Sushi Roku, the L.A.-based sushi joint probably most known as where the celebrities get their California rolls, is going to open its first Orange County location at Fashion Island across from True Food Kitchen, next to Macy's. The chain--part of a restaurant group that also owns BOA Steakhouse at W ... More >>
On stage Willem Rebergen, better known as Headhunterz is revered as a hardstyle demigod who's bringing this unique genre of EDM to the masses with sets on the main stage of EDC Las Vegas to the Sahara tent these past two weekends at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. After closing out a sol ... More >>
The day before we met up with Chef Trevethan, he threw two birthday parties for his children. One was a sleepover, and he spent the morning cooking an elaborate breakfast for his daughter and her friends. It was one of the few instances where Thomas felt overwhelmed. But he powered through, despite ... More >>
Get ready for one of the biggest bro-down's in Orange County history. You can bet this year's SRH Fest will draw plenty of lifted trucks driven north from the 909 to the parking lot of the House of Blues in Anaheim this weekend. Last year's fest was hosted in Las Vegas so this years' will be a littl ... More >>
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
If you're an electronic dance music lover, we get that you're probably just recovering after an incredible week of parties during Las Vegas' epic Electric Daisy Carnival. Though the festival ended almost 10 days ago July is now upon us and it's time to think about what kind of trouble you can get in ... More >>
The biggest party of the summer for electronic dance music aficionados is finally here. 345,000 18-and-over festival attendees are expected to take over Las Vegas this weekend and even more are bound to attend the insane amount of club nights, pool parties and special events surrounding Electric Dai ... More >>
Summer is almost here and though to most in Southern Cali it means beach days, barbeques and bikinis, to the music lover, it means festival season is well underway. For electronic dance music aficionados, the biggest party of the summer will be at this years sold out Electric Daisy Carnival in Las V ... More >>
Imagine Dragons House of Blues March 19, 2013 For a band that's had, at least on the surface, a meteoric rise, Imagine Dragons sure know how to play things cool. Playing to what they said was the smallest venue on their North American tour, the Las Vegas-natives demonstrated that they have a strong ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the jury reaching a guilty verdict.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 19, 9:11 A.M.: A murder trial is scheduled to begin in Santa Ana this morning for an Anaheim man accused of stabbing another man over a drug deal gone bad in Garden Grove before hiding out in Las Vega ... More >>
While it's true that even the best tribute bands will never grace the same stages as the icons they emulate, a hoard of talented pretenders are about to tune up for a very important gig next week. On January 20, eight bands will strap on their wigs, glittery axes and unitards for a concert benefitin ... More >>
See update and correction at the end of this post.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 10, 2011, 3:52 P.M.: A homicide case may finally be closed--oh, just 26 years after the crime, but who's counting? Stafford Joel Spicer, 59, of Las Vegas was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of murdering Joanne M ... More >>
This can't be a new idea--undoubtedly, the hot dog and hamburger combo has been cooked up by stoners before--but I can't ever recall a fast food chain putting America's two greatest meat products on the same bun.The restaurant is Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a Midwest chain whose sole ... More >>
See also: * EDC 2012: High Winds Knock Speakers Around During Markus Schulz' Set * What's So Important About the EDMbiz Conference?* Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Now that the dust has settled in Sin City, it's time to take a look at all that went o ... More >>
See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success, despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance o ... More >>
Every year, The Electric Daisy Carnival attracts thousands of new EDM-o-philes who pile in to watch marquee DJs from around the world do their dirtiest behind the decks. Upon asking a handful of people going out to Las Vegas this year about who they want to see, a scary amount of people (who, mind y ... More >>
As I wrote about a few months ago, The Boiling Crab, the Cajun-Vietnamese crawfish chain that showed everybody how it's done, was planning to open near South Coast Plaza. That restaurant will have its grand opening today at the location vacated by Sumo at 1500 W MacArthur Blvd.
