[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. Th ... More >>
OC Weekly started publishing in September 1995, something I remember because I'd been hired on the editorial side four months before that. It's also my memory that our cover story package dissecting the 1994 County of Orange bankruptcy, fallout and lessons learned/ignored was among the first to win ... More >>
High Ground follows 11 wounded warriors and one Gold Star Mom who heal from the ravages of war by climbing 20,000-foot Mt. Lobouche in the Himalayas."Along with recounting their wartime
experiences, they find friendship, and healing on the journey," says Kanani Fong, the military and veteran outrea ... More >>
The stereotype of marijuana users loving Taco Bell is one that goes back years--the munchies, the high, 4/20, and all that--but the commercial marriage of the two have yet to happen. But we're getting there. There was the post I did last month about the Denver-area marijuana dispensary housed in a f ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 6, 3:12 P.M.: "[T]he numbers are suspiciously off all 4 polls taken from March 7
until June 3rd." Yup, that's Orly Taitz, in an update to her earlier OrlyTaitzEsq post titled "What Did We Learn From Observing Corrupt Party Bosses, Rigged Elections and Members of the Lap Dog Media? ... More >>
"The Lost Boys of Summer" cover boy Richard Lee "Dick" Baney of Tustin can point to pro baseball career highlights that include pitching Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" to victory in a divisional playoff game and striking Henry Aaron out twice as "Hammering Hank" closed in on Babe Ruth's all-time ... More >>
Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on ElectricVenue.com. Fans can log in at http://www.electricvenue.com/#/man-overboard-show/4559960491and watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>
Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>
Orange County Register reporter Scott M. Reid, who broke the news last month about sexual abuse allegations against the 1984 Summer Olympics women's gymnastic coach, now scoops the world on Don Peters resigning from his famous Huntington Beach gym and relocating to western Pennsylvania. Pet ... More >>
We bear good news for people who aren't fans of driving out to San Bernardino for shows! Mos Def and Talib Kweli, who performed their stellar set Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star at the hip-hop festival this summer, are currently touring the album, and will be at the House of Blues in Ana ... More >>
It's rare that a crime leads to positive reform without the victim suffering too bad, but that's what happened last week in Indianapolis, when WTHR-TV Channel 13 conducted an investigation of a tow truck company that involved them duping the bastards by leaving a news truck at Taco Bell.
The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>
Courtesy of Garden Grove Police DepartmentRichard Lam NguyenA Garden Grove man who choked his elderly mother to death because she wanted him to study medicine instead of pharmacy was convicted of manslaughter this morning.Prosecutors wanted murder.They did get it for a North Carolina man who help ... More >>
Scott Flanders, just missing the pipe, robe and Depends.Scott Flanders is the president and CEO of Irvine-based, Orange County Register-owner Freedom Communications until July 1, when he becomes the first non-Hefner CEO of Playboy Enterprises. Folio, a magazine/online network for magazine and e-netw ... More >>
OC Weekly (that's us!) ran an article this week on Indianapolis chamber pop band Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, depicting lead singer Richard Edwards as an unabashed grump.Tonight is the chance for you, the reader, to make your own judgments on Edwards and his group, as they're in concert tonig ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>
Closest the British mope-rock kings come to OC is a two-date run at Hollywood Bowl, Aug. 24 and 25. Pre-sale tix are available April 9 and general on-sale April 12.
Grizzly Bear support Aug. 3-15, Liars Aug. 19-28. Radiohead have good taste.
August 1 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
August 3 - Verizo ... More >>