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    August 6, 2014

    Taco Maria Extending Hours To Brunch And Late Nights

    If you know me, then you know that the way to my heart is through my favorite meal. So when I learned that Carlos Salgado was not only extending hours, but including Sunday brunch, I made time to visit their first service. While Edwin is the official restaurant reviewer, I have no problem admitting ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Youngblood Hawke

    The Observatory

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    May 30, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday Wednesday: Cappadonna at Detroit Bar

    In keeping with Detroit Bar's long history of luring nearly every member of the Wu-Tang Clan through its doors, the club offers another evening of Golden Age rhymeslinging courtesy of long-time Wu-member, Cappadonna. The gruff, lyrically dexterous MC is rolling through Costa Mesa on Wednesday, June ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    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 >>

  • 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 21, 2010

    At the Farmers' Market: Grapes

    Flickr user brostad​Every wine-producing region in the world produces table grapes; in California, the hotter and drier the climate, the sweeter the table grapes. Table grapes can be grown in places too hot or dry for good wine grapes; the sweetness overpowers the terroir so prized by wine snobs g ... 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?

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    July 8, 2010
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    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 >>

  • 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

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    November 26, 2009
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    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

    April 13, 2009

    Study: Generation Y Will Rescue Ailing Housing Market

    The nation will be pulled out of the housing crisis by an unlikely demographic, according to study by The Concord Group of Newport Beach, a "strategic" analyst of the real estate industry. "Like the early Baby Boomers in the 1946 to 1964 era, the 80-million strong Generation Y today will make up the ... 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

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    To Do Tonight 8/12

    JAZZ TUESDAYS, 9 p.m. Eighth note, Treble clef! Burn this square. (Jazz Man) THE DISTRICT LOUNGE 233 W. Chapman Ave. Orange CA 92866 714-639-7777 WHITE BOY JAMES & THE BLUES EXPRESS, 8 p.m. Great name. Great blues. The Cellar 201 E. Broadway Long Beach CA 90802 NO GO KNOW; CODPIECE; WILLOWBROOK, 1 ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Moat Float


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    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 >>

  • Food

    October 4, 2007

    Of Mice and Mousse

    K’Ya is a slice of elegance amid Disneyland’s tourist hell

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Wu-Tang Clan Sample Beatles (Legally!), Set Tour Dates

    Pitchfork reports that Staten Island hip-hop superheroes Wu-Tang Clan have become the first group to clear a Beatles sample legitimately. The George Harrison-authored “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” will appear in “Gently Weeps,” off the Wu's forthcoming album The 8 Diagrams (now pushed from ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    White Meat, Please

    DA roasts Lamb and Rump, two seasoned white supremacists

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    May 18, 2006



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    January 26, 2006
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    July 28, 2005
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    June 2, 2005
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    January 6, 2005

    Aloud and Alive In 2005

    Our favorite bands of next year, predicted this year

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Pepperland Music

    Top 10 selling records from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

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    October 14, 2004
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    May 27, 2004

    Kevlar-Coated Soul

    Greyboy breakdances music like architecture

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004

    A Small World After All

    How retro slide-show artiste Charles Phoenix finds Disneyland in downtown LA

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Stirring It Up

    Bob Marley lives forever

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    January 15, 2004

    Pop Off the Tops

    Ten to score in 2004, plus a few more

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
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    September 18, 2003
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    September 4, 2003
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    December 19, 2002
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    November 28, 2002

    Grindin' Honeys

    And where the hell are my conch shells?

  • Culture

    March 22, 2001

    Cold War

    Deliciously dense Grasmere aint just for the Penguin-pocket-edition types

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    September 21, 2000
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    May 4, 2000

    Hip! Hop! Shop!

    Black Guys Imitating White Guys Imitating Black Guys: The strange end of the hip-hop revolution

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    March 16, 2000

    Rocks Great, Un-Ironic Hope

    Beachwood Sparks are going to make California rock huge again

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    It's a Wu-Tang After All

    What's your Wu-Tang tag?

  • 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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