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  • Music

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Five Things EDM Festivals Can Still Learn From Burning Man

    In a new era of double-weekend extravaganzas, of-the-minute EDM rockstars and insanely overpopulated venues, the quality of the music festival circuit is always in question, even as it continues to expand. Those of us spending hundreds of dollars due to ever-increasing ticket prices are often underw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Indio, Here We Come! Our Coachella Coverage So Far

    Coachella is less than a full day away, which means you should get ready for our annual deluge of posts about our reckless, wild time in Indio. We'll be out there in force with our sister paper LA Weekly (they also got festival pre-coverage for dayyyyys) Before that happens, we thought it best to ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    New Chicken and Waffles Joint Opens in La Habra

    Except for the occasional Octomom update, we don't write about La Habra much (and she doesn't even live there anymore), It's so gosh-darned out there it's practically in LA Weekly's juridiction. Even though I grew up there, I remember eating out in Fullerton, Brea and Rowland Heights more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Aaron Sandusky, Inland Empire Marijuana Dispensary Operator, Gets Ten Year Prison Term

    In just the latest and perhaps harshest example of the schizophrenic nature of California's medical marijuana industry, the owner of a trio of Inland Empire medical marijuana clubs has been sentenced to serve a decade in federal prison. As Dennis Romero of the Weekly's sister paper LA Weekly just re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    OC Weekly Nominated for Three Awards at LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards

    The Los Angeles Press Club has recognized the Weekly with three award nominations for their fifth National Entertainment Journalism Awards. The awards ceremony will also honor Jane Fonda with their first Visionary Award (as introduced by Robert Redford) on Nov. 18th at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    How T.S.O.L. Bred LA 'It' Band Fidlar

    ​Speaking of LA Weekly, their print feature this week on Fidlar, the garage punks from Highland Park, revealed that Zac Carper, Brandon Schwartzel, and Elvis and Max Kuehn have pretty solid OC ties. The Kuehn brothers' dad is T.S.O.L. keyboardist Greg Kuehn. According to the Weekly, the "young Ku ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    HARD Haunted Mansion: Skrillex, Major Lazer and Caspa at Shrine Expo Hall

    Timothy Norris/LA Weekly​HARD Haunted MansionShrine Expo HallOct. 28-29, 2011 When I spoke to HARD founder Gary Richards about his goals with the festival series, he made it clear that he wanted to disassociate HARD from the raver scene. His attempts have been semi-successful--though there were no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Occupy Orange County Rallies Support; Plans for Large Protest in Irvine

    ​At least 39 people, many fed up with the death of the American dream, made their voices heard last night thanks to the magic of telephonic conferencing. People with degrees ranging from business management to graphic design, some struggling to find decent paying jobs in a dire economy, called in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    No Age, Guided By Voices and Death From Above 1979 at FYF Fest Last Saturday

    Timothy Norris/LA Weekly​LA's own No Age was another band we were wrongfully excited to see. We believed the hype. Their set began abrasively with screeching feedback and not singing, but more stylistic caterwauling. They had a very primitive punk sound, similar to one a thirteen-year-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    World's Most Expensive Bowl of Pho Goes for $5,000

    Edwin Goei/OC WeeklyAnQi's basic $9 pho. Pretty good, but will $4,991 in gourmet ingredients (and some cash for charity) make it better? We would hope. ​The pho experience is anything but fancy, and that's just fine for all of us at SAFII. Tarnished napkin holders, murky ice water, tattered booths ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Listen to 'Owata,' Smashing Pumpkins' Latest

    ​The Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing their 44-track opus, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, one song at a time, and our sister publication LA Weekly today premiered track no. 10, "Owata."

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Beating of Dodgers Fans at Angel Stadium Reported 3 Days Before Attack on Giants Fan at Dodger Stadium

    ​The eyes of the sports world, especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco, have been focused on the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on April 1.What has received far less notice was the beating of a pregnant woman and her brother, apparent Dodger fans, at Angel Stadium three nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    NSFW: Photos of Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo Championsh*t Wrestling

    Gustavo Turner/LA Weekly​This week's cover story of our sister paper LA Weekly had music editor Gustavo Turnergoing deep into Insane Clown Posse territory to get an exclusive interview with the group's Joe Bruce and Joey Utsley; read his cover story here. The best part of it, though, are the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    James Ellroy, the "Demon Dog of Crime Fiction," Brings LA Noir to Orange County

    ​Los Angeles-based crime novelist and essayist James Ellroy makes the trip south Saturday as the Orange County Screenwriters Association's latest speaker.The author of The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz, The Cold Six Thousand and his autobiographical My Dark Places, speaks at 10 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Weekly Contributor Christine Pelisek Named CNN's Most Intriguing Person of the Day

    ​It may not hold a Roman candle to being a perennial winner of awards and journalist-of-the-year nominations from the likes of the Los Angeles Press Club, but at least the fine investigative reporting of frequent Weekly contributor Christine Pelisek has received national exposure.Moments ago, CNN' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    OC Weekly's Kelly Lewis, Vickie Chang and Gustavo Arellano are Big LA Press Club Winners

    ​OC Weekly won three awards at the Los Angeles Press Club's 52nd annual SoCal Journalism Awards Sunday night at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.Competing for the first time in the large newspapers division (not because our circulation increased that much but because everyone else's has shrunk), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    [UPDATED:] 4 OC Weekly Staffers are Now Finalists for Los Angeles Press Club Awards

