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    November 7, 2014

    Weezer - The Glass House - November 6, 2014

    By: Taylor Morgan Weezer The Glass House November 6, 2014 Beyond dimly lit canyon roads and past a mysterious castle in Chino Hills you'll find The Glass House. Weezer, one of the most popular post-grunge bands of the '90s took the stage last night, performing at the fifth show of their eight-stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    FBI Arrests Bomb-Threatening, Wild-Note Writing Santa Ana Bank Bandit

    Southern California FBI special agents say they have solved a March bank robbery in Santa Ana that, at least temporarily, netted the note-bearing bandit $21,000. According to the FBI, Gerald Anthony Prudholme, Jr. entered Chase Bank at North Main Street and Washington Avenue, and handed a bank empl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Is the OC Register's Paywall Coming Down? Magic 8-Ball Says "Signs Point to Yes"

    It's almost the one-year anniversary of the Orange County Register erecting a paywall on its website, a paywall that owners Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz swore was strict, swore would never go down, swore was impenetrable--indeed, Spitz told his own paper "there will be no way to 'game' the system." ... More >>

  • Film

    February 20, 2014
  • News

    February 6, 2014

    Santa Ana Michoacanos Vs. the Templarios

    Santa Ana residents are helping to wage a secret war against one of Mexico's most ruthless drug cartels—and they're winning

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Dave's Top Five Restaurants of 2013

    I used to throw this list together; I picked my favorite restaurants and dashed off the paragraphs in just a few minutes. Apparently, though, some of you are foolish enough to give a damn what I think about food. I'll be frank; I'm jaded. I'm tired of the food hype machine, every PR person's wet dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, October 14 Wavves The Observatory Wavves, the feral brain child of Nathan Williams, is a San Diego-based garage rock band that, despite being relatively young and surviving a full member re-do, have already hit some pretty massive rockstar milestones. In 2009, singer Williams took a bunch o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Design an Anti-Zombie Car and The Walking Dead's Creator Robert Kirkman May Build It

    Thanks in part to a Huntington Beach advertising agency, The Walking Dead fans can not only use an app to design their own vehicle to help survive the zombie apocalypse, but if the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman chooses your mock-up, a built-out version will be unveiled by him at October's N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, June 14 The Thermals The Constellation Room After 11 years, Portland trio The Thermals are starting to get some of the attention they deserve. Their latest release and Saddle Creek Records debut Desperate Ground came out in April with a positive reaction from music critics and almost eclips ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2013

    Fullerton PD's Other Dirty-Cop Case

    Will a jury signal to cops it's wrong to harass citizens videotaping their actions?

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rihanna To Charge Fans $250 For Diamonds Executive Platinum Box Of Her New Album

    Even with the surprising, okay, VERY surprising news that Taylor Swift's latest album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week, almost everyone can agree that the music biz is in a heap of trouble. Labels and artists alike are scrambling to make a buck any way they can. Sometimes this co ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012

    Something Horrible Are Bad at Minigolf, Good at Scaring People

    [Locals Only] Fooling around with this horror -rock band reminds us they're no joke

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Matt Barkley, USC Quarterback from OC, Leads "App" Poll for Heisman Trophy

    Let's say you want to help build the case for Newport Beach resident, former Mater Dei High School and quarterback starter Matt Barkley of USC winning the Heisman Trophy.There's an app for that.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Vans Warped Tour Goes Green(er), Partners With Online Carpooling Company

    Last week we mentioned that the Irvine City Council brought up some collective beef over the Vans Warped Tour's Irvine stop at the Great Park on Thursday--and all the troublesome, traffic-making punks that will come with it. Well, even though the fest will certainly foil any dog walking, kite flying ... More >>

  • Film

    March 22, 2012

    In '4:44 Last Day On Earth,' New York Is Really Over

    But first, weather on the 1s in Abel Ferrara's apocalyptic film

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    The Naked and Famous, The Observatory, March 19, 2012

    ​The Naked and Famous March 19, 2012 The Observatory You know you're in for a treat when the headlining band blows an amp before they even hit the stage. There was a minor technical difficulty once the house lights dimmed and we were stuck in the darkness for a little bit, but the crowd didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    On the Line: 'Sushi Dave' Fernandez, of Sushi At the Venetian Gentlemen's Club, Part One

