As they sit in a conference room at Capitol Records, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant can barely hide their smiles. The next day, they'll play KROQ's Weenie Roast before zipping up the freeway to Mountain View for BFD. In less than two years, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant have gone from hearing th ... More >>
In Dec. 2008, a federal grand jury in Southern California indicted Eric Letvin for a engaging in a criminal conspiracy involving the selling of counterfeit Cisco Systems, Inc. hardware in league with an Orange County business and a Chinese manufacturer.Three years later, Letvin--the owner of Prima C ... More >>
Did the annual event really save the vinyl record industry?
[Mental Notes] Also: Re-liking the Like, running with Letterman, and much love for Avi Buffalo
Andrew YoussefLast Night: Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn and John at the Honda Center, Anaheim; August 19, 2009.Better Than: Staying in and watching Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage, a two-hour "special," on Fox. Words fail me.Music for the Masses: Not only was it a sell-out crowd, but it was a ... More >>
Sorry, classic rock fans. Steven Tyler falling off the stage in a much-publicized incident at a concert last week in Sturgis, South Dakota means that Aerosmith has to cancel the remainder of their summer tour with ZZ Top. Logically, this includes the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine date s ... More >>
Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>
Kill Dave Matthews, avenge my buddys dog
Are OC's cops a little too excited about busting men for gay sex?