How OC's biggest backyard party went from mosh pit to money pit
While there's plenty to be happy about with this year's Ink-n-Iron lineup at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Weekly recently learned that another one of the ship's major festivals slated for spring has been sunk. Last Thursday, Punk Rock Picnic was cancelled until further notice. The two-day fest ... More >>
Friday, February 15 The Ziggens Slidebar If you don't know much about Orange County ska/ surf/punk/garage band the Ziggens, it's ok, somehow they've been over shadowed by one time label mates such as Sublime. But unlike Sublime, who burned out before becoming massively succesful, the Ziggens have ... More >>
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 >>
The 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival just announced the first five bands of this year's line up: Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs are performing! Touted as the biggest punk rock party of the year, the festival takes place on Memorial Day weekend, on May 25 to&n ... More >>
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Javier CabralEager line waiting outside Alex's BarTo those who didn't consider punk rock to be "just a phase" in high school, last Friday night at Alex's bar was somewhat of a culmination. The Grim, the Dickies and the Adolescents--all local, monumental '80s bands that started playing just a li ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyJack Grisham's life has taken more twists and turns than the PCH. The 49-year-old gained early notoriety as the lead singer of seminal Orange County punk rockers TSOL. After five years fronting the group, Grisham left amid rumors of substance abuse and acrimony from the ... More >>
The Hype: A car recently slammed into Riverboat Gamblers guitarist Ian MacDougall while he rode his bicycle through Austin, Texas. Last night an ace roster of punk bands converged at Alex's Bar in Long Beach to help out a fellow musician in need of money to pay hospital bills. Alex Hernan ... More >>
I'm way behind the times when it comes to technology. Hell, I just got a cell phone six months ago and that was because my dad -- who works for a company that will not be named -- gave me one. But it's 2009 and I gotta get up to date on what the kids are doing. Hence, I got an external hard drive to ... More >>
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