For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>
Since their start in the early 1990s, Santa Barbara-based skate-punk rascals Lagwagon have penned tons of great tracks: "Razor Burn" (the best song ever written about looking like a member of ZZ Top), "After You My Friend" (the best song featuring an elevator music interlude), "Leave the Light On" ( ... More >>
Golden-haired skate legend, video game huckster, and film producer Tony Hawk added the role of wife swapper to his list of accomplishments this week, reportedly shacking up with the wife of his best friend a scant seven months after his third divorce. As much as we love to gossip, the grody per ... More >>
Flickr user markhillaryBlack Friday is just around the corner and it's a perfect opportunity to stock up on discounted video games for your family, friends, and--if there's any money remaining in your budget--yourself. However, with so many different stores offering so many different deals, how w ... More >>
Musing about Tony Hawk 11 years ago, an OC Weekly cover snidely stated, "Dude, You're Old."It's also been opined here--or maybe it was elsewhere--that skateboards should have an expiration date.Hawk, who is 62 (check that: 42), gave credence to both notions Saturday afternoon at Downtown Disney.
With the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo approaching in a few weeks, gamers and electronics fans across the globe have a lot to look forward to. During this event, industry giants such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will have the opportunity to show off all of the great products that they have t ... More >>
It's sort of last minute, but if you're chilling in front of your computer surfing music blogs this morning, then you probably have time to check out a repeat performance of RX Bandits this afternoon on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit (for those still rocking basic cable, you'll pro ... More >>
Photo from Ryan Sheckler's MySpace pageRyan Sheckler with one of the spoils of his success.Matthew Mercuro, the 36-year-old chief financial officer for fellow San Clemente resident Ryan Sheckler's businesses, was arrested and charged today with embezzling more than $365,000 from the 19-year-old p ... More >>