Monday, October 14 Wavves The Observatory Wavves, the feral brain child of Nathan Williams, is a San Diego-based garage rock band that, despite being relatively young and surviving a full member re-do, have already hit some pretty massive rockstar milestones. In 2009, singer Williams took a bunch o ... More >>
Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of world cooking. Today, she interviews Toshiro Konishi, one of Peru's most famous chefs. Enjoy!
All the action at July's Vans US Open of Surfing will not be in the waters off Huntington Beach--and no, that's not a reference to the young things prancing near the pier in nothing but dental floss.Vans has announced the debut of the Van Doren Invitational, an invite-only bowl riding competition fe ... More >>
Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of world cooking. Today, she regales us with a dispatch from Mesamerica 2013, one of the world's premier chef conferences. Enjoy!
Gus Van Sant directs Damon and John Krasinski's (and Dave Eggers') message as the message
Have you ever played that game where you have to find the differences between two pictures? Shortly after our photographer shot Mick, he uploaded an Instagram photo in front of their menu board announcing that they are now open both Saturdays and Sundays! That's a Karma burger any day of the week. W ... More >>
Whit Stillman returns with a toe-tapping college-girl fantasy
Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star
Veteran asskicker and first-time actress shines in Stephen Soderberg's new action film
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioI was thinking of making a list that included ALL loncheras, luxe and not, but it'd be a wash: loncheras in a landslide. That said, I've warmed up a bit to the idea of non-Mexis muscling into the food-truck business with gourmet, usually overpriced meals. The one wond ... More >>
[BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer
Orange County BBQ BonanzaBabyyyyy, baby back ribs [barbecue sauce] at the Orange County BBQ Bonanza. You're busy people. Let us plan your weekend for you. Happy eating! TODAYOrange County BBQ Bonanza What: BBQ ribs, pulled pork, tri-tip, sausages. And maybe some Handi Wipes. The four- ... More >>
Europe then and now, according to Jean-Luc Godard, in 'Film Socialisme'
Flickr user pablovenegasCompton's not the place you think it is anymore. Sure, it's got some of the best barbecue in the area, but it's got an increasing population of Samoans, Filipinos and other Pacific Islanders, and it's the home to this year's picnic of the Casal dels Catalans de Califòrnia ... More >>
Piaggio on Wheels: One of the participantsUs Forkers are planning mucho food events for the rest of the year (food tours? Contests? Booze? You know it! Details to come...), and I'm glad we were able to confirm this one: our first-ever clustertruck, on May 11 at the Fullerton Public Library!It's a ... More >>
The legendary Chicano artist makes a rare appearance in OC at Fullerton College as its artist-in-residence
One of their beauties... This is actually a cool honor: QSR Magazine put Crepes Bonaparte on its list of the top 20 food trucks (really, luxe loncheras because not a single actual lonchera was mentioned).
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHappy 2011! What'd you do? Or more importantly, what did you miss? We were all over the place with the New Year's Eve celebrations--from NOFX at the Wiltern and the Block Party at the OC Fairgrounds to Rebelution at the House of Blues and Berlin at Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>
A hallucinogen called ibogaine has helped addicts kick heroin, meth and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Dave Lieberman"Tell me how to make allioli," I implored the olive oil seller in the Mercat Sant-Josep, Barcelona's famous Boqueria."You English can't make it. Even most Catalans can't make it," she sniffed.I switched to my limited Catalan, hoping to stir nationalist pride. "Si us plau, senyora. J ... More >>
No "¡Hay, mi estómago!" here...Third entry in our series where we promise to review, for better or worse, every "high-end" roach coach that visits the Weekly's world headquarters. Barcelona on the Go visits us next Monday--when will YOUR mobile food truck come? Inquire with Jessica Ford at ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Flicks to help you enjoy the great indoors
Dave LiebermanAs I was scarfing down empanadas today at El Gaucho #2 in Anaheim, my eyes were drawn to cases and cases of wine below the all-fútbol-all-the-tiempo big-screen TVs. Cases of wine are not exactly out of place in an Argentine market with a fantastic sandwich counter, but somehow this ... More >>
Some would credit Europe with this thing we call electronic dance music by pointing back to the pioneering work of Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and Can. They would be half right: Contemporary electronic dance music, like blues, rock and jazz, is a progeny of the interplay between black and white music ... More >>
Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba! isn't a typical kiddie fare and anyone that's into music should know that by now, and it's not just those oddly appealing monsters and robots like the Gary Baseman-esque Muno. The show--co-created by Huntington Beach resident/Aquabats lead singer Christian Jacobs, by th ... More >>
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
Heavenly Beats, Demonic Metal, Slack Clergy: Absorbing Seattle’s Decibel Festival, Assessing Disney’s HOB Flub, Heeding Lazy Preacher
Doctor uses courts to silence his littlest critic
Cirque Lili is a small, sweaty, slightly miserable spectacle
A steaming pile of maudlin tripe.
Physician forced out of deal for three OC hospitals, still has mitts on one
Bringing an Irvine Albertsons a little night music
Billionaire Builders Disregard for Family Planning Evident in His Bedroom and Developments
DJ Jasper brings Detroit techno home
You didnt lose a band. You gained a compagna
Mission founder Junipero Serra brought death and destruction to Californias natives. Now hes one step away from sainthood