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Taylor Hamby

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    The Best Restaurants in Orange County, 2014

    Well everyone, its that time of the year again. We've pondered ever so hard and have come up with a list of what we think are the best everything in Orange County. Now, for those of you who can't click over to the Best Of section of our website, or pick up a paper copy (Seriously though, they're glo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    OC Weekly Slaughters at 2014 OC Press Club Awards, Gives Reg Writers the Vapors

    You know your publication is doing right when you become the talk of the local press club awards ceremony not just for all the awards you won, but also all the awards you didn't win--and also for the people in your paper who couldn't be in attendance, and for getting the keynote speaker to fuck up h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Tustin Inn Is a Soggy Slice of the American Dream

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Poorman's OC '4 Under $6': Hitting 48 OC Bars During Super Bowl 48 (Part 1)

    To do it or not to do it? I thought about this for weeks. Should I attempt to hit 48 Bars during Super Bowl 48? Why? I have no idea why! Sometimes you just come up with ridiculous ideas. As recently as Saturday, the day before the Super Bowl, I was ready to bail thinking 'this is really stupid'!!!!! ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2013

    OC Weekly's Year In Review 2013

    Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Schooling the Bartender At Fullerton's Tropics Lounge

    If you've only driven past this bar in the industrial section of Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton, it's likely you thought the name was misspelled. The sign reads, "Trop'cs Lounge," the stem from the "i" in Tropics having dropped long ago, and no one bothered to replace it. Pair the dilapidated sign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Getting Cultured at Westminster's New Cop Bar, Posse

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Tijuana Si!, Edwin Goei Win First Place At The OC Press Club Awards

    On Monday night, your favorite Orange County rag slaughtered at the OC Press Club Awards, winning more hardware than we could carry. (By the way, check out our own Taylor Hamby in an OC Weekly gown stat). And wouldya guess who won first place in the Best Food Blog category? Drumroll ... Dave Lieberm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    OC Weekly Slaughters at OC Press Club Awards

    The Orange County Press Club held its annual awards dinner at the Balboa Bay Resort last night, and as the Mexican himself would say, we slaughtered the Special Olympics. Once again, we dominated the awards portion of the evening -- as well as the wine consumption.This infernal rag took home a whopp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    This Week In Food: Colonel Sander's Suit, Throwing Out Drunks, and the Weekly Eats Crawfish

    Huzzah! The holiday weekend is almost here. Until then, take a look at this week in food... Edwin visited James Republic in Long Beach and named it one of the best restaurants in the city. He announced the opening of Dickey's BBQ Pit in Brea and it smells goooood. Then he told us that Burger King i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Summer Guide 2013: Lux Interior & the Rev Horton Heat's Hootenanny Romance

    ART BY TRACE MENDOZA CONCEPT BY TAYLOR HAMBY [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds--the beach, Disneyland, Theo Lacy Jail--and all the memories of summers past start flooding in unti ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2013
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    April 22, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Night 6 Rock Acts Leave Us Both Satisfied and Scarved For Life

    OC Music AwardsSegerstrom Center, Founders HallFeb. 12, 2013Night six of the 2013 Orange County Music Awards featured performances both raw (Jeramiah Red) and electrically charged (Devious Means.) Though not all of the five bands hit the high mark set by the aforementioned groups (we'll talk about S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Night 4 Offers Old-Timey Acts Of All (Too Many?) Shapes and Sizes

    OCMA'sThe Constellation RoomJanuary 29, 2013Listening to bluegrass band Moonsville Collective play a jam at last night's Orange County Music Awards showcase about a Tennessee moonshiner named Popcorn, it occurred to me why this competition is so difficult to judge. Not only do I have zero points of ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Navel Gazing's Project Un-uncensored

    Looking back at 2012 news that was fit to blog but not to print . . . until now

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Tesla Motors Becomes OC Weekly's Second-Coolest Neighbor

