I never got into Doctor Who, but I respect its devoted following, which treats every changing of the guard (and by "guard" I mean "doctor") as a grand media event. Indeed, BBC America is pulling out all the stops for Saturday night's debut of Peter Capaldi in the title role--on both small and big sc ... More >>
It's that time again. When the days are longer, and the sugar shoppes lure you in with free scoopage. Although with Ben & Jerry, it has to do with a whole lot more. Without loyal fans, their ice cream empire would not be what it is today. Or as Ben says, "Business has a responsibility to give to ... More >>
OC Music Awards: Night 2 The District at Tustin Legacy January 15, 2013 The second night of the showcase series for the OC Music Awards featured five more acts to the mix of local hopefuls on Tuesday evening at the open-air District at Tustin Legacy. Dedicated patrons donned thick sweaters, jackets ... More >>
In a genre in which fashion practically forces allegiance to all things plaid, paisley and plain, folk artist Annie McQueen easily qualifies as a conscientious objector. Studying her from the soles of her black platform boots to the fur to the mystical, Stevie Nicks-esque accessories all the way up ... More >>
Monday, January 14 Pop Noir The Constellation Room After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully ... More >>
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Assuming the Mayan's apocalyptic predictions are a little off, we'll all be around to catch the next round of OC Music Awards goodness this year, starting with their eight-week stint of annual live showcases to decide the winner of OC's best live band. Today, the OCMA's announced the lineups for eac ... More >>
Local Libyan Americans welcome others to join them tonight at a candlelight vigil in Tustin to mourn the loss of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other members of the American diplomatic corps in Libya."The Libyan American Association of Southern California condemns the cowardly and ... More >>
After yesterday's random heatwave, who isn't screaming for something chilly?Per the Vermont founders, "As a way to thank our customers for their support and to celebrate 34 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry's scoop shops are happily giving ... More >>
The Ultra Music Festival Miami has been considered the "Best Music Event" by the International Dance Music Awards for years (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, to be exact). The Ibiza DJ Awards called it the "Best International Dance Music Festival" in 2008. But what really happens at the Ultra ... More >>
The 2012 OC Music Awards Showcase Series kicks off at Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar on Jan. 3, leading into seven weeks of free showcases at different venues across the county. This year, 35 local artists will compete for the titles of "Best Live Band" and "Best Live Acoustic," a performance slot at t ... More >>
OC Music AwardsJanuary 11, 2011The District at Tustin LegacySee the slideshow here!Tonight's event showcased five bands competing to move on to the finals for Best Acoustic Band. Performers included Skee and the Motion Detectors, Honeypie, Headshine, Canvas and Stacy Clark. Though the event ... More >>
It's the second night of the OC Music Awards showcase, and bands are competing to move forward in the Best Live Acoustic Act category this week. OC bands including Skee at the Motion Detectors, Honeypie, Headshine, Canvas and Stacy Clark will all be performing at the District at the Tustin Legacy ... More >>
Can you believe the OC Music Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary? The newest season kicks off on Jan. 4, and as usual, there will be seven weeks of free showcases at different venues around OC. Today, they announced the Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase series (see the schedul ... More >>
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Do you love Eric Clapton but hate concerts? You're in luck. "Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010" will broadcast the day-long Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, a sold-out concert that took place in Chicago's Toyota Park on June 26.
