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  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Korn's Bassist Fieldy Talks About Braving Bomb Scares and Sobriety

    After breaking the news three years ago they were adding Skrillex-influenced electronic beats to their nu-metal sound in "The Path of Totality," Korn have not only transformed their musical direction, but have shifted the band perspective with positive morale that is audibly noticeable in their lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Lucky 7 Newport Beach Film Festival Live Action-Meets-Animation Mind Melds

    The biggest news as the Newport Beach Film Festival opened its 15th run last night was not the opening night world premiere of Lovesick, a romantic comedy starring Matt LeBlanc of Friends and Episodes fame. It's that after more years and hangovers than I can remember, the official vodka sponsor is n ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 27, 2014
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    October 10, 2013

    Gogol Bordello

    Fox Theater

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    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Cerebral Bore's Paul McGuire Says His Band is Worthy of a Death Metal Reality Show

    See Also:*Cannibal Corpse Take One Last Bite Out of Festival Season*Heretic to Film Live DVD in Santa Ana This Weekend*Everything You Wanted to Know About Metal But Were Afraid to AskGetting a hold of Paul McGuire, founder and guitarist of death metallers Cerebral Bore, proved to be a bit of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    The OC Music Awards Ceremony at the Grove, Mar. 3, 2012

    ​The OC Music Awards Ceremony City National Grove of AnaheimMar. 3, 2012Judging by the throngs of people leaving their tables before the award for best video was announced, it seems I'm not the only one who found this weekend's OC Music Awards Ceremony to be a two-hour snore fest. Those of us ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    Bands That Should Be Huge in 2012

    [Mental Notes] Who will be this year's Young the Giant?

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Five Local Bands Who Should Be Huge in 2012

    ​Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    OC Music Awards 2012 Nominees Announced: How the Process Works

    ​UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2011


    House of Blues

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    October 11, 2011

    Kiev for Sweet Relief: Raising Money, Awareness and Releasing an EP in One Night

    ​On Oct.15, the House of Blues Anaheim will be one of 200 venues around the country teaming up with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund's annual event. Every year the non-profit raises money for musicians who are struggling to make ends meet. According to Sweet Relief, over 65 percent of professional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    SoCal Film Festival Keeps Chugging in Surf City

    ​Last October, amid much glitz, glamour but light attendance, the first ever Anaheim International Film Festival premiered, and while it's not quite one-and-done, organizers plan this year to sprinkle festival screenings in with regular UltraLuxe of GardeWalk programming throughout the fall. Meanw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Ukrainian Man Dies After Winning Dumpling-Eating Contest By Eating 10 in 30 Seconds

    Wikimedia CommonsLithuanian-styley vareniki: As killer good?​As entertaining and weird as eating contests are, the nastiness involved is always below the surface. Vomiting, gross faces, intestinal discomfort--but one thing that happily never happens often is death.Unfortunately, that's not what ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Mila Kunis Chews Out a Reporter in Russian and Other Bilingual Celebrity Interviews

    ​ So the big news for today is Mila Kunis' bilingual verbal slap at a press conference. Promoting Friends with Benefits in Russia, she replied to a reporter who asked Justin Timberlake why he was doing movies and not more music. The Russian to English translation wasn't fast enough for Timberlake, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish Goes on Tour After Near-Death Experience with Ruptured Appendix

    Reel Big Fish ​ Reel Big Fish, one of OC's stawarts from the mid-'90s ska phenomenon, have been touring hard lately. They just came back from Europe, are headed to South America in October this year and just kicked off their US summer tour with Streetlight Manifesto in Texas! The band have two mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Moon Block Party in Pomona

    ​The Moon Block Party served as a crash course in the gems of our local music scene. The festival was a first of what's to be an annual arts and music festival in the Pomona Arts Colony. It benefited the Pomona School of the Arts.Several big hitters from LA and OC music scene came out and played o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Kiev Wants You to See the Color of Music

    ​ A few days ago, Kiev--made up of Robert Brinkerhoff (vocals, guitar), Brandon Corn (drums), Derek Poulsen (bass), Alex Wright (keys), and Andy Stavas (keys, saxophone)--caught up with us to talk about how much things have progressed since OC Weekly last interviewed them, and how the OC Music Aw ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2011

    Menomena Is Menomenal

    The OC-by-way-of Portland group doesn't have enough hands but still puts out gems

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    May 11, 2011

    Kiev in 3D at Segerstrom Center PLUS Five Local Bands We Wish Would Put On a 3D Show

    ​Kiev is opening for Menomena at Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series next week, and apparently they have a few gimmicks they didn't roll out at the OC Music Awards when they won Best Indie Band this year. 

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Menomena and Kiev Kick Off Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series

    An old Menomena photo with Brent Knopf​On May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy.  The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    TGIF: Ice Cube, Studio K Reunion, Fitz and the Tantrums and More!

    ​Ahhh, the weekend, finally. From local bands to a nostalgia trip at Knotts' Studio K and Ice Cube at the Grove--there's never enough time to do everything you want.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Meet Patrice Wilson, a.k.a. Man 'Friday' (It's Now the Most Disliked Video on YouTube!)

