This morning, the Vatican press office announced that Diocese of Boise Bishop Michael Driscoll was resigning his position due to reaching the Holy See's mandatory retirement age for bishops. Too bad Pope Francis couldn't have booted Driscoll much earlier for his notorious career of protecting pedoph ... More >>
Monday, September 30 Toro Y Moi The Observatory Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick makes pure vibe music--actually, he kind of makes pure vibes, with every song a snapshot of its own moment and its own world. On most recent album Anything In Return, he glides through a post-chillwave--we can say that now, r ... More >>
A guide to decoding its girl-power clues
Ladies in Irvine auction off first dates to the highest bidder--who knew? WhatsYourPrice.com knows, having ranked the land of bland No. 10 on its list of "Top 13 Cities Where Women Date-for-Dollars." Irvine got the nod because during the first week of May, 56 women from the city joined the website t ... More >>
I have long admired the work of Mark Pinsky, the longtime religion reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and author of the best-selling The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of America's Most Animated Family, a fabulous book that makes its points in a way that leaves you knowing Pinsk ... More >>
Dave Brubeck, the great American jazz pianist and composer, died today in Norwalk, Connecticut--a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Many will recall Brubeck writing the standards "The Duke" and "Your Own Sweet Way" and his recordings of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and his best-known tune, the 5/4 time "Take ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is h ... More >>
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
[Locals Only] The Samoan singer/songwriter stays true to his legendary roots
Drinking and biking may sound like a disastrous combination, but with the Cycle Pub, it just works. It's a trolley-shaped traveling bar powered by the calves of its imbibers. (Don't worry--a sober staff member does the steering.) So much awesome. You're drinking, getting fresh air, seeing the c ... More >>
3hree Things is 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. I'm four days away from leaving for the (very brief) European/UK portion of Thrice's "Farewell Tour", and since my brain ... More >>
We just heard from the Constellation Room owner Jon Reiser that Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers, featured in this week's issue, is ill. Tonight's show is canceled. According to Powers' publicist Daniel Gill, he was in Mexico for a show and got sick with a bad stomach bug there.
Just call Trevor Powers the new bedroom-musician hero
The Glass House
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
UPDATE, Sept. 7, 9:44 a.m.: And what do you know, there's a 20th anniversary edition of Pocket Full of Kryptonite that features the album "as you remember it." Original post, Sept. 6, 10:36 a.m.: Nostalgia for the 1990s has been surging lately, spurred, as nostalgia often is, by a yearning by s ... More >>
DillionLike the rest of us, you think you've had it bad traveling by air, and you've probably said to yourself, "If only I were rich and could charter my own plane, life would be trouble free."Not so fast.Consider the nightmare of Gregory L. Dillion, a Corona del Mar man who paid $26,028 for roun ... More >>
Andy CohenAbout time! According to OK!, Bravo exec Andy Cohen confirmed that Miami has gotten the last gaggle of Real Housewives. "I really feel like we're done," he told the magazine, indicating the franchise won't be expanding with new cities. Sorry, Boise.
John Steinbock, the bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Fresno, no longer has to suffer through the hell that is cancer after passing away yesterday, but he can now look forward to an eternity of Satan for his lifetime of protecting pedophile priests. And before some apologist comments that I shou ... More >>
The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>
www.myspace.com/miniaturetigersWhen Rolling Stone magazine listed Miniature Tigers as one of the Top 25 Bands on My Space in 2006, Charlie Brand took it in stride. It wasn't that he didn't appreciate the ink. He did. But to him, it represented the difference between life in the virtual world and ... More >>
The Orange bishop's track record of covering up for sexual misconduct by priests didn't start here
Founder Doug Martsch's storied past comes out in the band's songs
In 1990, then-Diocese of Boise, currently Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown drafted a letter of recommendation on behalf of Father Ruben Idalio Garcia so that the former Boise priest could officially join the Archdiocese of Tijuana. "I am happy to recommend Fr Garcia for service" in Tijuana ... More >>
Meunier, in an undated photoIn December 1993, just around the time then-Diocese of Boise, now-Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod Brown learned that one of his priests had repeatedly molested a boy nearly 20 years earlier, two brothers filed a lawsuit against the Boise diocese for molestations they suff ... More >>
Brownie*Updated, with new info at the bottom...When Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown came here from the Diocese of Boise (where he was also bishop) in 1998, the prose that the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register spilled on the event was so purple that it made Brownie's preferred lav ... More >>
Brownie and Levada already know how to sport the cassock...One lesson I've learned in years of covering the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal is that the more ludicrous the rumor or scenario, the more likely it's true. Bishops moving pedophile priests around to evade the law? True! Priests taking ... More >>
Pierced Arrows perform at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, Thurs., March 25, 9 p.m. $10. 21 .Fred and Toody Cole have been married since 1967 and have spent most of the past 25 years playing music together, first as the Rats, then as legendary Portland garage punks Dead Moon (legendary as in Pearl Jam of ... More >>
The Eddie Vedder-approved Fred and Toody Cole have finally become hip-in their 60s!
NEWS ITEM: Anaheim is considering a monorail that runs not just through Disneyland but through Anaheim to the theme park.INSTA-PUNDITRY FROM LYLE LANLEY: Well, sir, the Happiest Place on Earth . . .
Built to Spill are playing the Galaxy Theatre on August 25--yes, Built to Spill, the Boise-based icons of '90s and '00s indie rock. Pretty nifty.This is at least a mild surprise, given the types of shows that usually come to the Galaxy: pop/hip-hop/dance (LMFAO and Shwayze both their earlier this mo ... More >>
Yesterday, a Fresno jury acquitted the Catholic Diocese of Fresno of culpability in the priestly rapes of innocents, and does this news really surprise you given Fresno is Fresno? We really can't expect much intellectually and morally of this town, given its head padre is Bishop John Steinbock, form ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
Greatest-Religion-Reporter-Ever William Lobdell alerted me to the story of Diocese of Fresno Bishop John Steinbock removing Father Geoffrey Farrow from the diocese and his salary and health benefits for speaking out against the gay-marriage-banning Proposition 8 and coming out as a homosexual. That ... More >>
Bishop Brown Escapes OC Court Date, But Now he Must Reckon with Monterey
Today, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gail Andler ruled that a Sept. 10 deposition of Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown for the Jeff Andrade case be released to the public. As a public service announcement, the Weekly presents an annotated version after the jump with beaucoup hotlin ... More >>
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Meeting Mrs. Argyros
Or are you just happy to see the Koos life-drawing workshop?
If Built to Spill's Doug Martsch ever wrote his life story...
Looking for Andrew McCarthy
Summerjack came to OC to make it big, and they love it here more than you do
Relish on the road with Warped
Theyre up! Theyre down! But dont call the Pinehurst Kids emo