    ​Sitting down for lunch at Twisted Vine in downtown Fullerton, Dave Fernandez and I talked about family, restaurant reviews and great wines. It wasn't quite a business meeting, more like two friends sharing a bite to eat. Of course, he periodically checked his iPhone for incoming reservations, men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Sushi at Venetian Gentlemen's Club

    ​When a friend requested assistance with a project, I offered to meet close to their Anaheim home. As luck would have it, someone suggested a sushi place near by that I would find interesting. Last seen rolling on the radar in downtown Fullerton, "Sushi Dave" resurfaced about a year ago inside the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    The Best Musician Signings And Events At NAMM

    ​With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The Aggrolites' Jesse Wagner: 'We have an Aggrolites App out for iPhone...I use it for show dates myself'

    ​Los Angeles band the Aggrolites (famous for popularizing "dirty reggae") rang Orange County into the New Year in 2011, and now they're back to celebrate the first moments of 2012 with fans in Long Beach. Singer Jesse Wagner spoke with us about what 2011 held for the band and what 2012 will bring. ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 3, 2011
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    October 11, 2011

    It's College Radio Day! KUCI And Titan Radio Join The Fight To Save Campus Stations

    WRPI​College radio stations have long given a microphone to local musicians and DJs looking for an audience (and people who wanna talk about stuff), but like many awesome campus institutions, they're endangered by the swinging budget ax. Over the past few years, more than a dozen student-run stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Minor Threat: Anti-Captalist Punk Icons Or Blatant Sellouts?

    ​Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Beachwood BBQ Will Open Second Restaurant July 5th

    Beachwood BBQ's Facebook page​They day after you've bungled your own Fourth of July BBQ, there will be hope for redemption: Beachwood BBQ has announced that their second restaurant will be open for business in downtown Long Beach, Tuesday, July 5th. But this, as we've reported before, is not just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is April 12!

    ​Yep, it's been a whole year: Ben & Jerry's free cone day is coming up on Tuesday, April 12. And as much as we love classics like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia, why not try one of four new (or newish) flavors? There's even one that contains chocolate-covered potato chips. And it's tastier th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Paul Frank Pancake Mix Delicious (And Yes: It has Some Bananas)

    ​I'm weeks late on my post about the Natural Products Expo that happened at the Anaheim Convention Center, but I did want to mention the following since I had it for breakfast: pancake mix endorsed by OC's own Paul Frank.The fashion maven announced his foray into the world of breakfast last year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Ten Signs You're an Aging Gamer

    ​Yesterday was my birthday. That means another year in my life has come and gone, and I'm another year closer to the inevitable grave.Although my life has taken many twists and turns within the span of a single year, one thing remains constant--I still play A LOT of video games.Since I'm a few yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    One Man's Account of Acting Like Steve Carrell to Try to Save His Father's Foreclosed Home from the Auction Block

    ​ Trying to stop the auction of your father's foreclosed home is a gut-wrenching experience, and a Weekly reader was kind enough to share his tale of trying to delay the inevitable--by doing a Steve Carrell bit.The scene-by-scene after the jump.

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    A Year of Navel Gazing: The Virtual Orange County

    Looking back at 2010 on our news blog, one Top 10 List at a time

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Five Venison Recipes For When Santa Pisses You Off

    Flickr user peterjbaer​I wanted a Voltron. A real Voltron with the die-cast pieces of the five individual colored Lions that made up Voltron. You could snap them together and then go around defending the galaxy. I wrote to Santa Claus and asked for it; I even forbore from torturing my little siste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Free Dessert With Dinner at Morton's the Steakhouse TONIGHT!!!

