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  • Culture

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Five Rap Songs The Would Make Great Children's Books

    Recently, the worlds of rap classics and children's literature collided with the online release of "Regulate: the Children's Book." The debut project of the "HipHopChildrensBooks" Tumblr, it's the brainchild of rapper and Soulcrate Music member Wes Eisenhauer who brought Warren G and Nate Dogg's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    OC Zine Fest Brings DIY Scribes to SanTana July 12

    Yes, we can all agree that zines rule. Even millenials who grew up with smartphones and Tumblr can appreciate the tactile sensation of holding something creative that someone else made from scratch. Sure, you support them, but are you really 'bout this zine life? If so, the inagural OC Zine Fest is ... More >>

  • Film

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Johnny Marr: 'Modest Mouse Was My Favorite Band That I Was In'

    Johnny Marr -- Smiths guitarist, Modest Mouse producer and more -- released his solo debut early this year. After touring the album around the world, he hits the House of Blues Anaheim next week. In the print issue, we spoke to Marr about the Smiths, being a good frontman and what he's been up to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Aaron Paul Widera, Anaheim Teacher Accused of Possessing Porn, Sparks Parent Meeting

    See the update at the end of this post where a school official confirms Aaron Widera taught in Anaheim, where a community meeting is scheduled Friday. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 28, 8 A.M.: A 38-year-old math teacher who works in Orange County and resides in Long Beach pleaded not guilty at his arraignme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    "Bats Day in the Fun Park" Disneyland Revelers Targeted by Goofy Killuminati Soldiers

    According to the privacy notice on the Killuminati Soldiers' Facebook page, I am not allowed to use their profile information in any way. But it mentions nothing about not being permitted to let you know that Tupac Shakur coined the word Killuminati, that the Soldiers oppose the supposedly active in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, June 14 The Thermals The Constellation Room After 11 years, Portland trio The Thermals are starting to get some of the attention they deserve. Their latest release and Saddle Creek Records debut Desperate Ground came out in April with a positive reaction from music critics and almost eclips ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    ASAP Ferg is About to Take Over

    In the hype and haze surrounding the timeframe between the viral success of ASAP Rocky's song "Purple Swag" and the release of Rocky's first mixtape, much of the internet's gaze was directed squarely at the flamboyant, charismatic young Harlemite. Yet, when his "Live.Love.ASAP" mixtape was released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    'Phones Replaced With Sandwiches' Is Your New Favorite Tumblr

    Hunger having too much time on your hands = this. The new Tumblr Phones Replaced With Sandwiches is pretty self-explanatory. Phones in stock photos are replaced with sandwiches. The creator of Photoshop must be so proud.

  • Film

    May 9, 2013

    'Venus and Serena': Or, My Sister the Champ

    Demystifying the Williams sisters

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt - Coachella - April 12, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt Coachella April 12, 2013By: Jeff Weiss It was past midnight in Coachella's Gobi Tent when Tyler, the Creator climbed the scaffolding like a gargoyle. He clung to the metal bars above the stage with one arm, ready to pounce on the crowd at any moment. Earl Sweatshirt rapped with a bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Friday, March 29DSTVVBurger Records Self-proclaimed "industrial grungegaze" trio DSTVV have been garnering attention in the indie music blog circuit with only a handful of songs that permeate through your ear canals with their lo-fi vocals, fuzzy guitar and distorted synthesizer. Hailing from San ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2013

    DSTVV

    Burger Records

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The Big Mistake Bands Are Making With Facebook

    By: Jessica HopperAre you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, March 25Night BeatsBurger Records Armed with a snarling fuzz guitar and lo-fi vocals, Night Beats will likely remind you of your favorite Nuggets compilation album. Originating from Seattle, Washington, Night Beats craft a raw, psychedelic sound that harnesses the best instrumental influe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Wandering Around the Noisy World of NAMM

    NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center January 24, 2013 If you hear a loud buzzing sound echoing from Anaheim, it would be the thousands of exhibitors and merchants checking out the latest musical gear at the National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM in short. Closed to the public, It isn't unc ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 24, 2013

    Hey, Nice Nails! Now!

