Bono (Musician)

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Hot Shots in La Habra Has a Helluva Reputation for Debauchery and Crude Lads

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    "Top 5 Songs That Trigger Tears When Drinking" According to Jen Murphy.

    Jen Murphy sure is one witty and wild chick and while some might even label her "crazy," we're certain they are referring to her comedy being crazy hilarious. Another thing that is kind of "crazy" is that Murphy comes off all sweet and innocent but when she hits that stage, what's coming out of that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    SoCal Film Festival Uses "Carmageddon II" Fears to Drive Butts into Surf City Movie Seats

    The SoCal Film Festival has a message for those fearful about moving around Southern California's 405 freeway during "Carmageddon II":Stay off the streets and in Huntington Beach for the eighth annual celebration of independent cinema, which rolls in the Central Library on Talbert Avenue Thursday th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    On the Line: Pascal Olhats, Part One

    "I think it's time that Orange County made its mark in the country by being a restaurant scene. It's going to take some time. . . It's simmering, but we need to make it boil."It's unfair to associate Pascal Olhats with only one establishment, since he's spent the last 20-something years parlaying hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Tonight in Belmont Shore: "Stroll & Savor"

    I'm late in posting this. So late that if you're reading this right now, you have about half an hour before the last Stroll & Savor event of the summer starts, that is if you're not going to to the KCRW Good Food and Stick A Fork In It Happy Hour, which you should. The final Stroll & Savor' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball; Do We Expect Too Little From Our Pop Stars?

    ​The United States is finally showing signs of recovering from the malaise that's plagued it for the past four (or so) years, and yet I haven't heard a significant voice in music dedicate a body of work to the alarming social inequities. It seems like people would rather listen to mindless pop mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    U2 is Now Accepting Offers for The Claw

    ​When we first heard the news that the U2 360 stage was going to  be for sale, we joked that it could be used by places all over OC. Now it is officially on sale: you can view 3D renderings, size specifications and buyer contact info on Apparently the st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Hugh Masekela Last Night

    ​Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Joe Lovano Hugh MasekelaJune 22, 2011Hollywood BowlIf you don't believe that music is a universal language, do yourself a favor and check out Hugh Masekela. The 72-year-old South African played for approximately 45 minutes last night and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    U2 at Angel Stadium Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​U2June 17, 2011Angel StadiumIs U2 the biggest band in the world? Yes. Invading baseball stadiums across the country, their beyond massive "spaceship" stage landed centerfield at Angel Stadium. Originally scheduled a year ago, the U2 show was postponed due to Bono undergoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Local Record Review: George Hartline and the Harmless Doves

    ​George Hartline and the Harmless Doves George Hartline and the Harmless Doves EP OC's been on a pretty steady kick of classic rock inspired bands lately--not perhaps all that surprising given that it's an easy way to contrast against the club rush--but the lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Bono at Prince's Show at the House of Blues Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​No, that's not Bono singing with Prince from last night. According to gossip blogger Dr Funkenberry, a very devoted Prince follower, Bono was at the third of Prince's House of Blues shows on Sunset last night. He told us, "Prince called him out one time but he did not come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Doesn't Make Spidey Sense: What Happened to Legitimate Theater?

    Wikipedia​This week's edition of Orange Curtains has nothing to do with Orange County theater. Which is why it has everything to do with Orange County theater... It will be several years before Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark AKA "steaming pile of actor crippling shit," will debut on an Orange Count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    On The Line: Derek Venutolo of The Capital Grille, Part Two

    Photo by Todd Barnes​ Today we continue our Q&A with Derek Venutolo, the executive chef The Capital Grille in South Coast Plaza. Stay tuned for a recipe from the chef tomorrow. If you missed the first part, click here. What show would you pitch to the Food Network? Not going to share my ide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Temper Trap: More Than 'That One Song'​The Temper TrapOct. 22, 2010Fox Theater PomonaIt's hard to find a review or interview with the Temper Trap that doesn't mention the fact that "Sweet Disposition" was on the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack. This is dangerous ground for an up-and-coming band, and leaves l ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Comic-Con Staying in San Diego

    [Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    U2 360° Tour Rescheduled For 2011; Dates Announced For Anaheim

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBono's back is fine!​U2 announced today that all their 360° tour dates in the US, which were postponed because of Bono's emergency back surgery, have all been rescheduled for 2011. All tickets for the postponed shows will be valid at the rescheduled performances. The Anahe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    All Disasters Aren't Created Equal: Six Reasons the Music Industry Isn't Singing Over Spilt Oil

    ​Every summer has its Big Story This year, it's the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an ecological and financial disaster that is quickly reaching such staggering proportions that the human mind can't comprehend it. It's like trying to count grains of sand on a beach -- or in this case grains o ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    All Is Quiet on U2's Planned Dates

    [Mental Notes] Also, more concert cancellations, Rage against Arizona, and Minus the Bear show review

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    No U2 Means No Interpol: Interpol Tour Built Around U2 Dates Postponed

    Lilledeshan Bose​[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    U2 Postpone North American Tour Dates

    Andrew YoussefU2 at the Rose Bowl, October 25, 2009​Well, we have good news and bad news for all you U2 fans. The good: Bono has been discharged from the Ludwig Maximilians-University (LMU) Hospital in Munich where he underwent emergency surgery on Friday after a back injury. The bad: U2's North A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Will U2 Cancel Anaheim Tour Dates?

