We Barbarians

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    December 6, 2010

    What You Missed: Ms. Double D-Cember, Dead Kennedys, AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show, Passion Pit, Winter Fantasy

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? Ours started off at KROQ's annual Miss Double D-Cember contest at the Slidebar in Fullerton, hosted by Kevin and Bean. Then there was the 20th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival grounds. We relived our punk days with Dead Kennedys at the ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    [UPDATED] Michael Cera in a Real, Legit Indie Band Called Mr. Heavenly--Playing the Fox Theater on Saturday!

    Universal StudiosMichael Cera as Scott Pilgrim​UPDATE: Passion Pit is playing at the Fox Theater on Saturday, Dec. 4, with We Barbarians, Pepper Rabbit...and Mr. Heavenly, making a Michael Cera sighting a 99.9 percent possibility!  Yesterday, Pitchfork broke the news that actor Michael Cera ( ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Cold War Kids Try to Get Over the Sophomore Slump With 'Mine is Yours'--Will They Make It?

    Lilledeshan Bose​Nope, not a Christian rock band. But that's a label that much of the music press would attempt to tag the Cold War Kids with following their breakout success in 2006. When they were new, the Cold War Kids dominated pop and indie radio with a pair of quirky hits-- "Hang Me Out t ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    We Barbarians

    Detroit Bar

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    September 14, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays, Part 2: Win Tickets to the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival!

    ​If, like me, you are allergic to crustaceans and never get to try their yummy goodness, then you may want to pass on this contest. Or, you can just go to the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival to watch a bunch of great bands--many of whom are local.John Doe and Exene Cervenka are performing. So ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Were You There? The Long Beach Buskerfest

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit headlined Buskerfest​Over the weekend at Long Beach's Summer and Music finale, BuskerFest, the East Village Arts District was home to five stages, hosting an extensive lineup of local bands. Delta Spirit and Crystal Antlers headlined the free event; 60 Watt Kid, Jay ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    What You Missed: BuskerFest, Something Corporate, Charity Chili Cookoff, OC Foodie Fest

    Christopher Victorio​What did you miss this weekend? It should have been packed with music and eating with all of the events that went on. On Friday night, we caught the revival of Something Corporate at The Grove in Anaheim (right). On Saturday, we headed back to Anaheim to stuff our face at the ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010


    First St. and Linden Ave., Long Beach

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    May 27, 2010

    Interview: We Barbarians Talk About Making A Video With Aveiro

    ​If you've read today's interview with  Matt Aveiro of Cold War Kids, you'll know that Long Beach-based indie/psych rock trio known as We Barbarians--singer/guitarist David Quon, bassist Derek Vanheule and drummer Nathan Warkentin--have just released their newest video. "There's This There's ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Cold War Kids' Drummer Matt Aveiro Directs We Barbarians Music Video

    ​There's more to Matt Aveiro than meets the ear. Besides drumming for Long Beach band Cold War Kids, he's also an auteur. He debuted his independent short film Jen In The Painting last year, and is now trying his hand at music video direction. Fellow LBC rockers, We Barbarians asked him to helm th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Slideshows: The Parson Red Heads at the Yost Theatre, Craig Owens at Chain Reaction

    Couple midweek shows got photographed last night--The Parson Red Heads at the Yost in Santa Ana (seen above!), and Craig Owens of Chiodos at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Beth Stirnaman was down at the Yost, and (along with myself!) was unfortunately one of very few people there--I counted, maybe, 50 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    To Do Tonight 9/8

    We Were a Handful, until 8 p.m. Featuring art by Cold War Kids’ Matt Maust, Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, Nate Warkentin and David Quon of Long Beach’s We Barbarians, and renowned musician/artist Richard Swift. Hibbleton Art Gallery 112 W. Wilshire Ave. Fullerton, CA Sgt. Pepper's Dueling Piano C ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Hold Tight

    We Were a Handful

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    April 20, 2008

    Last Night: The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar

    The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar, April 19, 2008 with We Barbarians, Nathan Willett, Delta Spirit, and Jonnie Russell from the Cold War Kids Better Than: Donating money to the Presidental Election Campaign Fund. Download: Delta Spirit's "Trashcan" from Ode To Sunshine Benefit concerts often re ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008

    A Little Help?

    A Benefit for Alex

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 2/25

    SALSA MONDAYS, 8:30 p.m. Shake it at Sachi. Sachi Bar, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach S.I.N. MONDAYS, 10 p.m. Behave, ladies and gentlemen! Or not. Fury, 4221 Dolphin Striker Way Newport Beach WE BARBARIANS, 9 p.m. Fee, fi, fo, fum, grab a drink and have some fun. Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 02/11

    TRAVELING LIGHTS, 5 p.m. Luminous art by Enrique Chiu. C1D GALLERY, 441 E. 1st St., Long Beach SIERRA CLUB VALENTINES SOCIAL, 6:30 p.m. Music, pizza, sparkling cranberry juice, environmentally-friendly folk. Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. Costa Mesa S.I.N. MONDAYS, 10 p.m. Service In ... More >>

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    February 4, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 02/04

    SPARROW LOVE CREW, WE ARE WOLVES, REPEATER, 10 p.m. You may run into our lovely clubs editor while you tune in and zone out. Have the freakishly talented Fever Dragon take your picture. The Prospector, 2400 E. Seventh St. Long Beach WE BARBARIANS, AUSHUA CANON BLUE AT DETROIT , 10 p.m. Monday at De ... More >>