Kevin Griffith was diagnosed with a rare cancer (Alveolar
Soft Part Sarcoma) in February, and the Aliso Viejo 29-year-old's family discovered he would require multiple international surgeries.So, they've turned to the Internet for help.
Anton Zaslavski, better known by his DJ alias Zedd, is no stranger to the music world growing up in Germany with two musician parents. By age four, he'd began playing the piano and drums and receiving training in classical music. "I played classical music until I was 12 years old and realized it was ... More >>
Geeta Bansal doesn't sit still. Her travel plans to visit chefs Europe are around the corner, and they've just finalized plans for another dinner collaboration-- and that's just for October. Most recently, they served wild boar at Taste of Newport. Plans to prep their signature Thanksgiving turkeys ... More >>
Wait, there's more: And the Other Newport Beach Film Festival Awards Go To . . .Apartment in Athens was the big winner of jury awards at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival, which officials say was attended by about 52,000 patrons between April 27-May 3, about the same as last year. Weekly picks H2 ... More >>
The last time I saw Madonna, it was 2006 and I paid $352 for a floor ticket. Madonna, fresh off the success of her Super Bowl halftime show, is going on a World Tour beginning May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. While we have no idea how much tickets will be going for, we do know she'll stop at&nbs ... More >>
Channel4.com via Riverfront TimesA very merry Christmas to you and yours from us here at OC Weekly! Enjoy all of the highlights from Stick A Fork In It this week in this blog entry and we'll see you after the holidays!
Escape From WonderlandOctober 29, 2011NOS Events Center If you came to the NOS Events Center looking for just another rave, you were in for a surprise. Insomniac's Inaugural self proclaimed "twisted sister," Escape From Wonderland, had carnival rides, haunted mazes and five massive stages featuri ... More >>
Photo by Laila DerakhshanianIn a direct application of the dictionary definition of a "win-win", the Los Angeles Times reports that luxe loncheras and underfunded public schools have formed a mutually beneficial partnership. The trucks get to do business in a parking-lot sanctuary without being h ... More >>
First things first: Rumors going around that the electronic event Atlantis 2011 is cancelled are not true. The show, which will have Dash Berlin, Headhunterz, DJ Isaac, Heatbeat, Miles Dyson, Starkillers, Swanky Tunes, Mord Fustang, Cookie Monsta, Chaosphere and 6blocc spinning, will go on as sch ... More >>
The dilemma facing collectors is this: shell out now for Dennis Rodman's boa, dollhouse (!?!) and green-velvet jacket or save the scratch to bid later on the oil paintings of Adolf Hitler's parents?South Coast Auction of Santa Ana is unloading the Worm's clothing, furniture and memorabilia on Wed ... More >>
Brats Berlin Facebook Someone asked me once whether I was worried that there will be a time when we as food writers will run out of places to review. My answer was no. There will be never be a time when there won't be a new restaurant somewhere. This month is proof of that. We observed at at leas ... More >>
Scott Ian, Anthrax's rhythm and lead guitar player, just announced he's not going to be touring with the band he formed 30 years ago due to the upcoming birth of his first child. He said, "This decision to miss these shows was a deeply personal one. I
co-founded this band July 18, 1981, and for ... More >>
Flickr user InfrogmationThe saviors of Oktoberfest?The big food story going around the Internet right now is Slate's piece on the decline in Germany's beer culture. It's a relatively well-written piece, with a lot of history and anecdotes thrown in, but something nagged throughout--hadn't I read ... More >>
Headline: Police: Boy Hit By Undocumented Driver Will Need SurgeriesComment by WICKEDWHITE: When two candidates are running to be the next California Governor have three different debates and one of them is in Spanish then the end is near !Comment by HEREWEGOAGAIN420: If this would have been an a ... More >>
Headline: 81-Year-Old Charged with Killing Man for Singing in VietnameseComment by DMTRANTHAIVAN: next time don't sing in vietnamese. Please do it in Chinese because we have so many chinese here.Comment by JIMMYTHEGREEK10: Or in mexican, cuz they're crawling all over our southland like cockroache ... More >>
By now, everyone's heard that dear old Moz called the entire population of China a subspecies in a recent interview with the Guardian. "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals
and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that
the Chinese are a subspecie ... More >>
Ryu KasaiJohn Tejada works his turntable magic"If you say the word techno, people assume you're playing hard, banging music, and that house is always deep with vocals and congas," says Palette Recordings label boss John Tejada. "Not true. I feel genre descriptions have really lost all focus." Approp ... More >>
17 Hippies mashes up the torrent of sounds that flooded West Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.If Gogol Bordello is the Rolling Stones of gypsy punk, 17 Hippies must be their more literate Beatles counterpart. Berlin's "orchester spezial" plays a dizzying, high-energy mixture of French so ... More >>
By Waleed Rashidi
January 12, 2008
Better than: Savage Garden fronted by Fred Savage, that's for damned sure.
Download: A live version of "Jamahiriya."
Some bands get back together because the money's too good. Others reunite simply 'cause it's supposedly the honorable ... More >>
Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now.
Burning Off Impurities
Release date: May 1, 200 ... More >>
In which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now.
Brone and Wait
(Echochord; available through Forced Exposure)
Release date: April 17, 2007
Mikkel Metal (Copenhagen ... More >>
One of the intriguing minor stories to come out of this year's World Cup is the exuberant waving of the German flag by a somewhat unexpected group: Germans. In Der Spiegel Online, Marc Young writes: "Germany is awash in a sea of black, red and gold [the colors of the current German flag, as you know ... More >>