• Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Pound Sand Canyon, Irvine: Los Alamitos Ranked Ninth Best City in America for Families

    When I saw that an Orange County city had been named among the 10 best places in the country for families, I figured it must be Irvine. It's constantly ranked America's safest city after all. When I discovered the rankings were based on public-school districts, I KNEW it had to be Irvine. Just sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Irvine Hits It Out of the Park to Land Among Top 10 U.S. Cities for Recreational Activities

    NerdWallet, an online source for consumers to compare the best credit card, checking accounts or savings account terms, apparently gets out and stretches its NerdWallet legs sometimes. It's put together a list of the top 10 cities in the country when it comes to recreational amenities. Irvine feet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Chris Kluwe, Gay Rights Advocate Vikings Cut, "Wouldn't Have Changed Anything": Update

    See the update at the end of this post about an extensive interview Chris Kluwe gave a colleague at a Voice Media Group news site in which the punter cut by the Vikings says, "I wouldn't have changed anything."ORIGINAL POST, MAY 6, 2:23 P.M.: Chris Kluwe, who these days may be better known as a stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Irvine Women Ranked Among Top Earners in the Nation from Online Auctions of First Dates

    Ladies in Irvine auction off first dates to the highest bidder--who knew? knows, having ranked the land of bland No. 10 on its list of "Top 13 Cities Where Women Date-for-Dollars." Irvine got the nod because during the first week of May, 56 women from the city joined the website t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Turning a Cheeseburger Inside Out: Minnesotans Did It First, and They Call it the Jucy Lucy

    It's great to see new twists on familiar foods, particularly ones that don't smack of douchebaggery ("no ketchup for you! here, eat our artisanal tomato, piloncillo and cardamom coulis that tastes like a curry dump!"). I love the creativity we're seeing with that quintessentially American meal, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    CNNGo Publishes First Ever Worthy National-Media List of Chinese Restaurants

    ​Whenever I read a best-of list in the national media, I wince internally. They're usually either cobbled together by looking at the Internet and seeing which ones are mentioned most often--which results in a kind of small-scale Zagat guide, prone to the hype machine--or they're put together by pe ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2012

    The Jayhawks

    Coach House

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Tiger Army's Octoberflame IV is Coming, with Swingin' Utters, Steller Corpses, Reckless Ones to Open

    ​In our story previewing his appearance at the OC Fair last month, Nick 13, psychobilly trio Tiger Army's frontman, was hesitant to say whether they were going to push through with their annual Octoberflame (their fourth, and also their 15th anniversary) due to the demands of recording a new album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Crytal Antlers to Tour with Wu Lyf

    Mary Bell​We've been loving Crystal Antlers' sophomore set Two-Way Mirror, to death (read all about it here), so we're excited to hear that the Long Beach band is touring with Wu Lyf this fall. (Incidentally, Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents produced the album.) Jonny Bell, chimney sweep by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Limp Bizkit Perform at Epicenter 2011; First SoCal Show in Over a Decade

    ​Over dinner last week, a few friends were talking about random brushes with fame when Fred Durst came up. My buddy prefaced it by saying, "I'm sure this story would've been way cooler if it didn't involve Limp Bizkit." A decade ago, he was walking around Minneapolis when Durst came up to him (in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011

    Farewell Continental

    Chain Reaction

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Minneapolis Morning Show Mocks Hmong via 'Tears In Heaven'

    ​[Via Angry Asian Man]Speaking of the wrong use of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven", the Dave Ryan In the Morning Show recently aired a version that targeted Hmong people on KDWB 101.3 in Minneapolis. (Apparently, there is a big Hmong population in the Midwest.) Angry Asian Man calls it "straight- ... More >>

  • 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 18, 2011

    No Wait, There IS a Rebecca Black Mall Tour!

    ​We we we so excited: contrary to what The OC Register reported earlier, there IS a Rebecca Black mall tour that will kick off her first series of live performances on April 19 at Los Angeles' Hollywood & Highland Center. The three-month tour will take her across the country -- from malls in S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Last Week For Peaches

    Flickr user rovernl​It's a happy coincidence that the latest-ripening peaches in all America are grown just an hour or so north of these fair orange acres, on the north face of the San Gabriel Mountains, at Tenerelli Farms in Littlerock, south of Palmdale.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Go Green Auto Rally is a Different Kind of Event for the Home of the Grand Prix

    ​Long Beach is home to an annual grand prix that has high-performance race cars zooming through city streets.But this weekend, a different kind of racing event starts in the LBC and follows a 100-mile course that ends in Malibu, one that does not necessarily reward its drivers for speed.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    RIP: Micheal 'Eyedea' Larsen of Eyedea & Abilities

