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  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Friday Night's Lake Forest Checkpoint Had More Popped for License Infractions Than DUI

    UPDATE, NOV. 11, 1:39 P.M.: The checkpoint that was conducted in Lake Forest Friday night resulted in more people being cited or arrested for driving without or on a suspended/revoked license (12) than for drug- or alcohol-related offenses (3), according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. T ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Why is OC's Folk Scene is So Terrible?

    The revival of folk music in today's mainstream may have unintentionally spurred its own demise. It started a few years ago, with bands like Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. Those types of bands didn't commit any heinous crimes per se, but they did succeed in distorting the vision of Americana fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Downtown Santa Ana Farmers' Market: New Hours Canvas Bag Deals

    Downtown Santa Ana's weekly farmers' market is your Thursday alternative. You get to walk off work frustrations, purchase goodies for immediate (or future) consumption and socialize as much or as little throughout, maybe extending your evening at a nearby establishment for dinner and a movie. If the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Inside the Foodie Matrix, Or: Why Food PR People Are Worthless

    Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! Winter here in the OC may lack the simple charms of a New England one but it does have its advantages. We don't get many snowball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Six Types of Music Nerds We Tolerate

    By: Rachel Brodsky Much like the dreaded hipster, "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates, and Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker, or anything--nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech bo ... More >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2013
  • Film

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top 10 Straight Edge Bands of All Time, According to a Straight Edge Dude

    No matter how you view straight edge or straightedge bands, it's an undeniable part of punk culture. The idea of opting out of a life with drinking, drugs, and promiscuous sex has raised a lot of questions, and draws a long standing line in the sand for many in the punk community. The straight edge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Orange County Zine Library and Reading Room Exhibit Opening this Saturday!

    Orange County may not have as big a zine culture as, say, Brooklyn or Los Angeles, but we're trailing close behind with hidden zinester gems in our own neighborhood (Santanero, Zineworks, etc.) and a DIY culture like nobody's business. So for you kiddies into alternative print, it behooves you to at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Grounds Bakery and Cafe

    As old of a city as Long Beach is, it still turns into a typical suburban zone of long, safe streets beyond Pacific Coast Highway and east of Redondo Avenue, lined with boxy houses reminiscent of Lakewood or Huntington Beach or any other nearby neighborhood built out in the decades of post-war boom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Cooking Gravy with Al Capone: Q A With Deirdre Marie Capone, Al's Niece

    "Your word is your bond. And family is everything." Deirdre Marie Capone was the last person born with the Capone surname. Her family was so misunderstood, the more research Deirdre did, the more she discovered how sullied her family name was. Yes, Al Capone had money. But he shared it. Her father ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Review: Greetings from Tim Buckley at the Newport Beach Film Festival

    It's pretty risky when Hollywood decides to tell a story about musicians, and instead of doing a straight-up documentary, they attempt to recreate the whole scenario. Sometimes the result is amazing, ala Almost Famous, and sometimes not so much (see: The Buddy Holly Story and The Doors). Greetings F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    News & Notes as Newport Beach Film Festival Opens Tonight with Doc Broadway Idiot

    The greatest thing about last Thursday's Newport Beach Film Festival issue was that I freely said with pride that I was on the cover, the idea being people assumed that was a reference to the rock-hard abbed fellow holding the giant film reels, not the "By Matt Coker" type on the lower right.Those w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, March 4MusInk Battle of the BandsHouse of Blues Anaheim Though it may not share the same level of hipster-deigned prestige as Coachella, Musink Festival represents a high-water mark for up-and-coming bands. This year's festival, which celebrates all things tattoo, will feature an impressive ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    Reggie Watts' Humor Might Hurt Your Head

    When it comes to the humor this beatboxing madman, it's best to not overthink it

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    C4mula Puts a Volatile Past Behind Him

    [Locals Only] The rapper is tired of cheating death, chooses to put his explosive talent to positive use

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    I'm A White R&B Singer From Red Hook, Brooklyn: Should I Even Bother?

