Local restaurants have been teasing us with versions of poutine for years. While most are delicious, they're usually fancied-up fries, usually topped in whatever braised meat the restaurant happens to have cooked and doused with gravy from the pot. As an upgrade to cheese curds, I've seen cheese sau ... More >>
The Glass House
Perhaps you remember on the teevee from February an 86-year-old Seal Beach widow explaining how she was swindled out of $30,000 by a fellow on the phone claiming to be her grandson. Authorities at the time suspected the thief was based in Montreal, and we now know why. And who (allegedly).
Constellation Room at the Observatory
It's perennially summer in Orange County, so it's important to never overlook one essential item on the cookout list: marinated meat. The carne asada at Carlos Market in Santa Ana gets a bath in sweet and citric Sunny Delight, and the Meat House's "house" seasoning is better than the Montreal s ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Slater's 50/50 executive chef Dino McDonough refers to this as a very free form recipe. "We use our fresh ground bacon rendered down, flour, cream, and Montreal steak seasoning." And, of course, real maple syrup. Invite company over for his dish; it's Man vs. Food-worthy!Did you hear about why he ... More >>
Canadian R&B act The Weeknd (fronted by Abel Tesfaye) last night released his third mixtape of 2011 (following the critical acclaim of the last two mixtapes, House of Balloons and Thursday). The latest set, called Echoes of Silence, comes after the Weeknd's Polaris Prize-nomination and a ton ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South 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 >>
BBCUPDATE, 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 >>
As we reported earlier, Jay-Z and Kanye West have new dates for the Watch The Throne Tour due to the "overwhelming response to presale tickets." The North American tour will now begin on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena. All fans who purchase their tickets online will r ... More >>
Montreal's Little Scream renews my faith in music. Singer/songwriter Laurel Sprengelmeyer (who looks like a young Susan Sarandon, apparently) is touring to support her debut, The Golden Record, a gorgeous set of folk/pop songs that she named after the 1977 Voyager space-shuttle time-cap ... More >>
Fox Theater Pomona
The Montreal duo delve even deeper in to Reagan-era pop
House of Blues
Sesame StreetSesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>
Lilledeshan Bose[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.
Orange County Great Park
Beyonce leads Grammy-nominations with 10, followed by Talyor Swift and Lady Gaga. I'm just glad the greatest vocalist on the planet, Neko Case, is up for a couple.Speaking on Beyonce, who in the past has worked with country superstars Sugarland, apparently wants to collab with psychedelic, indie p ... More >>
Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba! isn't a typical kiddie fare and anyone that's into music should know that by now, and it's not just those oddly appealing monsters and robots like the Gary Baseman-esque Muno. The show--co-created by Huntington Beach resident/Aquabats lead singer Christian Jacobs, by th ... More >>
Seeing as how we're the closest Village Voice Media paper to San Diego, we feel a profound sense of obligation to cover this weekend's Street Scene festival. Yes, that's right, obligation--not the opportunity to hang out in the Gaslamp District checking out awesome bands. It's all about obligatio ... More >>
In the early '00s, after the hype of club culture peaked and many Johnny-come-latelys went home, a new generation of DJs and producers ascended. These younger men and women entered club-land for the right reasons--the music--and came armed with digital-production and social-networking skills that ... More >>
Another weekend is gone, and do we even need to say once more that it was a busy one for the ol' OC Weekly? Well, you've probably already read the sterling review of the Offspring at Irivne's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Friday night by our guy David J. Nicolas. But have you seen the photos take ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil"The Trickster" of Cirque du Soleil's "Kooza."There's not much to the park yet, but the Orange County Great Park in Irvine has been confirmed as a 2010 tour stop for the freaky French-Canadian circus Cirque du Soleil, OCGP chairman Larry Agran announced today.Montre ... More >>
First, major props to OC Register music writer Ben Wener for having such a great sense of humor about the original Wener Watch. He's a good sport!That being said, last week Wener returned to his old habits of writing really, really, really long opening paragraphs that are all one giant sentence (I'v ... More >>
of Montreal is known for their garish stage shows, so why not take a look at our pictures from last night's show at the Glass House in Pomona from Chad Sengstock? So colorful! Our guy Spencer Kornhaber was there and will have a full report coming later today.
Think that of Montreal was the only show that we were at last night? Of course not! Our pal Andrew Youssef was snapping away at last night's show at the Grove of Anaheim from punk vets NOFX, with openers Pour Habit and Smoke or Fire. The pictures: here! Get to clickin', yo.
Noted indie poppers/Elephant 6 collective members/eccentric personalities/Outback Steakhouse pitchmen of Montreal are in concert tonight at the Glass House. Can't make it out there? Our very own Spencer Kornhaber will be there, and will have a full review up here tomorrow. We'll also have photos fro ... More >>
In this week's Weekly, I blab about some of my favorite things in music this year. Since my ego clearly cannot be contained to just a half page on a newspaper, I've got even more favorite things here (as referenced at the end of the article--that's what we call "convergence" in the biz).
While other venues are taking it relatively easy during the holiday season, the Glass House has bravely continued to announce shizows, including Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Twins on Dec. 26 (Boxing Day!)--tickets on sale noon Thursday, Dec. 4 for $50. Also on the docket: Of Montreal on Feb. 19 ($2 ... More >>
The Orange County Great Park Corp. board today unanimously recommended that the Irvine City Council authorize the board's CEO Michael Ellzey to enter formal negotiations with Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil to bring its winter 2010 touring production to the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station ba ... More >>
We Are Wolves
Last night was a celebration of Weekly favorites and new friends at the Prospector in Long Beach. "Locals Only" alum Mikey B. (Le French Kanadian) is in town doing his thang to support his M For Montreal gig and paired up with the Weekly’s own Kevin P. bringing another great Pull Your Pants Up nig ... More >>
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