By: David Garcia It's easy to be desensitized to SoCal reggae these days. But there's no substitute for staying power when you see a local band such as the Simpkin Project, whose commitment to the genre is more than a decade long and goes much deeper than a love of Sublime and Sour Diesel. Long be ... More >>
The Calfornia boys ride a wave of confidence into their latest tour
Christopher Jordan Dorner's infamous manifesto identifies around 40 Southern California law enforcement officers he believes have wronged him. Indeed, those passages burn most of the rambling post's 6,000 words. But Dorner also cites films, TV shows, celebrities, athletes and newsmen he likes, inclu ... More >>
[Locals Only] The Long Beach singer/songwriter's pure positivity is a byproduct of THC-free creativity
This weekend sees the release of the new Tyler Perry film Alex Cross. The movie has been getting a fair amount of attention for not only being a Perry film where he's solely acting, but being his first foray into the action genre. That's correct, with no "Madea" in sight, Perry is attempting to ente ... More >>
Ryan RitchieSnoop Dogg and Wiz KhalifaWiltern December 13, 2011 To use a tired party cliche, if you remember the Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa show last night at the Wiltern, you weren't there.I mean, seriously, was anyone not getting high? The answer is no.Wiz performed for about a half hour ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterWhen we suggested the guys behind local luxe lonchera the Burnt Truck split up the answers, it wasn't until after the fact we realized all three (Paul Cao, Phi Nguyen and Minh Pham) submitted answers to the entire questionnaire. So this week, we flex our keyboarding muscles ... More >>
Travels with OC potrepreneur B. Lucky to California's marijuana breadbasket
Mary BellFor more photos of Aloe Blacc, check out our slideshow!Aloe Blacc with Tutu Sweeney & The Brothers BandMay 21, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaAloe Blacc kicked off his North American tour with Tutu Sweeney & The Brothers Band with a sold out homecoming show at the Detroit Bar. Everyo ... More >>
Drugs, death and fear in the murder capital of the world
Fourteen years after Bradley Nowell's tragic death, Sublime (With Rome) are back and headed for a town near you
The Hype: Quetzal Guerrero's website boasts of multi-instrumental talent and that his "art, much like his Native American, Mexican and Brazilian heritage, bridges many cultures and styles." LA-based Guerrero's latest album, Vamos Convesar, came out on the Greek-based label Yoruba Records. Int ... More >>
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