    By: Jessica Hopper[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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Raised in a City full of Churches, Fashawn's Gritty Rhymes Inspire True Belief

    Using the world "destiny" to describe Fashawn's trajectory toward a hip-hop career might be a bit much. He'd prefer to think of it as more of a calling. At 3 years old, Santiago Leyva wanted to be a preacher, having been raised in a trailer behind a church, which apparently isn't that extraordinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Final Episode of No Reservations Airs Tonight (Sob!), Wrapping Up In Brooklyn

    Eight years. One hundred forty episodes. Sixty countries. More than 716,000 miles. Countless toasts, laughs, expletives and soul-hitting meals. Tonight, it comes to an end. The final episode of No Reservations airs at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Host Anthony Bourdain completes his epic voyage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Anti-Mall Returns to SanTana in the Spirit of Indigenous People's Day

    Last February, the annual LA activist event known as the "Anti-Mall: People B4 Profit Marketplace" made its SanTana debut at...where else but El Centro Cultural de Mexico! OC is being spoiled again as conscious vendors, artists, and organizations are setting up shop this weekend in counter-Columbus ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 13, 2012

    Todd Selby: Edible!

    [Trendzilla] The über-hip photographer (and OC boy!) comes out with a food book

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    TV on the Radio - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/3/12

    See Also:*Best Coast - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/1/12 *Best of HARD Summer, Day 1 - Los Angeles State Historic Park - 8/3/12*The Jacuzzi Boys - The Queen Mary - 8/1/12When we first heard that the Brooklyn-based art rockers TV on the Radio were slated to perform at the U.S. Open of Surfing, there was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet to Host Craft Beer Festival April 21

    When you think of the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet--you know, right off the 5 right when the beautiful, wide roadway of Orange County gives way to the choking, backed-up awfulness of Los Angeles County--what do you think of? Tchotchkes, un-shrink-wrapped DVDs, and tribute bands, right?

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    How T.S.O.L. Bred LA 'It' Band Fidlar

    ​Speaking of LA Weekly, their print feature this week on Fidlar, the garage punks from Highland Park, revealed that Zac Carper, Brandon Schwartzel, and Elvis and Max Kuehn have pretty solid OC ties. The Kuehn brothers' dad is T.S.O.L. keyboardist Greg Kuehn. According to the Weekly, the "young Ku ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Sham 69 to Reunite for Punk Rock Bowling

    ​Seminal streetpunk band Sham 69 is playing at Punk Rock Bowling 2012 in Vegas, reuniting their "classic" 1977-1979 lineup made up of Jimmy Pursey on vocals, Dave Parsons on guitar, Dave Tregunna on bass and Mark Cain on drums.According to Brooklyn Vegan, This lineup, also known as the Pursey/Par ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 9, 2012

    What do Mexicans Think of Ron Paul?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus, what's some good Mexican sci-fi?

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Matt Iwanusa of Cavemen on In N Out, Cali Weed, and Being Ignored by Blue Oyster Cult

    Jim Wright​When Matt Iwanusa and Jimmy Carbonett first met at The Churchill and Center in New York City, they were only teens. Though the private school was in Manhattan, it was nothing like Gossip Girl. Their sound has been described as equal parts chamber pop, dreamscape, and horror film sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    The Grilled Cheesus Toasts the Face of Jesus on Your Sandwich

    ​Jesus lives! In sandwich form, at least.  We just got word of the Grilled Cheesus, an electronic sandwich press that toasts the face of Christ onto bread. It's a kitchen device sent from heaven via young Brooklyn couple Rob Corso and Meg Sheehan, who are trying to raise $25,000 on Kickstarte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    On the Line: Andrew Gruel of Slapfish, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Fact: Andrew and Jethro decided on Tax Day to create Slapfish. Also a fact: Their food is truly sustainable and fresh, since they double as wholesale importers (triple if you factor in their future "Test Kitchen" endeavor). Did we reel you in yet? Follow our interview with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    More 4/20 Madness: Nike Withdraws Cheech and Chong Tribute Sneakers

