• Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The Offspring Did Something Amazing For a Fan on Reddit

    Imagine being a fan so desperate to contact your favorite band that you turn to Reddit, throwing up a plea for their attention like a flair in the night hoping they'll see it and get back to you. Then imagine they actually did. That's pretty much the experience one Offspring fan had when he tried t ... More >>

  • Film

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Drunk Man Crashes Into Taco Bell!

    I will say this about the drunk fans of Taco Bell: although I am strenuously opposed to driving while blotto, most lushes comport themselves well when having a hankering for the Bell. They usually cause their mayhem once falling asleep at the drive-thru, once engaging police in high-speed pursuits A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Five Musicians With Doctorates (None of Whom are in Dr. Dog)

    Is Dr. Dog the worst band name ever? It is pretty close but that kind of thing can be overcome. The Beatles is a pretty stupid band name too but look what they managed to accomplish. Most notably Dr. Dog are neither doctors nor canines. They are a 60's-indebted rock band from Pennsylvania that make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Top 10 Black Artists Who Should Go Country

    [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.]  By: Mike SeelySee Also:*Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Zombie Blood Taste and Odor Spur Suit

    The third season of AMC's splatterific The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic-book series of the same name, premiered Sunday night.Hours later came word of a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana that involves the sale of "Zombie Blood" in transfusion bags.Coinky-drink, e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    3 OC Beaches Ranked Among Cleanest in U.S. by NRDC, But Dirty Doheny Gets Spanked Again

    Three Orange County beaches are among the cleanest of 200 popular beaches around the country, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).However, the NRDC's "Testing the Waters" survey also identified three separate stretches of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point as be ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    George Thorogood Is Like the King of Beers

    He may not be the most famous bluesman, but he's consistently good

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Obama's War On Weed

    In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Google Brews a Limited-Edition Beer

    ​Because it hasn't yet invaded our bodies (only our minds and souls), Google is becoming drinkable.  Yep, it turns out the Google tech geeks are also beer geeks. The internet behemoth has teamed up with craft brew pioneer Dogfish Head to create a limited-edition Belgian dubbel called URK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    The Bruery Collaborates with Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione on Japanese-Inspired Beer

    From left: Bruery head brewer Tyler King, Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione and Bruery CEO Patrick RueThe Bruery Facebook page​Some big news from The Bruery. Founder Patrick Rue, who we recently profiled in a Weekly cover story, is teaming up with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery on a specialty br ... More >>

  • Food

    May 26, 2011

    Patrick Rue Is the Brue-master

    From a Placentia industrial park, Patrick Rue and his Bruery have revolutionized craft-beermaking in Southern California

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    The Vandals Win First Round in Variety Lawsuit

    ​The Vandals scored a major victory today in their ongoing legal frivolity of a lawsuit filed against them by entertainment trade publication The Daily Variety. The entertainment trade magazine had filed a second trademark infringement suit against the OC punk band for their cover artwork of 2004' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Rise Against, Bad Religion, Descendents and Four Year Strong at Long Beach Arena Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyDescendents​Check 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 >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    The Descendents Rise Again

    Singer Milo Aukerman's day-job vacation time is punk-rock time for the influential group

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    [UPDATED] Irvine 11 Charged With Misdemeanors, Face Jail, Probation, Community Service if Convicted

    Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklySeven of the Irvine 11​UPDATE, MARCH 11, 4:08 P.M.: The arraignment of the Irvine 11 was continued this morning until April 15 so the court can consider defense motions to seal grand jury documents, remove the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    [UPDATED] Irvine 11 Charged With Misdemeanors, Face Jail, Probation, Community Service if Convicted

    ​UPDATED, FEB. 28, 8:33 A.M.: The Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts "Stand With the Irvine 11: Community Town Hall and Action" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the IIOC Multipurpose Room, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Irvine.The event flier follows after the jump. (Also, scroll down a couple posts i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Five OC Restaurants and Trends that Should be at the New John Wayne Airport Terminal

    Flickr user b r e n t​There's a bit of a controversy brewing over two proposals vying to get the food concession contract at John Wayne Airport as it prepares to open its latest terminal next year. One, HMS Host International, has the current contract and proposes to change up the offerings to ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Landry's Restaurants Submits Highest Bid on Bankrupt Claim Jumper Chain

    ​The only restaurant I'm familiar with owned by the mammoth Houston-based Landry's Restaurants company is the Rainforest Cafe. Anyone out there heard of Harlows? Kemah? Red Sushi? La Grilgia? Well, we better acquaint ourselves with them, because the Weekly has learned Landry's put in the winning b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Elvira Casts Spell Over 2010 Election

    Photo by Kevin Scanlon​Elvira, out recent cover ghoul, has thrown her two . . . erm . . . cents into the 2010 mid-term election.Elvira's World: Casandra Peterson is pushing 60 and still Mistress of the DarkThe midnight Movie Macabre maven, who for years was the face and . . . uh . . . form of Knot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Before Going to the Vandals' Benefit Tonight, Read Joe Escalante's Uncut, Expanded OC Weekly Interview

    Fever Dragon/OC Weekly​This week, web editor Vickie Chang talked to the Vandals' Joe Escalante about the lawsuit involving the band's 10th full-length record, Hollywood Potato Chip. As Chang says in her story:The original cover art featured the top of a building with the words "Hollywood Potato Ch ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Painful Parody

    In the battle of the Vandals vs the Daily Variety, there seems to be no end in sight

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Why Your Bouncer Hates You

    Flickr user jeremybrooksNo backpacks in the bar, sir.​Our brethren and sistren at Phoenix New Times have done some awesome writing about why your cocktail waitress hates you and why your pizza delivery guy hates you. I've never been a cocktail waitress (you may now all breathe a collective sigh of ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010

    Orange Sunshine

    In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    I twice wrote thoughtful meditations on the nature of passing counterfeit money, but both went down in MT hell. So, no intro other than young folk in Delaware must be desperate or bored out of their box for trying to pass fake bills at a Taco Bell...An 18-year-old Middletown man was charged with pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Porn Proudly Enters Register Coverage of Freedom Bankruptcy

    Perhaps this art photo by Nick Gaines is an example of the porn the newspaper company is trying to hide.​Orange County Register business writer Mary Ann Milbourn boldly got out front of the story about her corporate overlords at Irvine-based Freedom Communications being accused of trying to keep d ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 22, 2009
  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Live Review

    Effin' Brutal! Slayer at the Long Beach Arena, Saturday, July 22

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Driving Ms. Dazed

    Kori Flechtner picks up drunks

  • Culture

    December 5, 2002

    Do Behave

    New gcg stays centered

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    Of Great Import

    Laguna Art Museum plays the curatorial game with "Surf Culture"

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    God Loves Losers

    Anti-immigration activist Harald Martin says illegals worse than bin Laden

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Smoke, Bullets, Mayhem

    And free apple pie to the Nixon Librarys first 100 visitors

  • Features

    May 17, 2001

    Nobody Doesnt Know Tyler Stallings

    But nobody really knows him, either

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    CD Reviews

    Limp Bizkit; John Wesley Harding; Bettie Serveert; Gingersol

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Zen Guerrilla Radio

    Turn that shit up!