• Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Post Rock Songs

    Post-rock at its best is an ideal soundtrack for car chases, interstellar combat and nighttime prowls on the Serengeti. The music is composed with rock instruments--guitar, drums, swagger, etc.--but isn't chained to standard verse-chorus-verse structures. Instead, these songs rise and fall with dyna ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013

    Munch 150

    Bowers Museum

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The 10 Goriest Album Covers

    One of the best parts about buying a physical album (if you still do that sort of thing) is always going to be the album cover art. And if you're a metalhead or crusty punker the more brutal and bloody it is, the better.After all, metal and punk have never been about bowing down to political correct ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 2, 2013

    'The Thugs': Reading the Internet-Lunatic Tea Leaves

    Cal Rep's latest play talks to the insanity among us

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Beach House - The Glass House - April 10, 2013

    Beach House The Glass House April 10, 2013 It's that time of year again, when the lucky few (or around 100,000) ascend to the desert on two special weekends for this thing called Coachella. Maybe you've heard of it? Supposedly a bunch of cool bands play, and because of that, they can't tour around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Metal Heads, Viking Women and Lightning Bolts: Festival Tales Through The Eyes of the Artists

    By: Heidi DarbyFestivals warrant endless tales of shenanigans, close calls, extreme bladder control, and of course, unforgettable live music. Overflowing lineups and constant interaction with strangers virtually guarantee festival fans a handful of outrageous stories -not to mention a bit of wisdom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Top 5 OC Events For LA Beer Week, Which Starts Tomorrow!

    On the first day of LA Beer Week, my true love gave to me: a schedule full of ways to drink beer for the next 10 days!  (Yeah, we're not exactly songwriters here.)   LA Beer Week is among us and it's packed with events throughout Southern California--beer crawls, a beer float showdown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Jim Jeffries On Drinking and What Makes For a Great-Looking Penis

    Jim Jeffries is known to speak his mind with a kick-ass accent. This X-rated Aussie comic isn't interested in offending with his "offensive" language, he's just telling his tales. Whether they are 100% true or not, those stories are just one of the many reasons we love him so much. This weekend Jim ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2012

    Ghost Town Jenny Misses the OC

    [Locals Only] OC native Kim Kylland relives her childhood while visiting but won't move back

  • Columns

    January 12, 2012

    Why Doesn't Mexico Participate in the Olympics

    [¡Ask a Mexican!!] And why do some Mexicans hate their dark skin?

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Charlie Murphy Talks Strippers, Acid Trips and Kissing Babies

    ​If you think that you know Charlie Murphy from his entertaining and hysterical stories from the Chappelle show, think again. Charlie has a ton of huge movies under his belt, a stand-up career that's been entertaining crowds worldwide for over ten years, and this Thursday through Sunday, he is bri ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 6, 2011

    When Should You Use Usted instead of Tú?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And are the letters in this column real?

  • Music

    June 2, 2011

    Peter Bjorn and John Can Laugh at Themselves

    Despite their sometimes melancholy tunes, the Swedish group have a sense of humor about their place in the musical universe

  • Film

    March 24, 2011

    'Miral' Shows Off Its Muddle-East Politics

    Style, but little substance in Julian Schnabel's Palestine plea

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Anthrax's Scott Ian to Skip Touring Due to Birth of First Child

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010

    Dimmu Borgir

    Fox Pomona Theater

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Blonde Redhead at the Glass House Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySee more photos from Blonde Redhead here.​See the full slidshow here!Blonde RedheadNovember 15, 2010The Glass HouseA dimly lit stage with flickering light bulbs perfectly set the stage for Blonde Redhead. Supporting their new album Penny Sparkle, the subtle surge of synthes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Police: 77-Year-Old Woman Assaulted, Robbed in South Coast Plaza Parking LotComment by TROJAN714: Sanctuary City trash spilling over into other areas. It's time that Lawful Citizens took their cities back from these Thugs. Maybe an Open-Carry law would slow this stuff down. I read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Around the World in Seven Venues, at Filter's Culture Collide Festival

    ​Cloning won't be necessary to see every band participating in the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles. Through some organizational tic-tac-toe, a number of the acts play multiple shows over the next four days scattered around the east side. Despite the abundance of gigs, those who don't stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    3 of Top 10 Most Wanted International Fugitives Hail From Orange County

