Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>
The day before we met up with Chef Trevethan, he threw two birthday parties for his children. One was a sleepover, and he spent the morning cooking an elaborate breakfast for his daughter and her friends. It was one of the few instances where Thomas felt overwhelmed. But he powered through, despite ... More >>
As our Film page story indicates, not all selections in the second annual Silverado Film Festival could be mentioned due to the print edition deadline (and, come to think of it, space contraints). That's because the submission deadline was only last Friday and the festival runs 6-10 p.m. tonight th ... More >>
Have a meat pie and lamingtons at this Costa Mesa joint, the true ambassador of Australian food to our county!
Chris Sarkissian is best known for a chain of pizza joints called Pepz. Learning about his new venture with Medii Kitchen, we realize this wasn't a cautious step forward, but more of a well-educated step back. We've got a lot of ground to cover in this week's On the Line.Your earliest food memory:My ... More >>
A Rossmoor woman who cared for at least some of Nadya Suleman's 14 children in La Habra is backing up two former caregivers whose allegations of child neglect and other serious accusations against the so-called Octomom led to investigations by police and Child Protective Services (CPS). Gina M. Brys ... More >>
When it comes to dive bars, Long Beach has some of the best in Southern California. An area stuck between Orange County and Los Angeles, Long Beach is truly its own city, belonging to no one. An iconoclast. A haven for cheap beer and wild stories. And after spending many hour ... More >>
It's an aphorism of the medical marijuana community that, unlike nicotine, alcohol and other narcotic substances, cannabis is not addictive and therefore does not lead to physical withdrawal symptoms for those who quit.But now comes an Australian study that suggests otherwise.The study, by Davi ... More >>
Pixar's grand fish tale needs no enhancement
Paul Thomas Anderson talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
Travel Channel announced yesterday that Anthony Bourdain's final bow on their network before he jumps ship to CNN will begin Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. The first episode of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - The Final Tour" will be preceded by a nine-hour marathon of viewer-voted past episodes ... More >>
When considering the hip-hop scene in OC, one question arises over and over again. Where are the women on the mic? Of course, there are other elements to the culture -- DJs, B-girls, etc -- but these days MCs are front and center. When women from outside OC come to do shows, the local talent that se ... More >>
This must be bizarre-stories-of-violence-in-fast-food-restaurants month. There was the story about a woman being Tased after line cutting at McDonald's. Earlier this afternoon, Gustavo blogged on the machete attack at a Taco Bell in Guam. Now there's news that a manager at a McDonald's in Austral ... More >>
The underground MC from Sydney is a cultural melting pot unto herself.
Beth Stirnamann/OC WeeklyThe Cure at Coachella 2009Ever since the Cure performed their first three albums--Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981)--in a 44-song, nearly four-hour concert last March at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, fans have been waiting for news of ... More >>
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 >>
If you've been tuned in to the current media cycle, Jimmy Buffett took a nasty spill this week while performing in Sydney, Australia. Watching the video is baffling. It appears Buffett carelessly strolled off the front of the stage and into the photo pit. Of course, it may not be so baffling cons ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCheck out our Matt Costa slideshow here!Matt CostaNovember 24, 2010House of Blues AnaheimEschewing the laid back surfing vibe of his prior albums, Matt Costa returned with a slice of Americana filtered songs on his latest album Mobile Chateau. Backed by the Mothers Sons, C ... More >>
Fronted by Sam James Velde--once singer of LA's Bluebird and co-founder of Cold Sweat Records, which deployed records by Devendra Banhart, Lavender Diamond and pre-No Age trio Wives from the same mighty mailing address--and reinforced with several members of saga-song heavy band Ancestors, Night ... More >>
AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter BrouilletThis year's AVP Nivea Tour Huntington Beach Open kicks off Friday, and since there's no better way to start the summer than enjoying the sun and sand of Surf City while watching mostly 6-foot-tall women slam leather-bound balls at each other at high velocities, the $ ... More >>
BevMo! carries just about every type of alcohol you could possibly need and if they don't have it in stock, they will special-order it. Their most under-appreciated aisle happens to house all of the non-alcoholic items. There is just about every flavor of rim salt and sugar possibl ... More >>
In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'
Original image: nataliemaynor @ flickr.com CC BY 2.0A creature of habit am I: Saturday mornings mean coffee and a roll at Peet's in Campus Plaza in Irvine, the farmers' market and then bits and bobs to round out the week's shopping at Trader Joe's, Wholesome Choice and anywhere else I need to go. ... More >>
Orange County Performing Arts Center
I'm torn...and confused. Is a Tuesday night in Orange County supposed to be this good? This diverse? Driving through city borders in Central and South Counties offers plenty in the way of eclectic sonic energy. Tonight's assorted showcases offer everything from flirty Coachella-esque pop (sorry, it' ... More >>
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
Apologies for the redundant title, but it's true, especially in light of the Diocese of Orange leader's decision to tell his fellow Bishop, Geoffrey Robinson, to stay away from the county. A bit of background: Robinson is the former Bishop of Sydney who resigned his position after publicly criticiz ... More >>
Amanda Bynes updates another classic—but why?
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