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As the leader of the "Frank Army," Frank Kramer's devoted fans count on his quick wit, his mind that seems to stay forever on the dirty side, and his ability to be brutality honest in the most charming of ways. With Heidi by his side, this unflappable duo riff effortlessly like a married couple that ... More >>
What better night to throw a hardcore punk/metal show than on Super Bowl Sunday, a night when many people are already drunk by 6 p.m. The Constellation Room inside the Observatory was crowded to full capacity last night for a raging concert featuring the Cro Mags. The concert was presented by the P ... More >>
As has been already established, Irvine's own OC Weekly cover boys Young The Giant have proven to be a force to be reckoned with both on tour and on the radio waves. This was only confirmed with the big news that the band's first two singles, "My Body" and "Cough Syrup," have been certified Gold in ... More >>
See Also: *Dave Attell Talks Filthy and Dirty Porn (Bush Optional) *Jim Breuer Talks Dads, Radio and Goats (Yeah, Goats) *Amy Schumer Didn't Win "Last Comic Standing" But She Is The One Getting the Last Laugh. Jim Norton's comedy comes across differently than even the most perverted dirty comics ... More >>
When you think of the U.S. Open of Surfing, you think about people on their boards gracing the Pacific. Though the event usually features free live music, there may not be another free concert in the area that can compare to this year's event. Presented by Converse, Hurley and Nike, the show will ta ... More >>
By the late 1980s ska was tired and in need of a heart and lung transplant. Orange County would, in fact, become home to the biggest and most influential of so-called third wave of ska revivals (there was also one in New York) because it had two things vital to the development of any such trend: inv ... More >>
Mr. Bib caught up with friends, and met new ones, at last weekend's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. I'd like nothing better than to do that every weekend. Imagine: a world where the value of literacy, poetry, science, the arts, civic participation is assume, despite or in opposition to t ... More >>
Thanks in part to licenses to practice law and mortgage brokering in California, Gerald Lawrence Wolfe once boasted that he and his wife enjoyed monthly income that topped $150,000.Wolfe, 42, bragged so much about his financial acumen that he confidently presented himself as a "Wealth Coach" with a ... More >>
The day that multitudes of men (and more than a few women) have been waiting for three years is here: Tom Leykis, former radio genius on KFI-AM 640 and KLXS-FM 97.1 is back!REALLY?DO YOU CARE?Damn straight we do. And you should, too!
It's not good journalistic form to say certain things about famous people, but I'll confess: James Scott Tamborello, or Dntel of Postal Service fame, is a pretty odd dude to chat with (only further hamstringed by my own awkwardness). Luckily, in Dntel's case, his music speaks ... More >>
Dave Smith was a popular talk show host on AM 830 KLAA, the radio broadcast station of the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim. His voice mysteriously went off the air in 2009, leaving some listeners questioning his whereabouts. Two years later, his name resurfaces, this time in cour ... More >>
Repeat after me: Racist emails are actually pro-black.UPDATE, APRIL 22, 2:05 P.M.: The executive committee of the OC Republican Party voted today 10-2 to send the Marilyn Davenport matter to the ethics committee, says the FlashReport.com's Jon Fleischman, a prominent local Republican who sup ... More >>
[via Anti Music] Before Fergie and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas ruined it with their Superbowl version, the signature riff from Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" was an era-defining moment in rock & roll. And the video for it was filmed in a ballroom in Huntington Beach, 23 years ago. T ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 17, 12:41 P.M.: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to defund National Public Radio (NPR). The matter now goes to the Senate.Start buying those tote bags.
