The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular takes each fall at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. It's a mind-blowing event that displays some of the most brilliantly carved pumpkins, making us want to down our 99-cent carving knives and ditch our triangle-eyed happy face designs for good.  ... More >>
[Best Of 2012] The "Wizard of Rock & Roll" shares his favorite things about Orange County
Jon Gitchoff/Riverfront TimesPearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder today announced a tour to support his soon-to-be-released solo album, Ukulele Songs. He's performing at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre on July 6 and The Wiltern on July 8.
The Farrellys dutifully fulfill their raunch and goo quotients
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyAs we mentioned a few months ago, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach-based, Grammy-award-winning keyboardist for Mars Volta, is now taking some time off Mars Volta to focus on Free Moral Agents.As Ikey expanded his 2002 solo project into a full band five years ago, he corral ... More >>
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 >>
Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. Monotract Trueno Oscuro (Load) Release date: April 24, 2007 Imagine the sur ... More >>
How Joe Carchios inexperience, shaky business sense, tax trouble and connection with a political criminal made him the Republican Partys choice for the Huntington Beach City Council
Joe Carchio tight with felonious ex-mayor
American Apparel wants to follow Wal-Mart to Chinafor all the right reasons
Register engages in reckless gunplay
Minority Report author Philip K. Dick found Orange Countys truth stranger than science fiction
And its one, two, threewhat are we dining for?
Poetry Slam goes literary
Frank Potenza is a great guitarist