Joe Strummer may never have gotten his hands on that brand new Cadillac he sung about on London Calling, but The Clash's late frontman did have a taste for fine automobiles. The gorgeous ride you're staring at is a 1963 Chalfont Blue Ford Thunderbird. Strummer bought it in 1987 for $4,200. Now in th ... More >>
Darnell Price nearly killed himself 22 years ago. Now he raps about it
One thing about the homeless who congregate near the Civic Center complex in Santa Ana: they can count on meals provided by Christians, including members of Orange County Rescue Mission, the Mariners churches of Irvine and Mission Viejo and, I'd argue most dependably, the Catholic Worker of Santa An ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican-Americans always say they lived the hard life?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the difference between Tex-Mex and New Mexican food?
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 >>
So fly your Arrested Development freak flag at 'I Just Blue Myself'
Click here to find out where you can sign a Change.org petition to bring Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to Newport Beach!ORIGINAL POST, MAY 8, 1:30 P.M.: To promote the 15 new episodes being released soon of Arrested Development--only the best television show ever about life in Orange County, ... More >>
Monday, May 13 This Time With FEELING Detroit Bar Refrigerators don't get much love in rock music, save for This Time with FEELING's subscription to the label of 'fridge rock' to describe their music, infused with genius melodies and coy vocals by the band's resident chanteuse Ali Coyle. TTWF unra ... More >>
WHERE MY LATINOS AT?! Wednesday night, they were being celebrated for their recent achievements in cinema at Newport Beach Film Festival's Latino Showcase through three spotlight films from Mexico, Chile, and Brazil at the Lido, Triangle, and Big Newport theaters, respectively. While I wish I coul ... More >>
Communication between band members is one of the most important yet often-overlooked aspects of being in a band. Just ask the Colourist's Adam Castilla and Maya Tuttle. Their previous outfit, Paper Thin Walls, won a contest to play at a Led Zeppelin after-party in London in 2007. It sounded great in ... More >>
The Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution that discourages official visits to Orange County's seat from communist Vietnam. They were supported by residents of Little Saigon and the surrounding Orange County Vietnamese community, but Register commenters greeted the news pr ... More >>
The hills of Laurel Canyon might not be the first place you'd think to look for a gritty soul band like Vintage Trouble. But one thing that gives the band's rollicking, old-school flavor some authenticity is their decision to rehearse at their drummer Richard Danielson's house there, pitted inside a ... More >>
Standing backstage before a show in London, the Rival Sons had a lot to look forward to. They'd relentlessly toured Europe, opening for such legends of rock as AC/DC and Guns N' Roses, but nothing could have prepared them for the praise that was about to be heaped upon them by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy P ... More >>
On November 10, 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut assault of rap-rock radicalism upon the music world. Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford combined their collective talents together as the Epic release would eventually peak at No. 1 on the Billbo ... More >>
Newport Coast's Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have famously been off-again, on-again, but the Mrs. seems to have revealed the way to keep her happy is to give her more rings.No, not the kind Black Mamba gave her after playing proctologist in an Eagle, Colorado, hotel room years ago.Momma wants championshi ... More >>
Last week, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100 meter dash at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, thus reaffirming his title as the world's fastest man. Nicknamed "Lightning" for obvious reasons, Bolt is a pot-friendly celebrity for two reasons: he's from Jamaica, and he's actually admitted ... More >>
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Every time my friends go off on trips across the globe, I always ask them to be on the lookout for Mexican food, for the obvious reasons. A friend just came back from Europe, with a stop in London, and this is a photo he just sent over, of Old El Paso's advertising campaign in England.The semiotics ... More >>
For fans of pop punk, it may be hard to believe, but Bremerton, Wash., natives MxPx are in the middle of their 20th anniversary tour, which came together in part after learning that drummer Yuri Ruley was going to retire, until the band's fans begged him not to. The band ended up releasing a n ... More >>
The artists that work, and basically live, inside the Santora Arts Building in downtown Santa Ana believe their historic structure is a place for expression without barriers. It is not a place, they say, for a church. Sitting under the painted-glass ceiling panels of the 84-year-old buildi ... More >>
Or at least so says Hollywood, with this week's 3D release of 'Titanic' and the long-awaited Pie-pic 'American Reunion'
OMC Gallery's Parisian bohemian retrospective of the legendary photographer evokes a yearning for yesteryear
At the Vans Warped Tour official kick-off party and press conference at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles last week, creator Kevin Lyman marveled, "It's really cool--18 years and people still care!" Back in 1995, Lyman started the Warped Tour and showcased bands like No Doubt and Sublime. Today the ... More >>
Bill DalatiUPDATE JAN 17, 3:38 P.M.: Anaheim Businessman Bill Dalati returned back to OC yesterday from the Liberty Convoy for Syria. As Reuters, Al Jazeera, and other news agencies reported on Thursday, the group of about 150 expatriate activists were unable to deliver food and medical supplies ... More >>
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OFWGKTA's Frank OceanWhether you know it or not, tonight's a big night for L.A. music lovers. Especially those who fell for the soulful musical stylings of Frank Ocean's Nostalgia Ultra mixtape and the abundance of leaked tracks that comprises his discography. Tonight, the resident crooner of ... More >>
Director Kevin Smith continues his Red State barnstorming in Long Beach tonight, presenting the Westboro Baptistesque shoot 'em up twice--and sticking around each time to take audience questions. Meanwhile, over in Newport Beach, there's a members-only screening of Santa Ana-bred filmmaker Drake ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterOur interview with Chef Kim continues as we look into his background in Korea, as well as his aspirations for the future. We also hear about his experience working for previous On The Line subject, Amar Santana. Stay in the loop by reading Part One here, and get your heirlo ... More >>
The guy who has the job every foodie wants, Anthony Bourdain, will get a second show called The Layover. A Travel Channel press release announced that the premiere of the new, 10-episode long series will be November 21.
