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 >>
The Place: AVIA Lounge at the AVIA Hotel, 285 Bay St., Long Beach, (562) 436-1047; www.aviahotels.com.The Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 4-7 p.m.The Deal: Sunday S.I.N nights (Sunday Industry Nights) with $3 beers, $4 libations, $5 glass of wine, $8 Martini Mondays, $8 Tequila Tuesdays, $5 Wine Wednesdays ( ... More >>
Myspace.comFor 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 >>
Myspace.comThe 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 >>
Flickr user brostadEvery 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 >>
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?
Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaZov 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tiger Army; VNV Nation; War Tapes, 8 p.m.
Check out photos from the concert tomorrow on OCWeekly.com
The Grove of Anaheim
2200 E. Katella Ave.
Timeless Melodies: The Roaring 20s Lecture, 1 p.m.
Join music historian Larry Maurer on this musical journey through the era of the ... More >>
JAZZ TUESDAYS, 9 p.m.
Eighth note, Treble clef! Burn this square. (Jazz Man)
THE DISTRICT LOUNGE
233 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange CA 92866
WHITE BOY JAMES & THE BLUES EXPRESS, 8 p.m.
Great name. Great blues.
201 E. Broadway
Long Beach CA 90802
NO GO KNOW; CODPIECE; WILLOWBROOK, 1 ... More >>
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 >>
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 fro ... More >>