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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Do It DIY- Corporate Style

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Do It DIY- Corporate Style

    published Sep 02, 2011

    ​​Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. drove in to Costa Mesa by way of the Motor City late last year. They had only released an EP, Horse Power, at that time but had already gained some fast accelera... More >>

  • 'High Fidelity'

    published July 21, 2011

    Before the days of quick and easy blogging, there was Rob Fleming. Rob, the audiophile main character of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel, organizes... More >>

  • Lewis Black

    published August 25, 2011

    Lewis Black is an angry man—and rightly so. Politics can be infuriating, especially for a man who grew up in the shadow of Washington, D.C.... More >>

  • Robert Jon's Wrecking Crew

    published September 1, 2011

    Robert Jon & the Wreck keep blues/rock alive in OC's surf-saturated music scene. Begun by Robert Jon Burrison around three years ago, the... More >>

  • This Week in Food: Placenta, Some Chipotle Hate And Foul-Mouthed Pho

    published Aug 26, 2011

    flickr user frenchconnector​ It's hot out here today! Stay cold by reading about all the cool stuff we wrote about this week!Edwin kept us updated on new restaurant openings, including Pho King Way... More >>

  • Elviss Simmons

    published August 18, 2011

    Legend has it Elviss Simmons was congealed deep within the mind-bowels of two drunken renegade scientists one night in Las Vegas. Some say they... More >>

  • Lady Gaga To Appear On 'The Simpsons' (And Classic Musician Appearances)

    Lady Gaga To Appear On 'The Simpsons' (And Classic Musician Appearances)

    published Aug 25, 2011

    ​Lady Gaga finished recording her voice over for an upcoming episode of The Simpsons earlier this week. The episode, "Lisa Goes Gaga," will air in Spring 2012. Gaga comes to Springfield to boost the... More >>

  • TrashPretty's End Of Summer Music Fest

    published Aug 25, 2011

    ​Summer ain't over 'till the bands at TrashPretty sing. Just because our mid-year season isn't over technically until late September, that doesn't mean there's no reason to throw a helluva party now... More >>

  • The Abigails: They Have A Mysterious Relationship With Satan

    published Aug 19, 2011

    ​The Abigails are a relatively new band out of Costa Mesa fronted by Warren Thomas (The Growlers, Grand Elegance). His voice is markedly deep and draws images of what Johnny Cash might sound like on... More >>

  • This Week In Food: American Culinary Pride

    published Aug 19, 2011​Ah, America. Much of the world may see us as a country all about burgers, beer, pizza andfast food chains. And you know what? To a certain extent we are. This is illustrated well in... More >>

  • He's My Brother, She's My Sister: 'Nobody Dances In This Town'

    He's My Brother, She's My Sister: 'Nobody Dances In This Town'

    published Aug 19, 2011

    ​He's My Bother, She's My Sister is comprised of--you guessed it--siblings Rachel (vocals, percussion) and Rob Kolar (vocals, guitar), joined by a colorful group of rag-tag vaudevillian musicians an... More >>

  • Trevor Hall Is Enlightened

    published August 18, 2011

    Singer/songwriter Trevor Hall has taken a leaf out of George Harrison's book and lived in India for the past four years, seeking spiritual... More >>

  • This Week in Food: New Beer From The Bruery, Del Taco is Shady and Pee Water

    published Aug 12, 2011

    ​Ok, so this week in food was a relatively disturbing one. We got a taste of fried bologna with man boobies, pee water and Islamaphobia. Del Taco crossed into Taco Bell territory and had it's own cr... More >>

  • Some SoCal Love at Outside Lands Over The Years

    published Aug 11, 2011

    ​The bags are packed, the joints are rolled and many Southern California kids are making that 8 hour (give or take) drive up the 5 Nsasorth to the city by the bay. The second most convenient mega-mu... More >>

  • Dustin Kensrue On New Thrice Album and Folk Music

    Dustin Kensrue On New Thrice Album and Folk Music

    published Aug 08, 2011

    Taylor Hamby/OC Weekly​Dustin KensrueAugust 5, 2011US Open of Surfing, Pac Sun StageDustin Kensrue's acoustic strums seem like a good soundtrack to the lively and carefree party that is the US Open ... More >>

  • This Week in Food: Taco Gorging by Kobayashi, Beerfest and Junk Food!

    published Aug 05, 2011

    ​This edition of our weekly food roundup should be called "This Week in Junk" considering all of the stories related to Taco Bell, competitive eating and beer. We've got lots of other junk food stor... More >>

  • Garageland, a Joe Strummer Tribute, at 2nd Floor Last Night

    Garageland, a Joe Strummer Tribute, at 2nd Floor Last Night

    published Aug 05, 2011

    ​GaragelandAug 3, 20112nd FloorDirectly above the mayhem from the U.S. Open of Surfing on Main Street in Huntington Beach, a celebration of three other cultures gathered: punk rock, art and skateboa... More >>

  • Exene Cervenka Is a Punk Rock Pioneer, Clothing-Store Muse

    published August 4, 2011

    Clothing store Moonlight Graham didn't mean to start a record label when it reopened after a five-year hiatus. But after an off-the-cuff... More >>

  • Best Musician Deaths in MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch

    Best Musician Deaths in MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch

    published Aug 01, 2011

    ​Celebrity Deathmatch was a very fulfilling television show. There were the cheesy yet humorous puns from commentators Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond, the marathons during the Super Bowl and the sati... More >>

  • Nick 13 Is as Punk as a Stetson

    published July 28, 2011

    There's a saying—attributed to no one, but probably uttered in the heyday of the Blasters and the Beat Farmers, if not Hank... More >>

  • Linkin Park to Play Secret Show in LA for Tsunami Relief

    published Jul 25, 2011

    ​Foreign tragedies have a way of hitting close to home when you're world famous and have embarked on several world tours. For Southern California's Linkin Park, the March earthquake and tsunami in J... More >>

  • Kissing Cousins: Loud, Abrasive, Adorable

    Kissing Cousins: Loud, Abrasive, Adorable

    published Jul 25, 2011

    ​Heather Heywood lost her Southern accent when she moved to Los Angeles in 2000, but she hasn't lost her Southern hospitality. The Alabama native is a warm, inviting lady who doesn't quite match the... More >>

  • Charles Mansion Love House Parties

    published July 21, 2011

    What's in a name? For the Fullerton quartet Charles Mansion, not much. Sure, you may have to really enunciate the last word when inquiring about... More >>

  • Tomorrows Tulips Blossom with New Album

    published Jul 15, 2011

    ​ While many young bands eagerly await the day that they're able to record in the big, professional studio and get out of their garage, Alex Knost and Christina Kee learned the merits of keeping it ... More >>

  • The Fling: Home for a Moment Before Hitting the Road Again

    The Fling: Home for a Moment Before Hitting the Road Again

    published Jul 15, 2011

    ​ Wednesday was a busy day for The Fling. In the morning, the Long Beach quartet were the inaugural band on Nic Harcourt's new radio show on KCSN, set to air Saturday. After recording with the ... More >>

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