It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
Ten years ago, 'Shock and Awe' airstrikes by U.S. forces in Iraq marked the onset of another invasion of that country. President George W. Bush led a so-called 'coalition of the willing' mocked by anti-war activists as a 'coalition of the shilling' into hostilities under the pretext that Iraqi dicta ... More >>
On November 10, 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut assault of rap-rock radicalism upon the music world. Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford combined their collective talents together as the Epic release would eventually peak at No. 1 on the Billbo ... More >>
Founder Jordan Cooper reflects on the Huntington Beach hardcore label's legacy
The prolific electronic music performer/producer talks U.S. dance culture and his upcoming album
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWe love these guerrilla videos LA Rising has been promoting to generate excitement for the event next weekend. This week, scenes of Zack de la Rocha and Tim Commerford facing off in a 50-yard dash are interspersed with shots of the band rehearsing "Freedom," which toward ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And the securing-the-border myth! In the same week!
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPardon the Friday buzzkill: Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has squashed rumors about a new Rage album being in the works. "You know, the band is not writing songs, the band is not in the studio," Morello told MTV News yesterday. "We get along famously ... More >>
[Locals Only] Filmmaker Evan Jacobs saw in all—and shows plenty of it in 'Orange County Hardcore Scenester'
Before Zack de la Rocha rocked the masses at Coachella earlier this month with his group One Day as a Lion, he joined Los Tigres del Norte for a special collaboration. The ultra-popular Norteño band from Mexico performed their catalog of classics with numerous special guests at the Hollywood Pa ... More >>
chilango.com Although the Latin Alternative offerings of this year's Coachella Music & Arts Festival are few and far between, the acts that did make it onto the roster of performing artists are diverse and definitely worthy of attention. Of course, the biggest draw is the highly touted Caifa ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Punishment for illegal crossings? And is Irvine racist?
The No Spiritual Surrender album cover The songs on Orange County-based Inside Out's EP No Spiritual Surrender refuse to go silent two decades after they were first recorded. A young Zack de la Rocha sang on the hardcore cult classic alongside band members Vic Dicara, Mark Hayworth, and Chris Br ... More >>
www.myspace.com/onedayasalionZack de la Rocha's One Day As A Lion is joining the already-stellar line up of human rights activist Dolores Huerta's 80th birthday, at a benefit concert at the Greek Theatre tomorrow. One Day As A Lion, which takes all the energy of Rage Against ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRage Against the Machine at the Hollywood Palladium last FridayThe Sound Strike campaign started by Zack de la Rocha to counter Arizona's soon-to-be in effect SB1070 law reached its sonic zenith Friday night with Rage Against the Machine rocking the Hollywood Palladium. T ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Rage Against The Machine and Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley BandHollywood PalladiumJuly 23, 2010In 1992, I witnessed some band called Rage Against The Machine open for Pearl Jam at the Hollywood Palladium. It was an intensely riveting perfo ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseUPDATE: The public onsale is Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com On July 23, Rage Against the Machine will be performing in LA for the first time in 10 years to support organizations combating SB 1070, Arizona's immigration law. The Sound Strike, Zack de la Rocha's or ... More >>
On July 29, the government of Arizona will enact Senate Bill 1070, also known as Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The law addresses immigration control and regulation, which was traditionally a federal responsibility. This law makes Arizona the first state to require all aliens ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, more concert cancellations, Rage against Arizona, and Minus the Bear show review
www.myspace.com/goodcharlotteThe Good Charlotte won't be performing at Irvine.Here's the press release we got: "Due to unexpected scheduling issues, the Bamboozle Roadshow's L.A.-area concert has moved. Originally set for the Honda Center Festival Grounds on Friday, June 4th, the e ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseOn Tuesday, Zack de la Rocha gathered up a few of his friends to protest the Arizona state law (SB 1070) that legalizes and sanctions racial profiling on the site Soundstrike.net. Artists who joined forces to boycott Arizona (by "not allow(ing) our collective economic power to b ... More >>
With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from my Sept. 18 book signing at the Yost Theater for my new book, Orange County: A Personal History: *About 500 people showed up to hear my lecture! About 500! I add the qualifier because the Yost ... More >>
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Shred Cred: You wanted the best—you got the best: Guitar Hero III
Los Cojolites’ Son Jarocho Stylings to Liven Up Dia de los Muertos Benefit
Sporting perhaps the greatest hip-hop bill ever, Rock the Bells enshrines rap's history—and foreshadows its future
Does RATMs left hook still have punch?
I could never understand why the biggest Southern California music festival is in the middle of the desert. To me, enduring triple-digit temperatures to catch the Pixies reunion just seemed like pure sadism on behalf of Goldenvoice. Nevertheless, Coachella always draws a crowd. And this year, the fe ... More >>
And he's playing Mexican music?!
'Something happens when we cross the borderwe forget our sense of humor and become too literal'
'Nothing says Welcome to America like an old-school blowjob'
What is it with Santa Ana officials ruining all-ages venues?
Slowrider cruise into the ever-mutating future
Science Projects conscience hip-hop
Revelation Records Jordan Cooper still not sick of it all
You can plan cities, but you cant plan people
Farside at the crossroads
Samiam/Farside/Shades Apart/Jesse & the Rockers
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Rage Against the Machine
Euphoria! And a migraine!