After Six years of doing the Flights & Sounds Summer Festivals, Orange County Great Parks has put together the best lineup yet. This year's headliners include American Idol star Casey Abrams, Los Angeles based Reggae group The Aggrolites, ska super-group Western Standard Time, and the soundtrack to ... More >>
Remember Todrick Dramaul Hall? If you don't, don't worry because we kinda forget his face too, but he was on American Idol back in 2010. But that's not why he's in the news this week. Hall was the victim of a theft while performing at a retirement ceremony for Hazard Elementary School's principal. ... More >>
Sometimes it takes the demise of a semi-successful band to spawn a hugely successful one. That's what happened to Youngblood Hawke. The principal members of the Iglu & Hartly, Sam Martin and Simon Katz, used the lessons learned from their first band in order to propel Youngblood Hawke to heights the ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Tyler and Michelle Madsen make their mark with hipster tees and jewelry
See the update at the end of this post on our Mother of the Year telling her children she made a porn video.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 11:11 A.M.: So Octomom Nadya Suleman now says that while making her self-pleasure porn video, she achieved her first-ever orgasm.The TMI and truth factors not withstand ... More >>
This Friday, 11/11/11 from 7 to 11 p.m., PositivePlate.org presents a special event featuring sustainable dishes prepared by some of our top local chefs. Haven Gastropub, Avanti Cafe, Sol Cocina, Taco Asyum, Sage, Duke's, Xanh Bistro, and Haute Cakes are those expected to serve signature s ... More >>
Because 'being there for your kids is the punkest thing of all'
Vocalist Camille Bloom is a one-woman show. In between working on her new album, Never Out of Time, which drops in November, and prepping for her fall tour (which is her favorite season), the artist has found time to run a rock camp every summer and promote her work. Though Bloom refuses to adher ... More >>
Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves. Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>
What was once (and still could be, who the hell knows) There some people who are blinded by love, then there others who are addicted to it--sadly Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are each of these things, respectively. Some were surprised when the pair announced their separation less than a wee ... More >>
CNN Entertainment CNN Entertainment published an interview on Tuesday with iconic '90s riot grrl Kathleen Hanna. For those out of the loop, Hanna was a member of the seminal punk band Bikini Kill. A documentary co-produced by Hanna titled Who Took the Bomp? about her days touring with electro-pun ... More >>
What do beautiful chefs and burrito bowls have in common? A new culinary competition starting March 6 on NBC. America's Next Great Restaurant will feature judges Bobby "I'd rather throwdown than admit your food is better than mine" Flay, reality-show cutie (untainted by Food Networ ... More >>
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
If being a celebrity and having a perfume line is the true mark of success, the sad corollary is that audiences think dousing themselves in the "wet ozone" notes of Paris Hilton's product will make you fun and vacuous as well, or that wearing "Unforgivable Woman" by Puffy Combs (aka. P. Diddy/Sea ... More >>
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Games of the past have very interesting interpretations of the future. Nobody truly knows what it is going to be like, and it is the limitless possibilities of the future that make this time setting such a great backdrop for video game fiction. Want a story that involves flying cars, cyborgs, or las ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyA womblike (maybe?) car interior from our Hootenanny slideshow.This week in OC music news from other venues: Jordin Sparks is cheesy, Hootenanny gets people talking, a local music blog gently slams local music players. And more!
Apparently, you don't need to stand in line at an American Idol audition to have a shot at getting a music career started on television. There's another reality show that can do that for you: The Real Housewives series on Bravo has recently become the launching pad for singing cougars. Of cours ... More >>
Rage Against the Machine tops U.K. chart with the classic 1992 single "Killing in the Name," pissing on Simon Cowell's parade.Speaking of Satan, is Simon Cowell leaving American Idol? Will the show go away, too? Maybe there is a God.Steven Tyler admits to popping pills, returns to rehab, and pledg ... More >>
Glee, Fox's twisted high school musical series that seems inspired by Orange County High School of the Arts (and stars former OCHSA attendee Matthew Morrison), will have more music per episode when it returns April 13 from hiatus.
OK, we can stop complaining about the Morrissey show at the Fox Theater in Pomona on December 7 not going on sale yet.