In the past four years, StellaR has played at some of the biggest parties in the US, from Ultra Music Festival to residencies at Nikki Beach Cabo, Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto at Rain, Artisan Afterhours, and Haze Nightclub in Las Vegas. Born David Garcia, StellaR has loved the EDM scene since he was 1 ... More >>
Insomniac Events announced their highly anticipated line up for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. CEO Pasquale Rotella announced today that more than 100 artists and 500 theatrical groups will be joining the 300,000 expected attendees, including a special performance by the Blue ... More >>
I was reminded this morning of how far Orange County law enforcement has advanced since the arrest and imprisonment of corrupt Sheriff Mike Carona, the duplicitous character who once dominated local politics.Sandra Hutchens now heads California's second largest sheriff's department and has polish ... More >>
Today, Public Enemy member and star of the reality TV series The Flavor of Love is celebrating his birthday. We're posting this to promise Flavor Flav that we'll celebrate it by eating at his newest food venture: Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, at 3333 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. On the tak ... More >>
The 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival just announced the first five bands of this year's line up: Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs are performing! Touted as the biggest punk rock party of the year, the festival takes place on Memorial Day weekend, on May 25 to&n ... More >>
We first met Jason Petrie at Dux In Tux in November. He had us at truffle (and candied-bacon-and-mushroom risotto -- but not all at once!). Between his Michelin-earning stint at Aureole in Las Vegas and helping Susan Feniger open Street in Los Angeles, it's safe to say Jason is well-seasoned in h ... More >>
House of Blues
Summertime in the LGB.SoCal-ers have long appreciated Long Beach Airport for making air travel less of a hair-pulling affair. Parking's a breeze, lines are relatively short and getting to the gate never requires a 10K sprint (we're lazy). Now there's another reason to love good ol' LGB. It' ... More >>
On Wednesday, July 13, electronic-only festival Identity, which we'd talked about here, will be selling $20 general admission tickets for only 20 hours (for any one of the Identity Festival shows). Starting at 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next day, fans can buy the tickets via any Ticketmaster outlet. ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyIf you missed the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this weekend, don't despair. Producers NCM Fathom and Manifest/Insomniac Productions are showing the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience in more than 520 theaters nationwide in August. The controversial electronic ... More >>
944, the magazine dubbed "the bible for trendsetters" by them and "mostly photoshopped fashion photos and not much content" by us, has closed shop, printing its final issue this month.The publisher of the free glossy, which had an Orange County edition, filed for bankruptcy last year, and recent ... More >>
They give awards to movie stars, schoolteachers and even rodeo ropers, so why not your friendly neighborhood cutter?Why not, indeed. They handed out hardware to plastic surgeons Saturday night in Las Vegas, site of the first Aesthetic Awards.The big winner of the night hailed from Orange County.
Javier CabralFans eager for Cock Sparrer to playPunk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival May 27-31Downtown Las VegasHow do I even begin to describe the degree of epic-ness for an event like the 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Downtown Las Vegas? A lineup of r ... More >>
Flickr user D H WrightAnother busy week at SaFII--after the jump, the highlights!
When federal indictments were announced in the fall of 2009 as part of Operation "Phish Phry," a multinational investigation conducted in the United States and Egypt that led to charges against 100 people, it was hailed as the largest number of defendants ever charged in a cybercrime case. Fiv ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Moxxe PRToday, we continue our Q&A with Renieri Caceres, the executive chef at Rustica in Fashion Island. If you missed the first part, click here to read it. And stay tuned tomorrow for a recipe.
www.imperialstars.comFor today's Imperial Stars news, we bring you an e-mail from one of our readers: "Making this story even more hilarious...the guitarist, Keith Yackey was once an associate pastor at Calvary Chapel Saving Grace in Yorba Linda, then moved to Belgrade Montana to open anothe ... More >>
It may not hold the cultural significance of Comic-Con's decision to stay in San Diego after thoughts were entertained to move the international geek gathering to Anaheim, but after hearing the cries of attendees, a decision was reversed to move the bicycle industry's largest trade show from Sin ... 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 >>
A Rancho Santa Margarita man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas, where he also lives, for allegedly filing 22 false liens ranging from $25 million to $300 million against four federal judges and employees of the IRS, Secret Service, Securities and Exchange Commission and the ... More >>
Dave LiebermanEdwin blogged earlier today about Buca di Beppo in Garden Grove attempting to make the world's largest bowl of pasta (the previous contender weighed in at 9,797 pounds). We called for more details and spoke to Mike Vallone, the on-site PR guy from BRAINtrust Marketing and Communicat ... More >>
The big news of the weekend was the OC Weekly's two wins at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Awards in Philadelphia. Gustavo Arellano took home the award for Best Column with "Ask A Mexican" while R. Scott Moxley bagged second place in the prestigious public service category for his cover ... More >>
We've got the George Argyros-owned apartment empire "systematically ripping off" its largely poor or lower middle class tenants by fabricating excuses for not refunding deposits to literally thousands of people. We've got Donald L. Bren--owner of the Irvine Co. using strong arm tactics on small l ... More >>
'Xoloitzcuintle: bald and edible'
OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>
'Those rare weeks that I do pick it up and hope for something other than cheeky, too-cool-for-school, were so clever and youre not writing are few and far between'
Looking for something new to do in Vegas? Something that involves breathing in massive amounts of particulate matter blown in from the desert? Something that involves watching yet another bit of idiotic Bush administration defense planning go up in smoke (literally)? Something a little mushroom clou ... More >>
Kiss or the Killers?
Suddenly famous, the guys in Lit figure out how to mix high-octane success with being as nice as they ever were