Tim Armstrong

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    March 19, 2014

    Travis Barker Says Getting a Head Tattoo Really Isn't That Bad

    It's a well known fact that Travis Barker's obsession with tattoos is more than skin deep. Since his teenage years growing up in Fontana, the Blink 182 drum god has spent countless hours under the needle. Even in the years since he survived a fatal 2008 plane crash, the layers of skin grafts on his ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, June 14 The Thermals The Constellation Room After 11 years, Portland trio The Thermals are starting to get some of the attention they deserve. Their latest release and Saddle Creek Records debut Desperate Ground came out in April with a positive reaction from music critics and almost eclips ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Hootenanny - Oak Canyon - 7/7/12

    The hot sun was no match for greasers and cowboys who drove out to God's country to partake in some classic rockabilly and punk music at the 18th annual Hootenanny at Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado Canyon on Saturday. Though there was no question what type of scene this was (read: cherry sundresses a ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit--And Where Everyone is Now

    ​Twenty five years ago today, No Doubt played their first show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, opening for ska legends the Untouchables. (They played second among 14 bands.)According to the No Doubt fansite Beacon Street Online (who first published the poster today), the band's official site m ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    The Business

    The Juke Joint

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    February 16, 2012

    Devil's Brigade

    Alex's Bar

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    September 8, 2011

    Rancid at the House of Blues in Anaheim Last Night

    Ian Joulain/OC Weekly​Rancid September 7, 2011 House of Blues, Anaheim So, when was the last time you showed up to a concert at 9:15 P.M. and the headliners were two to three songs into their set? It almost never happens. You have your typical doors open at 7 P.M. with the show starting at 8 P.M. ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    The Slackers Show the Ska-matics of Longevity

    How the NYC-based group belied their name to blow their horns through two decades

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    February 11, 2011

    TGIF: Snoop Dogg, Ky-Mani Marley, Devil's Brigade, Smith Westerns and More

    ​Friday kicks off a busy weekend, first with Devil's Brigade playing Alex's Bar in Long Beach with Roger Miret and the Disasters and Viva Hate. Devil's Brigade just released their debut album, but it's been ten years in the making--as Rancid fans well know. The group is a long-running side project ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Devils Brigade Is in the Details

    The Rancid side project's first full-length album and tour have been 10 years in the making

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    December 31, 2010

    TGIF: The New Year's Lowdown

    Myspace.comAtomic Punks Irvine Lake Festival July 10, 2010​Friday night is New Year's Eve--we know what you'll be doing, and we know what we hope we'll be doing, at least. So out of the eight million options available, we want you to start out with Rebelution NYE at the House of Blues in Anaheim, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010

    Ron Emory of TSOL Steps Out

    [Locals Only] His debut solo album, 'Walk That Walk,' is the soundtrack of his life

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    April 28, 2010

    Free Download: Song From TSOL Guitarist's Solo Debut

    Photo by Eric "ARAB" Groff​Ron Emory, guitar player of Long Beach's punk grandfathers TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), is releasing his debut album, Walk That Walk, on his Web site Friday. In it: collaborations with Mike Ness, Rancid's Tim Armstrong, Fletcher Dragge from Pennywise, Dexter Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Pipsqueak, 'Untitled'

    Pipsqueak sounds nothing like what their name suggest. Loud, fast and to-the-point, this wiry young multi-instrumentalist garage rock duo from Anaheim (known simply as "Brent and Z.Z.") combine lovelorn lyrics, trashy bravado and lo-fi chaos that manages to disrupt your ear drums--memorably. This T ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    Last Saturday: KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefLast Night: KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater; Saturday May 16, 2009. (More pictures here.)Better Than: Wango Tango.Download: Videos from the day at KROQ Weenie Roast is typically full of surprises. With Blink 182 reuniting the night prior at a private ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    November 26, 2007

    Civet Sign to Hellcat Records

    Hellcat just got estrogenetically enhanced. Long Beach vicious vixens Civet have inked a deal with LA-based Hellcat Records, which is run by Rancid front man Tim Armstrong. (Read our feature on Civet here.) Press release after the jump; “Pay Up” (live) video before it.

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    CD Review

    Operation Ivy, Operation Ivy (Hellcat)

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    June 14, 2007


    Rhino Records

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    May 31, 2007



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    March 11, 2004

    What We Do Is Not Normal

    Brody Dalle and the art of Distilling

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    May 30, 2002

    Cereal Killers

    Count Chocula would approve of Tiger Army

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    April 6, 2000


    Dance Hall Crashers get pissed