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    September 14, 2013

    Chipotle Releases Another Anti-Factory Farming Commercial

    If you'd never seen the now award-wining stop-motion "Back to the Start" Chipotle commercial set to the music of Willie Nelson's cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist", you might think that the sustainable burrito chain's newest commercial is groundbreaking. It tells the story of a scarecrow who works ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Our Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist

    We're nixing Valentine's Day this year and instead bitterly dancing alone to these anti-love songs. We recommend sharing this playlist with your ex, along with a sexy nude pic so he knows what he's missing. (On second thought... maybe you shouldn't). Oh well. Enjoy:

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Five Songs To Get Lindsay Lohan Through Jail Time.

    Ohhhh, Lindsay Lohan. There is so much we can say about this hot mess of a chick but really, is there enough time to express it all? Not in this lifetime. After a slew of bad choices like stealing, lying, horrendous driving, and committing tons of wardrobe felonies, Lindsay's latest debacle includes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Photos We've Seen This Year

    By Daniel Hill Here at Heard Mentality we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Matisyahu On Acting, His Growth and His Beard

    We caught up with Matisyahu for our print feature this week. As he's set to hit the stage at the City National Grove in Anaheim, here some tidbits that we discussed with the clean shaven, beat boxing Reggae musician. On acting: "It's a completely different thing. I've been doing music consistently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Fiona Apple - Greek Theatre - September 14, 2012

    See also: *The Originalites - House of Blues Anaheim - September 13, 2012 *The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO] *FIDLAR On What It's Like To Party With The Hives Fiona Apple Greek Theatre 9/14/12 It's hard to believe that Fiona Apple has been making music for nearly 20 ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO]*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    "It's like we're in the '90s," says Fingerprints' manager Dustin Rodriguez said when I phoned in for their top 5. Anyone else ready to relive the best decade in recent history? (Yeah, I said it. And I'm right.) The dream of the '90s is alive at Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th Street in 
Long Beach, (562) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    What Is SxSw And Why The Hype?

    ​As many have you have likely heard in the past few days, South-by-Southwest, better known in the written form as SxSw, has descended onto Austin for its 25th rendition. What exactly is SxSw? For those of you not aware, SxSw used to be a cool event that took place in Austin every March when p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012


    Detroit Bar

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    February 9, 2012

    Nikka Costa

    Coach House

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Margaret Cho On Writing Comedic Music and Her New Cho Dependent DVD

    Margaret Cho might be known best from the laughs she's provided over the years, but her talents extend beyond being funny. She has the passion to inspire and leaves you knowing that you have the right to do and laugh at what you want.  From Dancing with the Stars to Drop Dead Diva and her new D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    [UPDATED with Spin Doctors Album Info] Four Reasons 1990s Nostalgia Should Be a Felony

    ​ UPDATE, Sept. 7, 9:44 a.m.: And what do you know, there's a 20th anniversary edition of Pocket Full of Kryptonite that features the album "as you remember it." Original post, Sept. 6, 10:36 a.m.: Nostalgia for the 1990s has been surging lately, spurred, as nostalgia often is, by a yearning by s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Fall Out Boy Fail: Buddy Holly Tribute is Overproduced and Kitschy

    ​With what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday fast approaching, record companies are predictably shifting to tribute mode and cashing in. Late June witnessed the release of Fantasy Records' compilation Rave On Buddy Holly, which featured covers of the rock pioneers songs by Paul McCartney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    The Fling: Home for a Moment Before Hitting the Road Again

    ​ Wednesday was a busy day for The Fling. In the morning, the Long Beach quartet were the inaugural band on Nic Harcourt's new radio show on KCSN, set to air Saturday. After recording with the guru-DJ and former host of Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW, the crew headed over to Amoeba Music. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Jon Brion to Score Animated Thriller: Five Kick Ass Songs He Had a Hand In

    ​Indie film company Focus Features confirmed in June it had signed an agreement with multi-instrumentalist/producer extraordinaire Jon Brion who will score the  animated zombie thriller ParaNorman. The pic, which is being produced in conjunction with Portland-based animation company LAIKA, is ... More >>

  • Film

    May 12, 2011

    'Bridesmaids' Shows This Is a Man's World

    A comedy written by and starring women, this Judd Apatow project is still screwed

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Margaret Cho: Yes She Can (Sing, That Is)

    Lindsey Byrnes​These days, you can tack on whatever label to Margaret Cho and it would be accurate--comedian, actor, reality TV star, singer. Yup, singer. On her first musical full-length, Cho Dependent, she collaborated with  Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Patty Gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Last Night: Ximena Sariñana at Detroit Bar

    We don't have any live shots from Detroit Bar, but were able to grab this alluring photo from Ximena's Facebook fan page. We don't know for sure if she leaned on any cars during her time in Costa Mesa, but it's distinctly possible.​The Hype: Two years ago, Guadalajara-born former telenovela star X ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Best Coast Forward

    Bethany Cosentino talks lo-fi, boys and her love of LA

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Release the Sounds: No More Stories... by Mew out TODAY

    ​In the world of Danish alternative rock, it doesn't get much better than Mew. Anyone with a better frame of reference regarding this genre is welcomed to dispute that, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. Anyways, as we've mentioned before on this blog, this illustrious group of inventive Danes is comi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Eclectic Music Company strikes again!

    No one does weird ambient sounds quite like the folks running Eclectic Music Company. We don't give them enough credit for that on this blog. But they're probably too "underground" to care anyway, so I think it evens out. But once a month, inside the dark reaches of the Orange County Center for Cont ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 23, 2007

    Sloppy Joe

    The bottle let this early Tracy Letts play down

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    True Story

    Jessica Dobson might just be the luckiest gal ever

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Walk the Line

    Straight outta cartoon country: Hip-hop reality starts with LD and Ariano

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Dub Resolution

    Future Pigeon at vibe central

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Get Out!

    Good Place to Die: Feb. 2 - Feb. 9

  • Music

    January 12, 2006
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    January 5, 2006


    National Compact Discs

  • Columns

    June 23, 2005
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    November 4, 2004

    Party Like Its 1992!

    And suck it, Hugh Hewitt!

  • Columns

    October 28, 2004
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    September 11, 2003

    The People Love Loud

    Notes from the American Idol Tour

  • Columns

    August 28, 2003
  • Culture

    January 30, 2003

    Like Bottled Messages

    OCMAs mall-walled zine scene

  • Columns

    July 11, 2002

    Do It in the Butt!

    And the Commie Girl trifecta!

  • Columns

    December 27, 2001

    Shop Local, Burn Global

    How to become your own big-ass music label

  • Music

    November 9, 2000
  • Culture

    January 20, 2000

    How Can You Do This to Me, Babe?!

    Some good, some lousy art by women who loved men who beat the hell out of women

  • Columns

    December 9, 1999
  • Columns

    December 2, 1999