Obviously desperate to maintain the flames surrounding last year's terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Laguna Hills-based TeaParty.org is propping up a convicted fraudster imprisoned for violating his parole as a recent political prisoner. He is Mark Basseley Nakoula, the for ... More >>
Mark Basseley Nakoula, the Cerritos conman who lived in Orange County and has gone by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Sam Bacile and several other aliases, was sentenced to a year in prison today for violating his probation.What's the big whoop? Well, he should be punished for crimes against humanit for m ... More >>
Long before officers beat Kelly Thomas to death, the city's cops ran roughshod over anyone and everyone
Everyone's posting this, so we should as well--along with our own Whole Foods Nazi experience!
Long Beach natives Gestapo Khazi are halfway through their month-long residency at Five Star Bar in downtown Los Angeles. With a slew of EPs and seven inches under their belts, the guys recently released their first full-length album, The Jewel of the Land. The flier for their show makes them se ... More >>
Since its inception in 2007, the fandemonium over Record Store Day has only grown. Drak, owner of Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach, expressed his awe of fans last year who flooded into his store "like mice after a piece of cheese. It's amazing." It's no wonder they do--each year on the third Sa ... More >>
[Mental Notes] More important, what's going on for Record Store Day in OC?
Though the title seems a little passe (it is August, after all), the punk-powered grit behind forthcoming local compilation Here Comes the Summer Vol. 2 is set for release this week. Packing a hefty amount of sunshine, surf and sweat, the comp primarily features bands from Long Beach as wel ... More >>
This is the second week in a row that we've chosen a flier that looks like some kind of sadistic, Hardy Boys book cover. But if a band is willing to sift through endless 50-cent novels to find one that will catch your attention, then by golly, they deserve a salute every now and then. T ... More >>
[Locals Only] Now that most of the band have graduated from high school, the Hindu Pirates are ready to launch their offensive on the airwaves
Flickr user RiptheskullDespite the hyper-patriotic ravings of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O, most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, understand the true meaning of Independence Day--or would if they didn't get so wasted every time the holiday rolled around. Yes, the 4th is a basically a natio ... More >>
Typically, people consider the day after New Year's Day as a time to start fresh, or at least clean up the mess they left from the night--or the year--before. But for those interested in stretching out the chaotic festivities through the weekend, we suggest ducking into Que Sera in Long Beach f ... More >>
What? A punk show at a church? If you thought that sort of thing was strictly an East Coast happening, think again because Los Angeles' Bad Reaction and San Diego's Gross Negligence are hitting the Unity Church in Long Beach on Saturday night.
Find yourself all trick-or-treated out? Too tired to bedazzle your buttocks and head out to the mayhem in West Hollywood? Well, get a load of this list of the Halloween hi jinx taking place right here in Orange County before you decide to retire your cleverly constructed Ben Bernanke costume to ... More >>
Open wide. Not to scream, like this weirdo to the left, but in preparation for the consumption of a forceful spoonful of the OC/LB garage punk scene in all it's frighteningly good permutations. Tomorrow, our friendly neighborhood college radio station KUCI is luring audiences into the Yost T ... More >>
Chris VictorioDave Navarro being Dave Navarro. Funny thing how plans don't always work out. Like take this weekend for instance: Photographer Keith May was totally DEEE-NIED from Oktoberfest celebrations at Old World Village in Huntington Beach. Reason? "Here's the deal... You're not on the list ... More >>
Oppression didn't end in 1945Folks are always complaining that Congress and state legislatures should not be allowed to meet except for a couple of weeks a year. It's an idea to help curtail the nanny-state notions of politicians of both major political parties. Good enough. But what about city ... More >>
As much as all of us music writers would like to believe it, we know that sometimes readers don't always get to the bottom of every article. And even if you manage to make it all the way through the story, sometimes the awesomeness of what you just read prohibits you from going further down and l ... More >>
This week, as you're doing your usual perusing through the Weekly's music section, you should come across a story penned by yours truly about the scrappy upstart indie label La Chupacabra Records out of Placentia.Hanging out in front of a Starbucks in their native P-town, I sat down to discuss ... More >>
So in my last post about the newly minted La Chupacabra Records, I left you with the promise of "more news on this mysterious label as it develops". Well, it's developing, kinda. To start, the label recently posted some new music, a demo version of a yet-to-be titled Living Suns track. By the way, y ... More >>
Now here's a flier with some potential. If you want people to show up to a concert hosted by the Sweet Relief musician's fund, why not go the literal route? Between the cigarette and the finger banging, we've got ourselves quite a visual metaphor here (looks like sweet relief to me). Impressive. Alm ... More >>
Your Tax Dollars Wasted: The Daily Pilot says that Costa Mesa officials admit they’ve spent at least $127,000 in public funds to prosecute Benito Acosta, an Orange Coast College student who had the audacity last year to demand the right to address the city council for the same three-minute period ... More >>
Back home in Holland, Paul Verhoeven uses his basic instincts to craft slick Holocaust thriller Black Book
Listening in on The Lives of Others
Keep It Up. You Rock. Dont Ever Change. All That Crap.
When her Aunt Virginia died in 1982, Lorna Catling had no idea that forty years earlier the Gestapo had declared her aunt "the most dangerous of all Allied spies" in France, and issued orders to "find and destroy her." Virginia Hall seldom spoke about what she had done during World War II, and ... More >>
Followers of crackpot felon accuse Weekly of being Cheneys tool
UCI profs book could be the real roadmap to peace
Former DA homicide chief says El Toro officer was murdered
The acid noir of Mickey Spillane, 1918-2006
'Look at the bright side: if you leave the fungus there long enough, you might be able to harvest mushrooms from your toe someday'
84-year-old Marie Kolasinski could be California's angriest revolutionary
Now that the OC Republican Party has your attention, heres our story about sex inside the Sheriffs Department
Head in the Clouds sexes up war, Zelary brings it back to real life
The Dixie Chicks vs. the galoot Gestapo
How Bert Jakobs outlived the Third Reich
And other tails of wealth, poverty and imprisonment