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  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Why Karaoke is Important to Immigrants in OC

    For Asian Americans, there's an odd sense of comfort in holding a mic and singing along to the midi version of schmaltzy pop hits. Whether they're tunes by Basil Valdez, Sin Sisamouth or Frank Sinatra, played in private rooms (such as at Ziller in Fullerton) or set against chintzy lights and throbbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    One High Five's Pop Punk is All About Ear Candy

    By: Allan Katz You've probably heard this one before: Punk band accrues a cult following. As their chops outgrow the inherent simplicity of their chosen genre discord is sown amongst their fans. Some decry expansive efforts as selling out while others applaud the growth. When you first hear One Hig ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2013

    OC Weekly's Year In Review 2013

    Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013

    Richard Kraft Work

    Laguna Art Museum's 'ex•pose' series looks at the British artist

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Your OC Film Fiesta's Updated Schedule: Mariachi Gringo, Haskell Wexler, and More!

    I've already provided a primer for some of the things going down at this year's OC Film Fiesta in Downtown SanTana, and if that didn't entice you to check out the online schedule, perhaps this will: the organizers have given us some added items to expect, and damn if they aren't impressive. So here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    [Exene Says...] Water is Life

    [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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2013
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    May 31, 2013

    This Week In Food: Horchata Beer, Mmmhops, and the Banana Stand is Coming!

    Hi, we hope your week was swell. And we want to make your weekend even better by showing you some awesome things. Sure, this is really just a recap of awesome things, but we need page views and you need condensed information so you can get to partying even sooner. Here we go... This week, Edwin wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Friday, March 29DSTVVBurger Records Self-proclaimed "industrial grungegaze" trio DSTVV have been garnering attention in the indie music blog circuit with only a handful of songs that permeate through your ear canals with their lo-fi vocals, fuzzy guitar and distorted synthesizer. Hailing from San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    OC Punk Community Launches a Benefit Concert to Help China White Guitarist Frank Ruffino

    Frank Ruffino, the guitarist for China White, is in serious trouble. Recently released from the hospital after months in intensive care, the Huntington Beach axeman braces for a miracle. About four years ago, the 51-year-old was diagnosed with liver problems, a biproduct of years of hard drinking, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Fare Thee Well Sweet, Sweet Bahooka

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Kabob Curry Indian and Pakistani Food

    India and Pakistan might be right next to each other on a map, but it's not often you see them listed together on a sign for a Long Beach restaurant, much less a small, Himilayan-salt obsessed one tucked away in a storefront just off Pine Avenue and Third Street. Originally lured into the Kabob Curr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday Wednesday: tyDi at Sutra

    Though Orange County is certainly a long-time pit stop for the world's best DJs, it's apparent that the fresh-faced monarchs of the EDM world (we're talking barely allowed to legally drink, if at all) are also descending on our local scene in astonishing numbers. Though he's spent the last several y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: Nov. 9-11

    Friday, November 9Haymarket SquaresSlidebar The Haymarket Squares specialize in a quick clip brand of folk music. Using mandolin, piano, and whistling, they weave a folk tapestry while busting lyrics about righteous anger and the songs of Britney Spears. N ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012


    Coach House

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    KCON - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - October 13, 2012

    SEE OC WEEKLY'S FULL KCON SLIDESHOW HERE! From the parking lot, you could hear the screams. Inside the festival area of Verizon Amphitheater, giddy fans crowded in a massive white tent. A sea of hands holding cameras and cell phones shot up into the air. "Oh, my Gooooood!" girls squealed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    The OCeeker: Guru Nanak Sikh Temple and the Headwear Mishap

    Everybody loves a play on words, ye heathen, so let's get this outta the way real quick-like: The OCeeker transformed his glorious person into the O'Sikher on a recent Wednesday night in Buena Park, when his graceful footfall blessed the grounds of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple of USA.He committed one fuck ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2012

    The Silent Comedy

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Van Halen - Honda Center - 6/12/12

    Van Halen Honda Center 6/12/12 It only takes milliseconds to recognize Eddie Van Halen's ferocious guitar tone. Like sonic bullets from a gun, "Unchained" riddled into the audience with its runaway freight train guitar riff as the Honda Center exploded with Van Halen's triumphant stop in Anaheim f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012

    International Food Festival

    Strata Tustin Center

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    For Ravi Shankar, There'll Always Be Sitars in the Sky

    ​Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has been an illustrious name since the mid-'60s, largely through his association with George Harrison and the Beatles, whose music was profoundly influenced by Shankar's mastery of the Indian classical raga form; his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and at ... More >>

  • Film

    February 23, 2012

    'Act of Valor' Wants You

    Navy SEALs: Honor, courage, commitment

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Nilu Madadi, Irvine-Based Iranian-American Singer, Goes Viral With a Nod From Young the Giant

    ​ Nilu Madadi, a 23 year-old Iranian-American musician based in Irvine, has started the new year off on the right note. The singer-songwriter has been making a name for herself since a YouTube video of her Noise Coalition Live Sessions performance of "Sing for You" was uploaded earlier this month. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    A Groupon for Far East Movement's International Secret Agents Festival

    ​When we talked to Far East Movement about their upcoming sophomore album, their new tricked out Cadillac and ISA in Long Beach's Queen Mary, we didn't think tickets for the event were still onsale. We'd heard it sold out, but we were wrong, because today's Groupon is offering tickets to the event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Mexican Food Now Big in India!

