Two Laguna Beach art gallery owners are awaiting extradition to New York City for allegedly selling counterfeit art by Damien Hirst, reportedly England's wealthiest artist. Vincent Lopreto, 48, and Ronald Bell, 49, the owners of Jazzart studio at 1452 South Coast Hwy., are being held in Orange Coun ... More >>
There are some artists who are destined for the lime-light. Even their names offer some insight to their future and Carnage is no exception. Born Diamante (which means "Diamond" in Spanish) Blackmon, the big "black man" from Guatemala was like a rare diamond in the rough who moved to Maryland at six ... More >>
EDM is a tough genre to stay on top of, even for the most devout kandi kid. The explosion of festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, the abundance of DJ residencies and tours around the world and the mammoth popularity of sites like Beatport, its not always easy to decipher between the next big sta ... More >>
A comedy about a narcissist who meets his match, an actioner about a high school student out for revenge, dramas about an abused girl caring for her cancer-striken father and a lonely, self-harming girl with an imaginary friend, as well as documentaries about an adult female surfing club, the craft ... More >>
Kristina Sky sensed that the EDM movement would continue to gain popularity in the states since her early rave days in the 90s. The LA-bred trance artist started off promoting dessert parties before picking up vinyl records and a set of turntables 10 years ago. Today, she DJ's all over the world sha ... More >>
In order for a parrilla to continue to burn, there must be some fresh mesquite added to ensure its vibrancy. And it's an apt metaphor when considering the current Baja cuisine renaissance. The much-celebrated trend has been spread by just a handful of chefs from Tijuana to Cabo, and it's been the Cu ... More >>
There's a line from I Wish, Monday night's heartwarming Pacific Rim Spotlight film from Japan that showed at Big Newport, that will resonate with independent filmmakers. A boy looking at a CD cover of his father's rock band asks his younger brother what "indie" means.The kid answers, "I think it me ... More >>
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Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first ... More >>
Christina Pazsitzky is pure comedy: honesty and a lot of outspokenness. She's been on Chelsea Lately, has a hysterical podcast along with her husband Tom Segura, headlines comedy clubs nationwide, has a new comedy CD, and is on the upcoming Showtime special filmed in Amsterdam, Red Light C ... More >>
The prolific electronic music performer/producer talks U.S. dance culture and his upcoming album
OFWGKTA's Frank OceanWhether you know it or not, tonight's a big night for L.A. music lovers. Especially those who fell for the soulful musical stylings of Frank Ocean's Nostalgia Ultra mixtape and the abundance of leaked tracks that comprises his discography. Tonight, the resident crooner of ... More >>
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The guy who has the job every foodie wants, Anthony Bourdain, will get a second show called The Layover. A Travel Channel press release announced that the premiere of the new, 10-episode long series will be November 21.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyClick here to see more photos from Kush Expo .Green goodness was plentiful at the second annual Kush Expo at the Anahiem Convention Center this past weekend--the second within just eight months. Though no weed was sold on the premises, there were ... More >>
Flickr user Violette79Today, the Dutch parliament voted to ban the ritual slaughter of animals, a ban that effectively outlaws kosher and halal butchering in the country. The disturbing attack on religious freedom came via the strange coalition of animal rights activists and anti-Muslim politicia ... More >>
Let's toast to anti-sobriety!It's about time someone stood up to the powers that be and demanded change. And I'm not talking about that sort of change that gets thrown on campaign posters only to be forgotten once elections are finished. I'm talking real change, the sort that requires protests to ... More >>
Scott Ian, Anthrax's rhythm and lead guitar player, just announced he's not going to be touring with the band he formed 30 years ago due to the upcoming birth of his first child. He said, "This decision to miss these shows was a deeply personal one. I co-founded this band July 18, 1981, and for ... More >>
Jameson We're at the home stretch of 2010 and Christmas is rapidly approaching; local bands are also "winning best of 2010 contests" left and right. (See: Young the Giant and Walter Trout.) Also, several bands such as Jameson and Melanoid are getting in the Christmas spirit by playing ... More >>
A hallucinogen called ibogaine has helped addicts kick heroin, meth and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyThe last time we talked to Local Natives, they hadn't played Coachella yet, they hadn't embarked on their first headlining US tour, and they hadn't gone around the world playing songs from Gorilla Manor to audiences who spoke every kind of language imaginable. ... More >>
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We told you here about Long Beach filmmaker Michael Wolfgang Bauch's Riding Bikes With the Dutch playing during last month's Long Beach Bicycle Festival.If you missed that screening, you get another chance to see it at 7 tonight in the same place as the earlier event: the historical Art Theatre.
[Summer Guide] At our local United Nations of bars and restaurants, every World Cup game can be a home game
UPDATE: See details about the "Holy Rollers" article that likely spurred the Holy Rollers movie--and the article's zero degrees of separation from OC Weekly--after the jump . . . Yosef (Justin Bartha, left) eases Sam (Jesse Eisenberg) into drug trafficking in Holy Rollers.Director Kevin Asch, who ... More >>
Surely fans are excited to see Willie Nelson--country music's champion of the cheebah-- perform tonight with some special guests at the Grove of Anaheim. We're not making any predictions, but there's a pretty good chance Snoop Dogg could make a cameo. Don't laugh, it's happened before.
Chris SansenbachU2 in Anaheim, April 2005.U2, YouTube. It just makes too much sense.We talked earlier this week about how massively packed the Rose Bowl in Pasadena will be for the U2 show this Sunday, with 100,000 cross-generational music fans coming from across Southern California--really, just ... More >>
Hirax with Katon De Pena, third from right.Interviewing Hirax singer Katon W. De Pena is sort of a waste of time. You see, journalists (me) are supposed to find news and then announce said news to readers (you). But I shit you not when I say that everyone knows De Pena and De Pena knows everyone. ... More >>
Wilders: If only all Islam-haters had hair like his...Dutch filmmaker and politician Geert Wilders will speak tomorrow at Chapman University's Memorial Hall at 2 p.m., hosted by the School of Law, and one wonders why my alma mater's fine film school isn't hosting the event. Simple: Wilders is a bit, ... More >>
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