• Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2014


    More Irvine Welsh ne'er-do-wells not doing well

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Father John Misty - The Glass House - June 22, 2013

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    Summer In the Dark

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen

  • Film

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Happy 3-11 Day: Here's our 311 2013 Caribbean Cruise Review

    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 >>

  • Film

    August 2, 2012

    Do the Reggae: Hollywood Zion

    Five days of reggae royalty, mixing it up onscreen

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    The OCeeker: Friends Church Yorba Linda and the Vapors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    The OCeeker: Open Bible Seminar and Satan's Korean Pen Pal

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 14, 2012

    Jack Martinez and His Black Flys Are Back!

    The '90s may be long gone, but not OC's infamous, lunatic eyewear brand

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Suburban Legends Never Really Left

    [Checking In On . . .] The OC ska outfit are bringing fans back to the fold with 'Day Job'

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Suburban Legends' Brian Klemm Has the Bedroom of a 40-Year-Old Virgin

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The OCeeker: Mars Hill Church Orange County and the Sex-Crazed Preacher

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Jane Birkin at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Last Saturday Nigh

    Chris MolinaJane Birkin​Jane 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Exclusive: Toots and the Maytals Interview

    ​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.

  • Culture

    March 4, 2010

    Howard Korder's 'Garden' Variety

    SCR's production of his 'In a Garden' explores the 'messy underpinnings of creating something wonderful'

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2009

    Playlist: Songs about Southern California

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Weekend Forecast for Newport Beach: Very, Very, Very Conservative

    Andrew Breitbart: From Fox News to Newport Beach​What 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Leaving Babylon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Puff Puff Passing at Coachella

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton, R.I.P.

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    Live Review: Ragga Muffins Festival on 02/16

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Hail Jesus: The Weekly and Pastor Wiley Drake Save America, One Day at a Time!

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    You Gotta Have FAIF

    Two film fests hit Downtown Disney last week—but where were you?

  • Columns

    October 11, 2007


    OC Weekly is a stupid tabloid for journalists/writers who could never make it to a real newspaper!

  • Culture

    September 6, 2007

    Arty Party Animals

    Hanging with OCMA’s Art Since the 1960s

  • Columns

    August 30, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    'Rude to sing along? Never'

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    The Big Con

    Out of the basement and into the spotlight, Comic-Con 2007 is the place to be

  • Culture

    May 3, 2007

    The Play's the Thing

    Six reasons to love the Pacific Playwrights Festival

  • News

    March 1, 2007


    Orange County authors try to bring unity to people of different religious faiths. For this they will face the wrath of believers. Again.

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Beast of Burden

    Remake brings back memories of growing up to The Omen

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Music

    August 19, 2004
  • Columns

    March 11, 2004

    Lets Go Do Some Crimes

    Schroeder and Hutch

  • Columns

    March 4, 2004

    The Times They Are A-Changin . . . Back!

    The GOP gets funky, by which of course we mean they smell

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    As the World Burns

    Alexander Cockburn eviscerates Operation Iraqi Fiefdomand Christopher Hitchens, the barstool bombardier

  • Food

    March 13, 2003

    For the 52nd State

    A quartet of classic American dishes

  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Not Fade Away

    Rolling Stones rock hard as a monkeys boner

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Aint Love Grand?

    Arthur Lee is Free and says youll get your moneys worth

  • Columns

    May 30, 2002
  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Pomp & Circumstances

    Five graduations! Hot students! Good vs. evil! Dave Brubeck vs. Eleanor Roosevelt! All this and a pack of Trojans!