    ​Today is Wednesday, and you know without a doubt that two days from now, someone on the Internet will be playing the Rebecca Black song brought forth by vanity production company Ark Music Factory. CEO Patrice Wilson, a.k.a. the rapper who calls Rebecca "RB" while driving his car, tells Gawker th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Bob Dylan Opens OC Fair

    [Mental Notes] Also: The winners of two OCMA awards, Amateur Chemist is on hiatus

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Last Night at the OC Music Awards Best Live Band Finals

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Steelwells​OC Music Awards Best Live BandFeb. 25, 2011Galaxy Concert TheaterThe best live band of the 10th-annual OC Music Awards was announced last Friday night at a showcase at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana. And the winner is . . . drumroll, please . . ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011

    OCMA Best Live Band Final

    Galaxy Concert Theatre

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    OC Music Awards Finals Starting Tomorrow Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Well folks, it's finally here. After navigating the sonic marathon that is the OCMA's, we are near the light at the end of the tunnel: the two-night award show finals event. The top five artists were picked from both the Best Live Band and Best Live Ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    OC Music Awards Finalists Announced!

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​The five finalists for Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase Series have been chosen! These 10 bands will perform at the Showcase Finals on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 where the category winners will be announced on stage at the end of each night.‬ Find out who wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    OC Music Awards Nominees Are Out Now!

    Dagha Bloom nominated for Best New Album​​Finally, the nomination ballots are in, and the 2011 nominees have been announced. Some artists are past winners, while other nominees are fresh faces to the OC scene. The OC Music Awards added two new categories for this year: Best Youth Artist and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    OC Music Awards at the Gypsy Lounge Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyStrange Birds​OC Music AwardsJan. 18, 2011The Gypsy LoungeIt's been a long day, so here's what you need to know: last night's competition was held at the soon-to-be-shuttered Gypsy Lounge. Five bands performed, each rocking their full electric lineup. They played in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    OC Music Awards at the Gypsy Lounge Tonight

    Sarah Buss​​As we mentioned in December, the Gypsy Lounge will host the Orange County Music Awards tonight. Sadly, this will be one of the last shows there before the venue closes its doors. The five acts on the bill--Gromble, Strange Birds, May McDonough, Kiev and California Condors--will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Hire a Drinking Buddy--at Least in the Ukraine

    Flickr user crossfirecw​Orange County is a hotbed of innovation and new ideas, but I think people here would never try, or admit, to want to hire someone to drink alongside them. Who's desperate enough for company to try and do that?The Ukraine, of course!

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    No Ghosts, But Plenty of Spirit in Fullerton Play

    ​It won't get the press or audience of Christmassy shows such as SCR's A Christmas Carol. or the Maverick's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but the Hunger Artist Theatre's production of Peter Barnes' The Spirit of Man, might actually come closer to capturing some sense of genuine humanity t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2010

    Five Great Pickles for National Pickle Day

    Flickr user ehfisher​In honor of National Pickle Day, The Counter Custom Burgers slashed prices on their Fried Dill Pickle Chips to a dollar this Sunday, November 14 (go while you can!). There are two OC locations: Irvine and Newport Beach. You can also get fried pickle chips at Beachwood BBQ, Luc ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    October 29, 2010

    Starfucker at Detroit Bar Last Night

    Todd Barnes/OC Weekly​Check out our Starfucker slideshow here!StarfuckerOctober 29, 2010Detroit BarLast night's gig at Detroit Bar was the last stop for Oregon indie-electro band Starfucker.  Despite being on the road for weeks, it didn't appear they had lost any steam. Playing synthy, catchy ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    Wanted: Local Music

    [Mental Notes] We're reviewing local releases. In other news, you can buy the Sublime tour van, watch the Growlers at HOB or go to Fearless Records' tour

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The Growlers added to Dahga Bloom and My Pet Saddle's Record Release Show at House of Blues, Anaheim, July 31

    Rebecca Arand​In an effort to capture every last drop of Orange County's hipster fan base, Fullerton bands Dahga Bloom (featured in this week's Locals Only column)  and My Pet Saddle confirmed yesterday that South county's psych rock kingpins, the Growl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Orange Bits: Jordin Sparks, Hootenanny and More

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyA womblike (maybe?) car interior from our Hootenanny slideshow.​This week in OC music news from other venues: Jordin Sparks is cheesy, Hootenanny gets people talking, a local music blog gently slams local music players. And more!

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Over the Weekend: The New Limb Record Release Party at House of Blues, Anaheim

    Sarah Buss Photography​​The Hype: The release of the New Limb's debut album, Sounds People Can Hear, has been a long time coming. Especially after a year of surging popularity, packed local gigs and doting write-ups in all sorts of local papers and magazines (including ours).  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    New Songs, New Show, New Album from The New Limb

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyDan Perez of the New Limb at the Gypsy Lounge.​There's a lot that's new in the world of Costa Mesa indie-pop quartet The New Limb, recently named best indie band in the county by the OC Music Awards. They already have "new" in their name, so they're kinda used ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009

    Virsky Ukrainian Dance Company

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Fidotrust Fest 2009

    Alex’s Bar, The Prospector, The Cellar, Que Sera

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Last Night: Gogol Bordello at Fox Pomona

    Last Night: Gogol Bordello at Fox Pomona on Thursday, May 21st.Better Than: Being an actual gypsy in Eastern EuropeDownload: Super Taranta on Side One Dummy RecordsFor years, night life in down town Pomona usually meant parking the car, catching a show at The Glass House and making a clean exit. For ... More >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2008

    [dvdish] Super, Thanks for Asking

    Reviews of Confessions of a Superhero, the Hunting Party, Adrift in Manhattan, and Sex and Breakfast

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Transitive Verbs and Gay Marriage

    A fantasy in which our culture gets some real values

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Facts and Feces

    Rewrite history with the Register! Its fun!

  • Food

    April 28, 2005
  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Choir Masters

    Kitka is so foreign, so exotic, so . . . San Francisco

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