Bonita Canyon Sports Park
This fall, the Monterey Jazz Festival will usher in its 56th annual performance along California's crystal coastline, 350 miles north of Orange County. Since 1958 the festival has hosted every major jazz musician conceivable. The first lineup alone included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jack ... More >>
See Also:*Doheny Days: Day One - Doheny State Beach - September 8, 2012*Doheny Days: Day Two - Doheny State Beach - September 9, 2012*FIDLAR on What it's Like to Party with the HivesSummer isn't officially over until you've had some lobster in your belly. And since the 14th Annual Port of Los Angele ... More >>
The South Bay town of San Pedro is more than just Ports O'Call, messy shrimp, and tasty garlic bread. The place where 'the ghetto meets the sea' is also, more importantly, home to some of Southern California's most radical labor history dating back to the early 20th century. Famed rebel crooner J ... More >>
A lawsuit brought on behalf of prisoners at Terminal Island, a storied federal corrections facility between Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor, has been settled in favor of the inmates. The agreement reached last week was preceded by a federal judge's injunction last March protecting the right ... More >>
Donald Williams was careful to explain that the operation is a team effort. There is no designated chef at Coco Ichibanya. Sauce, protein, starch, and perhaps a veg. There's a certain amount of assembly (and a whole lotta curry) involved. He also mentioned their next location in K-town, opening in t ... More >>
We're doing our job when Alexandra LittleJohn tells a friend that our questionnaire, "...is worse than filling out the eHarmony dating website" [Awesome!]. Our Sunday morning is spent in a hidden outdoor seating area of Kean's Newport alongside Nacho, her pup with "big dog syndrome." While we have y ... More >>
Peter Berg's $200 million alien action movie Battleship, which has already earned back $215 million internationally, opens nationwide today.But you can see a real battleship off Seal Beach.Without the aliens. Presumably.Oh, and that's three miles off Seal Beach.
[Checking In On . . .] Post-debut success, Long Beach's band of teenagers have had some time to reflect—and write more music
Watch out for 3hree Things 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. Read the archives here. Last week, I said I'd probably rearrange this list every time I took a look a ... More >>
Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation this week opened one of four "Graduate to Go Studios," a project built at Boys & Girls Clubs that will encourage teens to use the new, multi-media recording studios if they stay in school and graduate. The "Graduate to ... More >>
Mary BellWhile Free Moral Agents are getting ready to release a new EP in September, they've been keeping busy with video shoots. The result? Two new pieces for your viewing pleasure (both from Control This). "Sound at Sea" was recorded at the Sunken City in San Pedro. Directed by Jeremey von S ... More >>
The son tried to stay away from 'the fish thing' for a while, but now he's the main man at Dry Dock Fish Co.
Paul Dean AndrewsUPDATE, MAY 25, 3:46 P.M.: A San Pedro man was sentenced today to 97 days in jail, three years probation and an order to stay away from Deborah Pauly for threatening violence against the Villa Park city councilwoman via a Facebook message. Paul Dean Andrews, 28, was slapped with ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 25, 4:40 P.M.: The Democratic Party of Orange County has weighed in on Villa Park City Councilwoman's Deborah Pauly's harsh remarks at an anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda last month. (Welcome to the party, folks!)As you might expect from a party philosophically opposite of a teabagg ... More >>
Q: What's better than Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and the Old Crow Medicine Show touring together? A: Touring together in vintage railroad cars, natch.Sounds like a stretch of the imagination, but the three bands are going on the road in April to do just that.
Michael MinichielloThe Wonder YearsOn Friday, the Wonder Years play at Chain Reaction in Anaheim--and yes, we feel your eyes rolling a bit at the name. We still haven't quite gotten over Crystal Castles and Final Fantasy ourselves, to name just two. But the Philadelphia-based band, who look more ... More >>
These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>
Brandon Ferguson/OC WeeklySo Many WizardsOctober 25, 2010Alex's BarThe Show: Sunday night at Alex's Bar proved to be a nice end-of-the weekend diversion. Best of all, the evening's performances were presented free: the price was right. Headlining the show was Long Beach band So Many Wizards. ... More >>
Laguna Art Museum
TKO Records in Fountain Valley is mainly known as the record label that has launched punk bands such as Cock Sparrer, Nazi Dogs, and the Crumbs. However, in October 2007 they decided to open their own shop that specializes in rare and collectable punk-rock vinyl. The store doesn't only stock their s ... More >>
Singing Jailbirds: The Musical, Fri., May 22 thru Sun., May 31, 8 p.m.The new production titled, Upton Sinclair's Singing Jailbirds: The Musical, will feature a large cast of performers. The story is set in 1920's San Pedro, the Port Town of Los Angeles amid the demonstrations of union activists du ... More >>
Warner Grand Theater
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.
News item: A Huntington Beach man who co-owns the company that makes the "Whizzinator" that allows workers, job-seekers and parolees to fake drug tests pleaded guilty in a Pittsburgh, Pa., federal court Monday to conspiracy to defraud the government and conspiracy to sell drug parapherna ... More >>
By Waleed Rashidi Savage Republic January 12, 2008 The Press Better than: Savage Garden fronted by Fred Savage, that's for damned sure. Download: A live version of "Jamahiriya." Some bands get back together because the money's too good. Others reunite simply 'cause it's supposedly the honorable ... More >>
Seatbelt & the Pecking Order
Worm Attack in Dana Point? TMZ reports that Orange County police are investigating former Los Angeles Laker/Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman for allegedly committing a “crime” inside the Hennessy's Tavern near PCH in Dana Point. The celebrity website says Rodman was accused of slapping a female custo ... More >>
Not-too-early morning brought the start of the TransPacific yacht race to Honolulu, complete with free continental breakfast and pretty girls wearing leather knee-high riding boots (to a yacht race? I think we’re mixing our upper-class leisure events here, aren’t we?). Throw in Long Beach Mayo ... More >>
Apologetic at gunpoint: The Oxford-shirt-and-khaki-pants-donning man known as the "Irreconcilable Bandit" held up his 16th bank Monday—a California National Bank in Newport Beach. He repeatedly apologized to the teller, saying he was going through "hard times" and needed the mon ... More >>
Movie of the week: The Deer Hunter
Soft Hands soft sell
'Nice Job Crapping All Over the Drummer, Bung-hole'
Wives live sweat, dream light years
Surrender to Toys That Kill unless hung-over
Extras claw their way to second place on the Lords of Dogtown set
Glass House lets art/music cross-pollinate
And its because of the rolling blackouts
Mike Watt comes to town with a new band and an old sound
Irvine agitators stuff selves at San Pedros Elias Cafe
Asian fest films get personal