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  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Coachella 2014: Weekend One Party Recap

    Just because you didn't score a Coachella wristband this year, doesn't mean you had to miss out on the Coachella Valley fun. In fact there where are enough pool parties, day clubs, and after-hours events to keep you partying all weekend long while seeing some of your favorite acts on the Coachella b ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2013

    OC Weekly's Year In Review 2013

    Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The Black Keys - The Joint - December 30, 2012

    The Black Keys The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las VegasDecember 30, 2012It was pretty obvious that theThe Black Keys were in a league of their own this year. Some of the highlights of their year include a top slot at Coachella, selling out the Madison Square Garden and numerous nights at Staple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots

    L.A. native DJ Scott "Scotty Boy" Schroer started working in music back in the '90s as our local KROQ DJ. The alternative music radio station helped introduce him to Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers and Underworld. After trying to open a nightclub that completely failed, Schroer moved to Las Vegas t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    [UPDATED:] Philong Huynh, Accused Murderer of Hurley Intern, Will Not Face Possibility Of Death Penalty; Trial Rescheduled

    Philong Huynh will face life in prison, beginning May 23.​Update, Jan. 12, 12:45 p.m.: The trial for Philong Huynh--who is accused of raping and killing Huntington Beach resident Dane Williams in January 2008--was originally scheduled to begin yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 11), but has been pushed back ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    The Offspring Spring Forth

    Memories of growing up in OC mean no nostalgia from front man Bryan "Dexter" Holland

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Ronny Kicks Ass

    "They're rookies," some one said about the promoters as the DJ fudged Ronny Rios's entrance song twice before finally hitting the only track that would coax young Ronny out from his warm up room and into the ring. Born and raised in Santa Ana, 19-year-old Ronny missed the Olympic team by a hair in l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Out of the Pond, Echo Beach Mark World Premieres Tonight

    Two films make their world premieres at the Regency Lido Theatre tonight as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival's 2009 Action Sports Film Series.First, at 6:15 p.m., it's Out of the Pond, Irvine-based, action-sports clothier Billabong USA's new film from director Chris Heffner that follows the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Welcome to the Poorhouse: We're All in the Same Somali Boat

    One thing learned while wallowing in indebtedness, deadbeatness and utter-lack-of-hopeness is there are apparently a lot of people facing similar circumstances right now. People you've just met. People you've known for years. People you would expect to know better than to be in the same piss-poor fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Last Night: Coldplay, Shearwater, Jon Hopkins @ The Forum

    By Andrew Youssef Better Than: Watching the video for "Viva La Vida" on your new iphone. Download: Previously unreleased track "Death Will Never Conquer" from the It's fitting that the Forum is primarily used as a church these days, with the occasional concert scheduled for variety. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    The Sex Pistols at The Joint, Las Vegas, June 7, 2008

    [The Sex Pistols are playing only one US date on their current tour. Ben Marcus went to Las Vegas to file this review of their opening date for Heard Mentality.] Jonesy’s Jukebox on Indie 103.1FM is a guilty addiction we’ll have to live without for most the next three months—all summer long w ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Goof Prevention Squad

    Famous friends make Sublime tribute album

  • Culture

    August 5, 2004

    The Gods Must Be Crazy

    ShotPaks takes a good idea straight outta South Africa to a liquor store near you

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004
  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Such Nice Boys!

    Suddenly famous, the guys in Lit figure out how to mix high-octane success with being as nice as they ever were