• Blogs

    June 23, 2013

    Power 106 Powerhouse - Honda Center - June 22, 2013

    Power 106 Powerhouse Honda Center June 22, 2013 On Saturday night, thousands of hip-hop fans converged on Powerhouse--the yearly celebration of all things current in hip-hop and R&B courtesy of L.A.'s KPWR 105.9 FM. The lineup, headlined by R&B's ever-polarizing star Chris Brown, capped a bill teemi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Frank Kramer is Radio's Crazy, Foul-Mouthed, Workaholic One-Man Army

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Cro Mags - The Observatory - February 3, 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Young The Giant's "My Body" and "Cough Syrup" Go Gold

    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 >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Groping for 'A Dark Truth'

    Damian Lee's movie keeps getting distracted with conspiracies, marriage, talk radio

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Comedian Jim Norton Wants to Sleep With You, If You Can Stand His Sleep Apnea

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    TV On The Radio, Grouplove And Best Coast To Play The U.S. Open Of Surfing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Dntel: On Postal Service, Bjork, Male vs. Female Vocalists and Touring for the First Time

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Former Angels Radio Host Dave Smith Sues Team Over Alleged Racism

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011

    Art Alexakis

    Coach House

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    I MiX What I Like! An Interview with Jared Ball (Part I)

    ​ As I MiX What I Like! A Mixtape Manifesto pays homage in title to a series of articles written by the late freedom fighter Steve Biko, Dr. Jared A. Ball's first book declares hip-hop's mixtape as a principle means by which to "fight the power." Provocative in his analysis, the "Funkinest Journal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    [UPDATED] Marilyn Davenport: Real Racists Are Democrats; Sees Chance to Use Her Racist Email to Win Black Votes For GOP

    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's Jon Fleischman, a prominent local Republican who sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    KFI Gets Marilyn Davenport On President Obama-Ape Email

    (c) Photo by R. Scott Moxley / OC WeeklyDavenport set to go on KFI​Marilyn Davenport, the Fullerton grandmother and Republican official who gained national notoriety on April 15 after distributing a racist email image of President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee, has agreed to appear live Wednesday o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    'Sweet Child O' Mine' Vid Filmed in Huntington Beach 23 Years Ago Today

    ​[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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    [BREAKING] House Cuts NPR Funding

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Missives From SXSW: Exene Cervenka Finally Arrives at SxSw

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    The Tex-Mex Grill and Backyard Barbacoa Cookbook: One of the Best Business Books of 2010

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Four Remixes of David Bowie's "Golden Years," from KCRW

    ​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 decided to celebrate the Sept. 28 release of David B ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009

    LUTZ Radio Hour

    Long Beach Playhouse

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Last Night: Regina Spektor at the Greek Theatre

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    KROQ Locals Only Spending Some Time with OC Bands

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
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    April 23, 2009
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    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    So Many Awesome Pre-Coachella Shows Coming to Glass House

    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 coming to the venue before Coachella kicks off that weekend.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Old School Hip-Hop: Back from the Dead

    I've been a Sirius Satellite subscriber (hello alliteration) since the night before Howard Stern broadcast his first censorship-free show. But in that time, I've come to love certain aspects of the other channels and have recommended this product to everyone from friends to my parents.Sirius and XM, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Amazingly, Hugh Hewitt Only Classy Local Conservative Pundit for Obama Inauguration

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Gustavo KPFK Show, Part III--Preview and Review

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008
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    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Why Are Angels Fans Such Pussies? And, In Defense of Dodgers Fans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    So You Want to Be a College Radio DJ...

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    Listen Up! KUCI Could Use Your Help

    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 said ... More >>

  • Features

    November 15, 2007

    Record-store Clerk Blues

    FEEDBACK: Working Retail Leads to Misanthropy. Here’s Why

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Why Isn't There More Classic Rap Radio?

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Mad World

    Highlights from the 2007 film festival spotlight outspoken DJs, prisons, environmental damage, and . . . Pac-Man?

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Twenty-five Years of Reliable Service

    Sonic Youth are old yet still great

  • Columns

    November 23, 2006


    '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'

  • Culture

    November 9, 2006

    A Shallow Dig

    The countys past lies deeper than Anaheim Home Companion knows

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    The Show Must Go On!

    The Country Bash 2006your last chance to listen to KZLA. Ever

  • Music

    May 18, 2006
  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    A Happy Coincidence

    Parker Macy and the blues

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    The Mission

    What really makes the swallows come back to Capistrano?

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Peggy Honeywell

    Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, Sunday, Feb. 6

  • Culture

    December 23, 2004

    Pop! Culture

    Getting lost on the streets of San Andreas

  • Columns

    July 25, 2002
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    November 22, 2001
  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-created Miracles

  • Features

    July 29, 1999

    Hey, Mom, Im a Rock Star

    On tour with a wildly famous Orange County band

  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Viva Anti-Radio!

    Poorman's local-band show returns

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