    [Trendzilla] Sisters Donne and Ginny Geer of Seal Beach take on the world with their nail salon

  • Music

    November 21, 2012

    Myspace Changed the Game for Musicians Everywhere. Then Facebook Messed Things Up

    Why the fallen king of social media was actually pretty damn good

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Activists Vow to Stick it to Frankenfoods Following Prop 37's Defeat at the Polls

    In the wake of the defeat of Proposition 37 this Tuesday, which, if passed, would have required the labeling of most genetically modified foods in the state, many are pondering what comes next? The angered among them have suggested a boycott against biotech bullies like Monsanto who produce GMO prod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Fan Landers: Should I Stay in the Closet for the Sake of My Rap Career?

    By: Jessica Hopper[Editor's Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    From 'Chinx' to 'Mc StinkyNigger': Five Racist Restaurant Receipts

    Here we go again. Another restaurant, another racist receipt. This time, it was found at a Hooters in Queens. In the space reserved for the customer's name, an employee typed out the word "Chinx" to identify a Korean American couple. According to NBCNewYork.com, the couple noticed the hostess and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Frank Ocean Comes Out: What It Means

    For those of you who were out celebrating Independence Day, you may have missed the news that slowly crawled across the wire late Tuesday night. Up-and-coming R&B crooner and Odd Future member Frank Ocean wrote an incredibly moving note on his Tumblr where he confessed to the world that his firs ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Devendra Banhart Is Back

    But will he break out the bird calls at the Observatory?

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    [UPDATED with I.D., Tributes:] Kevin Fahim Danyal, OC Homicide No. 15: Found Shot in Driveway

    UPDATE, MAY 9, 10:40 A.M.: The Orange County coroner's office has identified the 17-year-old boy found shot to death in an Anaheim driveway Friday as Kevin Fahim Danyal.Online tributes from friends say the Anaheim resident's nickname was "Soldier."

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    David Michael Lee, Renowned OC Artist, Now Has a Sandwich Blog

    Crazy-but-true story: more than a decade ago, my best friend and I took a television course at Orange Coast College. One of our classmates was this funny-ass gabacho, whom we eventually teamed up with on a many projects, best one involving a PSA with a fat guy who died from eating so much. This whit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Mike and Ike Are Getting a Gay Divorce

    In the realm of celebrity divorce news, this one is a true shocker. Mike and Ike--yes, the dudes of capsule-shaped candy fame--are headed for Splitsville. I know, right? They seemed so happy. Or, at least, chewy. Who will get strawberry and who will get lime?  

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    3hree Things: On Vacationer's New Album, Gone

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Summer doesn't officially start for another two months, but with the arrival of Daylight Saving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    What to Do With Music Journalism: Village Voice's Maura Johnston Weighs In

    ​We all know what  Maura Johnston (music editor over at our sister publication The Village Voice) is talking about in this Daily Swarm piece; we deal with all these problems daily here at Heard Mentality. But I think this conversation with Eric Ducker outlines all these challenges in a concis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Rush, The Mentors, The Germs and Crass: That Disney Shirt Gets Parodied by Dave Noise

    ​You know Dave Noise over at Factory Records, right? Well, it turns out that he not only sells records, he's hilarious and pretty good with the Photoshop. Hence his brand spankin' new Tumblr account called "Mickey Mouse Meets Ian Curtis," featuring parodies of the Joy Division-inspired Mickey shir ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 12, 2012

    Mr. Chiizu Makes You Say, 'Cheese!'

