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  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    U2's iPhone6 Invasion: What We Learned

    It's been nearly 200 years since anti-Irish sentiments (especially "Irish Need Not Apply" signs) became a part of American history. Now, U2, which hails from Dublin, Ireland, has become the poster child for another unwelcome invasion. Starting September 9th, Apple boasted that it would give U2's new ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2014
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    October 3, 2013

    Melanie Martinez

    Constellation Room

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Has Infiltrated the Hip Hop Community

    While Miley Cyrus claimed to have have "never heard a Jay Z" song on her 2009 hit "Party in the USA", one could say that times have certainly done changed. (Even HOVA himself dissed Cyrus on his recent Magna Carta Holy Grail.). With her much publicized image shift, Miley has found herself not only o ... More >>

  • Film

    June 20, 2013

    In Downloaded, It's Not Stealing, Sharing

    In a new doc, Napster's still playing dumb

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2013


    The Constellation Room

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Why Does Spotify Keep Ripping People Off?

    One reporter goes on a hellish journey to retrieve her $9.99 subscription fee

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Become a Music Geek Using Four Simple Steps

    By: Liz OhanesianI'm not going to begrudge anyone for not knowing who Coachella headliners The Stone Roses are. The simple fact is that their first album, (the only one that really matters), came out in 1989. If you're in college now, you most likely weren't even born then. Plus, The Stone Roses wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Zane Lamprey Turns Getting Drunk Into An Art Form on His New TV Show

    We're sure it has been said before, but just in case you're unaware, comedian/chef Zane Lamprey has the coolest job ever. He traveled the globe in search of local libations on his hit show Three Sheets and on his newest gig Drinking Made Easy, he's on a mission to get the low down on the guzzling ha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
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    November 5, 2012

    10 Classical Albums to Listen to While Studying or Writing

    In 1993, the famous book by Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect, convinced millions that listening to Mozart can have a substantial effect on cognition.  Now, the debate over whether or not music improves intelligence is filled with psychologists, neurologists, teachers, and musicians with so many ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2012

    Radical Something

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Emblem3 Talk About X Factor, Trying to Avoid Being Labeled a Boy Band

    Last week, OC represented itself in the world of reality show contests yet again thanks to a teenage trio called Emblem3 who took the stage on Fox's the X Factor for a live audition. The Huntington Beach group, featuring Drew Chadwick, 19, and brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg (18 and 15 res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Alison Rosen, Former OC Weekling, Boasts 1 Million Downloads of Her Newish Podcast Show

    Alison Rosen has made many best friends since leaving the OC Weekly newsroom many moons ago--a million, to be precise.A day before her birthday, the writer-broadcaster-Adam Carolla newsgirl, can boast that there have been 1 million downloads of her Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    The Beatles' 1 album Is Available As Ringtones...Why Now?

    ​File this under "if everybody else is doing it, we may as well be doing it as well." After years of resistance, the Beatles have finally given into the temptation (or have adapted to the times) and have allowed the songs of their #1 album to be sold as ring tones. Though this would have been in n ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Nacional Records 24 Song Giveaway!

    ​ Looking back on 2011, I posted my top five hip-hop albums of the year for Heard Mentality readers to check out. Had the scope been broader to include more albums and different genres, I definitely would have shown love to a lot of artists featured on Nacional Records most recent iTunes download ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    iTunes, Wired Love Our 'Best of . . .' App, They Really Do!

    Have you downloaded it yet?​You know how we're doing all these Ten Great lists of different local faves (pizza, tacos, etc.) under the "Best of Best of Best of!" category? It's for more than cheap hits--we're slowly trotting out our Best Of . . . app for smart phones and the like, which group toge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Google Music Store Rivaling iTunes Expected To Be Unveiled This Afternoon

    ​Google is expected to unveil a new online music store featuring songs from three of the world's four biggest music companies today, according to reports.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Five Music-Related Things Kids Today Will Never Have

    ​Today I saw a list on Buzzfeed that named the 25 Things Kids Today Will Never Have. Five of those items were music-related, and I immediately got all nostalgic for those things as well. I listed them after the jump, with additional commentary on why they were important to us. Find out what techno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kanye West Jay Z = The Throne: They're a Hip-Hop Supergroup About to Go on Tour

    ​Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne. It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Lil B Sneakily Announces 'I'm Gay' Album Release via Twitter

    ​No fanfare, no media hype, nothing but a  few announcements under 140 characters. Last night Lil B released the album titled I'm Gay on iTunes, calling it a "historical project" and endorsing fans to "be the first!" on Twitter.  We supposed it is historical; after the Berkeley-born rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Clean-Sounding Dave Green of the Filthy Souls

