The Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution that discourages official visits to Orange County's seat from communist Vietnam. They were supported by residents of Little Saigon and the surrounding Orange County Vietnamese community, but Register commenters greeted the news pr ... More >>
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 >>
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Monday, September 24Pawn Shop Kings
The Constellation RoomA unique musical style often comes from superior talent and vision, though it can also be a product of geographical diversity. Case in point: Pawn Shop Kings. They're a musical melting pot--a whole lot of Arkansas blended with SoCal's sunshin ... More >>
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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 >>
When it comes to Coachella, what's better: 103-degree temperatures or a drizzley, windy, muddy polo field?
The latter is what many festival-goers might be facing this Friday: The forecast as of time of publishing is a high of 69-degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain.
And as Dennis Romero repor ... More >>
In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 10:30 P.M.: The Washington Post is reporting that the Whole Foods Living Social deal was their most fastest-selling offer ever: Approximately 115,000/hour, which breaks down to 30 deals/second.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 2011, 11:23 A.M.: Around here, Whole Foods is referred to as ... More >>
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 >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThere is substantial work to be done along the boardwalk at Laguna Beach.Update, December 29, 4:22 p.m.: Photographic evidence of the storm-caused carnage at Main Beach in Laguna Beach.
Lilledeshan BoseNope, not a Christian rock band. But that's a label that much of the music press would attempt to tag the Cold War Kids with following their breakout success in 2006.
When they were new, the Cold War Kids dominated pop and indie radio with a pair of quirky hits-- "Hang Me Out t ... More >>
"What are you doing this weekend?" the jefe asked before I left on Friday."Apple picking with the chica somewhere in Oak Glen," I responded."Beat you to it--I went with my family two weeks ago," he replied."Why didn't you blog about it?" I wondered.Silence.Thus, this post: a brief summation of a ... More >>
www.myspace.com/devendrabanhartUpdate: you can pay a $10 membership fee to get in if you don't R.S.V.P. Check out the flyer after the jump.Today, the S.U.N. group is hosting "CAMM Tuesdays" at Mesa (725 Baker St., Costa Mesa) featuring a DJ set by folkie Devendra Banhart. First, a glos ... More >>
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 >>
The Hype: When legendary Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Raekwon the Chef and Method Man announced their plans to record an entire album together in July 2009, the anticipation among Wu-heads was palpable. Then we waited for it...and waited....and waited.
Hoobastank: Exclusive Acoustic Performance, 9 p.m.Yes, you read that correctly. Hoobastank--the brains behind musical masterpieces like "The Reason" and, well we can't really think of any other song's they've done--are here in Orange County. One night only. Be there. Sutra Lounge, Triangle Square, ... More >>
It's possible that, by censuring trustee Steve Rocco, the Orange Unified School District may be hastening the Second Coming. Not of Jesus, mind you, but of Andy Kaufman.
The Weekly recently received the following graphic from a reader.
At first we were puzzled—the first picture is clearly ... More >>