Most famous as a punk rock icon and artist, Exene Cervenka (front woman for X, Knitters and Original Sinners) is documenting her adventures for Heard Mentality on the way to Austin's South By Southwest, the country's biggest music festival. Check out her complete tour diary archive here.Christoph ... More >>
I'm a monthly contributor to the public radio show Marketplace, and last week they got a couple of us regulars to share our favorite business books of 2010. While the other folks plugged great-yet-more-conventional business books, I went with what we care about here: food. Specifically, The Tex-M ... More >>
A friend who's recently moved to Southern California from the Midwest randomly commented that "LA loves David Bowie--you hear him everywhere!" That may be true, and the reason that public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and KCRW.com) decided to celebrate the Sept. 28 release of David B ... More >>
Long Beach Playhouse
Timothy CochraneDon't be fooled! This picture was taken at the 2006 Latitude Festival in England.Last Night: Regina Spektor at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; October 28, 2009.Better Than: Moving to Regina, the second-largest city in the province of Saskatchewan.MVP of the Night: Dancing dude tha ... More >>
Proud Bruin and MuslimSpeaking of Faith is one of the country's better public radio shows, a thoughtful, hour-long examination of faith in its many manifestations that local listeners can find every Sunday at 3 p.m. on KPCC-FM 89.3. Last week, the show devoted itself to Muslim listener-submitted ... More >>
Up until relatively recently, I wasn't even aware that KROQ had a local show, but then I learned about Locals Only (good name), which airs Sunday nights. Given the huge area that KROQ covers, I figured that it would be 95% LA bands, but, surprisingly, they do an alright job of representing OC and th ... More >>
Watching Blitzen Trapper RIGHT NOW in the Gobi tent. Rootsy rocky. Y'know. Pleasant enough. "Kinda boring," said OC Weekly''s Nate Jackson. "Not bad if I was seeing them at the Gypsy Den." Or maybe he said Gypsy Lounge? Who could say. Saturday has gotten knocked for not being up to par, but it's mor ... More >>
Christopher VictorioFrom the Oct. 30 Jenny Lewis concert at the Orpheum in Los Angeles.They have hotels in Pomona, right? You might want to invest on one for the week of April 13, where the Glass House is taking advantage of their proximity to Indio with a stellar slate of boner-shattering acts comi ... More >>
The great tragedy of our local conservative yakmouth-gone-big Hugh Hewitt is that there is intellect in him. Yeah, he always seems to walk lockstep with wackos (see: Nixon, Romney, Palin), but the guy is well-read, fund-raises often for good non-political causes and isn't ultimately noxious. Silly, ... More >>
Part I at 4 p.m.: Downtown Los Angeles walking tour of lynch spots! Interview with the man behind this ultimate tourist trap, Scripps College Professor Ken Gonzales-Day.Part II at 4:20 p.m.: Southern California ethnic news aggregator LA Beez.Part II at 4:40 p.m.: Your calls regarding your favorite S ... More >>
Faithful reader Cesar's attacks on an Angels fan got me thinking: why are Halos fans generally such pussies? I know of many exceptions, of course (Weekly managing editor Rich Kane being one of them), but the general stereotype of Angels followers being plastic, effete, polite pussies is just too tr ... More >>
Well, then, you should probably attend KUCI's DJ Training Class, which begins July 8 at 7 p.m. in HICF 100-P on the University of California Irvine campus (map here). You don't have to be a student at the school to participate; you just need a powerful urge to become a component of what the Weekly h ... More >>
University of California Irvine's radio station, KUCI 88.9FM, is in the midst of its annual fund drive (it runs through May 10). This student/volunteer-run, listener-supported source of unconventionally excellent music and commentary won the Weekly's Best Radio Station last year. Here's what we sa ... More >>
FEEDBACK: Working Retail Leads to Misanthropy. Here’s Why
Chuck D: Give this man a Classic Rap radio program, stat! Way back in 1991, I made a prediction that the airwaves would be saturated with Classic Rap Radio by the late '90s/early '00s. That sparkling future obviously hasn't come to pass. Although there are a few such stations on the 'Net (here and ... More >>
Highlights from the 2007 film festival spotlight outspoken DJs, prisons, environmental damage, and . . . Pac-Man?
Sonic Youth are old yet still great
'The review of Proof in Santa Ana was the best bar review Ive ever read . . . considering I dont read many bar reviews . . . and Ive been drinking . . . and its noon on Sunday'
The countys past lies deeper than Anaheim Home Companion knows
The Country Bash 2006your last chance to listen to KZLA. Ever
Parker Macy and the blues
What really makes the swallows come back to Capistrano?
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, Sunday, Feb. 6
Getting lost on the streets of San Andreas
Whatever happened to the Brea Peace Vigil?
On tour with a wildly famous Orange County band
Poorman's local-band show returns
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