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    November 13, 2014
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    August 8, 2014

    Life According To Nicki Minaj, In Illustrated Form

    Nicki Minaj is throwing in the towel, errr, wig. She has decided the most shocking thing to do is: stop trying to be so shocking. Minaj debuted the much-anticipated single "Anaconda" from her forthcoming album The Pink Print this week. One person who's not a fan: Lil Kim. The veteran rapper posted ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    September 16, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Has Infiltrated the Hip Hop Community

    While Miley Cyrus claimed to have have "never heard a Jay Z" song on her 2009 hit "Party in the USA", one could say that times have certainly done changed. (Even HOVA himself dissed Cyrus on his recent Magna Carta Holy Grail.). With her much publicized image shift, Miley has found herself not only o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

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    July 19, 2013

    [Exene Says...] A Star Is Bored: Texts From Celebrity Summer Camp

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Nicky Romero Is Dedicated to Being a Killer Producer, Mono Be Damned

    Nick Rotteveel--that's Nicky Romero to you--is a Dutch producer/DJ that rose out of the streets of Holland into super stardom after being taken under the wing of former number one DJ in the world David Guetta. Currently deejaying all over the world including Ultra Music Festival and Coachella this y ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2013
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    June 7, 2013

    ASAP Ferg is About to Take Over

    In the hype and haze surrounding the timeframe between the viral success of ASAP Rocky's song "Purple Swag" and the release of Rocky's first mixtape, much of the internet's gaze was directed squarely at the flamboyant, charismatic young Harlemite. Yet, when his "Live.Love.ASAP" mixtape was released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Three EDM Artist to Watch This Summer

    EDM is a tough genre to stay on top of, even for the most devout kandi kid. The explosion of festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, the abundance of DJ residencies and tours around the world and the mammoth popularity of sites like Beatport, its not always easy to decipher between the next big sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Green Day's Billy Joe Makes a Mess of His Life, Asks Fans to Pay the Price

    Billy Joe Armstrong sat down this month with Rolling Stone to atone for his infamous mid-set rant at last September's I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas. You may remember the gig, which featured the puerile Bay Area punkers performing along with the likes of Rihanna, Bon Jovi and Swedish House Mafia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Method Man - The Observatory - March 3, 2013

    Method ManThe ObservatoryMarch 3, 2013Orange County's relationship with hip-hop is different than its Los Angeles neighbor. Whether it's Aesop Rock or ASAP Rocky, LA will come out in droves. Later in April, Aesop Rock will be performing at the Constellation Room, a small Observatory offshoot only ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    EDM vs the Beat Scene: A Fun, Illustrated Guide

    By Jena ArdellDance music is all the rage these days. That time you thought giant robots were battling at your recent family reunion? Nope, that was just your 12-year-old niece listening to dubstep. See also: *Moon Rocks: The Best High on Earth *What the Hell Is Trap Music (and Why Is Dubstep Invo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Sami Matar, Music Man

    [Best Of 2012] The Muslim-radio pioneer's favorite things about Orange County

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    September 11, 2012

    Top 10 Black Artists Who Should Go Country

    [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.]  By: Mike SeelySee Also:*Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Shazam Predicts 2012's 10 Most Popular Summer Jams

    Summer is just around the corner (June 20, to be exact), and with that comes summer mixtapes. There's nothing better than the sunshiny bliss that comes from driving with your windows rolled down, wind whipping through your hair, and upbeat, buoyant music blasting through your ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Coldplay - Hollywood Bowl - 5/1/12

    ColdplayMay 1, 2012Hollywood BowlColdplay's first of three nights at the Hollywood Bowl kicked off in a most impressive fashion. Eighteen thousand rabid Coldplay fans soaked up every note as the band held the audience in the palm of their hand from the beginning notes of "Mylo Xyloto" till the very ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    [UPDATE: Jason Russell Detained For Public Masturbation] KONY 2012: A Kenyan OC Weekly Intern Calls B.S. on the Film

    ​UPDATE, March 16, 5:15 pm.: It's being widely reported that Jason Rusell, co-founder of Invisible Childen and narrator of KONY 2012, was arrested yesterday morning in San Diego for masturbating in public.[Editor's Note: No, we're not making this up. Yes, this is the weirdest update to a film rev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Add Another LA Date

    ​Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Five Disney Tweens to Become the Next Selena Gomez in 2012

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​If there's one thing we learned in 2011, it's that Selena Gomez is one of a kind. SIKE! She's a product of the Disney "empire" and if there is one thing we know, it's that Disney pumps out the singing talents of kids faster than Kim Kardashian switches athletes. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Chris Brown at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Saturday Night

    Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyChris Brown at Staples Center, not Verizon Wireless​Chris Brown November 5, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Attending Chris Brown's concert Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was a test of devotion, with the traditionally long, 15 minute walk from the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Housewives of OC's Gretchen and Slade Keep it Real (Real-ity, That Is)

    ​From the Real Housewives of Orange County to the Irvine Improv, you can catch OC's sexiest couple Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley doing what they do best--laughing at life. If you are a fan of the show (and don't want to admit it) or just happen to be a fan of comedy in general, this one night sh ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Katy Perry with Robyn At the Nokia Theatre Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow here!Katy Perry with RobynAugust 7, 2011Nokia TheatreWhen you're at a concert there are events that occur, usually in some sequence, that make you hyper-aware of where you are. When the teenybopper behind you starts shrieking/crying/furiously ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Katy Perry: Cashing in on that Normal Niche

    Flickr user florencia.tomasConsider Katy Perry--who, a few years before her rapid rise to stardom, was best known as "the girlfriend of that guy from Gym Class Heroes."  Now, Perry sells out stadiums. She's gotten so popular that she's performing at the Nokia Theatre in LA for three nights in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Britney Spears' Setlist Revealed!

    ​ [via Digital Spy] Here's what to expect when Britney Spears comes to Honda Center with Nicki Minaj on June 24 for her Femme Fatale world tour. There's a bunch of old and new: "Hold It Against Me" and "Till The World Ends" are in there with "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic." Covers include Madonna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Tommy Davidson talks Obama, 'In Living Color' and Spanglish

    Still makes a strong impression​ Tommy Davidson, he's a funny dude. (He told me to say that.) Tommy has been entertaining the masses for more than 25 years and has had parts in hit TV shows and movies like In Living Color, Proud Family, Woo, Juwanna Man, and most recently Black Dynamite (which has ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Coachella 2011: Hits and Misses

    [Mental Notes] Kanye kills it, Duran Duran's '80s dance party and more

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    April 18, 2011

    Coachella Day Three: Kanye West Did Not Bring out Katy Perry or Rihanna, but Still Owned the Fest

    Laila Derakhshanian/OC WeeklySing along, everybody...​By the time Kanye West performed on Sunday night, everyone was stationed at the main stage. And by everyone, we mean that it looked like all 70,000 concertgoers had decided that Mr. West would be the cherry to their ice-cream Sunday of a weeken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Seven Reasons Why the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards are Ridiculous

    ​This Saturday, Dec. 11, Spike will be hosting its 2010 installment of their Video Game Awards. The annual awards show provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals working in the video game development industry to receive recognition for all of their hard work. It's also a interesting chance t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    A Drake Concert Survival Guide​Drake gave fair warning about the volatile nature of his shows when he expressed his apprehension by spitting "Everyone nervous/'Cuz them hipsters gone have to get along with them hood niggaz," on the "Ignant Shit" track off So Far Gone. This Thursday's  show at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Sleigh Bells at the Detroit Bar Last Night

    Rebecca Aranda/OC WeeklySleigh Bells​Repeater, Sundelles, Pictureplane, Sleigh Bells October 19, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: A couple years ago, a kindergarten teacher named Alexis Krauss went to a restaurant with her mother. Their waiter told them that he was working on a music project, and was l ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The Jingle of Sleigh Bells

    For two industry vets, the future of music is right now

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Eminem at Epicenter Twenty Ten at the Auto Club Speedway Over the Weekend

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Eminem at Epicenter 2010  September 25, 2010Auto Club SpeedwayThe Show: Though he sang about the vilest of things on the Slim Shady LP, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Eminem's early work. His machine gun delivery coupled with razor sharp wit boos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Thank God it's Friday: Rumpspringa, Mississipi Man, Wavves, Abe Vigoda, the Growlers and Far East Movement Fill Out Your Weekend

    Don't know what to do this weekend? Heard Mentality's got you covered.Rumpspringa​Tonight, Rumspringa appears with Mississippi Man at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. The LA-based band has been dealing with the obvious question about their name almost from the day they started (it's coming-of-age p ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    The Many Uses For The Vuvuzela, Soundtrack Of The 2010 World Cup​A week into the World Cup and everyone knows what the vuvuzela is. While the three-foot plastic horn responsible for the distracting buzzing noise that has become the backdrop of all 2010 FIFA games is probably not going to get banned because it's, well, cultural (and ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Top Five Little Known Facts About Soulja Boy

    ​I interviewed Soulja Boy (who I'll just go ahead and call by his real name DeAndre Way) recently, and it was pretty wild. The Atlanta-based, teen millionaire rapper wore his colossal, eponymous pendant--which he says contains a hundred Gs of diamonds--and bragged about how all the big names in hi ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
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    August 30, 2007

    Diva Divinity

    Bootyliciousness and divadom

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    October 6, 2005