Wendy FletcherThe Bay Area is representing big time in Orange County tonight, with the Blank Tapes and Indianna Hale both gettin' it done with a free show at La Cave in Costa Mesa.
Jack ColemanTazy Phyllipz is known for a couple of things--having more "Zs" in his name than most this side of Eastern Europe, and for spending many years promoting the Orange County music scene. He hasn't slowed down, and is now booking showcases at Slidebar in Fullerton. One such is tonight: a fre ... More >>
This past Friday and Saturday's OC Music Awardslive music finals are over and done with (seeing as how it's, y'know, Monday), and they have winners.
There are some things that are hard to imagine. It's the kind of stunning news that you usually have to hear a couple of times before you actually believe it. When a flyer for a live performance by the GZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan appeared on the Detroit Bar website, you probably thought it had ... More >>
Three dudes best known for the work with pretty famous bands are in concert tonight at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape (pictured) headlines--he released his first solo album, Bridge, last fall. Also on the bill are Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett and Drag the River's Jon ... More >>
Daffodil J. Altan takes a look at Orange County launderer, Prudential Overall Supply, in "Taken to the Cleaners." Is the Irvine-based industrial-laundry company cheating workers out of a living wage? Three cities say yes. In "The D Files" Gustavo Arellano takes a look at the declassified FBI files ... More >>
In this week's issue: Daffodil J. Altan follows Alfonso Guerrero and Manuel Chavez on their wedding day in "Eat Drink and Be Gay Married: After 27 years together, one couple finally has its big, fat, Mexican, recovering-drug-addict, HIV-positive, ex-transgender gay wedding" Rich Kane offers some ... More >>
Awesome Mexican folk-metal group Rodrigo y Gabriela have had to cancel the rest of their North American tour (which was going to hit the Grove of Anaheim Sept. 13) due to the latter's exhaustion. They hope to return to the road in October. You can read Rex Reason's feature in this week's OC Weekly ... More >>
I hate Mexicans
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The other day, while getting the website that mirrors your favorite OC alt.-weekly pub ready for ya'all, Clockworken noticed something interesting upon opening Gustavo Arellano's popular column !Ask a Mexican! (Special Cesar Chavez Edition). Along the top of the virtual page was a Google advertiseme ... More >>
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