Friday, February 22Angry SamoansThe Observatory
First wave punk rockers everywhere are alive and kicking. Just look at the Angry Samoans, hailing from Los Angeles, they've been doing their thing since the late 70s. And since their inception, they've made a career out of being offensive. Rumor has it ... More >>
Monday, January 14
The Constellation Room
After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully ... More >>
Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar
The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>
Monday, September 24Pawn Shop Kings
The Constellation RoomA unique musical style often comes from superior talent and vision, though it can also be a product of geographical diversity. Case in point: Pawn Shop Kings. They're a musical melting pot--a whole lot of Arkansas blended with SoCal's sunshin ... More >>
anaheimwhitehouse.comCurrently owned by a CNN Top 10 Hero, built in 1909, has mysterious blue lights and chandeliers that spin for no reason.Sometimes they're friendly ghosts and sometimes they're not-so-friendly ghosts, but these five Orange County food spots (which includes one supermarket) all ... More >>
Andrew YoussefIt's No Doubt Central around here. Amanda Parsons threw up the setlist from Friday's show, and here are Andrew Youssef's pictures Gwen, Tony, Tom and Adrian-filled from Saturday's way beyond sold-out gig (he couldn't even stay past three songs, poor guy). Coming up: John Gilhooley's ... More >>
Yeah, No Doubt is obviously one of the biggest bands from Orange County of all time. (Some might say "the;" feel free to debate that point as much as you'd like!) As such, it's appropriate that their return to Orange County--after a five-year layoff, save a quickie reunion during the encore of on ... More >>
Weekly editorial assistant Amanda Parsons receives all kinds of phone calls during the day. On the other end of the receiver--generally--are your garden-variety nutbars, droolers and shim shamsters. But the call she received Wednesday afternoon was different. Angela Jolitz was distraught. She's live ... More >>
Because the kids love us, the comments under Navel Gazing posts is often bombarded with spam, and a Navel Gazing troll has to go in and delete the offending advertisements so they do not offend your delicate sensibilities. It was believed one such piece of spam had attached itself to Amanda Parsons' ... More >>
Ordinarily, I keep pretty quiet about personnel matters at the Weekly. But the economic times we're living in are anything but ordinary. They're extraordinarily shitty, in fact. Which means that, all across the country, in all sorts of businesses (but especially the news business) extraordinarily sh ... More >>
Last night I went to OCPAC's showing of Susannah not quite knowing what I was to expect from an American opera by Carlisle Floyd. I was, however, certain of one thing: my deep, unwavering passion for opera in another language. There's something about stories set to foreign songs that is mysterious a ... More >>
Sure, LA Fashion Week has nothing to do with Orange County, but one show did have an open bar, so OCW's Erin DeWitt and Amanda Parsons headed up to the City of Angeles for some cocktails and criticism.
Plus, Kara Sahn from Project Runway (season one) was there representing Botox (Amanda needs that ... More >>
The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>
Remember R. Scott Moxley's challenge to a certain former sheriff? The one in which he dared Michael S. Carona to play the contents of secret tapes containing conversations between himself and former assistant sheriff Don Haidl? The same tapes Carona said would prove his innocence?! Well, Mox threw ... More >>
UPDATE: Photos are up.
By Amanda Parsons and Erin DeWitt
When the press release for a Newport Beach bachelor auction came across our desks, we were all over that shit. And when we heard there was going to be an open bar? The deal got even sweeter.
You would think that a room full of eligible men ... More >>
So my weekly "Didja do anything cool I can throw into that Monday morning post?" note to the OCW staff was meet with *crickets* and Zzzzs. Everyone's in holiday hibernation mode and your regular "What You Missed" programming will resume next week.
What I hope you didn't miss was this blog entry fro ... More >>
Freelancer Shawn Smith was at Disneyland Friday night when she noticed that the Social Distortion show slated for the evening had been pulled. We bit our nails wondering if this was the latest in Disney censorship at the venue, which Clubs editor Erin DeWitt blogged in September. But it wasn't so, t ... More >>
Stained: The deeper the LA Times reads into Sheriff Mike Carona's indictment, the more ugliness they find. Today's tidbit: the sheriff and his wife allegedly received $25,000 from a paintball firm for getting primo placement at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Note that Mrs. Carona is p ... More >>
Should Sheriff Carona Resign? Some 84 percent of the Reg's readers who responded to an online poll say yes. (9:08 a.m. By the way, they seem kind of confused over there. The poll reads 84 percent, but the accompanying article says 83 percent. The pro-Carona vote's at 16 percent, so let's stick with ... More >>
Last of the Rat Pack: Newport Beach resident Joey Bishop, the last surviving member of the Rat Pack, dies at 89. Coverage: Times, Register.
Anti-Semitic UCI probe still on: Yesterday, the Daily Pilot reported that the Hillel Foundation of Orange County called off its investigation of racist activit ... More >>
If you're bored stupid tomorrow afternoon, or think you'd get a kick out of mini-hotdog dogs running in circles, check out the dachshund race at Old World Village in HB. Weekly editorial assistant Amanda Parsons' pet pooch, Winnie, will be contending. (She'll be the tiny dachshund with the OC Weekly ... More >>