[Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>
It's time to break out the golden popcorn as the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are here! This Sunday's live broadcast, hosted by Conan O'Brien, looks to continue the show's 22-year-long tradition of being cinema's least predictable night. With the first show, where Terminator 2: Judgment Day swept the categ ... More >>
By: Kyle Cavaness Tijuana Panthers The Constellation Room 8/23/13 The three members of Tijuana Panthers knew who center stage belonged to at the Constellation Room Friday night, and it wasn't any of them. Their setup was simple--bassist Dan Michicoff in the corner, stage right, guitarist Chad Wacht ... More >>
Christian McPhate For years, uptight people have been accusing various metal bands of influencing their flock with hidden messages that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backward. Overnight, this "backmasking" became a threat to national security, especially after Dan Rather played clips of h ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>
Over the past couple of years, PETA and its members have really stepped up its presence in Orange County, and it's about time given that the group's senior vice president, Dan Mathews, is a Costa Mesa boy through and through. But tomorrow promises to bring one of PETA's highest-profile campaigns yet ... More >>
To the Arctic, MacGillivray Freeman Films' breathtaking 3D IMAX documentary about living beings dealing with climate change at the top of the world, recently won two top prizes at the 2012 Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards.Produced and directed by the Laguna Beach company's co-found ... More >>
Brothels and underage drinking were a topic of discussion at the Beach Boy's 50th Anniversary Grammy Museum exhibit induction, Tuesday. Band members remembered the good ol' days when youngest member, David Marks who at 14-years-old, stole vodka from Mike Love's saxophone case while on tour, and dran ... More >>
After witnessing a polar bear mother protect her two cubs--in 3D--from dangers posed by ever-changing elements in the Arctic wilderness, To the Arctic narrator Meryl Streep suggests that mankind do a better job of mothering the region's wildlife by doing what we can to slow down glaciers and ice fie ... More >>
When is a reunion not really a reunion? When the principal member of a band doesn't participate (or, in this case, is dead), then it can't really be called a reunion without insulting your fans, right? Common sense would normally dictate yes, but in the case of the Jacksons, that apparently doesn't ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>
Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>
The godly union of Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah gets sullied
Want something signed by the blink-182 drummer? Come to 2nd Floor in Huntington Beach on Friday!When you walk in to 2nd Floor Restaurant/Art Gallery in Huntington Beach, you'll see the walls lined with original artwork for sale by local artists. Many are inspired by tattoo and punk culture an all ... More >>
With what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday fast approaching, record companies are predictably shifting to tribute mode and cashing in. Late June witnessed the release of Fantasy Records' compilation Rave On Buddy Holly, which featured covers of the rock pioneers songs by Paul McCartney ... More >>
People say that even without Toto, Jeff Porcaro would've cemented his place in music history because of the high caliber of his drumming. It's said to have defined much of the music produced in the late '70s and '80s. Born into a musical family, he toured and/or recorded with Sonny and Cher as a ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAccording to the LA Times, a woman from Hermosa Beach who allegedly sold dozens of fake tickets to a Lady Gaga concert on Craigslist has been ordered to pay at least $7,000 in restitution.
[Locals Only] A Big Star sensibility from a Lone Star State transplant
Fran Healy seeks out adventures by touring alone, just him and his acoustic guitar
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner got to sit down and interview President Obama; they talked about the war, the Tea Party, Afghanistan and other important, state-of-the-nation things, but the most interesting part of the interview was when RS asked what Mr. Preside ... More >>
With the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo approaching in a few weeks, gamers and electronics fans across the globe have a lot to look forward to. During this event, industry giants such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will have the opportunity to show off all of the great products that they have t ... More >>
Did you catch last night's Top Chef Masters? Finally, a worthy episode on what seemed like a season in danger of backsliding into the histrionics of regular Top Chef with the F-bombs and manufactured drama. That's not to say there wasn't some of that last night, just less.
Beth Stirnaman / OC WeeklyHe looked better with the lights out.Coachella ended abruptly last year, with the Cure getting the plug pulled in the middle of their third encore at about 33 minutes past midnight. The sounds went out, the band kept playing, and then the lights shut off. Our reaction wh ... More >>
There are some collaborations you just never expect to see in your life time, but they happen anyway...Nelly and Tim McGraw, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, Paula Abdul and MC Skat Cat. But famous Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler with DJ RUSH? Now that's just crazy. After reading Adler' ... More >>
Beth StirnamanCoachella 2009: Day TwoThe 2010 Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival will take place Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 2010 at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, Calif. Pre-sale and layaway plans go on sale today at coachella.com. Three-day passes start at $ ... More >>
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 >>
April 18 is Record Store Day. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is sponsoring this celebration of "the unique culture of indie record stores all year long" with sales, in stores and other mayhem. NAMBLA, I mean, NARM has the backing of fellow sponsors Music Monitor Network, the Coa ... More >>
BY COLE HADDONThese are tough economic times, what with the depression that's being driven by the housing crash, and skyrocketing unemployment. It's damn near impossible in such a climate to enjoy or even splurge on our hobbies and passions. Who can afford those New Kids on the Block tickets or iPod ... More >>
David Greig’s script is all over the place, which makes the potential for this Rude Guerrilla production so exciting
Indie music retail gains momentum online
No. 2: In case you havent heard, OC has a new sound
Sipping gourmet vintages with a classy dame at La Maison Gourmet
To the Costa Mesa thugs who used to beat up Dan Mathews: The fat gay punk kid grew up to save lives and jet set with Pam Anderson. Howzabout you?
Mike LeFebvre hopes you enjoy the show
The rock & roll tragedies that should have been
Is the best thing about the Moseleys their clean, close shave?
No, its waking up in their arms.
The Beatles before Paul died
The far-Right side of Ted Nugents mind