Ned Raggett

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Geekeasy Will NOT be Held at Downtown Santa Ana

    ​We repeat,  the Geekeasy--the video game-inspired music and art event that Ned Raggett wrote about this week--won't be held in Santa Ana this weekend.Apparently the organizers couldn't get the proper city permits for the event. According to organizer Chris Lynch, securing a permit to sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Acrobatics Everyday Presents Open Melody 2011 at UC Irvine This Saturday

    Dos (Mike Watt and Kira Roessler)​Another school year means another slate of underground and unexpected concerts at UC Irvine courtesy of the Acrobatics Everyday crew, with mid-November being the time when another Open Melody festival takes place. And, unlike something like, say, Playground Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Two Guns' Record Release at Fingerprints Today

    ​ Long Beach band Two Guns is having a record release party for their sophomore set Far People in Far Places today at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach, at 7 p.m. and it is FREE! (Doesn't hurt to pre-order the record though.) According to our Beat Blvd. reviewer Ned Raggett, this short-but-sweet ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 28, 2011
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    May 27, 2011

    Five Great Places in Orange County To Have A Picnic This Memorial Day Weekend

    Flickr user johan​Ah, summer. Time for picnics, beaches, and parks. Time for picnics on the beach, picnics in the park, picnics at the beach parks. Here are five picnic spots to consider for this holiday weekend and for every summer weekend thereafter that would do well with picnics, beaches, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Arnold Schwarzenneger Inspires Bloody Death Skull's 'Judgment Day: The Musical'

    ​And really, this isn't an Arnold Schwarzenneger post--Ned Raggett already took care of that. Rather, this is another Rapture-related post. Bloody Death Skull wrote the 16-song opus for the end of the world, "Inspired by Terminator 2."

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Foo Fighters at Fingerprints!

    [Mental Notes] Record Store Day, Andrew W.K. and Honeypie at Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    TGIF: Three Reasons to be Happy it's the Weekend (Including BrokeNCYDE!)

    ​1. Today, Insane Clown Posse heirs brokeNCYDE will be performing their critically reviled music at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Show compassion this season and, er, listen without prejudice.

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    Wanted: Local Music

    [Mental Notes] We're reviewing local releases. In other news, you can buy the Sublime tour van, watch the Growlers at HOB or go to Fearless Records' tour

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Tonight! Mêlée Starts Detroit Residency ​Mêlée begins a month-long residency (8 p.m. at the Detroit Bar), with Echo Echo opening for their first performance. A special treat: Solid Gold (the band Jamie Lidell just finished touring with) is on the bill too.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Outgoing: Dan Deacon Cancels UC Irvine Show

    ​Remember that Dan Deacon show tomorrow that Ned Raggett wrote about in last week's Weekly? Not happening, sadly.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Last Night: The Horrors at Detroit Bar

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: The Horrors, Japanese Motors at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa; September 30, 2009.Better Than: Well, I don't think Creed were ever nominated for a Mercury Music Prize...Best Free Snacks: The Popchips given away outside the venue. They were giving them away at Street Scene, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Slideshows: Marilyn Manson at the Grove of Anaheim, Los Campesinos! at Detroit Bar

    Chris Victorio​Monday night might seem entirely too mellow to experience something like a Marilyn Manson concert. Well, if you truly believe that, you can't hang like the Grove of Anaheim crowd can, who last night took everything the shock rock icon was willing to give them. Photographer Chris Vic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    TONIGHT: Little Dragon at Detroit Bar

    Sweden's Little Dragon hits Detroit Bar tonight, fresh from opening up for TV on the Radio for the last good little while. Though they reside in the faraway Scandinavian land, lead singer Yukimi Nagano's mother and grandmother both live in Costa Mesa. Wacky! $15.They've got a really neat moody, spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Slideshows: The Faint and Ladytron at the Grove of Anaheim, Protest the Hero at Chain Reaction

    How was your weekend? Really? To shreds, you say? Well, us, we took in some shows, like the Faint (from Omaha!) and Ladytron (from Britain!) at the Grove of Anaheim on Saturday night (read Ned Raggett's interview with Ladytron here) and Canadian prog metal dudes Protest the Hero at Chain Reaction on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 2/25

    Monty Python & the Holy Grail Screening, 7 p.m.In 1969, the world was introduced to Monty Python's Flying Circus--and it was never the same again. Witness the debauchery on the big screen.Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, CA; (714) 557-5701Bacchae Trilogy, 8 p.m.Let ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    TONIGHT: Dear and the Headlights at Chain Reaction

    Phoenix's Dear and the Headlights are in concert tonight at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. I've talked before here about them, but here's something new: an article by Ned Raggett from the most recently Weekly! Phoenix's Kinch and Fullerton bands My Pet Saddle and Set to Sea open. Show starts at 7:30, $1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Over the Weekend: The Submarines/Morning Benders, Nickel Eye/Low vs. Diamond, Meshuggah/Cynic

    Photo by Andrew YoussefOur photographer Andrew Youssef was a busy guy this weekend, shooting not one but three shows: The Submarines and Morning Benders (pictured) Friday night at Detroit Bar, Nickel Eye and Low vs. Diamond at the same venue on Saturday night, and Meshuggah and Cynic last night at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Slideshow: Peachcake at Chain Reaction

    The inimitable Andrew Youssef checked out Phoenix's Peachcake at Chain Reaction last night, and came back with these wonderfully colorful photos! Peruse them here, read more about Peachcake through Ned Raggett's interview with their joyful lead singer Stefan Pruett here.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 1/22

    Peachcake; The Jakes; Get Back Loretta; Romak and the Space Pirates; Dizzy Balloon, 7:30 p.m.Check out Ned Raggett's article on the ebullient Stefan Pruett of Peachcake, then stop by and give them a listen.Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA; 714-635-6067I Love the '90s, 10 p.m.Love th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009
  • Columns

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Two Takes on Radiohead's In Rainbows

    Hurry! You immediately have to read OC Weekly freelancer Ned Raggett's review of In Rainbows, which will be running in our print edition next week; we thought you'd want to get an advance peek at what he has to say, as Radiohead's new album is the most important thing in the world this week. Also, ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 2, 2007


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  • Features

    June 27, 2002
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    March 21, 2002
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    November 9, 2000