London (England)

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Anthrax's Scott Ian Talks new DVD, Knotfest and Interviewing Ozzy

    Anthrax guitarist and founding member Scott Ian has become a man who wears many hats. As most artists tend to explore different realms of the spectrum, some awaken new, unfound talents while others flop. For the 1980s thrash-metal musician, becoming an author, television interviewer, spoken word per ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2014

    Black Mambas

    Alex's Bar

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013


    The Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Petition Drive Launched to Bring Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand to Newport Beach

    As a guest food blogger brilliantly reported on the Weekly's Stick a Fork In It, NetFlix is promoting new Arrested Development episodes by taking Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to London, New York and Los Angeles. That's sparked a petition drive to bring the stand to the wacky family's "hometo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2013

    The Rolling Stones

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Geeta Bansal Interviews Virgilo Martinez, Peru's Newest Chef Star

    Every Monday, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of European cooking. Today, she regales us with a visit to Peru, where Virgilio Martinez is currently the toast of the country's cooking scene. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Five Worst British Import Bands

    ​ By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    The Rolling Stones to Play Honda Center May 15

    After playing five shows last year in London and the greater New York area, the Rolling Stones announced this morning that they'll be embarking on a nine show run of North America as part of their 50 & Counting Tour including a date in Anaheim. The show will take place at Honda Center on May 15, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    How Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf Gave England the Blues

    The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 21, 2013

    Cosprops' Material Magic

    Bowers Museum spotlights the best of British-made movie dress-up

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2013

    Rebel Bingo

    Yost Theater

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013

    DJ Hype

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Black Velvet at The Cellar, Our Drink of the Week!

    Perfect pairings? Shakespeare and the Globe, Bacall and Bogart, Kesey and acid, Jagger and Richards. We're happy to add to the list something concocted in 1861 at the venerable Brooks's, a Whig party hangout in London. Hailed widely as a morning-after recuperative, Black Velvet is a killer combo--ch ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    On The Line: Alfred Prasad of Tamarind of London, Part One

    Learning about a subject's interests outside of the kitchen always interests us. When Alfred Prasad isn't traversing between his Michelin-starred London flagship and his outpost in Newport, Alfred keeps active with tennis, sketching and exploring local neighborhoods with his wife. When we bring the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    When Is Shutting Down a Concert Worth the Hassle?

    See Also: *TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play the U.S. Open of Surfing *Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny Days *Adele and Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!For those of you who haven't heard, Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen show at the Hard R ... More >>

  • Film

    July 12, 2012

    The Group Work of 'Alps'

    Yorgos Lanthimos on his new film, Greece and the travails of the individual

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012


    Theatre Out

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    World's Biggest McDonald's Is Being Built In London For The Olympics

    Hey all you athletes in top form headed for the Summer Games in London, you can rest assured. They're building the world's biggest McDonald's there just for you. Yup. The Golden Arches will be there to serve you McNuggets as you compete for the gold. The temporary structure they've made of recyclab ... More >>

  • Food

    January 12, 2012

    Tamarind of London Offers Curry for the Cultured

    This Newport Coast eatery introduces great Indian cuisine to the rich folks

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    New Artists Just Added to SXSW's 2012 Lineup

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010​South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    The Stone Roses Reunite for Two Manchester Shows and World Tour

    ​Legendary Madchester rockers The Stone Roses announced during a press conference in London earlier today their reunion after a 15-year split. Front man Ian Brown declared to fans, "This is a live resurrection, and you're invited, so you better be there," referencing their track "I Am the Resurrec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Meditation Flash Mob Comes To Long Beach

    MedMob Facebook page​​Is it just us or are flash mobs getting lazy? They've gone from full-fledged, song-and-dance spectaculars like this: 

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Theaters throughout Orange County

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    [UPDATE With Comment From Polyvinyl Owner Matt Lunsford]: Rioters Torch Sony Warehouse and Burn Many UK and Ireland Record Stocks to the Ground

    BBC​UPDATE, August 10, 2011, 2:41 p.m.: Sony issued a statement today regarding its plans following Monday's disastrous warehouse fire set by London looters which destroyed significant quantities of independent label merchandise. According to the statement, the company is operating from a new co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Ten Songs That Foreshadowed the 2011 UK Riots

    Beacon Radio (Creative Commons NC)​Watching footage of the UK riots has been shocking, scary and difficult, but the British have a history of taking to the streets in times of social upheaval as an act of defiance. The proof is in songs by its musicians: everyone from the Clash to Morrissey to Mot ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    Amy Winehouse: What a Loss

    [Mental Notes] RIP renowned Chicano artist Gilbert 'Magu' Lujan

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Cerebral Ballzy Are Barfing Their Way to the Top

    How can you not love a group with a song called 'Puke Song'?

