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    October 9, 2014


    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Today's Band T-Shirt Trends Are Getting Ridiculous and Awesome

    By: Jamie Lees Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    These Musical Moments Deserve an MTV Movie Award

    It's time to break out the golden popcorn as the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are here! This Sunday's live broadcast, hosted by Conan O'Brien, looks to continue the show's 22-year-long tradition of being cinema's least predictable night. With the first show, where Terminator 2: Judgment Day swept the categ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Five Best Orange County EDM Shows in June

    Summer is almost here and though to most in Southern Cali it means beach days, barbeques and bikinis, to the music lover, it means festival season is well underway. For electronic dance music aficionados, the biggest party of the summer will be at this years sold out Electric Daisy Carnival in Las V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    [UPDATED with Costa Mesa Arrests:] Can You Say Carmasobrietycheckpointfilmfestmarchfor-
    babiesgeddon? Get Ready to Friday Night

    See the update on page 2 with stats from Costa Mesa's DUI checkpoint.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 26, 2:29 P.M.: While they may not pack as extreme a nightmare as, say, playing an Angel game at the Big A at the same time Rihanna is singing in the Honda Center and the last remnants of the evening rush hour a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Rihanna - Honda Center - April 9, 2013

    By: Heidi DarbyRihannaHonda CenterApril 9, 2013Few recent pop stars deal with as much scrutiny and struggle in the public eye as Rihanna. But all of those woes felt so far away last night during her anticipated OC stop at the Honda Center on her anticipated Diamonds world tour. From the opening note ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2013


    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    10 Songs With Surprisingly Good Sex Advice

    Sometimes paying attention to song lyrics pays off. We decoded some great sex advice in these sensual songs:

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rihanna To Charge Fans $250 For Diamonds Executive Platinum Box Of Her New Album

    Even with the surprising, okay, VERY surprising news that Taylor Swift's latest album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week, almost everyone can agree that the music biz is in a heap of trouble. Labels and artists alike are scrambling to make a buck any way they can. Sometimes this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Tommy Davidson Is An Expert On Cartoon Badasses

    Sure Tommy Davidson is a comedian and a star of both the small and big screen, but few things elevate your status as an entertainer like becoming a cartoon character. And while he played "Oscar Proud" on the Proud Family, his permed-out pimp character Cream Corn on the hit Adult Swim show "Black Dyn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?

    See Also:*Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Electro-Funk Legacy  *Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Musical Moments *Snoop Dogg Finally Smokes Too Much Weed and Creates a Reggae Album as Snoop LionYesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    No Doubt Tapped For iHeart Radio Festival, Releases Sneak Peek of New Video for 'Settle Down'

    There's plenty of joy to go around for No Doubt fans this week. Recently, it was announced that the iconic OC-bred troupe was picked to perform during the first night of the iHeart Radio festival in Las Vegas, held at the MGM Garden Arena on Sep. 21-22. It's the band's first show in a while and come ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    Take a Whiff of YACHT's Electropop Perfume

    The band's fragrance to commemorate their latest album smells like a quirky success

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sav ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    Insert [You Sunk My 'Battleship'] Joke Here

    Because every generation needs an 'Armageddon'

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Rihanna Pregnant? Five Songs That Could've Been The Soundtrack for Her Baby Making

    ​At this point we are all familiar with the Barbados beauty Rihanna and there are a few things that we certainly know about her outside of her music. She enjoys crazy fashion, she's been known to smoke a doobie or two, loves tattoos and dying her hair, and of course, she is very forgiving. It wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    A-Trak at Sutra, Mar. 2, 2012

    ​A-TrakMarch 2, 2012Sutra Last Friday A-Trak, who is also one half of Ducksauce (the duo behind the infamous "Barbara Streisand" song) made his first ever Sutra appearance. As much as people love to diss on the OC club scene, it seems as though every time I come back to Sutra I feel right at home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Five Things I Would Tell Rihanna if She Were My Friend

    ​We knew Chris Brown and Rihanna were communicating, because her producer announced on MTV that Brown was going to guest on Rihanna's upcoming single Birthday Cake.But when Brown tweeted a birthday message to Rihanna (she's 24 today), Rihanna made their now-amicable relationship public when she&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Chris Brown is a Bonafide Dick: Five Reasons Why

    ​Chris Brown is an immature asshole, I think that's been safely established by his sophomoric Twitter rant after winning a Grammy last Sunday. But with the news that Rihanna enlisted her ex and the man that brutally beat her, to feature on a remix of "Birthday Cake," one thought comes to mind: ARE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    3hree Things: Random Thoughts About The 2012 Grammys

    Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Top 10 Craziest Outfits Worn By Musicians In 2011

    ​Once a year, the normal people of the world take the opportunity to dress oddly in public. But in the music industry, there's no real need for Halloween--every day and every award ceremony is the opportunity for a new (and increasingly weird) costume debut.  We bet you can guess who tops the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The Five Best New Acts of 2011

    ​Every year, a shit load of music drops. Some of it's good, most of it's bad, but it's almost impossible to sift through it all to find the juicy stuff without experiencing autotune-induced madness. Relax. We've done the heavy lifting for you. Sorting through the mess of music released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #5 - #1

    Stop grinning. Your album sucks. ​See also: The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6 5. Jane's Addiction The Great Escape Artist There was no way Perry Farrell and company were going to shock the world with another Ritual lo Habitual. That much we knew -- if for no other reason t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Justin Bieber Is Officially the Most Searched Musician Of 2011

