Southside 808 Mafia Promises to Get Wild at LA's Game Day Tour

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Joshua Luellen might not be a name you're familiar with but his discography of produced tracks, on the other hand, is something you most definitely are. Artists include Waka Flocka, Future, Drake, Travis Scott, French Montana, Jeezy, G-Eazy, Young Thug, Meek Mill, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Birdman, Big Sean, Kanye-- and the list goes on. The 27 year-old, Atlanta-based artist, that goes by Southside or Sizzle is the founder of 808 Mafia and he continues to push boundaries, both in terms of the beats he produces and the rap career he's began to forge for himself. The release of his third mixtape, Free Agent 3 is slated for imminent release (keep your eyes peeled).

This weekend, Southside and 12th Planet will host the Game Day Tour (which is said to be the best tailgate party of the season) before the USC Trojans & UCLA Bruins game, in Los Angeles. We asked Southside what we can expect from his performance and he left us with the simple yet profound, "it's going to be some real wild shit"-- we'd expect nothing less. See our interview below, with Southside, about the first big break in his career and how he continues to motivate today's ATL youth.

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Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit Celebrates New EP With An OC/LA Residency

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Matthew Logan Vasquez has announced a much anticipated solo project, beginning with "Everything I Do Is Out," a single that undoubtedly seduces fans to pre-order his new album The Austin EP slated for release November 3rd. The track encompasses everything we've grown to expect from Vasquez-- imaginative storytelling and the kind of rock-n-roll that moves like a wildfire throughout a crowd as he sings "My little sister got my record collection/I'm trying to tell her it's a bad direction." It's a good thing he's secured a residency at Santa Ana's Festival Hall and Los Angeles' iconic Lot 613 starting in November, because Vasquez has a knack for drawing a crowd.

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Mike Ness is Having A Vintage Estate Sale

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John Gilhooley
Come buy my shit!
Get ready for the motherload of rockstar hand-me-downs. Because next week, Mike Ness is having an estate sale. From October 7-10, the Social Distortion frontman is parting with some of his most precious old school items, from vintage furniture to his personal threads and passing them on to you...for a reasonable price of course. Recently, Ness announced that he'd be selling items from his now shuttered store, Black Kat Vintage in Orange. But not only will you find items from his store, you'll also be able to get your hands on authentic old school relics, along with awesome and pieces from Ness' private collection that were not available until now. Who knows, you might be able to find a ball and chain somewhere in there. For dates and times of when this vintage valhalla will open its doors, follow the jump.

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Kid Rock Drops Rhymes and Prices For Summer Tour

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As the ever increasing cost of living continues to careen down the highway dragging the corpse of the American dream along the crumbling asphalt, white trash superstar Kid Rock is sparking a revolution. The Detroit-born rapper-turned-rocker, known for such gems as "Bah Wit Da Bah" and "American Badass," is reportedly putting together a summer tour that will cost fans $20 a ticket, even for front row seats

He's also working with concert promoter Live Nation, (think House of Blues Anaheim) to reduce service fees, parking costs as well as the price of goods inside the venue such as beer and merchandise. And if that wasn't enough the bill promises to have some well known (though road worn) acts including ZZ Top, Kool and the Gang and Unkle Kracker. This comes at a time when ticket prices seem to be going up.

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Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness Lineup Announced

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We know Doug would SUPER love to see you there...

KROQ's Kevin and Bean have been doing their part to help raise awareness for charities that are near and dear to their hearts with their annual, "Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness" comedy show that has brought comedic greats to the stage over the years like Bob Saget, Ray Romano, Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard, Jim Jefferies, and Patton Oswalt to entertain to eager (and often drunk) crowds. This year line-up was just announced for their 2013 event that will be held on Saturday, April 6th, once again at the Gibson Amphitheatre and it's shaping up to be another blow-out night of hilarity.

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Hardcore Legends D.O.A. To Play The Observatory On Final Tour

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The hardcore pioneers have been together 35 years
Known as one of the most political and hard working punk bands since their inception back in 1978, punk rockers D.O.A. announced that they'll be calling it quits after their upcoming, final run of tour dates. One of those select shows lands them at The Observatory on Friday, Feb. 1.

Beginning with their first release, Disco Sucks EP, the Vancouver-natives established themselves as one of the most influential and pioneers in hardcore punk music along with Black Flag and Bad Brains amongst others. They've been to all corners of the world, spreading their leftist politics, summarized by their slogan TALK-ACTION=0. As their fans will note, this includes taking on causes like Rape Relief, Anti-Racism, Education, Anti-Globalization, Anti-War, OXFAM, First Nations Rights, Anti-Censorship and environmental causes amongst many others. Those causes served as the catalyst for Joe Keithley to give up music and to become a politician, which should come as a surprise to no one.

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The Who Set To Rock Honda Center On January 28

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Love Reign O'er Me
After 5 years on the sidelines, outside of the occasional charity show or Super Bowl, The Who will be invading Honda Center on January 28. Yes, they're old and yes, they can't quite rock like they have in years past, and yes, there's only two original members left (Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey) but hey, when you're pushing 70, let's see how well you do!

The British legends will be playing Quadrophenia, perhaps their most overlooked album, in it's entirety, in addition to a few other select songs from their career. The band will be performing on a sleek, stripped-down stage with a sophisticated lighting rig and multiple screens that provide footage of world events from World War II to the present day, concentrating on popular culture and the history of the band, including live footage from throughout their storied career.

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Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup


In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line-up by reviewing the other announced radio station shows.

In San Diego on Friday December 7th, 91X is holding their Wrex The Halls show with The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan & Sara, The Joy Formidable, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke.

In San Francisco, LIVE105 has expanded their Not So Silent Night holiday concert series to two nights. On Friday December 7th they have Jack White, The Shins, Metric, Of Monsters and Men, The Gaslight Anthem, and Two Door Cinema Club. On Saturday December 8th they have The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan & Sara, Grouplove and Imagine Dragons.

So my predictions are as follows:

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Jim Washburn, Former Weekly Music Editor, Brings Stellar Guitar Grouping to OC (for Free)

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*TOMORROW: Woodystock 2012 at Elks Lodge Park in Garden Grove

Guitarist John Jorgenson was a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters and a six-year member of Elton John's band. He played Django Reinhardt in the 2004 film Head in the Clouds, and with his own quintet Jorgenson also wows on vocals and clarinet.  

And he's just one of the amazing talents a former OC Weekling has lined up for you to see and hear this Thursday--for free!

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Coachella Jumps On Board the Floating Festival Trend, But is This New Cruise a Sinker?

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The S. S. Coachella Flyer

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Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 16th - 19th in the Bahamas and Jamaica December 19th - 23rd. With other music festivals cruises like Hard's Holy Ship and Groove Cruise already sold out it only made sense that Coachella would capitalize on their brand and bring their festivals to the high sea as well, or does it?

The line-up is nowhere near as good as the Coachella line-ups (which have been getting worse and worse throughout the years) and in a way left fans a little confused. "Why does this even have the Coachella name" tweeted fans and posted comments on the new Facebook Page. It seems more like a way for Goldenvoice to profit on the already popular Coachella brand rather than bring together like minded people on a festival cruise experience that moves and changes lives.

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