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  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013

    Pusha T

    Glass House

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013

    The Silent Comedy

    Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Why the Latin Grammys Remain America's Biggest Anti-Mexican Sham

    Over a decade ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for what was called Pacific News Service but is now New American Media bemoaning how pathetic the Latin Grammys were due to their lack of Mexican music. "The definers of Latin culture," I wrote then, "have decided that the most popular Latin music genre in t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 14, 2013

    OG Cuicide Takes His Shot At Redemption

    Darnell Price nearly killed himself 22 years ago. Now he raps about it

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2013
  • Film

    November 7, 2013
  • Calendar

    November 7, 2013

    Irish Chamber Orchestra

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The Ten Best Horror Movie Soundtracks

    By: Jonathan Patrick Halloween should be filled with good, albeit strange, music. Horror film soundtracks provide the most suitable gateway to such enjoyment. From grotesque to gorgeous, these represent our ten favorite offerings (in reverse order). Enjoy.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington - Samueli Theater - 10/26/13

    Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington Samueli Theater 10/26/13 "Women in jazz." What a sadly overused phrase. The fact that three African American women from multiple generations playing jazz for a full house is considered a novelty is incredibly unfortunate. Three African Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Five Rare Ghostface Killah Songs You Haven't Heard

    On Sunday Night, lauded Wu-Tang MC Ghostface Killah takes the stage at the Yost Theater. Ghost has spent almost two decades being one of the most prolific MCs in the game. Unfortunately, many legal restrictions have kept some incredible work of his from seeing an official retail release. So, for th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The Best BET Hip-Hop Awards Tweets

    The breakdown: Hosted by Snoop Dogg, this year's BET Hip Hop Awards (randomly on a Tuesday) were filled with performances galore by rappers like French Montana, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Future, Yo Gotti, and even Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The kicker? They barely gave out awards. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The 10 Goriest Album Covers

    One of the best parts about buying a physical album (if you still do that sort of thing) is always going to be the album cover art. And if you're a metalhead or crusty punker the more brutal and bloody it is, the better.After all, metal and punk have never been about bowing down to political correct ... More >>

  • Film

    October 10, 2013
  • Calendar

    October 10, 2013

    Haunted Nite at the Puppet Asylum

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Nancy Sanchez Has a Seasonal Serenade Ready for Her Performance at the Muck in Fullerton

    Orange County's own Nancy Sanchez is busy putting the final touches on her full-length album debut, but is taking time to grace the outdoor amphitheater stage of 'The Muck' in Fullerton. The jazzy singer-songwriter's performance is just the latest in the historic hilltop mansion's strong and steady ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2013

    Maroon 5

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The Five Must- See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, September 30 Toro Y Moi The Observatory Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick makes pure vibe music--actually, he kind of makes pure vibes, with every song a snapshot of its own moment and its own world. On most recent album Anything In Return, he glides through a post-chillwave--we can say that now, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Top Five Blues Songs According to Jim Belushi

    Jim Belushi is a man of many trades. He's entertained us through movies, TV, in theatre, and with his incredible improvisation skills. Not to be outdone by his late great older brother John, his knack for the blues is sensational as well (see: his band the Sacred Hearts) leaving us to wonder, what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    OC Death Fest - Mirror Image Studios - September 28, 2013

    OC Death Fest Mirror Image Studios 9/28/13 To celebrate OC's underground extreme metal scene, the OC Deathfest took place on Saturday, in an otherwise quiet industrial corner of Anaheim between the 91 and 57 Freeways at Mirror Image studios. In what was a day (and evening) devoted to all things de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    [Exene says...] Still On the Road With Blondie

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Title Fight - The Glasshouse - 9/26/13

    Last night, the floor of the Glasshouse floor was packed. Pushed tight up against the stage, crowd surfers climbed over, jumped on, and smashed into one another. For one hour, Pennsylvania punk rockers Title Fight put on an amazing performance. The set included older songs like "Symmetry" and "No On ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013

    Bellhaunts

    Shanghai'd Room

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013

    Noah and the Whale

    House of Blues

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013

    David Burnham: Mostly Broadway

    Carpenter Performing Arts Center

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    10 Rappers Who Have Changed Their Names

    Rappers are often quick to change the names we've grown accustomed to. Religion and maturity usually account for the swap, but sometimes, like in Diddy's case, the change is completely unfounded. In many cases, however, the name change has happened before the artist has blown up. Here are 10 rappe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Ten John Coltrane Tracks For People Who Don't Know Anything About John Coltrane

