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 >>
The music of the Freeses is ubiquitous. And they talk a good game, too
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.
June 29 - July 6: Handjobdrugscum
Nightlife and more: Jan. 12 - Jan. 19
Aug. 4 - Aug. 11
String Zebrahead up, they still won't die
Readers react to Greatest OC Bands Ever with a poll of their own
Today is Earth Day, Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday
How to become your own big-ass music label
Great gigs of '00
Letters to the Weeklys much-esteemed Music Editor
Sun, half-naked bunnies and a second chance
And why wont GM release a car powered by rock & roll?!
In which the Girl attempts yet another unfriendly takeover!
Hope and heartbreak, with supersecret special guest appearances!
Lit, Zebrahead and Burnin Groove help 369 out the door
Club 369 to relocate
Rockers golf badly, spark up and drive fastall for the kids
Can the Pocket Clowns Save the World?
When did Barney Fife transfer to the Costa Mesa PD?
Randy Cash is a promoter and a swell guy