    Time was, OC Weekly world headquarters was the coolest, most-Earth-friendly place in our neighborhood, which is in the area of Kalmus, Pullman and Red Hill in Costa Mesa.Then came the Mother's Market distribution facility, now the second coolest, most-Earth-friendly place at Kalmus and Pullman. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    OC Weekly Nominated for Three Awards at LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards

    The Los Angeles Press Club has recognized the Weekly with three award nominations for their fifth National Entertainment Journalism Awards. The awards ceremony will also honor Jane Fonda with their first Visionary Award (as introduced by Robert Redford) on Nov. 18th at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: How to Find Your Dream Food-and-Beverage Job

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Our Photos of PBR Drinkers Wildn' Out

    We're pretty shameless with out drinking habits here at the Weekly. It's something we tend to have in common with out readers and the people we party with. One thing we can all agree on is the significance of what it means to pop open an icy tall boy of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Whether you're an old schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    VIDEO: Hilarious Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt Monster Auditions

    It takes a certain kind of person to want to be a monster at Knott's Berry Farm's monster-maze attraction Halloween Haunt. We were fortunate enough to observe some of these special of folks in action during a day of auditions in July. Michelle interviewed some of the haunting hopefuls and expla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Dead Kennedys Top the Print Section, Along With Frank Turner, The Shrills and Ask Exene

    [Editor's Note: Every Thursday, in addition to bombarding you with blog posts, this newspaper does something really crazy...we write a print version! Here's a taste of our top stories this week]1) Our lead story this week focuses on San Francisco's iconic punk outfit Dead Kennedys who, despite the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    FYF Fest - Los Angeles State Historic Park - September 2, 2012

    FYF FestLos Angeles Historic State ParkSeptember 2, 2012See Also:*Interview with FYF Founder Sean Carlson*5 Great Reunited Bands at FYF 2012*Octomom performs at FYF? WTF?Expanding a music festival to two days can be a lofty, even risky task. It's twice the work, twice the amount of bands to keep hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    OC Weekly Dominates 2012 OC Press Club Awards with 16 of 'Em!

    Last night, the Orange County Press Club held its annual awards ceremony at Encore Dinner Theater in Tustin, and in-between a hoppin' swing music set, a pretty good four-course dinner, reporters gossiping, and way too many smoke breaks to count, there were awards handed out--and, surprise, surprise. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: Six Ways to Maximize Your Bar Dollar

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender Dave Mau tends bar at Memphis at the Santora and hosts Dinner with Dave, where he treats drinkers to free meals as the night progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every Wednesday morning to a ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    OC Weekly Nabs Seven Awards at LA Press Club Affair Honoring Woodward and Bernstein

    Celebrities and reporters gathered Sunday night at the Millennium Biltmore's Crystal Ballroom in downtown Los Angeles for the 54th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards and OC Weekly staffers grabbed seven honors.Three of the Weekly's awards were for first place: Michelle Woo for Best Persona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    OC Weekly Staffers Named Finalists For 2012 LA Press Club Journalism Awards

    Los Angeles Press Club judges have named five members of the OC Weekly newsroom as finalists for the 54th SoCal Journalism Awards in categories that directly compete with The Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times.The recognition isn't new: Over the years, the Weekly has won more than a dozen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 22, 2012

    See also: Our Complete Coachella CoverageBy the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasant weather at Coachella. Here are our writers' picks for their least favorite things from the festival's second weekend.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Friday, April 20, 2012

    See also: *Our complete Coachella coverageThe first weekend of Coachella: cold, damp, and wet. The second weekend of Coachella: hot, sultry, and steamy. Here are our scribes' picks for the best of what they saw on Friday, April 20 at Coachella.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The 10 Most Awkward Dance Moves At Coachella

    See also: *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella: The Black Lips' Cole Alexander Goes Full Monty, Plays Guitar With His Ding-Dong At Coachella, folks come from all over the world to lose themselves in the music. They'll employ almost anything in this quest -- but mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Mysteries of Huntington Beach: Dirty Donald Duck and Johnny's Saloon

