• Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Patrick Dodenhoff Gets 10 Years After Admitting He's the Orange County Mall Flasher

    A 45-year-old paroled registered sex offender who got his jollies patting his belly and exposing his junk to lady shoppers has pleaded guilty to being the Orange County mall flasher, immediately earning a 10 year state prison sentence.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    15 Signs You Grew Up Eating Tex-Mex Food

    I know, I know: where the hell does a born-and-bred Mexican from California get off telling the rest of the world about the glories of Tex-Mex cuisine? But hear me out, world: I am Tex-Mex's most arduous non-Texan defender. I've crisscrossed most of the state doing research for my Taco USA: How Mexi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Seedless' Wandering Reggae Earns Sublime Praise

    Growing up in Orange, Casey Sullivan was heavily influenced by two bands: Sublime, a group he claims to listen to almost every day, and the Beatles. When an Austin-based promoter asked if his band Seedless were interested in sharing the stage with Sublime With Rome, he says, the group jumped at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    The Top Five Non-Album Atmosphere Jams to Excite You For Friday's Show!

    This Friday, midwest underground hip-hop heroes Atmosphere return to Cali at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Slightly Stoopid. As impressively prolific as the rap group's catalog is, it might be easy to overlook that while it's been two years since their last album, 2011's The Family Sign, th ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Eddie Padilla's Escape From Lurigancho

    The onetime OC man is the only man still alive who escaped from Peru's most notorious prison

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Armin Van Buuren - The Palladium - May 3, 2013

    Armin Van Buuren The Palladium May 3, 2013 This weekend, the super-star DJ/producer Armin Van Buuren launched his highly anticipated tour for his new album Intense at the legendary Hollywood Palladium. Armin chose Los Angeles ,believe it or not, even after his famed "A State of Trance" radio show i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: #10-1

    For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    NYE EDM Festivals in 2012: Which One Was the Best?

    Who would have thought five years ago that super star DJ's like Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Andy Moor, Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke, Calvin Harris, Avicii and Nero would be headlining separate major EDM festivals right here in California on New Years Eve? Since Insomniac Events and Go Ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Barack Obama Wins 2012 Election: KDOC-TV Psychic Who is "Ignorant," "Knows Nothing"

    The 2012 United States presidential election was called at 5:48 a.m. today (Pacific daylight savings time).Jamie the Psychic, who describes herself as "the worst person to call when it comes to politics," announced Barack Obama as the winner while she appeared on The Daily Buzz (or, as the hip kids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Top Five Best and Worst Parts of Escape From Wonderland - NOS Events Center - October 27,2012

    This weekend, Insomniac Events hosted their second annual Escape from Wonderland music festival at the Nos Events Center in San Bernadino. The Wonderland parties have become a staple brand for the promoters and are becoming just as popular as Electric Daisy Carnival (their biggest event of the year) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Five Songs to Play Before You Go See "Here Comes the Boom!"

    This weekend sees the release of the new Kevin James film Here Comes the Boom! We at the Weekly have been anticipating the movie's release for quite some time, if only because it gives us the chance to sneak the phrase "Here comes the Boom" far more often into regular conversation. Yes, "Boom" is an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Edifica Talks About Rap en Español's Place in OC

    [Editor's Note: Spare Notes is a new Weekly music feature highlighting outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working their asses off to put out new music.]Eduardo Iniestra aka Edifica occupies a unique space with ever-expanding potential in OC's evolving hip-hop scene. The Cos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Slaine Opens Up About New La Coka Nostra Record, Friendship w/ DJ Premier and La Coka Nostra Without Everlast

    Drugs and booze for years kept Boston-based rapper Slaine from shedding his reputation as a mixtape legend and taking his place among hardcore hip-hop royalty. The 34-year-old rapper admits he came late to the game, but he has redeemed the time, with a solo album hailed as one of the best true-schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Roger Alan Wade: "Orange County Hillbillies Know Their Outlaw Music"

    If you love you some Roger Alan Wade, there's one thing you need to know: The Tennessee troubadour loves you too.Wade--a purveyor of learned-it-the-hard-way ballads of love and woe, as well as the most hilarious odes to in-laws and fat people one can hear--is ready to heat up the Hootenanny this Sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    'Men At Work' Star James Lesure has two loves: Karaoke and the Celtics

    If you're a sportsfan watching the Lakers choke miserably in the NBA Playoffs ,then you've likely seen the commercials for the upcoming TBS show, "Men at Work," starring Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Michael Cassidy, and Adam Busch. It's been a while since a sitcom caught our attention but this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Five Tex-Mex Food Specialties That Should Go Nationwide--Or At Least to California

    From chili to the combo plate, fajitas to tacos al carbón, the frozen margarita machine to nachos, Texas has long dominated the national conversation on Mexican food in this country. But that's now irretrievably changed, as California and our onslaught of regional Mexican, Korean tacos, Mission bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    TyDi Talks Love Groove and Why He Wants to Come to Orange County

    tyDi has taken the world by storm with his album Shooting Stars. We chatted with the 24-year-old from down under who describes himself as a "songwriter, producer, engineer, musician, radio host and all-round music freak who likes to travel the world and perform loud crazy electronic music events t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Toni Monroe Talks Big Girl Cookies Fresh Out The Oven