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Coming to Newport Coast: Tamarind of London

    ​The British are coming. The British are coming. And they're bringing their Indian food. Tamarind, a Michelin-starred London restaurant that also got kudos from none other than Gordon Ramsay himself, is opening at Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Coast. In the Irvine Company press release tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Five Choices for OC/LA Album-Listening Party

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyThe Adolescents​Over the weekend, we heard about a group of people in London who get together every month and listen to an entire album, uninterrupted, according to BBC. There is no talking or texting, not even when the record is turned over. Why would anyone do this? you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Fatbergs: Your New Food-Related Word of the Day

    Flickr user Kevin​Last month, the Guardian took a video tour of London's sewers, so you can imagine the fetid squalor in the video. The biggest obstacle for the men charged with maintaining the cloacas of London is cooking fat and toilet paper (which the Brits lovingly call "wet wipes"--ah, such V ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2010


    La Mirada Theatre

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    R.I.P., Reggae Great Gregory Isaacs

    ​Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs died at the age of 59 at his home in London after battling cancer for a year, says BBC News. The "Cool Ruler" was the purveyor of "lover's rock"--slow, dancey tunes that used hookey reggae downbeats with crooney R&B vocals.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Giant Billboard Made of Cheese

    ​The country that brought you Wallace and Gromit and Monty Python's Cheese Shop skit is at it again. The world's first billboard made of cheese debuted today in London's Covent Garden. Created by food sculptor Prudence Strait, the billboard featuring Speedy Gonzales will be used in British TV comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Try It, You'll Like It: A Conversation With ARTS OC's Rick Stein

    Nicholas KoonRick Stein, Executive Director of ARTS OC​For many arts professionals, the administrative aspect of things is a creative death sentence, as time spent on personal projects drops by the wayside and artists get ground up in the gears of keeping an organization afloat. A quick look at AR ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010
  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Hugh Cornwell Gets a Grip

    Former front man of punk pioneers the Stranglers has a firm hold on the present

  • Culture

    March 18, 2010

    Target Hits the British Bull's-Eye

    [Trendzilla] Liberty of London is the latest trendy collection to appear at the non-evil big-box chain

  • Film

    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Dance Pick Of The Week: Doc Martin At Focus

    It's a little strange to sense all the buzz surrounding Europe's new dark wave of dance floor sounds, which combine tribal drums with deep, chugging bass and a simmering sense of bacchanalia. The likes of Loco Dice, Sven Vath, Dubfire and Radio Slave have been churning out this latest club-land flav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Wild Young Hearts by the Noisettes

    ​There's always room for a surging ball of sultry, 60s-inspired Britpop. And by most accounts (this account specifically), UK power trio the Noisettes have a sound that amounts to that and much more. Though their album, the dynamic full length Wild Young Hearts, has already gotten its time to shin ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 10, 2009
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    August 27, 2009
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    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Going to The Mars Volta tonight? I hate you

    Okay, maybe that headline was a little strong. I don't "hate" you, "envy" is a better word. Those waiting with baited breath for the next time this ravenous band of fluffy-haired art rockers would travel anywhere near OC had to swallow a bitter pill when The Mars Volta's first tour dates in support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    A Mexican, An Indonesian and a Brit Walk Into a Restaurant...

    Regular Forkers might have noticed that Gustavo and Edwin now have a new partner for their continuing adventures in rum, bloggery and the mashed potatoes. Please join us in welcoming Lesley McCave, an accomplished food and travel scribe, to Stick a Fork In It. A native of England now based in OC, sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Bad Karma (Chameleon)? Boy George Forced to Cancel US Tour

    Boy George: He plans to make up those missed dates. Ex-Culture Club front androgyne Boy George has had to cancel his upcoming US tour (including a July 13 date at the Grove of Anaheim) after being denied a work visa. In recent years, George has forged a career as a DJ who plays mediocre house music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Big Brother is Watching OC Weekly

    In case you were wondering, air travel still sucks. Flights are more crowded and dirtier than ever (I could swear that stain on my courtesy pillow was blood), and even though transatlantic flights now have video on demand, the equipment for it takes up precious milimeters of legroom, already a scarc ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    The Year the Superstar DJ Died

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Dinosaurs rule the dancefloors no more

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    Can you hear me... Arrgghhh!

    Cell phones, as you know, can kill you. While there is still some controversy over whether your cell phone is capable of killing you slowly (e.g. brain tumors), there's no doubt about the cell phone's ability to facilitate a quick death (e.g. the idiot behind the wheel of a car whose phone conversio ... More >>

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