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    October 17, 2013


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    August 13, 2013

    Design an Anti-Zombie Car and The Walking Dead's Creator Robert Kirkman May Build It

    Thanks in part to a Huntington Beach advertising agency, The Walking Dead fans can not only use an app to design their own vehicle to help survive the zombie apocalypse, but if the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman chooses your mock-up, a built-out version will be unveiled by him at October's N ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    Luke McGarry of Pop Noir Nominated For Cartoonist of the Year Award

    Right now, Luke McGarry is the poster child for success in the world of rock-n-roll cartoons. Literally. In 2012, the artist and co-founder of OC-bred indie band Pop Noir become the guiding artistic hand behind the artwork for some of Goldenvoice's biggest events, including this year's FYF and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Gary Richards Was an EDM Hustler Long Before He Started HARD

    With the advent of the HARD Summer line-up and its hilarious trailer circling the Internet, we couldn't help but notice how much they have outdone themselves in terms of bringing the most in the now, up and coming and sought after talent today with a diverse line-up featuring everyone from Dog Blood ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    DJ Shadow

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    April 9, 2013

    Kid Rock Drops Rhymes and Prices For Summer Tour

    As the ever increasing cost of living continues to careen down the highway dragging the corpse of the American dream along the crumbling asphalt, white trash superstar Kid Rock is sparking a revolution. The Detroit-born rapper-turned-rocker, known for such gems as "Bah Wit Da Bah" and "American Bada ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Man Creates Oreo Creme Removal Machine

    Wanna see something completely pointless but utterly cool? A Portland man has spent an entire "0.04 years" perfecting an Oreo separator. David Neevel, who is apparently a physicist, has created the contraption using aluminum scraps, wood, a hatchet, a CNC router table and dental floss, to perform on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    When Is Shutting Down a Concert Worth the Hassle?

    See Also: *TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play the U.S. Open of Surfing *Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny Days *Adele and Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!For those of you who haven't heard, Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen show at the Hard R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Newport Beach Film Fest Goes Freeway Dancing

    ​Every spring, the Newport Beach Film Festival exposes hidden cinematic gems to local audiences, and the 13th run coming up April 26-May 3 will no doubt provide many more of the same. But, let's face it, clunkers do somehow make it into the lineup, something that is bound to happen when you are sh ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    November 22, 2011

    Yoda Stars in Instant Ramen Commercial

    ​Yoda sells out for a ramen spot? The force must have been strong in Nissin's ad agency, because it's an official Lucasfilm production. Watch this commercial, you must.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Taleo in Irvine Rebranded As "Fusion"

    ​If you're one of the people who still watch TV commercials these days, you can't escape the ones Taleo has been broadcasting on local cable channels in Irvine and surrounding areas. While slow tracking, wide-angle shots of the restaurant fade in and out, a seductive female voice purrs the re-bran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Justin Timberlake Buys MySpace; Will We Be Having Justin Sightings in Irvine?

    ​Yes, you read that right. Justin Timberlake is bringing MySpace back, after it was revealed that Timberlake was a key player behind the $35m deal for the original social networking site.The weirdest thing about this is that Timberlake played Facebook investor Sean Parker in the movie The Social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Adzookie Wants to Paint Your House

    ​ is not out to paint the town red, but the Orange advertising company for the mobile communications industry would like to slap a few new coats on your house.Yes, there is a catch."We're doing something a bit out there," informs Adzookie's Mark Oskorus. "We're turning homes into billb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Possibly the Best Butter Commercial Ever

    Is there a better ingredient than real, honest butter? I think not. With the Super Bowl right around the corner, I'd like take a moment to share this production for a food product that deserves a nomination for the best food commercial ever.  Now, compare and contrast with what we produce.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Last $10 for 10: Tickets For Lilith And More Coming Up

    www.sarahmclachlan.comIf you buy tickets today you can watch Sarah Mclachlan for $10!​Live Nation is offering $10 tickets  for the last 10 days of June, where the concert promoter is hosting the "No Service Fee June" promo. That means every day until June 30, select shows will have $10 ticke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Real-Sugar Pepsi and Mountain Dew To Hit Store Shelves​Jason Arango at the Daily Fork posted yesterday about Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback, versions of the popular soft drinks that are made with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup, sold in the usual plastic bottles with retro labels.Not to be outdone, the Dr Pepper Sna ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    LUTZ Radio Hour

    Long Beach Playhouse

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    October 6, 2009

    Live Nation's Latest Promotion: 'Twitter Scavenger Hunt'

    ​The folks behind Beverly Hills-based concert promoters Live Nation have been promoting the heck out of themselves lately, with the company unleashing a variety of P.T. Barnum-esque stunts to drum up attention for their events in this flagging economy.

