (They also sang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    How to Get Tickets to Prince's Three Night Residency in LA

    ​Three nights of Prince. Sure we live in a world where Republicans can threaten to shut down the government because they don't want to fund Planned Parenthood, a world where Charlie Sheen sells out theaters with his "winning" rampages and truly bad songs get a shitload of press via the Internet.Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Jaguares/Caifanes Singer Saul Hernandez Announces Solo LA Show

    ​Last week we were all over Saul Hernandez, Jaguares and Caifanes singer--about the Caifanes reunion show at Coachella. Now we find out that he's performing live at Club Nokia in LA on Saturday, July 9! It's the only other US show this Grammy-winning artist is performing. Tickets go on sale tomorr ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Coachella Is a Big F'-ing Deal

    The evolution of a Southern California mega-festival

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Bob Dylan Opens OC Fair

    [Mental Notes] Also: The winners of two OCMA awards, Amateur Chemist is on hiatus

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Top Five Bob Dylan Songs That Will Probably Get Mutilated at the OC Fair​So Bob Dylan is coming to Orange County this summer, kicking off the OC Fair concert series at Pacific Amphitheatre on its opening day, July 15. If OC Fair had booked any other great artist of Dylan's caliber it would've been a not-to-miss show. Except that the "voice of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    The Big Four 4--Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax--Coming to Indio

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMetallica at the Honda Center, Dec. 10, 2009​There have been whispers all week about the Big Four Festival--that's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at one festival--and details were announced just this morning.

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Comic-Con Staying in San Diego

    [Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Andrew McMahon to Perform with Something Corporate AND Jack's Mannequin on the SAME Night at Dear Jack Foundation Benefit

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Andrew McMahon's Dear Jack Foundation just announced their first annual benefit--and it's a pretty powerhouse cast. The show will feature BOTH Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate playing on the same night--the first time McMahon, the frontman for both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    An Open Letter to Restaurant Web Hosts

    Flickr user mandyxclearWhat do you MEAN, I don't get a bottle of Black Tuesday?​Last year, the Bruery's release party for Black Tuesday was so insane that after two-plus hours in line, I hadn't moved; the line wrapped around behind the building and back, and while patience was the rule, it was hug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Live Nation Tickets For $10--Today Only

    photo by Photography by Chad Sengstock​If you were dying to watch the Jonas Brothers, go to the Ozzfest and watch Dahga Bloom at the House of Blues but didn't have the cash, you're in luck. For today only, you can buy select Live Nation tickets to various Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and House of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Ratatat Tour Involves Ticket Album Bundle Sale​Known to their parents as Mike Stroud and Evan Mast, the Ratatat boys are touring this fall to promote their fourth studio album, LP4. The duo is stopping at Pomona's Fox Theater on Sept. 29. The album's been out a while, so if you're a fan you probably already downl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Orange County Fair Slides Into Its 120th Year With Deals and Promotions

    ​This year's Orange County Fair will be themed "The Beat Goes On," which is what has happened to the wallets of attendees of past summer extravaganzas.However, to help celebrate the fair's 120th year, several old and new deals and promotions are being offered.

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    The Dirty Heads Officially Have a No.1 Hit On The Radio

    ​ The Dirty Heads announced their summer tour dates with Sublime with Rome, but because of logical deduction, we already knew that. What we didn't know is that they now (officially) have a No. 1 hit.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Cancellation: Sugarcult at House Blues Anaheim Tonight

    It came as a pretty big surprise to learn tonight's show featuring Sugarcult with Call the Cops, Prima Donna and Venus Infers has been canceled. When I interviewed Sugarcult guitarist Marko DeSantis for this Q&A he sounded completely psyched about the gig, playing for friends and family, and ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Kanye West/Lady Gaga Anaheim Show (And Tour) in Doubt?

    S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.​That previously announced Kanye West/Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour, scheduled to stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim on November 15? Yeah, now there's some amount of uncertainty to if that whole thing's actually happening.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Live Nation Going 'All-In' Today

    The Fray kicking back.Sure, it's fun to hate Live Nation for being a giant corporation that seems to control every big concert tour in the world, but they're making it pretty tough to do so this summer. Since starting "no service fee Wednesdays" last month, they've (as one might guess) dropped those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Ringling Bros.: We Do Care For Our Animals

    Photo by Keith May The media was out there, and so was the circus.Anyone who marveled at the incisive journalism and expert photography displayed in the coverage of animal-rights activist Melissa Sehgal's nude protest over Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' upcoming Hon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    UPDATED! Outgoing: Ray J Show at Galaxy Canceled, Reality TV Fans Weep

    Sorry, For the Love of Ray J fans. Not just sorry because you admit to liking For the Love of Ray J (that just means you're honest), but sorry because Ray J's show at the newly reopened Galaxy in Santa Ana, scheduled for Thursday May 7, has been canceled. Truly disappointing news for anyone hoping t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Acts Shaping Up for the OC Super Fair

    OMG. Fairs and Kelly Clarkson, two of my favorite things, together at last on July 23. What a day.The lineup for acts for this year's OC Super Fair is shaping up, and if you like nostalgia, well, this is the event for you! Other than Ms. Clarkson, it's pretty much all oldsters: Hearts, Moody Blues, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    NIN to Play LA Sept. 6

    As part of their Lights In The Sky North American tour, Nine Inch Nails will play the Forum Sat. Sept. 6. Atlanta space/drone rockers Deerhunter will open (a surprisingly, bold choice by Mr. Trent Reznor). Tickets go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. through and Since Rezn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2008

    Reg-O-Meter© -- Week Ending May 3

    ●We’ll dispense with the usual rundown of all things eye-rollingly wretched in the Reggie this week—our way of being nice, what with the new round of departures at OC’s largest-circ fishwrap just announced. So we won’t even get into that intellectually-challenging poll where the Reggie ask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008
  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The Arts and Other Highfalutin' Stuff

    Actors, troubadours, campfire singers, cowboy poets & purty pictures (Please don’t  shoot the piano player!)

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006

    Eddie Vedder wants you to Save Trestles

    Yesterday the Surfrider Foundation announced that Pearl Jam, a Seattle-based foursome who perform something called "grunge" music, will donate $1 from every ticket sold for their upcoming L.A. shows to the Save Trestles campaign. The money will be donated through the band's Vitalogy Foundation in th ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    This Week in Dropping It Like It's Hot

    Orange County New Years Eve

  • Columns

    November 18, 2004
  • Features

    September 30, 2004
  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    Almost Almost Famous

    Five bucks got us a night with Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac and Heartsort of

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Doggy Fizzle


  • Music

    August 28, 2003
  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Like Mondrian Going Impressionist

    The Buzzcocks Are Almost Real

  • Features

    March 14, 2002
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