[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how do you impress a chica caliente?
Friday, May 3 Basscon The Yost Theater Friday night's alright for partying down, so make your way over to Santa Ana's historic Yost Theater for Basscon tonight. The Yost has been putting out great EDM and trance music nights for a while now, but Basscon looks like its going to be an intense night o ... More >>
WHERE MY LATINOS AT?! Wednesday night, they were being celebrated for their recent achievements in cinema at Newport Beach Film Festival's Latino Showcase through three spotlight films from Mexico, Chile, and Brazil at the Lido, Triangle, and Big Newport theaters, respectively. While I wish I coul ... More >>
Rafa Lara delivers a gripping war epic
Two decades of the greatest cult band (and Mexicans) in Orange County history
The Yost Theater
In the hierarchy of department stores, Neiman Marcus ranks right up there with places we're not comfortable visiting under-dressed (sporting a Ulysse Nardin watch with torn jeans doesn't count). So to kick off the holiday season, the elitist brand announces their most inconceivable over-the-top pick ... More >>
We've only written a hundred times or so about the Zambrano family's taco carts, Soho Taco. They show up pretty regularly at events around the county, they have giveaways to drum up business, and they launched a truck to get even more people hooked on them.You could be forgiven for thinking they're ... More >>
See also: DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots On Cinco de Mayo, party people pound Mexican beer and tequila shots, and sport around town in sombreros. For those that survived the BBQs and pub crawls, a night out at the club was the best way to keep the party going. We headed t ... More >>
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During the St. Patrick's Day weekend when folks were gulping loads of green beer, Orange County thankfully endured zero related traffic fatalities and, in response, the sheriff's department is hailing the effectiveness of law enforcement sobriety checkpoints.From 6 p.m. March 16 to 6 p.m. yesterd ... More >>
Manic HispanicMay 5, 2011House of Blues AnaheimCan anyone think of a better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than listening to latino-fied punk-rock in Orange County? It's a phenomena that has to be experienced at least once in life. Full-fledged bro's shrilling grito's as loud as Chente himself, s ... More >>
Flickr user madmarv00This was Cinco de Mayo week, so we understandably went more Mexican than usual. But after the jump are non-Mexi delights and more!
Some bands just ride vans; Huntington Beach psych rock duo Roosterhead recently painted their Astro van all sorts of fluorescent colors (to match their instruments). Then they gave it its own webpage, www.roosterheadmusic.com/van.It's in keeping with their odd aesthetic; as we said in a story las ... More >>
I mean, it's not like your favorite outpost of alternative newsiness is bastardizing the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, with "Cinco de Drinko" listings. Er, check that.Anyways, in other Cinco de Drunk Tank news, the countywide "Avoid the 38 ... More >>
House of Blues
Downtown Santa Ana
The recent push by activists to have a school in the Orange Unified School District named after local civil rights pioneer Lorenzo Ramirez reminded me that the Westminster Unified School District still hasn't named a school after its famous civil rights pioneer: Gonzalo Mendez, who along with Ram ... More >>
A couple of weekends ago, I went Austin way to help judge the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, one of the largest in the country. I went at the invitation of Robb Walsh, the dean of Texas food journalists and one of America's great advocates and historians of Tex-Mex cuisine (ask him wh ... More >>
Originally posted June 30, but NBC re-aired it this week, so might as well repost...enjoy, and please excuse the ugly mug to the right...The clip was filmed in March, originally aired around Cinco de Mayo, and was rebroadcast this week--and I finally found a clip online that I could legally share ... More >>
plasticpeople, under Creative Commons licenseThere were fans running through the streets of downtown Long Beach this afternoon, blowing vuvuzelas like they were in Polokwane, South Africa. They wore Dos Santos, Marquez, Fernandez and Blanco El Tri jerseys because, yes, Mexico just beat France in ... More >>
The airwaves of Little Saigon's radio stations are legendary outposts of slander, lies, innuendo, political water-carrying, intimidation, Red-baiting--in short, no-holds-barred banter, the kind State Assemblymember and Congressional hopeful Van Tran loves unless the criticism is against him. Most ... More >>
Flickr user goopymartThis week Stick a Fork In It covered food trucks, Tila Tequila, the new McDonald's geolocation app and more. Catch up on what you missed after the jump!
Flickr user Hello_QuynhFrom jelly rats to racist PR debacles, see what you missed this week in Stick a Fork in It after the jump!
sublimelyhappy @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 See, Tila, I know how to credit other people's work...I've started a lot of conversations in my lifetime, and I've noticed that certain opening lines leave the other party dumbfounded, at a loss for how to continue. "I think I'm pregnant." "Th ... More >>
If you celebrate Cinco de Mayo today in Cinco de Drinko style (see the current print edition for places to get sauced--or salsaed), you may want to pretend that you are a member of the Mexican army and the police are invading French soldiers.That's because cops will be out in force today not to c ... More >>
What kind of foul-mouthed, beer drinking, fun-loving pack of music bloggers would we be if we didn't find you a decent place to party on Cinco De Mayo? Rustle up your best bandito/sexy senorita costume and get over to Sharkeez in Huntington Beach.
Let's just get this straight right away, OK?Yes, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday. It's a Mexican holiday the way Patriots' Day is an American holiday. Patriots' Day is only observed in two out of the 50 American states (Massachusetts and Maine, in case you were wondering); Cinco de Mayo is only o ... More >>
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this is your Mexican regional music on drugs
Irish I Were Mexican with the Gobshites
Gabbis Mexican Kitchen
A tale of two El Matadors
A Manic Hispanic cheat sheet
Special Food Edicion
10 Mexican-bashing songs from the rock & roll canon
Five Mexican Mexican restaurants to fiesta at during Cinco de Mayo