• Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, September 19 Drake vs. Lil Wayne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Two of hip-hop's best buds are sharing a stage together this week. Aww. We know the whole thing is supposed to be a Capcom-sponsored "battle" between two of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Heavy Metal Movies

    Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2014

    Mike Atta Was OC Punk's Blue-Collar Angel

    The Middle Class guitarist left behind a first-class legacy

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    The Top 10 Male Rappers of All Time

    By: David Thorpe Since the birth of hip-hop, male rappers have been bringing their unique viewpoint to the art of rhyme. Today, we're shining some long overdue light on their important contributions to rap. We're proud to present our list of the 10 finest male rappers, from the smoking-hot hardbodie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 10 Lil' B The Observatory Lil B, the heavily tattooed Berkeley, California rapper with a gleaming grill and oversized earrings, entered the hip-hop game in 2006 as part of Bay Area rap group The Pack. Over the last three years he's garnered a tremendous Internet following, popularizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Robert Jon & the Wreck Feel the Rhythm of the Road

    By: Heidi Darby [Editor's Note: Spare Notes is a Weekly music feature highlighting outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working their asses off to put out new music.] Robert Jon & the Wreck generate a southern-infused, classic rock sound that's both authentic and infectious. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Richie Sambora - Fonda Theatre - November 13, 2012

    Richie Sambora Fonda Theatre November 13, 2012 How does one transform a small intimate venue like the Fonda Theatre into an arena like rock show? Few people can accomplish such a task. Richie Sambora easily managed to pull off this feat while touring in support of his new solo album Aftermath of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Neil Diamond - Honda Center - 8/21/12

    Neil Diamond Honda Center 8/21/12 See Also: *Kiss and Motley Crue at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *Iron Maiden at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *Aerosmith at Hollywood Bowl Neil Diamond is farther ahead of the curve than you realize. At the tender young age of 71, Diamond has his own Twitter (417 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music Moments

    Tonight, television's longest running weekly episodic program, WWE's "Monday Night Raw" has its 1,000th episode. While the show's most known for its brawls in and out of the ring, the past 19 years have had plenty of unforgettable cameos from some of the biggest names in music. On this momentou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Tina Fey's Prayer for a Daughter

    ​Tina Fey's new book Bossypants features "Prayer for a Daughter," which she wrote for her daughter Alice. It includes thoughts every mother has, only, you know, it's Tina Fey. May all mothers be as cool as her. (After the jump, you can also watch an excerpt of her interview about motherhood on Let ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Barstow Boyz Perform Friday at La Cave, Don't Cover Al Stewart

    Keith May/OC WeeklyBarstow Boyz at the Blue Beet in April 2009​The Barstow Boyz bring back Sunset sexy like Timberlake in a Nightrain tornado of sleaze. After brief run-ins with the Mexican federales, Danny Bonaduce and flag-lovin' fuddy duddies, the Costa Mesa contingent of unrelenting arena-rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    On the Line: Britta Kvinge Pulliam

    Photo by Todd Barnes​Orange County--fleeting, impermanent, forever-discarding Orange County--is severely lacking in longstanding food personalities who aren't afraid to open new places while keeping a signature style. There's the Goodells, Pascal Olhats, Chef Abe and...who else? Definitely on that ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010

    The Real Squatters of OC

    Can you really just show up at a multimillion-dollar Newport Coast home and move in without buying it or paying rent? Apparently, yes

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    The Dealers Tip Their Hand

    [Locals Only] But what's the deal with the name?

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Fear and Longing In Karaoke

    The contestants in KaraokeFest battle stage fright, self-doubt and one another

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Steven Tyler New 'American Idol' Judge

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​MSNBC reported yesterday that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is the new American Idol judge, although Fox officially says "no comment."   Apparently negotiations were finalized late last week, meaning Tyler got his request for a top-notch wardrobe and makeu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Live Nation Tickets For $10--Today Only

    photo by Photography by Chad Sengstock​If you were dying to watch the Jonas Brothers, go to the Ozzfest and watch Dahga Bloom at the House of Blues but didn't have the cash, you're in luck. For today only, you can buy select Live Nation tickets to various Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and House of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Ranking Owl City Among Rock's Most Egregious Ripoffs

    Pamela Littky​There are many reasons to dislike Owl City, the electro tweepop project spearheaded by Owatonna, Minnesota 23-year-old Adam Young. For one thing the moniker is horrible. You can name yourself after a town or a continent - say, Boston or Chicago or Europe - but you can't name yoursel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Live Nation Going 'All-In' Today

    The Fray kicking back.Sure, it's fun to hate Live Nation for being a giant corporation that seems to control every big concert tour in the world, but they're making it pretty tough to do so this summer. Since starting "no service fee Wednesdays" last month, they've (as one might guess) dropped those ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
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    October 18, 2007

    Blue Blood & Guts

    The Upper Crust’s Hard Rocque Has Ignoble Intentions

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Mmm . . . Vittles

    Hardtack, biscuits & gravy, salt pork, beef jerky, burritos, falafel, & banh mi—you know, cowboy  food

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    'Free Avian!'

    The Wildbirds' rugged-outdoorsmen rock is built to blast

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Never Mind the Shit, Here's Coachella

    Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Unknown

    September 1, 2005

    Scourging: the Only Word

    The week in nightlife and more: Sept. 1 - Sept. 8

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Diary Of A Drunk County

    The Year In Clubbed

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    Now Youre A Boner!

    Cest Si Bon: for those who love to drink with those who love to drink

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004
  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Have Jarana, Will Travel

    Quetzal find success making money for others

  • Features

    October 30, 2003

    Killing Them Loudly

    When Tributes Attack

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Poor, Drunk, Talented

    Bayadera love the Vietnamese hooch

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Movies and Metal

    The two worlds of Volumes Patrick Brink

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Suddenly In Vogue

    The Middle Class may have been the most influential band youve never heard of

  • Columns

    January 31, 2002

    If I Had a Hammer!

    Good times at the NAMM show

  • Features

    September 6, 2001

    Its a Living

    You think your jobs tough? Try being the Ty-D-Bowl Man for Huntington Beach

  • Features

    August 9, 2001

    Active Eats

    And its one, two, threewhat are we dining for?

  • Unknown

    December 28, 2000
  • Features

    November 25, 1999

    Anger Is a Gift

    Rage Against the Machine