Hipsters, gentrifiers, and their enablers are so predictable in their schemes, it would be laughable if they weren't so pathetic. And one of their most-cherished steps is trying to rename an area to suite whatever promotional needs they may need, even if such names fly in the face of logic or his ... More >>
Would you buy a church from these guys?Drowning in debt, Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral is reportedly being put up for sale. The American Independent surmises the mega-church's dire financial straits demonstrate conservatism is on the wane behind the Orange Curtain. But rather than wallow in ... More >>
Now you can have your very own hat that looks vaguely like a uterus and fallopian tubes. People reports that Princess Beatrice is putting up the fascinator she wore to the Royal Wedding on eBay with the proceeds going to UNICEF and Children in Crisis.
Flickr user zapstratosphereThe story of Anthony Ward is relatively known at this point--the British fund manager whose manipulation and domination of the world's cocoa bean market have earned him the nickname "Choc Finger." It's his thirst for cash that can drive up or crash cocoa prices, which i ... More >>
He could have been a scientist. By the late 1960's Hugh Cornwell had a degree in biochemistry and was working in a lab in Sweden. But fronting a punk band turned out to be the better gig. "It wasn't a very good degree, you know," he says by phone from his hotel in Austin, Texas. "There was no poi ... More >>
Douglas John A. Mackenzie met a woman and her 7-year-old son at a local church gathering in the U.K., befriended them and moved in with them. Later, when he wasn't raping the boy, he was convincing the mother to conceive a child in-vitro with his sperm because he wanted to be a father but claimed ... More >>
Ngugi wa Thiong'o and wife, strandedAfter attending a Nairobi literary festival, UC Irvine professor and author Ngugi wa Thiong'o and his wife needed to catch a Virgin Atlantic flight to London in route to LAX, but a snow storm in England forced the flight to land in Lyon, France.The airline arra ... More >>
Get your hands on Dusty Rhode's tasty synthThis week's edition of news stories we didn't write: Buy a piece of Dusty Rhodes- their Prophet 5 synthesizer is now for sale on eBay. Perfect for if you are planning on creating a River Band cover band after they break up. [eBay]
At 76, blues rocker John Mayall shows no signs of slowing down. In the last year he started up a new band with guitarist Rocky Athas from Texas, Greg Rzab on bass, and drummer Jay Davenport, released his 57th album, and launched tours in both the U.S. and Europe. The era of Mayall began back ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAthlete AthleteJune 20, 2010Detroit Bar, Costa MesaWatch our slideshow here!The Hype: Making their first ever appearance in Orange County, London's Athlete stopped by the Detroit Bar in support of their latest album, Black Swan. Anglophile indie rock enthusiasts everywhere ... More >>
Is Tony Blair a Freemason? The video above seems to think so. Oddly, some evidence behind the claim is provided by Martin Short, although it is unclear if he was doing so as himself, Jiminy Glick, Ed Grimley, Katharine Hepburn or Jackie Rogers Jr. What is as clear as London fog is the freewheelin ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioLast Night: Coldplay at the Honda Center, Anaheim, Nov. 25, 2008.Better than: Staying home to watch the six-hour long "Dancing with the Stars" season finale.Most mixed message: Booths in the lobby promoting anti-poverty organization Oxfam, just mere feet away from merch ... More >>
If your trips to London always had to include a visit to the very large, very lovely multi-floored flagship Topshop store in Oxford Circus, I've got some good news: Some weeks ago, Topshop finally launched their American storefronts, both online and retail. Sure the actual store—the very first sta ... More >>
You like script-driven movies? Intelligent dialogue? Stuff that moves your brain as well as your emotions? As an antidote to the IQ-insult of Indiana Bones and Crap Happens in Vegas, three movies that won't be on the big screen much longer: Redbelt: It’s David Mamet, enough said. Not the best Ma ... More >>
It was such a good story that David Letterman worked it into last night's monologue. And before Letterman, there was our own Matt Coker pointing out the story on the Weekly's ur-blog, A Clockwork Orange. The story: according to London's Daily Mirror, Arnold Schwarzenegger had taken his commitme ... More >>
Please forgive the over-generalization, but to over-generalize the Democrats are the party of expensive mass transit boondoggles, the Republicans are the party of lung cancer, freeways to nowhere and terror-enabling dependence on foreign oil, and in Orange County members of both parties are against ... More >>
Coachellas always gritty and stinky and yet were still going. Again