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    September 9, 2014

    Hannibal Buress Isn't an Oddball But He May Be A Weirdo.

    If last year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival (presented by Funny or Die) was any indication of how this year's show will be on September 13th and 14th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, then be sure to drain your bladder before hand. There's a good chance you could laugh hard enough to piss ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, August 8 Fartbarf Alex's Bar Fartbarf's name rules and everything about them rules- wanna know why? This Los Angeles trio, who call themselves post-neanderthal analogue synthesists, deliver gripping beats and mesmerizing ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Motley Crue - The Final Tour

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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    July 4, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, July 4 July 4th with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Skip the neighborhood barbecues and overcrowded beaches and instead head over to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for a 4th of July holiday event of a d ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    September 12, 2013
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    July 1, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, July 1 Tashaki Miyaki The Constellation Room To call La Luz's take on 1960s surf rock 'infectious' would be an understatement. Truly their sound, which features dreamy vocal harmonies reminiscent of girl group wonders The Shirelles, is a bubbly reincarnation, but no less swoon-worthy. Haili ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 27, 2013

    July 4th Extravaganza

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Epicenter 2013 Lineup Announced

    The lineup for the Epicenter festival was announced today. The fifth installment of the So-Cal rock fest features OC punk heroes like Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Offspring while still showcasing newer local punk acts like FIDLAR and Plague Vendor.

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    June 17, 2013

    Breaking News: Funny or Die's "Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival" is Coming to Irvine!

    Comedy titan Dave Chappelle has been popping up all over with spontaneous appearances lately and if you are getting pissed that he hasn't popped into Orange County, you can push your anger aside because, HE IS COMING!! Oh my god, calm down. No screw it. WE CAN'T! WE'RE WAYYY TO EXCITED!

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    April 29, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Lineup Announced

    The Weenie Roast lineup was just announced this morning. Headlined by the Black Keys, this year's 106.7 KROQ FM concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 18 is about to go on sale. View the full lineup below.

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    September 18, 2012

    Top 10 OC Shows of Summer 2012

    The only thing tougher than realizing that yet another summer concert season has come and gone is taking the time to sort all the best moments together an relive them in numerical order. For us, the difficulty of the latter usually means that we got to experience enough slam-dancing, chorus-shouting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    KISS - Motley Crue - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - 8/14/12

    KISS and Motley Crue Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/14/12 See Also: *Iron Maiden at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *Kiss at the Honda Center *Motley Crue at the Joint in Las Vegas Two of the earliest albums that sculpted my music tastes were that of Kiss's Destroyer and Motley Crue's Shout At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Taste Of OC This Weekend At Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    As I wrote back in February, The Taste of OC returns after what was apparently a 16-year hiatus. The event will be held this weekend at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, starting at noon on Saturday. Expect to see a few people we've featured here on this blog, including Louis Jocson of Red Table, Greg ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Concerts Sprawling With Sound

    [Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer

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    March 5, 2012

    Beach Boys To Play Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre On June 3

    ​By popular demand, the Beach Boys have added a show to the 50th Anniversary tour at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on June 3. Previously, the only area show was at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2, and that's sold out.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Buy Identity Tickets for $20

    ​On Wednesday, July 13, electronic-only festival Identity, which we'd talked about here, will be selling $20 general admission tickets for only 20 hours (for any one of the Identity Festival shows). Starting at 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next day, fans can buy the tickets via any Ticketmaster outlet. ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

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    June 20, 2011

    Kings of Leon Return to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in September

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last year​Kings of Leon have confirmed a date at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Band of Horses opening. They must like Orange County, since they were just here last year. It's their first tour since their fifth album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    The Rascal Flatts Go Fest Show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Rescheduled

    ​Live Nation announced that due to illness, the Go Country 105's radio festival show featuring  Rascal Flatts has been postponed. Previously set for Saturday, Oct. 9 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, it has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 17 at Verizon W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    TGIF: This Weekend, a Few Shows Only We Can Tell You About​Why do we say that? Because tonight, Magic Triangles take the stage at the Blue Café in Long Beach, with the near-impossible-to-Google-named Technology and the equally how-do-you-expect-people-to-find-you monikered Vice Versa. So on that front alone we have to salute ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Rush at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Over The Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Rush August 13, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterSee the slideshow here!Mere months away from celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Moving Pictures, Rush easily sold out the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater as they played the album in its entirety along ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Aerosmith, Cheap Trick at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out very cool images from our Aerosmith slideshow here (including a great shot of Tyler's footwear of choice).Aerosmith and Cheap TrickJuly 29, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterIt was hard to decide with whom to be more disappointed--the rock band 20 years past ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Deciphering Kings of Leon: They're Just Like You And Me!

