Flowery, contemplative album reviews are nice, but when it comes to finding hilarious music criticism on the go, nothing tops Twitter. After all, when people only have 140 characters to spend, they tend to get right to the point. So we browsed through endless feeds to see what people are saying abou ... More >>
Restauranteur. Surfer. Drummer. Chuy Vidales' love of food, sports and music makes for one well-rounded individual. We help him check something off his to-do list as he responds to our line of questioning. Glad we could help, Chuy!
Read our interview with Chuy Vidales of Avocado Café, Part One.
An ... More >>
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 >>
See Also:*Puerto Rican and Mexican Cultural Traditions Come Together for the Weekend's Bombazo Fandango! - Santa Ana - 8/16/12*Café Tacuba - The Observatory - 8/13/12* Mexican Institue of Sound - Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 1/23/12Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl OrchestraThe Hollywood Bowl ... 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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMicah BrownOC Music Awards Live Acoustic FinalsFeb. 24, 2011Fullerton Museum The best acoustic act of the 10th annual OC Music Awards was announced last night at a showcase in Downtown Fullerton. And the winner is (drumroll...) Micah Brown.
Beth StirnamanKingston, Jamaica-born artist Buju Banton.It's time again for the annual Ragga Muffins Festival to take over Long Beach--and this year, the festival is dedicated to Bob Marley, who passed nearly 30 years ago (yes, it has been that long since the music legend l ... More >>
ziggymarley.comFollowing the 2009 release of his children's album "Family Time,"
reggae musician Ziggy Marley is making music "wild and free" these
days. A new series of singles randomly composed by the singer-guitarist
are being released on his website as mp3 downloads with absolutely no
cost to ... More >>
Jared Watson, the lead singer of the Dirty Heads, makes no bones about his bands' uh, appreciation for cannabis and variations thereof. So is pot integral to the Dirty Heads' sound and their creative process? "Definitely yes," Watson says in a phone interview. "When we were younger and listening ... More >>
If you're sorely missing classic reggae in your life, it might be wise to plan a trip to Hermosa Beach to see Toots and the Maytals perform at Saint Rocke on Saturday, May 15. Read Drew Tewksbury's interview with the legend after the jump.
In a story first reported by Martin Cizmar over on Up on the Sun (the music/culture blog for our sister paper Phoenix New Times) long-running Phoenix-area alternative rock radio station (and a former employer of mine) The Edge 103.9 has debuted a new logo; one that looks eerily familiar.Here's the ... More >>
Review by Marco Villalobos. Photos by Christopher Victorio.
The 27th Annual Ragga Muffins Festival
Long Beach Convention Center
February 16 2008
Better Than: A six-pack of Red Stripe.
Download: Capleton and Beenie man videos.
Let us take a moment to bow our heads in respect to the wonders of ... More >>
When you write for a paper, people just send you stuff, hoping you'll do a story about it.
These two big packages came in the OC Weekly mail the other day, addressed to me, presumably because they read my cover story about puppets and thought that somehow I'd be up for a feature on Starbucks' new l ... More >>