Yesenia (Daniela Schmidt, left) and Francisca (Maya Zapata) get down.Suppose someone made a comedy based on American Idol (I know, been there, done that with American Dreamz; just work with me, people). Now let's say the parts spoofing Idol were clever, at times hilarious. But then the f ... More >>
Wow, what a great day to spend your disposable income (even if its not so disposable). After a quick scan of all the new albums that drop today, I have to say that this is probably one of the biggest days for summer releases that you're likely to see. I counted about 20 new sonic gems that include j ... More >>
As noted here in this very blog, Newport Beach's the Jakes are playing a Tuesday night residency all May long at eVocal in Costa Mesa--check back here later for lead singer Sameer Gadhia's thoughts on last night's show. To celebrate the gig, eVocal is providing a free t-shirt on their Web site.The s ... More >>
As music editor, I'm trained to be on the lookout for HOT SCOOPS wherever they may be. Like a couple days ago when I was at the Wal-Mart at the Village at Orange, and made this enticing discovery: that American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks will be signing CDs at that store this Thursday, May ... More >>
The "Manny on the Street" segment of KISS-FM's Ryan Seacrest Show is scheduled to come to Aliso Viejo's favorite "community-based lactation destination" between 7 and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. "Expectant and breastfeeding couples, family and friends are invited to attend, have fun, win prizes, see what w ... More >>
Oh boy. Both of our remaining local American Idol hopefuls--Mishavonna Henson and Kai Kalama--performed on the shizow last night.Videos and surely insightful commentary after the jump, yep.
Our two Orange County "American Idol" hopefuls, Mishavonna Henson (left) and Kai Kalama, are still alive after last night's show--mainly, because neither were in this week's first group of 12 to perform live. So there you go. Probably a good thing, too; not too many folks last night impressed, with ... More >>
Couple of new shows added to the Glass House's schedule, both on sale tomorrow at noon (Friday, for the time displaced).
As far as these things go, the lineup for this year's "KIIS 102.7 FM Jingle Ball," Dec. 6 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, is fairly impressive. And by "these things," of course I mean a concert where pre-fab, manufactured teeny bopper acts perform 15 minute sets in the name of promoting a radio stat ... More >>
Better Than: Watching the American Idol Finals. Download: "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" from Megadeth's Myspace page Shred is still alive and continues to thrive as the Megadeth curated band, Gigantour unleashed the demons of heavy metal at the storied Long Beach Arena. Megadeth is one of the o ... More >>
Car keys, check. Protein bar, check. Sleeveless workout shirt, check. Reebok Classics laced up tight, check. Short-shorts, neon green...double check. There comes a time in every man’s life when he must answer the call to greatness. For my friend Garret and I, that call rang loud and clear with on ... More >>
Review by Waleed Rashidi Poison The Well, The Locust (and a bunch of openers that we missed) at The Glass House, Pomona Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Better than: Being on the receiving end of a razor-wire enema (credit: Rich Kane, "Now We're Deef," OC Weekly, 8/31/2000) Download: The Locust's "We ... More >>
An agnostic sifts through tons of bad holiday music to find a few aural Xmas treats
“Luckiest Day of the Century!”: Jumped out of bed this morning, rushed to the online Vegas papers and expected to read all about our nation's newest millionaires who cashed in on 7-7-07. There was not one big winner story in either local daily. Instead, I read about likely casinos profits from ... More >>
The battle between lame and lamer is over. After months of weeding out kids with a sprinkling of talent, American Idol's sixth season came down to annoying Justin Timberlake-wannabe Blake Lewis and not-quite-powerhouse Jordin Sparks. Tonight, 17-year-old Sparks took the title. But you probably al ... More >>
Joint Venture shows us our world, seen from without
GET OUT! Nightlife and more: Dec. 7 - Dec. 14
Don't worry about the Transportation Corridor Agencies getting their lawsuits moved to federal court. Federal regulations may be less stringent than any state restrictions, but it's not all bad news. Today the State Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 met to discuss, among other matters, a staff reso ... More >>
American Dreamz nation of idiots lands a little close to home
Mr. Karaoke makes stars of its cast
Ten to score in 2004, plus a few more
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