Friday, July 26th Weezer Pacific Amphitheater Although Weezer's image and reputation has faded over the years with albums Raditude, Hurley, and Death to False Metal seriously lacking in what Weezer is known for, most Weezer fans are die hard enough to stick with them anyway. With the bands first se ... More >>
Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>
You've got all the band merch--the tees, the shoelaces, even the beer cozy. But we say you haven't shown true dedication until you've, well, nailed it. MTV Style has put together a rad roundup of nail art inspired by famous album covers. The painstaking details are impressive. One artist shrinks ... More >>
[Locals Only] The Laguna Niguel boys are getting their quirky indie-pop out to the masses
According to the official Mikey Welsh Facebook page, musician and artist Mikey Welsh (Weezer, Homie, Juliana Hatfield, Verbena, Special Goodness) passed away unexpectedly earlier today. Welsh was 40-years-old.
Bob SheshetzBen Harper Doheny Days Music Festival Sept. 10 to 11, 2011 Doheny State Beach, Dana Point The Doheny Days music festival breezed into Doheny State Beach in Dana Point over the weekend like a much-needed relaxing day at the, err, beach. For the average OC concert-goer in terms of the ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more images.WeezerAugust 4, 2011Pacific AmphitheaterSo that was weird.Seeing front man Rivers Cuomo run, jump and dance around; start and finish the set in the audience; sing a track off Pinkerton; touch his band mates ... it was a different Weezer ... More >>
In our earlier post, we gave you part one of the ultimate music geek list--songs with a girl's name in the title for each letter of the alphabet from A(lison) to L(una). This second part goes from M(ykel and Carli) by Weezer to Z(ebulon) by Rufus Wainwright.
It's not KROQ's fault copious amount of sonic garbage spew from their massive antenna on Tonga Peak in Glendale. No matter how cutting edge they purport to be, they're a mainstream radio station with salaried programming directors who strictly adhere to a business model. As such, they are going t ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWho wants to run around in the heat from stage to stage just to watch a band? Now that fans are getting older, musicians are getting it right--trap fans in a boat and so everyone will have nothing better to do than watch your shows with the amenities of a casino, pool, and ... More >>
House of Blues
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe OC Fair's line up is pretty stellar this year; aside from Bob Dylan,Weezer (August 4), Huey Lewis & The News (August 7), Montgomery Gentry (August 10) and Kansas/Blue Oyster Cult (August 11) are performing. What, no B-52's?
Let's be honest for a second. Weezer only sound good when they are true to themselves. They've produced hardly any good material since the band's self-titled debut, known as "The Blue Album," and the follow-up, Pinkerton, which was more than 10 years ago. It's sad to admit this, but their new Sta ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyJorge Garcia makes a cameo at Weezer's first night in LACheck out our Weezer slideshow here!WeezerNovember 26, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterUnderstandably dubbed the "Memories" tour, Weezer dug up plenty of memorable older tunes to go along with a tidal wave of flashbacks at the ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyUPDATE (Oct. 7, 11: 50 a.m.): [via the New York Times] Apparently, die-hard Weezer fans have been sending James Burns death threats over the campaign. His response? "I wish more of Weezer's fans would have the same sense of humor...Some people have told me they wish I ... More >>
Dates for Weezer's Memories Tour--around which the band will play both the eponymously-named yet literally-termed "Blue Album" from 1994 and the cult favorite Pinkerton--have just been announced.The band will play two nights in every city, with some "greatest hits" thrown in on both nights.There' ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWhen Weezer's latest, Hurley, comes out next week on Epitaph, it will have a guaranteed audience for as long as people have reunion classes. The lead single, "Memories," is a jangly, catchy pop anthem, and its video, which was shot on Super * cameras, evokes a nostal ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Juggalos are still inciting debate, Owl City gives John Mayer some bro lovin', Two Guns on 'Jersey Shore' and more
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWeezer headlined the U.S. Open of Surfing, a show sponsored by the clothing company HurleyRemember how surprised everyone was to find out that Weezer was headlining the U.S. Open of Surfing? Well, soon after Weezer announced their eighth album title (Hurley) and unveiled t ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Mundanities of celeb life include Hurley on Weezer's cover, Mike Ness selling homes
