• Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Heavy Metal Movies

    Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    "Hey Pass Me A Beer" Has Me Craving Shitty Beer

    Internet marketing is hard, and viral video marketing is even harder so when an obviously corporate-produced viral video actually makes me go wow, well.. wow. Hey Pass Me a Beer is a video of a series of more and more complicated beer hand-offs produced to promote Old Milwaukee beer, Pabst Brewing' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Six Legitimate Reasons to Make Art

    A factor in the decline of decent art was recently dragged onto center stage by the New York Times in an article called "Brooklyn Communal Cool: The Brand." The piece, authored by a person who spells "mic" like "mike," focuses on a communal-living quarters in Brooklyn called the Clubhouse and its ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    On the Line: Brandon Stein of The Cellar, Part Two

    Are you looking for Oktoberfest ideas? Date night Halloween haunts? This underground lair has you covered. Below is the menu being served all month long at The Cellar for our favorite time of the beer year. At the end of Part Two, you'll find more intel on their spooky happenings. Oktoberfest menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Lost on Purpose, Shown Tonight in Laguna Beach, Shows Different Side of Jane Kaczmarek

    Pity Jane Kaczmarek. Brilliant as the mom on Malcolm in the Middle from 2000-06--she was nominated for a Golden Globe three times and an Emmy seven times--the Milwaukee-born actress would go on to see her co-star (and three-time Emmy nominee for Malcolm) Bryan Cranston not only win three consecutive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Irvine is the 10th Most "Saintly" City in U.S. But Long Beach is at No. 8 and NYC is No. 1 (!?!)

    Irvine is among the most "saintly" cities in the U.S. but Long Beach is even more so, according to a real estate blog that famously put out a list of America's 10 most sinful cities last month--that had most of those named located in the supposedly Bible-thumping Midwest. Pollsters explain how urba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    TAPS Craft Beer Festival TOMORROW

    Why should Orange and Huntington Beach have all the fun? Brea's brewing something special this weekend, as TAPS Fish House & Brewery launches its Craft Brew Festival tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Frank Kramer is Radio's Crazy, Foul-Mouthed, Workaholic One-Man Army

    As the leader of the "Frank Army," Frank Kramer's devoted fans count on his quick wit, his mind that seems to stay forever on the dirty side, and his ability to be brutality honest in the most charming of ways. With Heidi by his side, this unflappable duo riff effortlessly like a married couple that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Municipal Waste Put Their Hearts, Souls and Bloody Entrails into the Craft Brew Business

    With a style that's equal parts Iron Maiden and Suicidal Tendencies, the Richmond, Va. crossover thrash outfit Municipal Waste carved out a niche following penning party-themed dystopian concept records, and producing a raucous stage show that incorporates dress-up wizards and shit but doesn't take ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    'Mea Maxima Culpa': Those Who Prey

    Alex Gibney rages against the Catholic Church's cover-up of abuse

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Silent River Film Fest Makes Noise with Movies About Animals, the Ecology and the 99 Percent

    Kalpna Singh-Chitnis says the hardest part of staging last year's first ever Silent River Film Festival was mounting the sequel, which is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday in Irvine.Dealing with programming, logistics and clashing personalities in your first year is one thing, but now that the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Braid - Glass House - 8/17/12

    See Also:*Post-hardcore band Braid Shout Down Obstacles to Come Out of Retirement* How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score* Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy MoveBraidThe Glass House 8/17/12Friday night saw the freshly-reunited 90's po ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2012

    Braid Come Screaming Out of Retirement

    The '90s post-hardcore act return with new music and the same ol' attitude

  • News

    August 16, 2012

    The Ballad of Wade Michael Page

    An ex-bandmate of the Sikh temple shooter recalls their shared OC hate-rock past

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Post-hardcore Braid shout down obstacles to come out of retirement.

    See Also: * How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score* Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy Move*Young the Giant are OC's Next Great Band "When I was a child, I always dreamt one day I'd have lymphoma," jokes singer/songwriter Robert N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    [W/CRAPPY SONG] Wade Michael Page, Sikh Temple Mass Murderer, Got His Racist Start in Orange County's White-Power Music Scene

    The world is collectively retching at the mass murder at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple committed by one Wade Michael Page (left, at right), a loser white supremacist. Media is reporting that Page was in the white-power music scene, listing his bands with little thought or research.But we at the Weekl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Man Overboard's Chain Reaction Show is Sold Out, But You Can Still Watch It TONIGHT

    ​Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on Fans can log in at watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Scott Ibex Names Five Easy Steps to a Successful Indie Tour

    ​Scott Ibex--Costa Mesa resident, entertainment lawyer and national touring artist who has performed with members of Chicago, The Rastafarians, Pato Banton and other famous artists--just released Low Budget ROCKSTAR: The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide to Booking, Surviving and Making a Profit on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Thrice Announce Farewell Tour

