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 >>
While the masses flocked to Indio to scorch themselves at Coachella this weekend, I decided to die of heat exhaustion in another desert--Las Vegas. You see, all those festival bands have to kill time between weekends somehow, and what better way to skip up to Sin City for a show? It works out well f ... 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 >>
I am a huge fan of the trade magazine, the obscure journal written for a niche audience that rarely makes it into the mainstream, and am always looking for new ones. And I just found one: Nightclub & Bar, which advertises itself as "the go-to resource for the on-premise professional" in the nigh ... More >>
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but it's not turning out to be so for Dr. Kevin Ray Buckwalter.Following a Las Vegas newspaper investigation, the San Clemente physician is poised to lose his license to practice medicine in California.
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 >>
Kristina Sky sensed that the EDM movement would continue to gain popularity in the states since her early rave days in the 90s. The LA-bred trance artist started off promoting dessert parties before picking up vinyl records and a set of turntables 10 years ago. Today, she DJ's all over the world sha ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
UPDATE, JAN. 10, 4:03 P.M.: A 17-year-old boy was arrested this morning for allegedly being the second robber who participated in a violent beer theft from a Circle K market in Garden Grove last week. Like the 16-year-old suspect who turned himself in Monday, the second arrestee is not being ide ... More >>
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Seabirdstruck.comFor an hour-long show (has it always been an hour long?), last night's premiere of the second season of The Great Food Truck Race whizzed by like those sponsored VW pace cars. As you may already be aware, OC's born and bred luxe loncheras, Seabirds and The Lime Truck, are ... More >>
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!
Share Our StrengthPsst, got a spare $150 to blow? On May 22nd, 2011, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation®, the charity that hopes to eliminate childhood hunger in our country. And for the price, you will get to eat cuisine prepared by some heavy hitters, two o ... More >>
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.
Allegiant Air is offering a screaming deal to promote the budget airline's upcoming new flight service between Long Beach and Las Vegas: a $40.68 round-trip ticket.Certain restrictions apply, and if you bring any luggage other than a carry-on, you'll be charged $35 per bag.Oh, and there are a cou ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBrandon FlowersNovember 9, 2010Fox Theater in PomonaStepping out from his day job in the multi-platinum band the Killers, Brandon Flowers magically found time to record a solo album entitled Flamingo. The cheers from the crowd were deafening when Flowers emerged from the s ... More >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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