How the OC legend cheated death with help from the blues
Amy Ridenour, chair of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, obviously is not a fan of President Barack Obama's commencement speech to UC Irvine graduates at Angels Stadium Saturday.
St. Nicks across the country keep fighting for control of America's premier Santa organization
A jury today convicted an Omaha, Nebraska, father of murdering a Santa Ana man in May 2010 because of a physical altercation the victim had a month earlier with the killer's daughter.Cesar Gerardo Marta was found guilty of second degree murder, which along with a 1993 prior strike conviction for rob ... More >>
311 knows the secret to maintain a loyal fan base for over 20 years: tour nonstop; build a solid online community; then invite fans on a Caribbean vacation. It helps to have band name consisting of numbers that can coincide with a month and day so your band has an excuse to host an annual (or bi-ann ... More >>
The San Francisco duo achieve sonic balance on their new album, 'The Blight and the Bloom'
Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg ably fill the 16th president's hat
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 >>
The tiny bar in a strip mall has been OC's arbiter of cool for a decade. The people behind it tell us why
Ed CarrascoJake Bellows of Neva Dinova.The Elected Featuring Blake Sennett and Jake Bellows Oct. 10, 2011 Private Residence, FullertonIt's not every day you have a member indie band like The Elected making a stop in a suburban city like Fullerton. It's even rare for said band member to perform ... More >>
Brennan is getting a second chance at pro football.A little more than six months ago, Colt Brennan was lying in a hospital bed in Hawaii, listed in serious condition. Today it was announced that Brennan will be returning to football, having signed a contract with the Hartford Colonials of the Uni ... More >>
A hallucinogen called ibogaine has helped addicts kick heroin, meth and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
UPDATE: Today's announcement of charges being filed in the murder of Cesar "Danny" Gutierrez Hernandez includes more details about the crime. There is new information throughout. That Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) statement is at the end of this post.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMaybe Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and co. will take a tip from opening for a whole slew of bands (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse and Japandroids) this summer; Sub Pop just announced that Avi Buffalo is going on a 17-date headlining tour in early October. Check out the compl ... More >>
Editor's note: Interview I did with Reverend Horton Heat (aka Jim Heath) for this feature that originally ran in OC Weekly sister paper Miami New Times September 8.Drew ReynoldsThere have always been misconceptions surrounding the Reverend Horton Heat. For starters, there is no preacher frontman--it ... More >>
Last Night: Azure Ray, Tim Kasher, Janu and the Whalesharks at the Glass House, Pomona; July 18, 2009.Better than: The quesadilla at nearby Juan Pollo (seriously, it's not very good).Snubbed song: "New Resolution," from Azure Ray's 2003 record Hold On Love.Brought back to life after nearly six years ... More >>
OC Weekly intern David Nicolas reporting . . . UC Irvine's baseball team was enjoying a dream season. They even got to host the NCAA regional tournament leading up to the College World Series in Omaha. What could possibly go wrong?Three words: this past weekend. And three more: University of Virgini ... More >>
Last Night: The Faint, Kool Keith, Passion Pit at the Grove of Anaheim, Nov. 3, 2008. Better Than: "The Jagermeister Music Tour" with Hinder, Trapt and Revelation Theory at the Grove the night before. Well, I'm sort of guessing, but I feel pretty confident. (How great is it that those bands are spo ... More >>
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