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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[Locals Only] The hip-hop R&B duo makes slow-burning tracks made for lovin'
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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyThe 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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyBon Iver at the Gibson AmphitheaterBon 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 >>
High school outcast finds his place in 'Terri'
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyGet 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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyThe 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 >>
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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyGreg Graffin at not a lectureRemember 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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklySteve 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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyWe 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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyFoo 'til you're red in the faceThe 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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWe 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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyDescendentsCheck 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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhat'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 >>
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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmithIt'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 >>
Chad SengstockSnoop Dogg performing at the Grove of Anaheim on Nov. 19, 2008If 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 >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyCheck 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 >>
Star Foreman/OC WeeklyWhat 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 >>
Chad SengstockRunner 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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!
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Dan SmithOrange 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Congressman Rohrabacher? Meet Jan from the Vandals!
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