House of Blues
March 19, 2013
For a band that's had, at least on the surface, a meteoric rise, Imagine Dragons sure know how to play things cool. Playing to what they said was the smallest venue on their North American tour, the Las Vegas-natives demonstrated that they have a strong ... More >>
Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano @ Sutra
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have carried on the Dutch legacy as house music's elite producers and DJs with gigs all over the world after practically being discovered by Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello in 2011. The duo stormed through Orange Co ... More >>
When it comes to storytelling, no one tells them better than Charlie Murphy. And to be clear, we're not talking about "putting your kids to bed" stories or "tall tales," we're talking about real life occurrences and celebrity encounters that Charlie happens to deliver with inflection perfection. Not ... More >>
One of my favorite cafes in Amsterdam is a cozy corner spot on the Prinsengracht called t' Smalle Café that serves up hunks of fresh local goat cheese and grilled Dutch sandwiches called toastis. It is a great example of the 'Dam's "brown cafes"--casual, wood-paneled gathering spots where locals go ... More >>
We all know the Netherlands is the place in Europe to get great pot and decent-looking legal prostitutes, but bottles from Orange County's own craft beer creators (and subject of last year's cover story) The Bruery? Yup.
Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs).
This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first ... More >>
Christina Pazsitzky is pure comedy: honesty and a lot of outspokenness. She's been on Chelsea Lately, has a hysterical podcast along with her husband Tom Segura, headlines comedy clubs nationwide, has a new comedy CD, and is on the upcoming Showtime special filmed in Amsterdam, Red Light C ... More >>
OFWGKTA's Frank OceanWhether you know it or not, tonight's a big night for L.A. music lovers. Especially those who fell for the soulful musical stylings of Frank Ocean's Nostalgia Ultra mixtape and the abundance of leaked tracks that comprises his discography. Tonight, the resident crooner of ... More >>
The guy who has the job every foodie wants, Anthony Bourdain, will get a second show called The Layover. A Travel Channel press release announced that the premiere of the new, 10-episode long series will be November 21.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyClick here to see more photos from Kush Expo .Green goodness was plentiful at the second annual Kush Expo at the Anahiem Convention Center this past weekend--the second within just eight months. Though no weed was sold on the premises, there were ... More >>
Let's toast to anti-sobriety!It's about time someone stood up to the powers that be and demanded change. And I'm not talking about that sort of change that gets thrown on campaign posters only to be forgotten once elections are finished. I'm talking real change, the sort that requires protests to ... More >>
Yesterday, on April 20, stoners across America were toking up at exactly 4:20 pm--4/20 and 420 is stoner code for smoking out, in case you didn't already know what your kids are talking, or texting about, as the case may be, with their friends. In honor of this important occasion, High Times maga ... More >>
UPDATE: See details about the "Holy Rollers" article that likely spurred the Holy Rollers movie--and the article's zero degrees of separation from OC Weekly--after the jump . . .
Yosef (Justin Bartha, left) eases Sam (Jesse Eisenberg) into drug trafficking in Holy Rollers.Director Kevin Asch, who ... More >>
Sunday's Long Beach Bicycle Film Festival serves two purposes, helping to close out the three-day Long Beach Bicycle Festival that begins today and reviving the Long Beach International Film Festival, whose return is TBD.Actually, there is a third and fourth purpose: showcasing local documentary ... More >>
Surely fans are excited to see Willie Nelson--country music's champion of the cheebah-- perform tonight with some special guests at the Grove of Anaheim. We're not making any predictions, but there's a pretty good chance Snoop Dogg could make a cameo. Don't laugh, it's happened before.
nostromoo @ flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0The first time I had gin was at my local bar in the town in rural Iowa where I used to live. A friend ordered gin and tonic in a place called the Checkered Flag, a place that sold Budweiser for 70 cents a glass and Grain Belt "Primo", the world's most insipid be ... More >>
Hewitt: Is he truly stupid, or just acts like it to make cash? Shockingly, it's the latter, according to sources...Unsurprisingly, the Right is blaming President Barack Obama for the Christmas Day terrorist attack of an airliner flying from Amsterdam to Detroit. Our local yakmouth Hugh Hewitt was ... More >>
It's a little strange to sense all the buzz surrounding Europe's new dark wave of dance floor sounds, which combine tribal drums with deep, chugging bass and a simmering sense of bacchanalia. The likes of Loco Dice, Sven Vath, Dubfire and Radio Slave have been churning out this latest club-land flav ... More >>
Krijin van NoordwijkOnce every few years a game-changing album will accelerate the evolution of electronic dance music. The Prodigy added punk rock aggression to the scene in 1992 (Experience), the Chemical Brothers became the Beatles of club-land in 1995 (Exit Planet Dust) and Moby introduced th ... More >>
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. So great. Right now they're doing "Maps." You know, from that video game Rock Band! That picture is from them doing "Cheated Hearts." They were just on Saturday Night Live eight days ago (with host Zac Efron! OMG!) and here they are at Coachella. Pretty cool. I raved about their new ... More >>
Anyone worth Al Gore's salt knows that cars, factories and farting cows contribute to global warming, but an international study that includes the research of a UC Irvine scientist has found drought and deforestation can also help fuel the pesky phenomenon and should be included in future climate pa ... More >>
The BBC reports that British and Dutch police today have shut down the popular and flagrantly illegal music-downloading site OiNK and arrested its overlord, a 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough, England. That sound you hear is the celebratory high-5ing of major-label employees worldwide and Metall ... More >>
Dutch director Theo van Gogh is so identified with political martyrdom -- having been murdered by a radical Islamist -- that it comes as a bit of a surprise to sit down to a screening of INTERVIEW, the American remake of his movie of the same name, and discover that it's a comedy...sort of. Like Tal ... More >>
Local blogger El Serracho (or The Serrach) finds himself in the Netherlands at the moment, where he reports that it's Christmas season. El is a Global Internet Manager of Production (or GIMP), a job that has sent him to the Netherlands at least 15 times. Those wacky Dutch are so high they give out g ... More >>