    ​I rarely go to Morton's the Steakhouse--not because I detest its food but because its outside my pay scale. But apparently Orange County likes the Morton's in Anaheim and SanTana so much that the pricey chain will give you a free dessert TONIGHT if you buy dinner. Some caveats, of course, but of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Ten Most Ridiculously Expensive Tron Products

    DisneyQuorra Couture Platform Sandal designed by Jerome C. Rousseau retailing for $795​Yesterday, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Disney was launching a high-end accessory and shoe line inspired by Tron: Legacy. While every ultra-hyped Disney movie release goes hand-in-hand with an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    #10. Any Ice Cream at Stricklands Ice Cream

    Edwin GoeiYou'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    #14. Strawberry Croissant at Cream Pan

    Edwin Goei​ You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays: Psychedelic Furs, Pinback, The Growlers and the Submarines

    Andrew YoussefThe Psychedelic Furs at the House of Blues Anaheim last year​It's that time of the week again, where we give away tickets to awesome shows. And look what we have here! Five pairs of tickets to the Psychedelic Furs/She Wants Revenge show at the Grove of Anaheim, and a pair of tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Hip to Get Square

    Three cheers to past Gettin' Made featured artist Stephanie Han Windham for posting a link to the new Square card reader on her Facebook page. This little gadget and the accompanying credit card processing app could very well revolutionize the way indie crafters operate at shows. (At the very l ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 25, 2010 Documents Disneyland's Denizens

    [Trendzilla] The OC-based website captures the true, bizarre essence of the people-watching-est place on Earth

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    The 88 Play All Day and All of the Night

    Well-respected men about town open for and back Ray Davies, collectively pinch selves

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2010

    The Five Most Badass Japanese Game Designers

    American video game developers have it all: Multi-million dollar development budgets and the world's largest video game market are at their disposal to make some of modern day's best video games. However, they all lack one crucial thing--the rock star charisma of Japanese video game designers. When ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Drivers Ridicule Toll Road Photo Contest

    Photo by Steve OngAliso Viejo resident Steve Ong's winning shot.​An amateur photo contest aimed at promoting Orange County's quasi-private toll roads gave new meaning to drive-by shooting.Folks who left comments on the Transportation Corridor Agencies--or The Toll Roads--Facebook page had other de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    iPhone App Shows Recovery Money Spent Before Your Eyes

    ​If we were the iPhone app-acquiring sort -- actually, just if we had a coveted iPhone 3G -- we'd snap up this thingy from public-disclosure advocacy org Sunlight Labs. It's one of baced on Layar's "augmented reality" doohickeys, whereby you point your phone a certain direction and see, on the dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    More Views of the Inaugural Long Beach Comic Con

    Convention floor. Rorschach started to turn around like I was trying to take a picture of him. I was not. Poor guy.​We hit the first-ever Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center this past weekend, and it was a busier-than-expected, promising start, full of roller derby gals, dudes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Street Scene Favorites This Weekend....Any Thoughts?

    ​It's not much, but consider this meager post the first preemptive stitch to our coverage of the Street Scene '09 festival happening in Sand Diego this weekend, Aug. 28-29. Before you say anything, we know that San Diego is not in Orange County. Though it could be argued that some cities at the as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Reg Reporter Heads To New York Times. Sort Of.

    twenty_questions / Flickr / Creative CommonsAlright! Orange County journalist can move up in the newspaper world! Check it out: Veteran Register reporter Greg Hardesty is in the pages of the New York Times.I mean, ok, he's not writing for the Gray Lady. He's just a source in one of those horrible tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Weekend Wrap-Up: Frank Black, Vintage Jeans and Zombies

    Friday's Grand Duchy show at Detroit Bar was a real treat. For some reason, I kind of forgot that the show was that day, and hadn't made the proper arrangements to attend, and was essentially turned away at the door when I got there. That was a bummer, for sure. I was able to check out Venus Infers ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 7, 2009
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    April 27, 2009

    Adventures in Chasing Kogi

    Saturday, April 25, 2009 -- A day in which I attempt to hunt down the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck.  Here's how it went down: 12:12 p.m. I get an e-mail tip that Kogi's going to be in Buena Park tonight, at the same location they ended up in last Wednesday night. I am eating carne asada nachos a ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 7, 2008

    Back to the Future

    'The Imaginary 20th Century' takes us forward into the past

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Warner Bros. Odds & Ends

    Nicole Kidman had a pre-taped greeting to promote The Invasion, Joel Silver's latest remake of the Body-Snatcher story in which the aliens are microbes this time. The interview was full of jump-cuts -- had the feel of something that was creatively edited after the fact. Nic had nothing interesting t ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    It Was Free Cuz I Stole It

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: The Year In Unfair Shares

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