Both DJ/producer Singularity and singer Nilu are pretty much blowing up these days, so what happens when you put both of them into the musical mix? The answer is revealed upon first listen to "Horizon," their collaborative effort released earlier this month. The song is the title track and lead sing ... More >>
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What happens when a slingshot hobbyist and YouTube video maker named Joerg Sprav--who has an accent and a diabolical cackle of a James Bond villain--takes on the Oreo separation challenge that Nabisco commissioned a few scientists and inventors to undertake as projects a few weeks ago?Awesomeness, t ... More >>
As we noted in our feature on one of our favorite local bands Well Hung Heart a few weeks ago, there's more to more than the simple act of rockin' out. With their production company GROWvision, Greta Valenti and Robin Davey are accomplished producers whose work on shows like the music showcase Live ... More >>
Even though we're thankful that the whole Mayan apocalypse prediction turned out to be false, it's worth noting that not everyone escaped calamity in 2012. Judging by the viral footage from the local TV station's New Year's Eve live broadcast on Monday, it appears Channel 56 KDOC endured one of the ... More >>
[Locals Only] The rock couple are more than just another boy-girl duo
Your slinging back a few at the bar. You take two quarters out of your pocket and place them on the rim of a glass on opposite sides. Then you bet your friends another cocktail that you can lift the glass only by touching the quarters. Your friends tell you you've had too much to drink. You insist y ... More >>
At high noon on Sept. 29, an oval-shaped unidentified flying object was seen flying southeast of the Balboa Pier over Newport Beach.Six short days later, there were reports of black helicopters hovering in Orange County skies.What in Mulder and Scully is going on here?
Eddie Lin--the adventurous eater and intrepid writer behind Deep End Dining and Extreme Cuisine, contributor of radio segments on Good Food at KCRW and occasional articles here on this humble rag--has announced a new project called "Kamikaze Kitchen."
Cooking With Dog (not what you think), arguably the best YouTube cooking show out there, has been back for a while after the chef was injured in a bicycle accident earlier this year. Their latest recipe shows them how to make pineapple ice cream, a favorite in subtropical Okinawa, without the u ... More >>
Did you see that egg-yolk-separating-water-bottle trick video that Michelle posted about this morning? I was one of the many people who were mesmerized by the revelation of that YouTube clip this past weekend. It's one of those slap-your-forehead moments that makes you say, "Why didn't I think of th ... More >>
Making a fourth season of Arrested Development, the side-splitting comedy more realer about Orange County than any reality show claiming to depict the real OC, is succeeding because of Netflix, according to Mr. Tobias Fünke himself, David Cross. That's not a reference to the tens of millions of vie ... More >>
VidCon 2012, a third annual gathering at the Anaheim Convention Center of the stars, fans and companies of video media on the Interwebs, kicked off with an industry-only party Thursday night, but today and tomorrow are the main events anyone who pays or has an invite can attend. Spotted on the floor ... More >>
It seemed a forgone conclusion that the cook book of cook books, Modernist Cuisine, by Nathan Myhrvold, would win a James Beard award of some kind (my bet was for The Cookbook Everyone Talked About But Few Can Afford To Buy Award); but the 2,438-paged, 46-pound and $625-tome not only won the Cookboo ... More >>
A recent YouTube video features Ed Dearborn, executive director of the Orange County Scientology "org", touting the merits of the organization's Narconon program. Dearborn says Scientology has been "collaborating with the Santa Ana Police Department on our anti-drug education program, which has bee ... More >>
A thoughtful citizen took the time to "document" the homeless in downtown Santa Ana last year. The three-minute "short" probably won't make the Sundance Film Festival, and it has only 15 views on YouTube (three of which are mine). Gentle readers, is the homeless problem getting better or worse in S ... More >>
Some Orange Countians are in the Bay Area this hour not to take in the sights this holiday weekend but to be featured speakers at a national anti-bullying event.The Monster March Against Teen Bullying, which pushed off at 10 a.m. and is to end at the steps of San Francisco City Hall, honors the l ... More >>
If Cooking With Dog isn't the most popular cooking channel on YouTube, it is certainly the most beloved. The series of cooking shorts that details, step-by-step, the creation of more than 70 Japanese dishes was recently selected for a YouTube Japanese Award. Our sister blog SFoodie shares our lov ... More >>
Ahoy! Hott Mt's song featuring Wayne Coyne has surfaced on the interwebs! It's even more spectacular than we thought. The local OC band that traveled all the way to Oklahoma City just over a week ago to barge in on The Flaming Lips front man (and give him their album as a birthday present) didn' ... More >>
In honor of day of the year when gluttony is not only accepted, but celebrated here in America (yeah, that would be all days that end in "y"), we'd only expect Takeru Kobayashi to show us how it's done. On Thanksgiving eve, the competitive eating superstar gobbled 7.5 pounds of turkey in 10 ... More >>
Father's Day is around the corner, and if you're like us, you're just now realizing it. It's okay--you still have time, and OC Weekly is here for you. We decided to make it easy on you and show you some of your options, ranging from simple vinyl record frames to high-tech speaker systems and tu ... More >>
DigiTour 2011 hopes to turn viral audiences into the real thing for YouTube stars during a live six-week 27-city US tour. Their videos may range from cinematic to DIY-simple, but they all have one thing in common: extravagant numbers of Internet views.
Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda on the Famicom in Japan. Sporting top-of-the-line graphics (at the time), open-ended game play, and a vast world full of secrets, many old-school gamers still consider Zelda to be one of the greatest games of all time.One of the most me ... More >>
Antoine Dodson has had his 15 minutes of fame and then some. He received more than 67 million hits on YouTube for "The Bed Intruder" jam, and we're still not over the catchy song that rose to viral fame last summer. Now the bona-fide superstar is taping a reality-show pilot with media compan ... More >>
Get your hands on Dusty Rhode's tasty synthThis week's edition of news stories we didn't write: Buy a piece of Dusty Rhodes- their Prophet 5 synthesizer is now for sale on eBay. Perfect for if you are planning on creating a River Band cover band after they break up. [eBay]
Do you think you've got what it takes to rap with Ms. Krazie? Well, mujeres, now is your chance! Female fans of the rapper have until the end of this week to throw their rhymes into the ring for an opportunity to record with the artist on her next studio album. The month-long "Rap Like Ms. Krazie ... More >>
Correction... Lala: Where music playedIt's not like demise of ultra popular music streaming site Lala.com is shocking to anyone who actually used it. You've had plenty of time to prepare, although, of course, that doesn't make it suck any less.
Remember reading our Q&A with Jennifer Chung? The local college student who has racked up a most impressive 23,000,000-plus cumulative clicks on her YouTube channel? Well, we think it's about time everyone saw Chung perform her catchy covers and originals live. She's at Detroit Bar tonight. " ... More >>
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As part of the resurrection of the YouTube edition of my ¡Ask a Mexican! column...more to come on Taco Bell!
Because I don't get nearly enough abuse, and because this helps me fulfill my daily blogging quota, I bring back the YouTube edition of my spicy columna. Enjoy!
The official opening ceremony and course christening--my, aren't we being Christian--for the 2009 Maloof Money Cup skateboarding competition begins at 3 p.m. at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.Created by Joe Maloof, who will attend the opening with his brother and Palms Hotel/ ... More >>
A guy can't take a shit these days without someone posting it on YouTube the next day. That being said, here are some clips from the Sublime reunion show Saturday night in Nevada with new singer Rome. According to his MySpace page, he's from Newport Beach. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrkfVlCM_SA
After clicking the "play" symbol on 133 YouTube video submissions, judges selected the entry above by UC Irvine student Kyle Good as one of three finalists for the X Prize Foundation's "What's Your Crazy Green Idea?" online video contest. That could bring him a $25,000 check when t ... More >>
Tonight is the annual "Vandals Christmas Formal" at the House of Blues in Anaheim, and we talked earlier this week about No Doubt getting back together in 2009, so what better OCriffic song for today than No Doubt's cover of Vandals Christmas tune "Oi to the World"? None more better.Unfortunately, a ... More >>
28 years gone today . . . Yes, that is indeed a blindfolded Yoko rocking the knitting needles. It's art, y'know . . . Also: I'm avoiding the obvious "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" clip, because all the YouTube ones are supremely cheesy . . .
Weekly contributing writer Dave Barton and his friend Greg Adkins directed and edited this moving No on Prop 8 clip, currently making the rounds of YouTube and even the Daily Kos. The lines being read are from 1 Corinthians. And of course you already knew that Proposition 8 is the November religious ... More >>
Pixies mainman Frank Black (a.k.a. Black Francis and Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) will play Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar Aug. 21. You can get tickets here. I'd post a video right about now, but YouTube appears to be broken at the moment.
One of the fringe benefits of spending an afternoon at Mike McHugh's Distillery Studios recently to watch LA cult-pop figure Ariel Pink and band work on their next album was discovering the existence of a 1964 Russian film titled Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, directed by Sergei Parajanov (sometime ... More >>
Welcome to Heard Mentality's newest regular feature, Video Savant. It will appear every Tuesday, if all goes according to plan and YouTube keeps delivering the audio/visual goods. Video Savant's concept is simple: I scour the vast cyber tundra (mostly the beneficent expanses of YouTube) for unus ... More >>
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