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  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Will LA's "Go Kings Go" Billboards Provide Bulletin Board Material for the Anaheim Ducks?

    It's bad enough the Kings lead our Ducks two games to nil heading into game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at the Staples Center, but LA's also rubbing our beaks in their dominance with provocative billboards near the LA-OC border.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Depeche Mode - Staples Center - September 28, 2013

    Depeche Mode Staples Center 9/28/13 Depeche Mode shadow danced into town aboard the Delta Machine tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. On the first of a three-night stint, the arrival of the Essex-bred quintet was sure to make every aging goth/emo/new wave fan around SoCal bust out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Tiësto - Staples Center - March 2, 2013

    Tiësto Staples Center March 2nd, 2013 This weekend, the mega star Dutch DJ and producer Tijs Michiel Verwest better known as Tiësto made his Los Angeles return at the Staples Center after his epic sold out show at the Honda Center in 2011 for 26,000 EDM Fans. This marks only the second time an el ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Top Five Best EDM Shows to See in March

    Festival season is less than a month away for the electronic dance music community, and with it comes the time-honored tradition of skimpy outfits, three-day ragers, pool parties, and plenty of dancing until the sun comes up. Starting in March, a slew of your favorite DJs will be on tour in the spri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Muse - Staples Center - January 23, 2013

    Muse Staples Center January 23, 2013Last night marked the first of three sold-out Muse shows at Staples Center, and the UK-based trio came out guns ablazin'. For anyone who has seen the rockers live before, this should be no surprise. Aside from being talented musicians, Matthew Bellamy and company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Kaskade Explains His Rise to Fame, Shares New Track at Grammy Museum

    See Also: *The American Music Awards Celebrates New EDM Category *Kaskade at Staples Center and Exchange LA--Which Show Was Better? *Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC On Tuesday night, the Grammy Museum hosted a Grammy nominee spotlight on Kaskade,  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Aerosmith - Staples Center - December 3, 2012

    Aerosmith Staples Center 12/3/12 As electrifying of a performance Aerosmith threw down at the Hollywood Bowl four short months ago, it's not surprising they'd be back for another one so soon. After all, arena-sized venues are their natural habitat. Staples Center was buzzing as a huge LCD screen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Kaskade at Staples Center and Exchange LA--Which Show Was Better?

    See Also: Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Mark Farina & Colette - Focus' 9 Year Anniversary - 6/26/12 Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Kaskade invaded the West Coast over the weekend as part of his summer Freaks of Nature Tour with sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Krewella - Ten Nightclub - 7/29/12

    See Also: Krewella Want to Play Hard with OC Fans This WeekendKrewella Costa Mesa 7/29/12 Krewella, the Chicago threesome known for their fusion of different EDM sub-genres, proceeded to bring dubsex to Ten nightclub in Newport Beach, opening with the title track from their new EP, Play Hard. Unlik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Van Halen - Honda Center - 6/12/12

    Van Halen Honda Center 6/12/12 It only takes milliseconds to recognize Eddie Van Halen's ferocious guitar tone. Like sonic bullets from a gun, "Unchained" riddled into the audience with its runaway freight train guitar riff as the Honda Center exploded with Van Halen's triumphant stop in Anaheim f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Tyga at The Observatory, March 29, 2012

    ​TygaThe ObservatoryMarch 28, 2012 Warning: This review contains explicit language, and your children should not read this--too bad you let them attend this concert.If you were at the Observatory to see Tyga perform at his sold-out show, you heard a lot--and I mean a lot--of  "Rack City," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Madonna Announces World Tour While the Register Picks Apart Her Plastic Surgery Work

    ​The last time I saw Madonna, it was 2006 and I paid $352 for a floor ticket. Madonna, fresh off the success of her Super Bowl halftime show, is going on a  World Tour beginning May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. While we have no idea how much tickets will be going for, we do know she'll stop at&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    [UPDATED with Protest and After Party] Musicans Call Out Elimination of Grammy Award Categories as Racist

    ​UPDATE, FEB, 6, 1:56 P.M.: and, which has its own petition in circulation, are joining forces in calling for a protest this Saturday over the slashing of Grammy Award categories. The Facebook page for the protest, which encourages supporters to bring their instruments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Tour Due to Foot Injuries

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their upcoming U.S. tour supporting their Grammy-nominated snoozefest, I'm With You, due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. According to a statement, "Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Jay-Z and Kanye West at Staples Center Last Night

