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    November 24, 2014

    Funniest Tweets From the American Music Awards 2014

    Pitbull took the reins with hosting duties for the 2014 American Music Awards and not to be rude (Haha, J/K), he did a better job with his performance with Ne-Yo. There were however plenty of acts to watch this year thankfully. Well, kinda. There was Iggy Azalea giving possibly one of the worst appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Top Five Videos with Cheerleaders in Them According to Jonathan McDaniel

    Funny man Jonathan McDaniel is back reprising his role as German Vega for the second season of the VH-1 smash show "Hit The Floor" on Monday May 26th. And since some of you can't get enough of this man (and why would you want to?), he's also dropping a new album that'll be available on iTunes Tuesda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Five Songs You Should NEVER Sing To Your Kids According to Lahna Turner

    Comedian Lahna Turner might have the sweetest, most innocent voice we've ever heard. But when you listen to the words that actually flow out of that pretty mouth of hers, it's all filth fueled funny. Packing the comedy clubs from coast to coast with her guitar in tow, Turner belts out tunes that wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, July 26th Weezer Pacific Amphitheater Although Weezer's image and reputation has faded over the years with albums Raditude, Hurley, and Death to False Metal seriously lacking in what Weezer is known for, most Weezer fans are die hard enough to stick with them anyway. With the bands first se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Yeezus! Kanye West Is At It Again

    Let's get this out of the way first: Kanye West makes incredible music. That much is undeniable. If anyone tries to dispute that, they deserve to be smacked. He's an innovator whose talents are better than a vast majority of rappers and producers in the hip-hop game right now. However, the following ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    The Funniest Billboard Music Awards Tweets

    With Tracy Morgan hosting the Billboard Music Awards this year, we were all anticipating a few shenanigans to go down courtesy of his sharp comedic tongue. Truth be told, we think he played it rather safe. Broadcasting "live" (yet somehow the East Coast once again saw it before us on the West which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    5 Best Music Videos from Newport Beach Film Fest's Program Premiering Tonight

    Tonight at 8 at The Triangle, the Newport Beach Film Festival debuts its Music Videos program, which is part of the three-year-old Music Series of features and documentaries that focus on musicians. Confession time: I had my doubts about the video program when I first heard about it. Who wants to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Beach House - The Glass House - April 10, 2013

    Beach House The Glass House April 10, 2013 It's that time of year again, when the lucky few (or around 100,000) ascend to the desert on two special weekends for this thing called Coachella. Maybe you've heard of it? Supposedly a bunch of cool bands play, and because of that, they can't tour around ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013


    Maverick Theater

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Five Potential Boyfriends For A Newly-Single Taylor Swift

    Oh, sweet little "innocent" Taylor Swift. This 23-year-old country darling is known for belting out hit after hit while making teeny bopper girls squeal and making prepubescent boys play games of pocket pool. And even after all of the arenas she has sold out and all of the awards she has collected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Five Highlights From Nervo's West Coast Travels

    The past six months have been a whirlwind of success for the Australian-born NERVO twins. They were the only female DJs on the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, landing at No. 46, the third-highest new entry among EDM's elite. The only other female to ever make the list was Claudia Cazacu, who squeaked in at No. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rihanna To Charge Fans $250 For Diamonds Executive Platinum Box Of Her New Album

    Even with the surprising, okay, VERY surprising news that Taylor Swift's latest album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week, almost everyone can agree that the music biz is in a heap of trouble. Labels and artists alike are scrambling to make a buck any way they can. Sometimes this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Top Five Classic "South Park" Musical Guests

    For 16 seasons now, "South Park" has been delighting viewers with its signature brand of absurdity, skewing any and everything in pop culture along the way. There's been quite a few music superstars immortalized on "South Park," some whose appearances were made without them even being consulted. Wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Cesar Valle Faces $1 Million Warrant for Failing to Show at Transgender Brothel Robbery Trial

    Authorities say first Cesar Valle tried to tax the gents working in a transgender brothel, then the 22-year-old robbed the illegal business operating out of a Santa Ana apartment unit and finally, on Monday, he was a no show as his jury trial was getting going.Superior Court Judge W. Michael Hayes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Octomom Set to Release Awful Single

