• Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    The Best Back to School Hip-Hop Jams

    It's the week after Labor Day and that means students coast-to-coast are heading back to school! While education is important, the end of summer and the return of homework may be seen as a downer for some. Fortunately, there's plenty of tunes to change your perspective and get you ready to reunite w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Phantogram Laughed Through the Dark Times, Now They Party With Rap Stars

    "We toured the country multiple times, just the two of us," says Josh Carter, one-half of electropop duo Phantogram. "We'd sleep in Wal-Mart parking lots. Playing for five people every night was a success then. The first time we sold out Bowery Ballroom--that was a huge success. It's constantly buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Drones Were Flying Around Coachella

    By: Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    Outkast's Do-Over Recaptures the Spirit of '99

    Last weekend was supposed to mark the return of the gangster when Andre 3000 and Big Boi played the first of 40 festival shows to mark the duo's 20th anniversary. However, things didn't go according to script. Many fans were turned off, even worse, bored by their set. How was this possible, many in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Coachella 2014: What to Watch, What to Avoid

    Ever since Coachella expanded to two weekends in 2012, the dirty little secret is that both weekends are almost exactly the same. With some exceptions, the lineups are the same, the order the bands play is the same and, often, the songs they play and the order they play them in is the same. This isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Coachella Ticket Prices Are Ridiculous Right Now

    If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which starts this afternoon -- don't bother. These prices are fucking insane. See also: The Coachella Bands and Drug Pairings Guide

  • News

    March 13, 2014
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    September 24, 2013

    10 Rappers Who Have Changed Their Names

    Rappers are often quick to change the names we've grown accustomed to. Religion and maturity usually account for the swap, but sometimes, like in Diddy's case, the change is completely unfounded. In many cases, however, the name change has happened before the artist has blown up. Here are 10 rappe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Beat Out J.Coles 'Born Sinner' in First-Week Album Sales. But Was it Really the Better Album?

    Going head to head on hip-hop album release dates is nothing new for Kanye West. His September 11, 2007 Graduation album topped 50 Cent's Curtis in first week sales after a much publicized face-off where 50 Cent declared he would quit his solo recording career if he finished second. Unfortunately fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Tommy Gun Tunes: A Playlist for Gangstas and Gangsters

    Today, the highly anticipated gangster movie Gangster Squad hits theaters. The film, which will hopefully usher in a resurgence in classic gangster period pieces, promises that classic shoot 'em up action with a sleek new style. Of course, in honor of the occasion, we at the Weekly feel compelled to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    The Top Five Post-Break-Up Rap Debuts

    With the release this week of rapper Big Boi's sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, we're reminded of how truly great his 2010 solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty truly was. It's rare that a rapper hits a home-run when making their first effort as a solo artist fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    GZA, Killer Mike - The Observatory - September 28, 2012

    GZA, Killer MikeThe ObservatorySeptember 28, 2012It is said that the  third time's the charm, and after  two less-than-stellar performances here in Orange County, we were betting on a third round sweep from Wu-Tang esteemed patriarch the GZA. The last couple times h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Top 5 Awesomely Silly Dancing GIFs From the Outside Lands Festival

    BY: Ian S. Port and Andrew NilsenSee Also: * Ten Hot, Sweat, Silly Coachella Dances, In GIF Form*Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance GIFs*25 Gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012One thing crowds at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival do pretty well is get down. Despite the relentles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop

    Our good friends over at LA Weekly ran a post today recommending ten rap albums for people whose knowledge of the genre is limited to Kanye West -- and only then because Obama called him an asshole for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. Naturally, the comments section has exploded with " ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012

    Dom Kennedy

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Lil Wayne's New Shoe Line: Will it Suffer the Same Fate as These Companies?