    Christopher Victorio​Jay-Z and Kanye West Staples Center December 11, 2011 From the Givenchy-designed gold cover to lyrics dripping with foreign luxury brand references like "Hublot" and "Margiela" to the video in which they chop up a $350,000 Maybach for giggles, Jay-Z and Kanye West's albu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Chris Brown at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Saturday Night

    Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyChris Brown at Staples Center, not Verizon Wireless​Chris Brown November 5, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Attending Chris Brown's concert Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was a test of devotion, with the traditionally long, 15 minute walk from the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Kanye West Announces New Album on Twitter

    Laila Derakhshanian/OC Weekly​ Who needs a publicist when you've got 140 characters to spare and 4,675,077 follwers on Twitter? Definitely not Kanye West, who tweeted that his next album is coming out in the spring of 2012. Aaaand it will probably be a compilation from his label Good Music, since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kanye West Jay Z = The Throne: They're a Hip-Hop Supergroup About to Go on Tour

    ​Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne. It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    [UPDATED with Staples Center Suit:] Lucas Tang, OC 2 y.o., Falls to Death at Lakers-Warriors Game

    ​UPDATE, MAY 25, 1:44 P.M.: The family of the Garden Grove toddler who fell to his death during a Lakers-Warriors game in November has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the Staples Center.Unspecified damages and an injunction barring any more events at Staples until protective rail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Lakers Return to Honda Center Oct. 19

    ​The Lakers are down 2-0 to the Mavs, and if they lose tonight in Dallas all hope will be lost for a three-peat.Speaking of elimination, the Honda Center in Anaheim won't be the home of an NBA team for at least another season.Are you ready for some basketball?

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Britney Spears Confirms Honda Center Date

    ​Britney Spears just announced her SoCal dates with Nicki Minaj. Nervo and Jessie and the Toy Boys will also be opening. Spears will be at the Staples Center on June 20 and the Honda Center June 24. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    [UPDATED] Sacramento Kings in Serious Talks to Move to Anaheim: NBA Commissioner

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 25, 3:39 P.M.: Although Phil Jackson is the only one to go public with his opposition to the Sacramento Kings moving to Anaheim (scroll down to last post), there has been a lot of talk about the Los Angeles Lakers franchise working behind the scenes to stop a SoCal relocation to prot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    [ UPDATED With Artest Appearance Info] Lakers' Ron Artest's New Mixtape 'BALL'N' is Dope, So Stop Hatin'!

    ​ UPDATE, 2:30 P.M., FEB. 18: Ron Artest will make a guest appearance in Sherman Oaks to sign autographs. Find out more information after the jump.ORIGINAL ITEM, 12 P.M., FEB. 18: Was it really so long ago that the confetti fell from the top of Staples Center as the Los Angeles Lakers defeate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Calling All Gleeks! Glee Performing Live in OC

    ​​It's the most talked-about show in America right now. Although the show is a bit corny, we can't help but love it. But what's cooler than watching it on TV is seeing Glee live. The Gleek crew is heading to the Honda Center on May 27 to perform some of the shows more memorable numbers.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Sade and John Legend Team Up for Tour Concluding at Honda Center

    ​R&B singer/songwriter Sade announced that she will be joined by John Legend for her "Once and a Lifetime" tour. Yes, he will be at every single concert. The Live Nation-produced tour hits the Staples Center in L.A.  Aug. 19 and 20. Since the demand was so high, they slated their last dat ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Lady Gaga Coming to OC

    [Mental Notes] Also, Josh Freese fills in with Paramore and WAR remembers Teena Marie

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Lucas Anthony Tang, Toddler Who Plunged to His Death at Staples Center, Was From OC

    ​Update, November 24, 11:25 a.m.: The Los Angeles Police Department's juvenile division is still investigating the death of Lucas Anthony Tang, who fell from a luxury box at the Staples Center Sunday night.However, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has determined  the Garden Grove 2-yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour Coming to Anaheim in 2011

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Missed Lady Gaga's flaming piano at her Staples show in August? Always wanted to wear diet cola cans in your hair along with thousands of other fans? 

