Pabst Blue Ribbon

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Day of the Shred Summons Rockers to The Observatory

    Day of the Shred The Observatory November 1, 2014 Another musical festival has shown that The Observatory hosts some great parties. On November 1, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Santa Ana venue hosted a peculiar collection of bands from around the country. The most evident commonality be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    "PBR Day in Surf City USA" to Leave Hipsters and Frank Booth Sorely Disappointed

    After blue collar workers--and before the hipsters--Pabst Blue Ribbon was most appreciated by Frank Booth, the sick pup brought to career-resurrecting life in the movie Blue Velvet by the late, great Dennis Hopper. An Orange County city that seems like a crossing station for blue collar workers, hip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    The Best Restaurants in Orange County, 2014

    Well everyone, its that time of the year again. We've pondered ever so hard and have come up with a list of what we think are the best everything in Orange County. Now, for those of you who can't click over to the Best Of section of our website, or pick up a paper copy (Seriously though, they're glo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Affliction, City of Seal Beach and Salon Meritage Victim Families Team Up for Memorial Event

    Paul Caouette, whose father was the last victim in the worst mass slayings in Orange County history, has involved himself in the campaign to build a memorial to the eight who lost their lives in Seal Beach that fateful October 2011 day. But when it comes to being the driving force behind raising fun ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2014

    West Coast Rockabilly Showdown

    OC Fair and Event Center

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Black Flag - The Observatory - July 12, 2013

    Black Flag The Observatory 7-12-2013 Black Flag, or Flag, or whatever they are calling themselves these days, played at the Observatory for their first show in Southern California. To be honest, after witnessing the first performance of the two-night stint in Santa Ana, I have a new name for them, D ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 7, 2013

    Hipsters Want to Be Anything But White

    [Trendzilla] Which race or ethnicity will they appropriate this year at Coachella?

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 4 Social Distortion House of Blues Anaheim With few shows happening this Monday, you might consider trying to check out Social Distortion's umpteenth gig at the House of Blues this month. Perhaps setting a record for the most shows played at the Anaheim venue by a single band in o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2013

    Hot Water Music

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Reggie Watts - Segerstrom Hall- January 23, 2012

    Trying to describe a Reggie Watts show is about as messy as hurling a bunch of random phrases, melodies, beats and action verbs to a wall just to see what sticks. Because, well, that's pretty much what his show is. But the magic isn't necessarily in the chaos--literally personified by a massive clou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Our Photos of PBR Drinkers Wildn' Out

    We're pretty shameless with out drinking habits here at the Weekly. It's something we tend to have in common with out readers and the people we party with. One thing we can all agree on is the significance of what it means to pop open an icy tall boy of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Whether you're an old schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Pabst Blue Ribbon And Johnny's Saloon Team Up For The Love of Art and Beer

    Tor Alden"I've Got A Crush On You"​It's no secret Pabst Blue Ribbon owes a good portion of it's profits to the trendiest of swill drinkers these days. Songstress-du-jour Lana Del Rey sings of drinking PBR on ice in her song "This Is What Makes Us Girls." Even bars with the snootiest of beer s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    TONIGHT: PBR Art Show at Alex's Bar

    ​While PBR beer is hardly spectacular, the PBR logo will always be a classic. If you don't have plans tonight, check out this art show featuring pieces inspired by the iconic blue Pabst Blue Ribbon--or if you're a speedy artist, enter the contest for a chance to win a year's worth of beer. Here's ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012

    Whatever happened to hip-hop duo Foxy Autopsy?

    [Checking In On . . .] They got married, one moved to Portland, but they remained 22

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Belgian Beers Shine At The Copper Door Tasting Event

    ​The Copper Door brought the creations of nearly 50 craft breweries to downtown Santa Ana when it opened in 2010. The (literally) underground beer bar has approximately six beers on tap at a time but dozens upon dozens bottled delights. Their simple menu is broken down into categories (beer connoi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Nickelodeon Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

    ​ Whatever happened to all the Nickelodeon stars of our childhood? Oh No They Didn't has answers: They track down Michael C. "Mike" Maronna (Big Pete on The Adventures of Pete n Pete), Michael Bower (Eddie "Donkeylips" Gelfen on Salute Your Shorts) and Jason Zimbler (Ferguson W. Darling on Clariss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at Big 4

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMetallica!​Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and Metallica April 23, 2011Empire Polo Field, Indio Check out our slideshow here! What happens when more than 50,000 metal fans descend on a city? Church burnings, goat slaughter, egregious depletion of the Pabst Blue Ribbon rese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Beer Makers Raising Prices on Budget Beers to Make Consumers Buy More-Expensive Brands

    ​Better load up on the Pabst Blue Ribbon, Keystone Light, and other budget brews that help this Great Recession go down a bit smoother: the nation's beer cartel is openly raising the prices of such beers in a blatant effort to squeeze consumers into buying their more-expensive brands. So much for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    An LA Times Reporter Walks Into a Huntington Beach Bar . . . and Finds the Jersey Shore

