| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:28 PM
When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
| May 3, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Before Green Day won over Broadway with an ambitious anti-war album, it was a simple-minded punk trio from Berkeley with an album called "Dookie" and song titles such as "Geek Stink Breath" and "Words I Might Have Ate."
While the band's sound has...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:28 PM
“American Idiot,” the 2010 Broadway hit musical — the first punk rock opera, really — now at the Hippodrome, paints a searing portrait of restless, reckless youth, with all the sex, drugs and violence you’d expect from a...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:05 PM
A note from Pop & Hiss writer August Brown: My assignment to review KROQ's Weenie Roast 2013 coincided with a visit to L.A. from my mom, Helen Balz Brown, who previously wrote a counterpoint to my review of Power 106-FM's Powerhouse in 2009. She's but a...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:58 AM
Fall Out Boy always seemed to have a uncertain relationship to the “punk” label that critics applied to music on such early albums as “Take This to Your Grave” and “From Under the Cork Tree.” Slotted somewhere between...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Top-40 heavyweights including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kesha will perform at the third iHeartRadio Music Festival, presented by the radio conglomerate Clear Channel and scheduled to take place Sept. 20-21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Brooklyn Allman understands why people with an interest in rock ‘n’ roll history get a little anxious when they find out she’s not using her actual first name, Layla.
Why would a singer with a blood connection to one of the great...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Mike Ness of Social Distortion and his wife, Christine, will be honored during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday.
The event is also a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:54 PM
There were several highlights during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Saturday night.
Certainly Mike Ness of Social Distortion taking the stage for a rare collaboration with local 80s cover band...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Lonely Island's third studio disc presents an unlikely problem: Nearly eight years after they attained instant comedy-rap stardom with "Lazy Sunday," these "Saturday Night Live" veterans have become better rappers than comedians.
On "The Wack Album,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The stage goes dark. A single spotlight illuminates the drum set.
Gina Schock, barely visible behind the bass drum, pounds out a tribal tattoo.
Another spotlight, in front of the drums: Bass player Abby Travis, head bobbing in time, plays off the...