This Saturday afternoon, Kidz Bop's Dream Big, Sing Loud Tour is coming to The OC Fair. All the big name Billboard #1 Kidz Bop stars will be on hand, including Ashlynn Chong, Bredia Santoro, Grant Knoche, Jayna Brown and Matt Martinez. In observation of our favorite squeaky clean kid-friendly bop-fr ... More >>
We've been praising the OC Roller Girls for years in these pages, even when they didn't exist--hell, Lowery was writing about skating's renaissance a decade ago, back when femininity was defined by Britney Spears and tramp stamps. We've named them on our Sexiest People list back in 2011, do slidesho ... More >>
Friday, November 9Haymarket SquaresSlidebar The Haymarket Squares specialize in a quick clip brand of folk music. Using mandolin, piano, and whistling, they weave a folk tapestry while busting lyrics about righteous anger and the songs of Britney Spears. N ... More >>
See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsTomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a ti ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The Costa Mesa company makes baby lugging downright hipster
Manila Luzon, our favorite contestant on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race (and the "next to next drag superstar," aka runner up) was recently featured on HuffPo talking about her music career. Apparently making the leap from lip-syncing into actually singing! Not only is she working with ... More >>
Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>
One of our favorite contemporary music video directors, OC native Chris Marrs Piliero, is giving away a ton of ultra cool music memorabilia from videos he directed. The contest is open on his site, marrsattacks.com until Nov. 19, and the mementos include items from the sets of of Ke$ha, the Bl ... More >>
The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage). Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>
And other tales of music-video directing from former local musician Chris Marrs Piliero
[via Digital Spy] Here's what to expect when Britney Spears comes to Honda Center with Nicki Minaj on June 24 for her Femme Fatale world tour. There's a bunch of old and new: "Hold It Against Me" and "Till The World Ends" are in there with "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic." Covers include Madonna ... More >>
Britney Spears has had a busy week, announcing a pair of June SoCal shows as part of her Femme Fatale tour and popping up unexpectedly at a club with Nicki Minaj, causing such a stir that six fans collapsed from hyperventilation. Not wanting to miss out on the excitement, we used our connecti ... More >>
Britney Spears just announced her SoCal dates with Nicki Minaj. Nervo and Jessie and the Toy Boys will also be opening. Spears will be at the Staples Center on June 20 and the Honda Center June 24. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m.
UPDATE, FEB. 21, 2:39 P.M.: We've been alerted that this could all be a hoax. South Florida Gay News (SFGN) reports that the poll--shared last week by The Washington Post, Toronto Sun, celebrity news sites and (yup) us--is fake, a made-up story by Examiner.com. SFGN writes that they "discovered ... More >>
Britney Spears' career has seen many shifts, from young Mouseketeer to pop diva to tabloid queen. But comic book character? It will soon be a reality. Spears will feature as the latest pop culture protagonist of the FAME series of comic books, to be released in March.
The Grove of Anaheim
Discover Miike Snow, so very disco
The Wall, 8 p.m.It's international pot smoking day. Why not partake in this trippy experience? Thanks largely to illustrator Gerald Scarfe and his constantly morphing, slightly disturbing and completely spellbinding images, The Wall is an hour and a half of absolutely mind-bending provocation set to ... More >>
Don't feel like sweating your balls off? Or dropping 269 bizones to get the opportunity to sweat your balls off? Weird, but you've still got options around OC if you're not heading out to Coachella.
LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>
This guy next to me is eating a baked potato. That's like the weirdest thing you can eat at a concert. Well, in the realm of possibility, at least. I guess like, elf meat would be weirder. Because elves are fictional, natch.They're playing all sorts of goofy videos between sets, like thinly veiled c ... More >>
Britney Spears, an American popular music singer you may be passingly familiar with, is going back on tour--"The Circus Starring Britney Spears"--with a stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim on April 19. It's her first arena tour in five years, her press release kindly informs us.The tour is named aft ... More >>
Music critics occasionally venture a crack at reviewing WWE music compilations, but they often miss the mark, because you simply cannot just act as if this is some regular compilation CD and assess the songs simply as songs. Not for the most part. But to explain, I need to back up a little bit... T ... More >>
The Noize Music
It was hard to top last year’s party on that beautiful boat in Newport, but this Saturday the OC Weekly Holiday Party & Fashion Show hit an all-time high with one of the best parties of the holiday season (if I do say so myself). Britney Spears may have been a no-show, but that didn’t seem to ... More >>
Stacks the Vinyl Authority
The new Britney Spears album wont drop until November 13, but 4 of her songs have been "accidentally" leaked into the internet. It looks like a publicity stunt to arouse interest in the former pop queen's new work (come on, four songs got leaked???), but if the rest of the album is as bland as thi ... More >>
'What I learned from being the other woman, even if I was only a girl
Will the Ducks win the Stanley Cup? Will the Angels make it to the Series? Will Tawny Kitaen stay out of jail? Will terrorists hit one of our local targets: Disneyland, the San Onofre nuke plant or TBN headquarters? Should they hit Disneyland? Will home prices collapse? What will happen first: our t ... More >>
Champions on Ice
Learning the rules at the Prospector, the HB Art Center and the Art Theatre
Are you flirtin with me?
Celebrity-bashing thrives, gets its own search engine