[Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert
Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people
who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs from the Insane Clown Posse*Top Five Hits: TKO in Fountain Valley*Top F ... More >>
Miguel VasconcellosHappier Days at Creme Tangerine RecordsCreme Tangerine Records in Costa Mesa suffered a second break-in in two months on March 5. The most recent robbery involved two men who broke into the vintage trailer-turned-record store at the LAB Anti Mall in front Urban Outfitters, as well ... More >>
The ultimate new foodie...You know them -- they blog and/or Yelp, prevent you from eating while they take photos with their camera phone, and can talk your ear off about the place they just ate at. (Of course, I'm guilty of all that, too.) What can you get besides a gift card to their favorite ea ... More >>
Screw you Christmas-- here's another reason why Halloween is the greatest holiday of the year. Creme Tangerine Records will mark down 1000's of LPs to 50% off for Halloween. Old school record players, 8 track players, tape decks, speakers, cassettes and 45s will also be included in the sale. The ... More >>
Frightened Rabbit has been topping critics' lists of the year with their latest, The Winter of Mixed Drinks. The new set has more electronic influences and sounds like a happier departure from their folksy sophomore release, Midnight Organ Flight. Now on the biggest stateside ... More >>
In this issue, Gustavo Arellano explains why a century and a half after Juan Flores terrorized Orange County, historians still can't decide who he was in "Hero and Villain."While R. Scott Moxley begs the question: Were Mike Carona and Bernie Kerik separated at birth?
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Repeat offender Urban Outfitters has made headlines once again: the leading retailer has taken T-shirts supporting gay marriage off its California shelves this week.
The printed Tees, a staple for the popular chain, simply read "I Support Same Sex Marriage." When questioned, a buyer for Urban Outf ... More >>
So you can't afford that $3,000 handbag or even a $25 bottle of limited edition nail varnish—but Urban Outfitters has made owning a liiiittle piece of Karl Lagerfeld possible.
The Beautiful Ones has released a series of Tees with all our favorite fashion icons: Michael Jackson, Lagerfeld and an ... More >>
Diffusion lines have proven again and again to be the most lucrative for fashion designers. Marc Jacobs has his own collection but its the Marc by Marc Jacobs stuff, the $12 canvas tote bags and $20 costume jewelry that really rake it in. Vivienne Westwood recently did a line for Nine West here in t ... More >>
TOMS Shoes was created in 2006 by Amazing Race contestant Blake Mycoskie in an effort to help curb poverty in third-world countries—for each pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair to a child in need.
Though the brand has seen some sizable success, stores like Macy's, Urban Outfitters, Bloomi ... More >>
Even more summer sales for you to waste that stimulus check (am I the only one who hasn't received hers yet?) on: Original Penguin locations everywhere are now hosting their annual summer sale, with discounts ranging from 30%-50% off retail prices.
While Penguin's always been good for classic "subu ... More >>
Memorial Day Weekend Sales at the LAB, Friday-Monday
Sidewalk sales by Urban Outfitters, Harlow's, Carve & Blends and Habit
2930 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Standing Up for Justice and Peace, Friday 5 p.m.
Peacefully protest the wrongs of the world
Outside South Coast Plaza
Corner of B ... More >>
If the Half-Yearly Nordstrom Sale isn't your thing (...it should! Yours truly purchased an Anna Sui blouse-and-skirt ensemble at something like 58% off), then the Memorial Day sales going on at the Lab this weekend might be what you're looking for.
Everyone's favorite, Urban Outfitters, will be ho ... More >>
My mom's always told me that yellow's one of those colors I better make sure to wear lots of while I'm still young—older women, she says, just can't pull it off as well.
I still haven't really taken her advice, seeing that I am reeeally attached to my LBDs, but if you don't mind standing out in ... More >>
Y'know, I'm not one to advocate shopping at Urban Outfitters in the first place. It always seems to be the second to last stop for trends on their way out of style (the last being your local mall), it's overpriced and worst of all, you run a high risk of seeing a dozen other people wearing the same ... More >>
One of the best things about the weather getting warmer again is throwing on a pair of comfortable sandals, a breezy dress, slinging a bag over your shoulder and heading out the door.
The always reliable ShopBop has an impressive array of sandals up for sale—just stay away from the terry cloth f ... More >>
AN EVENING WITH FRANK MICKADEIT, 7 p.m.
Dying to get cozy with OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit? The flyer says there's a good chance he'll serenade you too.
Fullerton Public Library, Queen Mary, Long Beach
CASINO NIGHT WITH THE ANAHEIM DUCKS, 7 p.m.
The Ducks play dealers for charity as live ... More >>
Urban Outfitters doesn't hold down much credibility in the fashion world these days, but their homegoods and furniture line is a major favorite amongst interior decorators and designers alike.
And unlike their t-shirts, U.O.'s furniture is actually fairly priced—at least, when compared to IKEA. ... More >>
A long-lost friend recently showed up on my doorstep with a gift in hand: this slogan Tee by Torrance-based Asian American clothing line, Blacklava.
The shirt's a spin on those mind-numbing "Everybody Loves A(n) _____ Boy/Girl" shirts of yesteryear. Remember those? Urban Outfitters hocked 'em for ... More >>
Avant-garde jam band Sonic Youth and electronic-pop tunesmith Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello of the Postal Service) will be playing a free concert to benefit KXLU-FM 88.9 (Loyola Marymount University's campus station) at Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade Urban Outfitters, Saturday, July 21 (time as yet ... More >>
What: The Death Dance Tour
When: Saturday June 16
Where: The Glass House, Pomona
Maybe this should be called the Scions of Anticon Tour (although Alias still records for the Oakland underground-hip-hop label). He and anticon alumni Buck 65 and Sage Francis are now seasoned vets of the stage and the ... More >>