    ​Today, Lil Wayne announced his latest foray into the fashion business with the announcement of his yet-to-be named shoe company. Weezy has had success with his Trukfit brand streetwear brand and getting into sneakers seems to be the logical progression for the New Orleans-bred rapper. Just to rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Coachella 2012: The First Wave of Fake Posters is Here

    ​Here's what we know about Coachella 2012: It will be held over two weekends, with the same lineup at the same place. Coachella Weekend 1 will be held on April 13-15, 2012 and Coachella Weekend 2 will be held on April 20-22, 2012. The lineup will probably be revealed mid-January, as was the case l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011

    Big Boi


  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Jeph Howard of The Used Shows Off His Ink​Jeph Howard, the Used's bassist, has pretty tattoos. ​The Used is headlining Sunday night at tattoo-and-music festival MusINK opening at the OC Fairgrounds today, so Howard send over some photos we can ooh and aaah over.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Yelawolf at Detroit Bar

    ​After releasing Trunk Muzik 0-60 (Interscope) last year, Michael Wayne Atha, a.k.a. Yelawolf, has been receiving a lot of appreciation within the hip-hop crowd. He collaborated with Big Boi on the OutKast MC's solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and was signed to Eminem's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    The Arkells Want to Tan and Eat Salads in Orange County

    ​​Remember when Broken Social Scene and Feist and Metric and the New Pornographers  were all over the music blogs because they were awesome and also Canadian? Well, the days of glorifying our neighbors to the North for health care and cold weather are over, but the Arkells still do a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Cool as a Cucumber Soda

    Last week while eating at L.A.'s Mac and Cheeza restaurant, I had the good fortune to try this cucumber-flavored soda: Mr. Q. Cumber soda by LisaBeebe on Flickr​ Lemme tell ya--while the macaroni and cheese I had for lunch was really good, this soda was amazing. To quote an old Outkast dit ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
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    December 9, 2009

    Today in Music News: Outkast, Beatles, Timbaland with Dre. Dre, Bob Dylan

    Big Boi announces upcoming discs from him, Andre "3000" Benjamin and--get this(!)--"when the solo albums come out, depending on how the fans support them, then we're gonna give them the Outkast album."The Beatles score best selling album of the decade--yeah, this past decade. Perhaps the 1960s wer ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009
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    July 15, 2009

    Outgoing: Sleepy Brown at Galaxy Theatre Canceled

    In the latest chapter of the weird saga of the Sleepy Brown show scheduled for this Friday at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana--the same show that rather dubiously advertised superstar duo Outkast (who haven't performed together in forever) as a supporting act, which was later confirmed to be "one me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Outkast Playing at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana?

    In the "things that make you go 'hmm'" department: the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana is advertising Outkast as performing at their venue on July 17. (Click on the flier to see a bigger version.) Hmm.Yes, the same Outkast that gave us "Ms. Jackson," "Hey Ya," "The Whole World," etc. etc. etc. The same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Listen to the Band: Dusty Angel and the Have Nots

     Don't be alarmed folks. Despite his crazed outward demeanor on stage, or in the photo to your left, Dusty Angel is really just a nice, approachable guy. In fact, if you are a musician and happen to peddle your sonic wares in the belly of Downtown Long Beach, then chances are you actually have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Rumored/Confirmed Coachella Artists Start to Trickle In

    LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    A Bloggy Valentine: 20 Songs About Love

    By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Highs, Lows & Heavenly Blows

    More than three decades on, Sly & the Family Stone stand fresh

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Snap to It

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Comeback kids, rhymin Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Cuzz Yore So Sweet

    Dec. 21-Dec. 28 Get Out! Nightlife and More

  • Music

    September 7, 2006



  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    About a Boi

    OutKasts Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Get Out!

    Special Summer Festival Edition: You are the star!

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Get Inside!

    Your three-month forecast of the summers top movies

  • Columns

    October 13, 2005

    The Sex Machine

    Or: I survived the attack of the ass crack

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Alone in the Dark

    Never heard of Writers Block?

  • Music

    September 16, 2004
  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Profane and Ass-Shaking

    The Doheny fest does it again

  • Columns

    May 20, 2004

    Whos Abusing the Kids?

    And whos a dick? Im a dick!

  • Music

    January 15, 2004
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    October 16, 2003
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    October 16, 2003
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    February 20, 2003
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    August 16, 2001
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    August 9, 2001

    Gathering of the Tribe$

    Mobys Area: One fest is an orgy of musicand advertising

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