    ​Toni Monroe may claim to be the "Biggest Bitch in the Game," but she's not what we'd classify as a bitch at all. She is a woman on a mission, and that mission is to go hard. Releasing Big Girl Cookies: First Batch on January 5, this West Coast native's mixtape features DJ Crazy Toones, Kurupt, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    New Artists Just Added to SXSW's 2012 Lineup

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010​South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011

    Thrice Are Family Guys

    After nearly two years of both tragedy and triumph on the home front, Irvine's favorite post-hardcore band work it all out with their new album, 'Major/Minor'

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Poorman, Big City: Jim Trenton in New York

    ​In June, the Weekly told you about Poorman getting name checked by actor Tom Hanks, who was slumming on the KTLA Morning News set. Poorman returned the favor a week later via a hilarious Fourth of July YouTube video.Alas, the back-and-forth may soon end, at least here in SoCal, as Poorman (a.k.a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Dueling Sides on Prop 19 Trot Out Research

    ​As California voters weigh whether to support legalization of marijuana on the November ballot, forces for and against Prop 19 are stepping up the studies, statistics and rhetoric aimed at propping up their respective sides.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Malinda Traudt, Blind, Wheelchair-Bound Woman's Medical Marijuana Appeal Proceeds

    ​Now that an Orange County Superior Court judgment has been formally entered tossing out the lawsuit that claims the city of Dana Point's medical marijuana dispensary ban unconstitutionally interferes with Malinda Traudt's fundamental rights to life and safety under the California Constitution, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    G. Love Talks About His Surfing Film, 'Grey Whale Sessions'

    ​On Thursday, surf documentary Grey Whale Sessions, featuring surfers Keith Malloy, Tyler Warre, Chris Christenson and Garrett "G. Love" Dutton is premiering at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.The film follows the quartet and documents a five-day road trip to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Tweets From the Park!

    ​Welcome to Tweets From the Park!, where we round up the funniest and most irreverent tweets from Disneyland Resort for your reading please. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!oliviargolden: the disneyland tram bitch told me my glasses were earthy. sabrinakay: Literally eating everything (and I me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Manhattan Madame Kristin Davis Praises California Marijuana Initiative"California is setting a precedent that hard times call for innovative solutions," says "Manhattan Madame" Kristin Davis.​"Manhattan Madame" Kristin Davis supplied high-priced escorts for ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, but now that she is running for the same office, she is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Cat Party on Saturday at Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest

    The Hype: With The Sockets, Des Roar, and Cat Party all making an appearance Saturday at the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest, how could you not been giddy?? Not to rub it in, but the place was seriously packed! I'm talking sardines people! Ali LermanCat PartyThe Show: Costa Mesa trio Cat Party might loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Banning Divorce Picks Up Steam. Seriously

    ​As proponents of same-sex marriage in California argue amongst themselves whether to pursue a Prop 8 nullification initiative in 2010 or 2012, a "concerned Christian and political activist" is aiming for the earlier date for his measure to ban divorce in the Golden State. John Marcotte lasr fal ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
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    September 3, 2009

    New Detroit Bar DJ Night a Lot Like Old Detroit Bar DJ Night

    ​Busywork, the old no-cover weekly Wednesday dance night at Detroit Bar, has been replaced by Pistol, the new no-cover weekly Wednesday dance night at Detroit Bar. The similarities don't end there.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Elliott Almond on the Breaks of OC, Life and Journalism

    Photo by Tim Harvey You might have seen Elliott Almond on his board in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach or San Onofre. Here he sits on a mini-mal at Ocean Beach, San Francisco.Today's OC Weekly Summer Guide features a Q&A with Elliott Almond, who spent several years covering surfing and ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Read Curt Pringle's Lips: He'll Take New Taxpayer Dollars

    Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has long been the golden boy among Orange County Republicans. He got elected to the party's Central Committee in 1986, and two years later became the GOP nominee for the Garden Grove area state Assembly seat. The party, under the leadership of then-Chairman Tom Fuentes ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Singles Going Steady

    The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Not a 'Stiff,' Nor a 'Loser'

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The OC Weeklys Statewide picks

  • Columns

    January 19, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Working at the Weekly affords you frequent visits to the Bible Be

  • Columns

    September 8, 2005
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    June 17, 2004


    Are You Too Late for the Trend?
    28 Local Greats

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Up From the Underground

    Aceyalones intellectual hip-hop

  • Music

    August 14, 2003
  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Try Everything Once

    Money Marks stupid, lurid brilliance

  • Film

    February 27, 2003

    Training Days

    Screenwriter David Ayers hard, miserable, lonely path to the big paycheck

  • Columns

    November 7, 2002
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    April 11, 2002
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    March 7, 2002
  • Features

    November 16, 2000

    On the Brink

    W. on the verge of power, America at the edge of the abyss

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    You Are Surrounded by Idjits, Mostly

    Our cruel but insightful wrap-up of OC Elections

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Delivering the Goods

    Dodge Dart takes a Fastball, reunites influential band