Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>
See Also:*Kottonmouth Kings' Pakelika Dies From Health Complications* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Cochinas Know How to Work the StreetsThere's a scene near the end of This Is Spinal Tap! when the credits start rolling: keyboardist Viv Savage espouses his personal philosophy slowly and de ... More >>
[Locals Only] The band's fun-loving fusion of punk, ska and reggae is set to hit the road
On June 6, Chef Rick Bayless received from the Mexican government the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Insignia class (lower ranking reserved for non-royals and non-politicians) for his work in promoting Mexican cuisine in general, and Mexican haute cuisine, specifically, in his PBS television series Mexic ... More >>
With springtime arrive the starter tomato plants at Home Depot, the County worker with frisky young mosquito fish for the bathtub pond, the cheerful UPS man with delivering new books, and the democratic parade that is the renewed political season, with signature gathering and voter registration and ... More >>
Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'
Our upcoming cover story on the Aquabats and their new TV show for the Hub, The Aquabats! Super Show! debuting this weekend led to a ton of research on Christian Jacobs, aka MC Bat Commander, Aquabats frontman and co-creator of Yo Gabba Gabba. One of the more interesting things about him (and the ... More >>
[OC Weekly Sex Issue 2012] Burning penises! Dolphin noises! Inadvertent threesomes! Sex horror stories! And more!
Metalachi and the Go To ElevensDiPiazza's Long BeachJan. 27, 2012It's not every Saturday night when I walk into a venue and there's a band on stage playing Spinal Tap's uber-classic "Stonehenge." But it should be because that was pretty much the most awesome way to start an evening.
While people around the world are celebrating This is Spinal Tap hero Nigel Tufnel's day (yes, we expect to be greeted by "But this goes up to 11!" everywhere), we're rooting for the underdog and championing bro rock band 311's right to claim 11/11/11 as well. (It is another kind of "311 D ... More >>
After nearly two years of both tragedy and triumph on the home front, Irvine's favorite post-hardcore band work it all out with their new album, 'Major/Minor'
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 29, 2010UPDATE, 2:05 P.M., Jan. 17: Steven Tyler reiterates that, even though he is a judge on American Idol, he will record an album with Aerosmith soon. He informed the public that he will head ... More >>
Starbucks has announced that it is introducing a new size of coffee called the Trenta cup. As "Venti" means "twenty", "Trenta" means "thirty"; but observant caffeine-junkies will notice that the new container is actually a 31-ouncer. Conspiracy-theorists might wish this was Spinal Tap refer ... More >>
A big thank you to all the veterans out there for preserving our freedom to be silly. It's November 11, and there's a movement afoot on Facebook to declare this day next year, 11/11/11, as Nigel Tufnel Day. Exactly how does one celebrate that day, especially on the food front?
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyJack Grisham's life has taken more twists and turns than the PCH. The 49-year-old gained early notoriety as the lead singer of seminal Orange County punk rockers TSOL. After five years fronting the group, Grisham left amid rumors of substance abuse and acrimony from the ... More >>
Besides San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest comic book event to happen this week has been the release of the sixth and final volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's musical-video game-romantic epic, Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour.(Oh, and you might've heard that the series is getting the big-screen treatment fr ... More >>
'Get Him to the Greek' is crude on the outside, sweet in the middle
Andrew YoussefThe Hype: Armed with their latest album Fever, Bullet For My Valentine made a stop at the Grove of Anaheim for a sold-out show. Chiodos, Airbourne and Arcanium were packaged together as openers to span the different genres of metal to widen the overall appeal of the tour. The second ... More >>
The Eddie Vedder-approved Fred and Toody Cole have finally become hip-in their 60s!
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The Voids are one of the best local punk bands. They've been playing since 1998 and for some reason, they aren't bigger than they are. They should be huge, but what do I know? Singer Adri and guitarist Chris have gone through more members than Black Flag and Spinal Tap combined, but their cur ... More >>
Bet you had pretty much forgotten all about Live, didn't you? Well. They didn't forget about you. Their love is. Like water. They're coming to town, and tickets are on sale tomorrow. And so is other stuff!
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the Unwigged & Unplugged tour featuring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. If you're "in the know," those names might sound familiar. If you're not, I'll spill the beans.The trio are the actors who play the key members in Spinal Tap (the ... More >>
Ever wonder what Beatles songs done in Metallica's heavy, hyper style would sound like? Me neither. But the clever buggers in Beatallica thought this would be a smashing concept; hence the forthcoming release of Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band (out July 10 on Oglio Records). The group consist o ... More >>