• Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    "El Piolin" Was Accused of Harassment Before Popular Spanish-Language Radio Show Nixed

    See the update at the end of this post about the disclosure Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo was accused of sexual harassment before Univision abruptly ended his popular morning radio show. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 23, 8 A.M.: I've been around the peripheries of radio long enough to understand that radio is a busi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2013

    Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: Half-full, Completely Immortal David Rakoff

    I am getting more sentimental, more generally angry, quicker to find and cherish sadness, and celebrate goodness in my middle age. It's all good, as the young kids say. Sort of. At least I seem to have a middle age. The late and much-missed David Rakoff, whose sweet eyes and tender face haunts those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Thanks to KX-FM 93.5, Finding Cool New Music in Laguna Beach Isn't Impossible

    By: Dawn DiMare Thiery Considered a revered epicenter of fine art, the well-to-do city of Laguna Beach isn't known as a bastion of new music discovery (unless you're looking for surf rock or reggae à la Sublime). Grant Owens--a disc jockey at member-supported KX-FM 93.5--is trying to change that. F ... More >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    'Sleepwalk With Me,' or This American Zombie

    A shaggy-dog radio segment goes Hollywood

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots

    L.A. native DJ Scott "Scotty Boy" Schroer started working in music back in the '90s as our local KROQ DJ. The alternative music radio station helped introduce him to Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers and Underworld. After trying to open a nightclub that completely failed, Schroer moved to Las Vegas t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    DJs We Can't Wait to See at Coachella

    Morgan Page April 13, 2012While in Miami for Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival I got to catch up with Grammy nominated producer/DJ Morgan Page. Page was nominated for an International Dance Music Award in Miami for Best American DJ and Best Progressive Track for "In the Air" with Sult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Most Annoying Songs Of 2011

    ​As I mentioned once before, there's a shitload of really, really bad and annoying music out there. The music released in 2011 is no exception (No hate to Kreayshawn, but "Gucci Gucci," anyone?). Whether it's overexposure, repetition, or just a terrible melody, each of the songs below are some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Latin Alternative Explosion: Probable or Inevitable?

    Sicilia WolfLatin Alternative Songstress Carla Morrison​ The music is great and the demographics are there for the taking, so is it only a matter of time before a Latin Alternative explosion occurs Stateside? Producer and songwriter Desmond Child weighed in with his opinion in a recent Al Borde pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    [UPDATE: Maybe Not]: Fullerton Mayor Dick Jones to Resign: KFI Reports

    Mayor F. Richard Jones M.D.​UPDATE, 2:08 p.m.: An official with the city of Fullerton tells us that the KFI reports of Fullerton Mayor Dick Jones stepping down are false. "The Mayor is not resigning," says Public Information Officer for the city of Fullerton Sylvia Palmer. "When he left city hall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Dntel At the Detroit Bar Last Night

    Neda Salamat​DntelAugust 2, 2011The Detroit Bar"Warning: This video contains strobe effects." The projector holds, then flickers to a cascade of rain droplets, ranging from deep blue to aquamarine, in an assortment of sizes. In front of the display, Dntel, clad in jeans and lime green polo, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 8 Music Tech Gifts for Father's Day

    ​Father's Day is around the corner, and if you're like us, you're just now realizing it. It's okay--you still have time, and OC Weekly is here for you. We decided to make it easy on you and show you some of your options, ranging from simple vinyl record frames to high-tech speaker systems and tu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011

    Jim Norton

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    'Teen Angel' Writer and Garden Grove Resident Jean Dinning Dies

    ​The New York Times reports that Jean Dinning, who wrote the hit high school tragedy song "Teen Angel," died on Feb. 22. She was 86.Ms. Dinning's younger brother Mark performed "Teen Angel." It's about a couple whose car stalls on railroad tracks; they get out but the girl goes back to get the boy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Ska Parade Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Slidebar Tonight​Long-running radio show the Ska Parade is in the midst of celebrating its 20th anniversary, which means the program is older than some of its listeners. It also means a birthday party is in order, so SP head honcho Tazy Phyllipz decided to celebrate by hitting the road with the Ska Par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Does 'Radio Chola' Have a Future? Stay Tuned

    ​After a chaotic week in which Ask a Chola was revealed to be a Santa Ana loft dweller named Chloe Michalopolous, those angered by the revelation turned focus to her Wednesday night internet show on All kinds of questions abounded: Would the woman behind the green bandanna finally t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Steve Lopez, Respected LA Times Columnist, Becomes LA City Attorney's Rasta-Monkey

    ​If there is one word to describe the latest Los Angeles Times column by Steve Lopez, it is "blunt."That is what the veteran journo smoked before getting behind the wheel of a Crown Vic to help Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich study the effects of marijuana on driving.Here's another word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Hugh Hewitt Looking to Rip Off His Audience

    ​Our local conservative yakmouth, Hugh Hewitt, is pretty popular, but not really. I wouldn't place him in the top 20 syndicated radio shows in the country, and his audience is limited to conservative intellectuals (as he can engage in fascinating conversation but usually chooses not to) and coffin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Incoming: Jay-Z at Honda Center in Anaheim

    Take that, non-smoking laws!Jay-Z has recently declared Auto-Tune dead via his (kind of awesome) new single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune);" possibly a weird sentiment given his close association to noted Auto-Tune proponent Kanye West, but hey, it's Hova, man. You can't tell that guy what to do. He d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    KCRW's Jason Bentley to Appear at...South Coast Plaza?

