Rufus Wainwright

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Walter White's Mixtape: The Best Songs About Meth

    By: Tom Cowell Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Bettman and Halpin Turn Folk Into Fine Art

    To the high-class culture hounds of OC, the Soka Performing Arts center is typically synonymous with suit-wearing symphonies, renowned jazz giants and cultural dance troupes. But duo Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin don't fall under any of those categories. In fact, their folk/Americana sound and s ... More >>

  • Film

    December 13, 2012

    'Any Day Now': A Travesty's Travesty

    Travis Fine's 1979-set film makes injustice risible

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Free St. Vincent Show in LA--Today!

    ​To celebrate the release of St. Vincent's much anticipated third album, Strange Mercy (4AD), the artist born to this world as Annie Clark will perform a free show at LA's Space 15 Twenty (across the street from Amoeba Music). If you buy the album at Amoeba, Fingerprints, Origami, Rhino, or V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Songs About Girls From A(lison) to Z(ebulon), Part 2

    ​In our earlier post, we gave you part one of the ultimate music geek list--songs with a girl's name in the title for each letter of the alphabet from A(lison) to L(una). This second part goes from M(ykel and Carli) by Weezer to Z(ebulon) by Rufus Wainwright.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith, New Rufus Wainwright Album, Axl Rose, Against Me!

    "Avril Lavigne Vs. Robert Smith: Whose Alice Song Is Better?" asks BeatCrave, in regard to tracks off the new Alice in Wonderland soundtrack for the Tim Burton-helmed remake out March 5. Lavigne penned "Alice (Underground)." Smith's "Very Good Advice" is a very cool cover of a number from the 1951 D ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Video: Rufus Wainwright Tells the Bea Arthur Story at House of Blues, Anaheim

    Aside from being a songwriting genius or a guitar-wielding god of thunder, the longevity of a rock star depends, to a certain degree, on one's ability to tell a good story on stage in between songs. Obviously, Rufus Wainwright gets it. If you've never heard the live version of the beloved singer-s ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Top 10: Orange County Concerts of 2010

    It's time to stop looking back and focus our attention on 2010. Sure, many more concerts will be announced in the coming months. But here are the hot ones, already scheduled, taking place in local clubs, halls, baseball stadiums and hockey arenas. These are the shows you don't dare want to miss. Unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Last Night: Rufus Wainwright at the House of Blues

    Last Night: Rufus Wainwright and Lucy Roche Wainwright at the House of Blues Anaheim. Better Than: A night at the Met.  Best Overheard Question: "Is Rufus gay?"   Download: Poses; "14th Street" off Want One It was the most dressed down I'd ever seen Rufus Wainwright, which, if you've ever ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Rufus Wainwright

    House of Blues

  • Music

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Jane Magazine To Cease Publication

    This is such sad news. Announced earlier today, Jane magazine will end as we know it with next month's issue. At just under 10 years old, Jane was a fashion/beauty magazine with a spunky attitude unseen in larger publications. It was beautiful, but not in an intimidating, ultra-glam way like Vogue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Coachella: Day One.

    It was a 100 degrees out this afternoon, it took me 45 minutes to find a space and park (real helpful employees out here), 15 to locate press will call and enter then maybe another five to situate where the fuck I was. I told myself two years ago I'd never do this again and here I am again: it's hot ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    New Reviews

    Blades of Glory; Dating Games People Play; First Snow; Meet the Robinsons

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Singles Going Steady

    The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Elvis Perkins at Spaceland

    Providence's Elvis Perkins plays Club NME at Spaceland tonight, along with Pernice Brothers. Perkins' despondent (yet somehow soothing) vocals are somewhat reminiscent of crooners Jeff Buckley, Colin Meloy (eh) or Rufus Wainwright—but minus all that excessive theatricality. And recently sign ... More >>

  • Film

    July 20, 2006


    Embarrassed and undestroyed, Leonard Cohen at 71

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Weepy Bliss

    Scaling the Tower of Song with the Prince of Pain

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Chase Frank

    Singer and guitar player in Quiverfish, Producer of Curve and Songwriter's Supper Club, DJ Trytophan.