To the Arctic, MacGillivray Freeman Films' breathtaking 3D IMAX documentary about living beings dealing with climate change at the top of the world, recently won two top prizes at the 2012 Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards.Produced and directed by the Laguna Beach company's co-found ... More >>
Urlesque.comNot part of the contest, but hilarious nonetheless.While anxiously waiting for this year's Coachella lineup annoucement (okay, fine, it doesn't usually come out until January but you never know), we decided to troll the message boards for lineup wishlists. Instead, we saw a contest th ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterWith a multitasking nature and the cutest 3-year-old vegetarian for a son, chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales has a great deal to juggle as chef and owner of Nirvana Grille. Fortunately, she found the time to discuss some of her favorite things, like dairy and spike. FYI: She admit ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyA Perfect CircleJuly 28, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterAfter a smattering of dates on the West Coast back in November, A Perfect Circle returned for a triumphant homecoming show at the Gibson Amphitheater. Sitting down in front of a small toy piano, Billy Howerdel plunked out the ... More >>
Mi TranJames BlakeJames Blake May 24, 2011Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever CemeteryEven before the release of his self-titled album, U.K. electronic artist James Blake had already captured the eyes and ears of every single music website and blog on the internet. The much deserved hype came from h ... More >>
Today marks the forty-first anniversary of Earth Day. As the brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, the observation first held in the United States on April 22nd, 1970 was conceived as a 'teach-in' meant to inspire awareness and action on issues critical to the health of the enviro ... More >>
Montreal's Little Scream renews my faith in music. Singer/songwriter Laurel Sprengelmeyer (who looks like a young Susan Sarandon, apparently) is touring to support her debut, The Golden Record, a gorgeous set of folk/pop songs that she named after the 1977 Voyager space-shuttle time-cap ... More >>
John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyThe AdolescentsOver the weekend, we heard about a group of people in London who get together every month and listen to an entire album, uninterrupted, according to BBC. There is no talking or texting, not even when the record is turned over. Why would anyone do this? you ... More >>
Myspace.comJamesonShuffling Click EPThe original home location Jameson Burt gave on his MySpace page was "a cave in Santa Ana," though he's since abandoned the company of stalagmites for Los Angeles. Perhaps it's not surprising he's played shows at La Cave in Costa Mesa before.Jameson's debut EP ... More >>
Retro-soul singer Aloe Blacc grew up in Laguna Hills, but these days, he's making music all over the world. Currently recording in New York, his album Good Things, out today, reflects his desire to promote social change with songs like "Politician" and "I Need a Dollar." (Download his so ... More >>
Courtesy George KatzenbergerProtected SpeciesAs Billie Holiday sang the blues over the Starbucks speakers, I paged through a box of George Katzenberger's serene landscape photos as he sat next to me, sharing anecdotes about the individual pictures.Shot in Infrared (IR), the photos are hallucinat ... More >>
One day I was poking around MySpace looking for good music (so 2005) and I found Fort Wife on Avi Buffalo's friend's list. I fell in love instantly: Fort Wife's songs were sweet and gentle (like pillows!), but not simperingly sweet, and they're especially good for daydreaming.
The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>
The Time: Thanksgiving, 1976.
The Place: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.
The Occasion: The final concert by the original lineup of the Band, with a jaw-dropping number of guests (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, ... More >>
(photo by Christopher Victorio)
Last Night: She & Him, Lavender Diamond at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Nov. 5, 2008.
Better Than: "The Happening," this summer's M. Night Shyamalan flick that co-starred Zooey Deschanel. But really, what isn't?
Download: The eminently likable "Why Do You Let Me S ... More >>
Blank Blue's Elvin Estela, right, picks five watery/blue classics (and is Joni Mitchell pissed).
In this week's Sprawl of Sound column, I review Blank Blue's Western Water Music, Vol. II. I had hoped to include a list of the duo's favorite albums with the words “blue” or “water” in their ... More >>
Starting Dec. 11, OC Weekly freelance photogrphaer Keith May is organizing an open-mike [sic] night on Tuesdays at Costa Mesa bar/restaurant La Cave.
May is hoping to spotlight aspiring singer-songwriters with his new venture. If you think you have what it takes to be the next Leonard Cohen, Jo ... More >>