• Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Dave Eggers to be Honored in Anaheim for Sensitivity to Muslims

    By David Shankbone/Wikipedia CommonsDave Eggers at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival.​A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius author Dave Eggers will be presented the 2009 "Courage in Media" award at the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' 13th annual banq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Black Keys Hip Hop Project: Good Thing or Great Thing?

    James Carney​We may be a day or so behind on this one, but in a quest to find some ever-elusive liner note credits for Black Key's Thickfreakness album, we stumbled onto something a hundred times better. Up until now, things were staying pretty quiet on the whole "rap-rock" front, at least for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Only Built for Cuban Linx Pt. II by Raekwon the Chef

    ​In most cases, waiting 14 years to release a sequel to a legendary album would be considered waiting, uh, too long. But in the case of Raekwon the Chef  (of the Wu-Tang Clan), the choice to wait almost decade and a half to serve us a follow up to his landmark album Only Built for Cuban Linx ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    TONIGHT: The Victorians and Ribbons at The Prospector

    ​The Prospector in Long Beach is about to get a little bit classier tonight. Victorians and ribbons, oh my! Okay so maybe Long Beach band The Victorians don't exactly sound anything like their prim and proper name would suggest, but the sound is pretty polished. This local four piece founded by Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    OCC Actor-Turned-Filmmaker's "Patriotic Anti-War Mystery" Debuts

     Still the Drums, "a patriotic anti-war mystery" from Orange Coast College theater actor-turned-North Hollywood-based-film-stage-television actor and now filmmaker Talbot Perry Simons, makes its world premiere Saturday, Aug. 1, at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Renegade Craft Fair

    The Gettin' Made blog feature is moving to the Heard Mentality section of the OC Weekly site, make a note of it! Heard Mentality is transforming like your fave yellow Camaro into an all-emcompassing culture section. copyright i made you a beard Renegade Craft Fair is finally coming to Souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund Presents First $5,000 Check

    The Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund, a charitable fund set up in the name of the Angels pitcher who was killed along with two other in an April 9 auto accident in Fullerton, has presented its first $5,000 check benefiting Little League baseball in Adenhart's home state of Maryland. Jim Adenhart, N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    NBFF Art and Architecture Films Get Another Local Screening

    Julius Shulman's most-famous shot.One of the better documentaries to screen at April's Newport Beach Film Festival was Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, a love letter to the 98-year-old, Brooklyn-born Angeleno who photographed the architectural modern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    More Disney Dirt: Headless Dragon, Contract-less Workers

    Summer Nightastic: cue the headless dragon."A BOLDER FANTASMIC!" blares the Disneyland's hired promotion guns (uppercase and in boldface, just as we've done here) about after-dark entertainment they're calling "Summer Nightastic!" around the Anaheim rat hole. Promised are a new fireworks specta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Vespas Bring Musicians, Global Warming Message to Sutra

    Singer-songwriters Jason Reeves, Brendan James and Amber Rubarth, who today began a two-week ride up the California coast on Vespas to raise awareness of global warming, make a stop at 7 p.m. Friday at Sutra Lounge, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. "It seems like back in the late '60s and early ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Last Night: TV on the Radio at Glass House

    Last Night:  TV on the Radio and Free Moral Agents at Glass HouseBetter Than: Trying to literally watch t.v. on a radio.Download: Dear Science by if you already haven't.    It's rare and weird to feel a sense of victory going to a concert before it even starts. But as the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 31: Weekend and Monday Edition

    Orange County Register: Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, San Gabriel, is scheduled to be arraigned today on murder charges stemming from the Fullerton car crash that claimed the lives of Nick Adenhart, also 22 and an Angels rookie; Courtney Frances Stewart, 20, Diamond Bar; and Henry Niguel Pears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 3/16

    Annual Gray Whale Migration, 12 p.mThousands of Grey Whales along our coastline and right now there's a 96% success rate viewing whales and/or dolphins. Check out the 2 1/2 hour cruises offered multiple times daily at Newport Landing if you'd like to see these giant creatures of the sea.Newport Lan ... More >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    First Crop of SXSW Acts Announced, OC/LB Bands Conspicuously Absent

    A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Here's The Rub: DJ Ayres at Detroit Bar Tonight

    What's the Rub? Glad you asked. The Rub are a DJ collective from NYC consisting of Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres. They're renowned for their History of Hip Hop mixtapes that compile a year's worth of classics from 1979 to 1999 (talk about obsessiveness; DAMN), their clever mashups, their regu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Built by Wendy

    Founded in 1991 by Wendy Mullin, Built by Wendy has become a staple must-see boutique and personal top five favorite while shopping in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Los Angeles. The label first gained some popularity through her custom made guitar straps that were photographed on everybody from (former) O ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008
  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    American Heroes and Zeroes

    Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine at sundance '08

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2008

    Last Night: The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Branch Davidians at the Prospector

    The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians January 12, 2008 The Prospector Better Than: Staring at your shoes while listening to Jesus and Mary Chain’s Darklands. Download: “Swell to Heaven” by the Vandelles. The most striking thing about Stevenson Ranch Davidian ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    All Stripped Down With Everywhere to Go

    Matt & Kim Make Loving (and Playing) Fun

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Hispanic! at the Disco

    The Freestyle Experience revives ’80s electro fun(k), barrio-style

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    When the Going Gets Weird, Listen Up: Eric Copeland and No Age's odysseys of oddity

  • Columns

    June 28, 2007


    'Take you, your family and all the shit-smelling pho houses back to SE Aisia'

  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    We Aren't the World

    How the Americans fared at Cannes

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Spencer's Gifts

    Electric Six are still pumping irony

  • Music

    April 5, 2007
  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Disinfect This!

    You'll want to shower after seeing Dirty on Purpose

  • Culture

    December 14, 2006

    People We Know

    The characters in two graphic novels remind us of ourselves

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Brotherly Love

    Matt Pond PA

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    The Harder They Come

    The subversive mainstream friendliness of Shortbus

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Art School Rejects

    Breakfast with Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Mediocre? You Can't Be Serious

    In defense of Coachella

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    The Incredible Bravery of Hugh Hewitt

    How brave is our boy Hugh Hewitt, the talk radio blatherer/lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter? Brave enough to take the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism-- though the Bush administration may have changed the brand name by now) to the t ... More >>

  • Film

    March 16, 2006

    Coming of Age Neurotically

    OnDVD: The Squid and the Whale

  • Culture

    October 6, 2005

    Charged With Life

    Villa America remembers when we came into our own

  • Music

    July 14, 2005


    Guero (Interscope)

  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    The Light Fantastic

    Mad Hot Ballroom steps up

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Void Faith Split

    Who is Das Oath and why are they here?

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    February 24, 2005



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    September 25, 2003
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    May 30, 2002

    War! Huh?

    Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you

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    November 22, 2001
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