Best Buy Co. Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Hannibal Buress Isn't an Oddball But He May Be A Weirdo.

    If last year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival (presented by Funny or Die) was any indication of how this year's show will be on September 13th and 14th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, then be sure to drain your bladder before hand. There's a good chance you could laugh hard enough to piss ... More >>

  • Film

    May 8, 2014
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    May 24, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Revolution Is the Answer!

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Defying Leviticus at the BACON MANia Truck

    ​"And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you." Leviticus 11:7, King James VersionThere are many laws in Leviticus that I break on a regular basis, but after the fetishization of bacon in American food culture, I'm beginning to wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Keeping Track: Where Are All The Weekly Clustertrucks?

    ​UPDATE: Anne Eng informed us that as of now, the Wednesday clustertruck is not occurring every week. They are still coordinating with other luxe loncheras for a steady rotation. Best to follow Panfiniti for updates.ORIGINAL POST: Per our friends at Panfiniti, the newest clustertruck is on Wednesd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The Five Best Foods to Have Delivered on Cyber Monday While You Shop Online

    ​It's Cyber Monday, that analogue to Friday's truly shameful display of American consumerism. (Seriously, that image of the woman's butt crack in the video for the $2 toasters? Some things you can never un-see.)Our brethren and sistren at the Houston Press wrote a great list of why Cyber Monday is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    PHOTO: People Are Already Lining Up For Black Friday Sales in Brea

    ​We just received this photo tip from a reader (thanks, kind stranger!): Several tents are already set up outside of Best Buy's Brea location. Is that cheapo flat screen really worth three days of your time? These people seem to think so.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    2011's Best Black Friday Video Game Deals

    ​Hey, we all know that video gaming is one heck of an expensive hobby. Considering the daunting amount of great games that are have been released within the past three months, your wallet is going to be begging for mercy if you decide to purchase all of your games at retail price. Luckily for game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Fred Durst, Now with Sitcom! (Called 'Douchebag,' Cough Cough)

    ​ According to Rolling Stone, Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst is developing an autobiographical sitcom called "Douchebag," news that prompted dozens of showbiz bloggers to declare it the most accurate sitcom title ever.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Weekend Guide: BBQ, Beer and a Chef Throwdown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Tonight: OC Music Awards Best Live Acoustic Finals at Fullerton Museum

    ​Tonight, the Fullerton Museum will host acoustic artists vying for the Best Live Acoustic title at the 2011 OC Music Awards. The winner will get a four-day recording session at Red Bull Studios, $1,000 Best Buy gift card, an Ernie Ball endorsement and a chance to perform at the big event on March ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    OC Music Awards At Gypsy Den in Santa Ana Tonight

    OC Music Awards 2010​We're more than halfway through the OC Music Awards showcase series--and getting closer to the 2011 Music Awards Ceremony at the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 5. Tonight, local acts Justin Soileau, Micah Brown, Parker Macy Blues, Danny Maika, and The Foxx & Da Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Don't Wanna Wait in Line on Black Friday? Pay This Guy To Wait For You

    ​So you really want that Blu-Ray player that's $40 off at Best Buy on Black Friday, but you don't want to wake up at the buttcrack of dawn to stand in line for hours, fighting the cold air and your beckoning bladder? This guy will wait for you. Just give him $500, or your best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    The OC Music Awards Put Out 'The Best of Orange County'

    ​Young the Giant's Sameer Gadhia's Q&A with Spencer Kornhaber last week may have gotten all kinds of reactions about the state of the OC music scene, but the OC Music Awards are definitely making a case for local bands. Last week, the organization released a compilation featuring 14 songs from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Reel Big Fish to Tour with Goldfinger and Aquabats!

    ​ The press release called the event an "all-out bash of the ska punk titans," and we'd have to agree. In a previous interview with OC Weekly, Reel Big Fish front man Aaron Barrett said they'd performed in Brazil with Goldfinger earlier this year; it was so much fun they decided to set out and do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Rule No. 6 & 7 to Get Caught Using Fake Credit at Best Buy

    Not Warren but a likeness​--As a suspicious clerk watches, repeatedly look at your cell phone to recall what social security number to use and, still, repeatedly, botch the number.Six times police have sent career criminal Antwoine Israel Warren to a California prison before his 2008 trip to a Dow ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 5, 2010

    Hit the Target

    [Trendzilla] Forget the awesome merch, the politics stink

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Avenged Sevenfold Wants to Chat

    ​So Huntington Beach's Avenged Sevenfold released their fifth studio album, Nightmare, yesterday. Tomorrow at 2 p.m., they'll be holding a live chat with fans who've bought a  copy of their album. You can watch it here. Starting tomorrow, too, fans can buy a copy of Nightmare at the Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Gift Wrath: Retailers Walk Fine Line at Christmas

    Be more jolly!​Gustavo blogged about California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe forwarding to her knuckle-dragging followers an article critical of Best Buy's all inclusive Thanksgiving greeting including a happy Eid Al-Adha wish to Muslims, which naturally forced Babs to conclud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Barbara Coe Accuses Best Buy of Funding Islamic Terrorists

    A front for Al-Qaeda?​California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe has said a lot of lunatic pendejadas over the years--in fact, someone should gather them all and release them as a booklet ala "Shut Up, Fag!" (feel free to browse our Coe archives, future author). But what she sent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Weezer Autograph Sessions in OC!