    D-list celebrities know the steps to total obscurity: go bankrupt, make a porn flick, cut a song and get religion. Nadya Suleman is on step three.Global Groove Entertainment has reportedly agreed to produce Octomom's first single, "Get on the Dance Floor", which is set for release on Aug. 1. Apparen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop

    Our good friends over at LA Weekly ran a post today recommending ten rap albums for people whose knowledge of the genre is limited to Kanye West -- and only then because Obama called him an asshole for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. Naturally, the comments section has exploded with " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    A Tribute To Dr. Seuss With A Rap Battle

    ​Today would have been iconic children's book author Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday (had he survived that long). Over the years, the author formerly known as Theodor Geisel had a lasting impact on people of all ages. His books have inspired a variety of things ranging from films to Broadway plays to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    5 Reasons DJ Quik and Sugafree Can Come Back To Orange County Any Day

    Last Saturday night the Galaxy Theatre held the most eclectic party in Orange County by hosting the legendary DJ Quik and Pomona-based rapper Sugafree. The soldout show invited a crowd of all ethnicities and cultures to the rappers show and some even climbed on stage and booty-bounced while the rapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    3hree Things: Random Thoughts About The 2012 Grammys

    Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Five Most Skewed Moments In Grammy History

    ​This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Add Another LA Date

    ​Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Eight Worst Hip Hop Collaborations

    ​Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with  dubstep sensation Rusko,  and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Justin Bieber Is Officially the Most Searched Musician Of 2011

    ​, Microsoft's search engine, recently compiled its 2011 search trends for musicians and came up with some interesting results.Their list of the top ten most searched musicians is entirely made up of femme powerhouses (Who run da world?), save for the top slot, which was nabbed b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Jim Lindberg of Pennywise and Black Pacific on The Other F Word: 'I Check My Kids' Facebook Profiles Regularly'

    ​Jim LIndberg's 2008 book Punk Rock Dad: No Rules, Just Real Life described how the Lindberg, the man who sang "Fuck Authority" for the punk rock band Pennywise, raised three daughters. It was such an inspiring story that director Andrea Nevins offered to make a documentary on Lindberg and his fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Philip Anschutz: The Billionaire Who Puts the 'A' in AEG

    ​Two years ago today, the single "This is It" by Michael Jackson was released in forward promotion of the concert documentary of the same name. The film gave audiences a glimpse into the King of Pop's comeback tour, and went on to become the highest grossing ever in its genre. Jackson's death, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    Nicole Vaughn Goes Big

    [Locals Only] Laguna Niguel's folk songstress branches out with a backing band

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    September 15, 2011

    Joe Jonas

    Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Top Five Funny Kanye West Tumblrs

    via Fuck Yeah Yeezy ​Considering the man has long been a meme in his own right, it was only a matter of time before the tumblr community hopped on the Kanye West schtick. And since the whole I'mma Let You Finish thing is pretty much dead and buried, we've tracked down the funniest and most curren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Katy Perry: Cashing in on that Normal Niche

    Flickr user florencia.tomasConsider Katy Perry--who, a few years before her rapid rise to stardom, was best known as "the girlfriend of that guy from Gym Class Heroes."  Now, Perry sells out stadiums. She's gotten so popular that she's performing at the Nokia Theatre in LA for three nights in ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    John Mayer

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Jonathan Munsayac of Tranquil Tea Lounge, Part 2

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today we continue with Part 2 of our interview with Jonathan Munsayac of Fullerton's Tranquil Tea Lounge. Missed the first part? Click here. Otherwise, read on!

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    New Found Glory, House of Blues Anaheim, 3/20

    Andrew YoussefNew Found Glory deliver pop punk anthems at House of Blues AnaheimClick for slideshow.The Hype: In between the multiple nights of celebrating 30 years of Bad Religion, the House of Blues Anaheim switched gears as New Found Glory stopped by for a sold-out, two-night stand commemorating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Today in Music News: New Dead Weather Album, Jay Reatard Cause of Death, Taylor Swift, the Strokes

    Jack White says new Dead Weather album should be out in April. Jay Reatard died from "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death," reports the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Click for our Reatard obit post and interview from last year. 