Anyone that has been grocery shopping will know that one of the worst moves to make is to tour the isles on an empty stomach. Unless you've brought your mother along to help you "just say no," chances are you'll end up with a cart full of crap you didn't come for.I almost suffered this same fate the ... More >>
Santa Ana-based indie rock quartet Canvas (formerly Streetlight Affair) turned in a memorable performance marked by fresh material and maximum verve January 29 at the District at Tustin Legacy. Doll Knight and Keila Morris are the main vocalists, George Bernal plays guitar, and Piper Michelle handle ... More >>
The Hype: OC Music Awards Showcase's debut of the Best Live Acoustic category featuring local faves Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob, Barrett Johnson, Billy Kernkamp, Stacy Clark and Canvas took place outside at the District at Tustin Legacy. A shopping center courtyard instead of the coffeehouse se ... More >>
A whopping 35 local acts will participate in the OC Music Awards Showcase Series. The seven-week event launches Tuesday, January 7, at Detroit Bar in Cost Mesa. It will continue at various venues countywide. All showcase dates are free. The artists are competing for Best Live Band or Best Live ... More >>
Here's a fun fact for you: Did you know that before Fender became the world's most recognized guitar brand, it was founded in Fullerton in 1946? Weird right? I'm guessing most locals under the age of 50 didn't know that. But it was over a century ago that Clarence Leonidas (that's Leo Fender ... More >>
The 2010 OC Music Awards don't take place until March 6 at the Grove of Anaheim, but that doesn't mean there isn't news. Announced recently was the venue information for the Showcase Series, which determines two out of the 23 trophies/plaques/gift certificates/whatever the hell prize is for Best ... More >>
Pretty much every city in Orange County has a giant shopping center (some have multiple ones!), so we might as well make good use out of them, right? Case in point, the District Unplugged event that we told you about earlier in the week...it's going on right now at the sprawling District at Tustin L ... More >>
Iglu & Hartly, pictured, are from LA (the inimitable Echo Park, specifically), but they play in Orange County a lot. They've played Detroit Bar twice already this year, and return there next Friday, July 24. And they're playing at the District in Tustin Legacy shopping center this Sunday, as par ... More >>
The protests with tens of thousands of participants in Iran dwarf the one Wednesday afternoon in Orange County with just shy of 1,000 locals (by some counts), but the word about demonstrating dissent on both sides of the world spread the same way: via blogs, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, other online ... More >>
Photos by Christopher VictorioThe controversial flag flies in Irvine Wednesday.Alexandra Zavis and Paloma Esquivel blog in the LA Times that the appearance of the pre-Islamic Revolution Iranian flag at U.S. rallies "is stirring tension between Iranian expatriates who come out to express solidarity w ... More >>
I'm not normally one to plug Whole Foods--love their grub, but it's way overpriced, to the extent that they once charged me 90 bucks for a chicken. Accidentally, admittedly, but the fact that I didn't realize until I got home is pretty telling.But this upcoming event at the District at Tustin Legacy ... More >>
Looks like the mercury has risen just in time... The combination of hot weather and free cold stuff is sure to result in lines around the block. True, the promo runs from noon to 8:00pm, so in theory there should be no handbags-at-dawn scenarios, but we are talking abut the crème de la (ice) crème ... More >>
Compact discs have lasted nearly three decades--first on the market in October 1982!--but their farewell tour is hitting another stop, as Borders is dropping their stock of CDs (and DVDs).
Next time you're at Hot Topic looking for a t-shirt with an '80s cartoon character on it or a pair of pants with 16 different zippers, you might hear something surprising: live music.Several Hot Topics around the county are booking local bands, including the one at The District at Tustin Legacy, whe ... More >>
I thought the worst thing I'd read so far about Your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was that the A's are gaining on them, but then came this: "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will always be Disneyland's team and should expect nothing but another fairy-tale in the AL West this season." Disneyland's ... More >>
The line outside Ben and Jerry's at The District at Tustin Legacy Tuesday night, serving up a scoop of FREE ELECTION DAY ICE CREAM to anyone that showed up (originally it was just supposed to be for those that voted today, turns out that's not so legal).
I wrote about the weekly live music at The District at Tustin Legacy a couple days ago, and this Saturday The Block at Orange is hosting "Rock ‘n Road: Where the Music Meets the Road," which brings together high school bands and road safety education. Finally!
Being new in town, I'm on the lookout for music wherever I can find it. And a young band looking to make a name is in no position to turn down a gig, no matter where it may be. So it might have been kismet that I found myself listening to Los Angeles-based four piece End Roulette last night at, o ... More >>
DINING IN THE DARK, 6 p.m. Ever wondered what it would be like to be blind? The Foundation Fighting Blindness will help you experience the latter for $250 over dinner. (Or you could just stay home and eat ice cream in the dark.) Fairmont Newport Beach, 4500 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach BRAZI ... More >>