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  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Hard-Rocking Red Fang's Vulnerability is Scary -- To Them

    For a hard-rocking band such as Red Fang, releasing a collection of reworked acoustic tracks can be a challenge. Earlier this year, singer Bryan Giles and guitarist Aaron Beam recorded three acoustic songs in a London studio that bore no resemblance to the group's beefed-up sound. Though supportive ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2014

    Nerd Night

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, September 19 Drake vs. Lil Wayne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Two of hip-hop's best buds are sharing a stage together this week. Aww. We know the whole thing is supposed to be a Capcom-sponsored "battle" between two of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Monday, August 18 The Courtney John Project Harvelle's And now for something completely different--musician Courtney John brings his wild, weird mix of island beats, Kingston-style remixes, and eccentric electronica to Long Beach ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Lake Street Dive


  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Benjamin Booker: A Look Inside His Old Soul

    Singer and guitarist Benjamin Booker's signature 'Tent City Rivival' sound is what hipsters play to their children instead of lullabies. Booker's gravelly voice evokes a chipper Tom Waits with the timeless vocal simplicity of Bruce Springsteen (had The Boss been raised on the Bayou, not Long Branch) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    The Orwells Started on "Heroin," Ended Up on Letterman

    In 2010, the Orwells executed the kind of prank that takes forethought and know-how. The Elmhurst, Ill. outfit, which consists of five recent high school graduates, were slotted to play a school concert organized by human rights group Amnesty International when the band decided to do something speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Top Five Beavis and Butthead Special Appearances

    This week, we at the Weekly have been celebrating 20 years of Beavis and Butthead, and we'd be remiss to not mention the many memorable moments the boys had outside their standard MTV timeslot. Yes, while the catchphrases and riffs are the memories we hold most dear, it's important to remember exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    October 29, 2009

    Orny Adams

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    The Top 10 Changes to "The Late Show" in Light of the David Letterman Scandal

    ‚Äč10) "Stump the Band" now brought to you by Cialis. 9) Green room double padlocked when Hollywood starlets are inside. 8) While promoting the new season of The Girls Next Door, a creepy old man who bangs much younger women will be in one chair and Hugh Hefner will be in the other. 7) G Love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Nixon Apologist Remembers Bill Hicks' Ultimate Letterman Snub

    Following Friday night's airing, 15 years after the fact, of Bill Hicks' 12th appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, which was originally censored by the host himself that October 1993 night, a touching remembrance of the late, great, politically charged comedian comes from an unlikely so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: Death Cab for Cutie, 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

    At this point, who hasn't covered the Phil Spector co-written classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"? Mariah Carey sang it on her 1994 Merry Christmas album, U2 on the 1987 Christmas compilation A Very Special Christmas. Original singer Darlene Love performs the tune every year on "The Late Sho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Wild Style

    Jack Hanna

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Bursting Your Bubble

    Bubbles Under the Big Top

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Letterman, Success!

    So I'm a little late on this, but I went to go check out Cold War Kids at Detroit after the Weekly's Christmas party (on a stationary riverboat?) this past Saturday night. It was the third time I've seen CWK at Detroit—and probably the last (I mean, really, at this rate, you kids can sell out ... More >>

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of A Mad Year

    2004 regurgitated

  • Columns

    February 12, 2004
  • Film

    August 28, 2003

    American Splendors

    Kevin Costner and Harvey Pekar deliver the goods

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    More a Legend Than a Band

    The Flatlanders were a supergroup before anyone knew

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    The Great Ones

    Eight Comix creators who pricked America's dark underbelly