Hogue Barmichael's is Closing This Weekend

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R.I.P. Hogue's
Dear local music fans, just thought we'd let you know a piece of your youth is about to die. Hogue Barmichael's is closing. This Saturday will be the last show ever for Newport Beach's all-ages venue in the shadow of John Wayne Airport and we have to say we're kinda sad about it (although we're not totally shocked). Even after the venue's extensive, much needed remodel over three years ago, the yeoman's work of keeping the place filled with under-age bands and local unknowns must be getting tougher and tougher to sustain.

First opened in 1992 by Gary Folgner (also the owner of the Coach House), Hogue's has been a rite of passage for local acts--mostly wobbly-legged teenage bands looking to play their first shows. In some cases, those bands have grown and gone on to bigger things and occasionally grace the place with a hometown show. It was also the place a lot of underage kids can remember getting branded with those neon wristbands and hands marked with stamps and big black "X" s (which we would always try like hell to wash off with foolish hopes of buying a beer).

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Left of the Dial Closes In Seal Beach, Opens a Pop-Up Store in Los Alamitos

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We recently got word that Seal Beach Record Store Left of the Dial is closing after today. Kinda. They're really just relocating to a smaller storefront. But that's not stopping them from dropping some going-out-of-business style sales. The shop is closing it's current location off Pacific Coast Hwy and opening a small pop-up store in Los Alamitos, there may even be some future plans to move to Santa Ana in the future, according to owner Geoff Leamon, owner of the store for the last two years. This may come as a shock their regular crate diggers, even though the store has been going through a rough few months of sales.More »

Jesus People Rocking Chuck Smith to Heaven

These must be strange days indeed for Calvary Chapelites. Having heard from Chuck Smith for more than four decades that Jesus will return in the Rapture, they must've expected to be in glory by now, alongside their faithful pastor and friend.

But it appears Chuck may be heading to heaven the old fashioned way, and one wonders if it is a bittersweet reminder to the aging Jesus People that they won't escape the fate of every man. So what's a church to do as Papa Chuck prepares to meet his maker? Rock that shit, of course.

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Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour--No Irvine Show in September

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Caleb Followill at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine during healthier days
Kings of Leon just canceled their entire U.S. summer tour in the wake of a Dallas show on Friday that was cut short after lead singer Caleb Followill left the stage to vomit, Rolling Stone reports. A band rep says Followill has been "suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion." But because of the band's international touring commitments, their U.S. shows will not rescheduled. Tickets for those gigs will be refunded at point of purchase, or automatically refunded if ordered online. More »

Prince Plays Three House of Blues-Sunset Shows Tonight, Cubensis Throws a Hissy Fit


This morning, Prince announced that he's performing the next three shows of his Welcome 2 America Live: 21 Nite Stand tour, all at the House of Blues Sunset (albeit at different spots within the venue). Tickets went on sale at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The Music Hall show will be at 8 p.m., the Jazz Café at the Porch Restaurant show at 11 p.m. and a private charity event in the Foundation Room at 1 a.m. The tickets are gone (who wouldn't want to see Prince at such an intimate venue?), but at least one group of people are unhappy about it.

Grateful Dead tribute band Cubensis was dumped in favor of Prince tonight; they were booked with a Bob Dylan tribute for a "Dylan's 70th Birthday Party" event. Unfortunately, they were told just last night of the schedule change.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Inspires Bloody Death Skull's 'Judgment Day: The Musical'

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And really, this isn't an Arnold Schwarzenegger post--Ned Raggett already took care of that. Rather, this is another Rapture-related post. Bloody Death Skull wrote the 16-song opus for the end of the world, "Inspired by Terminator 2."

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Outgoing: Dan Deacon Cancels UC Irvine Show

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Remember that Dan Deacon show tomorrow that Ned Raggett wrote about in last week's Weekly? Not happening, sadly.

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Outgoing: Deer Tick at Detroit Bar Canceled

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It hasn't been the best week for Detroit Bar--yesterday, we told you about LA hip hop duo People Under the Stairs rescheduling their show this Thursday to December 11. This time, it's tomorrow's Deer Tick show, which has been canceled due to a death in the family of one of the band members. Advance tickets will be refunded at point-of-purchase.

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People Under the Stairs Show at Detroit Rescheduled


If your Thursday night plans included watching People Under the Stairs at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, good news! Well, depending on how you look at it. Your night is now free.

The LA hip hop duo--their new album, Carried Away, is out next Tuesday, part of a big year that included a Coachella set--were scheduled to play the venue on October 9, but the show's been rescheduled to Friday, December 11. Already bought a ticket? It'll still be good for this date. So just, y'know. Chill.

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'Fame Kills' Killed; Kanye West and Lady Gaga Scrap Tour

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From the "well, you kind of had to see this coming" department: Kanye West and Lady Gaga have canceled their much-publicized, co-headlining "Fame Kills" tour, which was to stop at Anaheim's Honda Center on November 15. (Yes, surely a lot of people are going to be using "'Fame Kills' Killed." Who could resist?)

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