    [Trendzilla] IPhone app lets you create your own Japanese-style photo booth

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Santa Ana Fire Department Reduced to Fliering to Save Itself

    ​Pity the SanTana Fire Department, an agency with a 128-year-old history of serving the needs of the county seat. Times are tough around in all municipalities, but especially in SanTana, where the city faces an eight-figure hole due to an inept city council and the bureaucrats it's hired over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    How to Mess With a Plagiarist: A Lesson for Troy Holm from Doug Stanhope

    ​ I am pretty sure a lesson that was drilled into our heads as kids is that it's bad to steal. Whether you are stealing a car, some money, or heaven forbid someone's school work, it's just wrong. Actually, stealing has been frowned upon since biblical times as it is even listed as one of the Ten C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Claim: Chick-fil-A Cashier Identifies UC Irvine Asian Students on Their Receipts as "Ching" and "Chong"

    Tumblr user lolwhutThe offending receipts​The fast-food chicken-sandwich giant Chick Fil-A already has a horrible reputation among LGTB folks for the company's gay-averse ways and atheists for their Godboy mentality, but now there's a new group they just might permanently offend: Asians.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Aziz Ansari Recreates "Niggas in Paris" Using Emojis

    ​See also: It's Not Them, It's You: Stop Projecting Your Financial Woes onto Jay-Z and Kanye We're going a little Jay/'Ye crazy today, and why not? The Hublot-wearing, Maybach-wrecking duo hit L.A. this weekend for three sold-out shows. Turns out, we aren't the only ones. Aziz Ansari, Parks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Odd Future Announces Christmas Show in L.A., Here's How to Get Tickets

    ​Odd Future just announced via Tumblr/Twitter that they'll be playing a Christmas show at the Roxy in L.A. on December 22nd, and, like last year, they'll be giving away all kinds of gifts to attendees. Tickets are only available at the OFWGKTA pop-up shop at 410 North Fairfax, Los Angeles, from 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Odd Future's Frank Ocean Performs at the El Rey Theatre Tonight

    OFWGKTA's Frank Ocean​Whether you know it or not, tonight's a big night for L.A. music lovers. Especially those who fell for the soulful musical stylings of Frank Ocean's Nostalgia Ultra mixtape and the abundance of leaked tracks that comprises his discography. Tonight, the resident crooner of ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 7, 2011

    SPF Yourself

    [Trendzilla] And stay away from those Lita shoes!

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Website Features Names Misspelled by Starbucks Baristas

    Starbucks SpellingAka Colin. ​Our new favorite way to waste four minutes. Starbucks Spelling is an amusing Tumblr blog that collects photos of misspelled names on drinks. Carina is translated as "Borin," Craig gets translated as "Wreck" and Kendall is interpreted as "Tandul." Hey, as long as the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Odd Future Tour Dates (Plus: MellowHype's New Video for '64')

    ​ Here's your chance to catch the cresting wave for the Odd Future hype machine--the trash-rap collective is playing three Southern California dates before they go around the world. They'll be in Indio at the Indio Performing Arts Center tomorrow, in San Diego on June 16 at Epicenter and the House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    What's Odd Future Doing in Indio in June?

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Odd Future just announced a few more California dates on their Tumblr, squeezing in a stint at the Indio Performing Arts Center  and San Diego in between stops at Spain, Australia and Belgium.

  • Music

    May 26, 2011

    Harry Shum: The 'Glee' Actor/Dancer Is On the Good Foot

    The show's poppin'-and'-lockin' 'Other Asian' steps out of the shadows

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Awkward Backup Dancer in 'Friday' Video Speaks Out

    The internet is weird. The fact that you can achieve even a miniscule notch of pseudo-internet-fame simply for being a backup dancer on what's been pegged as the Worst Music Video Ever blows my mind. Yes, I'm talking about Rebecca Black's "Friday" video. And yes, I'm talking about Bennet "Benni" Cin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Arcade Fire: A Bunch of Grammy-Winning Nobodies?

    Tumblr​Dear America: allow me to introduce Arcade Fire. They're an indie rock band from Montreal. As I've been reading responses on Arcade Fire's Grammy win, I've realized that there are much fewer people who actually know the band and their music than I had thought.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system. What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you weren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generator (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system. What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you weren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generator (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system.  What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you aren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    OC Activist Compiles Prop. 8 Trial Tweets

    ​Anyone who thought the trial in the federal lawsuit challenging California's ban on gay marriage would be a dry, legalistic affair has been proven wrong by accounts of the first two days inside the San Fransisco courtroom. It's a case about the constitution, but the testimony thus far has delved ... More >>

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