The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV
Joey "CoCo" Diaz isn't really the guy you'd expect to go around singing songs in public. But we'll be damned if he doesn't post them on Twitter. Every day, the hefty, foul-mouthed comic wakes up his followers with a blast of noise, whether it's Tool or 2Pac. It's the kind of ritual that proves there ... More >>
We're nixing Valentine's Day this year and instead bitterly dancing alone to these anti-love songs. We recommend sharing this playlist with your ex, along with a sexy nude pic so he knows what he's missing. (On second thought... maybe you shouldn't). Oh well. Enjoy:
Aric Improta battles for supremacy at Guitar Center's National Drum Off
See Also: Identity Management Group and Insomniac Events Create an EDM Power Merger in OC Rebecca & Fiona - Dim Mak Studios - 7/12/12 Club Snaps: Zeds Dead @ Ten Nightclub Starting as a side project in high school the new electro trio that is Krewella was formed by sisters Jahan and Yasmin ... More >>
Every now and then, rockstars align to bring us a classic we never saw coming. No matter what the genre, you have plenty of examples of two (sometimes three or more) powerhouses coming together to back each other up with a set of voices that are usually so different that they sound like they were ma ... More >>
Rodrigo Y Gabriela April 7, 2012 The Hollywood Palladium As the lights went down, the crowd cheered on the Latin guitarists as they took the stage; and as soon as the first few riffs were heard, the entire venue exploded with excitement. Not necessarily because the kick ass guitar duo had just se ... More >>
Spare Parts for Broken HeartsSpare Parts for Broken Heartshttps://www.facebook.com/sparepartsforbrokenheartsA little late with this review, perhaps -- the EP's been out for nearly a year, for a start. But Long Beach's Spare Parts for Broken Hearts have been revving up a bit for the journey to ... More >>
Red9, Slime Kings, Death Hymn #9, Snakebit Drifters and Railroad to AlaskaTiki Bar, Costa MesaJan 31, 2012Night five of the OC Music Awards saw the most consistent lineup of bands in the series thus far. That's not to say there weren't a few dips in what proved to be an exciting evening, but ther ... More >>
ToolJanuary 14, 2012Mandalay Bay Events CenterWith Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan touring heavily behind his own project Puscifer, it was a surprise to hear Tool hastily announce a winter tour. It is approaching six years since Tool has released their last album 10,000 Days. Since Califo ... More >>
Anna VexaAnna Vexahttp://annavexa.comWe here at Beat Blvd. have been along long enough to know a few truths, and one of them has become clearer with time -- there are always going to be some form of goth/prog/metal bands out there doing something anthemic, sometimes cryptically and sometimes open ... More >>
The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet
Andrew YoussefPusciferDecember 6, 2011Orpheum TheatreClick here to see a slideshow of the performance.The maniacal brainchild of the mercurial lead singer of Tool and A Perfect Circle, Puscifer continues to evolve and impress. Maynard James Keenan has refined his mashed up mix of p ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterChange is inevitable when it comes to the restaurant business, and while we've previously featured Wildfish Seafood Grille for On the Line, a new executive chef means a new technique and insight on what makes him tick. Keith Stich is now at the helm, and we reel him in (pos ... More >>
We don't know why the guys in this photo look like they're members of Tool, but we do know that Songhammer is what happened when buddies Ben Stewart and Dustin Miller one day decided to write music for the people who like World of Warcraft. And we mean, really like World of Warcraft, as members ... More >>
As serious as a heart attack.Enjoy this week's edition of all that is fit to read, eat and oggle at (above) from this week at Stick A Fork In It! Read it all after the jump.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyA Perfect CircleJuly 28, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterAfter a smattering of dates on the West Coast back in November, A Perfect Circle returned for a triumphant homecoming show at the Gibson Amphitheater. Sitting down in front of a small toy piano, Billy Howerdel plunked out the ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyTom Morello, Rage Against the Machine's guitarist, continues the LA Rising video series with a heavy dose of nostalgia: he talks about the beginnings of Rage Against the Machine 20 years ago in a small rehearsal space in San Fernando Valley, in August 1991.When they starte ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe Deftones at the Gibson Amphitheater last yearDeftonesJune 15, 2011Fox Theater PomonaOne of the benefits of seeing a show in Pomona is that one can usually park for free. Arriving in Pomona 15 minutes after the doors opened proved to be a costly mistake as I was forced ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyA Perfect Circle performed their entire first album, Mer De NomsA Perfect CircleNovember 8,2010Avalon Emerging from a five year hiatus, A Perfect Circle descended upon the Avalon in Hollywood to perform their platinum debut album Mer De Noms in its entirety to the del ... More >>
If there is one word to describe the latest Los Angeles Times column by Steve Lopez, it is "blunt."That is what the veteran journo smoked before getting behind the wheel of a Crown Vic to help Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich study the effects of marijuana on driving.Here's another word ... More >>
[Locals Only] Easy does it for Seedless' reggae vibe
Most people would be a bit nervous about moving into tilting bachelor pads like the ones on this flier. But rocking out inside a chaotic house of sound on shaky ground is exactly the kind of thrill you get, watching the angular prog of Telomere Repair.
Shooter Jennings lives up to his father's legacy by not doing what's expected of him
Andrew YoussefThe Hype: After a successful slot on the main stage at Coachella, Coheed and Cambria returned to Pomona for a full set in support of their latest album, Year of The Black Rainbow. The line wrapped around the sold-out Fox Theater in Pomona was dotted with kids in their black Coheed & ... More >>
Oh, hello there. So what'd you miss this weekend this time?Well, first off: It was the annual nuuuurd pilgrimage to Anaheim Convention Center on Friday through Saturday--that's right, BlizzCon!The official gathering for all things Blizzard (you know, that giant video game company based in Irvine ... More >>
Do you like to rock? Yes? Well, if so, you probably already were at Saturday's Epicenter show at the Pomona Fairplex in (um, let me guess this one) Pomona. Artists included: Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, Tool, Atreyu, Wolfmother and heaps more. So you were probably totally there, rocking out. Oh, ... More >>
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