Irvine Barclay Theatre
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
I especially like the title of a 12:30 panel at next weekend's two-day annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for its helpful reminder and either existential celebration or complaint. "You are Here: Perspectives on Life in Southern California," featuring Times columnists suggests tha ... More >>
House of Blues Anaheim
For a moment, imagine it's the '90s again -- the era of Bad Boy Records, grunge and Bill Clinton. You're a kid again, and you're on a road trip with your parents. Maybe it's your mom; maybe it's your dad; or maybe it's both. You've been driving for a while. You're bored, staring at the electrical po ... More >>
Last month, I had the pleasure and privilege of appearing on The Tom Leykis Show for three hours. The legendary radio host is back busting out his sage advice on women, money, and all the good and bad of the world on blowmeuptom.com. And while his views might not be everyone's shot of bourbon, the o ... More >>
It's been ten years since the Poseidon Seawater Desalination Plant first came to Surf City with hopes of building its first west coast project. Now, after years of failed votes at city hall, lengthy reviews by the Coastal Commission, and clashes with environmental groups like Surfrider, the company ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Houston to do a book signing for my book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Afterward, I went with friends and fans to enjoy some awesome Tex-Mex at El Real Tex-Mex, and among those who attended were two colleagues/pals from our sister paper, the Houston P ... More >>
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim have jumped onto The John and Ken Show bandwagon . . . that's bound for "Off the Air."Sí, señor, owner Arte Moreno flexed that Aztlanista muscle under the bicep sleeve of his red Halos polo, using it to yank Angels advertising from KFI's controversial afternoon rush- ... 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 >>
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!
Longtime listeners of Jim Rome know of the sports radio host's references to (and encouragement of) octopus being tossed onto the ice at Detroit Red Wings games. While you ponder how one sneaks a cephalopod mollusc into a modern sports arena, know that San Jose fans have come up with their own de ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Perhaps you know someone doing time in Chino right now. Charlene Padilla does: her son. And the concern "Charlie," as she is known, has for her boy was spun into an unlikely reporting assignment and a prestigious journalism award.Padilla is one of four individuals and a newspaper that will be hon ... More >>
A Republican official in Iowa--where gay marriage has been legal since April 3, 2009--has come up with a solution for Californians upset by the overturning of Prop 8:Start a revolution.
The airwaves of Little Saigon's radio stations are legendary outposts of slander, lies, innuendo, political water-carrying, intimidation, Red-baiting--in short, no-holds-barred banter, the kind State Assemblymember and Congressional hopeful Van Tran loves unless the criticism is against him. Most ... More >>
May this image sear the homophobic minds of La Voz de Pendejos anew...Ever since KPFK-FM 90.7 (where I host a radio show every Thursday at 3 p.m.) booted off an anti-Semitic radio show that had close ties to the notorious La Voz de Aztlán, Southern California's premier spewers of bile have had a ... More >>
Former Costa Mesa resident (by way of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and first gal to ever sign to Brushfire Records Zee Avi is currently being featured on the front page of NPR Music online. Check out three live tracks, "Honeybee," "First of the Gang" (Morrissey cover) and "You and Me," recorded at NPR's ... More >>
John BisnarJohn Bisnar, a Newport Beach personal injury attorney (or "trial lawyer" to his conservative talk radio pals), has coined a new disease: "Orange County food poisoning." It's all right there in black-and-white--or whatever the virtual equivalent of black and white is--on the Bisnar/Chase a ... More >>
Spencer KornhaberThe "Hand of Man" crushes autos.While Albert's still sweating it out (literally! ha!) at some polo field in the desert, my Coachella experience -- my first Coachella experience -- is over. But it was fun. Why? Top things about Saturday from a neophyte:This is a good festival. Water ... More >>
It's pretty cool that the official on-site record store at Coachella this year is Zia Records, from my hometown of Phoenix. It's been Virgin Megastore in years past, which is not only now out of business, but was always totally totally horrible. A copy of Private Eyes for $18.98? Sure, why ... More >>
Cal State Fullerton
KPFK-FM 90.7, that paragon of progressive radio power, has drunk too much tequila and allowed me to host my own one-hour radio show. I start tomorrow at 4 p.m. and will air there until the foreseeable future. I won't divulge my game plan except the show will feature two 20-minute interviews and 20 m ... More >>
Seriously: tomorrow, at 7 p.m. inshallah, yours truly will be a guest host on KFI-AM 640. Sí, the same KFI of perpetual Latino immigrant antagonizers John & Ken, of Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura, Matt Drudge, and so many other conservative darlings is allowing this Mexican to peddle his Reconquista prop ... More >>
Blues legend Bobby Bland brings you down just to lift you up
The Windy Ridge Fire is 80% contained, according to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), and is expected to be fully contained sometime tomorrow. The OCFA recommends checking news radio stations-- KFWB (AM 980), KNX (AM 1070), KFI (AM 640)-- for the latest updates on the fire. Or yo ... More >>
Is Snoop selling out or just selling?
Whatever happened to the Brea Peace Vigil?
The presidents conservative critics
What the hell are you listening to?