The hottest crowd-funding project in the world right now is Washington DC resident Erick Sanchez's admirable Kickstarter effort towards getting yacht rock great Kenny Loggins to play a 75 minute acoustic set in his living room. You read correct, Sanchez's quest to raise the $30,000 in order to bring ... More >>
We're still chuckling over this humorous Jimmy Kimmel Live skit that aired last week, during which Kimmel translates the lyrics to Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' into layman's terms: Side note: We wonder what director Amy Heckerling would have to say about Azalea's Clueless-inspired (AKA: blatant recreati ... More >>
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
Sharon Barragan has a soft spot for white rappers--so sue her. While often derided as novelties who rarely last in the hip-hop game, there's something about these artists and their anglo flow that the comedienne can't stay away from. Since the dawn of the 90s, there's been quite a few that have mad ... More >>
You'd have to be from another planet to not remember Bobcat Goldthwait from his hit roles in Police Academy, Shakes the Clown, as the lovable and severely twisted puppet "Mr. Floppy" on Unhappily Ever After, or from one of his many screaming and screechy stand-up acts. But my oh my how things have c ... More >>
I'll admit...I feel good about talking to someone that I might actually be taller then. It's few and far between in my life. As they say, good things come in small packages and when it comes to comedian Brad Williams, don't let his miniature frame fool you because this guy is supplying gigantic laug ... More >>
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and actor/director/producer/Jimmy Kimmel fuck buddy Ben Affleck (D-Massachusetts) reportedly had a little tussle at a House Armed Services Committee hearing this week.The heart of the matter that split the pair was not the proper use of undocumented fol ... More >>
Introspective, horn-filled electro-funk tribe Rubblebucket are going through changes. Mostly of the growing pain variety. One year ago, if you'd told the eight-piece Brooklyn band that they'd be on millions of televisions across the country bouncing around in a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, ... More >>
With a fresh start and a new look, the reggae/rap anomaly puts his evolution on record
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See updates--including a HILARIOUS mugshot of Busted-amonte AND a perp-walk shot--at the end of this post ORIGINAL POST, JULY 2, 5 P.M.: Just got a press release from the Orange County District Attorney's office that SanTana councilmember Carlos "Busty" Bustamante was arrested this afternoon and is ... More >>
See also: Our review of KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta Since forming in 2002, the Silversun Pickups have spread their catchy indie/alt rock from Silver Lake across the globe. Today, their third full-length, Neck of the Woods, will be released via Dangerbird Records. Recorded in Topanga Canyon under the ... More >>
Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness April 7, 2012 Gibson Amphitheatre There is nothing like live comedy and when you get an exceptional lineup of great talent, you can't help but to be excited for the night ahead. Taking our seats in the Gibson was easy because the drink lines were long as hell a ... More >>
The Naked and Famous' March 19 show at the Observatory has been moved to March 20 to accommodate the band's Jimmy Kimmel appearance. Which, you know, sucks if you'd reserved a babysitter and all for March 19, and can't actually go to the show the day after, but hey--thing of the greater good! Al ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Who will be this year's Young the Giant?
Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyUPDATE, NOV. 21, 1:10 P.M.: We just received a press release confirming the show. Get more details on how to get tickets at the bottom of the post. ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 20, 2011, 1:21 A.M.: While checking out the Pixies tonight in LA, we heard whisperings of an unanno ... More >>
That Jimmy Kimmel, he's been on a roll lately. For Halloween, he asked parents to tell their kids they ate all of their candy and then videotape their responses. The results? Way more tears than should ever be shed over high-fructose corn syrup and some really freaking cute kids. If you have ... More >>
Manny Pacquiao can knock a dude out, but can he hit falsetto? The Filipino boxing champ and congressman has long moonlighted as an amateur crooner--check out these five YouTube videos--but now he's turning his passion into a full-fledged third career. This week, his single, "Sometimes When W ... More >>
The story of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's family maid-turned-baby mama will be the subject of a Lifetime movie.At least The Mildred Patty Baena Story is a go if comedian Kathy Griffin is to be believed.She shared the clip that follows after the jump on Jimmy Kimmel Live rece ... More >>
Bringing joy to grown men who collect action figures, the German shock rock band Rammstein is touring North America for the first time since 2001. Although they play a generic strain of industrial metal, Rammstein makes up for their sonic deficiencies with an outlandish stage show of blinding ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Kevin & Bean's April FoolishnessApril 2, 2011 Gibson AmphitheatreFeeling like a herded cow, we fought through the crowd just in time to enjoy Cleto & The Cletones, who were the house band once again for this year's Kevin & Be ... More >>
Myspace.comUPDATE, 6:52 P.M., Jan. 19: The Cold War Kids will have time to redeem themselves and prove they still have the talent. The band will perform at the Bootleg Theater on Jan. 24 and inside Amoeba music store in Hollywood on Jan. 25. These, along with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ... More >>
Michael MinichielloThe Wonder YearsOn Friday, the Wonder Years play at Chain Reaction in Anaheim--and yes, we feel your eyes rolling a bit at the name. We still haven't quite gotten over Crystal Castles and Final Fantasy ourselves, to name just two. But the Philadelphia-based band, who look more ... More >>
In a move that raises him 50 gazillion cool points, Josh Groban appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night to promote his latest album, The Best Tweets of Kanye West. In the must-see spoof, Groban crooned, in beautiful operatic form, the gems of the rapper's Twitter stream, including "Do you know ... More >>
The leader of the multiracial, multigenerational, mulitgenre funk outfit has another declaration to make
The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline
Last week Social D announced that they were going to be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!--yes, a TV show--for the first time in their 30-year career. Last night, it finally happened. (Like we said before, this probably means American TV, since they've been on other European TV shows before.)The ... More >>
www.myspace.com/socialdistortionIt's strange to hear that Social Distortion, a band that's been around since 1978, is making its TV DEBUT on December 6. I'm assuming this means network TV and not, like regular TV, since I've seen a bunch of clips of them on European TV shows and cable channels. ... More >>
We found out from the House of Blues early this morning that the K'naan show tonight at the House of Blues was canceled. Alas, neither the venue nor the publicist could give us a reason for the cancellation. Do you know why?
1iota.com, the event website responsible for the distribution of taping viewing tickets for shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, just sent out an alert that they're looking to fill over 1,000 seats for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Interested in seeing Lady Ga ... More >>
Runner Runner: Good promo pic, or the best?This week, no one wrote about Orange County music. Well, some people did. But less than usual. Step it up, blogosphere...
www.myspace.com/miikesnowDon't know where to go this weekend? Heard Mentality makes it easy--here's the rundown of great music coming to town.
http://www.myspace.com/dirtyheadsThe latest from our Huntington Beach's the Dirty Heads: They'll perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. Catch their two-song set, one of which will be the No. 1 single "Lay Me Down," at 12:05 a.m. on ABC.
Christopher VictorioStacy Clark enjoys some Stereofix. On Saturday night, Turkey and Friends helped put together an awesome lineup of talented bands to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Local faves like Stacy Clark, Stereofix, Beta Wolf, the Relative Strangers, We Are the Pilots ... More >>
Alt-rockers Something Corporate, one of the biggest band to come out of Orange County in past decade, has confirmed they will reunite following a five-year hiatus to headline Bamboozle California 2010. The festival takes place March 27-28 at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. No offical word yet on what ... More >>
Every two-bit party hack, corporate lobbying group and, yes, of course, The Chosen One can get TV airtime to sway the masses this way and that, to and fro, the hot issue du jour. But make that issue the legalization of marijuana so that it may be taxed to save our state from going into the shitter a ... More >>
Why did NASA send a titanium copy of the latest Linkin Park album to every planet in our solar system? Well, to kill off any interest that the aliens may have had in invading earth. That's one of the many jokes in the considerable arsenal of Neil Hamburger, "America's youngest comedian." For those ... More >>
Review by Reza Allah-Bakhshi The Helio Sequence with Modern Memory and The Builders and the Butchers Detroit Bar Feb. 28, 2008 Better Than: Not going to see a rad band. Download: "Keep Your Eyes Ahead" off the Helio Sequence Myspace page. I arrived at Detroit halfway into Modern Memory's set. ... More >>
When you interview a comedian, there are nearly always more good lines than can fit in an article. So go check out my interview with Bobcat Goldthwait first; then come back here and check out the extra stuff that didn't quite fit. Bobcat likes OC "I’ve performed behind the orange curtain a few ti ... More >>
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