Wu-Tang Clan

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Rock The Bells To Feature "Virtual Performances" of Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E

    Last night, this year's lineup for the 10th annual Rock The Bells show in San Bernardino was announced and there seems to be a little bit for every type of hip-hop fan out there. The big news is that after last year's Tupac hologram sighting at Coachella, Rock The Bells is going to double that with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Raekwon - The Observatory - April 26, 2013

    Like we've said before, Orange County loves their Wu. Then again, when ODB notoriously declared that "Wu-Tang is for the children" he might as well have said "Wu-Tang is for everyone" considering the massive global impact the Shaolin spitters have had. Wu-Tang has a universal appeal that most more g ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Method Man


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    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

    The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! At around 8:30 tonight, the Coachella lineup was announced and as usual, it contains some interesting names. Headliners have a heavy dose of rock including The Stone Roses (!!!) and Blur Friday, Phoenix on Saturday, with the Sunday night he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    GZA, Killer Mike - The Observatory - September 28, 2012

    GZA, Killer MikeThe ObservatorySeptember 28, 2012It is said that the  third time's the charm, and after  two less-than-stellar performances here in Orange County, we were betting on a third round sweep from Wu-Tang esteemed patriarch the GZA. The last couple times h ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    [Ask Exene] Dressing your baby in band T-shirts doesn't alone make you a cool parent

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to DEAR EXENE, As a relatively new parent in my mid-20s, I ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday Wednesday: Cappadonna at Detroit Bar

    In keeping with Detroit Bar's long history of luring nearly every member of the Wu-Tang Clan through its doors, the club offers another evening of Golden Age rhymeslinging courtesy of long-time Wu-member, Cappadonna. The gruff, lyrically dexterous MC is rolling through Costa Mesa on Wednesday, June ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Elements' EP by Immortal Minds

    The Immortal MindsElements EP back a little with this one -- Elements was released last year -- but it's always good to give a nod to things that might have been missed first time around. Such was the case with Santa Ana's Immortal Minds. It's a little uncle ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Five Most Skewed Moments In Grammy History

    ​This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to b ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Wu-Tang Clan Last Night at the Grove

    ​Wu-Tang Clan City National Grove of Anaheim Jan. 18, 2012Even without Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Wu-Tang Clan at the City National Grove of Anaheim last night was nothing short of spectacular. The C.R.E.A.M. Team showed Orange County what real east coast hip hop looks and sounds like, with the ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Wu Tang Clan at the Grove TOMORROW

    ​ If you hurry, you can get free tickets to Wu Tang Clan's show at the City National Grove of Anaheim tomorrow. According to our sister paper, Dallas Observer, it's worth it to go, especially if you haven't seen them in the past few years, even though  "the lack of newer tracks made the set f ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Wu Tang Clan

    City National Grove of Anaheim

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    July 20, 2011

    Wu-Tang Clan Regroups for 'Legendary Weapons'

    ​The constant question surrounding every new Wu-Tang Clan album is whether the "Slums of Shaolin" MCs are still "nothin' to fuck wit." The deep imprint of Wu members was felt on Kanye West's ultra-hyped My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy letting hip-hop heads know where they stood among the newcome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Republican Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno Quotes Wu-Tang Lyrics On State Senate Floor

    ​How bizarre, how bizarre. Republican Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno on Wednesday got up during a budget crisis debate on the floor of the Illinois Senate to make  a "point of personal privilege." Then she read some Wu Tang lyrics via Raekwon from "C.R.E.A.M" (Cash Rules Everything ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011


    Detroit Bar

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    March 18, 2011

    Wild Flag, Wu-Tang, Erykah Badu and Yelawolf: What Went Down at the Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW Party

    Shannon Cottrell/Houston PressWu-Tang Clan​Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW PartyMarch17, 2011Austin Music Hall Of course you wish you were there. According to Houston Press, the all-night line-up for the 2011 Village Voice and Frank 151 Showdown at SXSW  was one of the festival's most anticipate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Announcing: the 2011 Village Voice and Frank 151 SXSW Party, With the Wu-Tang Clan, Yelawolf, Wild Flag, Fishbone, and More

    Ian S. Port/SF WeeklyWild Flag in San Francisco last November​If you're one of the lucky few heading over to Austin in three weeks, it would behoove you to make an appearance at the 2011 Village Voice SXSW party, presented in concert with Frank 151. Who's going to be there? The Wu-Tang Clan, Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Langhorne Slim: Incisive Alt-Country From a Guy Who Digs Wu-Tang​Langhorne Slim (a.k.a. Sean Scolnick) is the latest descendant of a storied line of troubadours steeped in Americana and rusty folk--an aging ancestry built on stark guitar work, broken hearts and lifetimes of regrets to contemplate. Like A.A. Bondy, Elvis Perkins or any number of arti ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Vox Merger


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    August 23, 2010

    Rock the Bells Festival at NOS Over the Weekend

    Doug Neill/OC WeeklySnoop Dogg​Check out our Rock the Bells slideshow here!Rock the Bells Festival August 21, 2010 NOS Event Center Scorching heat, swarming crowds, parking gridlock, inefficient management, and borderline incompetent staffing didn't stop Southern California from "rocking th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Rock The Bells: Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest Added To Lineup

    ​[via MTV] Why, Urb Was Right After All: When they announced that Lauryn Hill was going to be performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety last month, then were proven wrong when the lineup was announced and there was no Fugees lead singer in sight.  Instead, only Wu-Tang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    5 Great Acts That Suck Live

    ​The main reason Lauryn Hill's rumored Rock the Bells performance got everyone's panties up in a bunch isn't because it was untrue. It's because everyone misses The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  Lauryn. Everyone knows her recent live sets have been harrowing--audiences were subject to two hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Sunday Karaoke with Lester Trombone, May. 2

    ​We usually never fail to inform you about the barrage of buzz bands to saunter through Detroit Bar during the week. But rarely do we talk about the magic of Sunday Night Karaoke with Lester Trombone. Shame on us. It's about time.

