Silver Lake (Staten Island)

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Afternoon Delight, Starring the Delightful and Hilarious Kathryn Hahn, Gets Early Look in OC

    You've seen Kathryn Hahn in hilarious supporting roles on Girls, Parks and Recreation and Wanderlust, among many, many others, but she gets to carry a picture with Afternoon Delight, the latest comedy from writer Jill Soloway, who also makes her feature directorial debut. It's the latest movie getti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, May 20 Dillinger Escape Plan Chain Reaction Dillinger Escape Plan, the New Jersey mathcore band (that's mathrock-meets-hardcore for those who were wondering) stops by the all ages venue Chain Reaction this Monday night, giving hoards of angsty teenage boys something to yell and thrash and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2013

    Youngblood Hawke

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Local Natives - El Rey - January 29, 2013

    Local Natives El Rey January 29, 2013 We don't know if you knew this or not, but Local Natives are kind of a big deal. In fact, they're such a big deal that they could go three years between releasing their first and second albums--even amongst new music spewing out of every digital orifice--and st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Silversun Pickups' Nikki Monninger Learns How to Be Spontaneous

    See also: Our review of KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta Since forming in 2002, the Silversun Pickups have spread their catchy indie/alt rock from Silver Lake across the globe. Today, their third full-length, Neck of the Woods, will be released via Dangerbird Records. Recorded in Topanga Canyon under the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Santa Ana Gentrifiers to Rename Former Fiesta Marketplace "East End Promenade"--HA!

    ​Hipsters, gentrifiers, and their enablers are so predictable in their schemes, it would be laughable if they weren't so pathetic. And one of their most-cherished steps is trying to rename an area to suite whatever promotional needs they may need, even if such names fly in the face of logic or his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The Five Most Underrated Bands of Orange County​For a long time, a major topic of discussion between music journalists and musicians alike has been: how does Orange County measure up to the other metropolitan creative hot spots around the country like Austin, Portland, Los Angeles and New York. Is the OC a musical universe unto itse ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    Caifanes Reunite to Play Coachella?

    [Mental Notes] Also, the Fling get signed (woo-hoo!), Kottonmouth Kings get high (duh!)

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    The Fling Sign to Dangerbird Records​The new year looks bright for the Fling: The Long Beach psychedelic rockers have announced a record deal with indie powerhouse Dangerbird Records. The LA-based label will release the Fling's sophomore album this spring. The band will add an eclectic, folksy sound to the label's diverse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    New Irvine Spectrum Cafe To Brew Intelligentsia Coffee

    Photo by Brekkie Fan​ Kelly's Coffee and Fudge recently shuttered at the Irvine Spectrum; but caffeine-fiends who already miss the place will not be left wanting for long. In its place there will be a honest-to-goodness French café that will serve coffee originally roasted in...Chicago?

  • Music

    September 16, 2010
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    June 28, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Home Ec in Silver Lake Closing

    Crafty friends, it's with a heavy heart that I share this news. Late last week, Jenny Ryan announced the closing of the brick and mortar side of Home Ec in Silver Lake at the end of July. Photo from the Home Ec website​ After the jump, details on the craft-class-slash-supply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Zov Karamardian of Zov's Bistro, Part 1

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Zov Karamardian is a restauranteur's restauranteur. Her Zov's Bistro in Tustin has won more awards than most have customers and in recent years she's expanded her empire to Newport Beach and Irvine. She still has time to host charity events as well as write a best-se ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Local Natives: Going Places

    [Coachella 2010] Buzz band soars from OC squalor to the Coachella stage, with stops in Silver Lake, Austin and the U.K.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Call for Craft Vendors

    Thanks to the gals of the Los Angeles Craft Mafia for putting out an informative weekly newsletter chock full of vendor opportunities for indie crafters! Support the Los Angeles Craft Mafia by picking up a resin pendant from their Etsy shop!​ After the jump, new craft show opportunities fro ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Local Natives Get Texas-Sized Buzz at SXSW

    [Mental Notes] The music press falls all over itself in praise of the LA-by-way-of-OC band

