Bruno Mars

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    November 5, 2014

    Locals Only: Common Kings Are Royals

    Common Kings are poised for a major breakout. They just came off a tour with Justin Timberlake--13 dates across Australia and New Zealand--and for their debut LP, Hits and Mrs. (due mid-January), they're in the studio with a team of A-list producers that includes Timberlake's longtime co-songwriter/ ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Monday, November 3 GWAR Observatory We didn't think it was possible for theatrical gross-out metal band Gwar to get any more bad-ass--then came the recent announcement of a new front-woman Vulvatron (aka Kim Dylla) joining the gr ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Tomorrows Bad Seeds Find New Meaning in LIFE

    Hermosa Beach-based Tomorrows Bad Seeds is on hiatis. Original members Moi J. Quinn (lead vocals), Matthew McEwan (guitar/keyboards), and Sean Chapman (guitar) have a new focus: LIFE. "Tomorrows Bad Seeds is not broken up," Chapman explained during a recent phone interview. "LIFE is the product of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    On the Line: Mike Doctulero of Scott's Seafood, Part Two

    Part two of our weekly interview examines Chef Doctulero's life beyond the kitchen. He recounts growing pains, his musical side and what led him to his current profession. Read our interview with Mike of Scott's Seafood, part one. And now, on to part two . . . We learned you're originally from San ... More >>

  • Music

    February 20, 2014
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    September 30, 2013

    Bruno Mars Fan Art You Really Must Own

    Bruno Mars has spread faster as the flu virus and he's going to be here awhile. Since there isn't a vaccine for his music, you might as well purchase some fan art. We found some cool Bruno products on Etsy. This print of an original drawing by FullOfLifeArtistry (above) looks just like the real de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

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    August 26, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By: Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The Gibson Amphitheatre To Close Its Doors

    The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...

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    April 5, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, April 5 Feeding PeopleFingerprints Feeding People play a delightful brand of fuzzy-buzzy garage rock seasoned with reverby vocals and spooky-circus guitar riffs. At times, they're reminiscent of the Doors (but if the Doors had made it to the late '70s.) Another way to conceptualize Feedin ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013


    The Constellation Room

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    April 1, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, April 1 The Originalites Gallagher's Pub Since coming together as teenagers (and later recruiting saxophonist Mike Belk after an impromptu jam session at a local gig), The Originalites have risen high in the ranks of Orange County's local music scene in the span of only five years. The Fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball; Do We Expect Too Little From Our Pop Stars?

    ​The United States is finally showing signs of recovering from the malaise that's plagued it for the past four (or so) years, and yet I haven't heard a significant voice in music dedicate a body of work to the alarming social inequities. It seems like people would rather listen to mindless pop mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    3hree Things: Random Thoughts About The 2012 Grammys

    Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Five Most Skewed Moments In Grammy History

    ​This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Where's The Band? At The Yost Theater Last Night

    ​Where's the Band? Tour Yost Theater, Santa Ana Feb. 7, 2012 Whatever happened to the golden days of emo when the singers on stage were just as weepy and insecure as our high school selves? Stalwarts, such as those who played the second installment of the Where's The Band? tour, apparently are dr ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Add Another LA Date

    ​Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Kreayshawn Gets Nominated Best New Artist at the VMAs--and Other WTF Moments This Year

    ​I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Kanye Tweets for the First Time in Nearly Two Months, Reveals Album Cover

    ​Not to be outshone by America's Independence Day, Kanye West broke his near two-month long Twitter silence (last tweet was May 15) last Monday, July 4.

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    June 22, 2011

    [UPDATE: Monster MG Issues Apology] Poreotics Dance Routine Allegedly Copied by Crew on 'Korea's Got Talent'

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 22, 6:30 P.M.: Cho, choreographer of Monster MG, has issued an apology to Matt "Dumbo" Ngyuen, crew leader of Poreotics. See end of post to read the statement in its entirety. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 16, 2011, 8:35 A.M.: A few days ago, the internet started buzzing that Poreotics--the se ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Powerhouse 2010 at the Honda Center

    ​Fueled by sets from hip-hop's biggest money makers, Power House 2010--presented by Power 106 FM-- delivered a massive, beer-soaked night club radiating with radio gloss, left-field surprises, Laker pride and a touch of 90s nostalgia. Drawing crowds that nearly sold out Anaheim's Honda Center on S ... More >>