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    April 26, 2010

    Boo Tang! (Or, Wack Shit That Went On at the GZA Show)

    Most of the time, when you want to see an artist, you buy a ticket, drink a few beers, wait for an hour or so, see a performance (sometimes mediocre, sometimes stellar). Other times, you find out that waiting for the artist to go on for four hours is way more entertaining than actually watching the ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010


    Detroit Bar

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    February 19, 2010

    Ticketmaster Is Evil, The Wu-Massacre, Vampire Weekend Vid, Allman Brothers Box

    Ticketmaster "sold concert tickets that it didn't have in hand, the Federal Trade Commission says," reports Los Angeles Times. There's a special place in hell that not even Dante could fathom for Irving Azoff, the goat fucker responsible for everything from the Eagles to New Kids on the Block to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'New' Jimi Hendrix Album, Thom Yorke, Wu-Tang Clan, Pavement

    "New" Jimi Hendrix album, Valleys of Neptune, featuring choice, previously unreleased material (officially anyway), due out March 9 via Sony Legacy. Click to hear leaked version of title track. And another one with vocals. Album also includes only studio version of "Hear My Train A Comin'" (see cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Only Built for Cuban Linx Pt. II by Raekwon the Chef

    ​In most cases, waiting 14 years to release a sequel to a legendary album would be considered waiting, uh, too long. But in the case of Raekwon the Chef  (of the Wu-Tang Clan), the choice to wait almost decade and a half to serve us a follow up to his landmark album Only Built for Cuban Linx ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    TONIGHT: RAEKWON of Wu-Tang Clan at Detroit Bar

    ​As the legendary members of Wu-Tang make their trek one by one to the Detroit Bar stage, you have to wonder if  the club's owner, Jon Reiser, made some kind of pact with the devil to get such a great reputation among New York's finest emcee collective. Already the club has hosted GZA (twice) ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    Incoming: Raekown, As Tall as Lions Coming to Detroit Bar

    The Wu-Tang invasion of Detroit Bar continues. Following GZA's show in March, fellow Wu-Tang member Raekwon will hit the westside Costa Mesa venue on August 7, a mere month before the release of his much anticipated Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, quite clearly the sequel to 1995's Only Built 4 Cuban Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    'nother Wu Member Coming to Detroit

    Somehow Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar has become the local spot for any of the 37 dudes in the Wu-Tang Clan to perform solo. Next on the list (after two recent shows by the GZA) is Cappadonna, who might be a member of a contributor, depending on how you define those things. All I know is, he's more of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Club Pick: GZA at Detroit Bar TONIGHT!!!

    There are some things that are hard to imagine. It's the kind of stunning news that you usually have to hear a couple of times before you actually believe it. When a flyer for a live performance by the GZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan appeared on the Detroit Bar website, you probably thought it had ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 19, 2009

    On-Sale Tomorrow: Stung Out, GZA at Detroit Bar

    Couple shows coming to Detroit Bar in the near future with tickets going on sale tomorrow: veteran soCal punks Strung Out are playing on April 3, with support from Year Long Disaster. They played Chain Reaction back in November; Doug Wallen wrote about them for us in advance of that gig. $15, on sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    To Do Tonight 8/28

    Boogie Nights, 9 p.m. Do it. Que Sera 1923 E. Seventh St. Long Beach, CA 562-599-6170 Killah Priest (Wu Tang) CD Relaease hosted by Shavo (System of a Down), 8 p.m. Killa Beats The Rhythm Lounge 245 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 562-435-4288 Wine Tasting, 5:30 p.m. Tasteful boozin' Bayside Restaurant 9 ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    January 14, 2008

    RZA Off Wu-Tang Clan Tour

    Jason Handelsman reports on our sister paper Miami New Times' blog that Wu-Tang Clan mastermind/producer extraordinaire the RZA has left the tour. This is akin to Eye leaving the Boredoms or Keith Richards bailing on the Rolling Stones. It can't bode well for future dates on this current tour. As ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Career Killah

    Is Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface as Dumb as He Sometimes Acts?

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Wu-Tang Clan Sample Beatles (Legally!), Set Tour Dates

    Pitchfork reports that Staten Island hip-hop superheroes Wu-Tang Clan have become the first group to clear a Beatles sample legitimately. The George Harrison-authored “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” will appear in “Gently Weeps,” off the Wu's forthcoming album The 8 Diagrams (now pushed from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Rock the Bells Fest Venue Change

    The talent-heavy hip-hop festival Rock the Bells (which we previewed here) will now take place at Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen Saturday, Aug. 11. Performers include Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and MF Doom. All tickets for the originally scheduled National Orange Show Events Center will be hono ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Snap to It

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Comeback kids, rhymin Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

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    October 12, 2006
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    March 23, 2006

    Shaolin Ironmen

    Ghostface Killah

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    November 24, 2005

    Dead Hot Crazy

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    March 7, 2002


    $till down with the Wu-Tang?

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    May 4, 2000

    Hip! Hop! Shop!

    Black Guys Imitating White Guys Imitating Black Guys: The strange end of the hip-hop revolution

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    February 24, 2000

    It's a Wu-Tang After All

    What's your Wu-Tang tag?

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