    Photo by Das UbergeekWhat is a burrito if not a chapati wrapped around tandoori chicken?​We all know that tacos are big in Sweden, that fish tacos have been big in Australia for nearly 40 years now, that Mexican restaurants are across Europe and even Japan.Now comes word from India that Mexican fo ... More >>

  • Food

    August 25, 2011

    Brunch a Bunch Across OC!

    OC's best brunches: The ethnic, the gorgeous views and the bottomless booze!

  • Music

    August 18, 2011

    Trevor Hall Is Enlightened

    [Locals Only] Living with monks (not named Thelonious) has made the singer/songwriter a wiser man

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Remy's 'Raise the Debt Ceiling'--Old But Still Funny

    ​ If you haven't seen this yet, you must've been ignoring the whole congressional debate. Comedian Remy Munasifi's "Raise the Debt Ceilin' Rap" became a YouTube sensation because he found a way to bridge our economic/political troubles into a rap song. A sample lyric? "Renting the cash, inflating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Bad Religion's Greg Graffin to Teach at Cornell; Has Bird Fossil Named After Him

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyGreg Graffin at not a lecture​Remember that one cool professor you had in college, who let you skip classes as long as you turned in awesome papers and never minded if you came to lectures hung over? Well, now that Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin is teaching Evolution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: We're Giving Away Four Pairs of Tickets to See Infected Mushroom

    ​Originally formed as a duo by Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani in northern Israel, Infected Mushroom's trippy/psychedelic music has influenced electronic-music fiends and stoned groovers alike. They met in Goa, India, in 1996 through a mutual DJ friend and started making music for fun. In 1998, they ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010


    Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Carl's Jr. Opens in Indonesia; Something Indonesian Opens Here

    Image from Google Maps Gustavo told me recently he heard news that Carl's Jr. opened its first franchise in Indonesia this month. And then on the same day, in a sort of bizarre cosmic coincidence, I got word a new Indonesian grocery store opened in Fullerton. In a bit of food quid pro quo, OC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Thank God it's Friday: Rumpspringa, Mississipi Man, Wavves, Abe Vigoda, the Growlers and Far East Movement Fill Out Your Weekend

    Don't know what to do this weekend? Heard Mentality's got you covered.Rumpspringa​Tonight, Rumspringa appears with Mississippi Man at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. The LA-based band has been dealing with the obvious question about their name almost from the day they started (it's coming-of-age p ... More >>

  • Film

    June 10, 2010

    Kung Fu Hustle

    Karate Kid remake too cynical to catch a fly with chopsticks

  • Music

    April 15, 2010

    K-Pop Go the Wonder Girls

    [Mental Notes] Also: The condiment artists at Burger Records, Pop Noir's quest for southern hospitality

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    K-Pop Viral Sensation Wonder Girls Coming to House of Blues Anaheim

    ​Remember back in 2007, when kids all around the world were posting videos of themselves doing the Crank Dat Soulja Boy dance?The very next year: The Wonder Girls' "Nobody" dance. The dance sensationalized by the South Korean pop girl group consisted of a few demure movements, some hand gestures, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010
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    December 29, 2009

    TV Interview with Avenged Sevenfold Drummer James Sullivan

    Avenged Sevenfold drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan, found dead in Huntington Beach Monday, interviewed with band mate Jonathan "Johnny Christ" Seward for the TV program Asia Uncut. Asked about Orange County being a "bastion of conservatism," Sullivan says that his "generation...was kinda rebeling ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 17, 2009
  • Food

    August 6, 2009
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    May 22, 2008

    Soldier On

    Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/09

    “DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YIDDISH IS DEAD?,” 7pm Listen to a lecture by Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the National Yiddish Book Center. Admission is free. Memorial Hall, Chapman University, 1 University Dr., Orange, (714) 997-6815 ... More >>

  • Food

    August 31, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC'c best damn dining guide

  • Food

    August 24, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Irvine Tells Taiwan Where to Krom It

    Irvine Mayor Beth Krom just might be unmade in Taiwain. As reported in OC Register's blog and print edition, as well as The Blotter, Irvine recently set up a sister-city in China, after agreeing to ignore Taiwanese sovereignity. They can't partake in Taiwanese National Day celebrations and civic lea ... More >>

  • Food

    June 8, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Orange County's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    June 1, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The best damn dining guide in Orange County

  • Food

    July 14, 2005

    The Asian Persuasion

    Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them

  • Food

    June 20, 2002

    How Delicious

    Veggies, cocktails and cow tongue with DJ Wanda

  • Food

    October 12, 2000

    Yes, Mother

    Mother India insists you eat seconds

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