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Today in Music News: Patrick Stump Says He's Done with Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne

    "I'm not in Fall Out Boy right now," singer Patrick Stump tells Good for him. Would you want to share a stage with that prick Pete Wentz? I would have rather spent the evening watching Roseanne reruns but, y'know, that's just me, I guess. The Grammys kicked ass in the trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'We Are the World,' Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Tom Waits

    Lil Wayne (who "humbly noted that he recorded the solo originally sung by Bob Dylan"), Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Barbra Streisand among 80-plus musicians who participated in "We are the World" remake for Haiti. Interesting New York Times piece on Taylor Swift: "Big Win Means Innocence L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    Flickr user Kevin Dooley​Welcome to Tweets From the Park, our weekly roundup of some of the best--and the worst--tweets from the park that's only sometimes the happiest place on earth. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!  jessicaaalynn: i want my own reality tv show... it'd be a fuckin hit! it wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Today in Music News: 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup, Radiohead, "Hope for Haiti Now," Kanye West, Lady Gaga

    "Loretta Lynn, Heart, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Gossip and More Added to the 2010 Lilith Tour Line-Up."Radiohead to perform a "Haiti benefit show this Sunday, January 24, at the Music Box at the Fonda in Los Angeles."Watch everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Beyonce to Madonna to Taylor Swift on tonig ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'Thom Yorke????,' Jay-Z with U2, 'Hope for Haiti Now,' Kate McGarrigle

    Oh, so that's why the Coachella poster reads "Thom Yorke????"Coachella-headliner Jay-Z to collaborate with U2 on Swiss Beatz-produced Haiti charity track. Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, which airs Fri., 8 p.m. ET/PT, features a slew of stars playing New York, London ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Taylor Swift, Yoko Ono, Quincy Jones Help Kick Off NAMM Trade Show in Anaheim

    The 2010 NAMM Show, which is expected to draw nearly 1,500 exhibiting companies, opens today with multitudes of instrument/products retailers, manufacturers and every leathery-faced, longhaired dude who ever sold you a guitar while telling you about how his band had a record deal but something went ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Nielsen Music Year-End Stats Are Scary (Part 1)

    ​The past year produced plenty of quality music but you wouldn't know it perusing the Nielsen SoundScan's sales tallies, which landed in my inbox today. Other than Kings of Leon, Jay-Z (who probably would serve his legacy best by re-retiring) and Eminem, whose best album, The Slim Shady LP, came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Listen to the Band: Rock Bottom

    Taylor Herron photography​It's always interesting to hear people say the good hip hop doesn't exist in Orange County. It's a rather defeatist attitude. Don't you know all you have to do is turn over the right rock to find what you need? In this case, the Lake Forest emcees of Rock Bottom are just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Kanye West/Lady Gaga Tour Now Officially Official

    S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.​After a good amount of speculation due to a lack of official announcements and tour dates disappearing from the Internets, the Kanye West and Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour is on for realsies, following press releases from Live Nation this morning.

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    September 16, 2009

    Kanye West Photoshop Craze in Full Effect

    ​Move over, lolcats. The hot new Photoshopped macro thing is all about Kanye West, playing off the infamous Taylor Swift Incident (TM) at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. You can find dozens of such images--of wildly varying degrees of funniness--right here. It's weird how many of them have to do ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 12, 2009
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    February 18, 2009

    'American Idol' Update: No News is Good News

    Our two Orange County "American Idol" hopefuls, Mishavonna Henson (left) and Kai Kalama, are still alive after last night's show--mainly, because neither were in this week's first group of 12 to perform live. So there you go. Probably a good thing, too; not too many folks last night impressed, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    Last Night: The Jonas Brothers @ Honda Center

    Jonas Brothers at The Honda Center on July 13, 2008 By Arrissia Owen Turner Better Than: Three hours at Chuck E. Cheese trying to burn through 100 tokens. If the Jonas Brothers' parents weren't constantly circling their superstar sons, we're pretty sure they could get all the second-base action f ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

    Nine reasons to give mainstream country a chance

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    The Show Must Go On!

    The Country Bash 2006your last chance to listen to KZLA. Ever

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