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    September 23, 2009

    Live Nation and Great Park May Team Up on Amphitheater

    ​When the Orange County Great Park Corporation Board meets Thursday morning at Irvine City Hall, directors will consider a $93,000 "feasibility study funding agreement" with mega concert promoter Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. for an amphitheater at the former El Toro Marines Corps Air Station.Los An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Fifty Bucks Gets You Alotta Shows with New Live Nation Deal

    ​Concert promoter Live Nation has a pretty sweet deal on the table. For $49.99, people who purchase something called a "Club Passport" get admission to all shows at a few local venues (including the Anaheim House of Blues) for the remainder of the year. When you consider your average ticket costs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Irvine-Based Toshiba Presents Boring vs. Normal Deathmatch

    It took a most unusual campaign for advertising/public-relations/brand-identification firm Young & Rubicam Brands to convince fellow Irvine-based company Toshiba U.S. to jump back into advertising via television commercials after being absent from the airwaves for several years. The above ad fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Cheap lawn tickets on sale today

    Concert promoters LiveNation are offering a pretty good deal for upcoming shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (and other venues across the country that, if you are reading the OC Weekly, you probably don't care that much about). The catch is, it's good only today.Anyone who buys lawn tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Zack and Miri Lose a Title

    You can understand ABC Family, Radio Disney and the Christian Science Monitor lopping off the second half of the title to Kevin Smith's new dramatic comedy or comedic drama Zack and Miri Make a Porno. It doesn't make it any more right, but you can understand it. But for it to be done by Comedy Cent ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Sock Hop

    Battle in the Ballroom

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Upcoming in LA Times Obits: The Sunday Magazine

    Remember those Sunday mornings when the LA Times magazine was something to look forward to? Terrific profiles/color pieces/semi-newsy features—in-depth stuff you went back and read a second time (and, admit it, clipped and filed in your battered ol’ copy of Websters, under the appropriate word)? ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    OC Register Laying off Five Percent of Workforce

    It's never fun being right about this kind of thing, but apparently the OC Register is laying off 80 to 90 employees, according to a post today on the newspaper's website. Here's about half of the post (it's really short): "... [Publisher Terry] Horne cited Orange County’s sluggish economy, es ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Giving Back!

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    September 18, 2007

    New Developments In Disney Censorship

    Anaheim’s House Of Blues cancellation of the Machine Head show earlier this month was just the beginning in Disney’s slow and steady elimination of all things metal. Immediately after the cancellation, Machine Head released a statement citing the venue’s reasons for canceling the show (with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Crazy-ass Reg letter o' the day!

    (Category: World-Is-Going-To-Hell) SELLING LUST, NOT HAMBURGERS "I am appalled every time I see the new Carl's Jr. ad about 'flat buns.' These ads certainly are helping to destroy our culture. The ads degrade both teachers and students. Please tell Carl's Jr. and the television channels that air th ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007

    Mickey Nixes Metal Concert

    Raise your hand if you saw this coming... The powers that be at Walt Disney Properties have pressured concert promoter Live Nation into cancelling tomorrow’s Machine Head show at the House Of Blues, the reason being “violent imagery, undesirable fans and inflammatory lyrics”. The Happiest Pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Del Taco: Chicken-Checkers

    So I'm cruising over the 241 toll road Monday listening to the Angels-Yankees game on 710, when a Del Taco commercial drifts over the airwaves. There's some blah-blah-blah, and then the ad does exactly what the Lake Forest-based fauxMex chain's marketing department hopes it'll do: It gets my attenti ... More >>

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    August 15, 2007

    The OC Post Death Watch?

    Since the news broke the other day about the Register moving its completely ridiculous faux alt-weekly Squeeze OC to an all-online format as well as laying off several of its staffers, we couldn't help but wonder how long the OC Post, the Reggie's other lame attempt at capturing younger readers, wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    Another Nguyen, Another Problem

    The campaign of an OC Republican candidate named Nguyen has been caught distributing a clumsy bit of fraud. No, this is not another Tan Nguyen and the "Immigrants Can't Vote Letter" post. From this morning's Times: The campaign of an Orange County supervisorial candidate, whose slogan is "Honesty, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Anti-Carona Commercial to Air

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's commander Ralph Martin, who is trying to unseat third-term-seeking Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, has apparently made a huge cable television advertising buy so he can broadcast the following campaign commerical (Windows Media) into local homes. The beauty of the ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2006

    Su®f City

    Because nothing evokes the true spirit of surfing like the smell of lawyers and advertising executives in the morning, we can all rejoice at the news that Huntington Beach is now officially "Surf City USA", in the very real and legally binding sense of those words. According to the L.A. Times, "[The ... More >>

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    June 24, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

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    September 25, 2003

    Represent What?

    The Registers New Campaign

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    February 6, 2003

    Same as the Old Boss

    Curses of the New Economy workplace

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    June 7, 2001

    A Naked Chick, Please!

    Patient: The Dish

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    March 2, 2000

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