    ​, Microsoft's search engine, recently compiled its 2011 search trends for musicians and came up with some interesting results.Their list of the top ten most searched musicians is entirely made up of femme powerhouses (Who run da world?), save for the top slot, which was nabbed b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Happy Birthday Nintendo! Top Five Weird Hip-Hop Songs With 'Nintendo' In The Lyrics

    sgs_1019/Flickr​Nintendo was founded as a multinational corporation in Japan 122 year go. Today the company is one of the most powerful in the gaming industry--well recognized both in and out of gaming circles. And the hip hop industry--with its proclivity to name-drop brands -- has been dicing N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse: The Top Five Songs About Drinking

    ​When it was announced that the princess of  R&B and soul died last Saturday, hordes of celebrities and fans alike took to the internet to express their condolences to Amy Winehouse's family. And later, when rumors surfaced linking her death to her infamous love of alcohol (cause of d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Happy Birthday MTV: Top Five MTV Reality Shows

    ​MTV is officially old -- the company turns 30 (ew) on Monday. For the anniversary of first (and most popular) music television channel in the U.S., we're counting down the Top Five MTV reality shows after the jump.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Kreayshawn Gets Nominated Best New Artist at the VMAs--and Other WTF Moments This Year

    ​I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011


    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Drag Queens Turning Lip Syncing Into An Art Form (Happy Pride Month, Everyone!)

    www.manilaluzon.comDrag queen Manila Luzon​Lip syncing has always been, in the minds of common folk, one of those faux pas we only see when a member of the Real Housewives collective tries their hand at so-called "singing." (Believe it or not, those microphones in hand are as dead as a clueless po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2011

    Coachella Day Three: I'm Going to Miss Seeing Half-Naked People Everywhere

    Memories...​The day is only half over and I'm already nostalgic for Coachella 2011: Getting all choked up about the balloon rain at Arcade Fire and swapping celebrity sightings from Danny DeVito to Rihanna.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Rihanna with Steve Buscemi Eyes​ This will either scar your brain or have you loling all day: some guy started photoshopping celebrities with Steve Buscemi's eyes. The site is called ChickswithsteveBuscemeyes and it's all kinds of hilar.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    What, Really? ABC Wants to Stage Chris Brown/Rihanna Reunion

    ​The National Post reports that ABC is interested in orchestrating a reunion between Chris Brown and Rihanna, especially since the restraining order against Brown has been relaxed anyway. Ugh. Obviously ABC wants to milk the whole window-breaking shirtless haranguing in Times Square. And there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    [UPDATED] Chris Brown's Image Rehab Report Card

    ​UPDATED, MARCH 22, 3:03 P.M.: Cris Brown allegedly had a violent outburst after his Good Morning America appearance this morning. Brown got upset during his interview with co-host Robin Roberts when she asked three times about his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend, Rihanna.   Brown t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011

    Girl Talk Is the Best at What He Does

    Audiences aren't sick of mash-ups yet, not when they're as sophisticated as Gregg Gillis' work

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Chris Brown's Nekkid NSFW Peen Shots, Leaked by Perez Hilton

    ​Perez Hilton posted photos of Chris Brown naked. Apparently, one of Brown's exes leaked the photos...coincidentally, his album F.A.M.E. drops this month! All we have to say about Brown's package is: No wonder Rihanna put up with him. Check it out after the jump.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Celebrity New Year's Resolutions in 2011​​New Year's resolutions are usually either corny or totally boring. However, it's always interesting to read resolutions from celebrities, even if they are pretty much the same corny or boring ones we no-names makes for ourselves. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2010

    Dan Black

    Detroit Bar

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    SoCo Announces Fall Tour

    [Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Lilith Fair Is Back! But...

    ​ Can you smell the estrogen in the air? For the first time in a decade, festival founder Sarah McLachlan is bringing the celebration of women in music back to Orange County.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Today in Music News: Silversun Pickups on Grammy nom, Snoop Dogg to collab with Kid Cudi, Chris Brown is still a dick, Weezer song that sucks

    Silver Lake's Silversun Pickups 'astonished' about Grammy nomination.Snoop Dogg--our pick for busiest veteran rapper--to appear on new Kid Cudi album.Chris Brown claims Rihanna knows he's sorry--but he's still a dick in our book. Weezer's "Heart Songs" ranks No. 25 on Village Voice's excellently s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: Sinai Rose, 'LOL'

    Finally, the Kidz Bop franchise have moved beyond just releasing countless records of anonymous little kids singing currently popular songs. They've made the first signing to their Kidz Bop label, 12-year-old singer Sinai Rose, and are actually producing music that isn't anonymous little kids singin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    TONIGHT: Second Week of OC Music Awards Showcases at Chain Reaction

    The OC Music Awards showcases are at Chain Reaction in Anaheim tonight for a second and final week--they move to eVocal in Costa Mesa for couple Tuesdays starting next week. Playing tonight? Those guys up there, who you have probably already figured out are called The Sequence. They have a pretty qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Year in Music: 2008's Top Ten Pop Songs

    BY ANNIE ZALESKIPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Rihanna to Make 'Special Guest Appearance' at KIIS Jingle Ball

    Live Nation by way of the inimitable Ryan Seacrest announced this morning that Rihanna (she of "Disturbia," "Umbrella," "S.O.S.," "Shut Up and Drive" et al. fame) will be making a "special guest appearance" at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball, Dec. 6 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. "Special guest appearanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Kanye West LA Date Announced

    Recently crowned Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer Kanye West will be performing at LA's Nokia Theatre April 21. Joining him on the Glow in the Dark Tour are Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and N.E.R.D. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. And are available at Ticketmaster locations and www.ticketmaster.c ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Hispanic! at the Disco

    The Freestyle Experience revives ’80s electro fun(k), barrio-style

  • Music

    July 12, 2007


    Music Revolution

  • Culture

    June 14, 2007


    Remnants of the Jersey Shore have crept into Long Beach

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