The Star-Spangled Banner

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Vicente Fernandez Songs of All Time: The Complete List

    See also:Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and Accordion Hero10 Rock en Español Albums to Listen to Before You DieOver the past two days, we've been counting down the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Vicente Fernandez Songs of All Time, Nos. 10-1

    See also*The 20 Greatest Vicente Fernandez Songs of All Time, Nos. 20-11And the list continues! Here will be all the obvious ones: "El Rey," "Volver, Volver," all the songs that turn usually taciturn Mexican men into wusses deserving of being grilled on Leykis 101. Enjoy, and NOW you can start hatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films Every Music Writer Should Own

    For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Testament - House of Blues Anaheim - January 31, 2013

    Testament House of Blues Anaheim January 31, 2013A portion of Downtown Disney was morphed into a thrash metal haven last night, as Bay Area heroes Testament played the second night of a cross country tour, to promote their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth(released in July on Nuclear Blast). Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Muse - Staples Center - January 23, 2013

    Muse Staples Center January 23, 2013Last night marked the first of three sold-out Muse shows at Staples Center, and the UK-based trio came out guns ablazin'. For anyone who has seen the rockers live before, this should be no surprise. Aside from being talented musicians, Matthew Bellamy and company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Diatribe with Dave: For The Love Of Logan

    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 10, 2012

    Five Mash-Up Ideas Girl Talk Should Never Attempt (And Hear What They Would Sound Like!)

    If there's one mash-up artist we at the Weekly adore, it's Girl Talk. Who else could have given us an appreciation for elements of songs we wouldn't have noticed without their being re-contextualized, while simultaneously tapping into our nostalgia and rocking a party all night long? While we would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    While Anaheim Burns, City Council Fiddles to Tune of "In God We Trust"

    Local governance in Anaheim will enter the era of the Almighty a week from today when its next city council meeting convenes with the words "In God We Trust" debuting in black lettering above the official city seal. Folks got a sneak peak at the public display of piety on Wednesday during a special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Five Disney Tweens to Become the Next Selena Gomez in 2012

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​If there's one thing we learned in 2011, it's that Selena Gomez is one of a kind. SIKE! She's a product of the Disney "empire" and if there is one thing we know, it's that Disney pumps out the singing talents of kids faster than Kim Kardashian switches athletes. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    [UPDATE with Earlier Apology Retracted] Katt Williams in Phoenix: "If You Love Mexico, Bitch, Get the Fuck Over There!"

    He's back, alright​UPDATE, Sept. 5 9:00 A.M.: Katt Williams appeared on CNN over the weekend on Saturday giving an interview essentially retracting an apology that had been earlier attributed to him. He suggested that the statement came from his publicist without signing off on it personally. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    "It's a Small World" Could Have Been Much More Annoying

    ​This year marks the 45th anniversary of Disneyland's "It's a Small World." The ride--which originally had a working title of "Children of the World" (and Walt himself only ever referred to as "the happiest cruise that ever sailed")--debuted in the park on May 28, 1966.Ever since then, the ride's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl Music Lineup: At Least As Bad As You Thought It Would Be

    ​Every year, the folks at the NFL announce they've reeled in some megastar musicians for the Super Bowl, either to sing the National Anthem or to perform a mini-concert at halftime. This year, we got two divas to kick off the game: Glee's Lea Michele, performing "America the Beautiful," and B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Christina Aguilera to Sing at Super Bowl XLV

    ​​Acts such as Billy Joel, Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks have all sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Now, Christina Aguilera will be added to the roster. The songstress will belt the tune before Feb. 6's Super Bowl XLV match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers at ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010

    Coachella Cattle Calls

    [Mental Notes] Despite numerous reasons to be underwhelmed, the crowd at Coachella was determined to have a moo-ving experience

  • Columns

    November 15, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    All-American edicion