The lineup for FYF Fest 2013 was just announced this morning. The two-day festival features Saturday headliners My Bloody Valentine and Sunday headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. TV on the Radio, Flag, Deerhunter, MGMT, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Devendra Banhart, Solange, Shlohmo and Toro ... More >>
There's so much to love about Oktoberfest--old men in cute little hats and suspenders, buxom beer babes, drunken sing-a-longs, sausages galore, the bicep workout you get while chugging out of steins. "Oans, zwoa, drei, Gsuffa!" (One, two, three, drink up!) We're in the height of t ... More >>
The Oktoberfest granddaddy of them all started last week in Munich, and the awesome Der Spiegel newspaper is happy and sad.Happy: More visitors who are drinking more beer, and buying more of the iconic Mass glasses, one-liter steins of fun.Sad: The rise of--and who says you can't learn anything from ... More >>
By Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss See Also:*Five Things an EDM Diva Learned at Burning Man*The Fantastic People of Burning Man*FYF Fest 2012: A Complex Portrait of the SoCal Music SceneEditor's Note: Maybe you didn't make the trek out to the the playa for Burning Man this year. Maybe you had even vo ... More >>
Thanksgiving is dunzo -- at last, it's socially acceptable to bring out the Christmas decor! Yahoo! Travel has named Newport Beach the No. 2 destination for holiday lights. (The top spot predictably went to New York City.) Writer Elissa Richard hails the city's boat parade:&n ... More >>
Flickr user infrogmationOur main Oktoberfest celebrations at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim and Old World in Huntington Beach are large, long affairs, but sometimes, we Americans forget the immensity of the mothership in Munich. Der Spiegel reported yesterday on the weird stuff lost and found during ... More >>
Crüe is kicking off the three-day Sunset Strip Music Festival on Aug. 18 with a special tribute at the House of Blues. They're going to be presented with the Elmer Valentine Award for their contributions to the
history of The Sunset Strip. The City of West Hollywood will also recogniz ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHeadliners Booka Shade performed at Lightning in a Bottle on FridayCheck out our slideshow of Day 1 and Day 2.The Hype: Ostensibly, LA's "electronic experimentalists" DoLab put Lightning in a Bottle together as the median between mainstream Coachella and the e ... More >>
ChristmasBoatParade.comThe death toll was apparently zero for the 101st Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Wednesday through Sunday.When the morning news reporter informed on the teevee that an 8-year-old boy was killed and five people were injured when boats collided at a Christmas boat parade ... More >>
Though the scheduled MUSINK tour became another casualty of the flagging economy, the three-day music and tattoo convention is still happening--February 20-22, again at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center in Costa Mesa. But they're quick to point out that celebutant Kat Von D, of "LA Ink" ... More >>
Surely one of the weirdest/most awesome moments in Thanksgiving Day Parade history this morning, where Rick Astley himself comes out to perform "Never Gonna Give You Up" on the "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" float. Next up: Tay Zonday on the Super Bowl halftime show, I guess.
Oktoberfest starts today. Yes, in the middle of September. But are you going to quibble the details when we're talking about the only time of year when public drunkenness and enjoying polka music are socially acceptable?
Both can be accomplished this weekend, thanks to the Phoenix Club of Anaheim ... More >>