Another week, another edition of the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830. As usual, we turn the mic over to producer/co-host Andy Harris to guide is through the fun. Enjoy!
Did you watch Wrestlemania XXIX a few months back? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week ... More >>
Fugitive Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez made his initial court appearance Thursday on charges stemming from the 1992 rape and murder of a 19-year-old aspiring model whose body was found in Irvine. We didn't make the arraignment hearing that was rescheduled to Aug. 9 for the 56-year-old, who was extradite ... More >>
Delta Spirit Playboy Mansion May 10, 2013 Sometimes you have to go to grungy clubs to review rock bands. Fortunately, on this particular night, Delta Spirit was playing a private industry event at the Playboy Mansion. Sponsored by Jack Daniels, the event coincided with a fundraiser for Operation Gr ... More >>
In Daniel Algrant's new drama, the singer/songwriter is distantly looming
Sorry to all the animal-lovers out there, but "vegetarian pho" is definitely an oxymoron, so much so that the very association of it with Long Beach's Number Nine has left many avoiding the place despite its convenient location on Fourth Street's Retro Row. But a recent lunch with a vegetarian broug ... More >>
Action Bronson is about to take a huge bite outta the hip-hop game. And he's got the munchies.
By: Jessica HopperAre 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 teen ladies. She is ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome once again to the den of poor writing, poor taste, and poor judgment known as Yelp Orange County. This week's edition runs the gamut from reviews obviously written by stringing together CAPTCHA challenges, inside information on those seedy Vietnamese bars, and people who accidentally happen ... More >>
Hurricane Sandy is currently making life miserable for an ever-growing number of people. Along with those directly in the path of the hurricane, Sandy's presence is going to impact weather conditions in the wettest of ways. For those of you stuck inside on the other side of the country, we at the We ... More >>
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Doheny Days--Day OneDoheny State BeachSeptember 8, 2012See Also:*Milo Greene Made Their First Full-Length Film With Zero Movie Making Experience*Wayne Coyne Says 2013 is the Year of the Flaming Lips*Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny DaysThere's a bittersweet taste that accompa ... More >>
See Also:*Best of HARD Summer, Day 1 - Los Angeles State Historic Park - 8/3/12*HARD Summer Night 2: Top Five Performances*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer was a Gutsy MoveSince 2005, Lollapalooza has descended upon Grant Park in Chicago every August to bring some of musi ... More >>
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 >>
Raised in a city full of churches, the Fresno rapper's gritty rhymes inspire true belief
The comic's latest experiment is 'The Dictator'
See also: *Our complete Coachella coverage*James' Tim Booth on Coachella vs. LollapaloozaWe Are Augustines' bassist Eric Sanderson says Coachella's second weekend is "much hotter and much sweatier," but playing the festival twice doesn't bother the Brooklyn band at all. Sanderson, along with drumme ... 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 >>
Izzy OcampoAnaheim police detectives revealed in a search warrant that suspected Orange County serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo admitted to them after his arrest that he stalked his fourth homeless victim for three days.The allegation supports statements by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who las ... More >>
Dee Rees' portrait of a 17-year-old on her way out
Here are 10 films you won't want to miss in 2012
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioMy, how far Jason Quinn has come in a year. Around this time last summer (well, actually closer to June), he and partner Daniel Shemtob bought a used truck from a failed luxe lonchera (Brooklyn Boys, if you must know), painted it green and called it "The Lime Truck." ... More >>
Star-crossed lovers get a Yiddish makeover
How can you not love a group with a song called 'Puke Song'?
Aerosmith's Revolution XThis week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles, drawing fanfare and hype across the gaming world. The three-day trade fair is open to only vendors and developers, but it provokes the kind of suspense Apple fans feel before a major Steve Jobs annou ... More >>
jmascis.com J. Mascis performs at Alex's Bar tonight, solo! The Dinosaur Jr. founder (also: skier, golfer, songwriter, skateboarder, record producer, and musician) is touring to promote Several Shades of Why, his first solo studio record. On the album are a bunch of people who no doubt have been ... More >>
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 >>
Andrew Dice Clay may have matured into a family man, but when it comes to comedy, he's still got what it takes to bring to bring the dirty and keep the fans laughing like he never left. If you've wanted to see him live for like...ever, now is your chance. Comedy's legendary bad boy is stepping in ... 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 >>
For two industry vets, the future of music is right now
Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyA view few saw.The Hold Steady with JaillAugust 25, 2010Detroit Bar, Costa MesaPeople, including members of the Hold Steady, like to say that the Minneapolis-via-Brooklyn quartet is essentially a well-bred "bar band." That's not right at all, though. A Hold Stead ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Dave LiebermanOur Best of Orange County is coming out in just a couple of months; in the meantime, here are 100 dishes that we think make dining in OC the happy experience it is.
Dave LiebermanClick here for the Long Beach Street Food Fest slideshow!What do you get when you put a couple of thousand people, 21 new-style food trucks, a pretty good cover band, and a beer and margarita tent in a park near the ocean?If you're me, you get a belly full, an earful and a nasty sun ... More >>
Batman image: DC/Mike AllredLost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con</sarcasm> are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes. O ... More >>
Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
A Fox News commentator has figured out a way to save money for a cash-strapped state: kill public libraries. Libraries are old, expensive and no one checks out their books, argues Fox News Chicago's Anna Davlantes. If the people of Illinois buy into this logic, good thing Santa Ana isn't in the L ... More >>
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 >>
AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter BrouilletThere are a few sports that should only be played under certain conditions: hockey should only be played in areas where there's natural ice (sorry, Ducks fans); football should only be played in the middle of a snowstorm; and horseshoes should only be played with a b ... 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 >>
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