On November 10, 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut assault of rap-rock radicalism upon the music world. Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford combined their collective talents together as the Epic release would eventually peak at No. 1 on the Billbo ... More >>
When you look at Ralphie May, you might see big, and you'd be right. He draws big crowds, brings big talent and has the ability to cross big boarders and be loved by people worldwide. We'd say that's a big accomplishment and this weekend, you've gotta get in on the big laughs that Ralphie May will b ... More >>
Queen Days of Our Lives: The Definitive Documentary of the World's Greatest Rock Band
After vetting the new two part Queen rockumentary produced by the BBC (now out on DVD from Eagle Rock Entertainment) I learn things about the band that give me five reasons to worship at the chipped Queen altar ... More >>
Valerie Plame, whose career as an undercover for the CIA ended when the Bush White House blew her cover in 2003, comes to the UC Irvine School of Law Feb. 17 to give a free talk about her experiences.Now going by Valerie Elise Plame Wilson, to reflect her marriage to former Ambassador Joseph C. W ... More >>
First, we told you what OC record stores are having Black Friday Record Store Day sales. Now, we're letting you know what RSD releases you should look out for. Here are 15 essential Black Friday Record Store Day releases you might be able to score this Friday. (No guarantees, though -- most of th ... More >>
While no record label has come forward to release the follow-up to Morrissey's Years of Refusal, fans of The Smiths can anticipate Rhino Records UK's upcoming Deluxe Collectors Boxset featuring the complete Smiths discography on vinyl, CD and MP3. The limited edition box set includes eight albums ... More >>
Today Oscilloscope Laboratories announced that the film Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour will be out on DVD June 7. The film, premiering at the SXSW Film and Music Festival, documents the original electro-femmes Le Tigre on their last tour supporting the album This Island ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseNext Tuesday, Feist's documentary Look at What the Light Did Now will be out on DVD with a 13-track bonus CD. Some of the songs are unreleased live tracks; others are studio covers of the Canadians' songs by collaborator Chilly Gonzales.
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in Orange.No one will think twice about South Korean filmmakers, dignitaries and hangers-on traipsing across a red carpet Friday evening for the opening of the Chapman Pusan West film festival in Orange.But have this be a South Vietnamese ... More >>
The last of the String Cheese Incident's famous "Hulaween" concerts, pregnant with epic jams and cover songs, ended in 2004. It was right around the time they started scaling back tours and going on a series of hiatuses. But here it should be noted that although this world renowned  ... More >>
Earlier this year, I got to meet former WWE champion Stone Cold Steve Austin for an exclusive OC Weekly interview. Many of my fellow wrestling fans were jealous.
But now, they too can meet him. As can you. He's coming to Anaheim to herald the DVD release of his movie THE CONDEMNED, which comes out ... More >>
Hosting the U.S. premiere of Crash turned out to be a coup for the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival, whose organizers noticed a marked increase in interest from Hollywood for this year's April 20-30 run. Last year, director Paul Haggis led a small Crash contingent (sadly missing promised attendee ac ... More >>