Christopher Jordan Dorner's infamous manifesto identifies around 40 Southern California law enforcement officers he believes have wronged him. Indeed, those passages burn most of the rambling post's 6,000 words. But Dorner also cites films, TV shows, celebrities, athletes and newsmen he likes, inclu ... More >>
[Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.]
By: Mike SeelySee Also:*Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.
Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>
This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to b ... More >>
Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>
We're certainly no strangers to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's musical talents on this blog, but last night on Jimmy Fallon's late night show, he was pretty spectacular. Actually, both Fallon and Gordon-Levitt were spectacular, channeling David Bowie and Axl Rose (respectively) on the most unlikely songs ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Girl TalkMarch 19, 2011Fox TheaterGirl Talk's sold out show at the Fox Theater was one massive dance party, '90s MTV spring break style, with hundreds of college-aged kids grinding on each other and balloons and giant beach balls filled with confett ... More >>
Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyHunt in the hunt.Hunt, Hunter, Hutchens: Do you know who's who? The safe bet is that, even after a fairly testy campaign for the Sheriff's seat, voters are still pretty confused by that whole the-candidates-all-have-the-same-name thing. Tonight, though, we find out ... More >>
Few shows split the masses like American Idol. Millions live for the program. Me? Not so much. I have seen a total of about 12 minutes. Simon Cowell makes me want break stuff as do most of the histrionic-prone vocalists featured on the show. But I do like what alum Kelly Clark ... More >>
Taylor Herron photographyIt's always interesting to hear people say the good hip hop doesn't exist in Orange County. It's a rather defeatist attitude. Don't you know all you have to do is turn over the right rock to find what you need? In this case, the Lake Forest emcees of Rock Bottom are just ... More >>
Ah, yes, the only American Idol winner that ever mattered--not to mention the only one we don't hate--Kelly Clarkson visited the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa last night. It was beautiful, it was crowded, there was plenty of kettle corn and beer strewn about... and photographer Chris Victorio ... More >>
It was a busy weekend in OC Weeklyville, but what else is new? Here's some of the cool stuff we were at the past couple days:Wango Tango at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater: Black Eyed Peas! (Pictured.) Kelly Clarkson! Flo Rida! Lady Gaga! Somewhat inexplicably, All-American Rejects! Chris Victorio hun ... More >>
It's, apparently, radio station concert season--tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine is KIIS-FM's Wango Tango show, featuring pop luminaries as illustrious as Kelly Clarkson herself (pictured); next Saturday at the same venue is the Weezer-fronted KROQ Weenie Roast.The Black Eyed Peas ... More >>
OMG. Fairs and Kelly Clarkson, two of my favorite things, together at last on July 23. What a day.The lineup for acts for this year's OC Super Fair is shaping up, and if you like nostalgia, well, this is the event for you! Other than Ms. Clarkson, it's pretty much all oldsters: Hearts, Moody Blues, ... More >>
Well, kinda...For those who can stay up late, MTV has announced a novel concept called AMTV. The show, which airs from 3-9 a.m. Monday through Thursday, does nothing but air music videos for six hours. Call me crazy, but this might be the start of something new. I mean, I could even see this expandi ... More >>
KIIS-FM held their December "Jingle Ball" concert at the Honda Center, and they're returning to Orange County for their spring "Wango Tango" concert, happening May 9 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. It's an equally impressive pop-filled lineup, featuring among others, as you've no doubt guessed ... More >>
In the most awesome co-headlining tour since 2004's "The Independent Tour" with Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken, buzz-building Seattle-originated bands Low vs. Diamond (who were here last month opening up for Santogold) and Barcelona are currently on the road together.
Cool, right? What's cooler is t ... More >>
Better Than: Whatever else you could have done on a Tuesday night.
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So… I've got this part-time job where, in three years, I haven't worked one second of overtime. Until last night. This meant having to scramble to g ... More >>
Over at her Deadline Hollywood Daily column, Nikki Finke charts all the controversies swirling around American Idol contestant Tom Lowe.
Her piece begins:
American Idol 6 would be nothing without its controversy. The latest: 28-year-old ex-British boy-band'er Tom Lowe is the target of not just one ... More >>
Sat., Nov. 18: Too bad there's already a Best of the Lemonheads album on the shelves, and badder still that it was compiled by Atlantic Records (and not lead Lemonhead, Evan Dando): tonight's set would have made an epic greatest hits tracklist. Tunes from Come on Feel laid like cozy bed buddies wi ... More >>