    Micheal Larsen (EYEDEA) Memorial Fundraiser​According to our sister publication City Pages in Minneapolis, singer and lyricist Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen, who was with indie hip-hop label Rhymesayers and half of Eyedea & Abilities, died early yesterday morning, just a month before his 29th birthd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Free Moral Agents Announce Tour to Support 'Control This'

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​As we mentioned a few months ago,  Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach-based, Grammy-award-winning keyboardist for Mars Volta, is now taking some time off Mars Volta to focus on Free Moral Agents.As Ikey expanded his 2002 solo project into a full band five years ago, he corral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Why The Hold Steady Don't Have Songs About Immigrants or Anthony Lane

    Mark Seliger Craig's in the glasses, not the turtleneck.​The Hold Steady are one of the best rock bands of the past decade--yes, we'll fight you on that--and they'll be playing at the relatively itsy-bitsy Detroit Bar tomorrow night. In this week's print edition of the Weekly, we wrote about what ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    2010 Redbull Flugtag

    Rainbow Harbor

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    The Hold Steady Are Older, Wiser

    In maturing, the band's sound is (ahem) steadier, but no less raucous

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Gettin' Made: That's Despicable (Me)!

    If you're a fan of the new movie Despicable Me, get out your knitting needles and crochet hooks. I spotted links to free patterns showing how to make the little Minions over on the Craft Magazine blog recently, and I had to share!Crochet Minion by Wolfdreamer​Linda Potts from the Wolfdreamer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Matt Costa Announces New Album, Mobile Chateau, and Fall Tour

    ​It's been over two years since the release of Matt Costa's second studio album, Unfamiliar Faces, with its infectious lead single "Mr. Pitiful." But now the Huntington Beach resident has finally announced plans for his third full-length, titled Mobile Chateau, due out September 21... along with p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Union Line Tour With Local Natives

    ​So we just heard that The Union Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer.  This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    SoCo Announces Fall Tour

    [Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Motion City Soundtrack: 'Nerds at Heart"

    A deal with Columbia hasn't cost the band their geekdom

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Branching Out With Doomtree

    We hyped the Flobots show at House of Blues tonight in our calendar section this week, but I would like to urge you to get to the club early (doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8) for Doomtree. They're a nine-strong Minneapolis hip-hop crew who sound like an ideal hybrid between the Rhymesayers an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2008

    The Village Pillage - News from the Alternative Universe

    The first installment of this column is loaded with pillaged stories from OCWEEKLY's mother company Village Voice Media. This blog space will highlight investigative efforts of our colleagues and their stories' human interest qualities, literary merit, entertainment value and usefulness. Some our re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Prince to Headline Coachella April 26; Portishead Now Sulking Big-Time

    Prince: Sexy vegan MF, fixin' to steal Jack Johnson's thunder. Srsly. This just in: Prince will leave his lavish Minneapolis lair to headline the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (as nobody calls it). The veteran funk-soul-R&B guitarist/vocalist agreed to participate in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008
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    January 15, 2008

    Real Life OC Superheroes

    Our Minneapolis sister paper City Pages has an eyebrow-raising story today about regular folks from cities across the nation who truly believe they are superheroes - and dress the part. We checked out web editor Jeff Shaw's Google Map of heroes and found two from our neck of the woods: Ragensi (to ... More >>

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Get Out!

    July 6 - July 13: Burnout Classique

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Hoodied Albino

    Brother Ali

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Get Out!

    April 20 - April 27: Now Leave Me Alone

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    Strippers and Penguins

    Book Notes: Extended Family Edition As leading anthropologists and Garrison Keillor will readily confirm, most Minnesotans don't like to draw attention to themselves– but the good folks at Minneapolis City Pages, our sister publication in the frozen tundra, are not most Minnesotans. And one of ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Felt So Good

    Murs and Lisa Bonet make for some real Atmosphere

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Get Out!

    Feb. 23 - March 2

  • Columns

    April 7, 2005
  • Columns

    September 16, 2004
  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Vodka Tonic

    Swear never again with the Soviettes

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    The Same Struggles Exist

    Def Jux fights the power

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Wings of Desire

    Bird3s pilgrimage to mega

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Johnny Jones

    Singer/Songwriter, Artist, Hot Wheels Collector

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Brandon Trca

    Blasting-cap tester, author of nothing, manager of no one and singer for the band Super Bright Light

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Ideas Die Hard

    The passion of the Siren Six

  • Music

    October 21, 1999
  • Culture

    August 12, 1999

    MST3Ks Legacy Will Live On

    And Hollywood will never be the same

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Lured by Their Rock

    Stalking the Siren Six!

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