Niyaz Pirani


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  • 7 months ago | Concerts

    SoCal Tool fans became the luckiest bastards on the planet this year when the Los Angeles-based art-metal veterans announced a headlining festival of their own, happening this Saturday, June 24, at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. For th...

  • 7 months ago | Music Festivals

    As an avid Coachella-goer it’s hard for me to find a reason to skip the yearly pilgrimage to Indio. In recent years, I’ve tried my hand at a few other festivals, too—including a so-so run at Outside Lands 2015 and a failed attempt at waiting in a ...

  • 9 months ago | Coachella

    Friday, April 14 2:57 p.m. Listening to DJ Khaled on our way to the polo fields and Daniel Kohn says, "This is really the hair metal era of rap and people expect Kendrick to be their Nirvana," (Denise De La Cruz) 3:44 Always gotta drop the pin whe...

  • 3 years ago | 100 Favorite Dishes

    I was fortunate that 2014 was a year of great eating across the country: Spicy Pie slices on the Coachella sprawl; the best steak of my life in Maui; impossible gnocchi in D.C. But there were many dishes to be discovered here at home as well. From...

  • 3 years ago | Eat This Now

    No doubt, pork belly and Brussels sprouts will be on many critic's lists of "Tired Old Restaurant Trends 2014." It's understandable. Little did we know during the bacon craze of 2011 that we'd need bigger, thicker pieces of pork to satisfy our cra...

  • 4 years ago | 100 Favorite Dishes

    Behold the beginning of 2013's ends with our annual critic's roundup of their favorite restaurants and cocktails of the year! Starting today and ending next week, check in each day for a different critic's take on eating and drinking in OC. Enjoy,...


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