House of Blues menu revamping. Bud Light spokesman. Chopped judge. Aaron Sanchez keeps a hectic schedule, but that didn't stop him from sitting down with us at Downtown Disney's House of Blues patio to chat about guacamole, his TV obsession and rock 'n roll.So what brought you to House of Blues?The ... More >>
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares?
Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
*Former Korn Drummer To Plead Not Guilty In DUI Case
*How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score
*Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12
For as much old-school, OC punk culture as like to dig up here at the Weekly, we always get a little giddy whenever we c ... More >>
As OC Weekly print readers nearing Medicare age know, your humble servant contributed a weekly news digest column called A Clockwork Orange, which some allege was a precursor to Navel Gazing. Remnants still exist somewhere on the webby-nets and in my garage.Well, I am happy to report that some Holly ... More >>
RefusedThe Glass HouseApril 12, 2012Prior to Refused's intensely anticipated show at the Glass
House, frontman Dennis Lyxzen posted a Youtube video on his Facebook artist
page of punk legends The Germs performing "Lexicon Devil" at the Whisky in
1979. Lyxzen remarked that "we are going to do some la ... More >>
Andrew YoussefDinosaur Jr.
December 12, 2011
Last night's Dinosaur Jr. show at Costa Mesa's Samueli Theatre was a three-part affair, each of which seemed slightly out of place in the upscale-but-welcoming Segerstrom Center for the Arts digs. Opening act Pierced Arrows put on ... More >>
Never has a four-sentence announcement instilled so much joy in our hearts. Today we got word that Dinosaur Jr. are performing The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Dec. 12, performing their classic album Bug front
to back.Not only that, Henry Rollins will be interviewing ... More >>
ArcLight Cinemas on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood has come up with an interesting way of picking films for its inaugural Documentary Festival. On its Facebook page, the theater has posted the trailers of 20 documentaries. Anyone can watch and then vote for the film they would like to see the rest ... More >>
Rebecca ArandaOmar Souleyman
July 12, 2011
Was I in Los Angeles last night? Or was I in a Syrian discotheque?
Omar Souleyman is a machine. He's been performing a mix of traditional Syrian folk and dance synth for 17 years, producing over 500 albums. This effort, while long, has not gone ... More >>
Marvel Comics/David LaFuente GarciaSure, the repeal of Proposition 8 is a major political and legal victory for gay rights, but it pales in comparison to a much more significant event in LGBT equality. An affectionate gay couple made the cover of a Spider-Man comic! And we're not talking abo ... More >>
Not too heroic nowadays, are we?Oh, Mel Gibson. Every day this week, we've been treated to snippets of your terrible temper and your sick and twisted thoughts via your ex-girlfriend's recordings of your phone conversations. Even a New York Times columnist weighed in, saying your "guttural
sounds ... More >>
Beth StirnamanSinger/actor/poet/writer/DJ/etc. Henry Rollins is bringing the first American stop of his worldwide 2010 spoken word tour to Solana Beach's Belly Up Tavern on Wednesday, Feb. 17. So far, it's the closest he's getting to Orange County, let alone the state of California, so if you wan ... More >>
Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>
KCRW music director Jason Bentley and I chatted for so long, that I was left with little choice but to split the Q&A into two parts. Part one is here, and enjoy, if you will, part the second, where we talk about upcoming Morning Becomes Eclectic guests, the Stars of Santa Barbara benefit event a ... More >>
Well, here we are again. Monday....ew. But for those of you who came along for the ride at Coachella 2009, the memories are probably still cycling around in your brain somewhere. Otherwise, you'd probably be getting some work done instead of trolling the internet looking for the next Albert Ching bl ... More >>
Sup. Broadcasting LIVE from the Corporately Sponsored AT&T Cool Down Charge Up tent. I am not really doing either at the moment, though.
Philly's Dr. Dog just finished up at the Mojave tent a bit ago, and as Larry David might say, they were "pretty, pretty good." Tracks like "Worst Trip" and "Th ... More >>
I'm way behind the times when it comes to technology. Hell, I just got a cell phone six months ago and that was because my dad -- who works for a company that will not be named -- gave me one. But it's 2009 and I gotta get up to date on what the kids are doing. Hence, I got an external hard drive to ... More >>
Last Night: MC Chris, Totally Michael and Sirah at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Oct. 21, 2008.
Better Than: All three of the "Star Wars" prequels. Sorry, "Revenge of the Sith" apologists.
Download: Totally Michael's self-titled debut, released last week and on iTunes.
MC Chris isn't a fan of the "n ... More >>