Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.
2 hours ago | community
Sometimes cultural heritage months for minorities have a way of celebrating the past while inadvertently ignoring the present. Typically, something like Asian Pacific American Heritage Month focuses on a history lesson about a rich group of cultur...
5 days ago | Locals Only
We all know the Doll Hut is the ideal punk rock road house when you're in the mood for a mosh pit and a Modelo. But what about when you've got a hankering for champagne and a vegan burrito? If this sounds like a totally different venue, we can ass...
6 days ago | Music Festivals
Summertime, and the living is easy. Well, not really—but for at least one day out of the year, we can pretend that it is. This year, the Weekly's annual Summer Fest returns to Newport Dunes on Jun 17 from 1-5 p.m. for an afternoon shindig sunny en...
9 days ago | Breaking News
The Santa Ana man who stabbed fellow concertgoer Nathan Alfaro to death during a March 2016 punk show at the club formerly known as Underground DTSA in Downtown Santa Ana was convicted of manslaughter on Monday, not murder, after jurors found that...
9 days ago | Music Festivals
Where would hip-hop be without Long Beach? Setting aside the longwinded answer to that question, suffice it to say that it would definitely be somewhere a lot less funky. Even before the days of 213, street culture and sunny, summer grooves in LA ...
12 days ago | Interviews
To see a photo album of Chris Alfaro's travels, you don't need pictures. Close your eyes and listen to his beats. Sound waves unfurl into scenes of a serene countryside in Japan or the clamor of traffic and crowds in the heart of Spain, tracing th...