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 >>
James CarneyWe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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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 >>
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 TVotR...as 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians
January 12, 2008
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 >>
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 >>