Paul McCartney

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Five Musicians We'd Love to Have Play Our Living Rooms

    The hottest crowd-funding project in the world right now is Washington DC resident Erick Sanchez's admirable Kickstarter effort towards getting yacht rock great Kenny Loggins to play a 75 minute acoustic set in his living room. You read correct, Sanchez's quest to raise the $30,000 in order to bring ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013

    Straight No Chaser

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Outside Lands 2013 Full Lineup Announced

    The single day lineup for Outside Lands 2013 was announced today. Taking place at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from August 9 - 11, the bill is topped by Paul McCartney on Friday, Nine Inch Nails on Saturday and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on Sunday. Other highlights include Pretty Lights, The Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Lou Reed Bows Out of Coachella and Several Other Gigs

    Looks like we won't be hearing any of Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music in Indio this year. The former front man of the Velvet Underground just pulled out of Coachella and scrapped shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Monterrey.

  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Kings of the Stone Age

    Dave Grohl and other rockers toast LA's Sound City

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Paul McCartney To Play With Nirvana Tonight At The 12-12-12 Concert? Unfortunately, Yes

    For those of you who may or may not know, tonight in New York City is the granddaddy of all Sandy concerts. Taking place at Madison Square Garden, tonight's show will feature some of the biggest names in music history including (drumroll please) Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Bon Jovi, Eri ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    Russian to Judgment

    [Ask Exene] Were the actions of Pussy Riot kind of a dick move?

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Ask Exene: Were the Actions of Pussy Riot Kind of a Dick Move?

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice--on your love life, politics, your musical career, filial relationships--send an email to askexene@o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    When Is Shutting Down a Concert Worth the Hassle?

    See Also: *TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play the U.S. Open of Surfing *Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny Days *Adele and Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!For those of you who haven't heard, Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen show at the Hard R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Steve Martin Talks About the Banjo Craze in 1960s Orange County

    Billboard posted a cool interview with OC native Steve Martin this week. The veteran comedian is touring with the Steep Canyon Rangers in support of their Grammy nominated album, Rare Bird Alert, and the tour starts in Indio at Stagecoach Festival on April 28. The album also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Pepperland Music in Orange

    ​Here are the top five this week from Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909.This week's top seller is the new Paul McCartney album, Kisses on the Bottom, on vinyl -- the guys at Pepperland have been selling a lot of vinyl lately.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Ten Vegetarian Musicians with an Open Invite to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner

    ​I gotta be honest: I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving.On the one hand, it's my vegetarian anniversary. I gave up meat on Thanksgiving 1997, which, for all you math failures, means this year marks the 14th Thanksgiving in a row since I've eaten meat. For that, I am excited and proud ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011

    The Upsetter

    Art Theatre

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    [UPDATED: It's True!] The Orange County Performing Arts Center's Big Reveal: Not Really That Big

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 13, 2011, 12:13 P.M.: The Orange County Performing Arts Center has indeed been renamed as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, as announced during a celebration yesterday evening. According to the OC Metro, the event was attended by approximately 1,500 guests, which included former Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    VIDEO: Watch Paul McCartney Make Mashed Potatoes

    ​We just came across this YouTube video of Paul McCartney making mashed potatoes--yes, we already know how to make that, but who caaaares? It's Paul McCartney! Watch him chop onions! Use his oven mitt as a puppet! Talk about Linda!Next up on the agenda: Paul McCartney shows us how to boil water. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    No Doubt Has 10 Songs Written, Still Recording; Video of Kennedy Center Honors Performance Available

    ​You know you've definitely really, really made it when practically every tweet you put out there constitutes as news: No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont tweeted today that the band has 10 brand-new songs completed for their forthcoming, unnamed album. But, wait, you thought they've been recording sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    "Merry Christmas, Motherfuckers!": Seven Favorite Hip-Hop Holiday Songs

    ​While it doesn't happen too much anymore these days, the hip-hop world has been known to put out a holiday album or two--and sometimes the  too-bright cheerfulness of Christmas carols pairs up extra nicely with the often humorous and/or the sometimes, uh, adult content of the lyrics.After th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Paul McCartney Sings Original 'Yesterday' Lyrics--'Scrambled Eggs'--with Jimmy Fallon

    ​Last night Paul McCartney was on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, where talked about using placeholder lyrics to remember the song "Yesterday" when he was working on it. The catchphrase? "Scrambled eggs/oh my baby how I love your legs." Then Fallon asked McCartney to perform it with him! I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Electronic Meat

    The Prospector

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    President Obama, Paul McCartney, Jack White, Seinfeld, etc. Come Together And Sing "Hey Jude"

    [Via Pitchfork] ​While you were eating dinner, doing laundry or watching TV last night, President Obama was apparently singing "Hey Jude" at the White House with a bunch of other famous people. The grand sing-along happened after he p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Chat with Paul McCartney, If You Are So Inclined

    Andrew Youssef/ OC WeeklyPaul McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl last March​You can ask if he watches Lost, who his World Cup pick is, if he's ever had plastic surgery, if he likes cats. All you have to do is tune in to at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 20.

