Though their music may suggest a relaxed energy and mellowness, Robyn Rosencrantz and Michael Glover, aka Bright Blue Gorillas are all about hard work and ambition. Conquering the incredible feat of surviving as musicians and artists, BBG have covered the music, theater and film bases abroad in Euro ... More >>
If you consider trance music a religion, then Armin Van Buuren is God. The DJ, producer, remixer, composer, musician, pianist and songwriter has taken trance to world renowned heights through his A State of Trance radio show, Armada Music record label and vast discography which spans over the course ... More >>
Lil Wayne has just released his tenth studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II. It's been 18 years since his first album: True Story as one half of The B.G.'z. In that time, he's been a lesser-known member of an embattled southern hip-hop group, a scrawny kid, a mixtape hero, the greatest rapper aliv ... More >>
The legendary director emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, 'Django Unchained'
The expansive Jewish Film Festival continues tonight at University Synagogue of Irvine--and, yes, that's continues as your humble servant was slow on the uptake to promote the full schedule of movies that started rolling in October and continue through April at the synagogue, Regal's Westpark 8 in I ... More >>
It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
The '90s may be long gone, but not OC's infamous, lunatic eyewear brand
The ex-NFL superstar on life, death and everything in between
'Stories From an Undeclared War' takes the Freedom Writers muse Erin back to her old stomping grounds
tyDi has taken the world by storm with his album Shooting Stars. We chatted with the 24-year-old from down under who describes himself as a "songwriter, producer, engineer, musician, radio host and all-round music freak who likes to travel the world and perform loud crazy electronic music events t ... More >>
Robert Nesta Marley, mellow mood maker, our duppy conqueror, bringer of positive vibrations, would've been 61 today. And since he's passed away after giving us the gift of his beautiful music, you can celebrate by blasting Kaya on repeat. Then you can go shopping for yourself and buy these Bob Ma ... 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 >>
UPDATED POST, NOV. 23 12:05 P.M.: Update by Marisa GerberIn an unprecedented move, cops raided the Cannabis Cup today and made several arrests. About 150 uniformed police raided the High Times' cannabis-themed competition held south of Amsterdam and arrested everyone who had more than five g ... More >>
Edwin GoeiWould you rather not give out boring old Snickers and M&M's this year? You want to be the special house on the block that has stuff that no one else dares give away? Here are some unusual candies and treats we dug out from our blog's long-dead Wacky Snacks featurette, most of ... More >>
UPDATE: Armin van Buuren and Erick Morillo just announced the cancellation of their Oct. 29 appearances at Monster Massive 2011 on their websites. Read about it here.Oct 12, 2011, 4:12 a.m.: Go Ventures posted an update on Monster Massive's Facebook page around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. This is not th ... More >>
Country music star, TV movie mainstay and lifelong beard farmer Kenny Rogers announced that he's releasing his memoirs this fall. Having scored an advanced copy of "The Gambler" singer's book, we present ten of its most shocking revelations. 10. He's never had plastic surgery Most of us ... More >>
A Mission Viejo woman and her 4-year-old son were hours away from being sent back to strife-torn Egypt this past weekend before the American Civil Liberties Union intervened on their behalf.Permanent U.S. resident Samaa Kerba, 26, and her son were returning home from Cairo because of the violence ... More >>
The Santa Ana native is king of Orange County's handball courtsbut can he go further and bring the sport some much-needed respect?
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our Local Natives/Union Line slideshow here! Local Natives Henry Fonda September 17, 2010 There is one think Local Natives have in commone with American Apparel--you hate what their generic names and what they stand for, but you consume them and love both b ... More >>
Drugs, death and fear in the murder capital of the world
Headline: House Passes Border Security BillComment by unclebill: I love Obama! $600M for boarder security. $26B for teachers unions. OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA! Gimmie dat Obama money....Comment by gameon: I'm starting to think you just don't like mexicans and don't like having a black president. its a ... More >>
Don't be surprised if Isaac Robert Longo becomes a poster child for the evils of driving while high by forces girding to defeat marijuana legalization in California this November.After all, the 33-year-old Placentia man smoked pot before causing a five-car pileup on the 55 freeway in November 200 ... More >>
Coe, in center, with a fool and a deluded guyCalifornia Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe has been on a non-Mexican racist run as of late. We talked about the revelation earlier this week that she told a Los Angeles Times reporter, "Go home, chink" nearly 20 years ago; now, in var ... More >>
A new study shows legalization and distribution of marijuana in California could cut the price of cannabis by up to 80 percent and increase consumption.Findings by the RAND Corp. also show revenues from taxing legal pot could be significantly higher or lower than the $1 billion estimated by the s ... More >>
Wikipedia CommonsTariq RamadanWhat the American Islamic Forum for Democracy derides as the "Tariq Ramadan American Islamist Victory Tour 2010" includes a May stop near Disneyland, where American Muslims are being warned by the self-described liberty lovers to "be on guard" as the Swiss academic ... More >>
Perhaps you saw the May 14 edition of OC Weekly--excuse me--OctoWeekly--wherein all manner of reality-show mayhem is imagined for Nadya Suleman, the La Habra resident and mother of the world's longest-surviving octuplets.Our lampoonage came hot on the heels of lilliputian Los Angeles attorney Gloria ... More >>
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
Van Halen Reunite—Just in Time for Their Excellent Unauthorized Bio
The life and times of orange picker-turned-big leaguer Jesse Flores
The life and times of orange picker-turned-big leaguer Jesse Flores
Ryan Gene Williams has no chance this Novemberand thats why we like him
Now 25 percent more terrifying!
Who is Das Oath and why are they here?
The Year in Being Fingered
Readers react to Greatest OC Bands Ever with a poll of their own
In a department once noted for its cruelty toward the homeless, Santa Ana cop Randy Beckx produced a revolution
The Offsprings weird, weird realm
Measure G to the countys poor: Go to the end of the line, and wait there for 20 yearsagain
Radiation is good for youjust ask a scientist!
We help Nixon apologists explain away the president's apparent narrow-mindedness
Selling your soul-at a profit-with TBN's divine guidance