19 hours ago | Music News
The erroneous report last week of the demise of Pepperland Music, a combination record store and music shop that’s been in Orange County 35 years, was, as most erroneous reports tend to be, erroroneously reported. Unlike what the sloppy writing in...
9 days ago | Theater
Has anyone or anything done comparatively so little and become so iconic as the brothers Mario and Luigi? Okay, lots of things have (hello, Kardashian World Order and all other shitbirds who have no talent or spark other than cultivating the cult ...
12 days ago | R.I.P.
On Martin Luther King Day, John Carrillo, a longtime fixture on the OC singer-songwriter circuit, asked a friend if he wanted to go to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Carrillo, a huge fan of the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, the Who, and a...
16 days ago | Theater
Much like all young, sturdy men with a yen for adventure, I took to the seas in my 20s by living in Seal Beach for two months, which is about how long it took me to labor through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. It was a massive tome, and as much as...
The Roommate Proves South Coast Rep's Push for More Female Playwrights Ain't Mere Affirmative Action1 month ago | Theater
Most plays worth their weight in grease have the Big Reveal, the unveiling of the secret beneath the apparently still waters that belies the deep, dark undercurrents beneath. Jen Silverman's 2015 dark comedy The Roommate is no different, except it...
2 months ago | Theater
Most performing-arts festivals blow. All kinds of shows are crammed into all kinds of venues, with nary a rhyme nor reason for what is playing anywhere, leaving the poor fool who just wants to catch a decent play or two frantically scrambling to f...