Moving crap from one corner of my garage to another a couple weekends ago, I set my eyes for the first time in years on an OC Weekly cover tied to a story I'd written. It was an illustration of Ronald Reagan with the headline "The President Who Created Punk Rock" (or something like that; I'm too laz ... More >>
After visiting Occupy sites in L.A., Oakland, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Boston and New York, Amanda Palmer has teamed up with Boston filmmaker and friend Michael Gill to create a video montage of images from the Occupy movement, backed with Palmer's ukulele version of Leon Rosselson's 1975 so ... More >>
Who knew Tom Morello wrote comic books? His debut comic series Orchid was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con last night, and it's an "epic fantasy story set in a dystopian future infused with Morello's class conscious worldview and the politics of street terrorism."Morello says "It's like Lord of t ... More >>
This is like the perfect storm of craft show weekends, a veritable blizzard of mall-free holiday shopping! No matter where you're at in Orange County or beyond, there is sure to be an indie crafting event happening near you.
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It's a little obscene how much OC Weekly love that Santa Ana bar/restaurant/book store The Crosby has been gotten. Gustavo needles the place from time to time, but this week we published a rave about the joint's food. Before than, we gave it a cover story. So, before I give props to The Crosby's ... More >>
Future Keepers of the Coast awardees Pearl Jam.Surfrider Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary not in Orange County where it's been headquartered for years or in the Malibu of its roots, but upcoast and inland to the big city that rhymes with "Moss Fangeles."
In a story first reported by Martin Cizmar over on Up on the Sun (the music/culture blog for our sister paper Phoenix New Times) long-running Phoenix-area alternative rock radio station (and a former employer of mine) The Edge 103.9 has debuted a new logo; one that looks eerily familiar.Here's the ... More >>
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Lebowski Fest 2009, which kicks off with a special screening and live music event at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on May 7 followed by bowling night May 8 at Cal Bowl in Lakewood, which will be the scene of wild costumes, trivia contests, unlimited bowling and ... More >>
soundDowntown is almost here - as in, tomorrow. If you haven't yet read Chris Ziegler's article on how the event came together, why here it is!
Even better, full set times have been posted on the official Web site, and we've got them after the cut. "DJ Pubes" is performing, so I'll recommend him mo ... More >>
Better late than never? Sure!
Weekly cover boys Phil Nisco, Chris Alfaro and Mark Yamaoka turned a weekend long extravaganza into The Crosby’s Official Grand Opening Party. So what if they opened two months ago? According to Nisco, the lineup of events this weekend just seemed like the perfect opp ... More >>