Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>
The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
May I briefly steal you away from your present obsession about Janet Jackson bitch-slapping Paris and Kristen Stewart's untimely cheating?Okay, Orange Countians, you can finally sigh in relief: Irvine-based Freedom Communications and its Orange County Register are now officially in the hands of Bost ... More >>
By: Katrina NattressStasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White (better known as THEESatisfaction) have had one hell of a year. The indie world fell in love with the funky, soul/hip-hop duo after it released its debut album, awE NaturalE, this March via Sub Pop. Though the ladies broke into the scene th ... More >>
Popping and locking with UC Irvine's dance crew and the movement it helped to create
Damion Young, aka Damizza, has done it all. He started in radio when he was 12 and his drive, passion, and ambition launched one of the most interesting and diverse careers in the music industry. He's worked with legendary greats like Michael and Janet Jackson, Dr. Dre, Mariah Carey, Tupac, Bigg ... More >>
Catch Dutch producer Sander Kleinenberg at Sutra on Thursday, where he stops to promote his debut 5K, out today on his label This Is Recordings. His songs (called "the next level of electronic music") are described as "elegant," "entrancing," "energetic," with "airy dreamscape" thrown in th ... More >>
Jimi HendrixFebruary is Black History Month, and we felt it the perfect time to do one of our patented lists. Today, we are naming Top Ten Rockin'-est songs by black artists. As much as white artists get criticized for performing "black" genres like R&B, hip-hop and blues, many black artists ... More >>
Tyler Perry mangles Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls'
By now, everyone's heard that dear old Moz called the entire population of China a subspecies in a recent interview with the Guardian. "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecie ... More >>
Keith MayNewport Beach Zombie Pub CrawlOkay, so a whooooole lot of things happened this weekend. Like a lot. First up was the Zombie Pub Crawl in Newport Beach, where tons of fabulous zombies dragged themselves to Newps for the first ever undead pub crawl. Sponsored by LocalHipster.com, the all-d ... More >>
Were you working, sleeping, distracted, saving a cat from a tree, organizing your cheese label collection or otherwise unavailable to follow our live Twitter posts from Michael Jackson's memorial? Well, you're in luck, because here they all are (and pics!), both from Matthew Fletcher of the band Sat ... More >>
Last Night: Burlesque Body starring Miss Dakota and Quetzal Guerrero and The WarriorsBetter Than: The shame of withdrawing strip-club money from an ATM on a Wednesday.There were lots of things I could have done on a Wednesday night: read a good book, work on my next story, see a live band, etc. Of c ... More >>
Perhaps you thought the only news coming out of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) lately concerned fresh Nuclear Regulatory Commission complaints about operators being slow to address nagging plant problems (coming six months after an announcement that a battery on a backup generator ... More >>
A 25-track disc comprised of beats made by the late J Dilla is "dropping" (that's hip-hop for "being released") June 2 on Nature Sounds. Dilla was a much-heralded producer who gained fame in the late '80s with the group Slum Village. Many credit him for helping to place Detroit on the hip-hop map, b ... More >>
Last Night: Raphael Saadiq at the House of BluesBetter Than: Trying to fill up a car from the 60s with today's gas prices.Download: Don't download shit, buy the damn album (The Way I See it)Toss Raphael Saadiq's latest album, The Way I See It into any CD player and most people are quick to call it a ... More >>
BY REX REASONSuper Bowl. SUPER Bowl. SUPER BOWL. You can try to escape this unique and uniquely American "holiday," but even if you ignore it, it hangs in the air. Since Super Sunday was the setting when I spoke with Jeff Reese of Fort Collins, Colorado's Underminer--in town tomorrow at Alex's Bar i ... More >>
A local mom is pissed that her daughter was recently approached at Huntington Beach Pier by MTV staffers looking for teens to appear on Sex … with Mom and Dad, which has so shocked the executive director of the Downtown Business Improvement District that she plans to take the matter up with the Ci ... More >>
The Inconvenient Truth is on its way to becoming the box-office champeen of documentaries (pound sand, Michael Moore!). Orders are already brisk for the DVDs that won't be out until November. However, because Truth starred Satan's spawn Al Gore, there's a good chance many holy rollers skipped it and ... More >>
The Over-Reactors are over Orange County
Ain't it weird how the world works? Other than perhaps Griley, no one this hermitted timepiece converses with at the Weekly actually watches Fox's The O.C. anymore. It just started getting too stupid--and not the good kinda stupid that kept us glued to our La-Z-Boys. (Or was that the persistent rect ... More >>
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