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    August 22, 2013

    Five Filthy Songs You'll Never Hear on the Radio, According to The Smash Brothers

    Identical twins and stand-up comics Cory and Chad (a.k.a. The Smash Brothers) produce and host "The Dirty Show" at the Ontario Improv and in case the name of the show isn't obvious enough, let's just say these guys aren't for the faint of heart. With that said, when these guys hit up the Irvine Impr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    A Tale of Two Coachella Bros

    By: Ben WesthoffIt may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro. For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon t-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness. But there's more to being a bro than just looking good. Bros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Green Day - Fox Theater - March 10, 2013

    Green Day  Fox Theater March 10, 2013About 40 minutes or so into Green Day's set, Billie Joe Armstrong begin what seemed to be an acoustic version of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" off what has become the band's seminal album, American Idiot. After the first verse, he paused before motioning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Why Tritonal Are the EDM Group To Watch in 2013

    After making waves in the trance community the Texas based duo Dave Reedand Chad Cisneroswho form Tritonal are about to embark in the biggest year of their career. At least that's what MTV Clubland thinks as they named Tritonal one of their artists to watch in 2013 last month. We got to chat with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    10 Orange County "City Leaders" We'd Just as Soon Not Hear from the Rest of 2013

    Being a city council member is a thankless job, although they do usually save you a nice parking spot at city hall.While we applaud public service, many, many holders of local office in Orange County use their positions of "power" to do some really fucked-up things.Here are but 10 supposed city lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Ride It: OC Weekly's Best Crowd Surfing Photos

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly Ah, crowd surfing. Either you're the one at the bottom holding some sweaty beast up (see: the guy under the guy in the picture above's ass) or you're the one on top getting your ass and/or titties grabbed. What's not to like? In celebration of the rock-show-staple, we presen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Why Is Placentia Councilmember Chad Wanke Facebook Friends with Neo-Nazis?

    Digging through Facebook late at night always brings out hilarious surprises, especially when it's the individual pages of our local politicos, where we can see their personal stupidity in all its glory. Who can forget Congresswomen Loretta and Linda Sanchez dressed as a sexy angel and banana, respe ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    Forty2's Success Counts on the Ladies

    [Locals Only] The hip-hop R&B duo makes slow-burning tracks made for lovin'

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    5 Long-Shuttered OC Restaurants That I Miss

    It's been exactly five years since I was given the honor of writing restaurant reviews for this fine paper. In that time, I've been to what I estimate is about 300 restaurants. I'm not going to start rattling of my favorites, because, well, I and your other humble Forkers already do that with our we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Bon Iver Now Has a Workout DVD (!)

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​The Leader-Telegram reports that Bon Iver will be in a fitness DVD created by frontman Justin Vernon's personal trainer Jeff Rogers. The two apparently met years ago in a Wisconsin YMCA where Rogers found out Vernon suffered from sciatica (a numbing in the leg). The traine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with Photos from Gibson Amphitheater] Bon Iver at the Shrine Auditorium Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyBon Iver at the Gibson Amphitheater​Bon IverSept. 19, 2011Shrine AuditoriumSee more images here!I've seen Bon Iver triple in size since Justin Vernon released his groundbreaking debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, from a three-piece consisting of a drummer who was also a childhoo ... More >>

  • Film

    June 30, 2011

    Of Boys and Men

    High school outcast finds his place in 'Terri'

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Snoop Dogg Headlines Steve Aoki's Pacific Festival: OC 2011 (Also, What an Awesome Lineup!)

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​Get ready: Snoop Dogg is the official festival headliner of Steve Aoki's second annual Pacific Festival: OC, to be held August 13 (from 10 a.m. to midnight). Last year it was at Trafalgar Square venues; this year, like Lightning in a Bottle, it upgrades to Oak Canyon Ranc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Descendents Headline FYF Fest

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​The lineup for the eighth annual FYF festival in downtown Los Angeles was announced today and if bloggers mean anything, it sounds like lots of people are excited. Bands such as Death From Above 1979, Explosions in the Sky, the Dead Milkmen, Guided By Voices, Broken Social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Five People Who Plan to Buy the New Limp Bizkit Record

    ​Limp Bizkit announced that their first record in eight years, Gold Cobra, will be released on June 28 (coinciding with a tour of Europe, where they inexplicably maintain a fan base). Here in the US, it's a different story, with Fred Durst and company derided for the last decade as everything fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Bad Religion's Greg Graffin to Teach at Cornell; Has Bird Fossil Named After Him

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyGreg Graffin at not a lecture​Remember that one cool professor you had in college, who let you skip classes as long as you turned in awesome papers and never minded if you came to lectures hung over? Well, now that Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin is teaching Evolution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Steve Ignorant Presents Crass at The Fox Theater Friday Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​Steve Ignorant Presents CrassFox Theater PomonaApril 29, 2011Click here for the slideshow!Last Friday night, hundreds of multi-generational fans from all sects of punk-rock came out to pay their final crusty homage to CRASS. Oh yes, the vigor expressed at these nostalgic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Free for Lunch? Watch Airborne Toxic Event at Fingerprints Today!

