After wading through a nearly full parking lot of cars, some--according to their plate frames--from as far away Valencia, Riverside and, yes, Kentucky, which is where Lebowski Fest started 12 years ago (Louisville, to be exact), your intrepid reporter tonight ran into Barry Asher, the "master bo ... More >>
Friday, March 1 Super Diamond House of Blues Anaheim Remember the movie Saving Silverman with Steve Zahn and Jack Black? It was about a couple of lovable loser musicians whose idol was none other than Neil Diamond, the psuedo-rock crooner from your parent's generation. Sometimes truth is stranger ... More >>
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Tenacious D The Wiltern 7/31/12 The last night of a band's tour usually serves as a victory lap of sorts. Either they can do it slowly and savoir the feeling that the end is near, or they could sprint towards the finish line while putting on a memorable show. Last night at their homecoming gig at t ... More >>
The new old Port Theatre of Corona del Mar is ready to have the butts of locals fill its seats again.Opened in 1950 along Pacific Coast Highway and closed for the past 14 years, the Port opens to the public Friday with a slate of films including Bernie, First Position and Safety Not Guaranteed, acco ... More >>
Deep in the heart of Texas with Richard Linklater's latest
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.If there was one good cause to reunite for--that is, other than the fans, of course--it's Yo Gabba Gabba!. Rocket From the Crypt singer John Reis posted this awesome photo on his official Facebook account Friday, along with this caption: AP-ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT REUNITE! ... More >>
Since its inception in 2007, the fandemonium over Record Store Day has only grown. Drak, owner of Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach, expressed his awe of fans last year who flooded into his store "like mice after a piece of cheese. It's amazing." It's no wonder they do--each year on the third Sa ... More >>
Seth Rogen schlubs it up in Michel Gondry's 3-D spectacle
myspace.comNew Year's resolutions are usually either corny or totally boring. However, it's always interesting to read resolutions from celebrities, even if they are pretty much the same corny or boring ones we no-names makes for ourselves. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the p ... More >>
Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New TimesJimmy BuffettHere's what we didn't write about this week in Orange County music news. Aside from perhaps Dusty Rhodes, much of the leftover news this week is about old guys. Enjoy!
Justin ShadyA few months ago, I had five epiphanies at Lucha VaVoom. What it is, basically, is a burlesque/wrestling/comedy show featuring colorful costumes worn by character wrestlers (such as Dirty Sanchez) and commentary by comedians such as Dana Gould and Tom Kenny (Jack Black had sat in once ... More >>
Sesame StreetSesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>
With the weekend fast upon us, the Glass House is preparing to maximize their Friday show schedule. Kicking off tomorrow afternoon with a benefit concert for Haiti from the School of Rock All-Stars (just like kids from that Jack Black movie, only better), the Pomona venue hosts a celebr ... More >>
Couldn't outsmart Hermosa despite our costume.Face it, Orange County: You can't fool all of the people all of the time. At least not people in Hermosa Beach, where resident/activist Geoff Hirsch yesterday revealed a once top secret Orange County nefarious plot to takeover his city' ... More >>
Brandon FergusonTrainwreckJuly 10, 2010DiPiazza'sWhether you're in on the joke or not, watching a band featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D fame can be a little confusing. Performances by the bald-pated minstrel and his musical minions delivering irony-laced homages to all things bloat-rock beg th ... More >>
If you like your Southern rock served with a side of perverted comedy, mullet wigs and unbridled manliness, Trainwreck just might be the band you've been waiting for. Formed by funny man guitarist Kyle Gass, known best for his work with Jack Black in Tenacious D, Trainwreck is a he ... More >>
Listen to the message above. It's one Sandy Roberts, outraged that my alma mater, UCLA, chose me to give their commencement speech this month. I was confused at first, though, because I couldn't figure out what exactly upset her so much about me. Was she a Know Nothing? A pedophile apologist? An ... 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 >>
Is lucha libre imagery played out? Can we blame the abysmal 2006 Jack Black "comedy" Nacho Libre for that? (Please? It really was pretty laughless.)
On film, Orange County has been subjected to bioscience (Creator), thinking simians (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes) and Jack Black (Orange County). But are we ready for clueless babes, a serial slasher and flesh-eating zombies? EEEEEENNNNKTTT!!! Time's up. They're on the way whether we're ready ... More >>
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox
More entertaining than the actual movie!
Mike Relm looks like Central Casting's idea of an IT geek. But in reality he's a San Francisco-based laptop disc/video jockey who rocks parties with a rather shocking ferocity. Relm’s like a West Coast Girl Talk, but with shit-hot scratching and graphic skills. The Relm m.o. is to take familiar ... More >>
Foxes On the Stun: Long Beach lasses Civet create punk rock that's rated XX
Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick kick things off by announcing a special screening of some early footage from Coraline, their new stop-motion collaboration. It'll be later in the evening at a nearby theater, and passes can be had at the Rogue booth. Those sitting in Hall H all day at the actual panels ... More >>
Like any great actress, Orange County native Azia Kim is skilled in the art of bullshit. So profound are her chops that she successfully fooled an entire 210-resident dorm at Stanford University into believing that she was a second-year biology major. She went so far as to buy textbooks for classes ... More >>
OnDVD: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
Tenacious D gets the band back together, and . . . and . . . and?
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg/Zemeckis Monster House
'Real-life Mexicans not only dont care about those stereotypes, they embrace them'
Nachos funnier than Napoleon, which isnt sayin much
Mr. Show With Bob & David: The Complete Series
Slacker musician teaches preppie tykes to unleash their inner rockers
Adelphia to OC: Adios!
How to become your own big-ass music label
The hating of Tenacious D
Spellbound in Shallow Hal