John Martin

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Matt Costa's Favorite Stage is Still the Sidewalk

    By: Arrissia OwenHuntington Beach-bred troubadour Matt Costa headed to the misty moors of Scotland to record his latest self-titled release, out February 12 (yeah, that's today!). He intended to record a rootsy, melancholy album entrenched in Americana, but once the jet landed things got a bit cucko ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Orange County Register Flambéed for Fawning Over Frickin' Fracking

    A media watchdog is barking about a recent Orange County Register editorial on an industry-friendly study boosting fracking, the controversial oil drilling technique critics fear causes earthquakes and groundwater contamination.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Teemu Selanne to Open Steakhouse in Laguna Beach!

    This post covers so many categories, where do we begin?Trends come and go, but this one sucks. Back in April, we unexpectedly said goodbye to James Harris and Royal Hawaiian. Jump to last week, when The Cottage was informed of a land sale they had no knowledge of. Another blow to the beach community ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Free Ticket Wednesday: Swedish House Mafia at Los Angeles State Historic Park, March 8

    Swedish House Mafia are truly a bunch of sell-outs. That's not a knock on them, though. What else do you call a group of DJs who sell out every single show on their farewell tour? Since the DJ trifecta of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso joined forces in 2008, it's safe to say they've re ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2004

    Lush Life

    Bukowski in and out of his cups

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Mike Spiked

    OC Weekly publisher Michael Sigman sacked

  • News

    April 6, 2000
  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Starbucks Solution

    Mike Sheldrake figured he was dead when Starbucks opened two stores near his indie coffeehouse. Now his business is up 40 percent.