There's not a lot of songs that encapsulate living in Orange County better than "O.C. Life," written and originally released by Adolescents guitarist Rikk Agnew in 1982. Since then it's been covered by everyone from D.I., Offspring and Zebrahead as the quintessential protest song for the antipath ... More >>
Chris VictorioMiss Gaga if yer nasty.Welcome back? We had a quiet-ish long-but-not-long-enough holiday weekend, one that started off with capturing the elusive Lady Gaga in concert at the Nokia Theater. Sure she might have canceled that tour with Kanye--that included a stop in town at the Honda C ... More >>
Everyone I've talked to about the OC Music Awards nominee list, released yesterday, seems to have the same reaction: Huh? Why are young, unsigned bands like The Jakes competing against veteran, internationally known acts like The Offspring, who had Billboard's #1 Hot Modern Rock Track for 11 weeks l ... More >>
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.