    See our fourth finalist staffer in the update near the end of this post. ​Three Four OC Weekly staffers are finalists for awards in the Los Angeles Press Club's 52nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards, including nominees for journalist and designer of the year.As previously announced, R. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Fake craigslist Ad Brings Rush of Lookiloos to San Clemente Home

    From Peepers​Dennis Romero over at our big sis' paper LA Weekly has a post about a craigslist rental advertisement that sent a bunch of lookiloos to a San Clemente pad that was going to be leased out for $3,500 a month.The problem was the couple living in the 2,800-square-foot home had not yet pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Former LA Weekly Classical Music Critic Alan Rich Passes Away at 85

    ​Alan Rich, former classical music critic of our sister paper LA Weekly and Orange County resident, died last Saturday. He was 85. Read more about it here.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Remembering Dash Snow

    Dash Snow and daughter, Secret.Former LA Weekly staffer Daniel Hernandez tells of artist Dash Snow's elusive, invigorating essence in a moving tribute today on the LA Weekly blog. Dash, a generous, relentlessly defiant graf artist and photographer born into the arms of art world nobility, who lived ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Arellano Honored Nationally for ¡Ask a Mexican! Columns

    Gustavo Arellano and his ¡Ask a Mexican! column was honored in the large ciculation category at last week's 2009 AltWeekly Awards presentation during the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) convention in Tuscon, Arizona. Arellano received honorable mention in the "Column: circulation 50,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    OC Weekly Wins 3 Los Angeles Press Club Awards

    Photo by Karyn LawrenceA scene from Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble's "W.A.C. Iraq: A Work in Progress," which Beers reviewed.Yes, that does seem like an odd headline given that Orange County is not located in neither the city nor county of Los Angeles. Despite this, three Weeklings were awar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    For Immediate Release: LA Weekly, Editor to Part Ways

    The LA Weekly is announcing that Editor in Chief Laurie Ochoa and the paper are parting ways after eight years. A former intern, contributor, and special sections editor at the LA Weekly from 1984-1988, Ochoa returned to take over the editor in chief role in 2001. LA Weekly wishes her luck in all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    OC Weekly Receives 8 SoCal Journalism Awards Nominations

    The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    In the Spotlight

    StarDUST (Adventures in Conciousness)

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Party Hangovers

    Last night, I had the privilege of attending the LA Weekly Christmas party. The food was good (meat skewers, hummus, empanadas, brownies), the Coronas free-flowing...but the comment I heard the most whenever I mentioned I was from the OC sister-paper was this: "Man, you guys' Christmas party looked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Congrats to the Man Who Made ¡Ask a Mexican!

    Months ago, while I was in New York for business, I asked my editor at Scribner if the rumor was true: Was the best damn publishing house on Earth really talking with Daniel Hernandez about bringing him into our familia? My jefe said sí, and I rejoiced. Hernandez, for those of you who aren't famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    Photos: Bats Day at Disney

    The family that wears eyeshadow together, stays together. Click the image for more photos of goths at the Magic Kingdom: Oh, and read the related LA Weekly article.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    Photos: Rock the Bells

    The traveling rap festival hit San Bernadino on August 11. Our sistah paper, LA Weekly, has some nifty snaps. Click the image to see the footage:

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    More Fallout from Anti-OC Weekly Article in The Nation

    On newstands now is what we wrote about last month: A Nation piece by UC Irvine professor Jon Wiener criticizing the Weekly's new ownership and the tumultuous turnover here earlier this year. Rumor has it the Nation will print a response by Weekly jefe Ted Kissell, which means our own must be out of ... More >>

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    A Going Home Companion

    Web Exclusive! Robert Altman, R.I.P.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    Chaos at the LA Times

    Nikki Finke at our sistah paper LA Weekly gets the scoop you won't read in the LA Times about their high-level shake-up, where the current publisher has been fired, a Tribune toadie has been hired and editor Dean Baquet has shown himself to be a gutless wonder.

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Shameless Plug

    LA Weekly Detour Music Festival

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Coming to a Utility Pole Near You

    Check it out: This was sent by our pal Mark Mauer at LA Weekly. As we informed him, this Coker fellow has certainly been called Dick. Tracy? Not so much. But Dick: definitely.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2006

    Hooray for Bollywood

    David Chute, who has reviewed for us and LA Weekly many Bollywood films that play at the Naz 8, passes this along. You'll also want to follow the links to the story that quotes David and scroll down to his comments about the You Tube video.

  • Columns

    June 8, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Hooray for the Evil Queen! Crazy sex, evil, awards top local communists perfect month!

  • Film

    April 20, 2006

    After the Crash

    2006 Newport Beach Film Festival has a tough act to follow

    Revised for the Web!

  • Web

    December 15, 2005

    A Very Special Introduction

    Welcome to the new

  • Features

    September 8, 2005
  • Columns

    October 17, 2002
  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Mike Spiked

    OC Weekly publisher Michael Sigman sacked

  • Columns

    January 4, 2001
  • Features

    January 4, 2001
  • Columns

    January 4, 2001
  • Features

    September 14, 2000

    Our Remotest Reader

    Radioactive Beagles Here? Sure!

  • Features

    September 14, 2000

    Out of Nothing, This

    An OC Weekly Time Line

  • Features

    September 14, 2000
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