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010

    Beethoven, As I Knew Him

    Laguna Playhouse

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Last Night: Paul McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl, 3/30

    Andrew Youssef​See the slideshow here!Last Night: Paul motherfucking McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl.Better Than: Pretty much everything. In the world. Including sunshine. And rainbows. I laughed, I cried, I swooned for a man who could be my grandfather twice over. Such are the emotions of a Paul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Today in Music News: Coachella, Big Boi, Paul McCartney, Them Crooked Vultures, Killers, Cleveland Orchestra are Bitches

    Official Coachella roster expected to be released later this morning--for now, the "leaked artists.""Big Boi, Ted Leo, Mogwai, A.C. Newman, Patti Smith, Bun B Do Haiti Benefits," reports McCartney almost joined Them Crooked Vultures! Killers going on hiatus, which sounds like a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Today in Music News: Update on Avenged Sevenfold Drummer's Death, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney

    Autopsy scheduled for Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen Sullivan, found dead Monday in Huntington Beach. Read our blog post from last night for the band's official statement and stay tuned for further updates.Lady Gaga promises to write own music, take different direction on new album. No word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Christmas Video Classics: 'Wonderful Christmas Time,' Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney produced so much maudlin dreck during the late 1970s and '80s (and, to a lesser extent, '90s) people were forgiven if they forgot he wrote and rocked the face-melting "Helter Skelter." "Wonderful Christmas Time"--with its cloying synths and greeting card lyrics--might not have Beatle ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    The Fling

    Detroit Bar

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    July 23, 2009

    Live and Let Die

    Bay Theater

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    This Week In Food

    In the last five days, SAFII covered:Disappointment at the kogi truck (three hours in line--and still no food!!). Yes, Edwin's friends are now falling foul of his unhealthy obsession.Imminent openings--Memphis, Sur La Table, Beach Pit--and imminent closings--White Horse.Another reason to hate Paul M ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009
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    April 19, 2009

    Live(ish) from Coachella: Killers? Headliners? Sure!

    It's late, and I should probably sleep (or something resembling it) at this point (big day tomorrow: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine, Public Enemy, Friendly Fires, the Cure, PB&J, Lykke Li, Okkervil River etc. etc.!) but I thought I'd share the setlist (and some totally astute observations) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2009

    Live(ish) from Coachella: Paul McCartney Plays Nearly his Entire 50-year Catalogue

    Hey, so sorry for not being very update-y last night: my iPhone's Internet apparently decided that we were no longer on speaking terms, and I didn't have any time to make it over to the LUXURIOUS PRESS TENT! because I was too busy seeing shows, man. So allow me to make up for lost time here.Paul McC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    To Do This Weekend 4/17-4/19

    Long Beach Grand Prix- All Weekend!Watch downtown Long Beach transform into a race track with drifting, indy cars, and celebrity races.Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562-436-3636Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, All Weekend!Featuring per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Coachella: Where We'll Be. Maybe.

    Oh gosh. It's almost here. Coachella. Three mind-melting days in the desert. Since the set times are up and all, let's look at what we're expecting to hit for suresies. Though of course, reality (fatigue, giant crowds, changing your mind, passing out from dehydration) may always get in the way.Here' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Way Too Early Coachella Must-Sees

    I wanted to be the first person in the blogosphere to comment on what bands you should see at Coachella. So here goes. The Aggrolites -- LA's best white boy reggae/soul/funk band. They wear cool clothes and know how to throw a dance party. Thievery Corporation -- Maybe you know them, maybe you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    John Campbell <3 Obama, Says Colbert

    Ha, our South-County U.S. Rep (and, apparently, fledgling beardo) gets a shout out on last night's Colbert Report. For some reason, he's labeled "Jim Campbell," but nope, that's John.Around the 2:20 mark: .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url(' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Daily Coachella Update: Still No Lineup, but There is a Fake One

    It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Paul McCartney at Coachella?

    Nope, we still don't have an official Coachella lineup yet (grr), but rumored/"confirmed" names keep popping up, the most recent and notable being famed former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.Music blog Consequence of Sound have moved him to their "confirmed" list; he's currently promoting Electric Argume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2008

    Indian Students Try To Make World's Biggest Sandwich

    Somewhere in Springfield, USA, Homer Simpson drools, "Mmmmmm...World's Biggest Sandwich."  But in watching this Reuters video, I'm noticing that there's a lamentable lack of meat. Surely this one's meant for Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and his friend Sir Paul McCartney. 

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    The Police, Daft Punk, and DethKlok Among The Top National Concerts of '07

    Village Voice Media presents the Top Concerts of 2007 featuring: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Interpol, Mavado, Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, Jah Cure, Arcade Fire, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, and other not as famous bands! (Compiled from natio ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007


    Borders Books Music & Cafe

  • Film

    September 13, 2007

    Better Than Okay

    Casual was the rule at Huntington Beach's SoCal Independent Film Fest

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Beatallica: Because the Beatles & Metallica Need the Money

    Ever wonder what Beatles songs done in Metallica's heavy, hyper style would sound like? Me neither. But the clever buggers in Beatallica thought this would be a smashing concept; hence the forthcoming release of Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band (out July 10 on Oglio Records). The group consist o ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Emotional Rescue

    Sad songs they say so much

  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Panty Waste

    An extra-small-size Underpants

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Hyatt Riot

    Notes on the new Huntington Beach resort opening

  • Columns

    July 4, 2002
  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Who Got More What?

    Davy Jones says Marcia Brady needed a good pounding

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Buddy Loves Paul

    But he hates Paul.

  • Columns

    February 14, 2002

    Bring Back the Scabs!

    Of dope and frat boys and girls named Stacy

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