Whether Nadia G. is cooking up a storm preparing extraordinary meals or looking hot to death in those stilettos of hers, it's safe to say that she really knows how to bring the heat to the kitchen. Coming off the success of her previous show Bitchin' Kitchen, chef and funny gal Nadia is back and tak ... More >>
Comedian Lahna Turner might have the sweetest, most innocent voice we've ever heard. But when you listen to the words that actually flow out of that pretty mouth of hers, it's all filth fueled funny. Packing the comedy clubs from coast to coast with her guitar in tow, Turner belts out tunes that wou ... More >>
Mickey AvalonThe Coach House6/6/12Five years after the release of his self-titled debut album, libido-driven Hollywood glam rapper Mickey Avalon, showed up to the Coach House to fire off some tunes from his new album, Loaded, in South County last night and he did not disappoint. Performing an hour- ... More >>
This week's print feature profiled rapper Mickey Avalon ahead of his show next Wednesday night at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Here are some of the things that we discussed with the Los Angeles-based rapper that didn't necessarily make it into the piece.What are your feelings on Orange Co ... More >>
The dirty-rhyme slinger's first album in six years is loaded and ready to party
[Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer
Kevin Lara/OC WeeklyThe Bravery--at least they showed up! Playground Festival Sept. 3rd-4th, 2011 Hidden Valley, Irvine What do you get when you mix together the leisurely spirit of the long weekend with about 300 high school kids, no-show performers and about 75 bajillion OC cops? You get th ... More >>
We're still not sure about Playground Festival. While its lineup has a strong hip-hop component (Game, Lil Jon and Big Sean), the rock bands on the bill are comprised of acts that were big in 2008 (Bravery, Panic! at the Disco and Shiny Toy Guns). It seems totally overreaching that they're callin ... More >>
Remember Mickey Avalon? He was ultra-hot for a minute back when we were all noodling around with backgrounds for our MySpace pages, and he has a new album he's touting this year. You can watch him on Saturday...for FREE! We're giving away four tickets to Mickey Avalon's show with Andre ... More >>
Keith MayWhat'd you miss this weekend? On Thursday (hey, it's the new Friday, okay?), Keith May had the arduous task of visiting the Boozy Floozy Burlesque at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana. Heart-shaped pasties galore! Check out the wooooonderful photos here.
Chris VictorioMickey Avalon: Not a bad life.Did we get your attention? Okay, cool. So for those of you who were already finished with holiday shopping (or maybe not, and just didn't care), it was a pretty full weekend of activities. First off? Orange Countian Mickey Avalon performed at Vanguard i ... More >>
Seriously, what's scarier than an Insane Clown Posse fan? An entire venue of Insane Clown Posse fans. Observe:Chris VictorioWe're scared.On Sunday night, 9/27, Insane Clown Posse visited the Grove of Anaheim. And it was uh, insane. A Faygo massacre. The photos, they scare us. Click here for a ... More >>
Keith MayThe Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana hasn't slowed down since reopening a few months ago, adding a couple new shows of note to its schedule.
Venus Infers, a band we've (along with just about everyone else, it seems) been singing the praises of for a while, were the big winners Saturday at the OC Music Awards, picking up the victory in three categories--best indie, best alternative (not sure how those two are defined, but OK) and best alb ... More >>
Got a couple of slideshows worth checking out, if you're curious to see what type of shenanigans we were up to over the weekend. Keith May was up at the Grove of Anaheim for the OC Music Awards, where he captured such amusing images as the one above of Mickey Avalon getting down with some uh, dancer ... More >>
After plenty of talk--good and otherwise--here about the event, the OC Music Awards finally happen Saturday at the Grove of Anaheim. Performers include Japanese Motors (pictured), Venus Infers, Mickey Avalon, The Union Line, Cory Case, Humanlab and Aushua--but even more exciting is the fact that you ... More >>
The performers for this year's OC Music Awards, happening April 4 at the Grove of Anaheim, have been announced--well, the ones that can be announced, anyway. If you know who these fashionable folks in this black and white pic are, you probably can guess one of them!
Everyone I've talked to about the OC Music Awards nominee list, released yesterday, seems to have the same reaction: Huh? Why are young, unsigned bands like The Jakes competing against veteran, internationally known acts like The Offspring, who had Billboard's #1 Hot Modern Rock Track for 11 weeks l ... More >>
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.
It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>
The U.S. Open of Surfing might bring obnoxious swarms of people to Huntington Beach every summer, but it also brings the world's best surfers, BMXers, skaters and motocross riders to town. The event spans over nine days which includes surf competitions for men, women, juniors and long boarders. The ... More >>
The year in music
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