Weezer and Panic! At the Disco: 10 great things about their Irvine Meadows show

From the moment it was announced, Weezer and Panic! At the Disco made a whole lot of sense as a co-headlining summer tour: Both have a knack for catchy, melodic sing-along tunes. Both get booked a lot lately on the same radio station festival dates around the country

And then there’s Panic! frontman, Brendon Urie’s, longtime self-admitted fanboy crush on Weezer and its frontman, Rivers Cuomo, which he described to the Register’s Kelli Skye Fadroski backstage at KROQ’s Weenie Roast at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre when both bands played there in May.

All that came together Saturday at Irvine Meadows for the final date of 41 summer shows Weezer and Panic! have played this summer, a terrifically fun night that featured 80-minute sets from both bands after a half-hour from Orange County native Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness to warm up the sold-out amphitheater. via OC Register

Exclusive Song Premiere: Brian Bell of Weezer's Band the Relationship Shares 'Oh Allen'

The Relationship is pretty much the indie band version of a buddy comedy. Weezer guitarist Brian Bell fronts the four-piece, which includes Nate Shaw of U.S. Bombs, Albert Hammond Jr.'s songwriting partner Jon LaRue, and Anthony Burulcich, drummer for Morrissey and the Bravery. Good thing the debut song "Oh Allen" off the band's new 7-in., due April 8 on Burger Records, is about just that. via Billboard