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    April 23, 2014

    Comedian Shawn Halpin Hates Being Late, Loves...Baby Wipes?

    [Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.] Texas native Shawn Halpin is a god damn hero having served our country as a Marine and when he take ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    The Big Mistake Bands Are Making With Facebook

    By: Jessica HopperAre you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Why Street Teams Are Nothing But "Proactive Litter"

    By: Jessica Hopper Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She i ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Ask Fan Landers: Either She's Your Girlfriend or Your Roadie, Not Both

    [Editors Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you st ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Vincent Valdez's MySpace Stupidity Cost Him 10 Years in Prison

    Yums​Vincent Julian Valdez's stupidity on MySpace cost him 10 years in a California prison.In 2007, the trigger-happy Santa Ana hoodlum with the Thug Family Life (T.F.L.) gang obviously didn't get the memo concerning stealth.Valdez attempted to reduce his potential prison exposure after committing ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Justin Timberlake to Hold Office in Irvine?

    [Mental Notes] Pop star buys a piece of the old-school Internet. Plus, Paul Leary on Rome Ramirez

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    June 30, 2011

    Justin Timberlake Buys MySpace; Will We Be Having Justin Sightings in Irvine?

    ​Yes, you read that right. Justin Timberlake is bringing MySpace back, after it was revealed that Timberlake was a key player behind the $35m deal for the original social networking site.The weirdest thing about this is that Timberlake played Facebook investor Sean Parker in the movie The Social ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Pithy Sweet Get Psyched Up

    [Locals Only] The Fullerton band on MILFs, milk and MySpace

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    October 6, 2010

    Richard Alan Chaney Gets 9 Years for Pulling "Haidl Maneuver" and Other Sex Acts on Teens

    ​Richard Alan Chaney has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting 14- and 17-year-old girls he met on MySpace and The 25-year-old Costa Mesa resident pleaded guilty to oral copulation of a minor under 16, contacting a child with the intent to distribute p ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Faraway Boys Call It Quits

    MySpaceBarely knew ye and all that good stuff.​Dang it. Shortly after they played one of the Weekly's Locally Grown concerts and got a mention in the this week's cover feature about Orange County's music scenes, South-County rockabilly artists the Faraway Boys have decided to hang up their guitars ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Watch A New Video From Neon Indian, Then Go To The Detroit Bar Tonight

    MySpace / Dagny Piasecki​Unlike all the other fans of "chillwave king" Neon Indian, you, dear OC resident, actually have a choice. You can either watch the video of the  "Sleep Paralysist" single on Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound imprint, which came out  AOL today, or you can go see t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Show Announcement: Vampire Weekend, Fox Theater, Pomona

    Those Paul Simon worshipping rockers Vampire Weekend will wrap a hectic U.S. tour with a pair of SoCal dates including an April 14 gig at Fox Theater in Pomona. The NYC band's new album Contra, due out January 12, is streaming on their MySpace page. Yeah, it's another iteration of Graceland--but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Orange County Skinhead Murdered in Monrovia--Why?

    Anyone care to tell us what the N and S tattoos on Gentile stand for?​Last week was a tough one for Orange County's tight-knit, methed-up skinhead community. On Friday, of course, three members of the Candy-Ass Gang pleaded guilty to attempted murder with hate crime enhancements. Last Tuesday, 22- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    The Steelwells

    House of Blues

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    October 19, 2009

    Got a Black Flag Tattoo?

    ​If the answer to that question is yes, then do you want to be in a book? Because if you do, you can. According to a Myspace bulletin posted by former Black Flag singer Ron Reyes, a book of people with the Black Flag bars is in the works. Here's what Reyes typed:"so I got a friend on Myspace who i ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009

    Christian TV

    Chain Reaction

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    August 17, 2009

    TONIGHT: Oliver Jane, Dash Jacket and Camp Out at Blue Laguna in Laguna Beach

    ​We heart South County's Oliver Jane here on Heard Mentality--check out our recent Locals Only on the troupe if you're skeptical--so the news that they're not planning on playing any shows in a while is disheartening for suresies. But that hiatus won't start until after tonight's show at the Blue ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    CNN is a Punk Rocker​Someone forwarded me this article on Muslim punk in the United States. I read it and think you should too.A major focus of the story is a Boston/NYC group called the Kominas, which I learned from reading means "the scumbags" in Punjabi. The article is pretty good and makes the Komi ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    VIDEO: New Song by the Jakes

    Newport Beach five-piece talented-beyond-their-years the Jakes have weathered the loss of keyboard player Ehson Hashemian, and continue to rack up fans and acclaim, generally standing out as "the" Orange County band to watch; the one most likely to break out into the mainstream, and soon. They're on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    TONIGHT: Tyler Weinrich at Chain Reaction

    Publicity photos are more powerful than you might think--I had never heard of Sacramento's Tyler Weinrich before today. and I probably would have never bothered to check out his music, at least at this point in time, if not for that amazing picture. More to the point, I'm intrigued by all the tantal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Bands Needed for Anaheim Venue

    I got this MySpace message about a venue in Anaheim looking for bands. Seeing how I'm not in a band, it doesn't apply to me. But it might to you. Or maybe your friends. Either way, if this turns out bunk, don't come crying to me. If it's legit, I accept cash and the occasional check.  

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    May 27, 2009

    Listen to Taking Back Sunday's New Album Before their Grove Show Next Week

    OK, so Taking Back Sunday are playing the Grove of Anaheim a week from today, June 3. Their new album, the appropriately titled New Again, comes out the day before. That doesn't really give you a lot of time to get to know all those new songs before the show. Bummer, right? Or is it? Well, helpfully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    THIS WEEKEND: Final Saturday of SoCal Rocks 2009

    Also happening this weekend is the last installment of SoCal Rocks 2009, which has been taken place at Sachi's in Long Beach the past two Saturdays. A veritable plethora of bands are scheduled for this Saturday, including Orange County's Entice, who we wrote about earlier this week. Check the event' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    The Prospector: Truth In Advertising?

