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Amy Winehouse

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    May 29, 2014
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    Moulin Rouge!

    Regency South Coast Village

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    November 7, 2012

    Five Awesome Murals Honoring Dead Musicians

    By: Rae AlexandraThe Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a recent revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the ni ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in O.C. This Week: Markus Schulz, Waka Flocka Flame

    Monday, October 29Skeleton WitchSlidebar Hailing from Ohio, Skeletonwitch rocks a technical brand of schreechy metal. Be sure to check out their video for "Bringers of Death," which blends images of furries with Orwelian commentary and a zombie apolcalypse straight out of the film Easy Rider. -- Br ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

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    February 2, 2012

    Five Really Good Recent Break-Up Songs

    ​In 1962, Neil Sedaka said everything that needs to be said about ending relationships when he sang, "breaking up is hard to do." It's simple in an "aw shucks" 1960s pop song sort of way, but the tune's direct approach has not meant the end of the break-up song. In fact, we've got some pretty dand ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Second Spin in Costa Mesa

    ​Here are the top five selling record this week from Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870.This week's top seller is the posthumously released Amy Winehouse compilation, Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

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    November 28, 2011

    Pulp's Jarvis Cocker: 'I Think the Press Helped to Kill Amy Winehouse'

    ​Last month, a coroner ruled that Amy Winehouse died from excessive alcohol consumption, having consumed enough alcohol on the day of her death to render her more than five times over the legal drink-drive limit. But Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker says the tabloids are as much to blame for the death ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Dr. Freecloud's in Fountain Valley

    ​​Here are the top five selling records this week from Dr. Freecloud's Record Shoppe, 18960 Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley, (714) 962-9787. This week's top seller is High Contrast's "The First Note Is Silent" Featuring Tiesto & Underworld.

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    October 20, 2011
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    July 29, 2011

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse: The Top Five Songs About Drinking

    ​When it was announced that the princess of  R&B and soul died last Saturday, hordes of celebrities and fans alike took to the internet to express their condolences to Amy Winehouse's family. And later, when rumors surfaced linking her death to her infamous love of alcohol (cause of d ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    Amy Winehouse: What a Loss

    [Mental Notes] RIP renowned Chicano artist Gilbert 'Magu' Lujan

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    July 27, 2011

    Amy Winehouse's Funeral: Who Was There, What Was Said

    ​Amy Winehouse's funeral was held yesterday at a cemetery in North London. The neo-soul singer died July 24 of yet-unknown causes; among the mourners were the singer's father, mother and brother and celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne, and musicians such as Mark Ronson, who co-produced her breakthr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Why 27 is the Most Dangerous Age in Music; Amy Winehouse Tributes from M.I.A., Rome Ramirez and More

    ​27 is rock and roll's most hazardous number.On Saturday, Amy Winehouse joined an exclusive club after the five-time Grammy winner was found dead in her London home at the age of 27. It is the age at which a number of pop stars have died from overdoses, suicides, murders, or in some cases, just ... More >>

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    July 23, 2011

    [UPDATE: Ecstasy & Alcohol?] Amy Winehouse Confirmed Dead, Joins 27 Club as Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    ​UPDATE, 6:28 P.M., JULY 23, 2011: It seems tabloid newspaper Sunday Mirror will report in tomorrow's issue that Amy Winehouse passed away after an ecstasy and alcohol binge. See the front page image after the jump.ORIGINAL POST, 9:58 A.M., JULY 23, 2011: TMZ confirms that singer Amy Winehouse, 27 ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Black Lips Clean Up (A Bit) For 'Arabia Mountain'

    Zach Wolfe​Atlanta's Black Lips are notorious for grimy garage pop matched by equally dirty antics--puking on stage, making out with each other, making fun of Wavves. For plenty of us, this was exactly how a band such as theirs should act, and sound. So we could be forgiven for being dubious at t ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Black Lips Kiss Detroit Bar June 23

    ​Atlanta's dirtiest boys Black Lips are returning to Orange County for another piss-soaked, weiner-flashing fest of psychedelic Nuggets rock when they play Detroit Bar June 23 (with the awesomely named Cerebal Ballzy). OK, so they somewhat cleaned up their act for the streamlined garage pop of 200 ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Berndt to a Crisp

    Admit it, we're all into a little pop-culture icon loving to some extent. Three cheers to Shari Bonnin of Bonnin Designs for bringing Etsy seller Berndt Offerings to my attention. Vicki Berndt's intricately painted depictions of iconic music, art and tv stars are applied to things like alt ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Five Songs That Get Comedian Heather McDonald In The Mood

    ​Although Heather McDonald has a steady gig as a writer and producer of E!'s show Chelsea Lately (where she does a spot-on mimic of celebs such as Drew Barrymore, Celine Dion, The  Kardashians, Amy Winehouse, Renee Zellweger, The Octomom, and various Real Housewives), she hasn't stopped doi ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Wreck Fest at Proof Bar

    ​Before you spend all day at a Memorial Day party in someone's backyard, consider checking out Proof Bar's all day event that will point you straight to the garage...bands. Besides the marvelous use of blood on this flier, we also notice that it's packed with names of loud, fast and perverse acts ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    5 Great Acts That Suck Live

