Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was
Owen The Constellation Room 8/2/13 Growing up in the wake of 1990's emo, the first bands I really got into were all under the umbrella of the sub-genre. Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance were my go to bands in middle school. I had no knowledge of some of the better bands that I could have been ... More >>
Read our interview with Alissa Grenis and Chris Rubinstein of Bite Me Foods, Part One. And now, on to Part Two. . . Where's the strangest place you've ever parked? Grenis:I don't know if we have ever parked anywhere that strange, but until recently, she has never been scratched. I'm driving the t ... More >>
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Who would have thought five years ago that super star DJ's like Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Andy Moor, Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke, Calvin Harris, Avicii and Nero would be headlining separate major EDM festivals right here in California on New Years Eve? Since Insomniac Events and Go Ve ... More >>
The Black Keys The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las VegasDecember 30, 2012It was pretty obvious that theThe Black Keys were in a league of their own this year. Some of the highlights of their year include a top slot at Coachella, selling out the Madison Square Garden and numerous nights at Staple ... More >>
[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with rapper Kurupt from Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Nik Bean, a West L.A.-based mixtape impresario who has worked with Snoop and Tha ... More >>
PETA-Ringling Bros. war spills into Anaheim council chambers, where a circus-animal ban is proposed
Most serious discussions emanating from the Anaheim City Council chambers of late involve bulls on parade, but Councilwoman Lorri Galloway carved out some time Tuesday night to talk about elephants on parade, calling for a city ordinance to ban the use of exotic animals within city limits. Though br ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
Kobe Bryant has repeatedly avoided receiving an official court summons filed by an Ohio woman who claims the superstar Los Angeles Laker had sex with her and deceitfully promised marriage, according to records filed in Orange County Superior Court.The Weekly first revealed Selina Renee Miller's b ... More >>
AEG/APThis stadium illustration may become a reality by as early as 2016.UPDATE, AUG. 9, 2:22 P.M.: The Los Angeles Chargers of San Diego are coming! (One can only hope.)Earlier this afternoon the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 in favor of a tentative agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Gr ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 2:41 P.M.: After a weekend of reports claiming its unlikely the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season--if ever--Anaheim officials expressed confidence that their proposal remains the best one on the table for the NBA franchise.ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 14, 8:01 P.M: After last night's likely forever finale for the Sacramento Kings/preview for the Anaheim Royals, Kobe Bryant was contrite. Black Mamba told KCAL/Channel 9's John Ireland that the NBA's $100,000 fine for calling a referee "Fucking faggot" the night before was ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 30, 8:22 A.M.: The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the $75 million bond-lease deal to put the NBA's Kings in the Honda Center. Meanwhile, the Sacramento City Council has moved beyond grief to the anger stage: Cap city leaders last nght discu ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRoger WatersDecember 13, 2010Honda CenterClick here to see the slideshow!It was odd to see a disheveled man pushing around a shopping cart inside the Honda Center while most of the audience were finding their seats. The lights would dim and a spotlight would shine upon the ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmithIt's terribly difficult to condense a whole year of spectacular concerts into 25 photos, but here we are: OC Weekly's best concert photos of the year. If you missed these shows, relive the moment through our slideshows.1. Aerosmith Aerosmith was a spectacle ... More >>
S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.After a good amount of speculation due to a lack of official announcements and tour dates disappearing from the Internets, the Kanye West and Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour is on for realsies, following press releases from Live Nation this morning.
If you didn't manage to get tickets to the MJ memorial at Staples Center tomorrow, fear not: you can probably still book a flight to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair in August, when Jackson will be immortalized in butter. For ten days, the dairy King of Pop will stand next to the fair's traditiona ... More >>
Barry Gordy eulogizes Michael Jackson.At Michael Jackson's moving memorial in the Staples Center Tuesday, Motown founder Berry Gordy eulogized that the title "King of Pop" was not big enough for Jacko, calling him "simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived."Somewhere in Heaven, Sammy Davis Jr. ... More >>
Perhaps the best exposé on the Jew-bashing, gay-trashing website La Voz de Aztlan was published in 2002 by the now-defunct New Times Los Angeles. This is where we got the information that sole writer Hector Carreon (last name has Jewish roots) worked in Buena Park. The article hasn't existed online ... More >>
All photos from last night's Staples Center show by Christopher Victorio.
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