Are those still a thing? If you're a band trying to sell merch, they are
The family of a 14-year-old girl who suffers from alopecia and was bullied for five years at her school in England since losing all of her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes decided to bring her to Los Angeles to cheer her up, videotaping her along the way. That culminated in Big in LA, an empowering shor ... More >>
The story of the father of combat TV as told by female wrestlers, punk rockers and a furniture-throwing pacifist
When it comes to the history of head-banging heavy metal, there is no doubt that it was created by the one and only Black Sabbath. Formed in 1968 initially as a blues band, in Birmingham, England, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward invented metal ... More >>
Jon Lovitz has been entertaining the masses for decades through movies, TV, and of course, through stand-up. With his newest venture "Lovitz or Leavitz" on his own Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network, Jon is now coming straight through your computer in video form interviewing some spectacular celebrities. Ta ... More >>
How a modern soul band from OC scored a tour with Social Distortion
Ellie Goulding Hollywood Palladium February 12, 2013Say this much for Ellie Goulding: at least she's honest. Pop stars are generally finely tuned machines that rarely go off script or allow fans to get to know the person behind the carefully crafted image that's been presented to the public. It's h ... More >>
Mr. Bib lives in a rich, and likely solipsistic world where themes, events, excitements and art conspire to help things make sense for him. This takes amazingly little effort if one pays attention, or gooses it a bit. Consider the following, and then decide whether to play along with me this weekend ... More >>
The former Sugar Ray drummer wins 'Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.' as a wild card
Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares? Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
This adaptation of Brontë braves lines of color
Weekly art critic Dave Barton directs an uneven Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater production of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's play
Bradley Birkenfeld helped the wealthy dodge taxes, went to prison and is now reportedly getting $104 million from the IRS for whistleblowing on some clients. Among them: billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Olen Properties real estate in Newport Beach. Interestingly, Ol ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 3, 4:07 P.M.: The full review of Songs for Amy from Jodi Coker:Poor Sean O'Malley (Sean Maguire) just can't let go of Amy (Lorna Anderson). You grieve along with him as he works out his emotions through song. Meanwhile, Amy has moved on to a new boyfriend she's not really connecting wit ... More >>
Praise the spells and bless the charms, I find April in my arms. It's official National Poetry Month and this, week National Library Week. Good times! I'm reading my OC Weekly editor's new book, an unlikely and yet terrific tribute to tacos by the Studs Terkel of food, Mr. Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Ar ... More >>
Maverick Theater's production of the Robin Hood saga is a parable for our times
MegadethVIEW OUR SLIDESHOW HEREGibson AmphitheaterFeb. 24, 2012 With Megadeth's recent success (they just received their tenth Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance), the multiplatinum metal gods Megadeth returned to headline the critically acclaimed Gigantour, showcasing metal's ... 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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyUPDATE, AUGUST 11, 2011, 1:03 P.M.: Within a matter of seconds, not even a minute, the tickets to the Green Day show sold out. Bummer! But don't feel bad if you didn't get a ticket, you're not alone. Many fans are upset too, and they're venting their anger on the ban ... More >>
It's not good journalistic form to say certain things about famous people, but I'll confess: James Scott Tamborello, or Dntel of Postal Service fame, is a pretty odd dude to chat with (only further hamstringed by my own awkwardness). Luckily, in Dntel's case, his music speaks ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are they so rude?
How can you not love a group with a song called 'Puke Song'?
Steve Diggle says the punk rock way of looking at the world is just as relevant today as it ever was.
Tumult and tragedy resurrected in 'The Arbor'
For too long, John Taylor and the boys have been a pop group without a hit. They mean to change that
Yesterday, I watched the Adicts practice one of their best known songs, "Joker in the Pack," on the small stage at the Slidebar in Fullerton yesterday. It was in anticipation of that evening's secret show, and one oddity stood out: The band's usual bassist, Shahen, was nowhere to be fo ... More >>
Sometimes a party is the best remedy for a negative situation. And when you're throwing a party, you have to have music. The people behind the Love Hope Music Strength Foundation know this, which is why The English Beat (fronted by former Orange County resident Dave Wakeling) are playing Satur ... More >>
Each year, the old bastards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invite some other old bastards to join the club. Usually, they're either obvious (this year, Tom Waits, who really should have been in about 15 years ago) or questionable (Alice Cooper is cool, but he has maybe ten truly great songs in ... More >>
Myspace.comMick Karn, long-time bassist for Japan and then Dalis Car, has lost his battle with cancer. Karn was born Andonis Michaelides to Greek Cypriot parents in Nicosia, Cyprus. His family moved to London, England when he was a young boy. He met the other members of what would become Japan as ... More >>
After a five-year hiatus, the perennially goofy Orange County ska-punk band the Aquabats will be releasing a new album. Unless you've been living under a rock in the interim, you know lead singer MC Bat Commander (aka Christian Jacobs) has been busy creating, writing and directing the hugely succ ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow of the National and Owen Pallett here!The National and Owen PallettOct. 16, 2010The Fox Pomona TheaterThe show: Telling twins apart when they repeatedly switch positions on stage is hard, so I can only attribute this quote to one of the National's ... More >>
Had four gunshot wounds not claimed the life of John Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980, the prolific singer-songwriter would have enjoyed his 70th birthday tomorrow. The former Beatle was murdered outside of the apartment complex he shared with Yoko Ono almost 30 years ago by Mark Chapman, but his musi ... More >>
Two months out of the year, plays on most local stages share a similar theme. In December, holiday plays are everywhere, whether they're adaptations of something traditional, like Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, something sappy and sentimental (insert just about every holiday-t ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Punishment for illegal crossings? And is Irvine racist?
Oliver Stone's sequel lets the bad guys off easy
South Coast Repertory has produced hundreds of plays by hundreds of playwrights in its 47 years. And it's a theater that takes its playwrights very seriously. From day one, SCR has committed itself to producing highly literate plays that emphasize language over flash. That's borne out by the legi ... More >>
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Urell: Wanted for crimes against humanity--one can only wish...Sloppy drunkard Christopher Hitchens and wacky atheist Richard Dawkins made news recently because they want Pope Benedict XVI arrested when His Eminence visits Great Britain in September on account of the pontiff's pedo-protecting way ... More >>
We recently got a shocking/exciting announcement that the mega-awesome All Tomorrow's Parties festival would finally be coming back to Long Beach. Are you excited? We sure as hell as are! Click the jump to see all the details.
Orange County’s freshest farmers, farmers markets, food purveyors—and the chefs who love them
Patsys Mission Viejo pub gives you crabs
Riding the delicious waves of White Horses churning menu
Enjambre is/is not the Hives