Nearly all of the distilled liquor in the world comes from three sources: sugarcane (rum, cachaça, caña), grain (wheat, rice, corn, rye) and potatoes (some vodka). They're not tied to a sense of place: there is rum from Mauritius and rum from Jamaica, there's whiskey from Scotland and whiskey from ... More >>
By: Arrissia OwenHuntington Beach-bred troubadour Matt Costa headed to the misty moors of Scotland to record his latest self-titled release, out February 12 (yeah, that's today!). He intended to record a rootsy, melancholy album entrenched in Americana, but once the jet landed things got a bit cucko ... More >>
I was bemoaning the state of cachaça with fellow Weekling Bill Esparza last week as we sipped from a bootlegged two-liter Coke bottle of cachaça de alambique, straight from the still. Sure, we can get the run-of-the-mill stuff like Ypioca and 51, and on my peregrinations to New Jersey and Massachu ... More >>
Learning about a subject's interests outside of the kitchen always interests us. When Alfred Prasad isn't traversing between his Michelin-starred London flagship and his outpost in Newport, Alfred keeps active with tennis, sketching and exploring local neighborhoods with his wife. When we bring the ... More >>
Friday, October, 19
Crocodiles, The Soft Pack The Glass House
Two new bands--"new" as in they post-date the Feelies and the Psychedelic Furs, respectively, even if they've both been around for a couple years--with two new albums on which they make some perfect new choices and deliver us some ... More >>
See Also:*Cannibal Corpse Take One Last Bite Out of Festival Season*Heretic to Film Live DVD in Santa Ana This Weekend*Everything You Wanted to Know About Metal But Were Afraid to AskGetting a hold of Paul McGuire, founder and guitarist of death metallers Cerebral Bore, proved to be a bit of an ... More >>
The suits gave us Hi-Time gift cards for Christmas, and ain't Village Voice Media a swell company to work for? No sarcasm: I was ecstatic to buy something outside my bourbon/tequila/mezcal triumvirate that rules my liver, and scheduled a day to roam their many aisles.I decided on a bottle of scot ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterScotland ... where the men wear kilts and the sheep are nervous. Home of the world's greatest Scotches, one of them being Drambuie that figures in over 100 drink recipes, including Kiltlifter, Ball Bag, Sexaholic, Felcher (after a sexual practice we are not ... More >>
Flickr user judybaxterWhat a pity this isn't Scotland. There are chippies (that's fish and chips shops to us) where they'll fry just about anything. Frozen pizza, Twinkies, Mars bars, you name it, they'll batter and deep-fry it.Sure, we have our fried desserts here, our beignets and our doughnuts ... More >>
Frightened Rabbit has been topping critics' lists of the year with their latest, The Winter of Mixed Drinks. The new set has more electronic influences and sounds like a happier departure from their folksy sophomore release, Midnight Organ Flight. Now on the biggest stateside ... More >>
www.ryanmcginley.com Bathtub (2005)Slow motion is cooler than you. That is, unless you're photographer Ryan McGinley.Ten years ago, McGinley rocketed onto the art scene with his book of Polaroids, The Kids Are Alright. Featuring pictures of his (often nude) friends, the portraits celebrated them ... More >>
With Capistrano Unified School District teachers on strike, the lesson for the day for students in one class at San Juan Hills High School involved viewing Napoleon Dynamite. Those who scoff at that being a wasted educational opportunity are obviously oblivious to the rich life lessons contained ... More >>
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
This is not a look back at disgraced Sheriff Mike Carona, the Little Sheriff, the Debs, the Little Debbie Snack, the Freeway Complex Fire, Rick Warren, Wiley Drake, any lantern-jawed preacher with the last name of Schuller, pedo-priests, the 241 toll road extension, Proposition 8, fluctuating gasol ... More >>
Member of the Scottish Parliament Alex Neil played the Duke card as he joined Scottish government officials in pressing for renaming Glasgow Prestwick Airport after Robert Burns in honor of the poet, lyricist and Scotland favorite son's 250th birthday in January.
"I remember flying into John Wayne ... More >>
SURF CITY NIGHTS, 5pm
Bring friends and family and take an evening stroll on Main Street. Have a taste of HB's restaurants, sidewalk sales, farmer’s market, children’s activities and live entertainment.
Main Street, Huntington Beach
ANAHEIM DUCKS, 7pm
Honda Center, 2695 E. Katell ... More >>
It may go without saying, but the announcement of a film entitled The Strangers that stars Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman wasn't exactly super-exciting. Especially when writer-director Brian Bertino comes in and he looks about 17.
But ever so slowly, the presentation started to warm this cynic's hear ... More >>
Have you ever seen a movie that you really liked, but realized you couldn’t recommend it to anybody you know because they’ll probably all hate it?
I’ve been pegged as a contrarian before, but a lot of the time I’m genuinely surprised when people can’t see the merits of a film that I reall ... More >>