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 >>
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 >>
The city may not officially be part of Orange County, but we love its craft beer all the same
The movies to know from Sundance—and the year ahead
Cutthroat BoyzThe RoxyJanuary 16, 2013Since the drop of his EP Chipper Jones Vol. 1 this past summer, Long Beach rapper Joey Fatts has been quickly spreading his strain of hybridized street-hop across the Internet and from his roots on our YG & TDE loving West Coast to the Action Brons ... 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 >>
Porter Robinson and Zedd October 10, 2012 Yost Theater Last night at the Yost Theater in downtown Santa Ana Art District and San Diego based promoters LED Presents brought the highly anticipated Porter Robinson and Zedd "Poseidon Back-to-Back Tour" to Orange County. You would think that once summ ... More >>
See Also: *Nora Kirkpatrick: The Accordion Goddess of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros *Milo Greene Made Their First Full-Length Film With Zero Movie Making Experience *Wayne Coyne Says 2013 is the Year of the Flaming Lips Since 2009, FIDLAR (an acronym for Fuck It Dog, Life's ... More >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican men wear such skinny jeans?
The comic's latest experiment is 'The Dictator'
Deciding on a place to conduct an interview with a chef can be tricky. Luckily, our secret weapon is a hit, as Austin Lee circles OC Mart Mix thrice to locate Portola Coffee Lab in time to beat the Paul Mitchell students on break. With his Asian upbringing (plus Italian and Brazilian childhood influ ... More >>
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 >>
A curated sample of socially relevant offerings at the 2012 festival
See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain The Bathroom Situation The porta-potties at Coachella were truly repulsive. As the festival progressed, the combined waste of 90,000 accumulated, ... More >>
For the past ten years, LA Chicano All-Stars (as we like to call them) have put together a community event known as the 'Anti-Mall' every December. The annual "People B4 Profit Marketplace" brings artists, musicians, craft and food vendors together in one place to celebrate conscious consuming a ... 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
Bald eagles will weep
Schrauben: Speak slowly and use only one syllable words in his presence"I don't know what that [word] means."That was today's answer by admitted hit man Brett Schrauben when asked by veteran public defender Derek Bercher if he'd been "altruistic" in confessing his role in the 1998 Rambo knife mur ... 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
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 >>
The only president that matters today...So today is Cinco de Mayo blah blah blah blah. But instead of offering you places to drinko, your humble scribe likes learnin' people stuff, you know, the more arcane the better. So what more-random topic than a quick overview of American presidents and the ... More >>
DigiTour 2011 hopes to turn viral audiences into the real thing for YouTube stars during a live six-week 27-city US tour. Their videos may range from cinematic to DIY-simple, but they all have one thing in common: extravagant numbers of Internet views.
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 >>
Harry and DavidI received a newsletter last week from Harry & David that our local store at the Irvine Marketplace was closing. But Hang Nguyen over at The Orange County Register has confirmed that all three of the Harry & David stores in Orange County has closed.
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 >>
In maturing, the band's sound is (ahem) steadier, but no less raucous
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.
Empowered by stolen cashWhen Orange County's Cindy Ball of Cypress began to battle a severe illness in 2005 she turned her finances over to her brother and expected honesty. After all, Bob Silverman isn't just Ball's brother. He's a pastor at Empowering Life Church in Bedford, Texas.And, acc ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Cover art for Mount Wittenberg OrcaThe Dirty Projectors just teamed up with the Icelandic pixie nymph Björk on a new seven-song EP titled Mount Wittenberg Orca.
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 >>
Christopher VictorioBear Kamp celebrates five years.Bear Kamp, a "Saturday night frenzy for burly bears, husky hunks, boss truckers, chubbies n' chasers, gen-x-bears, oso bears, and kuma lovers," celebrated their five year anniversary at the House of Blues Anaheim on Saturday night. And it was aw ... More >>
Jennie Warren / OC Weekly OCEC board members (front) Cas Gregory, Archer Altstaetter and Felicity Figueroa with (back) Equality California's Elizabeth Aversa and Daniel shadLast week's New Yorker magazine featured "A Risky Proposition," an exhaustive, fascinating look at the prospects for the leg ... More >>
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