By Jena ArdellDance music is all the rage these days. That time you thought giant robots were battling at your
recent family reunion? Nope, that was just your 12-year-old niece listening to dubstep.
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BIG BANGHonda CenterNovember 3, 2012So if you haven't heard about the Korean boy-band, BIG BANG, trust me, you will soon. Riding the K-Pop invasion into the United States, led by Psy and Gangnam Style, BIG BANG is on their first U.S. tour. For two nights in a row, they sold out the Honda ... More >>
It took a little while for teen-Disney-star-turned-pop-monolith Miley Cyrus to move to the dark side (sonically, anyway), this summer it finally happened, thanks to dubstep. On August 20, Cyrus tweeted, "Yo, check out me & Borgore's new track." Though the song has been out for three months ... More >>
Summer is just around the corner (June 20, to be exact), and with that comes summer mixtapes. There's nothing better than the sunshiny bliss that comes from driving with your windows rolled down, wind whipping through your hair, and upbeat, buoyant music blasting through your ste ... More >>
Nicky Romero Ten NightclubMarch 25, 2012Coming straight from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Dutchman Nicky Romero acknowledged the crowd by saying, "If you missed Ultra, here is your chance to live it!" when he took over Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach. Romero has been a drummer since he was s ... More >>
Myspace.comIf you don't know who Pablo Francisco is, then you must be someone in dire need of a good laugh. If so, you deserve this holiday gift. This stand-up (and Internet) sensation is performing four nights of shows at the Irvine Improv that promise to end and start your year off smiling. Decemb ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyTomorrow is World AIDS Day, so Alicia Keys asked artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Swizz Beatz and Usher to sign off Twitter and Facebook to help raise money for Keys' charity,
Keep a Child Alive. The campaign is called Digital Life Sacrifice and it hope ... More >>
Blonde RedheadFriday is when Pilar Diaz, one of our featured acts in this week's music section, takes a bow at the Orange County Center of Contemporary Art in Santa Ana. With some years of solo work under her belt after she broke from LA's shoulda-been-really-famous Los Abandoned, the Chilean-bo ... More >>
Sesame StreetSesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>
Were you working, sleeping, distracted, saving a cat from a tree, organizing your cheese label collection or otherwise unavailable to follow our live Twitter posts from Michael Jackson's memorial? Well, you're in luck, because here they all are (and pics!), both from Matthew Fletcher of the band Sat ... More >>
Michael Jackson: still dead. If he wasn't, there wouldn't be that
public memorial tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Staples Center, and we
wouldn't be here talking about it.
In fact, we're going to be able to do more than just talk about it. Our
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By Ben Westhoff
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
Usher is rather fond of Dat Girl Right There.
I never thought the day would come that I'd gush over an Usher track. But “Dat Girl Right There” (who hasn't had similar complex thoughts?) featuring Ludacris and produced by Rich Harrison is amazing—sonically anyway. The electronic backing is om ... More >>