March 1, 2013
Originally slated to appear with Iggy and the Stooges but ultimately rescheduled and substituted with Patti Smith, Morrissey easily sold out the Staples Center. The show seemed to be in jeopardy when various volleys were exchanged whether meat would be served ... More >>
By: Daniel Hopkins[Editor's Note: Ask a Failed Musician is a new column from our sister music blog at Dallas Observer, in which Daniel Hopkins helps struggling musicians make sense of their careers and offers advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for him. But ... More >>
Kevin Lara/OC WeeklyHoneypieHoneypie, Skee, I Hate You Just Kidding, Button Willow Locomotive, Kacie YoshidaMalone'sJan. 24, 2012And the gold star for best performance goes to--in this critic's humble opinion--Honeypie. Simply put, they were head and shoulders above the other four bands in last n ... More >>
Jeffrey Ross is best known as a shit talker. A master roaster, if you will. Rather, "The Roastmaster General." With a hilarious book under his belt, "I Only Roast the Ones I Love: Busting Balls Without Burning Bridges," Jeff is all that and then some. With upcoming projects like a movie starr ... More >>
Every little girl wants to be a princess, right? Right! Hell, even some balding, thirty-something Hungarian freelance writers want to be a princess! Why should all the princess love be wasted on little girls?!?Ahem... but I digress.Disney unveiled plans this week for Princess Sofia, a new li ... More >>
Robert Fayette / OC WeeklyBarrett Johnson at the Gypsy Lounge on March 3.Burly and bald-shaven, Orange acoustic songwriter Barrett Johnson looks like a tough guy. Listen to his songs, though, and you get the image of a dude who's sensitive, smart and perpetually heartbroken. We're not saying tough g ... More >>
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Before I wrote this week's news article, "A Bone Marrow to Pick," about Matthew Nguyen and bone marrow donation, my assumption of the whole process came from watching Grey's Anatomy. It was the third season and Izzy Stevens (Katherine Heigl) had to donate bone ... More >>
Sure, at first glance, these shows tonight don't appear to have a lot in common with each other. And uh, well, maybe they don't. But they both have strong local ties, which is potentially the most important thing.
Derick AlexanderHo, hum, another day, another Orange County-based reality show. At least Costa Mesa resident, actor and Chapman University film school graduate Derick Alexander hopes the pilot for Pro Cheer Danz he is shooting Friday night at Sutra Lounge in Triangle Square will become a full-blown ... More >>
Herman (Matthew Lillard) and Rose (Nora Zehetner) get a jump on their relationship in "Spooner."This post is based on one of life's happy accidents. Folks at the Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs through Thursday, asked weeks ago if I wanted to write about a film called Spooner, which was dire ... More >>
I'm torn...and confused. Is a Tuesday night in Orange County supposed to be this good? This diverse? Driving through city borders in Central and South Counties offers plenty in the way of eclectic sonic energy. Tonight's assorted showcases offer everything from flirty Coachella-esque pop (sorry, it' ... More >>
Suddenly, has the Fray become a part of your past? Becoming the part that don't last? Are you losing them, and its effortless? Well, the pioneers of Grey's Anatomy-rock and the similarly minded Jack's Mannequin, led by Orange County product Andrew McMahon, are coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ... More >>
Sure, it's fun to sit at home on election night and watch the results come in. I mean, think of all the great moments: Russert with the whiteboard, Florida "erroneously" being called for Gore, and, uh, other things that happened in years other than 2000.
But what if you could watch these things - a ... More >>
Music Editor Dave Segal is somehow able to mentally catalogue every CD that he comes across. I know this because on a regular basis I wheel my chair across massive distance of four feet to his desk, throw several adjectives at him and delight at whatever he suggests I listen to.
Heart-wrenching blu ... More >>