Action Bronson is about to take a huge bite outta the hip-hop game. And he's got the munchies.
Sean PriceThe Constellation RoomMarch 14, 2013Hip-hop needs its animated characters, and we're not speaking about cartoon cameos. The genre started out as a mean-mugging form of music that promoted a street stalker's mentality, so it's necessary to have those who can push aside some of the genre's t ... More >>
Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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Omar Ali Rizvi graduated from law school in San Francisco and earned a Masters of Laws degree in securities and financial regulations at Georgetown University Law School in the nation's capital, but its obvious that the Irvine man never learned to obey the law.In the last decade, Rizvi has been conv ... More >>
James Murphy and a new concert doc reflect on the end of LCD Soundsystem
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Donna Summer, the disco legend whose songs helped define a decade, died today at her Englewood, Fla. home after a long battle with cancer. She was 63. The singer known for her hits "The Last Dance," "She Works Hard For Her Money" and Number One pop singles with "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls, and" "MacArt ... More >>
Photo by Ben DayhoeSO...remember how I wrote about the above space in downtown SanTana, and that the rumor was it was going to be a bistro of sorts? The cat is out of the bag--sort of. The name of the restaurant will be Floral Park Cafe, and all that they'll say right now is that it'll be a "new ... More >>
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A few months ago, I wrote this post about ten awesome things about Xbox's "Kinect: Disneyland Adventures" after I got to play a quick preview of the game at the D23 Expo.Last week, I finally got the chance to play the full version of the game, so now I present you with five more awesome things ab ... More >>
Courtesy Atlantic RecordsIf 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 >>
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 >>
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.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, which is based in Anaheim, will bestow its 2011 Courage in Media Award to Indian-British actor and comedian Aasif Hakim Mandviwal.He's better known as Aasif Mandvi, the hilarious correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stew ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Meranda CarterFact: 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 >>
UPDATE, AUG. 9, 12:08 P.M.: Despite that rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania last week, Brit T. Mark Allison reached Coney Island just after 2 a.m. this morning to complete a 3,100-mile charity run that began May 1 in Huntington Beach.He only missed his goal by two hours of reaching the fabled ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comA Slice of NY Pizza's Seal Beach locationHuntington 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 >>
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Part Two of On The Line provides even more insight on Chapter One's resident culinary artist, Chef Oge. He not only analogizes how a career in food is like loving a gorgeous woman, but provides a spoiler on their upcoming Happy Hour....but you don't have to take my word for it. If you missed yest ... More >>
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Flickr user stacylynnQuick, 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 >>
Of all the quarterbacks with Orange County roots on NFL rosters right now, the pride of Mission Viejo High School Mark Sanchez leads the pack, guiding his New York Jets to a league best record of 5-1. (Santa Margarita's Carson Palmer is next with the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals, whose backup QB is his ... More >>
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Oni Press/Terry DodsonThe portrayal of fictional female characters took it on the chin this week. And that chin happened to belong to The Facebook Movie Social Network.Anyone who had ever hidden a friend's Farmville update dog-piled on the movie's negative depiction of women, claiming the filmmak ... More >>
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It's been over two years since the release of Matt Costa's second studio album, Unfamiliar Faces, with its infectious lead single "Mr. Pitiful." But now the Huntington Beach resident has finally announced plans for his third full-length, titled Mobile Chateau, due out September 21... along with p ... More >>
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 >>
UPDATE: See details about the "Holy Rollers" article that likely spurred the Holy Rollers movie--and the article's zero degrees of separation from OC Weekly--after the jump . . . Yosef (Justin Bartha, left) eases Sam (Jesse Eisenberg) into drug trafficking in Holy Rollers.Director Kevin Asch, who ... More >>
Nate JacksonThe Hype: Any time revered MC/producer duo Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek get together (which is usually most of the time), you better believe there's an audience of knowledge-hungry hip hop heads waiting to devour every last track they put out. It had been a decade s ... More >>
Flickr user SweetSugarBelleYou 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 >>
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