    ​Kings of Leon--also dubbed U2's successors, and "the next great arena band," are performing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine tonight. After a 40 minutes of a round-robin press teleconference with singer/guitarist Caleb Followill and bassist Jared Followill, I realized that KoL ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    What You Missed: World Cup Viewing Parties, Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque, PETA Protest, Lilith Fair

    Keith May​ Break out the vuvuzelas! What'd you miss this weekend? We were in Long Beach's 2nd St. visiting all the World Cup viewing parties, checking out the gals of the Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque (straight outta Huntington Beach!), dropping in on the PETA protest of the Ringling Bros. circus ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

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    June 1, 2010

    No Service Fees For Live Nation Shows​Live Nation's eliminating service fees this June for all the tickets sold at all their amphitheaters throughout the country. I don't know if that's such a good idea; some of those service fees jack up the cost of a ticket by almost double sometimes. By eliminating them ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Ximena Sariñana

    Detroit Bar

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    April 5, 2010

    Jack Johnson Announces Tour Dates, 98 Percent of Orange County Celebrates

    Christopher VictorioJack Johnson, wearing a Save Trestles T-shirt, performing at the Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 29, 2008.​​Chief mellow music maker Jack Johnson has announced a new slew of tour dates for his upcoming To The Sea Tour, spanning from early July on the East Coast ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    THIS WEEKEND: Final Weekend of Shows at the OC Super Fair

    Chris Victorio​It's that sad time of the year, when fair season is just about over. (Insert joke about saying goodbye to bizarre fried foods here.) The OC Super Fair ends on Sunday, but there's a show each night until then to help you bid farewell to the magical land of ferris wheels and zucchini ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 22, 2009

    Two-for-One tickets today

    Just got this email regarding two-for-one tickets on sale only today. Here's the info I was sent. HALF PRICE TICKETS; Get 2 for the Price of 1 -- Tomorrow! -- Starting at 12:01 midnight on Wednesday, July 22 for 24 hours: -- A pair of lawn tickets to participating Live Nation amphitheate ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Friday Night: The Offspring at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    (Placeholder image to soon be replaced by live photo by Robert Fayette!)BY DAVID J. NICOLASFriday Night: The Offspring, Alkaline Trio at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; June 5, 2009.Say what you will about the Offspring. Yes, their heavy punk-pop distortion seems to be a better fit in a diffe ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 18, 2009

    Slideshow: Doves at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    Is there any stopping Andrew Youssef? Not only was he at KROQ's Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday--both reviewing and shooting--he also photographed Doves Friday night at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Check out the pictures here. Not only are Doves a draw on their own, but C ... More >>

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    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 23, 2009

    Incoming: The Offspring Return to Orange County. Updated!

    Huntington Beach's The Offspring might be the most successful Orange County band of all time--y'know, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide is as good of a claim as any, not to mention being one of very few '90s bands still churning out huge radio hits--and they're making a big ol' return to ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    Incoming: Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Let's get let's get let's get rocked. Def Leppard, Poison (pictured, duh) and Cheap Trick are coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on August 30. Tickets are on sale 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 7. No word on prices yet, or if the arsenal of Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels skanks ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Incoming: No Doubt Returns to Orange County! Eventually.

    Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXIII

    This weekend Gustavo Arellano sharpened his writing pen and wrote a post calling-out historian Chris Jepsen for not referencing his pieces on a historical blog. Alex Brant-Zawadzki reported (again) on the continuing construction cost climb on estimates for the 241 Toll Road through Tressles. Been ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Extreme Projectiles

    Sounds of the Underground Summer 2007 Tour

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    January 1, 2004

    2003 Soundtrack

    The Year in Music

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    July 3, 2003
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    May 29, 2003

    Rendered by Verse

    Summer music haiku-o-rama!

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    May 30, 2002


    The summer music preview!

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    August 16, 2001

    Great Dorks Afire!

    Hammond plus Waits equals not bad. Plus, the Proclaimers!

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    May 31, 2001
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