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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The Music Hall show will be at ... More >>
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 >>
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?
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 >>
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 LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster. The duo has a new duet out called "Collide" (They also sang ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The evolution of a Southern California mega-festival
systemofadown.comOur prayers have been answered: Not only are System of a Down playing a few headlining shows in the United States before their trip to Europe this summer, they're also playing an Irvine date!!!
www.myspace.com/bobdylanSo 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 >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMetallica at the Honda Center, Dec. 10, 2009There 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.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl last SeptemberToday 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 >>
[Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAndrew 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 >>
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 >>
photo by Photography by Chad SengstockIf 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 >>
www.myspace.com/ratatatmusicKnown 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 >>
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.
[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
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Live Nation hasn't had the best PR lately, what with nearly unanimously negative response to their plans to merge with Ticketmaster--but who says that giant corporations don't have some neat ideas every now and then? This Friday the 13th (tomorrow, for those non-calendar inclined), they'll be sellin ... More >>
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 LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Since Rezn ... More >>
Actors, troubadours, campfire singers, cowboy poets & purty pictures (Please don’t shoot the piano player!)
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 >>
Orange County New Years Eve
Five bucks got us a night with Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac and Heartsort of
SNOOP DOGG, HOUSE OF BLUES, ANAHEIM, SUNDAY, OCT. 12
The Buzzcocks Are Almost Real