Saxophonist John Coltrane would have been eighty-seven years old today, had he not passed away from liver cancer cancer in 1967. This untimely death means the icon is preserved at the peak of his artistic powers. As both a fiery tenorman and a sensitive balladeer, Coltrane inspired hundreds of thous ... More >>
We love the arts. We love Nirvana. We love when people paint portraits of Kurt Cobain that don't resemble him at all. Please enjoy this selection of fan art for sale on etsy. And artists, please don't be discouraged...we offer our suggestion of a comparable celebrity who your painting really resembl ... More >>
See Also:*Doheny Days: Day One - Doheny State Beach - September 8, 2012*Doheny Days: Day Two - Doheny State Beach - September 9, 2012*FIDLAR on What it's Like to Party with the HivesSummer isn't officially over until you've had some lobster in your belly. And since the 14th Annual Port of Los Angele ... 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 >>
Twenty five years ago today, No Doubt played their first show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, opening for ska legends the Untouchables. (They played second among 14 bands.)According to the No Doubt fansite Beacon Street Online (who first published the poster today), the band's official site m ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 10, 10:43 A.M.: The Cuckoo's Nest documentary We Were Feared rolled on a screen at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Wednesday night, and contributing photographer John Gilhooley was there, just as he had been for the world premiere at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Click here to s ... More >>
That old-time racism that once marked Fullerton is rearing its ugly head right now over at the Friends for Fullerton's Future blog, in the comments section in a simple post about the future of the Chicano murals near the Lemon Street overpass. Of course! As we've noted before on this blog, Fuller ... More >>
We Were Feared, the documentary that premiered at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival about the dearly departed Cuckoo's Nest punk rock club in Costa Mesa, is making a curtain call around the country.Ivan Correa, the president of Endurance Pictures and co-producer of the film, says We Were Feare ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyJack Grisham's life has taken more twists and turns than the PCH. The 49-year-old gained early notoriety as the lead singer of seminal Orange County punk rockers TSOL. After five years fronting the group, Grisham left amid rumors of substance abuse and acrimony from the ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLady Gaga at the Staples Center Aug. 11MTV reports that Lady Gaga is going to perform at one of the Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band concerts taking place at the Orpheum Theater in LA on Oct. 1 and 2 to celebrate what would've been John Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9.A ... More >>
The Hype: By now, any Mark Linkous fan worth his/her sparkle has studied, read about and certainly pirated Dark Night of the Soul (out today on Capitol Records). Originally set for release by Linkous (a.k.a. Sparklehorse) producer Danger Mouse and filmmaker David Lynch back in 2009, this mam ... More >>
This all-girl noise rock band packs old-school melodies with sonic din
The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket? T ... More >>
By RYAN RITCHIEI don't make a habit of waxing poetic about people I've never met, and I sure as hell won't pretend to know anything about Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton that doesn't involve his music. But I was still shocked when I popped on my computer this morning to discover the 60-year-old was fo ... More >>
Last Night: Bloc Party at the Grove of Anaheim, Dec. 15th, 2008.Better Than: Sulking at home while it rains.Download: The "Mercury" video from Bloc Party's Web site.Rain didn't scare away the throngs of kids who soaked up a mesmerizing performance Monday night by noted Britain indie rockers Bloc Par ... More >>
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Reviewing the musical-biopic bonanza of 2007
Ex-Gameface Singer Jeff Caudill Now Rolls with the Goodtimes Band
Indie 103.1’s Surf Junkie Jeff keeps an eye on the waves—and tries to get Jonesy out on the water
JAMES BROWN! WHOS HE?
Gary Burger, 1966
Kid Congo in a cornfield
American Hardcore: overdue homage or underdone whitewash?
Burning Down the House: Al Gore lights our fire
The last band lasts forever
Chris Ziegler spent 25 days on the road with diosmaybe the 25 most important days of their careerand he ended up in a Detroit hospital.
The rock & roll hall of pain
His crime is that hes James Brown
Fullerton College looks back at sex, sex and the Old West
The Red Onions are band-shirt guys
Hitch a ride with the Flash Express
Growing up during the last days of the West Coast jazz scene
Cameron Crowes Almost Famous
Or is his art his life?
Or is he just scamming us?
The far-Right side of Ted Nugents mind
Films to hunt down in this year's Newport Beach International Film Festival
The Offspring vs. the unbearable being of liked-ness