• 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

    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

    May 11, 2012

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe: "The Worst Thing Is You Don't Exist Anymore"

    Anton Newcombe is ready to do his interview, but he's not truly ready to do his interview until he reaches back to grab his red aviator sunglasses. Once he's suited up, then we're set, and this Newport Beach native who can trace his family's local history back to the days before farms turned into pa ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    New Artists Just Added to SXSW's 2012 Lineup

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010​South 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 >>

  • Film

    March 24, 2011

    'Miral' Shows Off Its Muddle-East Politics

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

  • 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

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Norwegians Do It Better

    Austin, Texas - First day of SXSW is always stressful. So are the second, third and fourth days. No matter where you are at this huge musical clusterfuck, you're always haunted by the thought that something better is happening somewhere else. Unless you've mastered the ability to be in five places ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    That's All Right, 'Bama

    Transplanted Southerner James Harman has 46 years of blues to lay on ya

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Weed Killers

    OnDVD: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    The Midnight Nambla

    Turbonegro arent gaytheyre just really, really good-looking

  • Columns

    August 26, 2004
  • News

    January 22, 2004

    From Nazis to Schuller to Arabs

    Former neo-Nazi leader Bill Baker now speaks on the Muslim circuit

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    A Case of Morder

    Death-metal vocalist faces life for an alleged Christian hate crime

  • Food

    May 23, 2002

    Iron Barista

    Competitors test their beans

  • Columns

    December 6, 2001
  • Features

    July 29, 1999


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