    ​Well, this is it. Irvine prog-rockers Thrice are really doing it--taking a break after 13 years together. Singer/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge and drummer Riley Breckenridge (our 3hree Things columnist) will go on tour on May 4 in San Diego and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Five Celebrity Ex-Disney Employees

    ​When I was in high school I briefly worked at a crappy little hot dog stand in Milwaukee.One day, a dumb-ass friend of mine thought it would be hilarious to throw an ice cube into the deep fryer I was working as he walked by. Rather than investigate and find out the truth behind the grease geyser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Long Beach Hip-Hop Trio Ugly Duckling Names New Mascot

    ​And it just so happens to be my cat. No kidding.Learn more about Ugly Duckling's new mascot, their new album Moving at Breakneck Speed, and their upcoming tour after the jump.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    What's So Wrong With Calling Santa Ana a Latino City?

    ​Man, SanTana cracks me up sometimes--okay, ALL THE TIME. The Orange County Register's Andrew Galvin wrote a good piece yesterday ostensibly about efforts by Latino activists to try and persuade the SanTana City Council at this past Monday's meeting to ask its police department to stop impounding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Five Union Songs for Wiscosin Workers

    ​In Wisconsin, a bill stripping public unions of most collective bargaining rights awaits the signature of Republican Governor Scott Walker. It's the latest phase in an ongoing legislative saga that intensified a month ago when all 14 Democratic state Senators fled to Illinois to prevent quorum on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Warped Tour Annouces 2011 Dates

    ​The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but  the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Jaill: 'Try Some Speed and Smoke Some Weed.'​Jaill's Sub Pop debut That's How We Burn caught a decent buzz this summer, a quick-hitting record chock full of catchy, rough-around-the-edges guitar pop. The Milwaukee quartet pretty much came out of nowhere; it's been busy tightening up its sound for mass consumption in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    The New Limb Last Night at Detroit Bar

    Brandon Ferguson​The New LimbAugust 4, 2010Detroit BarThe Show: Listening to The New Limb's brooding piano-infused pop rock, it's hard to shake the feeling I've heard these guys somewhere before. Then it dawns on me: Maritime, the Milwaukee-based group featuring former Promise Ring singer Davey&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Something Corporate Fall Tour Announced! gaiz! Can't wait to see you again!​Guitarist Josh Partington may have gotten a law degree and vocalist/pianist Andrew McMahon may have formed Jack's Mannequin since the quintessential OC alt-rock band Something Corporate toured the country, but that doesn't make fans miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Sublime With Rome Announces Summer Tour Dates

    Jason Rodriguez and Joe Foster​If you missed Sublime With Rome at the Palladium just a few weeks ago (don't worry, we were there--check out the photos here), worry not: The band has just announced their first leg of their 2010 summer tour.

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Rufus Wainwright

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    It's Tweets from the Park, where we round up the week's funniest and most eyebrow raisin' tweets from Disneyland Resort. You know, we've been doing this feature for some time now, but it still amazes us the things people will put out there on the internet for everyone to see. Oh well: It's still fun ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Incoming: Tiger Army, Tim & Eric, Loggins & Messina at the Grove of Anaheim

    Northern California-bred psychobilly and two duos that have proper names linked by an ampersand (and nothing else) in common: all coming to the Grove of Anaheim!

  • Columns

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Warped Tour to Launch in Pomona This Year, Lineup Announced

    For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Incoming: No Doubt Returns to Orange County! Eventually.

    Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008
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    February 24, 2008

    Last Night: The Henry Clay People at The Prospector

    The Henry Clay People
 The Prospector
 February 23, 2008
 Better Than: Staying home with your cat and hitting the peace pipe. My apologies to The Year Zero, whose set I missed due The Paper Planes getting a late start at The Puka Bar. I heard your performance was drenched in sonic goodness a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Omar in Qatar

    Last year Omar Chatriwala moved from Austin, Texas to Orange County to help get Squeeze OC off the ground. Recently he decided to move again, this time from Orange County to Qatar to help get Al Jazeera's English-language channel off the ground. Chatriwala's blog, OC in OC, is among the most popular ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Vintage Sleaze

    Alice Cooper

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Something Better Beginning

    Return of the returning Rentals

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    7-10 Splits

    OnDVD: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen

  • Columns

    February 9, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

  • News

    February 17, 2005
  • Music

    July 22, 2004
  • Music

    May 2, 2002
  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Richard Thompson

    Gee whiz, but hes good

  • Features

    December 13, 2001

    Richard Moser

    Hot-rod god goes apeshit over music

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Anthrax? Yawn

    Local abortion providers have been dealing with the threat for years

  • Columns

    August 2, 2001
  • News

    April 1, 1999

    Tip-Toe Thru the Bureau

    Paranoid FBI chief ordered Tiny Tim probe

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