• Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The Five Best Metal Shows in April

    Motorhead with special guests Graveyard April 11 Club Nokia What is amazing about this legendary band, is the dedication that heavy metal iconic front man Lemmy Kilmister has for the fans. Despite the numerous health problems the 68-year-old has endured over the past few years--including heart surg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Nocturnal Wonderland -- San Manuel Amphitheater -- 9/21/13

    Nocturnal Wonderland San Manuel Amphitheater 9/21/13 This past Saturday, mega-rave Nocturnal Wonderland hosted roughly 43,000 revelers from all over the U.S. and beyond at its new home at the San Manuel Amphitheater. The longest running event by L.A.-based production company Insomniac, Nocturnal 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    On The Line: Justin Miller Of Pizzeria Ortica, Part Two

    One thing we learned about Chef Justin Miller is his love of all things hoppy. Which is fitting when you consider their upcoming tap takeover with Cismontane Brewery. On Wednesday, November 13, Miller will team up with the brewery out of Rancho Santa Margarita for a beer dinner. Their collaboration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    On The Line: Brian Fast Of Waff-N-Roll, Part One

    Luxe lonchera owner Brian Fast is no stranger to foodservice, but he is relatively new to the mobile meal scene. He draws his restaurant experience from Arthur's Coffee Shop in La Habra and collaborates with chef consultant Elizabeth Whitt to create fulfilling meals sandwiched in a waffle made with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Walter White's Mixtape: The Best Songs About Meth

    By: Tom Cowell Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Tuesday, May 28 Insane Clown Posse City National Grove of Anaheim A rap duo that dons elaborate clown face paint, Insane Clown Posse boast obsessively about drinking an obscure soda called Faygo and having a legion of fans who refer to themselves as Juggalos. Why wouldn't you go see them? Whether o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, April 29 The Originalites Gallagher's Pub & Grill Since coming together as teenagers (and later recruiting saxophonist Mike Belk after an impromptu jam session at a local gig), The Originalites have risen high in the ranks of Orange County's local music scene in the span of only five year ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2013
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    February 18, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 18 DJ Hype The Observatory Pre-iPods, pre-laptops, pre-everyone's-a-DJ, DJ Hype was circling the globe, bringing his turn table skills to millions of party people. Born in Belgium, Kevin Ford began as a DJ on Fantasy FM, a pirate radio station in London. But he hit mainstream ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    Reggie Watts' Humor Might Hurt Your Head

    When it comes to the humor this beatboxing madman, it's best to not overthink it

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Norin & Rad Put as Much Fire Into Their Beats as They Do Into Their Food

    [Locals Only] The Westminster duo's diet of trance beats, hard work and Srirachi earns them a deal with EDM label Anjunabeats

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rihanna To Charge Fans $250 For Diamonds Executive Platinum Box Of Her New Album

    Even with the surprising, okay, VERY surprising news that Taylor Swift's latest album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week, almost everyone can agree that the music biz is in a heap of trouble. Labels and artists alike are scrambling to make a buck any way they can. Sometimes this co ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 26, 2012

    No Doubt They Look Fabulous!

    [Trendzilla] Gwen Stefani and her crew are back, and they're dressed better than ever

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    On the Line: George Wu and Lawrence Tai of Waffles de Liege, Part Three

    We wrap up our time with George and Lawrence a little envious; being not only good friends, but business partners must have more positives than negatives, right? And making desserts for a living can only be a win-win situation. Wonder if they need someone to stage for them?Since sharing a recipe tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Norin & Rad: A Pair of Local DJs Putting OC Trance on the Map

    See Also: Above & Beyond's Tony McGuinness Shares Why He Loves SoCal Above & Beyond - The Shrine Auditorium - 5/18/12 Armin Van Buuren - Sutra - 5/28/12 Before joining Norin & Rad, Bruce Karlsson had been dabbling in producing and other music projects while Nick Sember was spinning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Bruxie Opens in Rancho Santa Margarita TODAY

    Orange County's favorite wafflería officially opens its third location today in Rancho Santa Margarita. The Bruxians treated the local food bloggerati last night to a fabulous pre-opening celebration during which we sampled our way through countless delicious versions of Bruxie favorites, as well a ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 10, 2012

    'Girls, Girls, Girls' Is Hot, Hot, Hot!

    Anja Van Herle's show at JoAnne Artman Gallery makes us want to rock

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    4 Newport Beach Film Festival Hits: I Wish, Servitude, H2indO, Memorial Day

    There's a line from I Wish, Monday night's heartwarming Pacific Rim Spotlight film from Japan that showed at Big Newport, that will resonate with independent filmmakers. A boy looking at a CD cover of his father's rock band asks his younger brother what "indie" means.The kid answers, "I think it me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Avicii: "In Buddhism it means the lowest level of hell"

    See also:*Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's Hologram*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesAt 22, Swedish producer and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has done more in the electronic dance music ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 1, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    Felguk Talks About Coming To Orange County And Their North American Tour

    ​For five years, Felipe (Fel) and Gustavo (Guk) of Felguk have been tearing up clubs and festivals of all kinds. In 2011, the Brizillian duo was placed in the top 100 DJ poll by DJ Mag. 2007 proved to be a break out year, as they received a personal phone call from Madonna. This led to producing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Delirium Noel: Our Drink of the Week!

