About this time, every year, someone out there like me writes
an article about how the Japanese have made eating KFC a Christmas tradition as
we have made eating roast turkey and stuffing. I know this because I tried to
write one last year only to be informed by our web editor that she already
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By Jena ArdellDance music is all the rage these days. That time you thought giant robots were battling at your
recent family reunion? Nope, that was just your 12-year-old niece listening to dubstep.
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For sushi novices, it's the gateway dish. The California roll can be found everywhere from grocery-store fresh-food aisles to cafeteria menus in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Typically packed with crab or imitation crab, avocado and cucumber, then rolled "inside out," the nonthreaten ... More >>
I can't wait to buy the PlayStation Vita. Considering how much mileage I got out of Sony's previous handheld, the PSP, it's a no-brainer that the Vita will be of great use to gamers on the go like me. The device can play games that look almost as good as the PlayStation 3, and compared to Nintend ... More >>
Shonen KnifeIt's been three decades since beloved all-female Japanese pop-punk trio Shonen Knife formed, and although they have only one remaining original member, singer/guitarist Naoko Yamano, they still pump out an endearing mixture of pop, punk, food and fantasy that has attracted fans all ov ... 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 >>
Flickr user marshallkiyoshihigaHappy person enjoying a meal at El Pancho.Maybe you have some preconceived notion of what it would be like to work in the same office as Gustavo Arellano. Maybe you imagined that whenever you announce you're leaving the country for a vacation, Gustavo says something ... More >>
OC Weekly sent this reporter to Japan for two weeks to study karaoke. Or, this reporter took a vacation. Not saying either way. Regardless, even in the land of the rising sun and the plentiful vending machine, Orange County wasn't ever far from mind. Three examples follow...
Keith MayEach Tuesday in May, Newport Beach's the Jakes will be playing--along with a rotating cast of bands from OC and beyond--at eVocal. And also each week this month, Sameer Gadhia, lead singer of the Jakes (pictured) will be sharing his thoughts on the shows. Here's the first installment:BY SAM ... More >>
Unless you follow foodie bulletin boards and blogs, chances are you haven't heard of or had a Beard Papa's cream puff. That goes double if you don't normally venture out of Orange County, where there are only two outlets of this Osaka-based chain.
There's one at Santa Ana's MainPlace Mall, and a ... More >>
Yet another post about Boredoms? I'm afraid so.
I consider these Osaka geniuses to be among the greatest live bands on the planet. Boredoms bring their transcendental, chaostrophic [sic] psychedelia to Canes in San Diego March 15 and to Henry Fonda Theater in LA March 16 (no OC date, naturally), re ... More >>
DJ Rodi is an experienced pro in helping homo sapiens get on the good foot.
Just received word that soul/funk selector supreme DJ Rodi and guests will be spinning New Year's Eve at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. All night. For free. Whoa. While most of you probably have your NYE plans set, for the unde ... More >>