    Saxophonist John Coltrane would have been eighty-seven years old today, had he not passed away from liver cancer cancer in 1967. This untimely death means the icon is preserved at the peak of his artistic powers. As both a fiery tenorman and a sensitive balladeer, Coltrane inspired hundreds of thous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    [Exene says...] On the Road, Part 2

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Bad Religion's Greg Graffin Challenges Authority Through Science

    By Jason Roche For over 30 years, Bad Religion have carved out a niche as the thinking man's punk rock band. When they formed in Los Angeles in 1980, the inspiration for their lyrics came from the topic of corporate greed and the conflicts between philosophy, science, and religion. The band's 16th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2013

    Anything Goes

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    In Honor of Xzibit's 39th Birthday, Our Six Favorite Mr. X-to-the-Z Moments

    Today, Wednesday September 18th, is everybody's favorite ride pimp Xzibit's 39th birthday. From his Alkaholiks affiliation to his time on MTV's Pimp My Ride through becoming the subject of one of the all time great internet memes, Mr. X-to-the-Z has brought us a bevy of entertainment over the the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    After Almost Dying, Aston Matthews Became a Rapper

    At the age of 18, Lakewood rapper Aston Matthews was barely a legal adult. Yet, it was at this age that his life was forcibly set on the course he is now on. On an otherwise normal night out partying, the kind of evening that for Matthews at worst resulted in passing out from too much liquor, ended ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Black Behind the Orange Curtain, New Documentary Partly Inspired by OC Weekly Cover Story, Releases Trailer

    Shandell Maxwell was already planning to make a documentary short film on the black experience in Orange County when a friend handed her a copy of this infernal rag's special issue "Where the Black People At?" back in late May. The provocative title made her heart race. "I wanted to say, 'Hey I'm ... More >>

  • Music

    September 5, 2013

    DNA Project: Straight Outta OC

    How the sons of Eazy-E and Dr. Dre plan to write the next chapter of NWA's legacy in . . . Lake Forest?!

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Top Five Saves the Day Music Videos

    In the glory days' of emo (let's say late '90s to early '00s), New Jersey outfit Saves the Day paved the way for other upcoming emo bands of the time like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance to produce more elaborate and original videos funded by their labels. With the rise of channels like Fuse an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Rapper G-Eazy's Style Stretches From the East Bay to the Dirty South

    If Monday night's show at the Observatory is any indication of what's to come, then fans who are heading to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday for Lil Wayne's America's Most Wanted Festival, they better braves the traffic and get there early. Why? G-Eazy, that's why. Born Gerald Gillum, the Bay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Top 10 Creepiest Black Sabbath Songs

    When it comes to the history of head-banging heavy metal, there is no doubt that it was created by the one and only Black Sabbath. Formed in 1968 initially as a blues band, in Birmingham, England, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward invented metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Adolescents - Alex's Bar - August 23, 2013

    By: Jesse La Tour The Adolescents Alex's Bar 8/23/13 The Adolescents, The Middle Class, and The Crowd are all iconic original Orange County punk bands who have inspired thousands, maybe millions, of young people to turn their suburban angst into musical art. They inspired me, a 30-year-old English t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By: Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Richard Blade Explains Why '80s Music Still Beats Most of the Crap You Listen to Today

    There's no denying that Richard Blade is the voice of '80s music, and the torch bearer for a generation of loud synths and even louder clothes. So those who grew up watching him interviewing acts like Morrissey on KTLA's "Video One" and "MV3" or listening to him spin hours of Reagan-era classics as ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 22, 2013

    'OC-centric': Got Next

    Moulton Center's Studio Theater at Chapman continues to let local emerging playwrights stage their stuff

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Lee Meriwether, '66 Batman Flick's Catwoman, Won't Be Pussyfooting Around at QFilm Fest

    If we couldn't have Julie Newmar (and we apparently couldn't) for the 1966 Batman film that spun out of the spoofy TV series, Lee Meriwether was a solid stand-in. That figure, eyes and especially eyebrows--meeeeow! But that's not the film that brings the veteran actress to Long Beach next month for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013

    Memphis Music Fest

    Cerritos Center

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013

    Yellowman

    Tiki Bar

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Stryper - The Coach House - August 15, 2013

    Stryper Coach House 8/15/13 "It's mind boggling that we've been around for 30 years," said Stryper front man Michael Sweet to a crowd of several hundred fans at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, during an intimate all acoustic performance with his band mate, guitarist Oz Fox. The guitar duo st ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2013
  • Film

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    10 Songs With Hidden Messages When Played In Reverse

    Christian McPhate For years, uptight people have been accusing various metal bands of influencing their flock with hidden messages that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backward. Overnight, this "backmasking" became a threat to national security, especially after Dan Rather played clips of h ... More >>

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