This past Friday, the Hispanic 100--that group of lovable OC vendidos--held their annual gala at the Balboa Bay Club. I was supposed to go, but had a prior commitment, and it sucks because I was really looking forward to getting drunk with wabs who, unlike my progressive wab friends, have no qualms ... More >>
A lot of ye heathen have a favorite phrase whenever the question of God, man and the meaning of it all comes up: "I'm not religious. I'm spiritual." Granted, ye only say this when accosted by a Jehovah's Witness or downing a Natural Light in the drowning hours of night. But good on ya anyway, f ... More >>
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats has spent nearly 20 years making music, a length of time that for many artists can simply mean diminishing returns on an initial burst of inspiration. But if anything Darnielle has constantly moved from strength to strength, as his band's performance this Tues ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMaybe Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and co. will take a tip from opening for a whole slew of bands (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse and Japandroids) this summer; Sub Pop just announced that Avi Buffalo is going on a 17-date headlining tour in early October.
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