    The Prospector in Long Beach is a cool place: good shows, good folks, good fun. But it seems that they're not above false advertising. Shame. Terrible, terrible shame.In a shocking bit of chicanery, they posted a MySpace bulletin late this afternoon, saying only "KARAOKE TONIGHT WITH REID AND WADE!! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Sublime video from Saturday night

    A guy can't take a shit these days without someone posting it on YouTube the next day. That being said, here are some clips from the Sublime reunion show Saturday night in Nevada with new singer Rome. According to his MySpace page, he's from Newport Beach.

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    February 11, 2009

    TONIGHT: Crown City Bombers at the Continental Room

    Though as you can see from the image to the left, spelling might not be the Continental Room in Fullerton's strong suit, they're still reliable when it comes to putting on a good show. Especially on an eerily quiet night like this, when there really doesn't seem to be much else going on (what's up w ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    December 11, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    The Prospector Accepting Toy Donations

    Long Beach's The Prospector--who are playing host to Tijuana Knife Fight, Chotto Ghetto and Killer Dreamer tomorrow--are accepting donations of new (new, not that broken Teddy Ruxpin you've been hanging on to for some reason)  toys on behalf of local children's shelters.So, if you're checking o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Obey and RVCA Warehouse Sales!

    We don't get too many (good) sample/warehouse sales around these parts, so prepare yourselves: It's time again for RVCA and OBEY's respective giant holiday sample sales. Starting this Friday, the masses will once again line up around the block at OBEY's Santa Ana warehouse and RVCA's Costa Mesa he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at Detroit Bar Wednesday

    The day before Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve, as I oh-so-cleverly like to call it), is typically one of the busiest bar nights of the year. It makes sense: No one has to work the next day, people are in town, wanna get away from their families and turn to the sweet, sweet solace of the bottle. So i ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Even More Sales

    Favorite Huntington Beach-based website,, has announced their Purple Friday sale with everything at 25% off with the coupon code: "the purps." Use your discount to finally get those designer shades you've been lusting after (80s Purple carries everything from Tom Ford and Ray-Bans to ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Computer Love

    Ingrid Michaelson

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    October 25, 2008

    Prepare to 'Thrill the World' in Irvine

    Looking for a way to capture "Filipino inmate" chic? Why not Thrill The World today, and participate in an "annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.'" Alright, sold. Events are planned all over the world, for the second year in a row - 95 cities, 13 countries - including ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    April 3, 2008
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    April 2, 2008

    305 reasons to attend Newport Beach Film Fest 2008

    Though the official schedule of films for the Newport Beach Film Festival is expected out tomorrow, there is one we can confirm right now: 305, subject of a recent OC Weekly cover feature, will be showing on April 28th at 9:30 p.m., as confirmed recently on the movie's official MySpace page. Most of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    Blank Blue Announce Album Release Date

    Blank Blue: Blissin' up. On May 6, Ubiquity Records will release Blank Blue's debut album, Western Water Music II. This is good news because, among other things, Blank Blue—the recording project of soulful Long Beach musicians Elvin “Nobody” Estela and Niki Randa—were named the Weekly's Be ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008
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    March 9, 2008

    Memorial & Wake for Mike Conley Today

    All info from a MySpace bulletin posted about Mike Conley by DJ Poppa of the Double Fisted Underground/Suck My Disco crew: Memorial: 4pm Sunday Brookhurst Street & Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach At The River Jetties You can enter the beach one block north of Brookhurst Street @ Magnolia Str ... More >>

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    January 30, 2008

    Local Surfer Dane Williams Found Dead

    Dane Chandler Williams, also known as "Downtown Dane" for his ubiquitous presence in downtown Huntington Beach, was found dead in San Diego. He was in town on a company trip, having worked as an intern for Hurley since October. His body was found wrapped in a blanket in an alley in Chollas Creek. W ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    The Year in Horror Bonus Quotes - Lucky McKee and Nathan Baesel

    Sometimes you get way more good quotes than you can use in a story, and such was the case with my year in horror piece in today's issue. Here in cyberspace, we have a lot more room, so enjoy these bonus interviews. LUCKY MCKEE, director of MAY and THE WOODS on the year in horror Honestly, I didn't ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Locals Only

    Magic Lantern

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    September 6, 2007

    Hasta La Muerte

    Vintage thrash metal is back with a vengeance, and it’s speaking Spanish

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    August 28, 2007

    Sol-T Makes URB's Next 1000 List

    LA-based mag URB has included Orange County MC/producer Sol-T in its notorious Next 1000 feature. Sol puts a fresh, funny and raunchy spin on old-school hip-hop, both on the mic and the MPC2000. You can read the blurb (as well as the recent OC Weekly feature on him) on his MySpace page. Sol-T plays ... More >>

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    July 16, 2007
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    December 28, 2006

    It Was Free Cuz I Stole It

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: The Year In Unfair Shares

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    November 21, 2006

    In the Mailbag: Richard Swift

    It's no secret that I love Harry Nilsson a lot. A lot a lot. And so it is that I hear traces of him in just about everything, from Madman Moon to Kelley Stoltz (if you look beyond the obvious Brian Wilson presence) to, now, Richard Swift. Swift's latest, Dressed Up for the Letdown (out February 20 o ... More >>

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    The Streets of San Francisco

    Expanded for Web! Filmmaker points camera at citys unseen side and strikes a universal chord

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    October 27, 2005
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