Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>
[Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>
*See the end of the post for an update on Hager's new plan to create a Pot Illuminati. *Original Post, Oct. 11, 12:15 p.m.: Do you like weed? Do you have $250,000? If you answered yes to both those questions, then you are a candidate for the opportunity of a lifetime, according to Steven Hager, ... More >>
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>
Smashing Pumpkins Gibson Amphitheater October 14, 2012 This crazy month of good concerts(better known as Rocktober) kept chugging along last weekend as the Smashing Pumpkins filled up the Gibson Amphitheater for a blistering performance. Blessing us with sonic offerings old and new, this is t ... More >>
It felt like a matinee screening of a brilliant film. St. Vincent's Annie Clark and David Byrne found a surprising number of empty seats dotting the Segerstrom Concert Hall on Friday night. In the audience, mostly grown-up Talking Heads fans -- much more sober tonight than in their '80s heyday -- mo ... More >>
Today's Weekly features a chat with director Jonathan Demme about his third music documentary on rock god Neil Young.Jonathan Demme Gets His Emotion On with Neil Young JourneysBut Village Voice Media's Aaron Hillis doubled down, interviewing Demme and Young together, after they took a stroll through ... More >>
See also: *The Craziest Danzig Stalker of Them All *Glenn Danzig VS. the Internet * Reviewed: Danzig at the Grove-11-22-10 Glenn Danzig is a hard man to get face time with, so we were extremely psyched to meet up with him at his management company's Wilshire Blvd. office. The veteran metalhead cut ... More >>
Deep in the heart of Texas with Richard Linklater's latest
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David Byrne celebrated a legal victory this week against former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who used Byrne's song Road To Nowhere in a campaign last year without permission. Along with pocketing an undisclosed sum of cash, Byrne's victory led to Crist releasing a stammering, videotaped apo ... More >>
When it comes to hip indie film theaters, OC is no LA—but LA is no NYC. Why not?
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Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyMassive Attack and Thievery CorporationNovember 7, 2010Gibson AmphitheatreBristol, UK trip-hop stalwarts Massive Attack joined D.C.-based dub/electronic collective Thievery Corporation for an evening of downbeat musical exploration. The gig capped off the LA ... More >>
Rebecca Aranda/OC WeeklyTina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Victoria Clamp are the Tom Tom ClubTom Tom Club October 10, 2010 Echoplex The Hype: The Tom Tom Club burst from the stomach of Talking Heads in 1980. Tina Weymouth took her funky bass lines, Chris Frantz his complex drumming rhythms, ... More >>
Sarah Cass/www.myspace.com/dirtyprojectors/Dirty Projectors' mastermind Dave Longstreth has a strong aesthetic sense that is obvious with each listen to 2009's Bitte Orca. After nailing every critic's top 10 list, collaborating wiht Bjork and David Byrne, then touring the world, the band released ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
The Bird and the Bee bring brilliant bossa flavor to SoCal
At home with the Strombotnes
Under Byen orchestrate a Danish treat
Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities Lucas (Ghostly International) Release date: May 8, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of ... More >>
Electric Six are still pumping irony
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David Byrne apparently loves PowerPoint
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Shoot some theory all over the ExModels
Binging and Purging with Nellie Bly
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Exploding GOP heads, nipples with pasties and people who were mean to me
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