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  • Culture

    November 7, 2013

    High Art

    Meet the masters of the functional glassblowing trade—by which we mean bongs

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Primus - Fox Theater Pomona - May 19, 2013

    Primus Fox Theater Pomona May 19, 2013 Primus 3-D is an experience most people's senses aren't ready to handle. Mine definitely weren't. I don't necessarily blame it on the band, who opened their crazy new live show to a packed house at the Fox Theater Pomona. Every time I try to partake in a visua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The Gibson Amphitheatre To Close Its Doors

    The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 4 Social Distortion House of Blues Anaheim With few shows happening this Monday, you might consider trying to check out Social Distortion's umpteenth gig at the House of Blues this month. Perhaps setting a record for the most shows played at the Anaheim venue by a single band in o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Flying Lotus - Club Nokia - October 26, 2012

    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Flying Lotus, born Steven Ellison, is a special artists, guiding our ear palettes and rhythmic intuitions into complex and undiscovered territory. This voyage into musical expansion continued on at the beginning of the month  when FlyLo released his n ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 4, 2012

    'Border Theory' Shows the Line That Blurs

    Tony de los Reyes' exhibit at Grand Central Art Center brilliantly captures the never-ending U.S.-Mexico divide

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    On The Line: Daniel Hyatt Of Juliette Kitchen Bar, Part Two

    What does a love of bacon and Japanese food have to do with Daniel Hyatt's menu? We don't know yet, but it may influence his decisions as he transitions Juliette's autumn selections. Something we do know: their freezer is only big enough to store ice cream. Read our interview with Daniel Hyatt of Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Let's Talk About the Crazy Names For Musician Fan Bases, Like "Beliebers"

    See Also:*Miley Cyrus Calls Anaheim Resident a "Fucking Creep" on Twitter*Octomom Releases New Topless Album Cover for 'Sexy Party'*Christina Aguilera and YUM! Brands Team Up to Fight Hunger. Seriously?As Jerry Seinfeld might say: What's the deal with all these crazy names for musician fan bases, li ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Bassnectar Rumbles Through Lightning In a Bottle Festival

    Freeform artist Lorin Ashton reflects on the release of 'Vava Boom' and his journey in EDM

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Mick Fleetwood on His Early Years and the Grateful Dead: 'The Whole Audience Was on Acid'

    ​Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood appears in a new interview today as part of the Off The Record music conversation series. Shot in Mick's adopted hometown of Maui, the video features Fleetwood making small talk and jamming with Brooklyn singer Nicole Atkins.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Why 27 is the Most Dangerous Age in Music; Amy Winehouse Tributes from M.I.A., Rome Ramirez and More

    ​27 is rock and roll's most hazardous number.On Saturday, Amy Winehouse joined an exclusive club after the five-time Grammy winner was found dead in her London home at the age of 27. It is the age at which a number of pop stars have died from overdoses, suicides, murders, or in some cases, just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Filmmakers Wanted At Taco Asylum​Costa Mesa's taco asylum welcomes independent filmmakers looking for a space to screen their projects. With productions costs being what they are, you're going to turn down a free screening room with a big HD screen? And one that serves great beers and food to watch by? There is a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Experience The Music Never Stopped Ride

    ​The Newport Beach Film Festival runs annually in April (April 28-May 5 this year), but it presents the "festival experience" year-round through the Orange County Film Society. Among the special events for members who lay out $99 annually are regular sneak preview screenings of films before they h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    U.S. Senator Names UCI's World of Warcraft Research One of the Worst Wastes of Taxpayer Dollars in 2010

    ​In Tom Coburn's just-released "Wastebook 2010," an 85-page tirade on what the U.S. senator believes are the year's 100 most outrageous uses of tax dollars, UC Irvine's $3 million research of World of Warcraft and other games comes in at No. 6. "Most people have to work for a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Sublime with Rome Over the Weekend at Pacific Amphitheater

