Do you suppose city and chamber officials would mind if "Welcome to Santa Ana" signs included in small tape "the fourth worst place in America to be a renter?" That dubious distinction comes from a study titled "Rental Bang for Your Buck," which names the five best and five worst U.S. cities for te ... More >>
Claims that Regal Entertainment Group and Edwards Theaters violated labor laws by forcing employees to work for free through break periods has landed inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse. Though the labor law cases were originally filed in places like San Francisco and Los Angele ... More >>
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 about unrequited love being a possible motive in the case and other details that emerged from today's court hearing. See Update Nos. 1-2 on the next page about the charges against Kwang Choi "K.C." Joy and allegations of past violence in Tennessee.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 20, NO ... More >>
UPDATE, Sept. 7, 9:44 a.m.: And what do you know, there's a 20th anniversary edition of Pocket Full of Kryptonite that features the album "as you remember it." Original post, Sept. 6, 10:36 a.m.: Nostalgia for the 1990s has been surging lately, spurred, as nostalgia often is, by a yearning by s ... More >>
When it comes to hip indie film theaters, OC is no LA—but LA is no NYC. Why not?
Courtesy of Sanctuary RecordsRonnie James Dio, we thank you.With the news of the death of Teena Marie over the weekend, it seems 2010 still hasn't quite finished its toll yet. In 2010 we saw some truly tragic losses to the world of music--Lena Horne, Kate McGarrigle, Marvin Isley--but here's our ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyAs we mentioned a few months ago, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach-based, Grammy-award-winning keyboardist for Mars Volta, is now taking some time off Mars Volta to focus on Free Moral Agents.As Ikey expanded his 2002 solo project into a full band five years ago, he corral ... More >>
Andrew YoussefFear Factory at California Metalfest 4The Hype: How many hours of live extreme metal can you handle in a day? Eleven hours, you say? If this strikes your fancy then you were probably at the California Metalfest 4 held this weekend at the Glass House and Fox Theater in Pomona. A mind ... More >>
Late, great OC Weekly music editor Buddy Seigal is shown here (under the stage name Buddy Blue) performing his tune "Gun Sale at the Church" with the San Diego-based, '80s cowpunk band The Beat Farmers (still going strong as The Farmers despite the loss of Buddy and founder Country Dick Montana). S ... More >>
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
American Vertigo expands upon Tocquevilles territory
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Travels with Roxy
Is Paul Suntups life a Talking Heads song?