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  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    On the Line: Chuy Vidales of Avocado Cafe, Part 2

    Restauranteur. Surfer. Drummer. Chuy Vidales' love of food, sports and music makes for one well-rounded individual. We help him check something off his to-do list as he responds to our line of questioning. Glad we could help, Chuy! Read our interview with Chuy Vidales of Avocado Café, Part One. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 18 DJ Hype The Observatory Pre-iPods, pre-laptops, pre-everyone's-a-DJ, DJ Hype was circling the globe, bringing his turn table skills to millions of party people. Born in Belgium, Kevin Ford began as a DJ on Fantasy FM, a pirate radio station in London. But he hit mainstream ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2013

    Why Indie Music Has Taken Over Your TV

    TV-music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas talks about small bands making big dollars in primetime

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    FYF Fest 2012: Five Reunited Bands We Really Want to See

    See Also:*FYF Fest Two-Day Line-up Announced*The Growlers Announce New Album Release* Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedPlenty of people tend to associate FYF Fest with bands that will soon be filling their iPods with fresh sound for the fall. This year, its lineup of subterranean, local and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    On the Line: Pascal Olhats, Part Two

    "Food and cooking are entertaining. People listen when I tell them a story about food."Currently, Pascal is mentoring a number of chefs: At French 75 in Laguna Beach, his chef is Greg Moore, and at Savannah Chop House it's Chris Tzorin. They plan to brand ourselves as the 'Master Chef and Young Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    On the Line: Colleen Johnson of 50 Forks, Part Two

    Even in her spare time, Chef Colleen winds up incorporating food into her hobbies. Her experience spans decades of working with great chefs like Thomas Keller. She almost gets us nostalgic for cooking class. Almost.Read our interview with Colleen Johnson of 50 Forks, Part One. And now, on to Part Tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    On the Line: Brian McReynolds, Amy Curran and Francisco Perez of Eat Chow, Part Two

    Brian McReynolds, on creating new menu items:"It gets vetted three times. When somebody comes up with something, we make it. All three of us have to agree on what's in it or what to add to it. We play with it. Sometimes we come up with some deuces, and we're like, "Here, taste this!" and the other t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    On the Line: Chris Grodach of The Corner, Part Two

    He builds furniture, owns his own business, and plants gardens. And after our meeting, Chris would meet with The Corner's bartender to practice all the cocktails on their drink menu. Staying in one place is not his specialty, but we wouldn't want him any other way.Read our interview with Chris Groda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    On the Line: Greg Pugliese of Pizza e Vino, Part Two

    Before the end of the year, the owner of Pizza e Vino plans on launching two more concepts. First is Microbar in roundabout country Ladera Ranch, at the former Infusion space. Small plates of Spanish and Italian bites and a selection of martinis (Not beer, like we assumed based on the name). That ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    On the Line: Alexandra LittleJohn of Green Bliss/Cafecito Organico, Part Two

    On the Line ladies are too few and far between, so spending time with Alexandra was a treat. A musically inclined orator with a depth of knowledge in Native American history, she also kicks back domino hustling or hiking some unique LA trails.Read our interview with Alexandra LittleJohn of Green Bli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    On the Line: Mike Dimmitt of Garlic Scapes, Part Two

    MIke Dimmitt may appear relaxed on the outside, but his mind is going a mile a minute. Whether reading or spending time with his kids, he is always doing something to improve his quality of life. You might be surprised to find out what this luxe lonchera owner was working on prior to owning Garlic S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    On the Line: David Man of Palm Terrace and Lounge, Part Two

    While not a luxe lonchera, Palm Terrace now has a catering truck, ready to serve parties of five to 500 wherever they can park it (most recently at the OC Fairgrounds). His mom's infamous cooking makes another appearance in this segment as well, but so does Yoda. It'll make more sense once you perus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    On the Line: Peter Serantoni of Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen, Part Two

    Heckling his team, chatting it up with passers-by and speaking his mind, the gregarious Peter Serantoni is not at a loss for words when we discuss life outside of work. We even manage to squeeze an additional recipe for tomorrow's segment. For something a little more comprehensive, there's always pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Nicholas James Needham: 9 Years for Kiddie Porn, Possibly 6 More for Touching 5 y.o.'s Penis

    ​Nicholas James Needham, who pleaded guilty in October to molesting a 5-year-old boy in an Orange mall restroom, was sentenced today to nine years in federal prison for a separate crime: possessing more than 200 images of kiddie porn.The 28-year-old, who'd recently moved to Orange from Laguna Beac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Seven Bizarre Steve Jobs Memorial Items on eBay

    ​And the ambulance chasers are off: Just hours after the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was announced, eBay is already filled with dozens of "memorial items."Your always expected T-shirts and stickers are there, sure, but what about a domain name going for $14K? Or an iDead decal for your bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    French Quarter at U.C. Irvine Last Night

    ​ French Quarter, The Teeets, Hollow Sunshine & Kevin GreensponMay 23, 2011Cross Cultural Center, U.C. Irvine Fresh out of recording his latest record, French Quarter frontman Stephen Steinbrink returned to Irvine with a backing band and new set of songs, shifting gears from previous sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Bon Jovi: 'Steve Jobs Killed Music'

    Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New Times​Bon Jovi told the Sunday Times Magazine  that Steve Jobs killed music. How? He used that deadly, deadly weapon called iTunes.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Five Choices for OC/LA Album-Listening Party

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyThe Adolescents​Over the weekend, we heard about a group of people in London who get together every month and listen to an entire album, uninterrupted, according to BBC. There is no talking or texting, not even when the record is turned over. Why would anyone do this? you ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    O Souly Night! It's a Very Good Foot Christmas

    [Locals Only] Santa Claus, go straight to Alex's Bar for Dennis Owens' annual holiday dance party

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Citizen of the Week!

