It’s time for the Weenie Roast to rise again. This morning 106.7 KROQ FM announced its 26th annual concert which returns to the Stub Hub Center in Carson. The show is headlined by Blink 182 and Panic! At the Disco, Rise Against, and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. The former two acts have both been on stage in OC recently at Musink and the Observatory respectively. The lineup also includes local faves The Dirty Heads and Cold War Kids as well as Awol Nation and Bishop Briggs. The War on Drugs, Manchester Orchestra and Nothing But Thieves, will perform on the side stages alongside James Bay, indie rock act Mt. Joy and “Roots” singer-songwriter Alice Merton.
While the return to Stub Hub is a bit outside of its usually OC stomping grounds, the radio concert found it to be a solid replacement for Irvine Meadows (R.I.P.). The show rolls in again on May 12. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27 at AXS.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Heal the Bay and Surfrider Foundation. For more information, visit kroq.com.
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.