    ​Dave Green of the Brit band the Filthy Souls is performing at the House of Blues in Anaheim tomorrow; he talks to OC Weekly about what his performance is like without the band and working with Bishop Lamont.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Bon Jovi: 'Steve Jobs Killed Music'

    Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New Times​Bon Jovi told the Sunday Times Magazine  that Steve Jobs killed music. How? He used that deadly, deadly weapon called iTunes.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    The Anti-iTunes Stand: Why AC/DC, Kid Rock and Garth Brooks are Still Holdouts

    ​Seriously, we thought iTunes was going to announce something really cool today, but all it was, is that the Beatles are finally on iTunes. Ho-hum, maybe. You might think, who on earth is going to download the White Album in a new format AGAIN?  Well, a ton of people, apparently. After all, T ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2010


    House of Blues

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Weezer and Antoine Dodson . . .

    [Mental Notes] . . .Top our list of Reasons We Love the Internet

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Labzter - Lobster Flavored Crackers

    Edwin Goei​Name: Labzter - Lobster Flavored Crackers Origin: Philippines Found at: Manila Groove, Tustin

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    A Sad Day For Internet Streaming: Day After the Death of Lala

    Correction... Lala: Where music played​It's not like demise of ultra popular music streaming site 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. 

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010
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    June 2, 2009

    On Blast record available at iTunes

    Long Beach's On Blast recorded a full-length album a few months ago. I was one of the lucky ones to get a copy and right away I knew it was good. I also knew if the songs got to the people, the band would have a pretty good chance at making some waves. Well, people, here's your chance.The 12 songs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    On Blast record available at iTunes

    Long Beach's On Blast recorded a full-length album a few months ago. I was one of the lucky ones to get a copy and right away I knew it was good. I also knew if the songs got to the people, the band would have a pretty good chance at making some waves. Well, people, here's your chance.The 12 songs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Today: New Lady Sovereign

    Yes, more Lady Sovereign news from me. Why? Because she rules. That's why.Her latest disc is called Jigsaw and it's out today. You can buy it at these things called record stores or do what everyone else in 2009 does and get it at iTunes. Either way, I'm pretty sure the songs are the same.The first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    New Digital-Only Japanese Motors EP Released Today

    Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors have been as popular lately as the Octomom has been unpopular, selling out theaters across the country with their sweet opening gig on Modest Mouse's current tour. They continue their momentum today with a new digital-only EP, Perception of Reality, available now on iTun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Stephen Colbert on This Fall's New Albums

    From last night's "Colbert Report": Stephen takes on Evolver by John Legend, That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy by Toby Keith, and of course, the once-elusive, now-ubiquitous Chinese Democracy. Sure, it's just a thinly veiled plug for his Christmas special on Sunday, but it's worth it for the iTunes cover ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
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    May 14, 2008

    Matt Costa on Morning Becomes Eclectic

    Huntington Beach's Matt Costa will be performing live on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" today at 11:15 a.m. Tune in to 89.9 FM, or if you're stuck at work, you can listen online at For iTunes users—aren't we all?—there's a link embedded in the "Radio" section of iTunes. Costa wil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    The Mellow Show

    Eric Hutchinson

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Celebrate Record Store Day April 19

    Currently on the endangered species list: your local record store. (You remember those, right?) In a valiant attempt to raise awareness of their existence and importance (and perhaps move some stock), hundreds of independently owned music emporia throughout North America are celebrating Record Store ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    MP3 the Easy Way

    Indie music retail gains momentum online

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    oc weekly <3 cold war kids frank lenz

    it's 5:14 on friday and i'm lazy and i don't feel like rambling on and on and on and on about how much i love music right now. so instead, i will give you the highlights of my iChat conversation with my lovely and amazing lil' assistant, miss vickie chang. i'll even break it into sections, so you mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2006

    more new music, shows next week, shotgunning beers

    acting on a tip from my very good pal harris (all-around sexy kid and one-half of local up-and-comers senior recreation), i purchased kelley stoltz's below the branches off iTunes about 25 minutes ago (having made an unrelated purchase of guided by voices' bee thousand--i lost my old copy--15 minute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2006

    new music, yacht rock and peep surgery

    recent experiments in listening to the same songs over and over and over (and over) again have proven that the following songs have pay little (to no) heed to the law of diminishing returns (which i actually know nothing about, having slept through an entire semester of a.p. economics in high school ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2001

    By Any Means Necessary

    Finding new, free music without Napster

  • Unknown

    June 29, 2000
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    June 1, 2000
  • Music

    May 18, 2000
  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Bandwidth on the Run

    Is Net speed or censorship behind Napster spat?

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