    ​Long before the Interwebs were awash with lists like "Top 10 Squeaky Cat Toys" and "Top 25 Geeky Video Game Comic Book D&D Tie-Ins," the FBI was issuing its top 10 lists of most-wanted criminals.Perhaps you've even seen them at the post office.The long arm of the bureau extends beyond the 50 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010

    Hot Club of San Francisco

    Carpenter Performing Arts Center

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Researchers: Cell Phones and Brain Tumors Are a Bad Connection

    ​Keep those Blackberries pushed up tightly against your heads, Christmas shoppers: a very large, 30-year study of just about everyone in Scandinavia shows no link between cell-phone use and brain tumors.Reuters has the skinny.The findings validate what UC Irvine medical researchers have been sayin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    TONIGHT: Ida Maria at Detroit Bar

    Out-of-nowhere pop sensation Ida Maria plays Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa tonight.Well, not really "out of nowhere." She's from Norway. And, as usual those wily Brits were ahead of the curve with this one, as hits like "Oh My God" and "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" have been big the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009

    Ida Maria

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    First Crop of SXSW Acts Announced, OC/LB Bands Conspicuously Absent

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008
  • Culture

    July 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    To Do Tonight 6/23

    ROCKSTAR KARAOKE, 8 p.m. Slidebar Cafe 122 E. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton CA 92832 714-871-7469 OSLO, 9 p.m. Detroit Bar 843 W. 19th St. Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-642-0600 KARAOKE MADNESS, 9 p.m. Hogue Barmichael's 3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach CA 92660 949-261-6270 INGRID MICHAELSON; GREG LASWELL, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    To Do Tonight 6/2

    MONDAY NIGHT COMEDY FEATURING DOUG STARKS, 7 p.m. Laughter is the best medicine Coach House 33157 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949-496-8930 KARAOKE, 8 p.m. Singing to the oldies Taka-O 425 N. El Camino Real San Clemente CA 92672 (949) 498-7111 OSLO, 9 p.m. Every Monday night in ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 21, 2008
  • Film

    November 8, 2007


    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The Kids Were Alright

  • News

    November 8, 2007


    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Third Annual ‘Shared Visions Art Exhibit’

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Why Did the Mayor Quote Mein Kampf at South Coast Plaza?

    Look! Up in the Sky! It's SuperFascist! Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor jumped into a phone booth, ripped off his Orange County Sheriff greens and donned something that would make him, at least outwardly, a man of substance: a fine suit, tie and shiny shoes. Yep, yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    From '90s Detroit to '00s Bergen, Via Long Beach: Majesty Crush’s Sole Music, The Scando-Retro-Future of Rock

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Heavenly Beats, Demonic Metal, Slack Clergy: Absorbing Seattle’s Decibel Festival, Assessing Disney’s HOB Flub, Heeding Lazy Preacher

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Computer Camp and Disco Balls

    Norway’s Datarock Create Dance Anthems for Geeks and Freaks

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006


    Mewling and puking aside, babies are usually good news, but a new report from Save the Children makes for grim reading. Tom Tomorrow, the great cartoonist (whose work can be found weekly in the Weekly), gets to the straight to heart of the matter on his blog, This Modern World: "... this is fucking ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 23, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Do Mexicans make better soldiers and Marines?

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    The Midnight Nambla

    Turbonegro arent gaytheyre just really, really good-looking

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Mayhem in Santa Ana

    Alleged anti-Christian hate crime may have Norwegian roots

  • Columns

    January 23, 2003

    Hoochie Who?

    Hoochie coo!

  • News

    October 31, 2002
  • Features

    May 30, 2002

    War! Huh?

    Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you

  • Food

    May 23, 2002

    Iron Barista

    Competitors test their beans

  • News

    May 9, 2002
  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    500 Ficks in Five Months

    The fast life of a film-fest screener

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Revenge of the Archies!

    Pop bands rule at the IPO

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Cash Cow!

    Make money or unplug your computer

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Making Copies

    The menace threatening the global entertainment industry? Linux users!?

  • Features

    July 29, 1999


    And other realities of life on the road

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