    Andrew YoussefU2 at the Rose Bowl, October 25, 2009.​Speaking of cancellations, U2 just canceled their June 3 concert in Salt Lake due to Bono's emergency back surgery. Can the Anaheim dates for Sunday and Monday, June 6 and 7 be far behind?

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    "If We Don't Get On, We Don't Get On" -Liam Gallagher Talks About His Brother, Makes Beatles Movie​Liam Gallagher's newly formed film Production Company In 1 Productions has confirmed that they will develop and produce a feature film about the The Beatles' Apple Corps, adapted from the book "The Longest Cocktail Party" by Richard DeLillo. That's after Paul McCartn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Friday: Thoughts on Stereofix Trying to Blow Minds at the Yost

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyStereofix's Ray Alexander gets bull-horny.​This is bad, but we need to disclose that our intentions in going to Friday night's show at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana weren't entirely pure. 

  • Culture

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Today in Music News: Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Blink, Bloc Party, Joan Baez, Weezer, Jermaine Dupri

    "George Clooney says the 'Hope for Haiti' benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys," reports"Coldplay, Blink, Bloc Party Call for Haiti Relief," reports"Joan Baez kicks of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Top 10: Orange County Concerts of 2010

    It's time to stop looking back and focus our attention on 2010. Sure, many more concerts will be announced in the coming months. But here are the hot ones, already scheduled, taking place in local clubs, halls, baseball stadiums and hockey arenas. These are the shows you don't dare want to miss. Unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Eat A Meal At A Long Beach Restaurant, Get A Free Ticket To AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

    ​I'm not a pet owner, but I know many of my friends are. Actually, for some reason, now that I think about it, it's a rare thing to know someone without a pet. So it pleases me to tell you that if you are one, especially if you are a dog owner, restaurants in Long Beach will be participating i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Last Night: U2 at the Rose Bowl

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: U2, at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena; October 25, 2009. (More photos here!) Better Than: Any other stadium tour I have witnessed.Historic. Epic. Magical. These are just a few of the words that come to mind in describing U2's performance at the Rose Bowl. Even as I watch the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    More U2 Info

    ​We all know U2 sucks. The songs are boring, Bono's a pompous ass and the rhythm section might be the worst in the history of rock 'n' roll. They've sold a bazillion records, yet no one I know has ever bought one of them, probably because my friends and I have good taste. But lame-os who own four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    TOMORROW: The Adicts at House of Blues

    As much as some people might hate me for saying this, I've always thought of The Adicts as the U2 of the punk world. One, they have always had an established look about them (though I doubt Bono would ever have the balls to rock the joker make-up like Keith "Monkey" Warren). Two, they're live perfor ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    The Bono - Jesse Helms connection

    From our good friends at Rock & Rap Confidential: "Jesse Helms died yesterday, the Fourth of July. The LA Times front page described Helms as 'the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who for half a century infuriated liberals with his race-baiting campaign tactics.' President Bush described Hel ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Romney loves Bono!

    The C-SPAN feed has Romney shaking hands live from his Boston HQ as U2’s “Elevation” spins. What, no Osmonds? Ah, but Romney and Bono do have that pompous-asshole thing going for ‘em…..

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Aaron Cohen wins the Prize for Humanity

    Interconnectivity. Integrity. Immortality. The words danced through my head as I sat at my reserved banquet seat on the Queen Mary Saturday night awaiting the man of the hour, Aaron Cohen. The Immortal Chaplains Foundation was honoring Cohen with the Prize for Humanity for his work as a slave hunte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Five Songs for MLK

    From my web ed. brother in Minneapolis, Jeff Shaw: On the Dreamer's day, we offer up five divergent songs about Martin Luther King and the holiday that bears his name. They are upbeat and somber, they are angry and hopeful, they are old and new. 5. Ray Charles, "Abraham, Martin and John" First re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008


    In an interview with MTV, famed Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg shared a few of his New Year's resolutions with the kids. No, he's not talking about leaving his weapons and/or marijuana at home before he tries to board airplanes, and no, he's not promising to finally release a rap album that doesn't to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Faux York

    Jazz at Lincoln Center

  • Features

    June 28, 2007

    From Hunter to Hunted

    In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar

  • Music

    April 12, 2007
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    November 30, 2006
  • Culture

    June 1, 2006

    Supporting Our Own Kind

    Visual Reverb: Imagery by Jeanne Rice

  • Unknown

    April 7, 2005
  • Columns

    January 20, 2005
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    April 18, 2002
  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Make the Music Go Bang

    The Alleged Gunmen give respect to the vinyl slingers

  • Unknown

    March 21, 2002
  • Features

    December 13, 2001

    The Happy Ones

    With Rock Steady, No Doubt officially joins pop-music aristocracy

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    November 29, 2001
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    December 21, 2000
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