Few OC-based musicians bleed the blues like Walter Trout. The soul, dexterity, heat break and elation in his voice and his playing have always set him apart. But as he laid in a hospital bed in Nebraska, having literally lost all the blood in his body following complications from a liver transplant ... More >>
Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, March 28 Release the Bats! Que Sera Our favorite "hard-drinkin', foul-mouthed, in-yer-face American gothic dance club" swings back 'round the Que Sera for the Near Dark Tour 2014. It's always Bats Day inside these black a ... More >>
Toasting computer love, a genocide musical and a Midwestern odyssey
Tustin's new restaurant bakes traditional Czech pastries with fillings that are all-American
Alexander Payne's new film is a grand slog through Real America
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 is here to help you ... More >>
A federal grand jury in Michigan has charged an Orange County man tied to Huntington Beach with money laundering and trying to illegally sell more than 100 kilograms of high quality marijuana.According to U.S. Department of Justice records obtained by OC Weekly, Kenneth Hien Vu (AKA Kenny Nguyen) is ... More >>
See Also:*Mariachi Divas Party With WeeMan in Their First Music Video*Teen Prodigy Genesis Codina Adds a Youthful Grito to Anaheim Mariachi Festival*¡Viva Los Muertos! Mariachi Celebration in AnaheimJose Hernandez, founder of Mariachi Sol de Mexico, has been twice nominated for a Grammy award and p ... More >>
Some three years ago, a woman in Nebraska noticed that one of the McNuggets her children didn't eat looked kinda like George Washington in profile. So she stashed it in the freezer and later, put it up on eBay.The auction site took it down citing that the item violated a rule they had against ... More >>
So Lady Gaga's latest video, "Yoü and I," is supposed to premiere on Thursday night on MTV (and a link to the video as her 1,000th tweet) but already, it's leaked all over the internet. The fourth video from her sophomore release Born This Way, it was filmed in Nebraska. There are the requisite ... More >>
Flickr User Andrew KelsallIf you think it's safe to chow down on that stale gingerbread house you've been eyeing for the past month, you may want to just let it foreclose. On Christmas Eve, Whole Foods Market recalled the houses made by Rolf's Patisserie, a Chicago-area bakery and one of its sup ... More >>
Finally, there's solace in the fact that nobody calls you. Cox is the first U.S. cable company to enter the wireless arena, offering what they call "Unbelievably Fair" mobile phone plans that give you cash back--up to $20 a month--for minutes you don't use. The venture begins today in t ... More >>
Flickr user jenniferbrookeEvery list of turkey leftover suggestions involves one or more of the following: soup, chili, salad, sandwiches (usually on whole wheat bread with mayonnaise) and turkey Tetrazzini. It's not that these things are bad--they're not--it's that they're jaded and overused, an ... More >>
State troopers in the Midwest are discovering a common thread among drug mules and alleged drug mules pulled over along Interstate 80: Orange County residency.Check out our lineup after the jump . . .
Flickr user myjulyAccording to ABC15 in Phoenix, Clarissa Bradford was asked to leave a Glendale, Ariz. McDonald's after breastfeeding her 6-month-old son. Clearly, the manager of this McDonald's has never heard of mombloggers, or this would never have happened.
Illustration by Simon DavisonRemember last October's arrest of a Los Alamitos man for having 62 pounds of pot and four pounds of hashish in his car after getting pulled over in Nebraska?The hammer has come down on 50-year-old Gerard Maddox.
cogdog / CC BY 2.0Mothership WitWith the masses of craft beers now widely available--many coming out of our southerly neighbors in San Diego County--American beer doesn't have quite the same stigma as it once did. There is certainly still the watery, cheap swill to uphold that stereotype, but wit ... More >>
If a family that plays together stays together (or is it "prays together"? Whatever), what are we to make of a family that's caught holding 66 pounds of marijuana?That can be asked of Cynthia F. Bruckner, 62, and her son Scot A. Christensen, 42, who were arrested Wednesday near Lincoln, Nebraska, ... More >>
Three and a half weeks ago, we mentioned that Long Beach avant rockers Free Moral Agents (featuring keyboardist Ikey Ownes of the Mars Volta) are going out on the road with El Paso band Zechs Marquise. We all found that they hadn't booked any hometown show dates yet. Excuse ou ... More >>
That's a pretty fun one, right? I like it mainly because the guy on the left is dressed as Solid Snake. The rest are all video game characters, too, and there's even more video game fun on their MySpace (Squirtle!). Plus, it promises a party. Who doesn't like parties? Punch bowls, pin the tail on th ... More >>
Photo by Gregory MiguelA hand-cuffed activist is led away from an anti-abortion protest at Cypress College last year.The independently funded Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cites the administration of Cypress College on its 18th annual list of the "best" Muzzlers of Fr ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>
Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart But The Very Next Day You Said You Were Gay
Impress your friends without ever really having to set foot on a beach!
Friedkins Man From Nebraska reaches reality
Catching up with the guy who made the scariest movie everand then did opera
Ten theatrical reasons you aint going nowhere till spring
Vacation, time to get away
Deciding between healthy and lardy cuisine at the Stand
Marines talk war with kids at church
Jeffrey Halford is the next Dylan, and the Bangles are the next Bangles!
Singer/Songwriter, Artist, Hot Wheels Collector
Building a bigger Mouse trap
Isnt that sad?