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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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Irvine is reportedly the sixth worst place in the country to drive through.That's based on CNN Money rankings that may hold a clue as to how Irvine can afford to be one of America's safest cities.
Elizabeth Nistico and Louis Diller's story is not too uncommon--boy meets girl in college; girl graduates and moves from Washington, D.C., to Brooklyn; girl commutes to Washington, D.C., while boy finishes up school; girl decides to say, "Screw it" and sells all of her belongings so she can move bac ... More >>
[Locals Only] The rapper is tired of cheating death, chooses to put his explosive talent to positive use
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 >>
[Trendzilla] The über-hip photographer (and OC boy!) comes out with a food book
To me, Belmont Shore has always had the highest concentration of interesting restaurants in the sprawling metropolis of Long Beach. And these days, it also has become a hot bed of activity, as the old is cycled out to make way for the new. A few months ago Simmzy's moved in to the old S ... More >>
Google has hired a former Food Network exec to head a YouTube channel called HUNGRY this summer. Going live on July 2nd, the new offering will feature at least a dozen original programming, which will include, among others, a new series with Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes, a show called Brother ... More >>
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?
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 >>
[Trendzilla] The website that has every possible baby name known to man—even Fitzwilliam
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus, what's some good Mexican sci-fi?
Now there's data to back up what our bank accounts have been telling us all along: This place ain't cheap. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has released its third-quarter cost of living index, which outlines the most and least expen ... More >>
Propelled into the national rock arena during the Detroit renaissance at turn of the millennium, Electric Six garnered significant critical acclaim for its up-tempo, sexified take on classic garage rock. Despite shuffling band members through the years, Electric Six has maintained an impressive l ... More >>
[Locals Only] The Long Beach singer/songwriter on Fat Albert, hipsters and Woody Allen.
Edwin GoeiI bet most of you reading, even those who are regulars at the two Memphises in Orange County, had no idea that there was a third Memphis, one called Memphis at the Beach in Manhattan Beach.I had the pleasure of eating there around two years ago, about when it opened. My story angle w ... More >>
Speaking of Mos Def, he's joining the Showtime show Dexter (about a serial killer who only kills bad people) for its sixth season, says Billboard.
Photo by Todd BarnesThe ne plus ultra of Bro-MexUPDATE: Many commentators are bringing up great points that deserve expansion and highlight...after the jump, of course!Original post: I'm doing a review next week on...somewhere, and I asked around Weekly world headquarters for the names of Mexican ... More >>
Once shrouded in secrecy like a J.K. Rowling novel, Chapter One: the modern local has been open just over a month. SanTana's newest artist to its village is their very own Oge Dalken, chef and Detroit transplant. We start off this week's On The Line learning about his love of a certain fast food ... More >>
Jeremy BaldersonMatt Pond, left, leaves the trees for Anaheim's strip malls tonightSometime during winter 2009/2010, the namesake of Matt Pond PA took to a cabin in Bearsville, New York to assemble The Dark Leaves. But even for a New Hampshire-bred indie/folk rocker who is admittedly not all that ... More >>
The 25-year-old actress/musician Lily Allen is launching new boutique label "In the Name Of," which will receive financial backing from Sony Music. The first signing for the label is Brooklyn electro-pop duo Cults, whose debut album will be released later this year.
Even though Laguna Beach is no longer the hippie bohemia of acid runners and the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, even though the billionaires have gentrified out the millionaires from the seaside town, Laguna dining has still relatively kept the chains at bay, especially in the non-fast-food scene. ... More >>
I initially intended this post to be a boring one. There was just one thing to say and it was this: the 47,000-square-foot food and entertainment venue called Endless Food and Fun opened this past weekend in Huntington Beach. It boasts arcade games, a lazer-tag arena, a restaurant called Delicioso ... More >>
www.rocknfishlb.comA few weeks ago Tommy Bahama Restaurant opened on the bottom floor of the Heisler Building in Laguna Beach. Now it's Rock'n Fish's turn to open on the top floor of the same building. The Laguna Beach sister of Rock'n Fish at LA Live and the original at Manhattan Beach will de ... More >>
When the Open Melody festival concludes this Saturday night at UC Irvine, it won't just be the attendees who will file the memories away alongside those of other festivals large and small from the past. A large number of the bands have long since played similar shows as part of a thriving unde ... More >>
Flickr user thegrocerThe Orange County Register published a review last week of Freesoulcaffe, a vegan restaurant in Tustin and posted a link on their food blog, Food Frenzy, asking if their review changed any minds about vegan food. The response was nearly universally "no," and it bears thinking ... More >>
The Glass House
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Where to get Mexican food in NY and how Mexis take their coffee
www.myspace.com/mogwaiScottish 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 >>
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 >>
This past week has been like Hanukkah for anyone in love with good, modern music. Seemingly each new day recently has seen a different and excellent band putting up their new albums for free streaming. Better than gelt!Right now, the Hold Steady is getting my day off to a good start in ... More >>
[Coachella 2010] Nine acts that stand out from the sweaty, dusty crowd
Stock Sushi Photo From MonsterMunching.com There are only a few things that make my stomach turn: competitive eating is one of them. Man v. Food? Yeah, I watch it; but I switch it off before the actual eating challenge is shown. But if you aspire to be Adam Richman or that Coney Island hot d ... More >>
"Gwen Stefani 'All Tied Up' at L.A.M.B. Fashion Week show," reports our sister paper the Village Voice.Guns N' Roses play 17-song, 90-minute set in front of extremely lucky (and small) crowd including Sebastian Bach and Kevin Bacon at former CBGB location during Fashion Week, reports Brooklyn Vegan. ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentArrested were (clockwise from top right): Garzon Omar David Diaz; Louis Carlos Lopez and John Marlon Rodriguez.The three Los Angeles men above have been arrested in connection with more than 80 burglaries and car break-ins targeting customers they'd a ... More >>
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 >>
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