    ​Isaake Lelenoa had been 16 years old for just 24 days when in October 2006 he left a party in Orange, spotted four teenage girls getting in another vehicle, approached, fired a handgun into the air twice and demanded iPods and purses before fleeing with the loot.

  • Music

    April 1, 2010

    Young the Giant Steps Out

    [Mental Notes] Also: 'Total Surfer Blood Live,' the Morning Benders, andent with don't count on camping at Coachella

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Gadgets and Gear: Checking in on CES (Consumer Electronic Show), Las Vegas (Part 3)

    Editor's note: Correspondent Nathalie Voirin has fired off her third update from the CES show in Las Vegas. She's kicking knowledge and taking pics all through the event. Stay tuned for more! Nathalie Voirin​ Meet the Zikmu Parrot by Starck. This sleek home stereo system connects to your PC or iP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Gadgets and Gear: Checking in on CES (Consumer Electronic Show), Las Vegas (Part 4)

    Editor's note: Correspondent Nathalie Voirin has fired off her fourth update from the CES show in Las Vegas that took place Jan. 7-10. Stay tuned for more of the must-own and ridiculous stuff she spotted! Nathalie VoirinThe Smoothee by Tiffen​ If you're an avid iPod videographer, get your hands on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Showgazing: Jack's Fourth Show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    ​It's easy to forget how big the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine actually is. Most people probably don't spend that much time thinking about it. Probably about as much time as you spend thinking about its water park neighbor, Wild Rivers, in the middle of October. But after a hilly, five m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Last Night: Franz Ferdinand at the Hollywood Palladium

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: Franz Ferdinand, the Blood Arm, Neverever at the Hollywood Palladium; August 27, 2009.Better Than: Being assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.Unfortunate Timing: Rousing Franz Ferdinand hit "This Fire," featuring a chorus of "this fire is out of control, gonna burn this city, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 38: Missing Wednesday Edition

    It'd be great if there was some great reporting assignment in a far-off jungle with an unreliable wireless connection that caused IaQR from appearing yesterday. The truth is, the author forgot to write it. And, judging by the avalanche of response from disappointed readers--an avalanche that surely ... More >>

  • Food

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Rocket from the Crypt immortalizes Orange County

    Yesterday I was driving this windy road in Idaho. It was 25 degrees out, snowing, cold as cold can be. Basically, the exact opposite of Orange County. I was rocking the shuffle function on my iPod when Rocket from the Crypt's tune "Orange County" came on. Suddenly, I was taken back to home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Album Review: 'Secret Machines,' The Secret Machines

    Is it too early to wax nostalgic for the music of the mid-2000s? Now that we're firmly in the late oughts, tunes from just a few years ago are re-emerging into the zeitgeist. The trailers for Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla" used 2005 track "Rock & Roll Queen" by The Subways, and NBC reached a little furt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    Juan Way

    The Juan MacLean

  • Columns

    July 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Rick Rubin: Music Biz Savior?

    The New York Times Magazine's Lynn Hirschberg ponders this crucial matter and concludes that Rubin, the Def Jam impresario/producer (Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Slayer, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash and 17,000 others) who's now employed by Columbia Records, just may be the mensch to prevent this Titanic from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007
  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Locals Only

    It's Very Stimulating: Sound Trolley delivers the underground’s cultural splendors

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007

    DJ Peanut Butter Wolf Goes to Seven

    From June 10-16, L.A. disc jockey and Stone Throw Records honcho Peanut Butter Wolf (Chris Manak) is attempting what could be interpreted as the decathlon of DJing. Over seven consecutive nights, he'll be spinning a different style in a different Los Angeles club. Making the feat even more impressiv ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 1, 2007

    I Am Sort of Awesome

    And so are you

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2007

    In Brief: The Official Will Swaim Playlist

    I'm sure by now that most of you who read this are aware our editor-in-chief, Will Swaim, has resigned. What you may not be aware of, however, is our boss's penchant for singing—constantly. Seriously. Dude sings more than Rebecca Schoenkopf does. Which is A LOT. Anyway. In memorium, I'm posti ... More >>

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Gotta Lotta Money

    PRS HLTN, MTHRFCKRS!! bring satire to the masses

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    Locals Only

    Venus Infers, Share Venus Infers, self-released 4-track ep

  • Columns

    July 20, 2006

    Diary of Mad County

    July 12 - July 18

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Aural Reports

    Beauty and Biology
    DJ Ziba Z.

  • Columns

    December 29, 2005

    Commie Girl

    My Little Boy's First Gang!
    The year I temporarily gave up trying to love Orange County

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005

    On a Clear Day

    From Christopher Shinns On the Mountain, Sophocles wavers in the distance

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005
  • Music

    December 23, 2004
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