Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died.
This time around fans are more sav ... More >>
Sunshine is upon us and it's time to break out your bikini body--but what about showing off that sexy bod at the club? Orange County is emerging as an EDM destination with great artists making appearances at Sutra, the Yost Theater, Ten and the Observatory in the coming weeks. Here are six can't ... More >>
For five years, Felipe (Fel) and Gustavo (Guk) of Felguk have been tearing up clubs and festivals of all kinds. In 2011, the Brizillian duo was placed in the top 100 DJ poll by DJ Mag. 2007 proved to be a break out year, as they received a personal phone call from Madonna. This led to producing a ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.
Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>
Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>
Poor Justin Bieber--the 17-year-old isn't even legal to bone yet, and already there's a lady claiming that he's the father of her baby. Meet 20-year-old (uh, statutory rape, or at least a misdemeanor in California, anyone?) Mariah Yeater, the classy broad whose claiming to have taken the heartthr ... More >>
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has had plenty of side gigs over the years. Box Car Racer and 44 both featured other Blink members, while a duo called TRV$DJAM included his friend Adam Goldstein. Known as DJ AM, Goldstein, of course, was with Barker in a Learjet crash that killed four people in ... More >>
Keith MayNot a crook.What'd you do this weekend? Was it as short as ours? Thought so. Photographer Keith May continued his exploration of Orange County this weekend. This time he brings us that "OTHER" dog beach--it has no name, no leash rules, no cops and is relatively unknown. This dog beach si ... More >>
Last Night: Powerhouse 2009 at the Honda Center featuring Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Lil' John, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Far East Movement, New Boyz and Ya Boy.Better Than: A long, shitty drive to San Manuel Casino.Download: Pssh, like you really need ME to tell you what to dow ... More >>
Take that, non-smoking laws!Jay-Z has recently declared Auto-Tune dead via his (kind of awesome) new single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune);" possibly a weird sentiment given his close association to noted Auto-Tune proponent Kanye West, but hey, it's Hova, man. You can't tell that guy what to do. He d ... More >>
It was a busy weekend in OC Weeklyville, but what else is new? Here's some of the cool stuff we were at the past couple days:Wango Tango at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater: Black Eyed Peas! (Pictured.) Kelly Clarkson! Flo Rida! Lady Gaga! Somewhat inexplicably, All-American Rejects! Chris Victorio hun ... More >>
It's, apparently, radio station concert season--tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine is KIIS-FM's Wango Tango show, featuring pop luminaries as illustrious as Kelly Clarkson herself (pictured); next Saturday at the same venue is the Weezer-fronted KROQ Weenie Roast.The Black Eyed Peas ... More >>
KIIS-FM held their December "Jingle Ball" concert at the Honda Center, and they're returning to Orange County for their spring "Wango Tango" concert, happening May 9 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. It's an equally impressive pop-filled lineup, featuring among others, as you've no doubt guessed ... More >>
Well, the "electronic" mail. That counts, I'm sure.Got an e-mail today from Atlantic Records promoting "their" a cappella group "Straight No Chaser." (That's how they put it: "Straight No Chaser is Atlantic Records' a cappella group." As if they own them, and if they can't have more than one a cappe ... More >>