    ​Street fights, bros 'n' hos, toxic surf, free-flowing hooch, corrupt politicians--whatever gave Nicole Santa Cruz the idea that Huntington Beach is the Jersey Shore of Orange County.Cruz foists that premise in a Los Angeles Times story about Surf Shitty's boisterous bar scene.MTV is no doubt Mapq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Punk Rock Karaoke at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Ryan Ritchie​Punk Rock Karaoke December 9, 2010 Alex's Bar Punk rock is supposed to be cool. Karaoke, while often barrels of fun, is not. So imagine the conundrum the members of Punk Rock Karaoke--drummer Derek O'Brien (Social Distortion, the Adolescents), bassist Steve Soto (the Adolescents, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Last Night: Pearl Harbor at the Crosby

    The Hype: Trifecta Tuesday nights at the Crosby featuring LA's Pearl Harbor (profiled here and in current OC Weekly print edition) and Animal Style. How can you go wrong with a free show with a laid-back vibe at the cozy, Santa Ana venue? Andrew YoussefPearl HarborThe Show: Who says an electr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Pendleton Party at American Rag

    New T-shirt PrinterLast night, a bunch of folks from the local apparel scene gathered for a party at Fashion Island's American Rag in Newport Beach. The event was held mainly to commemorate and bring attention to the trendy shop's stock of new Pendleton wool Boardshirts. Cheeseburger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Last Night: Ryan Bradley Affair

    Nine times out of ten, a computer malfunction is a major disaster from which nothing positive occurs. Last night was that one time when something good can come from pure misery.My friend called me literally as my computer was beginning to grind to a complete halt. He asked what I was doing, and befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Renegade Craft Fair

    The Gettin' Made blog feature is moving to the Heard Mentality section of the OC Weekly site, make a note of it! Heard Mentality is transforming like your fave yellow Camaro into an all-emcompassing culture section. copyright i made you a beard Renegade Craft Fair is finally coming to Souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Renegade Craft Fair!

    Renegade Craft Fair is finally coming to southern California! This is one of the big awesome craft shows (think Felt Club flavor!) that goes on yearly in the U.S., but up until this point it's been held in far-away fabled lands  with exotic names like Brooklyn and Chicago. So definitely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Renegade Craft Fair

    Hey Folks! The Gettin' Made Feature is moving to the Heard Mentality section of the OC Weekly site, make a note of it! Heard Mentality is transforming like your fave yellow Camero into an all-emcompassing culture section.   Renegade Craft Fair is finally coming to southern California - thi ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    WMD Found! At DiPiazza's in Long Beach.

    I didn't go to DiPiazza's to see a band; I went to drop off some papers for someone who works there. Nonetheless, there I was, Pabst Blue Ribbon in hand, rocking out to a Huntington Beach quartet named WMD.Before they started playing, I could tell they were from Orange County. The singer was wearing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Recommended: Mondays at the Avalon Bar with Stretch and Nao

    BY RYAN RITCHIE Monday night's a good night for drinking 'cuz the squares are stuck at home watching Seinfeld reruns. That's why I've made Avalon in Costa Mesa (originally owned by the late Mike Conley) my new hangout spot. Well, that, and the fact that I know the bartender.Anyway, I've been pleasa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Last Night: Foxboro Hot Tubs @ Alex's Bar in Long Beach

    By Ryan Ritchie The last time Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool hit Long Beach, they called themselves Green Day and played at the Arena to thousands of pre-pubescent fans and those fans’ moms. Last night was a bit different. Using the moniker Foxboro Hot Tubs, the Berkeley trio p ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Locals Only

    "We're Here, We're Brown, Get Down": The Hardcore Punks Behind Brown Town DJs Flaunt Their Hip-hop Credentials

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Saloons and Such

    Watering holes, bars, dance halls, houses of ill repute, whiskey, wine, tequila, whiskey, whiskey, beer, whiskey, whiskey & also whiskey

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    'Free Avian!'

    The Wildbirds' rugged-outdoorsmen rock is built to blast

  • Unknown

    July 21, 2005
  • Music

    January 6, 2005
  • Features

    June 17, 2004


    Are You Too Late for the Trend?
    28 Local Greats

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    Almost Almost Famous

    Five bucks got us a night with Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac and Heartsort of

  • Food

    January 29, 2004

    Super Bowled-Over

    A county buffalo wings primer

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Huntington Beach Hillbillies

    The Skatanic Rednecks bring white trash to skate thrash

  • Features

    April 24, 2003

    Where America Shops

    Our guide to big-box fashion

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Psychotic Reaction

    Who are the Mystery Girls?

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    A Robert Hilburn Follow-Up

    Can we kick you in the pants, too?

  • Columns

    April 18, 2002
  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    RAID killed dead

    Another one bites the dust

  • Columns

    April 26, 2001

    Practically Belly-Dancing

    And Martha Stewarts rear end

  • Columns

    January 11, 2001
  • Unknown

    August 24, 2000