    John Gilhooley​Check out a slideshow of the Sublime with Rome concert here!Sublime with RomeJuly 30, 2010Orange County Fair - Pacific AmphitheaterThe Show: Orange County and the rest of the world was robbed when Sublime singer Bradley Nowell overdosed in 1996 just two months shy of the b ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Social D Performing At Outside Lands

    MySpace / Julia Zave​Look who's performing at  San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Over The Weekend: 60 Watt Kid at Echo Curio

    ​The Hype: Years ago I used to live and practice in a warehouse in Santa Ana with a bunch of different bands. Bassland, Pistolero and Shanks and the Dreamers were some of these bands, but there were many more. Some were terrible, some were really good. One of them, Dance Disaster Movement, was rea ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010

    Orange Sunshine

    In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Release the Sounds: 'Trick or Treat [Live]', the String Cheese Incident

    ​The last of the String Cheese Incident's famous "Hulaween" concerts, pregnant with epic jams and cover songs, ended in 2004. It was right around the time they started scaling back tours and going on a series of hiatuses. But here it should be noted that although this world renowned  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2008

    Last Night: Snoop Dogg, Warren G, The Twins at the Glass House

    BY RYAN RITCHIELast Night: Snoop Dogg at the Glass House in Pomona, Dec. 26, 2008.Wanna know if you're old? Go see Snoop Dogg and ask yourself which category of fans you fall in to. You're either in a) the group of shaggy-haired teenagers who wouldn't mind if he played "Sensual Seduction" twice, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    New Mother's Market Not Worth It--Yet

    The latest Mother's Market had a soft opening this past weekend, and thank God for that: The proposed mother ship of O.C.'s O.G. hippy-dippy eco-food industry has a lot of work to do. I visited late Sunday, jonesing for some munchies. The deli portion of the place won't be finished until its grand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Neil Young thinks I'm an asshole, and he totally quoted me out of context, too!

    Colleague Matt Coker recently tipped me off to a cameo appearance I kinda-sorta make in Deja Vu, the new documentary flick about Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2006 Freedom of Speech tour of America, when the foursome hit the road in support of Neil Young's politically pointed Living With War album. ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 5, 2007

    Good Vibrations

    Getting gnarly with the Laguna Art Museums Rick Griffin show

  • Features

    November 16, 2006

    Top 5 Cover Bands

    As Recommended by Squeeze OC

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Making It Dance


  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    New Reviews

    An American Haunting, Drawing Restraint 9, Hoot, Sir! No Sir!

  • Culture

    August 18, 2005

    Rickety Rocket

    Ken Jones tense Darkside aims for the moon, gets stuck on Earth

  • Columns

    August 4, 2005
  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Revenge of the Rednecks

    There was a time when Southern rock was a reveille for radicals

  • Features

    July 7, 2005

    Lords of Acid

    How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OCs Hippie Mafia

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    GET OUT!


  • Unknown

    April 28, 2005
  • Music

    February 10, 2005


    Checking Irony at the Blue Water Music Festival

  • Music

    January 6, 2005
  • Food

    June 10, 2004

    Stand and Deliver

    Deciding between healthy and lardy cuisine at the Stand

  • Features

    February 26, 2004

    Hey, Wheres the Stoners, Druids and Ferret-Lovers?

    U.s. senate candidate Judge Jim Gray strives to make the Libertarian party matter

  • Columns

    October 2, 2003
  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Stupid Tanned Hot Chicks

    Always bringin me down!

  • Music

    July 24, 2003
  • Columns

    May 29, 2003

    The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Chile Pepper 2003!

  • Music

    September 19, 2002
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    October 18, 2001
  • Unknown

    September 6, 2001
  • Music

    May 24, 2001


    Picking on the Doheny Blues Fest headliners

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Rocks Great, Un-Ironic Hope

    Beachwood Sparks are going to make California rock huge again

  • Music

    March 9, 2000
  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    The 90s Didnt Suck

    Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!

  • Music

    October 7, 1999
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