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  • 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 >>

  • Music

    February 13, 2014

    New Politics Are On the Campaign Trail

    The foreign band are winning over stateside fans one show at a time

  • Film

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, October 14 Wavves The Observatory Wavves, the feral brain child of Nathan Williams, is a San Diego-based garage rock band that, despite being relatively young and surviving a full member re-do, have already hit some pretty massive rockstar milestones. In 2009, singer Williams took a bunch o ... More >>

  • Film

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Mario Herrera of Long Beach I.D.'d as Dead Man Found Atop Fertilizer Heap in Park

    Other than thinking it looked on the teevee like a pretty nice park for someone to leave a body in, I pretty much shrugged at the grisly discovery in Manhattan Beach related by an LA anchorbot last week. But the poor soul has been identified as an almost local father of a toddler: Mario Herrera, 21 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The 15 Greatest Original Film Scores From the Past Decade

    By: Jaime-Paul Falcon Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of vari ... 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

    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

    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

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2012

    Rubblebucket Embrace Their Growing Pains, Play Santa Ana Tonight

    Introspective, horn-filled electro-funk tribe Rubblebucket are going through changes. Mostly of the growing pain variety. One year ago, if you'd told the eight-piece Brooklyn band that they'd be on millions of televisions across the country bouncing around in a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Film

    July 19, 2012

    'Shut Up and Play the Hits': This Has Happened

    James Murphy and a new concert doc reflect on the end of LCD Soundsystem

  • 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 16, 2011

    Five Great Indie Rock Albums for Autumn

    Courtesy Atlantic Records​If there's anything hipsters like to do in autumn, it's to walk around breathing in their own melancholy, feigning solitude while trying to suss out meaning from their iPod earbuds while kicking around dead leaves. In their self-conscious sorrow, wearing earthy-toned card ... 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

    October 11, 2011

    Mick Fleetwood on His Early Years and the Grateful Dead: 'The Whole Audience Was on Acid'

    ​Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood appears in a new interview today as part of the Off The Record music conversation series. Shot in Mick's adopted hometown of Maui, the video features Fleetwood making small talk and jamming with Brooklyn singer Nicole Atkins.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Mountains Help Kick Off Another Year of Acrobatics Everyday at UC Irvine

    Mountains, hi!​Okay, so to be fair, this isn't quite the first show that the fine souls at Acrobatics Everyday have put on this academic year: They hosted a free-to-all-new-freshmen gig last Thursday headlined by French Quarter. But with tomorrow's appearance by Mountains at UC Irvine, along with ... 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

    July 25, 2011

    A Slice of New York Pizza to Open Second Location

    ProfessorSalt.comA Slice of NY Pizza's Seal Beach location​Huntington Harbour residents will soon have a new neighbor: Seal Beach's A Slice of New York Pizza will open its second location, next to Trader Joe's in the Huntington Harbour Mall. According to employee Eric Hodgin, the expected opening ... 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 >>

  • Culture

    January 27, 2011

    Forever 21 Is Foreverywhere

    [Trendzilla] The fast-fashion giant is coming to a mall near you

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Eat Here, Not There: Cheesecake

    Flickr user stacylynn​Quick, think of a place in OC to get cheesecake, but don't tell me what it is yet. I'm psychic, and I can probably guess.Does it end in "actory"? I bet it does for most of you. So successful is the branding of the Cheesecake Factory that many people would be hard-pressed to n ... 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 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

    June 7, 2010

    Over the Weekend: LCD Soundsystem at the Fox Theater

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyLCD Soundsystem's James Murphy at Coachella 2010.​The Hype: James Murphy's the king of Brooklyn, the father of this past decade's dance-punk movement ("movement?") and a pretty genial guy. LCD Soundsystem's latest, This Is Happening, is his slickest and most long-burning ... 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 >>

  • Film

    March 11, 2010

    Love and Angst In 'Remember Me'

    Robert Pattinson vehicle begins like a vigilante movie but is DMV dull

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
  • Columns

    June 4, 2009
  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Let's Go, Halos

    Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Food

    December 15, 2005

    Grub Guide

    This week in small restaurants

  • Food

    June 9, 2005

    Better Than Health Insurance

    Staying alive with Blue Nile Cafe

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