This weekend, Xalos Bar in Anaheim will be packed with late-night revelers as the establishment marks ten years in business. On Friday, there will be no cover charge as banda music blares and Spanish-language television station Univision will have its cameras on location. The following night, everyb ... More >>
Amanda MiliusRemember the Willows? They're back! In Pog form! Well, that's just not true (unfortunate, yes). But they are back with a new album, Everyone, scheduled for release on November 17. It's their second album on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak label, following 2007's Chautauqua.
We first learned of the OC Music Fest 13 months ago, when then-music editor Dave Segal blogged about its "Be The Shirt band/artist T-shirt design contest." No word on if a winner for that was ever announced, since the festival, once scheduled for May 8-10, clearly never happened.
Orange County punk/rockabilly legends Social Distortion are playing their first show in the area in some time (not counting Mike Ness solo shows; there's been plenty of those) on May 18 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. It's the "Rock to Recovery" event, benefiting "Jay Thomas and his battle with sp ... More >>
From my outsider perspective, I thought Huntington Beach was primarily populated by "skate-logo-clad teens and meth-addled Nazi skins," as Rich Kane put it in a recent post in our sister blog, Navel Gazing. So what a nice surprise when I came across Venus Infers, from HB but practitioners of a sound ... More >>
Friday night found Dave Segal attending the Good Foot at Que Sera to see DJ Nobody, Dennis Owens and Scott Weaver spinning world-class funk and soul. Then he had his mind blown by psych-rockers Magic Lantern and the Antarcticans at the Prospector Saturday. Meanwhile Rich Kane reviewed The Register ... More >>
On Saturday, Luke Y. Thompson headed to OC Weekly photographer John Gilhooley's art show at Memphis in Santa Ana, featuring a slew of OC Weekly covers beautifully displayed on a chartreuse wall and printed on glossy, over-sized paper (oh, the glory of glossy!). And across the street from Gilhooley's ... More >>
This weekend had so many festivals going on that both Navel Gazing and Heard Mentality were working through the weekend. First, we had Luke Y. Thompson pulling double duty blogging his little heart out at the Newport Beach Film Festival AND attending his big movie premiere in Hollywood. While Dave ... More >>
By far the most interesting thing to happen this weekend was the thievery of Jenna Jameson's vagina. You're just going to have to read about it yourself. Speaking of vaginas, Rich Kane submitted another arousing issue of the Reg-O-Meter complete with mentions of Asian masseuses, pussy (cats) and sa ... More >>
This weekend was a kick ass good time with Rich Kane doing another edition of the Reg-O-Meter that's pretty funny, I'm not gonna lie. Saturday night caught Dave Segal reviewing Autechre, Rob Hall and Massonix at Echoplex, where he was a lil' influenced because he's been into Autechre ever since h ... More >>
The Orange County Register's ill-starred Squeeze OC, a faux alternative weekly that, in the words of Weekly managing editor Rich Kane "only retarded frat boys could love," just died its second death. Back in August 2007, the magazine, which only lasted two years, went web-only. Now, as of today, Sq ... More >>
Cobra Starship landed at the Pomona Glass House Friday night for the closest-to-OC leg of their "Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour." Christopher Victorio caught the main act and support band Metro Station (but missed out on We The Kings and The Cab, also on tour with Cobra). The venue was ... More >>
The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>
IBEW hall, nine-ish... Would-be Garden Grove City Council member Paul Lucas notices my "Vote for LYT" shirt... "What the hell's LYT?" "My initials" "Oh, are you Luke something something of the OC Weekly?" "That's me" "You're not what I pictured." "Dare I ask...?" "I thought you'd look like Nick Sc ... More >>
"He's just lucky that both his wife and his mistress are named Debbie. Keeps it simple for the guy. Harder to mess up." - One dude in a suit to another outside the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse this morning, on Sheriff Mike Carona. His Indictedness eluded the media again this ... More >>
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