    Taylor Hamby/OC Weekly​Ah, Christmas. It's the time of year when every business known to man vies for your Jesus money. They pull out their big guns of gimmicks and faux frenzies.Thanksgiving dinner is now a meal you have to wolf down quickly so you can get a good spot in line before Target opens. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Belgian Beers Shine At The Copper Door Tasting Event

    ​The Copper Door brought the creations of nearly 50 craft breweries to downtown Santa Ana when it opened in 2010. The (literally) underground beer bar has approximately six beers on tap at a time but dozens upon dozens bottled delights. Their simple menu is broken down into categories (beer connoi ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Steve Aoki Hijacks the System

    The prolific electronic music performer/producer talks U.S. dance culture and his upcoming album

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Bruxie Number 2 Opens in Brea Today

    Photo by Bruxie​Can you believe it's only been a year to the day that Bruxie opened in Old Towne Orange? It's been a few months since we broke the news, but as they promised, Bruxie opens their second location on their auspicious day in Downtown Brea, in the corner space formerly occupied by Fatbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Five Great Pumpkin Treats In Orange County

    ​Halloween has come and gone. Our costumes are once again being put away, packed in boxes or hung in closets, pushed to the corners of our minds until next year. But one culinary theme remains throughout the rest of autumn: pumpkins. While your squash-based sculptures won't keep through November, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Weekend Guide: Rare Beer, Spooky Bites and Yummy Anniversaries

    Blackmarket Bakery FacebookIt's beginning to look a lot like fall at Blackmarket Bakery.​Here's our lineup--with a couple extra events for the week ahead! FRIDAYRare Beer Weekend At The Factory What: Drink up--these beers aren't so easy to get your hands on. As part of the final weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    3hree Things: On Improving Your Summer BBQs

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​Summer officially starts next week, which means BBQ season is officially in full swing (altho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Anthrax's Scott Ian to Skip Touring Due to Birth of First Child

    ​Scott Ian, Anthrax's rhythm and lead guitar player, just announced he's not going to be touring with the band he formed 30 years ago due to the upcoming birth of his first child. He said, "This decision to miss these shows was a deeply personal one. I co-founded this band July 18, 1981, and for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Wacky Snacks: Vegemite

    Edwin Goei​Name: Vegemite Origin: Australia Found at: Cost Plus, Santa Ana Cost: $6.99 Ingredients: Yeast Extract (From Yeast Grown on Barley), Salt, Mineral Salt (508), Malt Exact (Frm Barley), Colour (150c), Flavors, Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folate.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Bruery Provisions Opens In Old Town Orange

    Linnea Lieberman​Before you know it, Old Town Orange will be a welcoming place for pub crawlers, not just elderly people shopping for antiques. The opening of the Bruery Provisions store in the former Frog's Breath place adds a much-needed destination for beer geeks and cheese wonks.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Ticket Giveaway AND Three Awesome Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Songs

    ​In this week's issue, writer Dave Good previewed the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's show at the Glass House in Pomona. It's going to be a memorable show--and not for the usual reasons BRMC shows are memorable. As Good said in his story: It will be without the person they often referred to as ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Done All Wrong

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return to form on their latest album, as they deal with the death of Michael Been, the band's sound mixer and father of bassist Robert Been

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck, Part Three

    Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn​For our final day of this On The Line profile, Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck shares a recipe for short ribs.   He adds that he does a different version of it every Sunday when they stop at The Bruery.If you missed the first or second part, click here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    The Shorebreak Hotel's Chilled-Out Zimzala Hits The Spot

    Seeing as I'd dissed Zimzala's management before even setting foot in the place, I thought it fair to actually check it out (anonymously, of course). I'm glad I did.The setting--within HB's groovy new Shorebreak Hotel--is unlike many other hotel restaurants. This is a destination restaurant, with a ... More >>

  • Film

    June 4, 2009
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    May 1, 2009

    Seraphine is Big Winner at Newport Beach Film Fest

    The "French Spotlight" film Seraphine, which is from France and Belgium, was the big jury-award winner at the just-concluded 10th anniversary Newport Beach Film Festival. The film nearly swept the jury's feature-film categories, winning best film, actor (Ulrich Tukur), actress (Yolande Moreau), dire ... More >>

  • Film

    April 30, 2009
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    December 4, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    NBFF: Snow Jobs and Sausages

    Sometimes I wonder about the power of coincidence. Both times I've covered the Newport Beach Film Festival, I have been unable to attend every day because some or other duty at the office ends up taking a lot more of my time than expected. So I was called home on Tuesday, thereby missing both THE RE ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2007

    Brothers Grim

    Wendell Baker is a dysfunctional Wilson family affair

  • Culture

    January 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2006

    Deconstructing Borat

    You've probably seen Borat, and if so you've probably seen Borat drunk, and you may actually be drunk now, and that puts you in a good state of mind to process this scene-by-scene dissection from Salon. Philosophical guy, the Borat: not many other movies this year have everybody asking questions lik ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005
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    April 14, 2005
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    January 2, 2003
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    May 9, 2002
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    May 31, 2001

    Damn Dirty Remakes

    Summer flicks 2001

  • Features

    November 23, 2000

    Were Bad, Were Worldwide

    The Offsprings weird, weird realm

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