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    August 26, 2014

    10 Best Black Empowerment Songs

    As we come up on the 50th anniversary of the MFDP (Mississippit Freedom Democratic Party) and the Freedom Summer on top of finding ourselves in the midst of the Ferguson debacle, a situation that has disarmed the pundits claiming we live in a post-racial country. This musical highlight of the Black ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Memorable Samples

    Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day where we celebrate the birth and countless contributions the good Reverend Doctor made in the name of civil rights and equality in this country. Among Dr. King's most memorable works were his inspiring speeches. It's easy to forget that in a pre-internet/mass med ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote

    See Also: *Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team *Get It Together: 6 West Coast Posse Cuts For Your 4th of July Cookout *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? With the new Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis movie The Campaign opening tomorrow (oh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    World EDM Vixen Hayla to Headline OC Pride Festival

    By: Katrina NattressWorld electronic dance music may not be a genre you hear too often, but Hayla is among its proudest, scantily clad practitioners. Though currently residing in Los Angeles, the multi-talented singer and percussionist draws inspiration from her European and Middle Eastern roots, re ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    April 5, 2012

    Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup Revealed!

    Insomniac Events announced their highly anticipated line up for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. CEO Pasquale Rotella announced today that more than 100 artists and 500 theatrical groups will be joining the 300,000 expected attendees, including a special performance by the Blue ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Steve Aoki Hijacks the System

    The prolific electronic music performer/producer talks U.S. dance culture and his upcoming album

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    July 29, 2011

    Pablo Dylan is a Wannabe Rapper: So What?

    ​I like internet snark as much as the next person, but sometimes there's just too much hate in the world. Take the case of Pablo Dylan, Bob's 15-year-old grandson who just wants to rap. If you listen to "I'm On One" after the jump, you'll see that it's not any different from any boy band staple, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Black Eyed Peas go on Hiatus; Four Other Groups That Should Take a Break Too

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​This week the Black Eyed Peas announced at their Staffordshire show that it was the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." So yes, the group is taking a break, but they're not breaking up--at least, not according to Fergie and, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Two Deaths in a Year; Is Electric Daisy Carnival Cursed?

    Doug Neill/OC Weekly​Check out last year's slideshows here and hereAfter the death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy Carnival in LA and the news that a 19-year-old man died after attending the sold-out rave party in Dallas (with another concert-goer in critical condition) we have to won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Will.I.Am's Dealbreaker: No Wet Wipes!

    Beth StirnamanWill.I.Am. at Street Scene San Diego in 2009​ELLE published an interview with Will.I.Am. mentioning what he won't tolerate in a woman. One involved condoms (i.e., women who own condoms are skanky) and the other involves using baby wipes. Really? From the writer of "What you gon' do ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Sesame Street vs. Yo Gabba Gabba! The Musical Battle for Your Kids' Coolness

    Sesame Street​Sesame 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    What You Missed: UFC 104, Autumn Food Festival, Zombie Pub Crawl, Kid Sister

    Keith MayNewport Beach Zombie Pub Crawl​Okay, so a whooooole lot of things happened this weekend. Like a lot. First up was the Zombie Pub Crawl in Newport Beach, where tons of fabulous zombies dragged themselves to Newps for the first ever undead pub crawl. Sponsored by, the all-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    12 Things I'll Always Remember About Street Scene '09

    Beth Stirnaman​It's Monday morning and another Street Scene is officially in the books. And while it's important to note that this parking lot extravaganza of fog-filled stages, oddly eclectic line-ups, mind-altering drugs and festival food has reached it's 25th year, it's also worth mentioning th ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    What You Missed: Black Eyed Peas, Powerhouse, That OTHER Dog Beach

    Keith MayNot a crook.​What'd you do this weekend? Was it as short as ours? Thought so. Photographer Keith May continued his exploration of Orange County this weekend. This time he brings us that "OTHER" dog beach--it has no name, no leash rules, no cops and is relatively unknown. This dog beach si ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
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    March 23, 2009

    Incoming: Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, More at KIIS-FM Wango Tango

    KIIS-FM held their December "Jingle Ball" concert at the Honda Center, and they're returning to Orange County for their spring "Wango Tango" concert, happening May 9 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. It's an equally impressive pop-filled lineup, featuring among others, as you've no doubt guessed ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 23, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: My Chemical Romance, 'Desolation Row'

    I certainly have no interest in being one of those old dudes that complains whenever a current band covers a classic song. After all, Bob Dylan songs have been covered since the early days of his career ("All Along the Watchtower," "Mr. Tambourine Man," etc.), and his own first album was mostly cove ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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