By: Bree Davies I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as ... More >>
More Irvine Welsh ne'er-do-wells not doing well
Father John Misty The Glass House 6/22/13 It's been just over a year since Josh Tillman released his debut full-length, Fear Fun, under his new moniker Father John Misty, and in the past 365 days he's lived out of a van, on the road, preaching his gospel of adulterous fun times to the masses. Fourt ... More >>
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen
Betty Has a Big Season Ahead of Her
311 knows the secret to maintain a loyal fan base for over 20 years: tour nonstop; build a solid online community; then invite fans on a Caribbean vacation. It helps to have band name consisting of numbers that can coincide with a month and day so your band has an excuse to host an annual (or bi-ann ... More >>
Five days of reggae royalty, mixing it up onscreen
A friend in need is a friend indeed. And if you need Jesus ye heathen, Friends Church Yorba Linda may be the place for you. Your pomade-powered prophet visited the historically Quaker fellowship on Saturday night, taking his place among the lily-white saints and trying to stay awake among a rat ... More >>
Don't hold your breath for the end of the world. It already happened. Sorta.The announcement came Saturday at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, and was made by a South Korean preacher who once signed a blood oath to God after a star fell from the sky and guided him to a heavenly messenger.The ... More >>
The '90s may be long gone, but not OC's infamous, lunatic eyewear brand
[Checking In On . . .] The OC ska outfit are bringing fans back to the fold with 'Day Job'
Longtime Orange County ska outfit and Disneyland's favorite choreographed band-with-horns Suburban Legends have been looking for locals to open for them at their album-release show tomorrow night at Chain Reaction. Day Job, the latest from these fun-loving guys, is nearly four years coming, and its ... More >>
Editor's note: Ladies and germs, you might've noticed a new byline invading our asylum, that of Josh Dulaney--an Orange County boy who spent the past couple of years at the San Bernardino Sun harassing group sex-obsessed cops, horny priests, and white supremacists wanting to run for Mexi-dominate ... More >>
Chris MolinaJane BirkinJane Birkin Luckman Fine Arts Dec. 3, 2011The original sixties wild child Jane Birkin graced Los Angeles last Saturday night for the first time in almost a decade. Aside from being the quintessential image of 1960's French mod style, Birkin is most famous for her love affai ... More >>
If you're sorely missing classic reggae in your life, it might be wise to plan a trip to Hermosa Beach to see Toots and the Maytals perform at Saint Rocke on Saturday, May 15. Read Drew Tewksbury's interview with the legend after the jump.
SCR's production of his 'In a Garden' explores the 'messy underpinnings of creating something wonderful'
The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>
Andrew Breitbart: From Fox News to Newport BeachWhat would you do if you found out conservatives Andrew Breitbart, Jim Lacy, Tom Fuentes, Bruce Herschesohn, Sir Eldon Griffiths, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Meg Whitman, Chuck DeVore, Jeff Miller, Ralph Reed, Da ... More >>
I'm bailing for Vegas today and that got me thinking about the idea of leaving. Then I remembered a strange cover version of the Bad Brains song "Leaving Babylon" a week ago. I was in the gardening department at Big Lots (does Big Lots have "departments?") when I heard an acoustic guitar strumming s ... More >>
I've been to one Coachella and that was in 2003. Although the motive behind the hellacious trek from Long Beach to Indio was to see the first Stooges gig in nearly three decades, I ended up witnessing something way cooler than a shirtless Iggy. Elephants. You heard me. I saw a train of circus elepha ... More >>
By RYAN RITCHIEI don't make a habit of waxing poetic about people I've never met, and I sure as hell won't pretend to know anything about Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton that doesn't involve his music. But I was still shocked when I popped on my computer this morning to discover the 60-year-old was fo ... More >>
Review by Marco Villalobos. Photos by Christopher Victorio. The 27th Annual Ragga Muffins Festival Long Beach Convention Center February 16 2008 Better Than: A six-pack of Red Stripe. Download: Capleton and Beenie man videos. Let us take a moment to bow our heads in respect to the wonders of ... More >>
Dearest brethren and sisters of the Internet, God's children all: Let us all join our hands in prayer and thank the Lord for both the Orange County Weekly and Wiley Drake, the Buena Park-based, homeless-person-feeding, gay-bashing, Southern Baptist Pastor. Why blesseth we the Weekly and Pastor Dra ... More >>
Two film fests hit Downtown Disney last week—but where were you?
OC Weekly is a stupid tabloid for journalists/writers who could never make it to a real newspaper!
Hanging with OCMA’s Art Since the 1960s
'Rude to sing along? Never'
Out of the basement and into the spotlight, Comic-Con 2007 is the place to be
Six reasons to love the Pacific Playwrights Festival
Orange County authors try to bring unity to people of different religious faiths. For this they will face the wrath of believers. Again.
Remake brings back memories of growing up to The Omen
Schroeder and Hutch
The GOP gets funky, by which of course we mean they smell
Alexander Cockburn eviscerates Operation Iraqi Fiefdomand Christopher Hitchens, the barstool bombardier
A quartet of classic American dishes
67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop
Rolling Stones rock hard as a monkeys boner
Arthur Lee is Free and says youll get your moneys worth
Five graduations! Hot students! Good vs. evil! Dave Brubeck vs. Eleanor Roosevelt! All this and a pack of Trojans!