Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>
[Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>
See Also: *House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote *Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsLast week, New Orleans-born rap superstar Lil Wayne made headlines coast-to-coast for uttering five words: "I ... More >>
Oh, don't be such a cynic. Matt Damon needs your love
Charles Moore / Black StarIt seems like you hear about the police more often than usual these days. Whether it's the death of Mark Duggan that's inciting the London riots or the killing of Kelly Thomas that's shaking up the Fullerton PD, the news is rife with reports of police misconduct, and it' ... More >>
Bats Day 2010This weekend, goths from around the globe will converge on one of the most unlikely of spots: The Happiest Place on Earth. Officially known as "Bats Day in the Fun Park," this annual event celebrates its 13th year in 2011, and Bats Day's organizer, Noah Korda, couldn't be happier... ... More >>
Octomom and Mayor Gomez loving La Habra.Apparently enough people love La Habra that the city felt it was in someone's best interest to put together a music video expressing the point. Spinning off from Randy Newman's "I Love L.A!", La Habra's mayor, James Gomez cruises around the city in a styliz ... More >>
Orange County Performing Art Center
Disney/PixarSinger-songwriter Randy Newman has charmed audiences with his sweet songs and scores featured on the soundtracks of Disney/Pixar movies such as A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc., Cars and the Toy Story trilogy. Who doesn't get a warm feeling after listening to "You've Got a Friend In Me"?Bu ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhile you are more likely to hear Randy Newman's classic 1983 hit "I Love LA" if the Lakers beat the Celtics tonight, what songs would the Lakers listen to in order to pump them up for this winner take all game? Here are a few suggestions.
The Hype: Right now, jam band ALO has reason to celebrate. Their latest album, Man of the World, was released Tuesday and the group is gearing up to tour in support of it. As a bonus, the album was produced by laid-back granola-rocker Jack Johnson, who signed ALO to his Brushfire Records in 2007. ... More >>
I understand it doesn't rain much in Southern California. That's a good thing. These gloomy skies make me want to curl up on the sofa with strong drink and do nothing but listen to sad, sad songs--timeless ones that equate rain with sorrow. Here are my faves. Enjoy. With cocktails. And no one aro ... More >>
The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>
Last Night: Julian Casablancas at the Downtown Palace Theater (11/27/09) Better Than: Eating leftovers at home.Andrew YoussefLive at the Downtown Palace Theater The streets of Los Angeles were largely empty except for a hugh lines going in front of the Downtown Palace Theater as Julian Cas ... More >>
Herb Alpert horns in on this internet jazz. Pop-jazz trumpeter and former A&M Records exec Herb Alpert flexes his philanthropic and entrepreneurial muscles with a new project called ArtistsHouseMusic.org, which goes live May 1. It looks like a comprehensive, one-stop resource for aspiring musi ... More >>
Movie of the week: Peel: The Peru Project
The Littlest Man Band gets sloshed
Hoodoo moon phone calls from Dr. John
The art of the John Prine non-interview
But its nothing personal
The case against David Lee Roth
Blame Canada for the Tragically Hip
What the world needs now is Jackie DeShannon
Let Jim show you how
Hot-rod god goes apeshit over music
The genius of Los Straitjackets is genius
Its got the rest of OC licked when it comes to dining
Jeffrey Halford is the next Dylan, and the Bangles are the next Bangles!
Randy Newman's life is good
On the many lessons in Randy Newmans education
Warren Zevon figures his gloominess is really pretty positive
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!
Sneak peeks at a season of theater that is breathtaking, passionate, entertaining!
Southside Johnnys back to spill beer on your carpet, cuss in front of your parentsand play terrific blues
Shakespeare meets Three Dog Night in Garden Grove
Readers bewareand then buy early and buy often!