Concert Calendar

Yesterday, I scored tickets to KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast show, which will be occurring this year on June 12 at Irvine Meadows Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The lineup is always fantastic, but this year I absolutely HAD to go because the Beastie Boys are headlining. It’s almost as fantastic as the lineup three years ago when the concert was opened by Stabbing Westward, one of my favorite bands, and I got to watch the lead singer perform shirtless with sweat dripping down his perfect, six-pack abs… wait, what was I talking about again?

I’m feeling a bit conflicted, though – I don’t usually go see live music by major-label bands anymore because I hate Big Evil Ticketbastard, and not only did I have to utilize their evil, evil systems to purchase my tickets to this show, the show is also organized by Big Evil ClearChannel’s concert division, who I also avoid at all costs. (I even removed ClearChannel-owned stations from my radio presets in my car, because I’m a nutjob and I know which major stations in L.A. are owned by which major entertainment conglomerates.)

Anyway, if you weren’t a complete goober like me and didn’t sit in front of your computer refreshing the presale website every 1.5 seconds until the “buy your shizzle now!” button appeared precisely at 3:00:01 p.m., the tickets are available for sale to the public tomorrow at noon. Get ’em while they’re hot, if you’ve got easily manipulated anti-corporate convictions like I do.

10 Replies to “Concert Calendar”

  1. Kathleen-

    Was that also the year that No Doubt and Moby played and Gwen sung with Moby during Southside? And Korn closed the show? Was it at Angel Stadium? I think that’s the same year I went. It was fun enough, but I don’t think I will go to one of KROQ’s major concerts again. Although KROQ sponsored Doheny Days a few years ago and that was fairly cool.

    In fact, I’m not a fan of big concerts at all. Although I am going to go see Madonna next week.

  2. Grant – no, it was 2001, when the Cult played & Stone Temple Pilots made a surprise guest appearance. I haven’t gone since, but I mean… Beastie Boys. Cypress Hill. Modest Mouse. Hokes. I mean Strives. I mean. Yeah. Fabulous lineup!

    P.S. Madonna – I’d hit that.

  3. Boycott ClearChannel! Yay! Even remove them from your presets. That’ll show ’em. Then shell out your money to go see this worthless crap, because it all evens out in the end, right?

  4. I’m glad you understood the self-mocking tone of my post. In fact, I’m incredibly happy that you decided that the best route would be to tell me I’m an asshole (albeit indirectly) because I chose to (gasp!) pay money to see a lot of bands I really want to see, despite my years-long habit of not seeing any bands who use Ticketba$tard at all.

    Also, on a side note, I’d like to lament the passing of KNAC’s radio broadcast (almost 10 years ago, for new Angelenos), since you’re posting from a knac.com address, and I really loved that station when it was on the air. (Yes, I realize it’s online now, but my car doesn’t get intarweb broadcasts.)

  5. I don’t think I’ve listened to KROQ in 8 or 9 years. The music just gets worse and worse, and the playlist is ridiculously short. I miss KLSX’s no-repeat playlist.

    Anyone going to the Dido concert this Tuesday?

  6. Anyone got any tips on getting into the Zero 7 show at John Anson on June 6?

    Help, where’s my tickies at?

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