    ​If you've ever wanted to meet Rivers Cuomo and pick up some Golden Spoon all at the same time, you're in luck: Weezer will be at both Tilly's in the Irvine Spectrum and Best Buy Chino Hills in early November to sign copies of their newest album, Raditude, to be released November 3. (They'll also ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 8, 2009
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    October 1, 2009
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    September 30, 2009

    Entice Discuss Their 98.7 'Rockstar' Victory

    ​Irvine band Entice beat out four other bands--from an initial field of 120--Friday night at Citywalk in Universal City to win the grand prize of 98.7's "Rockstar" competition, netting them $10,000 in cash, $5,000 at the Best Buy music store (yes, some Best Buys sell instruments) and a smattering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    Entice Win 98.7's Rockstar Contest!

    ​We've kept tabs on 98.7's "Rockstar Contest" throughout its run--first, there were several Orange County bands in the top 15, then Irvine's Entice and Non-P both made the final five. Following Friday night's competition at CityWalk up in Universal City, Entice are the official winners of the cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    AFI Signing at Best Buy Costa Mesa Next Week

    Jason O'DellPurple pants vs. pink pants.AFI was founded in Ukiah, a small California town in Mendocino County, hundreds of miles north of Orange County. Yet OC is exactly where they've chosen to be one day after the release of their eighth studio album, Crash Love; their latest record that will inev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Dishney: Flash Mob at Disneyland Plaza This Thursday

    Paul Hiffmeyer/DisneylandFreeze frame!​In continued protest of the Iran Election, Twitter user @GreenThumbNails has organized a flash mob event for a two-minute freeze at Disneyland Plaza on Thurs., July 30 at 6:30 p.m. If you're not familiar with the flash mob phenomenon, it was recently popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Talk Talk: Justin Kennedy of Army Navy (Part 2)

    Travis SchneiderOur talk with Army Navy's Justin Kennedy was lengthy enough to (hopefully!) justify two separate blog posts--last time we talked about the LA band's return to Orange County and the acts that helped shape their refined pop sound, this time we talk about their excellent self-titled deb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Crime Time: Move Over, Trendzilla!

    The must-have fashion accessory of the season for robbers in Irvine and San Juan Capistrano.It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of Orange County police calls . . . TUESDAY, JUNE 16Forest Firebug is a Pot Farm Exposer to Boot: Seven fires were ignited within a short distance of each other in Trabuco Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    The Long, Slow Death of CDs Continues, But There Are Bargains to Be Had!

    Compact discs have lasted nearly three decades--first on the market in October 1982!--but their farewell tour is hitting another stop, as Borders is dropping their stock of CDs (and DVDs).

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Wener Watch: Compound Sentences Galore!

    We've all heard that there's an elegance in simplicity. Well, all of us except for the Orange County Register's music critic/blogger Ben Wener, apparently.Here's the opening paragraph to his nearly 900-word (!) review of U2's latest, No Line on the Horizon. Bring a bookmark:"It's been streaming free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Post Thanksgiving Report of Lies and Kindness

    Like the rest of the country, Orange County residents awoke early on the day after Thanksgiving and rushed to national chain stores which, despite mainstream media claims otherwise, were waiting to pounce with rip-offs and lies.At 8:30 a.m. at Best Buy in Orange (not far from Disneyland) dozens and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    'Chinese Democracy' is Here, Free Dr. Pepper is Not. (Yet.)

    As if you hadn't heard. Chinese Democracy, the Guns N' Roses record long thought to be vaporware, is out today, exclusively at Best Buy. So in case you're buying a cheap DVD copy of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and need something to listen to on the ride home, they've got you covered!What's not so n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Jim Brickman Show at the Grove Postponed

    Everything you know, everything you hold dear, is about to change: Jim Brickman's show at the Grove of Anaheim, originally scheduled for next Tuesday, Nov. 18, has been postponed to Sunday, March 1, 2009. I know. I know. For those of you that thought that making Chinese Democracy a Best Buy exclus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Total Wine Opens in Tustin: Ribbon Cutting Today

    Just made it under the wire for Oktoberfest. Total Wine, the alkie's Costco (well, that's not an apt methapor since Costco has booze too doesn't it?), has opened in at the Tustin Marketplace (next to Best Buy) in what used to be a furniture store. Now that last part should give you an idea of its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Vinyl Considered Groovy—Again

    An employee at a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon mistakenly ordered vinyl LPs of R.E.M.'s latest album, Accelerate, instead of the CD-DVD version, and a funny thing happened: 20 of the vinyl copies sold the first day they were put on the shelves. Now this retailer is going to stock the format t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007

    R.I.P. CDs

    A recent article from The Lefsetz Letter site waxes foreboding about the CD's imminent demise and the inevitable restructuring of the music industry. Reading it induces a bit of schadenfreude in anyone who remembers when record companies introduced the format in the early '80s. Major-label moguls pr ... More >>

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    October 27, 2005
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    June 30, 2005
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    February 24, 2005
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    July 29, 2004

    Almost Bionic

    Dockers ProStyle are better, stronger, fasternot better-looking

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    April 15, 2004
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    December 11, 2003

    Movin on Up

    Cooing over Groove Ensembles didgeridoo at Subject Matters kegger

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Retail Madness

    Fingerprints Records joins CD-pricing suit against Best Buy

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    April 17, 2003
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    February 27, 2003
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    January 30, 2003

    Skating By

    411VM succeeds where others have eaten it

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    December 20, 2001
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    July 6, 2000
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