Universal City

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Jon Lovitz At The Irvine Improv? Yea...That's The Ticket!

    Jon Lovitz has been entertaining the masses for decades through movies, TV, and of course, through stand-up. With his newest venture "Lovitz or Leavitz" on his own Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network, Jon is now coming straight through your computer in video form interviewing some spectacular celebrities. Ta ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 23, 2013

    'Arrested Development' Is Not Just One of the Funniest Television Shows Ever

    It's also a metaphor for the OC-ification of America

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Highlights From Gibson Amphitheatre

    Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Jenni Rivera Public Memorial Won't Be Accessible to All Her Fan Base--Live Nation Demands Photo ID, Credit Card

    A public memorial service for Jenni Rivera, the late Mexican superstar singer, entrepreneur and all-around chingona, is set to take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gibson Amphitheater at the Universal CityWalk. The performer had a concert date scheduled at the venue for March of next year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Jesse Tabish of Other Lives: 'We're An Animal Living In This Strange, Strange World'

    ​Other Lives began their year by releasing a their second album 15 months in the making. Tamer Animals is the product of folk heart, a classical soul, and minimalist recordings. The result is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year. They began their tour with Bon Iver and Mate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Moxley Watches The OC Republicans

    Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyTran: Not time to concede. ​1:00 a.m.: Van Tran Remains HopefulInside the converted Garden Grove Blockbuster store, Van Tran continues to hold onto his dream of defeating Loretta Sanchez. Tran is trailing by more than 5,000 votes--and the gap seems to be getting larger. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Power 106 Cali Christmas Lineup Includes Ice Cube, Chris Brown, Far East Movement

    ​Power 106 (KPWR, 105.9 Los Angeles) is holding their annual Cali Christmas  on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and the usual suspects (Ice Cube, Chris Brown) are in the lineup, as well as some noobs (Far East Movement and The New Boyz--literally! hah!).

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Bud Bashers Gather to Demonize Legalization

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Let the campaign against marijuana legalization in California begin! A coalition of clergy, law enforcement and assorted busy bodies gather under the Californians for Drug Free Youth banner in Universal City this morning to "raise awareness about the dangers of marijua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Team Coco Alert! Conan O'Brien Stage Show Lands in LA

    ​Conan O'Brien's live comedy/music review, which is aptly titled "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television," lands April 24-25 at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk, poignantly close to where the tall drink of redhead taped The Tonight Show before NBC fucked him over.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Over the Weekend: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with Muse, AFI at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefMuse at the Gibson Amphitheater​Click for a comprehensive slideshow of night one. Click here for photos from night two.The Hype: Seventeen bands in two nights at the cozy Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City served as the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas party for the staffers at me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Santa Ana's Aushua Added to Next Month's 'LA 101'

    ​A festival-type show on a Tuesday? Hey, sure, why not? That's the day of LA 101, a concert put on by our sister paper, LA Weekly, up north at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Tickets for LA Morrissey Show on Sale Saturday, Pomona Close Behind?

    Still so dreamy!​"I know it's gonna happen someday."It's been nearly a month since Morrissey tour dates throughout Southern California started popping up on fansites like Morrissey Solo, and official announcement of almost all of them (eventually) followed. There's Morrissey at the Fantasy Springs ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Entice Discuss Their 98.7 'Rockstar' Victory

    ​Irvine band Entice beat out four other bands--from an initial field of 120--Friday night at Citywalk in Universal City to win the grand prize of 98.7's "Rockstar" competition, netting them $10,000 in cash, $5,000 at the Best Buy music store (yes, some Best Buys sell instruments) and a smattering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    Entice Win 98.7's Rockstar Contest!

    ​We've kept tabs on 98.7's "Rockstar Contest" throughout its run--first, there were several Orange County bands in the top 15, then Irvine's Entice and Non-P both made the final five. Following Friday night's competition at CityWalk up in Universal City, Entice are the official winners of the cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Four Local Bands in Top 15 of 98.7's Rockstar Contest

    ​Of all the ways to make your band's wildest dreams come true, winning a radio station contest might not have the most street cred, but it certainly seems efficient.

  • Columns

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    No Doubt Triumphantly Return (to New Jersey)

    Arguably (?) the most famous band in Orange County history, No Doubt, played their first official show in about five years last night at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, headlining the second day of the Bamboozle Music Fest out there (not to be confused with the Bamboozle Left that to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: Death Cab for Cutie, 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

    At this point, who hasn't covered the Phil Spector co-written classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"? Mariah Carey sang it on her 1994 Merry Christmas album, U2 on the 1987 Christmas compilation A Very Special Christmas. Original singer Darlene Love performs the tune every year on "The Late Sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, Dec. 3, 2008.Better Than: Watching your friends play as Billy Corgan in Guitar Hero World Tour.Download: The video for G.L.O.W. on MySpace Music.Vocalist/guitarist Billy Corgan would exclaim "don't give up on us yet!" as The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    The Cure, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie Announced for KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    It's radio station concert day! Apparently! KROQ has announced their lineup for day two (Dec. 14) of Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and it is predictably pretty great: The Cure, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Paramore, Franz Ferdinand (!), Scott Weiland, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2008

    99-Cent Pizza at The Block's Pasta Bravo

    It was a quarter past one. After catching a late morning matinee at The Block's AMC, my friends and I found ourselves hungry. If we weren't lazy and famished, we would've made a beeline for the parking lot and bolted out of there to the nearest banh mi shop or burrito stand. Instead we wander ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Yes to Complexly Rock Honda Center Aug. 20

    Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    CANCELED: Velvet Revolver in Irvine

    Friday's VR show at the Verizon Wireless (Irvine Meadows) Amphitheater has been canceled due to ongoing fire-related health concerns. The show, with Alice in Chains and Sparta, was to be band's final U.S. gig before stops in Japan and Australia. A Live Nation rep said the show has been *tentatively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Shins-ing the Night Away: A Sounds Eclectic Evening

    [photo by Marc Goldstein] Making a classic SoCal newcomer mistake, I only gave myself 45 minutes to drive from Costa Mesa to Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre, where influential public radio station KCRW was holding its sixth annual Sounds Eclectic concert; this year proceeds go to help convert ... More >>

  • Features

    September 30, 2004
  • Culture

    January 16, 2003

    Meta Musil

    Joseph J. Musil's theater comes from someplace beyond

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • News

    August 31, 2000
  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    I was a Teenage Deadhead

    Beware of dread-sportin white people