Columbus (Ohio)

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The Five Best Metal Shows in April

    Motorhead with special guests Graveyard April 11 Club Nokia What is amazing about this legendary band, is the dedication that heavy metal iconic front man Lemmy Kilmister has for the fans. Despite the numerous health problems the 68-year-old has endured over the past few years--including heart surg ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 19, 2013

    Why Does Mexico's National Soccer Team Suck So Much?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do rockeros despise Maná?

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Rap Battles Ever Recorded

    To the casual observer, battle rap might seem like an anachronism--until you realize that it's bigger than ever. Leagues like URL and King of the Dot have produced some of the most talked about events in hip-hop -- with the controversies to boot. (And the parodies.) Battling has gone from a niche i ... More >>

  • Food

    March 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Fans Claim "Conniving, Wily Latinos" Who Stole 2012 Election For Barack Obama Were Too Smart To Get Caught

    On Dec. 8, I reported that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher claimed Democratic operatives paid poor people and "illegals" to steal the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama.Rohrabacher offered no proof of his claim and so I challenged him to name just one crony who paid one identified "illega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Five Dead Rap Artists We Would Love To Hear More From

    There are few things in the music business as puzzling as the post-mortem release. Usually, when an artist we love expires, our first reaction is one of excitement to hear more from them. However, looking back at the history of such releases gives us an underwhelming selection of grave-robbing cash- ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012

    Battle-Tested DJ Shogun Finally Returns to OC

    [Locals Only] The first Asian American DJ on Armin van Buuren's trance label traveled the world to prove himself

  • 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

    September 13, 2012

    William F. Blackhall, Ex-School Music Booster, Pleads Not Guilty to Possessing Child Porn

    A former official with an Ohio high school's music booster club pleaded not guilty in Orange County Superior Court this week to possessing child pornography.William F. Blackhall , 50, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested in Newport Beach in July when a colleague on a business trip alerted authorities the ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Brian Wilson Signing at Fingerprints: Three People We Met

    Lilledeshan Bose/OC WeeklyBrian Wilson with his wife Melinda. Click here to see more photos frrom the night.​Brian Wilson owes the world nothing. Nope, not you, mega fan. Nor you, guy who owns a mint condition 45 of Heroes And Villains. Nor you, guy who traded in his Sublime records for a copy of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    [UPDATED with Return to Other OC Ordered:] Casey Anthony Trades One Orange County (FL) For Another (CA)?

    ​UPDATE, JULY 31, 9:13 A.M.: What will me miss most about having had Casey Anthony in our own Orange County (or, more likely, OC-adjacent)?Would it be her whisking away from John Wayne Airport by hired handlers? The wonder-inducing glimpses of someone who looked like her checking the calorie coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Long Beach Hip-Hop Trio Ugly Duckling Names New Mascot

    ​And it just so happens to be my cat. No kidding.Learn more about Ugly Duckling's new mascot, their new album Moving at Breakneck Speed, and their upcoming tour after the jump.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Kobe Bryant Sued by Ohio Woman for Breaching Marriage Proposal

    Bryant​An Ohio woman is accusing Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant of breaching a marriage proposal to her and now wants the wealthy Newport Coast resident to pay up.In a bizarre June 24 lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court, Selina Miller--who lists addresses in both Santa Ana and Colum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Q&A: Mike Altman, Technical Director for Pixar

    ​A little over a decade ago, Mike Altman and I were both attending the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Columbus, Ohio. Today, Mike works at Pixar as a Technical Director, and I'm interviewing him for "OC Weekly." He wins!Mike worked for animation houses DNA Productions in Dallas and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Debt Collector Picked Wrong Lou Correa to Mess With

    One Lou Correa​The many, many, many laws cranked out of Sacramento every year usually come from constituents (one hopes), lobbyists (more likely) and the winds of change blowing off the Delta (likeliest of all).However, there are instances where a legislator's own experiences shape legislation. Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Tickets for A Perfect Circle On Sale on Friday

    ​Tickets for A Perfect Circle's upcoming tour will be available on Friday, Apr. 8 at 10 a.m. everywhere! You can buy them at then. They'll also be available at venue box offices, and

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    A Perfect Circle Announces New North American Tour--And a Call for the APC Superfan

    Tim CadienteLeft to right: James Iha, Matt McJunkins, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Maynard James Keenan.​If you didn't manage to catch A Perfect Circle the last time around (click here to see our review), good news: The band just announced a new slew of North American tour dates, including a Los A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    [UPDATED] Weezer Announces Blue/Pinkerton Dates--With an LA Stop

    ​Dates for Weezer's Memories Tour--around which the band will play both the eponymously-named yet literally-termed "Blue Album" from 1994 and the cult favorite Pinkerton--have just been announced.The band will play two nights in every city, with some "greatest hits" thrown in on both nights.There' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Benny Hinn, End-Times Cultist?

    ​Among the 180 comments to our blog post about God peddlers Benny Hinn and Paula White denying having an affair is this from Mark Scheiderer:"Benny and his $oon-to-be-ex, Suzanne, are affiliated with a cult: has the info, along with Benny standing next to the cult's leader o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    GLAAD Claims KDOC-TV Aired Anti-Gay Infomercial gets the credit for catching this first, but the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says it received complaints about the re-emergence of an anti-gay infomercial titled Speechless: Silencing the Christians--and among the stations around the country that just showed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    "Art" Stands in the Way of Demolition at Irvine Hospital

    The fountain of disputeInternationally recognized Laguna Beach artist Marlo Bartels creates whimsical-but-functional sculptures that grace parks, museums and even the inside of people's homes. The city of Burbank commissioned him to make "Early Burbank," a 10x10 foot tile mural. Two undulating mosai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Yes to Complexly Rock Honda Center Aug. 20

    Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Old Dog, New Tricks

    A rap veteran at 20, Bow Wow dispenses advice to the next generation

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    CD Review

    Early Times
    Early Man and the Lost Songs of the Caveman

  • Columns

    August 19, 2004

    State of the Union

    Vacation, time to get away

  • Features

    August 22, 2002

    Voices of Angels

    Smith and Markas describe the action as the Anaheim Angels head toward baseball heaven

  • News

    June 15, 2000


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