Bryan Adams

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Friendly Frank's Top Five Summer-Related Jams

    If you've been to the Irvine Improv on a Thursday night, then you've probably seen the sickest afro in Orange County. The man attached to this afro of awesomeness? Mr. Frank Robnett, a.k.a. "Friendly Frank." Also a staff member, every third Thursday, Frank graces the stage, spouting observational hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    It's Canada Day! Here's Six Favorites From Our Neighbors Up North

    Pick up a hockey stick and pour maple syrup on something at your local Tim Horton's because today Canada turns 146 years young! Celebrating the enactment of their Constitution Act, Canadians coast to coast have the day off to reflect on their own Canadian-ness. Along with Wayne Gretzky, Cirque du So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Did Bobby Hatfield Lose That Livin' Feelin' from Plot in Costa Mesa Suicide Bomber's Essay?

    Confession time: Like many in the media, I looked at Kevin E. Harris blowing himself up, having covered his Costa Mesa house in foil to prevent the government from reading his mind and writing the gubment was also behind the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson, John Lennon and everyone who perished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Five Worst British Import Bands

    ​ By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013

    Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went  bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    The Devolution of Sting: A Timeline

    ​ Glee star Matthew Morrison revealed this week that he is recording a duet with Sting, an announcement that thrilled middle-aged virgins worldwide but confirmed to fans of The Police that Sting's transformation from a wiry and literate songwriting innovator into a squinting, washed-up blowhard w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Dire Straits: Too Homophobic for Canada?

    ​For the first time since Celine Dion beat her chest through the Titanic soundtrack, Canada led the world of music news this week. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC), a non-governmental organization, banned the 1985 Dire Straits classic "Money for Nothing," citing the use of a pejorat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Kevin Costner (Yes, That Kevin Costner) Added to Stagecoach

    Kevin "Swing Vote" Costner--actor, Academy Award-winning director, former Orange County resident and apparent musician--has been added to the line-up for Stagecoach, "California's County Music Festival" (the "country Coachella;" it takes place on the Empire Polo Club in Indio the weekend after the b ... More >>

  • Food

    June 2, 2005

    A Brave New (Yummy!) World

    Chakra Cuisine: Irvines present, Orange Countys future

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Maple Leaf Rag

    Blame Canada for the Tragically Hip

  • Unknown

    May 2, 2002
  • Columns

    March 21, 2002


    Old bags, 1. Hipster girl, 0. Big cans, 2

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Up In Murk

    Evaporators front man Nardwuar keeps his past and present mythic

  • Music

    December 14, 2000
  • Music

    December 23, 1999