[90's Alternative Rock Darlings, Weezer.]
There are certain things that are universally loved. Puppy dogs, flowers, chocolate, Adam Sandler in the Happy Gilmore era, Justin Bieber - OK maybe not Justin, but you get my point. Among this list of you're-crazy-if-you-don't-like-them things is, no argument, the great American band Weezer.
Many of you may still be mourning over missing Weezer because of the "Winter Tour Bus Incident of 2009" that left nerdy-cool frontman Rivers Cuomo with a couple fractured ribs which cause the group to cancel their remaining December tour dates (which included their Irvine appointment). Well dry those wet and weary eyes and cheer up, because Weezer is coming back to Orange County. And it's FREE this time! On August 7th, at 4:30 Weezer will step onto the golden sands of Huntington Beach to wow and entertain over 500,000 spectators at the Hurley US Open of Surfing.
[Cold War Kids - Photo by Matt Wignall]
This year's US Open of Surfing will be the Hanukkah of music, except instead of 8 days of gifts there will be 5 days of free shows. And it's not 5 days of free shows featuring yesterdays' greatest one-hit wonders (shout out to you Eifel 65, Lou Bega, Smashmouth, Edwin McCain, and Blind Melon), it's 5 days of free shows featuring all the bands you would pay to see: Cold War Kids (local OC boys - see our interview with them here), Switchfoot, Hot Hot Heat, The Soft Pack, Bedouin Soundclash, Iration, Timmy Curran, Cobra Starship, and Street Drum Corps. For Free. Thanks Hurley/Nike/Converse. You guys are the best.
[The crowds at US Open of Surfing.]
US Open of Surfing Concert Schedule:
Tuesday, August 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cold War Kids preceded by The Soft Pack
Wednesday August 4, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bedouin Soundclash preceded by Iration
Thursday August 5, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Switchfoot preceded by Timmy Curran
Friday, August 6, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cobra Starship preceded by Street Drum Corps
Saturday, August 7, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Weezer preceded by Hot Hot Heat
On my iPod: Weezer's "Say It Aint' So"