Click here for the review of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which has Karina Longworth of our big sistah paper LA Weekly astutely pointing out the similarities with the 43-year-old auteur's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. But I was struck at the Orange County Film Society sneak-peak scree ... More >>
Burgerama: OFF!, Ty Segall, White Fence, FIDLAR
March 24, 2012
Saturday night the Fullerton-based label/store hybrid Burger Records put together an impressive bill at The Observatory. The mini-festival took note of the garage-punk sound that is being heard all over Southern Califo ... More >>
There's a very special moment in a musical career that happens only to the luckiest and generally most righteous people--the kind of thing that confirms not only that you've arrived, but that you're headed to even better places in the future. This is called the Bill Murray moment, because it's wh ... More >>
Ali SmithCity of Orange resident and music scenester Exene Cervenka (of X, Knitters, Original Sinners) had a cameo in LA Times' awards blog The Envelope yesterday, and in it, she talked about what she'd do if she ran the Oscars. In the interview, we discover her love of Bill Murray. She also talk ... More >>
The GrowlersAnd in this week's edition of news stories from other sources, we have: Souncheck speculates that Coachella may continue with their pattern of naming classic rock legends as headliners for 2011. Rumor has it that The Rolling Stones have been offered $5 million for a top spot at the up ... More >>
An Automobile Club of Southern California sampling of 4,000 vehicles
in Orange County found 2.7 percent of the drivers were texting--which is twice the rate that was observed in January 2009, when the
state texting-while-driving ban went into effect.Of course, it's common knowledge that we cont ... More >>
Do you love Eric Clapton but hate concerts? You're in luck. "Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010" will broadcast the day-long Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, a sold-out concert that took place in Chicago's Toyota Park on June 26.
Happy Groundhog Day! From 7 AM-11 AM today only, Subway is offering a Breakfast Melt & a cup of Seattle's Best Coffee for absolutely FREE.
Like Queer in My Soup (who tipped me off to this), I checked a few local Subways to be sure the deal is not a hoax, and every one of them ... More >>
Once you're out of elementary school--or don't live where it snows, I think it's pretty much a given most folks don't really celebrate Groundhog Day. And with the mention of the holiday, most minds turn to the Bill Murray movie. Etsy artisans to the rescue! The noble groundhog is the main attraction ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI can't say I didn't see this coming, and I'm not at all surprised that it will happen here. Diamond Jamboree, the Asian-est of all Asian mini-malls in Orange County, will have what I think is Irvine's first karaoke lounge. It will be called Plush.This inevitable development comes than ... More >>