Are those still a thing? If you're a band trying to sell merch, they are
It's not every day you stumble across racially offensive blog fodder in your inbox...unless you work at the Weekly. Then, of course, it's most days. As if that little UCI scandal last spring didn't remind us that racist tropes of the Jim Crow era are still in vogue around here, we bring you...OC Bla ... More >>
A wise man once said: "I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it." That man was Dave Grohl. We like to follow his philosophy, and how better to embrace 'guilty pleasures' than by purchasing handmade boy band paraphernalia on etsy?! We already did the heavy lifting a ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana ice cream shop is the best in OC thanks to its rare flavors
Look in the kitchens and closets and home bars of California beernoscenti, and you'll see rows of brown or green glass bottles emblazoned with the names of California's many craft breweries. I myself have a growler from nearly every brewery in Orange County, and they sit on a shelf in my kitchen, wh ... More >>
If you didn't catch God Thomas Keller there on Tuesday, another brush with celebrity chefdom occurs this Friday at Williams-Sonoma. Best known for his hosting gig on The Great Food Truck Race, Tyler Florence rolls into our favorite shopping mall for a book signing.Bay Area-based with both a successf ... More >>
I miss Miller's Outpost. Le sigh. True story: I was in Hollywood several years ago when I happened upon a little shop that advertised a product called "Fundies", designed for couples to hop into and get freaky. The underwear designed for two became a running inside joke to this day among my pal ... More >>
[3hree Things] Riley Breckenridge's column drops in on the print edition every month from now on!
Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'
[Trendzilla] The Cypress-based company creates a fundraiser for high school arts programs
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are cholos always wearing white shirts, shoes and socks?
The newly formed Fullerton gallery already impresses with multiple exhibits, even a bookstore
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our Uproar Festival slideshow featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail the Villian and New Medicine here!Uproar Festival feat. Avenged Sevenfold and DisturbedSeptember 17, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterThe ... More >>
Meg Strouse/OC WeeklyCheck out our Reel Big Fish slideshow here!Chase Long Beach, Starpool, Suburban Legends, Reel Big FishSeptember 18, 2010Grove of AnaheimThird-wave ska, that unapologetically goofy genre, was born and raised in Orange County. Turn on the radio in the mid-1990s, and there was n ... More >>
Thanks in part to Orange County Astronomers and its desert clubhouse, Southern California is amateur-stargazer heaven
Photos Courtesy of Cheeming BoeyBoyishly grinning in his black hoodie and jeans, artist Cheeming Boey easily blended into the crowd at Laguna Art Museum's OsCene. (Read Dave Barton's review of the whole exhibit here.) Yet, his exhibit--simply titled "Sharpie on Styrofoam Cup"--stole the spotlight ... More >>
The Laguna Art Museum exhibit doesn't live up to its billing, but its best works are worth a good, long look
The Hype: Every Sunday, the Continental Room in downtown Fullerton hosts Notes From the Underground, an unabashed blend of garage rock, punk and all things grimy. This week, Anaheim garage rock label Burger Records made their presence known on Valentine's Day with buzz-worthy bands Pt ... More >>
Top left: FBI; bottom left: LABankRobbers.org"Red Sharpie Bandit" (above) and "Blue Note Bandit" terrorize local banks.It's a good thing the FBI believes it has captured the so-called "Red Sharpie Bandit."Who knows what kind of evil would have been wrought had he joined forces with a fellow bank ... More >>
Brooks: dig those Sharpie eyebrows! Skinheads never cease to crack me up with their stupidity, and I had to muffle my laughs today at the West Justice Center. The Nazi party involved the Candy-Ass Gang, the trio of pendejos (and one pendeja) who prosecutors say drove into Huntington Beach's Slate ... More >>
It's Thursday. I'm standing near the boxed sushi section at the Mitsuwa Marketplace. I look at my watch. It's about a quarter after five. He should be coming out of that door any second now -- the man with the red Sharpie. There are others like me waiting for him, milling around, trying to not ... More >>
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We focus-group Good Riddance
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