[Hey, You!] Adios, Brooklyn, whoever you are . . .
Constellation Room at the Observatory
A factor in the decline of decent art was recently dragged onto center stage by the New York Times in an article called "Brooklyn Communal Cool: The Brand." The piece, authored by a person who spells "mic" like "mike," focuses on a communal-living quarters in Brooklyn called the Clubhouse and its ti ... More >>
In a very recent interview with the Press Enterprise, Guerilla Union/Rock the Bells boss Chang Weisberg said "I think all of the acts on this bill are making a contribution to the fabric of hip-hop culture in their own unique ways." And, though it may sound like the usual pre-show pump-up a head-pro ... More >>
A few months into 2013 and we're less than a week away from the first big live hip-hop experience of the year. Last year was filled with immensely enjoyable shows all across Southern California, from Nas at Rock the Bells to Juicy J and ASAP Rocky at the Observatory. And, here we are, ready to start ... More >>
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>
Monday, February 11 St. Lucia The Constellation Room For the purposes of this blurb, St. Lucia is not the Swedish figure known for wearing a wreath of candles in her hair bearing gifts for Scandinavian children. Rather, it's the nom de plume of musician Jean-Philip Grobler (doesn't sound pretenti ... More >>
We fondly remember when our team was stalking the progress of Pizzeria Mozza off PCH. Vague answers to inquiries and liquor license delays kept us waiting for what felt like forever. Now that they've been open a while, we are able to catch the attention of Emily Corliss. Plucked from the LA locale, ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Spreading the love, one inflatable puppy at a time
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of the City of New York would like you to know that the obesity crisis has reached its end, thanks to the genius of his Board of Health.You see, the chief driver behind obesity is extra-large sugary sodas, not lack of exercise and portions that could feed entire provinces ... More >>
A small Brooklyn-based bike shop called Gage DeSoto had a hit on its hands when it started offering the water bottles you see above with the familiar green cap and rooster print. By the time it hit Reddit and Pinterest two days ago, the bottles all but sold out.
The Brooklynite revisits a familiar panoramic
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The Manhattan Beach icon has replaced Shore House Café, and all is now right in Belmont Shore
Dispel those road rage tendencies on Hump Day by shortening your time spent lining up for the metering light. Park yourself by the Google building for a cold beverage, or five, thanks to Kimera's Wednesday-night beer tastings.Launched last week, this alternate universe Happy Hour deal will run you $ ... More >>
We OC-dwellers may not yet be familiar with Simmzy's, but the people of Manhattan Beach are. It's one of their most popular gastropubs and now that popularity has allowed the restaurant to expand southward into Long Beach's Belmont Shore.
UPDATE: According to Lamb & Flag, the show has been moved to Sunday, March 25. Original post, March 19, 2012, 2:44 p.m.: The Cults may now be based in Brooklyn, but they grew up in Southern California, and they come back to play a slew of shows in the area. Before their actual gig ... More >>
Slow clap for the comic geniuses at College Humor who produced this spot-on fauxmercial. For the new generation of hipsters, there's Brunchables, developed at Oscar Mayer's Brooklyn headquarters. Look what's inside: Eggs benedict with with fresh radicchio! Kale! Salsa verde! A pouch of mimosa! A ... More >>
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 >>
ProfessorSalt.comWhat real bagels should look like You know what bugs me about chain restaurants? It's the way they co-opt the names of distant regional foods and market their shitty versions as the real thing to people in a different part of the world who don't know any different and grow up thi ... More >>
Mary BellWe've been loving Crystal Antlers' sophomore set Two-Way Mirror, to death (read all about it here), so we're excited to hear that the Long Beach band is touring with Wu Lyf this fall. (Incidentally, Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents produced the album.) Jonny Bell, chimney sweep by ... More >>
South Coast Repertory
A beautiful, hip dank...The Place: The Copper Door, 225 1/2 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. No phone number.The Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.The Deal: None on the pricing bit, no food: just a tasty jumble of craft beers.
Cloning won't be necessary to see every band participating in the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles. Through some organizational tic-tac-toe, a number of the acts play multiple shows over the next four days scattered around the east side. Despite the abundance of gigs, those who don't stra ... More >>
The Basement Lounge
We missed those sneakers.Last October, we got all psyched that Brooklyn buzz-band the Antlers--who, in this reporter's opinion, made the best album of 2009--were coming to the Glass House. We did not, however, end up going to that show at the Glass House. Some nights, Pomona seems farther away th ... More >>
Is it just us, or is this what every St. Patrick's Day should look like? Snicker-worthy stereotypes abound on this flier for shamrocks and shenanigans, a St. Patty's celebration full of drunkenness and leprechaun debauchery over at Sharkeez.Aside from the fact that Sean Connery looks really ... More >>
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