Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>
We all know that in addition to aged steaks and lobster tail, La Cave serves up a variety of musical genres under the guise of Costa Mesa's favorite burgundy-brown den of decadence. But while indie bands and trance DJs have done well on the calendar alongside Phil Shane, 80s flashback night and lege ... More >>
This weekend is the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Viewed by many as music's biggest night, the telecast has been home to lifelong icons finally getting their due, musical phenomenons explode and some of the most shocking moments in broadcast television history. As great as the former are, it's the unpr ... More >>
Every first and third Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender Dave Mau tends bar at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to free meals as the night progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every Wednesday morning to a random OC food or drink musing of h ... More >>
Dino McDonough joined the crew at Slater's 50/50 just over three years ago, shortly after they launched Anaheim Hills. After a first round of indulgent interviewing, we begin to understand the kind of role food plays in his life. Excellent taste in Halloween costumes and a hidden artistry are som ... More >>
[Locals Only] Karling's Rockabilly Review at Big's Grill hosts a fund-raiser for the Save-A-Life Pet Adoption group
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why Mexican men like to cry so pinche much
Reporter Conor Friedersdorf got quite a bit of media play last month for his roundup of the best journalism stories he heard, watched or read in 2009. Really interesting list, but what none of write-ups mentioned is that Friedersdorf is an OC native, raised in Newport Beach (if I remember correct ... More >>
It's time to play the home version of the game sweeping the republic, Hate or No Hate. Today's contestants, based on 280,000 pages of documents recently released by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, are Trickie Dickie and his henchmen.
It's been a while since we've heard from the fine young men of Aushua, but here comes some news: they're about ready to release an EP, Limbo, featuring six new tracks. As is the custom 'round these parts, they're celebrating the release with a show at Detroit Bar on July 11, with We Barbarians and R ... More >>
If you enjoy exchanging legal tender for concert tickets, consider this another successful weekend. We've got Pete Yorn, Frank Sinatra Jr. and some others going on sale tomorrow. Get to clicking!
Ska is dead? Guess not! Huntington Beach's Reel Big Fish, famous for riding that third wave of ska in the late '90s (with hits like "Sell Out" and uh...well, "Sell Out" was really big!), are coming to the Grove of Anaheim on Aug 2. Opening up? Two-tone ska revival band The English Beat. Flummoxed by ... More >>
SO FRESH HIP HOP AND FASHION SHOWCASE, 7 p.m. Dance troupes from all over California converge at Chapman. Memorial Hall, 1 University Dr., Orange SCRAPBOOK EXPO, till 6 p.m. Do something with all those digital albums. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa FRANK SINATRA JR., 8 p.m. It's ... More >>
Oceans Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
It was a 100 degrees out this afternoon, it took me 45 minutes to find a space and park (real helpful employees out here), 15 to locate press will call and enter then maybe another five to situate where the fuck I was. I told myself two years ago I'd never do this again and here I am again: it's hot ... More >>
The Joint Is Jumping Tour
Fullerton Film Festival debuts, doesnt suck
Luis Miguel: Mexicos perpetual adolescent
Remembrance brings us the Persian Frank Sinatra and friends
Remembering Oldies AM with the Dells and Dramatics
But at Irvine Dance/West Coast Dance,
competitive dance is good training
Septuagenarians hang with twentysomethings at the Fling
As The Manchurian Candidate creeps back into our lives
A brief history of Orange County sex
Last requests of the grateful dead
Too much time on your hands? Clone Bukowski from barf
Eat, drink and be Frankie!
Drummer, Burnin' Groove
Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!
Note to the GOP: Watch for the pee in the sun tea