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC/LBC Bands Representing at SXSW

    Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin

  • Music

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Flier of the Week: Two Great Tastes That Taste Sweet Together

    ​Not totally sure where this image has been lifted from, but come on: babe in bikini? Big-ass lion? Does anything say "must-see show" more than that? (Copious amounts of pink also help.)All of this wouldn't mean much, though, if the show was going to be lame. Thankfully, that seems very unlikely. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    VIDEO: New Song by the Jakes

    Newport Beach five-piece talented-beyond-their-years the Jakes have weathered the loss of keyboard player Ehson Hashemian, and continue to rack up fans and acclaim, generally standing out as "the" Orange County band to watch; the one most likely to break out into the mainstream, and soon. They're on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    TOMORROW: Local Natives and The Union Line at The Gypsy Lounge

    Okay, I guess we all saw this coming. Local Natives have officially changed their origin to Silver Lake on their Myspace page....sigh, okay guys. Well, hopefully you and the OC can still be friends. For those of you who have followed the harmaonizing echoes, rumbling rhythms and spangly guitar chord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    TONIGHT: Final Night of Aushua Residency at Detroit Bar

    Orange's Aushua have had a truncated March Monday night residency at Detroit Bar--thanks to shows this month from Ra Ra Riot and Asobi Seksu--but their third and final show is tonight, and with some nifty opening acts: LA's Lemon Sun and Local Natives, formerly of Orange but currently of Silver Lake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Lady Sovereign Drops 'So Human'

    Drops? You like that? I'm hip with the kids.Anyway, 5'1'' female British emcee released her new single, "So Human," today. The track is available for download here.Or you hear it for free here.The tune samples the Cure's "Close to Me," and while I'm on the fence about hip-hop butchering some of my f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    Do That Voodoo

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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    May 15, 2008

    Moat Float


  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick(s) of the Weekend 12-7-07

    If you're a horror fan, see TIMBER FALLS this weekend. If you aren't, it won't be the one that wins you over. Call it The West Virginia Switchblade-Sickle Massacre. When a young couple (Edward Burns wannabe Josh Randall and Brittany Murphy wannabe Brianna Brown) go on a hike in a state park, they ta ... More >>

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Two Days in the Valley

    Coachellas always gritty and stinky and yet were still going. Again

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Sam's Club

    Twenty years ago, Safari Sams owner Sam Lanni had his dreams crushed by Huntington Beach. Now hes got a new dream on Sunset Boulevard

  • Music

    January 26, 2006
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    July 28, 2005
  • Unknown

    April 14, 2005
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    January 6, 2005

    Aloud and Alive In 2005

    Our favorite bands of next year, predicted this year

  • Music

    January 6, 2005
  • Columns

    July 22, 2004

    I Am a Gay!

    All the world loves a Kerry-lover

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    Kevlar-Coated Soul

    Greyboy breakdances music like architecture

  • Culture

    March 11, 2004

    Gap Kids

    Glass House lets art/music cross-pollinate

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Pop Off the Tops

    Ten to score in 2004, plus a few more

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Music

    September 18, 2003
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    February 20, 2003

    Revolucion Grrrl Style Now!

    Dominatrix make you hurt real bad

  • Music

    December 19, 2002
  • Columns

    November 28, 2002

    Grindin' Honeys

    And where the hell are my conch shells?

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Crammed Down My Throat

    The hating of Tenacious D

  • Music

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    June 29, 2000
  • Columns

    May 11, 2000

    Thank Yew, Richuhd Blade!

    But its Riverside in tha house

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Rocks Great, Un-Ironic Hope

    Beachwood Sparks are going to make California rock huge again

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Locals Only

    The Mosleys/Blue Streak/The Alan Broadbent Trio/Jeffries Fan Club/Snack Cake
    Beautiful Downtown Fullerton
    Friday, Aug. 6

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Just Like Broccoli!

    Wiskey Biscuit grows on us

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Liking My Big Mouth

    My Big Mouth/Hyphen/The Good Kind
    Club 369
    Saturday, June 5

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