On Monday, Weezer dropped the news that Jorge Garcia, more recently known Lost's Hurley, was on the cover of their eighth album. Is it weird to have my boyfriend's face on the cover of Weezer's new album titled Hurley? Yes. Is it also awesome? Yes. "I'm excited to know that t ... More >>
Yup. For Weezer's upcoming eighth LP, actor Jorge Garcia, better known as Hurley from Lost, will be on the cover. On Spinner, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo says the album title came from the photo: "We struggled super hard trying to come up with an album title, trying to find some kind of phrase ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, Yellow Red Sparks have residency in LA, Pinback sucked live, and Guided By Voices reunites
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWeezer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last yearAhem, 2010 U.S. Open of Surfing. I think it's awesome that you're adding to the appeal of hot, bronzed guys surfing at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier for five days by getting Weezer to headline your event. A ... More >>
Thanks to a nasty bus accident that left Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo hospitalized with a punctured lung and a boo-boo on his spleen, the band has postponed their January 11 show at the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine. If there's good news to be had, the word "postponed" implies that the band w ... More >>
Coachella dates announced, which we just blogged about earlier this morning.Weezer's Rivers Cuomo released from hospital and on a "bus for cross country trip to L.A."One more reason that Chris Brown is a dick--and not a particularly smart one.Green Day goes big--like the Beatles--with their own Ro ... More >>
You might remember Weezer's endorsement of the Snuggie during their live concerts. This was the obvious next step to take. Christmas shopping: DONE--everybody gets a backwardsass robe!
Weezer, those guys who brought you the absolutely flawless Pinkerton in 1996 and a bunch of other less inspiring records after that, have released a new video for their song "(If You're Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To." The song made its Orange County premiere last month when ... More >>
Andrew Youssef We, for one, are not happy with this heat wave of sorts. It needs to go away and it needs to tap its friend autumn on the shoulder to come the hell back. But anyway: So what'd you do this weekend? Was it as action-packed and fascinating as ours? First off, we caught Weezer, Blink-182 ... More >>
Andrew YoussefNo, you da man.Last Night: Blink-182, Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; September 17, 2009.Better Than: Growing up.Hostile Territory: Blink-182 is doing a huge promotion with the T-Mobile Sidekick, and advertisements were plastered ... More >>
Former Sleater-Kinney singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein has a blog on NPR called Monitor Mix (stick with me), and yesterday she called out Weezer for being "the ultimate novelty band." Specifically, she targeted two of their new songs, "I'm Your Daddy" and "The Girl Got Hot," which the band debuted ... More >>
Sometimes things happen by "popular demand." That's kid stuff. A mere trifle. A pittance. This second Blink-182 show just added to the schedule at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater? Why, that was a result of OVERWHELMING DEMAND! At least according to the Live Nation press release.It's happening Friday, ... More >>
Weezer just announced a merch deal with Snuggie. Yes, Snuggie, that thing on tv that you (and I) laugh at until you actually try one and realize it's the best invention ever. The contraption is called a Wuggie, and is basically a regular Snuggie with a Weezer logo. I'd be shittin' all over th ... More >>
Despite some conflicting reports on the matter, Weezer is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine with Blink-182 (pictured) on Sept. 17, as confirmed today by Live Nation. This is, of course, the first Blink-182 tour since their 2005 breakup, which led to largely uninspiring projects l ... More >>
The 2009 version of KROQ's annual summer blowout, the Weenie Roast y Fiesta, is hitting the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 16. That's like less than two weeks away, so get on it. Bands include Weezer (who still don't have or bassist Matt Sharp back in the band, even though everyone knows they sho ... More >>
The return of the return of the Rentals
Return of the returning Rentals
Ozma take you back to the future
Big-Ass Music Weekend!