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​We just gleaned this from Fingerprints Records' Facebook page a few minutes ago: "Oh, look. We just found 30 spots on the guest list, no purchase necessary, for today's performance by The Airborne Toxic Event. It's at 1:00pm, and you can bring your lunch. Lets do this. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Foo Fighters at Fingerprints on Record Store Day, April 16

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyFoo 'til you're red in the face​The Show: Have you ever seen a guy make the sign of the cross with his face? If you haven't, then you haven't seen the Foo Fighters play live, which is a shame. Frontman Dave Grohl did the head-banging maneuver with teeth clenched several tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    What You Missed: Punk Rock Picnic, Jeff Beck, the Descendents

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​We had a very punk rock weekend: On Thursday night, we witnessed the Descendents reemerge from their hiatus at the Long Beach Arena (and they brought along their friends Bad Religion and Rise Against, too); on Friday, Jeff Beck threw a rock n' roll party at the Fox i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Rise Against, Bad Religion, Descendents and Four Year Strong at Long Beach Arena Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyDescendents​Check out our slideshow here!Rise Against/Bad Religion/Descendents/Four Year Strong April 7, 2011 Long Beach Arena On any other night of the year, you'd be hard-pressed to say you feel sorry for members of Rise Against and Bad Religion. Both bands make livin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    What You Missed: Chowderfest, Datarock, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? We kept busy--there was the Best of the Chowderfest at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Datarock at the Glass House, Mike Watt at the Echo and Exene Cervenka at Big's (sponsored by Heard Mentality!). After the jump: more images, info and lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Packers' BJ Raji Kicks Off Super Bowl Dance Party!

    ​After last weekend's AFC and NFC Championship games, the stage has been set for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas. I, of course, was rooting for Orange County's own Mark Sanchez to take the New York Jets all the way until their comeback against the Pittsburgh Steelers fell short in the closing m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    20 Best Concert Photos of 2010

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith​It's terribly difficult to condense a whole year of spectacular concerts into 25 photos, but here we are: OC Weekly's best concert photos of the year. If you missed these shows, relive the moment through our slideshows.1. Aerosmith Aerosmith was a spectacle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Christmas at the Snoopermarket: Five Best Items to Give From Snoop Dogg's Store

    Chad SengstockSnoop Dogg performing at the Grove of Anaheim on Nov. 19, 2008​If  you recall, it was Snoop Dogg's dream to have a chain of grocery stores called Snoopermarkets everywhere. In the meantime, he' has the Snoopermarket, an online store that sells more musician-like merch that you w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    The Vandals at the Glass House Over The Weekend

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​Check out our Vandals slideshow here!The VandalsSeptember 10, 2010Glass HouseOnly a band like the Vandals would warn the crowd that they hadn't even rehearsed before playing a single note. Touted as a benefit to help fight their legal battle against the Daily Variety, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    What You Missed: Adultcon, The Vandals, 9/11 Heroes Run, OC Roller Girls, It's A Wrap: Halloween Costume Shoppe

    Star Foreman/OC Weekly​What did you miss this weekend? On Friday, we ventured out of Orange County to Adultcon at the Los Angeles Convention Center followed by a performance from The Vandals and Assorted Jelly Beans at the Glass House in Pomona. In remembrance of Sept. 11, we participa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Local Record Review: Runner Runner from Huntington Beach

    Chad Sengstock​Runner Runner Runner Runner Capitol/MRV/CE Music If there's something immediate to be said about the Huntington Beach-based Runner Runner's full-length debut, it's "well-sculpted"--that's not a reference to their perfectly posed promo photos, but they don't hurt. But it's a key to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    This Week in OC Music News, Featuring Dusty Rhodes, Dave Matthews and Young the Giant

    Chad Sengstock / OC WeeklyJohn Mayer at Verizon in 2008.​School is back in session, and that means that most local college papers have started putting out music stories again. They're in the mix below, along with  news of an OC act's breakup.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Pot Tax Weighed in City That Spawned the World's Cannambassador Snoop Dogg

    ​On the same November ballot that will have Californians decide whether to legalize marijuana, Long Beach voters will decide whether the city that spawned Snoop Dogg should tax recreational marijuana.That's right, not medical cannabis but recreational pot, the kind consumed by the pride of LBC and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Covers "Single Ladies"