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Lady Gaga, Tonight at the Staples Center

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Are you a little monster? Do you enjoy simultaneously shallow and elaborately dressed performance art pop sirens?Lady Gaga has descended from the sky and touched an elegantly platformed foot--perhaps filled with gold fish or the essence of rainbows--on the streets of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Thousands of Sweaty People, Cops on Segways and World Champions? Yep, It's a Lakers Parade

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Thousands of Angelenos filled Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard Monday morning to celebrate the Los Angeles Lakers' 16th NBA Championship with a well-deserved victory parade. While authorities had not provided an official number at press time, estimates of 500, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    What You Missed: UFC 104, Autumn Food Festival, Zombie Pub Crawl, Kid Sister

    Keith MayNewport Beach Zombie Pub Crawl​Okay, so a whooooole lot of things happened this weekend. Like a lot. First up was the Zombie Pub Crawl in Newport Beach, where tons of fabulous zombies dragged themselves to Newps for the first ever undead pub crawl. Sponsored by, the all-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Last, Last Night: Echo & the Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre

    Andrew Youssef​Review By: Andrew YoussefSaturday Night: Echo & The Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre (10/24/09)Better Than: Joining the sea of Tapout shirts at UFC across the street at Staples Center. (Editor's Note: Which, funny enough, we did actually cover. Heh.)A shroud of darkness covered th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Last, Last Night: Echo & the Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre

    Andrew Youssef​Review By: Andrew YoussefSaturday Night: Echo & The Bunnymen at the Nokia Theatre (10/24/09)Better Than: Joining the sea of Tapout shirts at UFC across the street at Staples Center. (Editor's Note: Which, funny enough, we did actually cover. Heh.)A shroud of darkness covered th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Kanye West and Lady Gaga Set to Bring VMA Controversy to Anaheim

    Chris Victorio​Heard anything about Kanye West lately? The usually reserved rapper/producer/tireless self-promoter has uncharacteristically made a tiny amount of headlines these last couple of days, but you've probably missed them. (Seriously, though, it must be weird to be called a jackass by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Follow the Michael Jackson Memorial Service on Twitter!

    Hmm, I just paired the words "memorial service" with the word "Twitter" and an exclamation point. I guess I'm going to hell.Anyway, if watching the televised coverage of this morning's Michael Jackson memorial service at the Staples Center isn't enough for you (and why would it be? never enough dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Gabriel San Roman's Thoughts From Inside Michael Jackson's Memorial Service

    Gabriel San RomanBY GABRIEL SAN ROMANIt's been 12 incomprehensible days since the shocking news that Michael Jackson died. Since that time, the prevailing feeling was that the immensity that is the King of Pop's musical legacy hadn't been properly or adequately paid tribute to...until today.I was on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    More Michael Jackson! Memorial Participants, Plus Coverage Tomorrow

    Michael Jackson: still dead. If he wasn't, there wouldn't be that public memorial tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Staples Center, and we wouldn't be here talking about it. In fact, we're going to be able to do more than just talk about it. Our guy Gabriel San Roman (check his story on new Nekromantix d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Even More MJ News

    I'm really tempted not to type anything about Michael Jackson because I don't want to feel like some scumbag TMZ "reporter," but his passing -- and the word of his public funeral -- is news.Rumor has it an event is planned for 10 a.m. July 7 (that's Tuesday) at the Staples Center and the adjacent No ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Just In: Fleetwood Mac Coming to Honda Center in May

    The Mac is back! No, not that one. The latest chapter in the British/American rock band's storied, tumultuous history is a greatest hits tour, coinciding with a new, reissued version of their most famous album Rumours. The tour was announced back in December, but with only east coast dates. But now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Last Night: Oasis, Ryan Adams, Matt Costa at the Staples Center

    Last Night: Oasis, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Matt Costa at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, Dec. 4th, 2008.Better Than: Fighting with your brother.Download: New single "I'm Outta Time" from the album Dig Out Your Soul at the Oasis MySpace.Anglophiles filled the Staples Center Thursday to watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Last Night: Beck @ Club Nokia

    Last Night: Beck at Club Nokia November 9, 2008. Better Than: seeing Beck at the Hollywood Bowl. Download: "Gamma Ray" from the Beck website [] It was a grand evening for the grand opening of Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Club Nokia appears to have studied many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    This Newsrack Will Self- Destruct in Five Seconds...

    Color us crazy, but we'd have thought someone would have raised an ethical concern or three after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's arson squad blew up an LA Times newsrack in Santa Clarita on Friday. The concern we refer to is not whether deputies were under orders from the Sheriff Lee Baca to get b ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 22, 2005

    Oye Como Va

    (Dont know what that means, but I like it)

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Culinary Criminal

    Snack-bar-wielding OC activist detained for 7.5 minutes!

  • Columns

    August 31, 2000


    The very fonky Democratic convention won us back!

  • Columns

    August 31, 2000

    Sweatin' to the Oligarchy

    A baton to the ribs, winos and great weather!

  • Food

    June 22, 2000

    Yahoo for Wahoos

    Theres no better fish taco. Period.

  • Columns

    October 14, 1999
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