    ​The main reason Lauryn Hill's rumored Rock the Bells performance got everyone's panties up in a bunch isn't because it was untrue. It's because everyone misses The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  Lauryn. Everyone knows her recent live sets have been harrowing--audiences were subject to two hour ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Today in Music News: Vampire Weekend Hit No. 1 with More "Graceland;" Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer

    Contra--Vampire Weekend's second remake of Paul Simon's Graceland--"is No. 1 album." Sorry, but I'm pretty sure everything on Graceland bests anything Vampire Weekend has done. As if the world really needed the dead, highly talented creep jumping out that them, Grammys "to show Michael Jackson ' ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Today in Music News: Lil Wayne, Jack White, Wanda Jackson, Courtney Love

    Lil Wayne video for "On Fire" officially out (see above). Not sure if I'm feeling it.Speaking of Weezy, he's gonna voice Jesus!Jack White--the coolest and hardest working man in music--readies new Dead Weather album; produces record by rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson covering Amy Winehouse's "You Kn ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 21, 2009

    Today in Music News: Brittany Murphy, Amy Winehouse and Radiohead

    Brittany Murphy--the sweet, chunky nerd in Clueless, the streetwise hottie in 8 Mile and, as a dabbling musician, the singer on the club hit "Faster Kill Pussycat" with Paul Oakenfold--is dead at age 32. Yeah, lots of talk about drugs. Twitter-addict Ashton Kutcher and others tweeting about death ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Recommendation From Me to You

    Maybe you noticed I didn't blog last week. Or maybe you didn't. OK, you probably didn't. Anyway, I hit the road and spent the week in Portland, Ore., a city I hope to call home one day. The trip was amazing -- tons of killer vegan food, the weather was nice and the beer flowed all day and all night. ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    M.I.A. Added to Coachella!

    Saturday at Coachella--already considered weak by many in the blogosphere due to the Killers as headliners and then compromised further after Amy Winehouse had to drop out due to work visa issues--has gotten a boost. M.I.A., who just gave birth to a boy last month days after performing on the Grammy ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Nothing's Shocking: Amy Winehouse Removed From Coachella Lineup

    (Yes, that's a picture of Amy Winehouse. Weird, right? It's from her MySpace. It's been up there since 2006.)Everyone--even us!--made the same joke when Amy Winehouse was announced back in January as performing at this year's Coachella. "No way she'll actually make it there!" Well, we were right, of ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Coachella Lineup: Finally Here!

    More thoughts to come since I'm definitely still processing it all. The McCartney reports were true, the Bowie rumors were not. OMG Morrrissey. Haha, Amy Winehouse. That'll be something. How many "will she still be alive by April 18 jokes?" will we have to hear? Nice to see Phoenix's Dear and the He ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Way Too Early Coachella Must-Sees

    I wanted to be the first person in the blogosphere to comment on what bands you should see at Coachella. So here goes. The Aggrolites -- LA's best white boy reggae/soul/funk band. They wear cool clothes and know how to throw a dance party. Thievery Corporation -- Maybe you know them, maybe you ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    July 8, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Ben Sherman Five Decades

    Iconic British labels PPQ and Ben Sherman have collaborated on a line called "Five Decades of Dresses," and the pieces are now available here in the States. Each dress in the range represents a different decade—and, of course, the music associated with that decade—from the '60s through the '90s. ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    March 27, 2008
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    February 11, 2008

    The Grammys: Drunk on Winehouse

    Every year the Grammy Awards ceremony proves—among other things—how far out of step my tastes are with mainstream music, a state of affairs with which I came to terms, oh, in the early '80s. It also reveals the dearth of imagination/adventurousness of the nominating committee. Most of the music ... More >>

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    January 9, 2008

    Check Out My Package

    It's pretty well-known that I'll go almost anywhere I'm invited if there's free food and booze, but some invites make more sense than others. Movie premieres, I understand. Art gallery openings, sure. But a meeting held by a package tour company to pitch their getaways to local travel agents? I mean ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    The Anti-Amy Winehouse

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Create Vintage Soul Music, Not Tabloid Headlines

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    November 8, 2007

    How (Not) to Name Your Band

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Your Moniker Can Mean Big Money. Choose Wisely with These Tips

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    November 1, 2007

    Busywork, Detroit Bar, October 31, 2007

    Muscles from Melbourne: kinda weak. Halloween: It's really more for adults than for kids, isn't it? It astounds me how much effort grownups put into their costumes, simply to have ridiculous amounts of fun getting wasted as they take mini-vacations from their own personae. The overflow gathering a ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Hits!

    Borders Books Music & Cafe

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    August 16, 2007

    Hits!

    Pepperland Music

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    August 2, 2007

    Hits!

    Virgin Megastore Orange

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    July 26, 2007

    Hits!

    The Noize Music

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    July 12, 2007

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    Music Revolution

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    May 31, 2007

    Hits!

    SecondSpin

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    May 17, 2007

    Hits!

    Borders Books Music & Cafe

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    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

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