I am this Sunday morning postponing my terrific and much-anticipated (by me, at least!) reviews of a first novel by OC's own Peggy Hesketh, the new short story collection by Gary Amdahl of Redlands, and Gold Line-chapbook award winner Alisa Slaughter's short stories to offer--completely unsolicited- ... More >>
Reigning Sound - Meg StrouseReigning Sound, The Strange Boys, Thee Carmons, & Death Hymn Number 9January 27, 2012Alex's BarCheck out more pictures in our slideshow here!Alex's Bar, LBC's favorite punk watering hole, celebrated its 12th birthday last night with an adverse lineup of punk/surf/r ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 8, 8:38 A.M.: Game, set and match, The Partnership? Steve Rocco lost his bid for retrial of his ketchup theft conviction Friday when Judge Jacki Brown refused the ex-Orange Unified School Board trustee's request for court-appointed counsel and, thus, a continuation of the nonsense.
Call it a throwback to a time when Johnny Cash ruled the airwaves and Ennio Morricone made soundtracks for movies, but Brent Amaker and the Rodeo's "it's beer-swillin', foot tappin', shit kickin' country and western" music--straight from Seattle--is the antithesis of every wanna be hipster band t ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyFitz and the TantrumsSeptember 7, 2010Fingerprints RecordsMaking their first stop ever in Long Beach, Fitz and the Tantrums delighted the locals with an energetic set that knocked fans down to the floor and kicked them up to the ceiling. Their aptly titled debut album Pick ... More >>
Victoria Patterson's excellent work of fiction Drift--which is composed of 13 intertwining stories about people struggling to eke out existences in Newport Beach and surrounding communities--is a finalist for The Story Prize.
UPDATED WITH EYEWITNESS REPORT ON DJ MOM PANTS!Johnny Cash, the revenge-minded father of a dead teen porn star, Bijou Phillips, Julius Shulman, Kelly Lynch, "Kevin" from The Office, Vilmos Zsigmond and a sour-faced Kristen Scott Thomas. No, these are not my ideal players in the perfect poker game bu ... More >>
The defendant showed up for court today in the same outfit he was wearing last Wednesday: green pants, loose black loafers, a big bandage on his head and sunglasses clipped to his eyeglasses that were flipped up for indoor use. It was day three of the strange case of the People vs. Steve Rocco, the ... More >>