| 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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Broadway Idiot," the documentary feature chronicling the creation of the legit musical version of Green Day album "American Idiot," is on tap for release this fall in theaters and on VOD through a distribution partnership between FilmBuff and Abramorama....
| 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,...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:57 AM
If you're caught with an empty sack only a few days left before Christmas, believe me, I understand. Sound Check is ready and willing to lend a hand. Here are a few recommended items with local ties. It's the Sound Check Last-Minute Gift Guide.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:15 PM
"Once" is once again in the awards spotlight. The original cast recording for the popular Broadway show is among the Grammy nominees this year in the category of musical theater albums. The show features songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder.
"I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...
| Apr 23, 2013
One of 2012's best movies came and went without a shred of the attention it deserves, and it’s not as if the film's some obscure, subtitled documentary only a niche audience would see anyway.
It's "Not Fade Away," the tremendous feature writing-...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:06 PM
Max and Jake Caliger were in for a treat at the Newport Beach Film Festival opening Thursday.
The Newport Beach residents, who are 12 and 13 years old, respectively, arrived early at the Edwards Big Newport 6 to see their favorite band, Green Day....
| 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....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Bands that have already existed for 25 years and sold tens of millions of records normally don't need to prove much onstage. The scenario was different for Green Day Thursday at a packed Allstate Arena, where the trio performed an energetic 125-minute...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Green Day hails from the East Bay, formed in 1987 in one of the most explosive punk scenes there ever was, centered around the 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, Cailfornia. And then they got really famous. Unfortunately, the scene they burst out of...