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 >>
Over the snap, crackle and pop of bulgogi, Jonathan Eng compared and contrasted the differences between East and West Coast states-of-mind. His interests outside of the bakery vary from surfing to photography, and we discuss them further in today's segment. Read our interview with Jonathan Eng of Le ... 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 >>
Guitar slinger Dave Mason first found fame as a member of
British rock group Traffic. In the half-decade that followed, he popped up on
Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower" and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, but his most
lasting legacy has been his song "Feelin' Alright." Alth ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>