    Put that on my bill please.​​Those who drop by Johnny's Saloon in Huntington Beach to listen to a little Johnny Cash on the jukebox and have a drink will find a relic of the Magic Kingdom that imagineers would probably prefer you didn't see. It's a kiddie ride, such as one finds outside of super ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Parker Macy Celebrates Creme Tangerine's First Anniversary

    ​Yes, it's really been a year since Parker Macy opened Creme Tangerine, the record store in a trailer at the Lab on March 1. It's been a challenging one for the blues guitarist-turned-entrepreneur, to say the least. There was a break-in a couple of months ago, and Macy also lost his partner Jon St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    This Week In Food: Gratuitous Use of the Fuck Word, Beer is the Fountain of Youth!

    ​So it looks like the Dec. 16 edition of This Week in Food offended a reader. I regurgitated a post Michelle did about a nifty little website called "Where the Fuck to Drink." Because the work fuck and alcohol always catches eyes, mine included, I included it in the headline as a featured story. D ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    September 1, 2011
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    August 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Garageland, a Joe Strummer Tribute, at 2nd Floor Last Night

    Taylor HambyDuane Peters' Joe Strummer-inspired art.​GaragelandAug 3, 20112nd FloorDirectly above the mayhem from the U.S. Open of Surfing on Main Street in Huntington Beach, a celebration of three other cultures gathered: punk rock, art and skateboarding. "Garageland" was a tribute to Joe Strumme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Two Days 'Til Rapture: OC Weekly Staffers' Last Meals

    Flickr user pasukaru76Kinda like this, but not as cool.​So if Oakland preacher Harold Camping and hundreds and hundreds of other crazies are right, the world will be ending this Saturday, May 21--around 6 p.m., to be exact. Which got us thinking: What would we spend our last hours doing? Stuffing ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Volcom Sues Jay-Z

    [Mental Notes] More important, what's going on for Record Store Day in OC?

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    Caifanes Reunite to Play Coachella?

    [Mental Notes] Also, the Fling get signed (woo-hoo!), Kottonmouth Kings get high (duh!)

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    RIP, Jesse Rich

    [Mental Notes] Also, an MJ video in Tustin, Fauxchella and Young the Giant

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Tomorrows Bad Seeds at the Coach House Last Night

    Taylor HambyMoises Juarez of Tomorrows Bad SeedsTomorrows Bad SeedsDec. 2, 2010the Coach HouseWhen Tomorrows Bad Seeds kicked off their Holidaze winter acoustic tour at the Coach House last night, it marked their first (almost) acoustic show. Singer Moises Juarez said normally, "there's a lot of e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Open Melody at UCI Last Night

    Taylor HambyXBXRX takes Acrobatics Everyday literally​Open Melody FestivalNov. 20 and 21, 2010UCI The two-day Open Melody festival hosted by Acrobatics Everyday at UCI had something for everyone--everyone interested in underground genres, that is. From in-your-face, ear-bursting bands like XBXRX a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Fingerprints to Leave Belmont Shore

    [Mental Notes] We predicted KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, and an interview with our local Justin Bieber

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Mmoss at Thee Men's Warehouse Over the Weekend: Eight Observations

    Taylor Hamby Mmoss at Thee Men's Warehouse​ Mmoss Oct. 9, 2010Thee Men's Warehouse, Anaheim1. Burger Records' Mmoss is finishing up their week-long San Francisco to San Diego tour, and one of their stops was at Thee Men's Warehouse in Anaheim last Saturday. 2. The eveni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Rambles Fight the Good Fight for Pop Music

    North Orange County's The Rambles are warriors in the battle of reclaiming pop music from acts like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Their pop revival army is made up of guitarist Eric Plunkett, rhythm guitarist and singer Isaiah Silva, lead vocalist and tambourine player Kevin Fry, bassist Brad Babin ... More >>

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