Shawn Smith

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Stone Gossard on Brad, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and When That New Pearl Jam Album Is Coming Out

    When the Seattle sound exploded in the early '90s and went on to define a generation, Stone Gossard was one of the people most responsible for the sound. As the rhythm guitarist of Pearl Jam, Gossard wrote some of the band's biggest hits. His other, lesser-known band, Brad, has done pretty well fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    TONIGHT: 'KUCI Nights' Get Started at the Yost in Santa Ana

    Here at the OC Weekly, we're rather big fans of KUCI, UC Irvine's community radio station. So it's a no-brainer to suggest checking out their first ever "KUCI Nights," tonight at the Yost Theatre in Santa Ana. It's five bands, all from southern California: LA's Castledoor and Death to Anders, and OC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part IV

    Friday night took Reid Sheldon to The Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest, where he noted three mid-set stage exits, an impromptu rap and two wardrobe malfunctions as he documented "death doo-wop" group Jail Weddings. Check out Reid's Last Night review (the first of many, we hope, for 2008) over here. Mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2008

    Last Night: The Bird and The Bee at Detroit Bar

    Review by Shawn Smith Better Than: Sitting home listening to raindrops hitting the pavement outside your bedroom window while watching reruns of I Love New York 2. The Bird and the Bee's Inara George rocks a granny dress like no one's business. But we'll get to that later. First, we must wax o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Yo Gabba Gabba contract -officially- renewed

    Feature writer Shawn Smith has the latest on the psychedelic kiddie show scene: The gamble paid off. Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz (our cover boys a few weeks back) got the news they’ve been waiting for. Yo Gabba Gabba, the frenetically fun kids show with the dancing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Saturday - 11/24

    Travis at the House of Blues, GWAR at the Glass House, Scarlett Sisters Circus at the Bowers Museum

  • Columns

    November 8, 2007


    "Go ahead and gloat."

  • About Us

    March 29, 2007
  • Features

    December 1, 2005


    A Tale of Sex, Drugs, Dirty Copsand a Girl Who Knew Too Much