    Chad SengstockJeff Tweedy at the Fox Theater Pomona​[via Pitchfork by way of TwentyFourBit] Last March, Jeff Tweedy, Wilco's lead singer, played two benefit shows in Chicago. He took pre-submitted audience requests; one woman asked for either Wilco's "Ashes of American Flags"or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Avi Buffalo to Play Wilco's First Solid Sound Festival

    Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing an in-store at Fingerprints on April 27, 2010.​Solid Sound Festival, Wilco's first music festival, is set to take place at MASS MoCA on August 13-15 in North Adams, Massachusetts. And it's just been announced that Long Beach's Avi Buffalo will be joining the Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    What You Missed: Circle Jerks, Voxhaul Broadcast, Bats Day at Disneyland

    Chad SengstockAw.​Circle Jerks performed at the Fox Pomona Theater on Saturday night. Ceremony, Municipal Waste and 7 Seconds opened up--photographer Chad Sengstock reports news of a rowdy crowd and a semi-scared (but, you know, not reeeally) photographer. See all the photos here!

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    What You Missed: The Watson Twins, Sexiest Kilt Contest, Little Boots

    Keith MayUnderneath it all.​ What'd you miss this weekend? Well, apparently the St. Patrick's Day festivities have officially begun because Muldoon's in Newport Beach held their annual Sexiest Kilt Competition on Sunday. Busy, popular and crowded as always. As for whether or not it was actually se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Save The Date: 17th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco in April

    ​The 17th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night has announced it's chef line up. And there are new names this year (see them after the jump). If you are not already familiar, the gathering of local chefs puts them in competition with each other to create, well, the wildest and craziest tacos. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Alkaline Trio at the Glass House, Pomona

    Chad Sengstock Matt Skiba of Alkaline TrioThe Hype: The members of gloomy pop-punk band Alkaline Trio live in different parts of the country, which means tours can begin anywhere. With this in mind, singer/guitarist Matt Skiba, bassist/singer Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant chose the Glass Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Dan Smith and Darren Parkinson of the Dear & Departed

    Dan Smith​Orange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    An Interview With Jeff Dobkin & Jason Coulston of Hidden Kitchen

    Chad Sengstock ​You might remember Hidden Kitchen, the spectacular but clandestine restaurant experiment that a foursome of aspiring restauranteurs (Jeff Dobkin; his wife, Julie Thompson-Dobkin; Holly Roberts; and her husband, Jason Coulston) opened up a few nights a week in borrowed space a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Slideshow: Snoop Dogg and DJ Quik at the Grove of Anaheim

    Chad Sengstock​ Just a few miles from his hometown of Long Beach, Snoop Dogg and DJ Quik made a stop at the Grove of Anaheim last night--believe us, we're still coughing from all the pot smoke we were enveloped in. Not that we're complaining. Check out all the photos by Chad Sengstock right here.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    What You Missed: Haute Dog Howl'oween, Senior Surf Comp, Halos 'n Horns, Rob Zombie, Tiger Army

    Keith MayRuh roh.​And just like that, the greatest holiday of the year is alllll over. So what'd you do? We had another action-packed weekend, of course, with our first stop at Long Beach's adorable annual tradition, the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and Pet Adoption Fair. Dogs? Way cuter than babie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Wild & Crazy Taco Night This Thursday

    The 16th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night will be held this Thursday. 1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM VIP Party 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM $60 - advance registration onlyVIP Party $150 - advance registration only There's limited availability, No tickets sold at the door For those wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Listen to the Band: My Hollow Drum

    To less-adventurous hip-hop fans, the realm of the DJ appears to be a fully- explored frontier. Sure there are plenty of great ones out there, but after one has mastered the art of programming beats and scratching vinyl with surgeon-like dexterity there's not much more to learn right? Don't  tell t ... More >>

  • Features

    April 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Free Orange County! Kill The Mouse! Er, Bee!

    Don't watch Venture Brothers? You should start. And you might as well start with the latest episode to appear on the Adult Swim website, "The Incredible Mr. Brisby." Dr. Venture, his skull-cracking manservant Brock Sampson (voiced by the incomparable Patrick Warburton and boasting a more impressive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    Dude, you're ruining your career

    Does anyone recognize "Chad" from his Alltel wireless' recent spate of lame serialized commercials? He plays this sort of blond self-important dickhead behind a kiosk in the mall. His rivals, a wimpy bag of nerds representing the other wireless carriers, are always conspiring to make him stop offeri ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 2, 2003

    The Year in Girl

    Congressman Rohrabacher? Meet Jan from the Vandals!

  • Columns

    February 7, 2002

    We Love You Just the Way You Arent

    New Years resolutions for the rest of yall!

  • Columns

    March 1, 2001

    Subject for Your Approval

    You are now entering ... the commie zone

  • Food

    December 2, 1999

    Theres a High in My Soup

    Rutabegorzs soups are right-on

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