    Jason Bentley (seen looking very sly in that picture over there) took over as host of Morning Becomes Eclectic--and KCRW music director--on December 1 of last year, but though the taste-making Santa Monica-based public radio station's signal covers Orange County comfortably, Bentley hasn't had the c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Tuna Does Vegas

    La Mirada Theatre

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2009

    (One Day Ago) Live from Coachella: Day Two Pictures!

    Thank goodness for Beth Stirnaman. If not for her, our Coachella coverage would consist of my blah blahing and iPhone pictures of stages from the crowd, many yards away. Thankfully, she's got a bundle of great images from day two here, so you can put a face to my inspid ramblings. Remember me raving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Moyers Picks Brain of Last Socialist (and Weekly Pal)

    Saturday Night Live had this skit years ago where they presented a Fugitivesque TV show called The Last Liberal. With all the talk on Fox News and conservative talk radio about the rise of Socialism in Obamerica, Bill Moyers decided to go out and find The Last Socialist to get the other side of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Why Can't the LA Times Acknowledge They Screwed Up on John & Ken?

    More than 15,000 people showed up last Saturday outside the Slidebar Cafe for a "Tax Revolt" rally held by KFI-AM 640 yakmouths John Kobyalt and Ken Chiampou...and the Los Angeles Times couldn't bring itself to cover it with the exception of a lame blog post. A Times editor dismissed it in an email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    100.3 The Sound Responds to Indie 103.1's Departure

    People from all over are reacting to the departure of Indie 103.1 from southern California airwaves, including the folks over at Bonneville-owned, LA-based triple-A station 100.3 The Sound, who sent these words over from their general manager and program director:"We have always had respect for Indi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Sound Salvation

    1940's Radio Hour

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Eric J. Lawrence Interview: Director’s Cut

    The Fall: Lawrence's—and John Peel's—favorite band. In this week’s Sprawl of Sound, I feature KCRW DJ/librarian Eric J. Lawrence. As is often the case, there was not enough space in the print version of the paper to run the entire interview. However, I think that this one is interesting enoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Notorious Pedophile Organized Youth Retreats in OC

    Earlier this week, National Public Radio aired a segment on Donald McGuire, a Jesuit who served as a spiritual director for Mother Teresa's religious order who just happened to molest boys. You know the rest of the story: ravaged kids, parental complaints ignored by diocesan and Jesuit officials, mo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Philanthropy and Eccentricity: KUCI Benefits from CD Activity, Ariel Pink and Brad Laner Tweak Pop Deep Into Left Field

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Readers' Poll Winners

    Dont blame us: You picked em

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Honoring Mother Earth

    New Moon Drum Circle

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Highs, Lows & Heavenly Blows

    More than three decades on, Sly & the Family Stone stand fresh

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Independence Day

    Ten great CDs that will blow you away no matter your definition

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006

    OC-Style Language Love in Earthquake-Ravaged Honolulu

    From a fellow Chapman alumni... The entire state lost electricity yesterday, so everyone is listing to the one radio station that was transmitting. It's the official state emergency channel so they have a strong transmitter and runs on a generator. Obviously, Hawaii has a lot of different ethniciti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2006

    More On-Air Al-Qaida

    Wonder how the KTLA weather team would have handled this story: according to a civil suit filed in Vista, a woman claims she was fired on the spot after her Irvine employer saw an Air America progressive radio bumper sticker on her car. The woman who was fired is the one bringing the suit, in case ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2006

    'I Am the Epitome of Reality'

    Dr. Laura Schlessinger comes to town. Irvine, actually

  • News

    December 9, 2004
  • Features

    December 2, 2004

    Andy Kaufman Isnt Dead

    Hes serving on the Orange School Board

  • Columns

    April 8, 2004

    Diary of a Mad County

    Diary of a Mad County

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Stuck In Dramaramaland

    John Easdale is still all about the rock

  • Culture

    March 4, 2004

    Rally Round the Racist

    Why Howard Stern matters

  • Music

    September 11, 2003
  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Organic Culture

    Cal State Fullertons Sol of Hip-Hop

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Is 'Genericizing' a Word?

    An OC Weekly guide to holiday theater

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Sonic Splendor

    Start-up KUOL brings more local rock to the airwaves

  • Features

    June 27, 2002

    Don't Ever Play a Note You Don't Believe

    Doug MacLeod's got nothin' but the blues

  • Unknown

    April 25, 2002
  • Music

    July 5, 2001
  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Aural Reports

    What's Buzzing Through the Skulls of Orange County?

  • Music

    January 13, 2000
  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Such Nice Boys!

    Suddenly famous, the guys in Lit figure out how to mix high-octane success with being as nice as they ever were

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