    ​Maybe it was because of the false rumor making its way around the internet yesterday that Japan had finally agreed to stop killing whales that we didn't believe this story at first. But apparently it's true: on April 20, aka international stoner's day, Nike was supposed to release a limited editi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The National's Anthems

    You can call the band's music dad rock, just don't call it uncool

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, Part One

    Photo credit: Meg Strouse​You know you're doing it right when Gustavo approves of your tacos (and you're not El Chavito and the two-for-a-buck-plus-pineapple-juice in Huntington Beach). Gabe Zambrano is the head of the kitchen at Soho Taco, a gourmet taco cart that has been eating up Twitter, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mogwai Screens Burning Today at Noon, Everywhere on the Internet​Scottish post-rock band Mogwai is screening their concert film Burning at noon today--on practically every music site on the Web. The virtual screening will include a Q&A with Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite (electric guitar, vocals) and the film's director Vincent Moon (of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​Sunday's local news highlights include:Unsolved 1977 NY Murder Tied Again to OC-LA Serial KillerVeteran courthouse reporter Larry Welborn got nearly a full page today to tell the tragic story of popular 23-year-old Ellen Jane Hover of Manhattan. Hover was murdered 33 years ago this month aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Brooklyn Boys Deli Closes Down

    Dave Lieberman​The first of what promises to be many mobile-food-truck closures has come to OC. (That's not a dig on food trucks, but an application of the success average for bricks-and-mortar restaurants to the mobile culinary industry.) Brooklyn Boys Deli, which served pastrami sandwiches and N ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 15, 2010

    Coonskin Hats: Fur Real?

    [Trendzilla] The Davy Crockett look is supposedly cool? Okay, who do I punch?

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    That's No Cookie!: Star Wars-Themed Baked Goods

    Flickr user SweetSugarBelle​You like baking, you like Star Wars. You love Star Wars-themed cookies. While the Star Wars love/fandom/wankery extends its paws into all aspects of life--bedsheets, video games,  walking around campus listening to a self-made audio tape of Return of the Jedi on yo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    Talib Kweli

    Commonwealth Lounge

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Top 5 Questions for Adam Richman

    Adam Richman, the lovable foodie from the Travel Channel's Man V. Food, is coming to the House of Blues Dec. 15. If you don't know Richman, your first question probably is, "So?" But if you know all about how the Brooklyn native travels the country to enter eateries that serve ridiculous portions in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Gettin' Made: On (Weekly) Assignment

    The Art House Co-op is a gallery based in Atlanta, Georgia that will soon be picking up and moving to Brooklyn, New York. The gallery concentrates on putting together group art shows that anyone and everyone can participate in, as well as encouraging folks to make art a part of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Here's The Rub: DJ Ayres at Detroit Bar Tonight

    What's the Rub? Glad you asked. The Rub are a DJ collective from NYC consisting of Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres. They're renowned for their History of Hip Hop mixtapes that compile a year's worth of classics from 1979 to 1999 (talk about obsessiveness; DAMN), their clever mashups, their regu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Built by Wendy

    Founded in 1991 by Wendy Mullin, Built by Wendy has become a staple must-see boutique and personal top five favorite while shopping in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Los Angeles. The label first gained some popularity through her custom made guitar straps that were photographed on everybody from (former) O ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Let's Go, Halos

    Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2008

    Last Night: The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Branch Davidians at the Prospector

    The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians January 12, 2008 The Prospector Better Than: Staring at your shoes while listening to Jesus and Mary Chain’s Darklands. Download: “Swell to Heaven” by the Vandelles. The most striking thing about Stevenson Ranch Davidian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    The Incredible Bravery of Hugh Hewitt

    How brave is our boy Hugh Hewitt, the talk radio blatherer/lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter? Brave enough to take the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism-- though the Bush administration may have changed the brand name by now) to the t ... More >>

  • Food

    June 9, 2005

    Better Than Health Insurance

    Staying alive with Blue Nile Cafe

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